Summer is coming quickly, and it’s the perfect time for homeschool moms to catch up on reading. I’ve read most of these classical education books, but not all of them. Some are on my reading list.
12 Classical Education Books to Read.
What can I say. I adore this book. It’s what gave me a framework for my dream homeschool. I could envision what my homeschool should look like after I read it.
I fell in love with classical education and never looked back.
I read Teaching the Trivium for the first time this past school year. Their relaxed education before ten spoke to me. I’m really not a proponent of heavy academics for young children, although I prefer not to postpone math studies until the preteen years either. It was an excellent book to read, especially for the alternative approach to The Well-Trained Mind.
I enjoyed reading The Core, although it deals specifically with grammar stage memorization. The author is one of the founders of Classical Conversations. It’s well worth the read, particularly if you’re interested in Classical Conversations.
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum has been on my reading list for a very long time. I think this year is the year to actually read it, as I’ve heard wonderful things about it through the years.
The Liberal Arts Tradition is on my reading list. I really want to get around to reading it, and what better way than the book club idea! Are you ready to join me?
I read Climbing Parnassus years ago. It’s an inspiring and memorable book. The author speaks of why we need to teach Latin and Greek to our children. It inspired me to attempt Greek in my homeschool, and it’s also time for me to reread the book.
The Devil Knows Latin is another fascinating book I read years ago. It’s back on my reading list as I need a refresher. Before you ask, no I don’t remember much of the book except I enjoyed reading it…
The Latin-Centered Curriculum lays out a program of study to keep close to the traditional classical education versus modern classical education. Latin is the center of the program, hence the name: The Latin-Centered Curriculum.
Everyone thinks classical education is only for gifted children, but that’s not true. Simply Classical lays out an inspiration story of how a family has used classical education to homeschool their special needs children.
This is another book on my reading list. I’m still fascinated by Charlotte Mason and her connection with classical education. Oh, and I complained to a friend about Charlotte Mason’s volume 1. She stared at me with horror and informed me that I should have read volume 6 first instead. Ooops.
Along with the last book, I’m eager to read The Living Page. Notebooks are a wonderful way to study, no matter what method of education you follow. You can keep notes, write observations, and create books. We’ve never used notebooking to it’s full potential, and I want to learn more.
I loved this book. It speaks of creating a restful, peaceful learning environment for our homeschool. Bring scholé into our homes. Teaching From Rest is worth reading again and again and again.
So these are the 12 classical education books on my reading list. Many I’ve read before, but there’s quite a few I haven’t. As I mentioned before, I’m planning on reading or rereading these books over the next year.
How many have you read?