Are you looking for an interesting way to teach American history? You need to take a look at The Giant American History Timeline. It’s such a fun way to learn about history! Have your kids complete various activity pages and then use them to build timelines that show how various historical events and people are connected. It's a great tool for understanding historical context and for making history come alive!
Classical Academic Press produced the Writing & Rhetoric series with the goal of using the ancient system of persuasive writing, the progymnasmata, as a foundation. This method was used during ancient times to teach students how to speak and write persuasively. Classical Academic Press has revived the methodology so homeschool moms don’t have to figure it out all on their own. The seventh book in the series, Encomium & Vituperation, focuses on teaching students to write persuasive essays. They’ll learn to write an encomium (an essay that praises the virtues of someone) and a vituperation (an essay that focuses on the faults of a historical figure).
If you’re familiar with Classical education and homeschooling, you probably know that Logic is one of the recommended courses that should be covered. What’s a little more difficult to decide is the resources that you should use to teach the subject!
Thankfully, Classical Academic Press has the subject well in hand with their resources. They offer a variety of programs that teach the art of logic including The Discovery of Deduction, which introduces the concept of Formal Logic.
The Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press is a Classical program (but you certainly don’t need to follow the Classical methodology to use the series!). It’s modeled after the progymnasmata which is a method of teaching students to speak and write persuasively. Designed by ancient teachers, it focuses on using a carefully sequenced series of exercises to teach these skills. Writing & Rhetoric: Commonplace is the sixth book in the series.
Learn about informal fallacies with The Art of Argument from Classical Academic Press. Middle school is a great time to introduce logic - kids at this stage are ready to discuss and argue - use it to your advantage and teach them to argue logically.