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
Acknowledgments for the Third Edition xix
What The Well-Trained Mind Does: An Overview xxi
Practical Considerations: Using The Well-Trained Mind without Losing Your Own xxv
Supplementing Your Child's Education: The Well-Trained Mind and Full-Time School xxvii
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(2)
Resources
72(15)
The Joy of Numbers: Math
87(19)
The Way Children Think
88(2)
Math Tables: A Defense
90(2)
How to Do It
92(5)
Choosing Programs
97(1)
Schedules
98(1)
Resources
99(7)
Seventy Centuries in Four Years: History and Geography
106(51)
Seventy Centuries in Four Years
108(2)
What If You're Starting in the Middle?
110(1)
How to Do It
111(10)
Resources
121(36)
Making Sense of the World: Science
157(31)
Priorities
158(1)
Textbooks
159(1)
How to Do It
160(15)
Resources
175(13)
Dead Languages for Live Kids: Latin (and Other Languages Still Living)
188(10)
Why Latin?
189(1)
How Does Latin Work?
190(2)
How to Do It
192(2)
Schedules
194(1)
What about Other Languages?
194(1)
Resources
195(3)
Electronic Teachers: Using Computers and Videos
198(4)
Matters of Faith: Religion
202(3)
Resources
204(1)
Finer Things: Art and Music
205(24)
Art
206(1)
Music
207(1)
Resources
208(21)
Epilogue
215(1)
The Grammar Stage at a Glance
215(4)
Notebook Summary, Grades 1 through 4
219(2)
Whole Language and Phonics: Whole to Parts versus Parts to Whole
221(8)
PART II. THE LOGIC STAGE: FIFTH GRADE THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE
The Argumentative Child
229(8)
Building on the Foundation
231(1)
Logic and the Trivium
232(1)
Logic in the Curriculum
233(1)
How to Teach the Logic Stage
234(1)
Priorities
235(2)
Snow White Was Irrational: Logic for the Intutive
237(13)
How to Do It
239(1)
For the Logically Challenged
240(7)
Resources
247(3)
The Language of Reason: Math
250(18)
How to Do It: Fifth and Sixth Grades
252(4)
The Shift to Upper-Level Math
256(6)
Resources
262(6)
Why 1492? History and Geography
268(67)
Organizing the Material
268(9)
Starting in the Middle (or with More than One)
277(1)
How to Do It
278(24)
Resources
302(33)
Thinking Straight: Spelling, Grammar, Reading, and Writing
335(49)
How to Do It
336(1)
Spelling and Word Study
337(3)
Grammar
340(3)
Reading
343(16)
Writing
359(3)
Schedules
362(2)
Resources
364(20)
Making Deductions: Science
384(30)
Your Goals
385(1)
Texts
386(1)
Schedule
387(1)
The Notebook
387(3)
How to Do It
390(10)
Resources
400(14)
Looking into Other Worlds: Latin and Languages
414(12)
Teaching Options
415(1)
Which Languages?
416(1)
Which Texts?
416(3)
When Do I Do It?
419(1)
Schedules
420(2)
Resources
422(4)
Away with Abusive Fallacies! Religion
426(4)
Resources
428(2)
The History of Creativity: Art and Music
430(18)
Art
431(4)
Music
435(3)
Schedules
438(1)
Resources
439(9)
Magic Boxes: Using Computers and Videos
448(7)
Software
449(1)
The Internet
450(1)
DVDs
451(1)
Resources
452(3)
Moving toward Independence: Logic for Life
455(10)
Epilogue
458(1)
The Logic Stage at a Glance
458(7)
PART III. THE RHETORIC STAGE: NINTH GRADE THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE
Speaking Your Mind: The Rhetoric Stage
465(14)
A General Guide to the Rhetoric Stage
466(1)
The Study of Rhetoric
467(1)
How to Do It
468(7)
Debate
475(1)
Schedules
476(1)
Resources
476(3)
Skill with Words: Grammar and Writing
479(9)
How to Do It
480(4)
Schedules
484(1)
Resources
485(3)
Great Books: History and Reading
488(37)
How to Do It
490(10)
How to Talk about the Great Books
500(2)
Writing Projects
502(4)
What about American Government?
