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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
    4 Topics
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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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  • How does the history of American education influence how you understand the place of classical education in American society and culture today?
  • Do you think that your pedagogy falls too far on one side or the other of the “Form-Content” distinction? How can you maintain a proper balance?
  • If a lack of unity among Christians helped cause the rise of secularism, how can Classical and Christian schools create a healthy unity among Christians with real and honest disagreements? How could you work to further this in your own school or homeschooling community?
  • Dr. Post argues that classical education needs to be upheld by the whole education system at all levels. How can classical educators today uphold classical principles when it is often so fragmented and out gunned by the educational culture at large?