Curriculum Resource Guide for Classical Lutheran Education – Second Edition is now available!
Recommended Instructional Resource Providers – Listed below are some websites we have found helpful in trying to find challenging resources consistent with classical learning:
- Spalding Method - Writing Road to Reading
- Saxon Math
- Shurley English
- Veritas Press
- Memoria Press
- Concordia Catechetical Academy
- Canon Press
- The Concordia Institute for Christian Studies
Recommended Reading – Listed below are some titles that classical educators, parents of classical students, and anyone intrigued by the idea of a classical education should read:
- Augustine, On Christian Doctrine
- Bauer, Susan Wise, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, W.W. Norton, rev. 2004
- Hicks, David V., Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education, University Press, 1999
- Kopff, E. Christian, The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition, ISI Books, 2000
- Littlejohn, Robert and Evans, Charles,Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning, Crossway Books, 2006
- Simmons, Tracy Lee, Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin, ISI Books, 2002
- Spitz, Lewis William, Johann Sturm: The Reformation and Humanist Learning, Concordia Publishing House, 1995
- Veith, Gene & Kern, Andrew, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America, Capital Research Center, 2001
Websites, Classical Organizations, and Other Helpful Resources
|Society for Classical Learning||http://www.societyforclassicallearning.org/|
|The National Latin Exam||http://www.nle.org/|
|The Forest of Rhetoric||http://rhetoric.byu.edu/FOREST.HTM|
|Concordia Catechetical Academy||http://www.peacesussex.org/CCA/cca6.html|
|Association of Classical Christian Schools||http://www.accsedu.org/|
|The Concordia Instutute for Christian Studies||http://www.concordia-ics.com/|
Quality Literature - CCLE Book List
Further Reading on Classical Education
Lutheran Education: from Wittenberg to the Future, Dr. Thomas Korcok, advocates the historic liberal arts as the best pedagogical model for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Dr. Korcok traces the classical, Lutheran heritage to Martin Luther’s reforming influence on school, church, and home. He explores the application in Lutheran schools throughout the centuries and offers insight into implementation for today.
Dr. Veith and Andrew Kern’s Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America provides a history of classical education and offers examples of various adaptations in practice today. Dr. Veith’s books always promise insightful analyses of past, present, and future. Consider the 2001 edition.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, W.W. Norton, offers an outline for rigorous implementation of a classical education in the home school from preschool through high school. Susan Wise Bauer and her homeschooling mother Jessie Wise offer helpful insights and suggestions. Look for the 2009 (third) edition.
The Latin-Centered Curriculum by Andrew Campbell answers the question, “Why Teach Latin?” The author demonstrates that when you make Latin the centerpiece of your academic instruction, you will streamline your student’s classical education. Rather than “adding a subject,” you better integrate the learning. Find the 2008 edition, as his more recent edition may support more of an immersion approach rather than the traditional, classical grammar-first method.
Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education, David Hicks, University Press, 1999.
Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning, Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans, Crossway Books, 2006.
The Great Tradition: what it means to be an educated human being, ed. Richard M. Gamble, ISI Books, 2009.