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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Needed? is an article written by Shelly Stockton. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
Falling in Love at Practicum is an article written by Cara McLauchlan. We hope you enjoy the article. You can read the article here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Celebrating Assessment is an article written by Stephanie Meter. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
Still wondering how to inspire your children and students through Math? Join Jennifer Courtney, Amanda Butler, and Marc Hays as they talk about the beauty of Math sharing stories and experiences in order to encourage you in your homeschooling journey.
Repentance is an article written by Amanda Butler. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
Juggling in the Margins is an article written by Elizabeth Do. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another is an article written by Jen Greenholt. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
Listen in as Leigh interviews best-selling author, N.D. Wilson. Leigh will discuss N.D. Wilson's book from Random House, Ashtown Burials I: The Dragon's Tooth and will also be talking about Wilson's C.S. Lewis movie project. Leigh and N.D. also talk about the importance of stories and how classical education can better prepare students in their writing skills.
The Power of Community is an article written by Lisa Bailey. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.
Join Leigh Bortins as she sits down with Thomas E. Woods. Woods is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books. A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets.
We hope you enjoy the audio!