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A Brief History of Classical Education

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  1. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Classical and Medieval Ideas of Leisure and Learning (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  2. Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  3. Lesson 3: Education in the Medieval World
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 4: The History of Ancient Education
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 5: Leisure and the Beautiful
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 6: Aristotle and Classical Education
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 8: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 9: Plato and Classical Education
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lesson 10: Plato and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  11. Lesson 11: Summary and Conclusion
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  12. Discussions
    Discussion 1: Scholé (Leisure) and Classical Education
    1 Quiz
  13. Discussion 2: The True, Good, and Beautiful in Classical Education
  14. Discussion 3: American and Classical Education Compared
  15. Discussion 4: Vocational Training and Classical Education
    1 Quiz
  16. Discussion 5: Classical Education and the "Yearning for Being"
  17. Discussion 6: Univ. of Dallas Grad Program for Classical Teachers
  18. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Brief History of Classical Education
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  • Discuss the danger that Socrates brings up about joining the just and the beautiful together.
  • Matthew Post says that as a classical educator, “You don’t actually form the soul, you reorient the soul so it is illuminated by the truth which makes the soul.” Discuss the states of turning the soul.  What role does the intellect play in turning the soul?  What role does harmony play in turning the soul?
  • Matthew Post says, “The way that you foster a certain kind of conduct has to do with the way that the conduct is maintained later in life.”  How does this impact the way you view your influence on your students individually and as a class?  How might a classical educator maintain their conduct?
  • How is education fundamentally premised upon friendship?