Table of Contents for Well-Trained Mind : A Guide to Classical Education at Home


Acknowledgments for the First Edition xv
Acknowledgments for the Revised Edition xvii
What The Well-Trained Mind Does: An Overview xix
Practical Considerations: Using The Well-Trained Mind without Losing Your Own xxiii
Supplementing Your Child's Education: The Well-Trained Mind and Full-Time School xxv
PROLOGUE: THE STORY OF A CLASSICAL HOME EDUCATION
Uncharted Territory: Jessie
3(8)
A Personal Look at Classical Education: Susan
11(10)
PART I. THE GRAMMAR STAGE: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FOURTH GRADE
The Parrot Years
21(5)
Now or Never
23(1)
How to Teach the Poll-Parrot Stage
24(1)
Priorities
25(1)
Unlocking the Doors: The Preschool Years
26(24)
Preschool: Birth to Three
27(3)
Kindergarten Years: Four and Five
30(11)
Resources
41(9)
Words, Words, Words: Spelling, Grammar, Reading, and Writing
50(37)
How to Do It
51(1)
General Instructions for Grades 1 through 4
52(18)
Overview of Language Work
70(1)
Resources
71(16)
The Joy of Numbers: Math
87(17)
The Way Children Think
88(2)
Math Tables: A Defense
90(2)
How to Do It
92(4)
Choosing Programs
96(1)
Schedules
97(1)
Resources
98(6)
Seventy Centuries in Four Years: History and Geography
104(53)
Seventy Centuries in Four Years
106(2)
What If You're Starting in the Middle?
108(1)
How to Do It
109(10)
Resources
119(38)
Making Sense of the World: Science
157(33)
Priorities
158(1)
Textbooks
159(1)
How to Do It
159(16)
Resources
175(15)
Dead Languages for Live Kids: Latin (and Other Languages Still Living)
190(10)
Why Latin?
191(1)
How Does Latin Work?
192(2)
How to Do It
194(2)
Schedules
196(1)
What about Other Languages?
196(1)
Resources
197(3)
Electronic Teachers: Using Computers and Videos
200(4)
Matters of Faith: Religion
204(3)
Resources
206(1)
Finer Things: Art and Music
207(24)
Art
208(1)
Music
209(1)
Resources
210(8)
Part I: Epilogue
218(13)
The Grammar Stage at a Glance
218(4)
Notebook Summary, Grades 1 through 4
222(2)
Whole Language and Phonics: Whole to Parts versus Parts to Whole
224(7)
PART II. THE LOGIC STAGE: FIFTH GRADE THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE
The Argumentative Child
231(8)
Building on the Foundation
233(1)
Logic and the Trivium
234(1)
Logic in the Curriculum
235(1)
How to Teach the Logic Stage
236(1)
Priorities
237(2)
Snow White Was Irrational: Logic for the Intuitive
239(13)
How to Do It
241(1)
For the Logically Challenged
242(7)
Resources
249(3)
The Language of Reason: Math
252(16)
How to Do It: Fifth and Sixth Grades
254(3)
The Shift to Upper-Level Math
257(5)
Resources
262(6)
Why 1492? History and Geography
268(67)
Organizing the Material
268(8)
Starting in the Middle (or with More than One)
276(2)
How to Do It
278(23)
Resources
301(34)
Thinking Straight: Spelling, Grammar, Reading, and Writing
335(47)
How to Do It
336(1)
Spelling and Word Study
337(3)
Grammar
340(4)
Reading
344(15)
Writing
359(2)
Schedules
361(2)
Resources
363(19)
Making Deductions: Science
382(28)
Your Goals
383(1)
Texts
384(1)
Schedule
385(1)
The Notebook
385(3)
How to Do It
388(8)
Resources
396(14)
Looking into Other Worlds: Latin and Languages
410(12)
Teaching Options
411(1)
Which Languages?
412(1)
Which Texts?
412(3)
When Do I Do It?
415(1)
Schedules
416(2)
Resources
418(4)
Away with Abusive Fallacies! Religion
422(4)
Resources
424(2)
The History of Creativity: Art and Music
426(17)
Art
427(4)
Music
431(3)
Schedules
434(2)
Resources
436(7)
Magic Boxes: Using Computers and Videos
443(7)
Software
444(1)
The Internet
445(1)
Videos
446(1)
Resources
447(3)
Moving toward Independence: Logic for Life
450(11)
Part II: Epilogue
453(8)
The Logic Stage at a Glance
453(8)
PART III. THE RHETORIC STAGE: NINTH GRADE THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE
Speaking Your Mind: The Rhetoric Stage
461(12)
A General Guide to the Rhetoric Stage
462(1)
The Study of Rhetoric
463(1)
How to Do It
464(6)
Debate
470(1)
Schedules
470(1)
Resources
471(2)
Skill with Words: Grammar and Writing
473(11)
How to Do It
474(5)
Schedules
479(1)
Resources
479(5)
Great Books: History and Reading
484(37)
How to Do It
486(10)
How to Talk about the Great Books
496(1)
Writing Projects
497(5)
What about American Government?
