Monday Mar 21, 2022

Teaching the Classical Method - Amy Sloan, Part 1 (Homeschool Survival Series)

What is the Christian Classical Method of education and how can you teach it in your home? Yvette Hampton is joined by Amy Sloan, 2nd-generation classical homeschooler, podcaster, and blogger to get to the heart of classical homeschooling.

Amy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 6 to 16 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at and hosts the biweekly “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.

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Amy Sloan - Teaching the Classical Method - Homeschool Survival

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

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Humility and Doxology resources:

Textbook-Free History Masterclass – Use coupon code ROCKED to receive 30% off.

Why We Follow a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (Video)

History Book List on Amazon:

Amy has several themed posts with specific history themed book lists. For example:

Check out Amy’s FREE Year of Memory Work available with printables and recitation videos:

Recommended Resources (Classical Christian Education): 

The Liberal Arts Tradition, by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass

Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis

Death Be Not Proud, by John Dunn

Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (video) – Amy Sloan

Genevieve Foster History Books

Classical Academic Press

The CiRCE Institute

Classical Conversations

Classical Education and Homeschooling High School - Leigh Bortins on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Docendo Discimus, “By Teaching, We Learn” - Dr. Christopher Perrin, of Classical Academic Press on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast


Homeschool Conversations Podcast

Scholé Sisters Podcast


Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology (the podcast as a whole is not exclusively classical ed interviews, but here are a few of Amy’s favorite episodes on the topic):

Dr. George Grant:

Kathy Weitz:

Wes Callihan:

Karen Glass:

Adrienne Freas:

Chris Hall:


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Podcast Topics: Amy Sloan, Classical Education, Classical Christian, Classical Method, Homeschool Graduate, Second Generation Homeschooler, Literature, Trivium, Quadrivium, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

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Great information, I appreciate all the tips and interviews.

Monday Mar 21, 2022

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