This neat site, put together by Laura Lund, offers free literature guides following the reading suggestions outlined in classical education books such as The Well-Trained Mind. It is a secular, multi-level, four-year history cycle, open-and-go, easy to use, 36-week program.
Here’s what Laura shares about developing this huge resource site:
“I was inspired when I read The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. The classical model of education, with its heavy focus on literature and language, is is exactly the sort of education I want my children to have.
“In our homeschooling journey we’ve used an assortment of programs in my search for the “perfect” one. While there were great things about each of the options we tried, there was always something I had to tweak. I’m tired of tweaking and editing on the fly! I’m tired of programs that require prep work! I’m tired of the lack of a classical, secular literature program! With five children, I need time savers! My favorite programs are pretty much open-and-go. The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer and its accompanying activity guides are what I had in mind when I wrote Classical House of Learning Literature.
“I’m also a fan of simplicity. While big projects can be fun, it’s overwhelming to have too many–particularly if such projects require extensive preparation, unusual supplies, and a big mess. The activities included in my programs are purposely simple in design, with the expectation that you will pick and choose the options that appeal to you and your children. Likewise, when I chose the reading selections including in my literature program, I focused on using well-known and respected pieces of classic literature.”
Click here to go to the site