The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393067084

Category: Education

Page: 814

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A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
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GIS-GPS Sources

Author: Ralph O. Heatly,Glen Gibbons,Elizabeth Schmidkunz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 281

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This volume gives equal coverage to GIS and GPS. The GPS (global positioning systems) industry is growing very quickly and is closely related to GIS. The expanded GIS portion of this book includes new information on federal and state agencies, as well as educational institutions.
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Small Animals of North America Coloring Book

Author: Elizabeth A. McClelland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Colorable illustrations of 46 common mammals: armadillo, badger, bobcat, kit fox, kangaroo rat, raccoon, pika, peccary, yellowbelly marmot, marten, ferret, weasel, mink, and many more. Full-color renderings appear on the cover, and captions offer scientific names, family classification, size, range, and more information.
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Destination--North America

Author: Dawne M. Flammger

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 366

View: 1803

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Features: -divides the continent into 7 units which are subdivided into chapters on states, provinces, regions or countries -- great for quick and easy reference -key cities and destinations are highlighted with comprehensive coverage of airports, transfers, transportation, sightseeing and accommodations to pull students in and aid in their learning -projects and activities emphasize practical knowledge and skills -- not just memory and theory! -glossary, bibliography and 23 appendices make this an invaluable resource once the student is employed ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-5301-4
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