Help us advance literacy and equal access for all
As advocates of literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a civil and just society, advancing the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
Society’s leaders, whether guided by military, political, or pastoral aims, have tried to create their own versions of “the perfect world.” Can human beings, given all their prejudices and foibles, create a perfect society? Have we ever succeeded in reaching this goal? If you’re intrigued by these questions and live in the Tampa Bay area, we encourage you to attend the Tampa Great Books Council’s
We’re always excited when a new school year begins, but this year we’re especially enthusiastic because 5 schools are participating in Junior Great Books case study projects. “We look forward to working with these 5 project schools as they implement Junior Great Books in grades 3-5,” said program director Mary Kent Sweeton. “I’m eager to help guide these implementations and to see how the
George Eliot began writing her masterpiece, Middlemarch, in August 1869. To commemorate the occasion, Nancy Carr, a senior editor at Great Books, discusses the novel’s lasting significance. Nancy earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and has led a number of week-long discussion seminars on Middlemarch. She would like to give particular thanks to the participants in this
Nothing makes our day more than hearing positive feedback from educators! Tricia Bauche, director of curriculum and instruction at St. Joseph School in St. Charles, Missouri, recently attended our Shared Inquiry Essentials course and shared her enthusiasm about our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning with Charlie Murphy, our educational consultant for Missouri.