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5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow, I'm impressed with the amount of info packed in one book!, March 25 2008
I have just finished reading this book and I'm so glad I did! It's really inspiring for me, as I would like to homeschool but I really didn't know where to start. The authors have laid out the curriculum from K to the end of high school, which is really great for us novices! A great resource for recommended books as well. I have noticed the authors do recommend their books over others, but in defence, the authors probably created these books because they couldn't find the right book for their recommended curriculum.
Given that, I don't think I'll be following the Classical Education to a tee, especially the history and geography, I'll be following the Ontario government's educational guidelines instead. But I will be using this as a major resource for many years.
EDITED TO ADD: I have now read this book twice, and I'm so thankful I did! It's amazing how much information can be packed into one book!
For parents who would like to keep their children in the school system, the authors do give suggestions on how to implement additional education, but for the most part the authors are helping those families who would like to teach the Classical Education for their children full-time.
I'd have to say, the program is intense, but exciting too. Though I will not be following this program exactly (I love Charlotte Mason's method as well, which allows for more creative and nature-based pursuits) I have started to use the authors recommendations. Their list of resources are wonderful, and extremely helpful, as well as their immense amount of clear and professional educational advice.
I highly recommend this book to anyone serious about homeschooling their children.