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Subject: Anyone doing A Thomas Jefferson Education?
Date Posted: 7/10/2008 3:01 AM ET
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I have only recently delved into A Thomas Jefferson Education for our homeschooling philosophy and love it!  I would love to meet others here who are doing A Thomas Jefferson Education.


Valarie in TX

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 11:24 AM ET
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What is it and how did you find out about it?


Date Posted: 7/10/2008 2:13 PM ET
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Here's a link:


It's gaining momentum around here.  I oppose it for some private reasons, but many like it - especially those already doing a classical approach.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 7:04 PM ET
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There is at least one active yahoo group on this. Just do a search of yahoo groups.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 2:07 PM ET
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Please tell us what excites you so much about this.  I am also interested.  There is a workshop near my home about this method next month, unfortunately I just can't afford to go right now.    I just requested the book from inter-library loan.  I'm looking at a few approaches right now.  My oldest child is just 8 and we have been focusing on the basic 3R's so far, but have covered other subjects using mainly a literature approach.  I am looking at this approach as well as The Principle Approach.  Can anyone compare Thomas Jefferson Education to the Principle Approach? 



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Subject: J D Hirsch Core Knowledge Curriculum
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 11:42 PM ET
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This is what we use as a guideline. It gives both a framework and allows latitude for different learning styles and preferences. It works with both religious and secular backgrounds. It will ground the child well for an academic career.

It is also much less expensive because it is not so prescriptive. The basics are right in the text (what your Xth grader should know), so you can choose to add your own flavor.)


Subject: I grew up with it
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 3:45 PM ET
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I know this is an old post, but I just thought I would comment. I was home schooled the tjed way love every second. I will be doing it with my kids. I highly recommend it.