Leigh’s Book Clubs

I invite you to join me and my co-hosts as we share our love for the classical conversations that inform our love of Christ. No preparations are needed, but it would be helpful to have the club’s book in hand. Learn more by participating!

HOW TO ENJOY THE BOOK CLUBS

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.

The Math Map book club
BOOK CLUB CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

Numeracy: Singular Space

  • Jan 9: 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
Words Aptly Spoken book club
BOOK CLUB CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

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
(Click to Purchase)

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

Unfragmented book club
BOOK CLUB CALENDAR AND RESOURCES

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

Podcast Channels

Featured Podcasts

Relatable podcast by Allie Beth Stuckey
American Thought Leaders podcast
FreedomWorks Podcasts
Recommended to watch: Sam Sorbo, “School’s Out” on reconditioning our children.
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Checkout Leigh’s Latest Podcasts

A Discussion on Homeschooling with FreedomWorks

February 24, 2021 by lbortins


America’s Broken Education System—Leigh Bortins Talks Classical Education, Homeschool

January 4, 2021 by lbortins


There’s a BETTER Way to Educate Your Kids than Public School

December 28, 2020 by lbortins

Books by Leigh

Leigh’s Latest Articles

I Wasn’t a Christian When I Started Homeschooling

January 31, 2021 by lbortins

When we began homeschooling our sons in 1984, neither my husband nor I were Christians, but we valued academics and loved the idea of raising life-long learners. Thanks to the intense love I received from other homeschooling moms early in our journey, I gave my life to Christ when our oldest sons were preschoolers and did my best to grow in Christ right alongside my children. From the start, it was clear that a firm foundation in Christ and the accountability of a supportive community were essential to our success – not only as homeschoolers, but also as a family. Read More


Choosing Your Childs Education

October 13, 2020 by lbortins

One of the many unexpected consequences of the events of this year has been the heightened awareness of the issue of educational choice. Leigh Bortins, a homeschooling expert and founder of the curriculum company Classical Conversations, has been encouraging parents for years to take the reins when it comes to their children’s education and consider the options available. I spoke to her recently about those options. Read More

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Classical Conversations Podcast

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