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Gail Ledbetter, author of Timeline of Classics: Historical Context for the Good and Great Books, offers common-sense strategies and resources for simplifying the complicated path toward the literary education that most of us did not receive. Any teacher of history or literature can benefit from her methods that were honed over many years in the classroom, as an online instructor, and teaching mom. Keyword outlining, vocabulary study, literary devices, quotes, book annotation, Socratic discussion, fairy tales, short stories, writing about literature can be tremendously enjoyable and rewarding. A literary education is easier than you think!

The Timeline of Classics Podcast: Classic Literature | World History | Classical Education | Literary Analysis Gail Ledbetter: Author and Classical Educator

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Gail Ledbetter, author of Timeline of Classics: Historical Context for the Good and Great Books, offers common-sense strategies and resources for simplifying the complicated path toward the literary education that most of us did not receive. Any teacher of history or literature can benefit from her methods that were honed over many years in the classroom, as an online instructor, and teaching mom. Keyword outlining, vocabulary study, literary devices, quotes, book annotation, Socratic discussion, fairy tales, short stories, writing about literature can be tremendously enjoyable and rewarding. A literary education is easier than you think!

    TLC 014 : How to Give Your Kids a Natural Love for History with Jim Hodges – Part 2

    TLC 014 : How to Give Your Kids a Natural Love for History with Jim Hodges – Part 2

    In this inspiring episode, I continue my conversation with Jim Hodges on how to bring history to life with historical fiction. Highlights from this episode: how history can be told in a fun way through fictional characters historical fiction vs textbook approach to learning history coordinating the studies of history, literature, and composition to create […]

    • 35 min
    TLC 013 : How to Give Your Kids a Natural Love for History with Jim Hodges – Part 1

    TLC 013 : How to Give Your Kids a Natural Love for History with Jim Hodges – Part 1

    Carefully selected stories can provide the perfect model for tackling the tough decisions life tosses our way. How better to prepare our kids than with a quality framework to do just that! In today’s episode, we’ll discuss the important role of historical fiction. Highlights from this episode: never give up on a great idea…it may […]

    TLC 012 : Why You Should Never Stop Giving and Collecting Books

    TLC 012 : Why You Should Never Stop Giving and Collecting Books

    Books provide deep emotional connections! In this episode, we’ll sort through some of the emotional connections that can be made only through real books. It’s not surprising that rare books are at the top of the list for collectors, young and old. There’s something regal about having an impressive library! So, the next time you […]

    • 26 min
    TLC 011 : Small Things to Do with Your Kids That Impact History in a Big Way

    TLC 011 : Small Things to Do with Your Kids That Impact History in a Big Way

    On April 15, 2019, the world watched in shock as the Notre Dame Cathedral burned. Immediately, historians began to recognize a poignant threat to Western Civilization. In this episode, we’re reflecting on 850 years of history that were nearly lost and what we can do in our day to help preserve Western Civilization. Highlights from […]

    • 10 min
    TLC 010 : On Learning with Stories from History & Literature with Jim Weiss – Part 3 of 3

    TLC 010 : On Learning with Stories from History & Literature with Jim Weiss – Part 3 of 3

    Most people think that stories are only for children. Or worse, that classic literature is only for high school lit class or college English majors. In this episode, I introduce an award-winning professional storyteller who has changed all that! He and his wife travel the world while entertaining and educating audiences (young and old) with […]

    • 43 min
    TLC 009 : On Learning with Stories from History and Literature with Jim Weiss – Part 2 of 3

    TLC 009 : On Learning with Stories from History and Literature with Jim Weiss – Part 2 of 3

    Most people think that stories are only for children. Or worse, that classic literature is only for high school lit class or college English majors. In this episode, I introduce an award-winning professional storyteller who has changed all that! He and his wife travel the world while entertaining and educating audiences (young and old) with […]

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

NCJillHam ,

A treasure

Gail, I listened to all available episodes in one day and am now so motivated to teach this method to my last homeschooled child! Your profound wisdom of over 25 years of homeschooling shows that even with our individual children’s strengths and weaknesses, we can train them to learn to love the classics whether spoken aloud or read on their own. Bless you, dear friend. What a truly amazing resource you are to our community of life-long learners!

ForeverWestCoast ,

No

I couldnt get thru the first 10 minutes of the ONE episode I tried to listen to because every other word out if the hosts mouth is Um.

Mom of Children in Christ ,

Thank You!

I just ordered your book A Timeline of Classics! My children are just babies and I plan to homeschool in several years. I am so grateful for the time you spent compiling and sharing this great resource. I can't wait to get started using this reference to help me in collecting books for my children's library!!! I am so encouraged listening to your podcast and to hear that someone who did not grow up with the great books can still provide this type of education for their children!

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