Nov 192009
 
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050947: The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You  Never Had The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had By Susan Wise Bauer

I have a small confession to make. One of the reasons I homeschool is pretty selfish. I want to homeschool because it gives me the opportunity to learn so many things that I didn’t learn in my own years of formal education. Although I have always loved to read, I didn’t study many of the classics. I love history now, but learned very little about history in my school days. Foreign language? Let’s not even go there.

Trying to give my children a classical education without having one myself is both exciting and scary. So far, I’ve done a lot of learning alongside my kids. But that’s going to be harder to do as my children get older. That’s one of the reasons that a few years ago I purchased a copy of The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer. The sub-title is A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had. That’s exactly what I need.

You can read the rest of my review at The Curriculum Choice. And by the way, The Curriculum Choice is up for 2 awards at The Homeschool Post. We would really appreciate your vote in The Best Family or Group Blog and The Best Curriculum or Business Blog. Voting ends tomorrow, so don’t wait! Thanks.

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  One Response to “The Well-Educated Mind”

  1. I have to agree with you there- I am homeschooling because I want to learn with the kids. There is so much out there to learn. I love the Bauer book, it has a great list of classics to read.

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