502(1)
Starting in the Middle
503(1)
University Sources for Great-Books Curricula
504(4)
Schedules
508(1)
Resources
508(13)
Comfort with Numbers: Math
521(13)
Possible Sequences
523(4)
Outside Help
527(1)
Advanced Placement
528(1)
Schedules
528(1)
Resources
529(5)
Principles and Laws: Science
534(21)
An Overview of Rhetoric-Stage Science
535(1)
How to Do It
536(7)
Outside Help
543(1)
Sample Schedules
544(2)
Resources
546(9)
Learning Other Worlds: Foreign Languages
555(14)
Which Languages?
556(1)
Texts and Courses
557(4)
Schedules
561(3)
Resources
564(5)
Mastering the Magic Box: Computer Skills
569(7)
Generally Speaking
569(3)
Practically Speaking
572(1)
Schedule
573(1)
Resources
573(3)
Apologizing for Faith: Religion
576(3)
Resources
578(1)
Appreciating the Arts: Art and Music
579(11)
Art
580(3)
Music
583(1)
Schedules
584(1)
Resources
585(5)
The Specialist
590(10)
General Guidelines
591(3)
Flexibility
594(1)
Specific Guidelines
595(3)
Evaluation
598(1)
Schedule
599(1)
Resource
599(1)
Some People Hate Homer
600(11)
Part III: Epilogue
604(7)
The Rhetoric Stage at a Glance
604(7)
PART IV. COMING HOME: HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD AT HOME
The Kitchen-Table School: Why Home-Educate?
611(12)
Why Should You Home-School?
612(2)
Encouragement for Parents
614(2)
First Steps
616(2)
Taking Your Child Out of School
618(1)
The Realities of Home Schooling
618(1)
A Personal Word from Jessie
619(1)
Resources
620(3)
The Confident Child: Socialization
623(6)
Resources
628(1)
The Character Issue: Parents as Teachers
629(4)
Resources
632(1)
And Just When Do I Do All This? Schedules for Home Schoolers
633(15)
How Much Time Does It Take?
635(1)
Yearly Planning
636(2)
Weekly Planning
638(1)
Daily Planning
639(1)
Jessie's Method of Organizing: A Personal Account
640(1)
Good Use of Time
641(1)
Home Schooling with Babies and Toddlers
642(1)
Schedules for Home Schoolers
643(4)
Resources
647(1)
Paper Proof: Grades and Record Keeping
648(11)
Notification
649(1)
Elementary School and Middle School: Portfolios
649(1)
High School: Transcripts
650(7)
Diploma
657(1)
Resources
657(2)
The Yardstick: Standardized Testing
659(12)
Yearly Testing
660(3)
AP and Clep Exams
663(1)
PSAT, SAT, and ACT
664(2)
Resources
666(5)
Where's the Team? Athletics at Home
671(4)
Resources
673(2)
The Local School: Dealing with Your School System
675(4)
Resource
678(1)
Yelling for Help: Tutors, Online Resources, Correspondence Schools, Cooperative Classes, and Colleges and Universities
679(9)
Tutors
680(1)
Online Resources
681(2)
Correspondence Schools
683(1)
Cooperative Classes
683(1)
Community Colleges and Local Universities
684(1)
Resources
684(4)
Going to College: Applications for Home Schoolers
688(10)
Planning for College
689(2)
Choosing a College
691(1)
The Application Process
692(1)
The Portfolio
693(1)
One Successful Application
693(2)
Transcript Help
695(1)
A Word about Early Admissions
695(1)
Resources
696(2)
Working: Apprenticeships and Other Jobs
698(3)
Resources
700(1)
More Stuff: The Annotated Catalog List
701(7)
General
702(1)
Elementary Grades
702(1)
History
703(1)
Classics, Latin, Logic
703(1)
Shakespeare
703(1)
Language: Reading, Writing, Grammar, and So Forth
704(1)
Science
705(1)
Mathematics
706(1)
Used-Curricula and -Book Vendors
707(1)
The Final Word: Starting in the Middle
708(63)
APPENDICES
1. Taking an Oral History
713(3)
2. Home-Education Organizations
716(23)
3. National Science Competitions
739(6)
4. Sources
745(26)
Selected Bibliography 771(2)
Index 773