506(1)
Starting in the Middle
507(1)
University Sources for Great-Books Curricula
508(4)
Schedules
512(1)
Resources
512(13)
Comfort with Numbers: Math
525(15)
Possible Sequences
527(5)
Outside Help
532(1)
Advanced Placement
533(1)
Schedules
533(1)
Resources
534(6)
Principles and Laws: Science
540(22)
An Overview of Rhetoric-Stage Science
541(1)
How to Do It
542(8)
Outside Help
550(1)
Sample Schedules
551(1)
Resources
552(10)
Learning Other Worlds: Foreign Languages
562(15)
Which Languages?
563(1)
Texts and Courses
564(4)
Schedules
568(3)
Resources
571(6)
Mastering the Magic Box: Computer Skills
577(7)
Generally Speaking
577(3)
Practically Speaking
580(1)
Schedule
581(1)
Resources
581(3)
Apologizing for Faith: Religion
584(3)
Resources
586(1)
Appreciating the Arts: Art and Music
587(11)
Art
588(3)
Music
591(1)
Schedules
592(1)
Resources
593(5)
The Specialist
598(10)
General Guidelines
599(3)
Flexibility
602(1)
Specific Guidelines
602(4)
Evaluation
606(1)
Schedule
607(1)
Resource
607(1)
Some People Hate Homer
608(11)
Epilogue
612(1)
The Rhetoric Stage at a Glance
612(7)
PART IV. COMING HOME: HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD AT HOME
The Kitchen-Table School: Why Home-Educate?
619(12)
Why Should You Home-School?
620(2)
Encouragement for Parents
622(2)
First Steps
624(1)
Taking Your Child Out of School
625(1)
Learning Challenges
626(1)
The Realities of Home Schooling
627(1)
A Personal Word from Jessie
627(1)
Resources
628(3)
The Confident Child: Socialization
631(6)
Reources
636(1)
The Character Issue: Parents as Teachers
637(4)
Resources
640(1)
And Just When Do I Do All This? Schedules for Home Schoolers
641(15)
How Much Time Does It Take?
643(1)
Yearly Planning
644(2)
Weekly Planning
646(1)
Daily Planning
647(1)
Jessie's Method of Organizing: A Personal Account
648(1)
Good Use of Time
649(1)
Home Schooling with Babies and Toddlers
650(1)
Schedules for Home Schoolers
651(4)
Resources
655(1)
Paper Proof: Grades and Record Keeping
656(11)
Notification
657(1)
Elementary School and Middle School: Portfolios
657(1)
High School: Transcripts
658(7)
Diploma
665(1)
Reources
665(2)
The Yardstick: Standardized Testing
667(12)
Yearly Testing
668(3)
AP and CLEP Exams
671(1)
PSAT, SAT, and ACT
672(2)
Reources
674(5)
Where's the Team? Athletics at Home
679(4)
Resources
681(2)
The Local School: Dealing with Your School System
683(4)
Resource
686(1)
Yelling for Help: Tutors, Online Resources, Correspondence Schools, Cooperative Classes, and Colleges and Universities
687(9)
Tutors
688(1)
Online Resources
689(2)
Correspondence Schools
691(1)
Cooperative Classes
691(1)
Community Colleges and Local Universities
692(1)
Resources
692(4)
Going to College: Applications for Home Schoolers
696(10)
Planning for College
697(2)
Choosing a College
699(1)
The Application Process
700(1)
The Portfolio
701(1)
One Successful Application
701(2)
Transcript Help
703(1)
A Word about Early Admissions
703(1)
Resources
704(2)
Working: Apprenticeships and Other Jobs
706(3)
Resources
708(1)
More Stuff: The Annotated Catalog List
709(6)
General
710(1)
Elementary Grades
711(1)
History
711(1)
Classics, Latin, Logic
711(1)
Shakespeare
712(1)
Language: Reading, Writing, Grammar, and So Forth
712(1)
Science
713(1)
Mathematics
714(1)
Used-Curricula and -Book Vendors
714(1)
The Final Word: Starting in the Middle
715(66)
APPENDICES
Taking an Oral History
721(3)
Home-Education Organizations
724(21)
National Science Competitions
745(6)
Sources
751(28)
Previous Recommendations
779(2)
Selected Bibliography 781(2)
Index 783