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Great Books in Home Study Groups

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.