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Our New Latin Curriculum.....

Latin I is being offered both in the Summer and the Fall!


We have been looking at this for a couple of years and have finally decided that it is worth the trouble and expense of switching. In our Latin I and II courses we are now using a new textbook series that has beautifully balanced the grammar approach with a reading approach to the language! Each chapter also introduces some conversational Latin. And last, but not least, it is very pleasing to the eye. 

 

Download a brochure all about this new textbook!
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"The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while conditions are still unfavourable. Favourable conditions never come." ~ C.S. Lewis

A Little About Us....

The Harvey Center offers workshops and courses in Latin, Greek, Logic, Poetry, and much more.  They are led by tutors, who are passionate about their subject and committed to being there for your student. Even though one of our purposes is to bring together experienced tutors, who can support the homeschooling family with some of the courses of study, this is not our only raison d’etre.

 

We realize that if we are committed to a true education, cultivating the mind, rather than the transcript--it will require a radical and creative new place. We seek to cultivate the mind in all of us: the parents, teachers, and children. With our collective years of experience in “reinventing a form of classical education” we recognize that the most important factor in developing the minds of our young people is to provide them an atmosphere of learning in humility to God. It is a life that must be modeled and passed on with love and care. This best happens in a place like a family, or a small school, where the student is known and loved as a whole person. 

 

For this reason we hope to encourage the parents and other members of the family to study along with their young students, by hosting intensive workshops in the subjects of the trivium - and more. By joining the "Conversatio" we can inspire each other to read and discuss great literature.

 

"Diliges Dominum Deum tuum ex toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua, et in tota mente tua." Matthew 22: 37

 

 

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"Great Issues"                Online Discussions

Throughout the year we host online discussions on cultural and educational issues relevant to homeschoolers. These "Great Issues" discussions are free--but you must register since there are only 25 seats in each webinar.  Each tutor (and sometimes a guest) will host a discussion on one of their favorite issues.

 

Coming Soon!...Information on the October 2014 webinar will be posted at the top of the Home Page.

Recordings of Past Discussions Available

TOWARDS A VIGOROUS EDUCATION

 

May 28th...

"Let us go then, you and I, when evening is spread out against the sky... *  to discuss a vigorous approach to education and find out how it compares to a rigorous one. Many ask, "What is the difference?" The word rigorous comes from the Latin noun rigor, which means "stiffness" as in rigor mortis. Vigorous comes from the Latin noun vigor, which means "full of life." Come on out Wednesday night to explore these ideas with us.

 

*Do you know which famous poem starts with these lines? (Find out under the description of Grace's Poetry Matters Summer Workshop.) 

May: Poetry Matters 

Grace Kosloski, Ph.D. discussed poetry in a response to our April Celebration of Poetry. And in April we set up a Student Poetry Blog.  You may still enjoy this, and students may still submit their poems. 

 

March: Ancient Greek 

Dale Grote, Ph.D. discussed the different types of Greek study. Along with teaching and studying ancient Greek and Latin at UNCC, Dr. Grote leads tours to Greece and speaks modern Greek. He answered such questions as... What approach should we have to the study of these languages? What are the main differences between ancient, medieval, and modern Greek? Should one study Latin or Greek first?

February: Logic

Tina Maclennan hosted our discussion on "What is logic, anyway?" What in the world is the difference between “formal logic” and “informal logic” and “material logic”? Where should you (or your students) begin in their study of logic, and why?

 

 

Would you like to view the recording of these events? Send your request here:

info@harveycenter.org

 

To participate in any of these free online discussions you must register by filling out the form to the right...

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