The Well trained Mind

The Well trained Mind
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780393059274
ISBN 13: 0393059278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well trained Mind Book Review:

Offers step-by-step instruction on how to enable an academically rigorous, comprehensive education for children from preschool through high school, outlining a classical educational model while providing book lists, ordering information, and Internet links.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

The Well Educated Mind  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-08-17
ISBN 10: 9780393070972
ISBN 13: 0393070972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Book Review:

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

The Story of Western Science From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

The Story of Western Science  From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN 10: 0393243273
ISBN 13: 9780393243277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Western Science From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory Book Review:

A riveting road map to the development of modern scientific thought. In the tradition of her perennial bestseller The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer delivers an accessible, entertaining, and illuminating springboard into the scientific education you never had. Far too often, public discussion of science is carried out by journalists, voters, and politicians who have received their science secondhand. The Story of Western Science shows us the joy and importance of reading groundbreaking science writing for ourselves and guides us back to the masterpieces that have changed the way we think about our world, our cosmos, and ourselves. Able to be referenced individually, or read together as the narrative of Western scientific development, the book's twenty-eight succinct chapters lead readers from the first science texts by Hippocrates, Plato, and Aristotle through twentieth-century classics in biology, physics, and cosmology. The Story of Western Science illuminates everything from mankind's earliest inquiries to the butterfly effect, from the birth of the scientific method to the rise of earth science and the flowering of modern biology. Each chapter recommends one or more classic books and provides entertaining accounts of crucial contributions to science, vivid sketches of the scientist-writers, and clear explanations of the mechanics underlying each concept. The Story of Western Science reveals science to be a dramatic undertaking practiced by some of history's most memorable characters. It reminds us that scientific inquiry is a human pursuit—an essential, often deeply personal, sometimes flawed, frequently brilliant way of understanding the world. The Story of Western Science is an "entertaining and unique synthesis" (Times Higher Education), a "fluidly written" narrative that "celebrates the inexorable force of human curiosity" (Wall Street Journal), and a "bright, informative resource for readers seeking to understand science through the eyes of the men and women who shaped its history" (Kirkus). Previously published as The Story of Science.

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance Second Revised Edition Vol 2 Story of the World

The Story of the World  History for the Classical Child  The Middle Ages  From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance  Second Revised Edition   Vol  2   Story of the World
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-04-16
ISBN 10: 1942968019
ISBN 13: 9781942968016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance Second Revised Edition Vol 2 Story of the World Book Review:

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audio ebook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6.

The Grammar Guidebook A Complete Reference Tool for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

The Grammar Guidebook  A Complete Reference Tool for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works  Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1945841583
ISBN 13: 9781945841583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grammar Guidebook A Complete Reference Tool for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Grammar for the Well Trained Mind Book Review:

On its own or as a supplement to the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this complete compendium of grammar rules and examples will become an indispensable guide to writing—throughout high school, into college, and beyond. With a new name, but the same, thorough, clearly-outlined rules of English Grammar, The Grammar Guidebook is the second edition to The Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. Originally designed to accompany the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this Grammar Guidebook stands on its own, assembling into one handy reference work all of the principles that govern the English language—from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Each rule is illustrated with examples drawn from great literature, along with classic and contemporary works of science, history, and mathematics. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative program that combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Student Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind. There are four Student Workbooks, one for each year. Each Student Workbook contains the same rules and examples—but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Student Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in The Grammar Guidebook. Use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind to teach English grammar thoroughly, effectively, and with confidence—no matter what your background or experience!

The Well Trained Mind

The Well Trained Mind
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780393253627
ISBN 13: 0393253627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Trained Mind Book Review:

Two veteran home educators outline the classical pattern of education--the trivium--which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage."

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind
Author: Jessie Wise
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1933339446
ISBN 13: 9781933339443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind Book Review:

Offers scripted lessons for first grade teachers to help young students' develop language ability using narration, copywork, and other classical techniques.

The History of the Ancient World From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The History of the Ancient World  From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2007-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780393070897
ISBN 13: 0393070891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Ancient World From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome Book Review:

A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

The Well Educated Mind

The Well Educated Mind
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 9780393080964
ISBN 13: 039308096X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Educated Mind Book Review:

Are there classic books you know you should read but haven't because they seem overwhelming?Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote. Newly updated and expanded to include essential readings in science (from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking), The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of six genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each kind of literature. The annotated lists in each chapter provide the crucial information necessary to read the world's great texts and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.Learn how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis, how to master a difficult argument, how to keep a reading journal, how to make personal judgments about what you read, and how to understand literary techniques in a way that makes every book come alive.

