Discovering the Homeschool Method best suited for your family can be a bit challenging. There are many from which to choose. But it’s generally the first step someone new to homeschooling will take in determining things such as which curricula to choose, how to structure the day or what extras to add to the day or week.
Many homeschool moms describe their method as “eclectic,” meaning they take what works for them from a variety of styles, but if you look closely, most will fall back on one or two particular methods that seem to work best.
Classical Education — Classical Education returns to the time-honored educational theory of Ancient Greece and Europe during the Middle Ages. The core of Classical Education is the trivium, a teaching model that tailors the curriculum subject matter to a child’s cognitive development. In the grammar stage (elementary), concrete thinking and memorization of facts is emphasized. In the logic stage (middle school), analytical thinking and the understanding of subjects is emphasized. And in the rhetoric stage (high school), verbal and written expression is emphasized. For more information, visit Memoria Press, Veritas Press and Tapestry of Grace.