There are those that believe education should be more formal and structured in its framework. Though you have decided to homeschool your children for whatever reason, your goal might also be to preserve the structure of the learning environment. If that is so, the classical homeschooling method might work best for your child.
How was school conducted hundreds of years ago? Those who could afford it hired the best tutors who believed that education was synonymous with culture and class. Children were kept on strict schedules, learning reading, writing, arithmetic and also social graces.
Traditional school definitely has a structure. At different grade levels students learn rudimentary skills that they can then use as stepping stones to harder subjects. The day is divided into sections so that everything is covered that needs to be taught along with free time for play and nourishment. You can develop your child’s education in this way at home with the “classical” homeschooling method.
What is the Classical Homeschooling Method?
This method is divided into 3 distinct parts known collectively as the “trivium.” It is designed to train the mind by first presenting the facts, analyzing the facts and finally growing beyond the facts. Let’s look a bit closer.
Classical method is language based. That means that the main avenue of learning is the written word whether listened to or read. The first stage is called the “grammar stage.” In the elementary grade levels, kids are presented with a lot of information. Memorization is the key here in learning everything from math tables to grammar rules in English. Because kids are such sponges at a younger age, absorbing information like this is fun to them.