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5. Latin is a “dead” language, but this is a good thing!
A dead language does not change due to the usage of modern speakers. This consistency makes it a very easy language for students to understand. Studying the vocabulary and the grammar of Latin aids students immensely in learning English synonyms, antonyms, prefix and suffix meanings, vocabulary, and grammatical structure and syntax.
While Classical Education is not a new concept in America, its value, structure and results are highly esteemed now more than ever in Christian schools. Trinity Lutheran School strives to be "Classically Christian in the 21st Century". The twelve truths about Classical Education, outlined below, highlight what you need to know about Classical Christian Education today!
9. Classical Lutheran education is a growing, vibrant movement in Lutheran schools and homeschools in America.
8. Students LOVE academics and the discipline of learning.
1. Classical Lutheran Education is for all students, regardless of ability.
Classical Lutheran education says all children deserve to learn what is good, true, and beautiful, to learn each subject in a logical and orderly way using the tools of the Trivium and Quadrivium, and to develop all of their God-given abilities and talents for His glory.
Trinity Lutheran School is an active member of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education.
12. Classical Lutheran education can be adopted and implemented in established Lutheran schools.
6. Classical, Lutheran educators are joyful servants of our Lord.
4. The Classical classroom utilizes stimulating lecture with enthusiastic repetition, passionate discussion between teacher and students, and creative applications.
11. The Classical Lutheran educational movement is here to stay.
Classical education is the education of Socrates, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Luther, Galileo, our country's founding father, and many other great minds throughout the history of Western Civilization. It is a way of teaching that has been tested to determine its ultimate value to the individual and to society.
Information for this page was retrieved from Erika E. Mildred's article entitled The Good News About Classical Lutheran Education. To read this article in its entirety, please visit the following website:
7. Cooperative learning, self-guided learning, and inductive learning methods are not superior to the teacher-centered instruction found in Classical Lutheran education.
2. Classical Lutheran Education enables academic prowess and mastery by having students learn Latin, memorize facts and figures, and drill all subjects to mastery, but it also equally addresses the students’ heart and soul.
In Classical Lutheran education, we do not drill for its own sake nor do we drill to produce “super students”; rather, we lay the foundation of knowledge within students in order to build upon this foundation. We seek to help them learn, discover, and expound upon what it means to be human, to be Christian, to be Lutheran.
"There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all."
Ephesians 4:4 - 6
3. Students LOVE drill work and memorization!
Classical Lutheran teachers have mastered ways to make drill work and memorization effective; chanting, clapping, actions/movement, visualization techniques, and the like all help the students achieve grammatical mastery of subjects, allowing them to transition easily into higher-level thinking activities as they develop.
10. Mathematics, the sciences, and the arts are also a vibrant part of Classical curricula.