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Margaret Douglass

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  1. Great resource, thanks! I'm considering doing something similar with the traditional Anglican catechism. The unfamiliarity was my concern. As I'm catching up on my own classical ed just a step ahead of my son, I'm not sure I'm in a good position to create a catechism for everything from scratch. But I may try ine for next year when we go back to the Ancients on the critical history, writers, and philosophers/philosophies.
  2. Have any homeschoolers out there done a catechism for a homeschool year? I'd be interested to see what folks have come up with. Thanks!
  3. I'm afraid I'm rather like you, Shannon - in a home setting, I've found the pages/activities for each subject per child quite effective. The only time I deviate is when I travel and my husband has taken over - then my plans probably look more like standard school plans. As I'm down to one secondary student, I just need to make sure I'm planning things that harmonize for him. But I can imagine that with multiple children, planning group liturgies might be a good place to start.
  4. I agree that planning is essential, though it may look a bit different for the homeschool instructor than the classroom teacher. Failing to plan is planning to fail! If we don't have solid plans going forward, it's easy to get off track. That being said, we must remember that we own the planning tools- they don't own us. Especially in the home setting, but even in the classroom refusal to deviate from plan at times can add up to wasted learning opportunities. More importantly, it's often the unexpected moments that cultivate loves and virtues. And if the plan nook is what we cling to, instead of the learning opportunities, then students will grow to be planners, not explorers.
  5. My attempt at a definition: Classical education is the promoting of a lifetime love of learning using the ancient trivium and medieval quadrivium, focusing on texts of enduring excellence and the traditions of liberal learning. (Of course, speaking of the trivium & quadrivium in an elevator might get some interesting reactions....)
  6. Thank-you! I feel very blessed to have fund these courses and this forum, and pray for their continued good works!
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