Literature: OLD WESTERN CULTURE
Ages 12+ (designed for 9-12th grade)
OLD WESTERN CULTURE is a literature curriculum covering the Great Books of Western Civilization. It is a CLASSICAL EDUCATION, based on the great books of western civilization. It is a CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, which sees the history and literature of the West through the eyes of the Bible and historic Christianity. It is an INTEGRATED HUMANITIES CURRICULUM, bringing together literature, history, philosophy, doctrine, geography, and art. And it is a HOMESCHOOL oriented curriculum, made by homeschoolers with the needs of homeschooled in mind, including flexibility, affordability, and ease-of-use.
Poetry – Ages 10+ (designed for 6-9th grade)
Grammar of Poetry
The Grammar of Poetry is a video course and textbook that teaches the mechanics of poetry by using the classical approach of imitation. It is designed for the 6-9th grade level, but is also appropriate for older children and adults seeking to achieve a better knowledge of how poetry works. Its goal is to teach your child to analyze not only poetry, but words and language in general. Just as an English course would teach a student the different parts of speech, so also the Grammar of Poetry teaches a student the building blocks of poetry, enabling the student to effectively engage in the language of poetry, in literature, and in non-literal language.Select options
Logic – Ages 12+ (designed for 7-10th grade)
Logic is the art of reasoning well. In this classic logic curriculum, James Nance and Douglas Wilson lay the proper foundation for reasoning from the truth of God, then train students in the crucial skills of defining terms, determining the truth of statements, discerning and constructing valid arguments, identifying informal fallacies, and more. By providing students with fundamental standards for rational thought, logic helps them excel in every subject they study.Select options
Logic is the art of thinking in a straight line, of analyzing arguments and constructing proofs. In this modern logic curriculum, James Nance teaches the powerful tools of truth tables and truth trees to deconstruct propositional statements to determine validity, consistency, equivalence and more, then teaches how to derive conclusions from premises using the rules of formal proof. Building on this foundation, students then apply these tools to actual chains of reasoning, providing insights into a variety of subjects, from arguments in the Bible up to modern digital electronics.Select options
Rhetoric – Ages 15+ (designed for 10-12th grade)
Fitting Words | Classical Rhetoric for the Christian Student
Forthcoming! Slated release, Late Summer 2016.
Live Class available for 2016-2017 school year. Click HERE for info.
To teach, to move and to delight
based on truth, goodness and beauty.
FITTING WORDS instructs students in the art of classical Rhetoric, providing them with tools of communication that will equip them for life. Intended for high school students and above, Fitting Words is a complete curriculum covering a year of instruction. In this course, students will learn the theory of using words well, study the greatest speeches of all time, and practice the skills of effective oratory.
What is Rhetoric and why do we need it? The short answer is that God created us as people of words, and He wants us to use them in a fitting way. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Rhetoric is the art of using words well, and is measured by our ability to teach men the truth, to move men to goodness, and to delight men with verbal beauty. Effective speaking and writing is informative, powerful, and elegant.
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Latin – Ages 12+ (designed for 6-12th grade)
Visual Latin 1 & 2
Visual Latin lessons pair three videos with worksheets and online flashcards to guide students from grammar concepts, to practice sentences, to reading in Latin. Kids everywhere love it! Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic: let yours be next.Select options
Dwane Thomas of Visual Latin fame stars in a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English words. Utilizing a new approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student’s grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and standardized tests.Add to cart
Dave Raymond’s History – ages 12+ (designed for 7-12th grade)
Dave Raymond’s US History
History is best understood through the dual lenses of dramatic story and godly wisdom. Veteran history teacher Dave Raymond gives a comprehensive history of the United States by applying a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious beliefs of the nation. It is an engaging class for Middle School and High School students.Select options
Economics – ages 12+ (designed for 6th grade through adult)
Economics for Everybody
An insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. It’s funny, clever, profound and instructive all in one place. If you’re confused about teaching economics, or are just looking for a great homeschool economics curriculum, this is the place to begin. RC Sproul, Jr.'s consummate teaching is illustrated with hundreds of fun and interesting clips from old movies, cartoons, and instructional videos. The goal of this series is to make learning economics interesting and enjoyable.Select options
Music – all ages.
Recovering Music in Christian Education
Why are our children growing up musically illiterate? Many schools have a music program yet basic musical ability is missing from the younger generations. How should we reform our thinking on this subject and start a larger conversation in our churches and schools? This lively discussion with Douglas Wilson, David Erb, and Jarrod Richey is for teachers, board members, parents and those who are interested in seeing a revival of formal music education in Christian and classical Christian schools. It is meant to be a catalyst for renewed training of singers and musicians from childhood. Singing children will one day be singing adults who will then sing like their Creator, spreading the joyful culture of Christ.Select options