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5 Classic Books in the Robinson Curriculum for Homeschooling: A Review of American History, Literature, and Survival

The Robinson Curriculum is a self-study curriculum designed by Arthur Robinson, a scientist, and educator, for homeschooling children. The curriculum focuses on the core subjects of mathematics, science, and language arts, and emphasizes self-study, mastery, and the use of classic literature. In this review, we will be looking at books #71-75 in the Robinson Curriculum, which includes The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant, The Biography of George Washington by Washington Irving, Hiawatha, The Prince and the Pauper, and Robinson Crusoe.

Book #71: The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant is an autobiographical work written by Ulysses S Grant, the 18th President of the United States. The book provides a firsthand account of Grant's life and experiences, including his military career and his time as President. The book is well-written and provides a unique insight into the life of one of America's most prominent historical figures. It is an...

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3 Arguments For Encouraging Your Kids To Read The Classics

new west press reading May 07, 2022

I remember the first time I read my first classic novel; it was an experience I will never forget. Why didn't I start doing this sooner? Why did I assume reading anything other than non-fiction to learn something practical was a waste of time? As Ma Ingalls would say.."For shame, for shame." 

Growing up, I was a voracious reader, reading everything I could get my hands on, such babysitter club books, goosebumps, Highlights magazine, and books like "How to Eat Friend Worms." 

While those books served their noble purpose of fostering a love of reading, I realize now that they didn't leave much room for personal growth. While fun books teach us the pleasures of escaping between the pages, classics teach us lessons we didn't know we needed to learn. 


Today's video shows that while kids need to read what they love, it is also important as parents to steer them towards classic literature from time to time or more frequently. Having classics embedded into a homeschool...

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