The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

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"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times

The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.

This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.


About Susan Wise Bauer

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Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series for elementary students, author of The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World, The History of the Medieval World, The History of the Renaissance World and the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. She is a faculty member in English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she teaches writing and literature.
Published April 14, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 864 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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For example, likely not all creationists think killing native Americans (Trail of Tears) and the African-American saga of slavery are justified because of their evangelistic side-effects (even typing that sentence made me throw up in my mouth a little).

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It just didn’t appeal to me–what I read seemed mostly about her love life (or lack thereof), and honestly, I’m just not that into reading about others’ romantic escapades.

Nov 30 2009 | Read Full Review of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guid...

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