The Practical Trivium seminar by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn is the sequel to Teaching the Trivium: Introduction to the Trivium (which can be found here http://youtu.be/fFHoQRIovCQ). The video of Introduction to the Trivium has been available for many years but The Practical Trivium is just being made available now.
Some of the highlights of The Practical Trivium (and our other seminars) include:
–an emphasis on reading aloud to your children
–studying logic from ages ten through high school, rather than using it as a one or two year supplement
–ancient literature from a Christian perspective (is it really necessary to read Homer?)
–choices in language study, with an emphasis on Biblical Greek
–why informal math or grammar before age ten may be a better choice
–how to give your children the tools they need to teach themselves
–how to homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden
–a workable plan for every subject and for every age which avoids homeschool burnout (there is only so much time in the day)
–how to continue using other approaches to homeschooling within the framework of classical education
–homeschooling is not alternative education (homeschooling was here first)
–the family is at the heart of God’s plan for restoring Christian culture
These seminars were delivered in Austin, Texas in 2004.
The first part of this seminar (25 minutes) is directly streamable from the Trivium Pursuit website. Parts 2 and 3 are also available when you sign up for their newsletter. Do it! This seminar is Highly recommended!
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