Everyone is so busy giving the classical education to you students that they have forgotten to actually tell you why it matters...
Rebekah Merkle knows which high school classes you like and which you roll your eyes at, which books you enjoy and which you kinda skim. That's because she went through this whole thing called classical education, too: She was a guinea pig in one of the very first classical Christian schools in the country.
Written for students by a (former) student, Classical Me, Classical Thee is lighthearted and—most importantly for you busy homeschoolers—very short. It has a simple goal: to explain why you students are doing what you do in class. (SPOILER: Grades aren't the point—you won't use your knowledge of the Iliad Book 5 every year until you die.)
What you do in class is a drill—and nobody drills for the sake of the drill. You do drills so that you can win the game. The real tragedy, though, would be if you didn't know you were doing drills... or didn't know there was a game at all.
Grades aren't the point. So drill to win.
This new updated edition of the book is specially geared for homeschoolers, and will help all students see the big picture of the crazy things they do all day.
What People Are Saying:
Debuted as Number 1 in Children's & Teen's Christian Education
"full of profound, but simple explanations for the reasons why behind classical, Christian education. I recommend this book for both classical students and parents. It is a playful, easy read." -Joy Hale, Covenant Christian Academy
"My daughter loves it." -Brian
"What an amazing, engaging, inspiring and wonderful defense of classical, Christian education. It was well worth the short read." -Melissa
"As a parent who is choosing classical Christian education for my children, this book excellently sums up why." -Heather
"I am a Classical Conversations Challenge II Tutor and I’m giving every student in my class a copy. Great stuff!" -Miranda
"This was an amazing and inspiring book. This was really what I needed to encourage me during school" -Josiah
"Eye opener & great insight on Classical Education! I’ve been considering classical education for a year now but I am afraid of change. I currently have children in public school but this book has changed my mind on how I want my kids to be educated." -a reader
Rebekah Merkle has dabbled in a number of occupations ranging from running her own clothing label to designing fabrics to becoming a full-time high school humanities teacher (which is fitting, because she was a student in one of the founding classical Christian schools in the USA). Rebekah is also the author of the book Eve in Exile, but by far her proudest accomplishment is her crew of five outrageous, hilarious, high-speed teenage children, and her favorite role is that of wife to her similarly outrageous, hilarious, and high-speed husband Ben Merkle.
AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle
PAGE COUNT: 115 pages
ISBN 10: 194764467X
PUB. DATE: March 17, 2020
EDITION: Revised for Homeschoolers
This book was excellent. It expertly and concisely explains classical education for the student. I think every homeschooling family should read this, especially those who consider a classical education just one of many options.
While it is intended for the student, we used it as a family read aloud and discussed it together. It is well written, my teens loved the humor through out, and we often refer to “the puzzles without the box”. I am sure it won’t solve all the groans over their school work, I do think it gives them a greater appreciation for their classical education.
Thank you, Rebekah! You skillfully connected with my kiddo, and now she has a better grasp on WHY we’re doing all this classical stuff in the first place! She’s encouraged and ready to tackle her junior year with a much better attitude :-)
Shelli in Texas :-)
Classical Me, Classical Thee for Homeschoolers
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