One of my favorite stories is the story of Bilbo Baggins in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I always loved how, in the Shire, when it is your birthday, you give gifts to everyone else. Well, that is what we do here at Expanding Wisdom as well! Today we are opening up the entry form for our second giveaway and letting you know about our new live mini-course for moms, ‘How to Teach the Humanities.’
Today’s Giveaway I am especially excited about. Over in the Expanding Wisdom Facebook Group, we have been reading Dante. We just finished up with the Inferno and plan to begin reading Purgatory in July. We would love for you to join us by the way – and what better way for that to happen than to win a free copy of The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatory, & Paradise) translated by Anthony Esolen. You can enter to win the whole set below.
If you grabbed your free copy of ‘Classical Summer School for Moms: The Ultimate Guide‘ then you heard about our NEW Live Mini-Online Course called ‘How to Teach the Humanities‘. We open up registration for this course today!
In ‘How to Teach the Humanities’ you will learn how to integrate literature, history, & writing using the tools of commonplacing, highlighting, close reading, narration, discussion, picture study, and projects. You will also learn at least three different ways one could structure a humanities course. This course is a live course and will, therefore, have a limited number of seats. Enrollment for this live mini-course closes on Sunday, July 10th at 6:00pm EST.
Here is some more about the mini-course.
Learn how to teach literature, history, and writing in an integrative classical way, to your own kids and in a community setting.
- Learn how to read deeply through the skills of slow purposeful reading, highlighting, and questioning
- Learn how to respond to literature through a variety of writing prompts, questions, and commonplacing practices
- Learn how to Lead Socratic discussions related to history and literature
- Learn different ways to structure an integrative humanities class, how to select resources, and ideas for creative and integrative projects to tie the whole year together.
How to Teach the Humanities Mini-course Facts:
- The mini-course is 4 weeks in length
- Each class meeting is 1 hour in length
- Will meet on Monday at 4:00 pm EST July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st
- All class meetings will be held online through the Zoom online video conferencing software
- All classes will be recorded and made available to course participants
- Class 1 Topic: Reading Literature & History
- Class 2 Topic: Responding to Reading with Writing
- Class 3 Topic: Responding to Reading with Discussions
- Class 4 Topic: Resources, Formats, and Projects
- A Printable Course Packet
- A forum for continuing discussions from class, asking additional questions, and sharing ideas.
Again, thank you all for being part of the Expanding Wisdom Community. You have made my life richer with ideas, friendships, and many discussions. Thank you.
Expanding wisdom, extending grace,