INSIDE A CLASSICAL CLASSROOM

Kindergartners and Chicken Eggs

Kindergartners and Chicken Eggs

NOTE FROM A HEADMASTER Christopher Stevens, Cornerstone Classical School, Salina, KS Every year our kindergarten incubates chicken eggs. Each day they turn the lights out and hold a candle to the eggs to track and draw the development of the embryo. One day, as...

Valentine’s Day

"Valentine’s Day is a wonderful tradition, but you have to admit that it does little to give us biblical clarity about what love really is! So, what is love? … You won’t find the best answer on the pages of Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster, or Shakespeare. No, the best...

Classical Conundrums: Living in a STEM World

Classical Conundrums: Living in a STEM World

By Ken Hosier Q: We live in a STEM world. Shouldn’t we prioritize that current reality above a liberal arts education? A: STEM is not a new pursuit but rather an acronym (first used in 2001) used to draw attention to these fields. Ironically, we can’t even agree on...

What Is Socratic Discussion?

What Is Socratic Discussion?

by Gary Hartenburg Socrates, who has been condemned to die—in one sense unjustly, but in another sense not—sleeps peacefully in his jail cell. His old friend, Crito, comes to him with a plan: “Socrates, you can escape. I’ve bribed the guard, and we have friends who...

Back to the Books

Back to the Books

By Hannah K. Grieser People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around. —Terry Pratchett Appreciating the Great Books Starts with the Good Books Anyone involved in classical education has probably heard people talk about the Great...

Classical Conundrums: What about non-Western authors?

Classical Conundrums: What about non-Western authors?

By William Bryant Q: What about non-Western authors? History? Culture? This curriculum sounds very Anglo-centric.   A: We twenty-first century American Christians haven’t settled something in our minds, really settled it, and then unapologetically ordered the...

Cursive Makes US Smarter

Cursive Makes US Smarter

What was once considered an outdated art is now being shown to help students' cognitive development.   https://www.schoolinfosystem.org/2017/08/02/keyboards-are-overrated-cursive-is-back-and-its-making-us-smarter/#comment-22985

Why do we study the Greeks so much?

Why do we study the Greeks so much?

By Louis Markos As Christians, we must, of course, read and know the Bible intimately, so that we will know how God acted directly in human history, leading up to the Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection, and looking forward to the Second Coming. Such is...

Playgrounds & Temples: An Interview with N.T. Wright

Playgrounds & Temples: An Interview with N.T. Wright

N.T Wright Resources | The N.T. Wright Official Page | N.T. Wright Classes A New Perspective On Being Together Classical Christian schools tend to be distinct in their culture, and schools naturally have many points of social intersection, like athletics, friends,...

Hancus ille Vaccanis translated by Karen Moore

Hancus ille Vaccanis translated by Karen Moore

Hancus Ille Vaccanis: The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog To You from Texas ~ Translated by Karen T. Moore, Instructor of Classical Languages and Ancient Humanities at ACCS member school Grace Academy, Georgetown, TX. Released 12/20.Get the latest from Hank the...

Medieval Memory

Medieval Memory

by Cara Bergeron For the purpose of argument, “go medieval” with me for a few minutes… Jettison the oh-so-contemporary word “innovation” from your vocabulary. It was not a central word in the medieval vocabulary. It didn’t need to be, because the medievals had memory...

Days to Remember

Days to Remember

GRACE CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, Granbury, TX Our fourth graders got a small and solemn glimpse into monastic life during “Monk Day.” They took vows of silence (and mostly kept them ;), sang hymns in Latin, practiced copying the Bible by candlelight, ate lentil...

Longfellow

Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an early American author and poet, known for Paul Revere's Ride, The Courtship of Miles Standish, The Song of Hiawatha, The Psalm of Life, and many more. Free Resources Project Gutenberg:  The Courtship of Miles Standish (Free) Project...

Research Shows Benefits of a Classical Christian Education

Research Shows Benefits of a Classical Christian Education

Cranach: The Blog of Veith By GENE VEITH Cranach: The Blog of Veith discusses the  ACCS Good Soil Report. "What struck me most, though, is the data for 'outlook on life'; that is, for their general happiness and mental health.  The classically educated adults scored...

Louis Markos On The Myth Made Fact

Louis Markos On The Myth Made Fact

Listen to this 20 minute podcast, by Louis Markos who points to the unique advantage of classical education over and against the modern educational design that descends from social scientists. https://www.cltexam.com/podcast Dr. Louis Markos, an authority on C. S....

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