Classical liberal education is not only the means necessary to imbue students with the skills to become excellent life-long learners, but also the means to be fully engaged citizens, exercising civic duties from a principled understanding of the issues which confront them daily. These, too, are all qualities shared by free and happy men. A genuine liberal education requires a study of the greatest books in the Western tradition, ordered not only in its method, but also toward realizing human happiness and wisdom.
~Mortimer J. Adler~
An Old-Fashioned Education – Visit this impressive website for hundreds of links to online out of print books, organized into a K-12 graded curriculum.
The Sophia Project
TextKit. Free and fully downloadable Greek and Latin grammars and readers.
Ancient History on the Web
Greek Ruins by Tracy Lee Simmons
Find out more about the history of education
Read 19th Century Schoolbooks Online
Lambs’ Tales from Shakespeare Online
Our Young Folks’ Josephus (Josephus chronicled the history of the Hebrew people)
Fifteen Minutes a Day: The Reading Program for the Harvard Classics. Enjoy reading the insightful forward by C.W. Eliot.
The Harvard Classics online | The Shelf of Fiction
Lectures on the Harvard Classics
Read an editorial on the Harvard Classics here.
For ideas on implementing classical education, read E. Christian Kopff’s words on Why We Need the Classical Tradition.
The Tradition of the West by Robert M. Hutchings
The Idea of a College by Robert M. Hutchings
Philosophy of Liberal Education – great collection
For a broad overview of classical resources:
The Great Books Movement
The Well-Trained Mind
Classical Homeschooling Applied
Schola Classical Resources
Trivium Pursuit Online
Center for the Study of The Great Ideas
Education for Eternity
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum (excerpts from the appendix)
Christine Miller’s Classical Education
Susan Bauer on Classical Education
Prospectus for a Classical School
Fritz Hinrichs defines Classical Education
Philosophy of Liberal Education
Collection of Latin Curriculum Reviews
What are the Great Ideas?
Alphabetically and by Category
The Great Ideas Program (online links)
Reading guides in The Great Books
Leading Great Books Discussions
What is the Great Conversation?
Great Books of the Western World
Master Works of Western Civilization
Gateway to the Great Books
These books contain supplements to the Great Books of the Western World series.
The Great Conversation, six course sequence
Mortimer Adler Archive
What is Touchstones? Programs by Grade Level
The goal of the Touchstones Project is to encourage cooperative learning and discussion as well as to exercise such key individual skills as critical thinking, respect for others, personal responsibility, and self-discipline.
School of Abraham Educational Model
Return to the Classics
Teaching the Virtues
From the Beginning
Read Dorothy Sayer’s essay: The Lost Tools of Learning