Rebekah Merkle knows which high school classes you like and which you roll your eyes at, which books you enjoy and which you kinda skim. That's because she went through this whole thing called classical education, too: She was a guinea pig in one of the very first classical Christian schools in the country.
Written for students by a (former) student, Classical Me, Classical Thee is lighthearted and—most importantly for you busy high-schoolers—very short. It has a simple goal: to explain why you students are doing what you do in class. (SPOILER: Grades aren't the point—you won't use your knowledge of the Iliad Book 5 every year until you die.)
What you do in class is a drill—and nobody drills for the sake of the drill. You do drills so that you can win the game. The real tragedy, though, would be if you didn't know you were doing drills... or didn't know there was a game at all.
Grades aren't the point. So drill to win.
Debuted as Number 1 in Children's & Teen's Christian Education
"full of profound, but simple explanations for the reasons why behind classical, Christian education. I recommend this book for both classical students and parents. It is a playful, easy read." -Joy Hale, Covenant Christian Academy
"My daughter loves it." -Brian
"What an amazing, engaging, inspiring and wonderful defense of classical, Christian education. It was well worth the short read." -Melissa
"As a parent who is choosing classical Christian education for my children, this book excellently sums up why." -Heather
"I am a Classical Conversations Challenge II Tutor and I’m giving every student in my class a copy. Great stuff!" -Miranda
"This was an amazing and inspiring book. This was really what I needed to encourage me during school" -Josiah
"Eye opener & great insight on Classical Education! I’ve been considering classical education for a year now but I am afraid of change. I currently have children in public school but this book has changed my mind on how I want my kids to be educated." -a reader