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Teaching the Classics Worldview Booklist

Teaching the Classics teaches parents how to guide their children in the ability to understand literature; Teaching the Classics: Worldview Supplement goes further by showing families how to compare that literature to the Christian worldview. Adam Andrews provides the tools for analysis in a DVD seminar along with a teacher syllabus, engaging real audience members in discussions of classic stories to demonstrate his techniques.

Techniques, it may be said, which are quite old. Andrews employs the Socratic method, asking leading questions and providing some commentary to guide students' thinking rather than simply offering facts or pre-packaged ideas for them to memorize and regurgitate. The approach originated with the Greek philosopher Socrates, and forms the basis of true Classical education.

While there are products available to turn Andrews' two main programs into a curriculum of sorts, the benefits of Teaching the Classics: Worldview Supplement extend far beyond those of a mere school subject. Kids are expected to compare everything they read to the Bible and Christian thought, turning reading into much more than a rainy-day activity or source of entertainment.

Because Andrews follows the Classical model, he describes Teaching the Classics: Worldview Supplement as part of the Rhetoric Stage, and therefore oriented for older students. Elementary and middle school kids should learn the principles of finding the meaning in a text, while older kids are more prepared to evaluate it from a particular perspective.

The books listed below are those included at the back of the Teaching the Classics: Worldview Supplement teacher syllabus. All of them are for older and more mature readers, and are arranged by time period (for instance, Ivanhoe is included in the Romantic Literature section). Instead of describing theworks themselves, Andrews provides overviews of five main historical periods, with lists of works by key authors from each era.

Like the booklist in Teaching the Classics, this one isn't intended to be required reading, but a starting place for families wanting to explore the world's great literature. Space is provided to compile your own list of books and authors; because this is a tool rather than a curriculum, users enjoy a high degree of latitude. This is one of our favorite products, and we highly recommend these books and guide.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
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Adam Bede
Signet Classics
by George Eliot
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$6.95
Adam Bede
Everyman's Library
by George Eliot
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$19.20
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Illustrated Junior Library
by Mark Twain
from Grosset & Dunlap
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
$18.99 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Puffin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Puffin Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
$5.99
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sterling Classics
by Mark Twain & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$14.95
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Puffin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
$5.99
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Dover Thrift Editions
by Mark Twain
from Dover Publications
for 6th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$5.00
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Puffin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
$3.00 (3 in stock)
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Sterling Classics
by Mark Twain & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$9.95
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Puffin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$9.00
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$14.00 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Dover Thrift Editions
by Benjamin Franklin
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$4.00
Barnaby Rudge
Everyman's Library
by Charles Dickens
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$25.00
Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings
Signet Classics
by Benjamin Franklin
Reprint from Signet Classics
Autobiography for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: CLT-18C)
$4.95
Beowulf
by Anonymous (translation by Frederick Rebsamen)
from HarperCollins
Medieval Poetic Epic for 8th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Beowulf
by Anonymous (translation by Seamus Heaney)
from W. W. Norton and Co.
Medieval Poetic Epic for 8th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
$14.95 $9.50 (1 in stock)
Beowulf
by Anonymous, Frederick Rebsamen (Translator)
from HarperCollins
Medieval Poetic Epic for 8th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Beowulf
by Anonymous (translation by Seamus Heaney)
from W. W. Norton and Co.
Medieval Poetic Epic for 9th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
$24.95
Billy Budd
Signet Classics
by Herman Melville
from Signet Classics
Realistic Nautical Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$4.95
Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories
by Herman Melville
from Bantam Books
Realistic Nautical Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$4.95
Call of the Wild
Whole Story Series
by Jack London
from Viking Press
Action/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$13.00 (1 in stock)
Call of the Wild
Puffin Classics
by Jack London
from Puffin Books
Action/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$5.99
Call of the Wild
Dover Thrift Editions
by Jack London
from Dover Publications
Action/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$3.00
Call of the Wild & White Fang
Sterling Classics
by Jack London & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Action/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$9.95
Canterbury Tales
Penguin Classics
by Geoffrey Chaucer (edited by Nevill Coghill)
from Penguin Classics
Medieval Poetry for 8th-12th grade
in Medieval Literature (Location: CLT-MED)
$11.00
Captains Courageous
Signet Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Signet Classics
Nautical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$3.95
Christmas Carol
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Charles Dickens
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$13.50
Christmas Carol
Dover Thrift Editions
by Charles Dickens
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$2.50 $1.50 (2 in stock)
Christmas Carol
Puffin Classics
by Charles Dickens
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$5.99
Christmas Carol
Sterling Classics
by Charles Dickens & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$9.95
Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt
Unabridged from Simon and Schuster
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Dover Thrift Editions
by Henry David Thoreau
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$3.00
Common Sense
Dover Thrift Editions
by Thomas Paine
from Dover Publications
Political Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: CLT-18C)
$3.00
Complete English Poems of George Herbert
Penguin Classics
by George Herbert
from Penguin Classics
Lyrical Poetry for 11th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: CLT-17C)
$20.00
Complete English Poems of John Donne
Penguin Classics
by John Donne
from Penguin Classics
Lyrical Poetry for 9th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: APO-05A)
$16.00
Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats
by John Keats
from Modern Library
for 11th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: APO-05A)
$16.00
Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
from Penguin Classics
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: APO-05A)
$18.00
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Penguin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Penguin Classics
Social Satire/Comedy for 8th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$10.00
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Signet Classics
by Mark Twain
from Signet Classics
Social Satire/Humor for 8th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$4.95
David Copperfield
Everyman's Library
by Charles Dickens
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$23.00
David Copperfield
Signet Classics
by Charles Dickens
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$6.95
David Copperfield
Signet Classics
by Charles Dickens
from Dover Publications
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$5.00
Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Willa Cather
from Vintage Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$13.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Deerslayer
Leatherstocking Tales #1
by James Fenimore Cooper
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$6.95
Dombey & Son
Everyman's Library
by Charles Dickens
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$22.00
Emma
Penguin Classics
by Jane Austen
from Penguin Putnam
Romantic Realistic Fiction for 8th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$9.00
Emma
Everyman's Library
by Jane Austen
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Romantic Realistic Fiction for 8th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$18.00 $13.00 (1 in stock)
Emma
by Jane Austen
from Oxford University
Romantic Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$7.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Essay Concerning Human Understanding
by John Locke
from Penguin Putnam
Political Philosophy for 11th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: CLT-17C)
$17.00
Faerie Queene
Penguin Classics
by Edmund Spenser
from Penguin Putnam
Allegory/Epic Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: CLT-REN)
$20.00
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