Assignments and Action Steps
Josh Gibbs argues that we cannot stand outside Homer’s artistry far enough as to judge it. He says this is because we cannot say how Homer’s work has made us who we are. Consider one of the classical texts you teach. How do you think it could have influenced how your society and you are (even if you cannot really understand fully)? Keep a “pedagogical diary” and record your thoughts. Then, share the results with your colleagues, academic team, or another homeschooling parent. Consider having your academic team do this together and then share the results and discuss at a team meeting. If you are a homeschool parent, consider sharing with your spouse or a homeschooling friend with similar philosophy of education.