Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to begin with this crazy idea you have about homeschooling your family? Anxious about what curriculum to pick for English, or Science, or (gulp!) Latin?
The Well-Trained Mind is the perfect book for those just starting out with homeschooling, those who have a few years of experience, or those who have been educating their families for a long time and just need to read some recommendations for working with older students. Hundreds of thousands of moms and dads have found The Well-Trained Mind to be the perfect guide as they explore the classical model of education, and as they try to teach their families.
The Well-Trained Mind offers a step-by-step, grade-by-grade, subject-by-subject guide to the classical pattern of education called the trivium, replete with recommended book lists and resource guides. This educational bestseller has dominated its field for the last decade, sparking a homeschooling movement that has only continued to grow. It will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school.
Two veteran home educators outline the classical pattern of education—the trivium—which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind. With this model, you will 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.
Revised and updated, the third edition of The Well-Trained Mind includes detailed book lists with complete ordering information; up-to-date listings of resources, publications, and Internet links; and useful contact information.
Homeschooling Today commented, “Outstanding! ... Should be on every home educator's reference bookshelf.” The Old Schoolhouse Magazine said, "Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer have in many ways jump-started classical education within the homeschooling movement. If your goal or destination is a thorough, rich education — one without ‘holes’ — then hop on this train. This is the most comprehensive, current, and insightful guide to the classical method that I’ve ever seen. Whether you are just beginning your journey or a veteran classical educator, this book is key. A must for every homeschool reference library.”
For a brief introduction to the philosophy of The Well-Trained Mind, try Susan's audio lecture The Joy of Classical Education.