Curated Curriculum at ClassicalConversationsBooks.com
HOW TO ENJOY

Welcome to relaxed conversations about interesting books with Leigh Bortins. No preparation is required, but it definitely helps to have the book in hand. Just click the book club to find the Zoom link and join in the discussion with some of Leigh’s favorite authors.

CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

The Math Map: Naturals is included in the CC membership at CCConnected.com.

Click here to join The Math Map via Zoom.

Numeracy: Singular Space

  • Jan 6: Ex Nihilo
  • Jan 16: Number Notation

Arithmetic: Linear Space

  • Jan 26: Comparison
  • Jan 30: Addition & Subtraction
  • Feb 6: Multiplication
  • Feb 13: Division
  • Feb 20: Exponentiation
  • Feb 27: Equations

Geometry: Planar Space

  • Mar 6: Straight Lines
  • Mar 13: Intersected Lines
  • Mar 20: Curved Lines
  • Mar 27: Polygons
  • Apr 3: Circles & Ellipses
  • Apr 10: Constructions
  • Apr 17: Assessment
  • Aug 21: Triangles in Circles
  • Aug 28: Intersected Shapes
  • Sep 4: Transformations

Astronomy: Human Space

  • Sep 11: Open Shapes
  • Sep 18: Solid Shapes
  • Sep 25: Locations
  • Oct 2: Populations

Harmonics: Intersecting Spaces

  • Oct 9: Matrices
  • Oct 16: Rates
  • Oct 23: Rate of Change
  • Oct 30: Accumulated Change

Imagination: n-Space

  • Nov 6: Complex Numbers
  • Nov 13: Proofs
  • Nov 20: Seeing the Unseen
  • None (Thanksgiving): Reflection
CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

Click here to join Words Aptly Spoken via Zoom.

Scribblers at Home

Foundations

Essentials

Words Aptly Spoken: Children’s Literature
(Click to Purchase)

Words Aptly Spoken: American Literature
(Click to Purchase)

Integrated Strands

Parent Resources

  • July 6: Beauty for Truth’s Sake by Stratford Caldecott
  • July 13: The Case for Classical, Christian Education by Doug Wilson
  • July 20: Classical Education Made Approachable by CCMM
  • July 27: Norms and Nobility by David Hicks

Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature
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Free Market Economics

Poetry

Ancients

  • Nov 2: Heroes of the City of Man by Peter Leithart with Euripedes
  • Nov 9: Heroes of the City of Man by Peter Leithart with Oedipus
  • Nov 16: Heroes of the City of Man by Peter Leithart with The Aeneid
  • Nov 23: The Mayflower Compact (Thanksgiving Special)
  • Nov 30: Heroes of the City of Man by Peter Leithart with the Odyssey

Leadership Books

CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

Click here to join Unfragmented via Zoom.

Abolition: Overcoming the Christian Establishment by Kevin R Novak
(Click to Purchase)

  • January 5
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26

Thank God for Bitcoin by Jimmy Song et all
(Click to Purchase)

  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 16
  • February 23

Knowledge and Power by George Gilder
(Click to Purchase)

  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • March 30

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlett
(Click to Purchase)

  • April 6
  • April 13
  • April 20
  • April 27

Is Public Education Necessary? by Samuel Blumenfeld
(Click to Purchase)

  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18
  • May 25

That Hideous Strength: A Deeper Look at How the West Was Lost by Melvin Tinker
(Click to Purchase)

  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Words Aptly Spoken: American Documents with –
(Click to Purchase)

  • July 6: Declaration of Independence
  • July 13: The Article of Confederation
  • July 20: The US Constitution
  • July 27: The Northwest Ordinance

Sheckles with Shackles by Christian Education Initiative
(Click to Purchase)

  • August 3

The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley
(Purchase Link Coming Soon)

  • August 10
  • August 17
  • August 24
  • August 31

Freedomnomics by John R. Lott, Jr.
(Click to Purchase)

  • September 7
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein
(Click to Purchase)

  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19
  • October 26

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl
(Click to Purchase)

  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 23
  • November 30

Romans 13: The Tre Meaning of Submission by Timothy Baldwin and Chuck Baldwin
(Click to Purchase)

  • December 7
  • December 14
  • December 21
  • December 28
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Purpose

To grow in joyful community by learning together. These clubs are a simple way to learn in community by reading and listening together on a regular basis. It’s book club without the homework!

Structure

  • Listen to the audiobook and read along (30-45 minutes)
  • Share personal takeaways as a group (15 minutes)

Best Practices

  • Share a brief reminder at the start of each meeting to encourage reflection as the group listens and reads together.
  • After the reading, open the discussion by sharing what you learnt and/or disagreed with.
  • Encourage dialogue by offering thoughts on the reading without sounding like an authority figure.
  • Act as a moderator for the discussion portion.
  • Encourage members to keep their comments to under two minutes so everyone has a chance to share.
  • Include page numbers and quotes in your sharing so others can follow along.
  • Include personal anecdotes to encourage others to be vulnerable in their reflections.
  • Present disagreements respectfully. Healthy disagreements should invite reflection and learning.
  • Don’t worry if some members do not share.