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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, 2017

Rhett Butler and Relationship Advice is written by Rachel Brown. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

Sep 11, 2017

Join some of our CCMM team members as they discuss the blessings of small communities with Classical Conversations. We hope this episode brings you encouragement and inspiration as you continue on your classical educational journey

Sep 8, 2017

A Glorious Journey is an article written by Scott Whitaker. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

Aug 30, 2017

The Year of the Bold is an article written by Cara McLauchlan. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

Aug 28, 2017

Attorney Mike Smith is the President of HSLDA, an organization that he helped found in 1983. Established to protect the right of parents to teach their children at home, HSLDA now represents over 80,000 member families. Mike and his wife Elizabeth began homeschooling their children in 1981. He has been defending families for 28 years. Mike has been speaking to homeschool audiences for 23 years. His columns on home education appear regularly in the Washington Times, and he has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Focus on the Family with Jim Dobson and Hannity and Colmes on Fox News. He believes that there is a revival taking place in America through the homeschool movement and that, through the second and third generation of homeschoolers, there is great potential to return America to its moral and religious foundation.

Aug 22, 2017

Join this week's CCMM episode as your host Caleb Skogen sits down with CEO of Classical Conversations Robert Bortins Jr. to discuss two new Scribblers products from CCMM. Robert authored both of the following products: Lily Stays for School and My CC ABCs. We hope you enjoy the show!

Aug 12, 2017

Woo Your Reluctant Reader: Put Away the Books is an article written by Leslie Hubbard. We hope you enjoy the audio. You can also read the article here.

Aug 3, 2017

Although he was delivered from the manacles of slavery by the Emancipation Proclamation, Booker T. Washington knew that freedom was not free. In the Reconstruction-era South, he knew that in order to manage their freedom well and benefit from it fully, former slaves would have to undertake a lot of hard work.   How does his experience compare to ours? One hundred fifty years later, is freedom free? Or does it still come at a cost? How can we manage and protect our freedom? And how does the study of the liberal arts help us do that? Listen as we discuss these questions and more!

Aug 1, 2017

Editors describe Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë's classic Gothic novel, as "a love story, an unlikely coming together of two people far apart in age and social situation, yet clearly meant for each other." Or are they? Listen in as we consider whether governess Jane and her master, Rochester, are well suited for each other. Whether you have had opportunity to read the novel or not, and whether your children are Scribblers or Challenge students, you are sure to enjoy the rich conversation. 

Jul 28, 2017

Are you intimidated at the prospect of building a classical, Christian education for your family? Do you have others asking you where to start with homeschooling? Do you want to return to your classical roots? Then Classical Christian Education Made Approachable is the blueprint for homeschooling you need. CCEMA will help give you the tools you need for the home-centered, classical education using the building blocks of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Join the Foundations Academic Advisor Team as we discuss this booklet and be ready to share ideas about what has worked for your family during your classical education journey.

Jul 20, 2017

In this Platonic dialogue, readers are lead on a journey to examine what virtue is and whether or not it can be taught. Join us as we consider how to use the Socratic method to educate our children and the importance of teaching them "how" to think. We will reflect on how to awaken the conscience of our students through dialectic conversation as we explore timeless questions about choices, consequences, and character. Whether you have had opportunity to read the dialogue or not, and whether your children are toddlers or high school students, you are sure to benefit from the conversation.

Jul 18, 2017

Do the words "literary analysis" make you quiver with fear and trepidation? Are you vexed with nightmares from a previous literature class and hesitate to begin exploring the elements of stories with your students? Set your worries aside, and join Jennifer Courtney, the Director of Parent Education, and Jaime Kovanda, the Essentials Academic Advisor, to explore a NEW curriculum that teaches an approachable method for using the tools of literary analysis. No need to read War and Peace to accomplish this skill since Teaching the Classics uses children's short stories to present a step-by-step method for reading, analyzing, and discussing literature with students of all ages.

Jul 14, 2017

What is Needed? is an article written by Shelly Stockton. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

Jul 14, 2017

Falling in Love at Practicum is an article written by Cara McLauchlan. We hope you enjoy the article. You can read the article here.

Jul 13, 2017
Please join this week's Book Club episode on The Bronze Bow. Do you want to have better discussion on classical books and literature? We hope this episode gives you insight and encouragement to start book clubs in your communities and increase the importance of good reading.
Jul 10, 2017

Please join this week's Book Club episode on The Odyssey. Do you want to have better discussion on classical books and literature? We hope this episode gives you insight and encouragement to start book clubs in your communities and increase the importance of good reading.

Jul 6, 2017

This L@L episode is hosted by Matt Bianco and includes the wonderful guest John Hodges. We hope you enjoy this episode as Matt and John talk about music, the arts, and the Quadrivium. Hodges is a conductor and composer, holding degrees in Music from the University of Maryland, and Indiana University.  He served as Music Director for various symphony orchestras and church music programs in Memphis from 1983-2009.  He also held the position of Associate Professor of the Arts and Cultural Apologetics at Crichton College where he taught art and music history, philosophy of the Christian Faith, directed theater, and founded and directed the Institute for the Arts and Cultural Apologetics.

Jun 30, 2017

Thoughts on Tanglewood Tales is an article written by Stephanie Meter. We hope you enjoy this article to find out more information about Classical Conversations' product Tanglewood Tales. You can read the article here.

Jun 23, 2017

Basketball, Spaghetti Sauce, and Latin is an article written by Marc Hays. We hope you enjoy the audio. You can also read the article here.

Jun 22, 2017

Join our new CC podcast series Book Clubs. In this week's episode, our team discusses the book The Cop and the Anthem. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Jun 20, 2017

Listen in on CCMM's Parent Education Team as they share and discuss their funny stories within classical education. We hope that this show displays the humor and goodness of homeschooling your kids while also displaying the necessity to sometimes laugh at yourself. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Jun 15, 2017

On this week's episode, host Caleb Skogen sits down with Stephanie Meter and Vixie Friedman to discuss CCMM's new product Tanglewood Tales (CC Edition). What is this new product from Classical Conversations Multi Media? Why are stories important? Why are the Greek myths necessary for our children and students? We hope you enjoy the episode!

Jun 10, 2017

Join the Academic Team from CCMM as they discuss the book The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain. In this episode, Jennifer Courtney, Lisa Bailey, and Caleb Skogen discuss the book's ideas on Dialectic and Rhetoric (pages 41-51). We hope you enjoy the episode!

Jun 10, 2017

Welcome to the start of our new Summer Book Club podcast! Join members of CCMM's Academic Team as they discuss the start of our new podcast this summer. We hope you enjoy the audio. Be on the look out for upcoming podcasts focused on specific books our Academic Team is currently reading.

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