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Learning Resources

BOOKS

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt and Pat Farenga
The first paragraph of this book reads:
“WHY DO PEOPLE TAKE or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: they think that raising their children is their business not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and watching and helping them learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically, and spiritually.”

How Children Learn by John Holt

How Children Fail by John Holt

Learning All the Time by John Holt

Instead of Education: Ways to Help People do Things Better by John Holt

The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to a Classical Education at Home A book which outlines a classical, history based approach to education. Different books/curricula are discussed. The authors have clear favorites based on the academic strength of the materials. Christian and secular materials are clearly identified. The authors recommend a schedule which many use only as a loose guideline. There are several large and busy yahoo chat groups for WTM.

A Mind at a Time, by Mel Levine

The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine

The Language Police, Diane Ravitch This book talks about the politicization of text and school book choice by state education systems and school districts.

The War Against Boys, How Misquided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men, Christina Hoff Sommers