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education

Rethinking School  How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 0393285979
ISBN 13: 9780393285970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education Book Review:

“If you read only one book on educating children, this should be the book.… With a warm, informative voice, Bauer gives you the knowledge that will help you flex the educational model to meet the needs of your child.” —San Francisco Book Review Our K–12 school system isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels on differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged. This informed, compassionate, and practical guidebook will show you how to take control of your child’s K–12 experience and negotiate the school system in a way that nurtures your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit. Understand why we have twelve grades, and why we match them to ages. Evaluate your child’s maturity, and determine how to use that knowledge to your advantage. Find out what subject areas we study in school, why they exist—and how to tinker with them. Discover what learning disabilities and intellectual giftedness are, how they can overlap, how to recognize them, and how those labels can help (or hinder) you. Work effectively with your child’s teachers, tutors, and coaches. Learn to teach important subjects yourself. Challenge accepted ideas about homework and standardized testing. Help your child develop a vision for the future. Reclaim your families’ priorities (including time for eating together, playing, imagining, traveling, and, yes, sleeping!). Plan for college—or apprenticeships. Consider out-of-the-box alternatives.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Third Edition
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2009-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780393070903
ISBN 13: 0393070905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition Book Review:

"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.

Writing With Skill Level 1 Student Workbook

Writing With Skill  Level 1  Student Workbook
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN 10: 1942968221
ISBN 13: 9781942968221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing With Skill Level 1 Student Workbook Book Review:

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: • One- and two-level outlining • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry • Researching and documenting source material • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction • All source material for assignments is provided—no other books are needed • This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student • Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

The Story of the World

The Story of the World
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jeff West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781933339016
ISBN 13: 1933339012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the World Book Review:

A guide to ancient times, discussing events, people, and practices around the world, from the first nomads to the fall of the Roman empire.

Writing with Ease

Writing with Ease
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 1933339292
ISBN 13: 9781933339290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing with Ease Book Review:

A new series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind. In Writing with Ease, Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. The workbooks provide lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, Level Two (second in a planned four-volume set) complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum.

The Call of the Wild and Free

The Call of the Wild and Free
Author: Ainsley Arment
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 006291653X
ISBN 13: 9780062916532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call of the Wild and Free Book Review:

Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education. Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy and awe—the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone—including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked in the pages of this book The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations.

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading
Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780972860314
ISBN 13: 0972860312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading Book Review:

An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 4 Student Workbook First Language Lessons

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 4 Student Workbook  First Language Lessons
Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2008-12-22
ISBN 10: 1942968361
ISBN 13: 9781942968368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 4 Student Workbook First Language Lessons Book Review:

A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy—for both parents and students. This workbook, accompanying the Level 4 Instructor Guide (available separately) in the First Language Lessons complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. This Level 4 Student Workbook provides complete worksheets for the student, making it possible for busy parents and teachers to spend more time teaching and less time preparing. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

The History of the Renaissance World From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

The History of the Renaissance World  From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
Author: S. Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 785
Release: 2013-09-23
ISBN 10: 0393059766
ISBN 13: 9780393059762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Renaissance World From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople Book Review:

Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with and —chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition.

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Audrey Anderson,Aaron Woodard,Patty Rebne
Publsiher: Grammar for the Well-Trained M
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781945841064
ISBN 13: 1945841060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind Book Review:

The Key, along with the accompanying Purple Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis--all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.There are four Workbooks, one for each year. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing.Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. This will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond.Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses.Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student.Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences.Regular review is built into each year of work.The Key accompanies the first of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

Blackboard

Blackboard
Author: Lewis Buzbee
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 155597094X
ISBN 13: 9781555970949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackboard Book Review:

A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his own biography into this overview, approaching his subject as a student, a father, and a teacher. In so doing, he offers a moving personal testament to how he, "an average student" in danger of flunking out of high school, became the first in his family to graduate from college. He credits his success to the well-funded California public school system and bemoans the terrible price that state is paying as a result of funding being cut from today's budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a precious window into the wider world, which we ignore at our peril. "Both anecdotal and eloquent, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is a tribute to those who crave the cozy confines of a bookshop, a place to be ‘alone among others' and savor a bountiful literary buffet." —Booklist (starred review)