There are a lot of different ways to homeschool your children. You can tailor your approach to fit your child’s needs and learning style, which is one of the great things about homeschooling. If you’re looking for some inspiration, or just want to see what other people are doing, check out these classical homeschool blogs. You’re sure to find something you love!
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What is Classical Education?
Classical education is an educational philosophy that emphasizes the study of the liberal arts, humanities, and Western culture.
The term “classical education” can be traced back to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, who believed that education should be based on the study of classic works of literature, art, and philosophy. The idea of classical education was later revived during the Renaissance, when scholars rediscovered the works of Plato and other Greek philosophers.
Today, classical education is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as parents and educators seek to instill in students a love of learning and an appreciation for the classics (called the great books).
While there are many different interpretations of what constitutes a classical education, most agree that it should include the study of history, literature, art, music, and foreign languages.
You can check out the video below for a quick and entertaining overview of the classical method.
Classical Christian Education?
In the homeschool context, most people want a classical Christian education which points to the worship of God as being the end of all our study. Classical Christian education is mostly based on Dorothy Sayers book, The Lost Tools of Learning (you can listen to it all for free on audiobook here).
In this context classical education usually refers to the trivium which is a set of three stages, the:
- grammar stage for primary school-aged children
- logic stage for middles school-aged children and
- rhetoric stage for high school-aged children.
You can check out more about classical education here.
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What Makes a Great Classical Homeschool Blog?
When choosing between classical homeschool blogs, it’s important to find a blogger(s) that understands both:
- homeschooling and the difficulties it brings and
- classical education and how different classical education is from the traditional way we educate our children in school.
For this reason, I love it when I find a blog that does both of these things.
Compass Classroom provide a fantastic selection of blogs on classical education from a homeschooling perspective. The blog is written by homeschool parents for homeschool parents. The aim of the blog and curriculum is to make educational and enjoyable content that engages and teaches children tricky subjects like Latin, Logic, and Debating.
Sample Blog Post: 14 Ancient History Classics Every High Schooler Should Read
As well as producing an outstanding mailable classical homeschool curriculum, Memoria Press also has a blog. This blog is written by classical educators and covers various topics including ancient towns like Pompey, and the value of great books.
This blog will help instruct homeschool parents how to homeschool in a classical way and is a recommended read!
Sample Blog Post: Top 10 Reasons for Studying Latin
The How Do I Homeschool blog by Rebecca Devitt creates content that is based on both the Charlotte Mason and Classical homeschool methods. So, it is an eclectic blog in that way. But, this blog produces lots of content by different authors such as Sara from the Classically Homeschooling blog, and Amy from a Charlotte Mason Education Blog.
The other thing about this blog is that it is a Christian blog that aims to promote a Biblical and Gospel-Centered worldview in readers.
It’s also a fantastic blog to learn how to homeschool in general and should be bookmarked by classical educators.
This blog by Sara Dennis at Classically Homeschooling is written by an experienced homeschool mom who has raised six children with the Well-Trained Mind book as her guide. Her blog is on how to homeschool using the classical homeschooling method.
Sample Post: TOP 10 Tips to Keep a Clean House
The Sunny Patch is a classical homeschool blog that teaches parents how to incorporate the classical method in their homeschool. Their whole website is really a blog and has the following sections:
- education center
- tips for homeschool parents
- the homeschooling guide and
- the blog.
So check them out!
Classical Conversations is a private organization that runs a classical program (like a homeschool co-op but organized by paid people) that children can attend a few times a week as they learn first the grammar, then the logic, and rhetoric phases of the trivium.
Classical Conversations also have a blog that they post to regularly. You can check it out here.
Sample Post: Classical Education vs Montessori Schooling
The Sola Gratia Mom blog is a classical homeschool blog with the purpose of expanding on the information given in the curriculum Classical Conversations. (This said, it is not affiliated with Classical Conversations.)
She offers free, printable classical resources as well as resources you can buy on her website.
Sample Post: Aztecs and Totem Poles
Christopher Perrin, PhD, is the publisher with Classical Academic Press, and a national leader, author, and speaker for the renewal of classical education. He serves as a consultant to classical charter schools, classical Christian schools, schools converting to the classical model, and homeschool co-ops. He is the director of the Alcuin Fellowship, former co-chair of the Society for Classical Learning, and previously served as a classical school headmaster for ten years.
Although Christopher isn’t so much interested in homeschooling, he covers classical education very well and is worth reading. I really enjoy his posts and he knows what he is talking about.
Learn more about How to Homeschool
If you’re new to homeschooling and want a little bit more help finding a curriculum that will work best for your family, check out the How to Homeschool Course!
It has short engaging videos to help you pick the right curriculum that matches your child’s learning style. It also has tons of advice and resources from a veteran homeschool mom.
I want a Classical Homeschool Curriculum
If you’re after a classical homeschool curriculum, check out the options below:
- Compass Classroom – a classical online program written and filmed by actual homeschool parents. Includes a community of classical educators.
- Memoria Press – a mailable classical curriculum with an outstanding Latin program.
- Schoolhouse Teachers – a program that covers traditional, Charlotte Mason, and Classical education. The sheer breadth of the course means it covers most of the Classical subjects and the program is very affordable to boot.
Make Your Own Blog
I would love to hear from a parent who has started their own classical homeschool blog. It’s easy to start a blog yourself, and the best blogging platforms are the ones that best suit your particular needs and preferences.
So, if you’ve started your own blog, let us know and we can add it to this article.
Conclusion on Classical Homeschool Blogs
In conclusion, these are the 10 best classical homeschool blogs that you will love. They are full of great information and resources to help you on your homeschool journey. Some of them also offer fantastic classical curricula you can enjoy. I particularly like Compass Classroom which is a program I’m using to learn Latin with. So what are you waiting for? Go check out those blogs!