The Ultimate Rhetoric Handbook


by
Andrew Kern June 28, 2015


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2015

ABSTRACT:

Andrew Kern proposes that Homer meant the Iliad to be understood and used as a guide to rhetoric - and that there is no better handbook available. It can and must be used to teach rhetoric, and rhetoric is a key to understanding the Iliad. If you like either (or if you like teaching) watch how Homer achieved this marvel.


TAGS:

Ancient Homer Literature Rhetoric Understanding Upper School


Resources:

Andrew Kern
President, Head Mentor of the East Coast Apprenticeship Andrew Kern is founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, the founding author of The Lost Tools of Writing, a co-author of the best-selling book Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America, which he wrote with Dr. Gene Edward Veith. Since establishing CiRCE as a research and consulting service to classical educators, Andrew has trained teachers, led board retreats, and assisted with institutional development and start up in over 100 schools since 1996. He has been directing the CiRCE Institute full time since the summer of 2000. Andrew helped start Providence Academy in Green Bay, WI in 1993, where he served as “Lead Teacher,” Foundations Academy (now Ambrose School) in Boise, ID, where he served as Director of Classical Instruction from 1996-2000, The Great Ideas Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as Headmaster from 2001-2003, and The Regent Schools of the Carolinas where he served as Dean of Academics from 2006-2008. He and his family live in North Carolina.

Other Contributions by Andrew Kern

Integrating the Curriculum With Rhetoric

Article - SCL Conference 2015

Assessment that blesses

Article - SCL Conference 2014

A Critique of Modern Assessment

Article - SCL Conference 2013

History of Ancient and Medieval Education

Article - SCL Conference 2013


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