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Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.
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Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

Sep 22, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales, "The Pygmies"

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Sep 22, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses Leigh Bortins' book The Core. In this episode, the Introduction will be discussed.

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Sep 19, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales, "The Minotaur"

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Sep 19, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the Classical Christian Education Made Approachable!

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Sep 14, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales!

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Aug 24, 2018

You may have noticed in Practicum this summer and throughout the Foundations Curriculum, Fifth Edition, that we are placing a renewed focus on simplicity in the Foundations years. Leigh Bortins says in her introductory letter on page three that she has the same words of advice as she did twenty years ago…

Enjoy these precious years with your young children.

Delight in their continual discoveries of new truths about God’s world.

Praise them for working hard to memorize and recite His truths.

Join the Foundations Academic Team as they walk through some pages of the Foundations Curriculum, Fifth Edition and discuss enjoying the years, delighting in discoveries, and praising students.

Aug 21, 2018

Number the Stars invites you into a family, a friendship and an adventure amid the circumstances of the Holocaust. Listen to why this novel was chosen for our Challenge A audience to discuss themes of truth, goodness and beauty in an appropriate way during their season of life. Discover how this novel can spark valuable discussion between you and your child.

Jul 31, 2018

Enjoy a conversation among friends. Listen to an intriguing discussion of Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Lisa Bailey and Julie Dickens explore the complexity of the story line, the depth of character development as well as the symbolism of the “Mockingbird.” The theme of social injustice permeates the book and is carefully considered. Have you ever thought about how reading thought provoking literature prepares us and our children to face situations? Come join this conversation!

Jul 24, 2018

What value can be found in a book with such an odd title?   C. S. Lewis’s epistolary work of fiction has been lauded as a “must read” in spiritual works and yet is at times laughably entertaining. Is this combination possible? Listen and judge for yourself.

Jul 12, 2018

Why do students study short stories in Challenge B? And why is “The Necklace” a story that is enjoyed on so many different levels by students and adults? This tale, with its surprise ending, opens our eyes to the importance of how the desires of our heart can change the course of our life in an inkling. How can a character be so self-absorbed in her own beauty and worldly desires yet rise to play the part of a hero? Listen as we discuss this timeless story.

Jun 27, 2018

Enjoy this insightful article as Kathy Sheppard helps us see the wonderful benefits of sticking with the study of Latin.

Kathy Sheppard has a B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and a M.Ed. from George Mason University as a reading specialist. She taught Latin at Spotsylvania High School in Virginia for nine years and has taught home-schooled students since 2004. She also has taught online classes to parents and students since 2008 and has been a Classical Conversations Challenge Program director in Fredericksburg since 2006. She studied in Rome in 2003 as part of the American Academy of Rome's Classical summer school. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Dave, her two daughters, Annie and Elizabeth, and her son, Robert. Visit her website www.latinandclassics.com.

 

 

Jun 8, 2018

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to listen in on our nation's history directly with Larry Schweikart.Mr. Schweikart is an American historian and the author of A Patriot's History.

We hope you enjoy the audio!

May 31, 2018

We hope to have many of our Challenge I tutors, parents, and students listening as Leigh Bortins interviews author, writer, and journalist Richard J. Maybury. Maybury is the author of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy and The Money Mystery. 

Richard J. Maybury is widely regarded as one of the top free-market writers in America. Maybury's articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other major publications. President of Henry Madison Research, Inc., Maybury is a world-renowned author, lecturer and analyst who consults with business firms and individuals in the U.S. and Europe. Maybury is the Editor of the widely read newsletter, Richard Maybury's U.S. & World Early Warning Report.

May 19, 2018

Author Joel Belz founded World magazine, a Christian interest weekly, in 1986. He served as editor and publisher until late 1994. Before that, Belz was managing editor of The Presbyterian Journal, a magazine of theological interest started in 1942. In 1997 Belz was elected president of the Evangelical Press Association. In 1994, he received the James DeForest Murch award from the National Association of Evangelicals. Belz focuses now on editorial tasks for World magazine, having written the lead column for more than 20 years. He also speaks across the country. He is an active churchman, having served in 2003 as moderator of the highest assembly of his denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America. He has been a member of the board of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, for most of the last 25 years. He has a B.A. from Covenant College, an M.A. in mass communications from the University of Iowa, and a doctor of humane letters from Geneva College.

May 19, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful Writer's Circle episode by Lisa Bailey. Be encouraged and ready for Practicum this year!

May 10, 2018

We hope you enjoy this special L@L episode as Leigh Bortins sits down with five homeschool mothers to discuss the joys and hardships of classical homeschooling. Listen and be encouraged!

May 4, 2018

It's true, we must admit we do not have it all together. And that is ok! We hope you enjoy this fantastic article written by Brandy Ferrell.

Apr 18, 2018

We hope you enjoy this interview from the past as Leigh Brotins interviews Becky Dunlop, Vice President of External Relations at the Heritage Foundation. Over the years, Classical Conversations has established a strong relationship with the Heritage Foundation. 

"The Heritage Foundation is one of the nation’s largest public policy research organizations. More than 710,000 individual members make it the most broadly supported think tank in America."  

We are excited to have Vice President Dunlop on the show this week to help you learn more about the Heritage Foundation. 

Apr 13, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful podcast episode by Tifany Borgelt as she share her journey in discovering languages. We hope you listen in and prepare for our 2018 Practicum theme this year "Art of Grammar, Unlocking Languages."

 

Mar 30, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wisdom-filled article by Amanda Butler as she shares the necessity of humility for all Classical Conversations Tutors.

Mar 23, 2018

We hope you enjoy this episode as Kate Deddens explores science discovery within the research strand in Challenge B. You are sure to enjoy this audio and delight in the incredible gifts of God given to us in science!

Mar 15, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation from the Leigh!@Lunch archives. Leigh Bortins interviews Douglas Wilson about Classical Christian Education. Douglas Wilson is the Pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, ID. He is a strong supporter of the Classical Christian model and wrote the books Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and The Case for Classical Christian Education.

 

Mar 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful article by April Foster as she answers some questions about starting homeschool that many parents have considered and asked about.

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