You might remember from a previous post, my goal to begin (and to encourage Drew to begin) a summertime perusal of the classics. A sort of summer homeschool. Surprisingly, I've made progress and settled on a course of study. Not that I ever read Rhetoric in any summer (winter, spring, or fall) of my nearly 40 years, but we'll see. For reference, Drew just completed 9th grade.
- Rhetoric by Aristotle: We're using a $.99 illustrated version for kindle or iPad.
- The Elements of Style Illustrated by Strunk and White: Nicely done edition with lovely, cute illustrations
- Online Calligraphy course (a beautiful hand is timeless, a lost art, and an important skill).
- Latin Everywhere, Everyday: A Latin Phrase Workbook by Elizabeth Heimbach
- Xtra Math. Really like this free web program for staying sharp and freeing mind for more compicated figuring.
Well, what do you think? Summer Classics One feels like a pretty good lineup to me. Anyone with an opinion, feel free to comment (the Aristolean spirit of debate).
Thanks to my good friend Jeni for helping me find a starting point in the classics; Rhetoric and the Latin phrase book are entirely to her credit.