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Anyone read this? Someone from a potential support group mentioned this and I don't know much about it-though I saw the book before I never checked it out. What are your thoughts on classical education? AND CE at home?
 

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I have this book. Although I doubt I will following it exactly, it has GREAT resources for curriculum, etc. We are just getting started with homeschooling (my oldest is still only 4) but I did take the suggestions for the science activity books for pre-K and K (Mudpies to Magnets and Everybody Has a Body).<br><br>
This book is a great starting point for getting ideas and figuring out your plans, IMO.
 

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We follow a classical education model and the Well Trained Mind, albeit loosely. I like the book, I like the resource lists and I like the curricula reviews. But, as with any such guide, you need to take what you can use from it and dispense with the rest.<br><br>
Do a search on the forum for WTM. You should come up with lots of previous discussions, some more - ahem - "lively" than others.
 

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I like it for the resource guides. I tried to use it as the author intended, but it turns out that classical education is something I would have liked as a kid, but dd not so much.
 

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I think that it is an interesting book, but I think that the author is very elitist and I think that the overall tone of the book is that knowing a lot just for the sake of knowing it is more important/better than other ways of being educated. Also, being a mom of several kids from Ethiopia, I find the entire idea of CE sorely lacking in a global perspective.<br><br>
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I have used it, but with a grain of salt. I like it as a reference book to find different curriculums and I value her reviews on it. Some of the other stuff I just skip.
 

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We use it as an outline to base our curriculum on.
 

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Ditto and I do agree with most of what she says in the book even though a lot of the moms here think its harsh but there's a lot of unschoolers here so I take there opinion with a very large grain of salt<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I haven't read any of her parenting advice which seems to cause the most trouble but I do like what I read in the book and so far I'm liking her curriculum suggestions for 1st grade.
 

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i just got the book about a week ago and from what I have read I really like I think this book will make me a better home teacher I like the referances and the way it is laid out
 

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Ditto. I love the sequential, logical lay out of the classical model.
 

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I have question about this book - I don't know if I should bury it in this thread or not . . . Does anyone have an opinion re: the original edition vs. the updated edition? I have heard that the resource lists in the original are more valuable, but I haven't had a chance to look myself yet. I'm wondering if I should bother. TIA
 
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