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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Enjoy this insightful article as Kathy Sheppard helps us see the wonderful benefits of sticking with the study of Latin.
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!
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.
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.
We hope you enjoy this wonderful Writer's Circle episode by Lisa Bailey. Be encouraged and ready for Practicum this year!
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!
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.
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."
We hope you enjoy this wisdom-filled article by Amanda Butler as she shares the necessity of humility for all Classical Conversations Tutors.
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!
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.
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.
Can We Put the Phone Down is an insightful article written by Tifany Borgelt. We hope you enjoy the audio!
Have you considered the 5 Common Topics and its relationship to the universe around us? We hope you enjoy this audio from Challenge I Tutor David Bailey.
We hope you enjoy this wonderful article from Jen Greenholt.
Listen in to this exciting episode from our L@L archives as Leigh Bortins interviews Martin Cothran! Martin is the author of Traditional Logic, Books I and II, as well as Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle, both published by Memoria Press. He is also Latin, logic and rhetoric instructor at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky and is Master Teacher at Mars Hill, Lexington. In addition to being editor-in-chief of Classical Teacher magazine, he serves as senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky, where he directs legislative and media relations and is a frequent guest on political and cultural issues on radio and television in his home state of Kentucky. He holds a B.A. in economics and philosohpy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. degree in Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School (now part of Trinity University. He lives with his wife and four children in Danville, Kentucky.
You are sure to enjoy this fantastic episode as Leigh Bortins interviews president of Foundation for Economic Education. This episode aired in 2011.
Lawrence W. Reed became president of FEE in 2008. He was a founder and president for twenty years of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, 200 radio commentaries, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the U. S. and abroad, as well as five books. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 69 countries on six continents. Lawrence W. Reed holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in History from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania.
A Lead Learner sounds intimidating right? But should it? Listen in to this wonderful Writer's Circle episode as Leslie Hubbard talks the importance of "becoming." We hope you enjoy the audio! You can read the article here!