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TitleThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)
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Table of Contents
                            Acknowledgments for the First Edition
Acknowledgments for the Revised Edition
Acknowledgments for the Third Edition
What The Well-Trained Mind Does: An Overview
Practical Considerations: Using The Well-Trained Mind without Losing Your Own
Supplementing Your Child’s Education: The Well-Trained Mind and Full-Time School
PROLOGUE: THE STORY OF A CLASSICAL HOME EDUCATION
	1. Uncharted Territory: Jessie
	2. A Personal Look at Classical Education: Susan
PART I. THE GRAMMAR STAGE: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FOURTH GRADE
	3. The Parrot Years
	Now or Never
	How to Teach the Poll-Parrot Stage
	Priorities
	4. Unlocking the Doors: The Preschool Years
	Preschool: Birth to Three
	Kindergarten Years: Four and Five
	R ESOURCES
	5. Words, Words, Words: Spelling, Grammar, Reading, and Writing
	How to Do It
	General Instructions for Grades 1 through 4
	Overview of Language Work
	R ESOURCES
	6. The Joy of Numbers: Math
	The Way Children Think
	Math Tables: A Defense
	How to Do It
	Choosing Programs
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	7. Seventy Centuries in Four Years: History and Geography
	Seventy Centuries in Four Years
	What If You’re Starting in the Middle?
	How to Do It
	R ESOURCES
	8. Making Sense of the World: Science
	Priorities
	Textbooks
	How to Do It
	R ESOURCES
	9. Dead Languages for Live Kids: Latin (and Other Languages Still Living)
	Why Latin?
	How Does Latin Work?
	How to Do It
	Schedules
	What about Other Languages?
	R ESOURCES
	10. Electronic Teachers: Using Computers and Videos
	11. Matters of Faith: Religion
	R ESOURCES
	12. Finer Things: Art and Music
	Art
	Music
	R ESOURCES
	Part I: Epilogue
	The Grammar Stage at a Glance
	Notebook Summary, Grades 1 through 4
	Whole Language and Phonics: Whole to Parts versus Parts to Whole
PART II. THE LOGIC STAGE: FIFTH GRADE THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE
	13. The Argumentative Child
	Building on the Foundation
	Logic and the Trivium
	Logic in the Curriculum
	How to Teach the Logic Stage
	Priorities
	14. Snow White Was Irrational: Logic for the Intuitive
	How to Do It
	For the Logically Challenged
	R ESOURCES
	15. The Language of Reason: Math
	How to Do It: Fifth and Sixth Grades
	The Shift to Upper-Level Math
	R ESOURCES
	16. Why 1492? History and Geography
	Organizing the Material
	Starting in the Middle (or with More than One)
	How to Do It
	R ESOURCES
	17. Thinking Straight: Spelling, Grammar, Reading, and Writing
	How to Do It
	Spelling and Word Study
	Grammar
	Reading
	Writing
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	18. Making Deductions: Science
	Your Goals
	Texts
	Schedule
	The Notebook
	How to Do It
	R ESOURCES
	19. Looking into Other Worlds: Latin and Languages
	Teaching Options
	Which Languages?
	Which Texts?
	When Do I Do It?
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	20. Away with Abusive Fallacies! Religion
	R ESOURCES
	21. The History of Creativity: Art and Music
	Art
	Music
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	22. Magic Boxes: Using Computers and Videos
	Software
	The Internet
	DVDs
	R ESOURCES
	23. Moving toward Independence: Logic for Life
	Part II: Epilogue
	The Logic Stage at a Glance
PART III. THE RHETORIC STAGE: NINTH GRADE THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE
	24. Speaking Your Mind: The Rhetoric Stage
	A General Guide to the Rhetoric Stage
	The Study of Rhetoric
	How to Do It
	Debate
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	25. Skill with Words: Grammar and Writing
	How to Do It
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	26. Great Books: History and Reading
	How to Do It
	How to Talk about the Great Books
	Writing Projects
	What about American Government?
	Starting in the Middle
	University Sources for Great-Books Curricula
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	27. Comfort with Numbers: Math
	Possible Sequences
	Outside Help
	Advanced Placement
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	28. Principles and Laws: Science
	An Overview of Rhetoric-Stage Science
	How to Do It
	Outside Help
	Sample Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	29. Learning Other Worlds: Foreign Languages
	Which Languages?
	Texts and Courses
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	30. Mastering the Magic Box: Computer Skills
	Generally Speaking
	Practically Speaking
	Schedule
	R ESOURCES
	31. Apologizing for Faith: Religion
	R ESOURCES
	32. Appreciating the Arts: Art and Music
	Art
	Music
	Schedules
	R ESOURCES
	33. The Specialist
	General Guidelines
	Flexibility
	Specific Guidelines
	Evaluation
	Schedule
	R ESOURCE
	34. Some People Hate Homer
	Part III: Epilogue
	The Rhetoric Stage at a Glance
PART IV. COMING HOME: HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD AT HOME
	35. The Kitchen-Table School: Why Home-Educate?
	Why Should You Home-School?
	Encouragement for Parents
	First Steps
	Taking Your Child Out of School
	Learning Challenges
	The Realities of Home Schooling
	A Personal Word from Jessie
	R ESOURCES
	36. The Confident Child: Socialization
	R ESOURCES
	37. The Character Issue: Parents as Teachers
	R ESOURCES
	38. And Just When Do I Do All This? Schedules for Home Schoolers
	How Much Time Does It Take?
	Yearly Planning
	Weekly Planning
	Daily Planning
	Jessie’s Method of Organizing: A Personal Account
	Good Use of Time
	Home Schooling with Babies and Toddlers
	Schedules for Home Schoolers
	R ESOURCES
	39. Paper Proof: Grades and Record Keeping
	Notification
	Elementary School and Middle School: Portfolios
	High School: Transcripts
	Diploma
	R ESOURCES
	40. The Yardstick: Standardized Testing
	Yearly Testing
	AP and CLEP Exams
	PSAT, SAT, and ACT
	R ESOURCES
	41. Where’s the Team? Athletics at Home
	R ESOURCES
	42. The Local School: Dealing with Your School System
	R ESOURCE
	43. Yelling for Help: Tutors, Online Resources, Correspondence Schools, Cooperative Classes, and Colleges and Universities
	Tutors
	Online Resources
	Correspondence Schools
	Cooperative Classes
	Community Colleges and Local Universities
	R ESOURCES
	44. Going to College: Applications for Home Schoolers
	Planning for College
	Choosing a College
	The Application Process
	The Portfolio
	One Successful Application
	Transcript Help
	A Word about Early Admissions
	R ESOURCES
	45. Working: Apprenticeships and Other Jobs
	R ESOURCES
	46. More Stuff: The Annotated Catalog List
	General
	Elementary Grades
	History
	Classics, Latin, Logic
	Shakespeare
	Language: Reading, Writing, Grammar, and So Forth
	Science
	Mathematics
	Used-Curricula and-Book Vendors
	47. The Final Word: Starting in the Middle
APPENDICES
	1. Taking an Oral History
	2. Home-Education Organizations
	3. National Science Competitions
	4. Sources
	5. Previous Recommendations
	Selected Bibliography
                        

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