Trinity University Drive, Bannockburn, IL 60015 United States
Why are the Great Books “great?” It is not because they are homogenous or historic, but because they are a part of a relentless pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness. The great books are the great conversation throughout history that seeks to answer the hard questions in life. How ought we live? How order things appropriately? How do we engage with one another? Stemming from the Great Books is the backbone of civil discourse itself. Reclaiming the Great Books for young minds teaches them first how to listen. Then how to think, and finally how to persuade.
At this two-day Great Books Summit, you will learn the history and significance of the Great Books and explore methods for classroom or homeschool implementation. We’ll discuss how the Great Books lay the foundation of what it means to live in civil society and how to instill that at each grade level.
Christian education is built on the tradition of the Great Books. To be a Christian educator is to hold an understanding of the great conversation and our place in it today. Whether you teach from a classical Christian perspective or not, join us to find our place in the story of this Great Conversation.
All K-12 Christian schools or homeschool groups are allotted up to 8 seats. Recommended attendees include K-12 teachers (all grade levels or subjects), academic deans, heads of schools, or related personnel. Classical and non-classical schools are encouraged to attend. This training will apply to schools without a classical curriculum and model.