Monday, November 16, 2009

Summarizing Classical Education

Classical Education (sometimes called the trivium), has its roots in ancient times. It divides learning into three periods of human development, called Grammar (1st-4th grade), Logic (5th-8th grade), and Rhetoric (9th-12th grade). It is a very orderly way of introducing knowledge.
We rely heavily on the outline provided by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer in their extensive book The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (click on the title to see it on Amazon). If my summarization has raised more questions than it has answered, you might just need to read the explanation in the book.

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