Homeschooling Basics: The Classical Approach

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There are a lot of homeschooling methods out there and each method might yield different results depending on the pace you set, you and your child’s personalities, your lifestyle, and a handful of other factors. It’s important to know each approach in order to reach an optimal environment in which your child or children can thrive and turn into responsible, well-educated adults.

The classical homeschooling approach is very rigorous. It is centered on the notion of memorizing and practicing, so it’s pretty challenging for children who don’t have a lot of patience. That being said, it’s a great style because memorizing a lot of information will allow your children to have a very solid foundation of information that will help them further ahead in their studies.

It also incorporates writing, grammar, and arithmetic concepts from the very beginning. The curriculum is pretty straightforward, but it can also be particularly tedious. If it’s a great fit for you and your little ones, then your teaching style will be very organized and efficient, as there’s little room for improvisation with this particular approach.

Classical Homeschooling Helps Children Develop Critical Thinking

The classical approach to homeschooling involves children understanding statements through dialogue and rhetoric, strengthening their ability to assess and break down information in a comprehensive and healthy manner. It’s a great skill to have since it helps them find the truth in a statement just by analyzing it.

These are basic skills that any student needs to grasp. Helping your children develop these skills will make them great self-learners and highly-intelligent individuals, ensuring that they succeed in their academic studies.

What is the Trivium?

The Trivium is the three-pronged approach to classical education which consists of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. This dictates how the curriculum must be built. In the child’s earlier years, the curriculum will focus a lot on memorizing information. This translates to memorizing formulas in math, poetry and limericks in literature, facts about nature and how it functions, and the principle applying to all disciplines.

Learn More About Classical Education

Here at Great Homeschool Conventions, our main goal is to inform and help the homeschooling community. We want you and your children to develop good, healthy teaching and learning habits. We hold conventions across the nation, which draw in a crowd of homeschooling experts.

You’ll also be able to meet members of the homeschooling community. These conventions are a great opportunity for you to meet other parents from your area. These are people who can help you by answering questions, providing good advice based on their personal experiences, and showing you that you’re not alone in your journey.

Browse Through Our Resources

Because we want you to be informed, we offer free homeschooling resources which are perfect if you’re just getting started. Learn about how to transition, how to build a strong program, and how to deal with all of the hardships that are associated with the homeschooling lifestyle.