Hello! I'm excited to offer my FREE literature guidesfollowing the reading suggestions outlined in classical education books such as The Well-Trained Mind. I was frustrated that no one seemed to have the sort of guide I was looking for: a secular, multi-level, four-year history cycle, open-and-go, easy to use, 36-week program. Well, you know how the saying goes. "If you want something done, you've got to do it yourself."
Grammar Stage for The Modern Age, Ancient Times, and Middle Ages are finished! Logic Stage for Ancient Times and Middle ages are finished. You can download the guides for free by visiting the Grammar Stage page or Logic Stage page.
Anxious to know when next volumes will be finished? Check for updates on my blog under the tag "News."
I have posted the book lists for Early Modern on my blog. I had a baby recently, but I am adding lessons for Early Modern as I complete them during the 2012 - 2013 school year. I post on my blog as each lesson is completed.
You are welcome to email me with your questions: email@example.com. I have also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
My name is Laura Lund and I have been homeschooling "officially" since 2005, when my first child reached kindergarten age. I have a BA in Linguistics and have always loved reading and learning. I was inspired when I read The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. The classical model of education, with its heavy focus on literature and language, is is exactly the sort of education I want my children to have.
In our homeschooling journey we've used an assortment of programs in my search for the "perfect" one. While there were great things about each of the options we tried, there was always something I had to tweak. I'm tired of tweaking and editing on the fly! I'm tired of programs that require prep work! I'm tired of the lack of a classical, secular literature program! With five children, I need time savers! My favorite programs are pretty much open-and-go. The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer and its accompanying activity guides are what I had in mind when I wrote Classical House of Learning Literature.
I'm also a fan of simplicity. While big projects can be fun, it's overwhelming to have too many--particularly if such projects require extensive preparation, unusual supplies, and a big mess. The activities included in my programs are purposely simple in design, with the expectation that you will pick and choose the options that appeal to you and your children. Likewise, when I chose the reading selections including in my literature program, I focused on using well-known and respected pieces of classic literature.