Great Books programs are frequently used by homeschoolers from kindergarten through grade 12. In most cases, students and parents read or listen to the stories at home; often, students will then get together for Shared Inquiry™ discussion. This provides a structured way to add a social, and academic, element to the homeschool curriculum. Sometimes districts have a point person, or networks of homeschoolers help parents get in touch with each other to set up the discussions; in some cases, homeschoolers come to a school and join a regular Great Books group.
Parents and other homeschool leaders can attend either a Parent Leader Training Workshop or the T-100 Core Sequence. Leaders follow or get ideas for activities from the leader's or teacher's editions. Students use anthologies, Reader's Journals or activity books, and audio CDs of the selections.
A version of Great Books is available to parents who enroll in the K12.com online education program especially designed for virtual schooling and homeschooling. The full program offered by K12.com combines online and offline activities in six core subjects: language arts, math, science, history, art, and music.
Great Books is an integral component of the K12.com language arts curriculum for students in kindergarten and first grade. Great Books student anthologies are included in the materials and planning tools that come with K12.com enrollment. Audio CDs or audiotapes of Great Books reading selections are also available.
Thanks to a partnership between the Great Books Foundation and Connections Academy, we can offer, for the first time, outstanding Great Books reading and discussion programs to your homeschooler online. This is an easy and low-cost way to provide a quality program at home—all you need is a computer and an Internet connection.
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