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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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  2. Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 3: Education in the Medieval World
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  4. Lesson 4: The History of Ancient Education
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  5. Lesson 5: Leisure and the Beautiful
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  6. Lesson 6: Aristotle and Classical Education
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  7. Lesson 7: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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  8. Lesson 8: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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  9. Lesson 9: Plato and Classical Education
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  10. Lesson 10: Plato and Classical Education—Continued
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  11. Lesson 11: Summary and Conclusion
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  12. Discussions
    Discussion 1: Scholé (Leisure) and Classical Education
  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
  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 some of the important differences between ancient education and those things that are central to the current renewal of Christian classical education?
  • The Athenian ideal for education was kalokagathia, which means “to be beautiful and good”. Discuss how you can bring more beauty into your school or homeschool?  How are time, space, and content impacted when considering beauty and goodness as an ideal for education?
  • The three outcomes of a Roman education were philosopher, statesman, and soldier. Discuss how a secular education system, grounded upon shared ideals and virtues, maintained influence on education for so many centuries.
  • Why did the Roman and Spartan education systems end?