Benefits & Principles of Integrative Teaching

by Christine Godwin June 16, 2016

One of the fundamental insights of classical education is that knowledge is unified, and yet the way many of us teach treats subjects like history and literature as though they are distinct by separating them into two different classes. Whether you teach these classes separately or you teach Humanities in one “block”, it is possible […]

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History Humanities Literature Subject Integration

Humane Letters: An Approach to Integrating History and Literature Instruction

by Rick Trumbo June 28, 2015

In this pedagogical workshop, veteran humanities teacher Rick Trumbo will explain how the Veritas School Humane Letters: Antiquity course combines history, literature, and writing instruction in a single, double period course. He will include illustrations and ideas from his Ancient Humanities text. Teachers will also share ideas, practices, and questions they have about interdisciplinary teaching. […]

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History Humanities Interdisciplinary Literature Subject Integration Upper School Writing

Other Voices: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Science Instruction

by John Mays June 28, 2015

In classical and Christian schools we seek rigorous academics and a robust Christian worldview, but these are not the only necessary ingredients for instruction that ennobles the mind and educates the whole person. In any discipline, there are “other voices” that speak to our hearts and minds. In this workshop we will explore ways that […]

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Integrating the Curriculum With Rhetoric

by Andrew Kern June 28, 2015

If we want to integrate the curriculum (and we do), we need a principle of harmony that is both big enough to include everything and practical enough to prepare for everything. [Kern] shows how classical rhetoric is the necessary practical tool to integrate the curriculum.

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Curriculum Interdisciplinary Rhetoric Subject Integration Upper School

A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis

by Ravi Jain June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis noted that the “triumphs [of science] may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” This can easily leave an eager science teacher confused even if he agrees. How do we do this? What decisions and steps […]

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Socratic Dialogue Demonstration and Analysis

by Grant Horner June 28, 2015

Join Grant Horner as he discusses Socratic Dialogue in the classical classroom.

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Discussion Pedagogy Strategies Subject Integration Upper School

Re-Imagining Grammar School Science: A PK-6 Curriculum

by Chris Hall June 28, 2015

We want our graduates to be the best technical scientists, without exception. At the same time, we also know that all of us, teachers and students alike, are called to something more than technical proficiency when it comes to understanding science. Scientists in our schools need to be masters of facts and frameworks, knowledgeable in […]

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Science Alive!

by Lynn Gilpin June 28, 2015

How do you breathe life into your science curriculum? If you want to know how to integrate science with history, math, writing and more, this is the workshop for you. Come receive practical tips and a hands-on demonstration that will set the stage for future stimulating lessons.

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Faith-Learning Integration

by Steve Mittwede June 28, 2014

Faith-learning integration is a stated goal of classical education that is also Christian (CCE). However, such an aspiration does not guarantee that faith-learning integration actually is or becomes a hallmark of CCE. In some CCE settings, faith-learning integration is impeded because of undue emphasis on the humanities, whereas in other CCE contexts it is waylaid […]

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Teaching Students so that Students Learn Science

by John Mays June 21, 2013

Top students tend to learn a lot of science content, but are often weak on integrating that content with other areas such as epistemology, history and Christian faith. Mid-level students are often in an even worse position, manifesting the same weaknesses as those with strong academic performance, but lacking anything like mastery of science content. […]

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