Resources for a classical curriculum and to help in your homeschool study of ancient history.
Veteran homeschoolers Jessie Wise and Susan Wise provide the background and resources for choosing and using the classical approach in your homeschool. The classical approach involves the "trivium" (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and stages of learning, familiar from Dorothy Sayers. Addresses the socialization so-called issue. For all ages.
Laura M. Berquist's "Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum : A Guide to Catholic Home Education" is for people who have already decided they want to used the classical approach to educating their children. It contains suggestions for curriculum, books, the author's comments on them, and notes on what not to do. Organized by grade level.
Rose Williams wrote this as a fun, easy-to-read history of Rome for students studying Latin. It takes you from the beginning of the story to the fall of the Roman Empire in under 200 tongue-in-cheek, yet historical pages.
Like Once Upon the Tiber
, this is a Bolchazy-Carducci publication designed for Latin students. To Be a Roman
, by Margaret A. Brucia and Gregory N. Daugherty, is designed for young students, especially those beginning Latin, so that they will have the background for what they will soon be translating. It's better than that, though, since it provides a thorough overview of those aspects of Roman daily life that anyone would be interested in.