CenterForLit re-filmed Teaching the Classics in 2016 using high quality video and audio.  We also redesigned, revised, and expanded the syllabus notebook. The second edition now includes the following features:

  • Eight one-hour DVD sessions featuring 2+ hours of additional content:

    • Line-by-line explanations of each question on the Socratic List

    • Extended discussions of teaching philosophy and techniques

    • Additional tips for teachers on lesson planning and scope & sequence development

    • A live “FAQ” discussion addressing common teacher questions

    • Live readings of classic stories with first edition illustrations by the original artists

    • Music from Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor

  • A 120-page syllabus notebook featuring 25 pages of additional content:

    • Expanded discussion notes for each DVD session

    • A reorganized Socratic List of discussion questions

    • A revised bibliography of recommended books for students of all ages

    • Expanded lists of literary devices, terms, and definitions

    • Links to new supplemental resources designed for the Teaching the Classics method

IMPORTANT NOTE: Teaching the Classics, Second Edition (2017) presents the same tried and true method for reading and discussing literature that has been helping parents and teachers since 2004.  Though the presentation has been significantly updated, seminar alumni investigating the new edition will find the essential techniques unchanged.

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This is such an enlightening course. I feel cheated in my education never to have experienced literature this way. Thank you is not a big enough sentiment—my gratitude runs much deeper!
— Renee in Texas
Adam makes a difficult concept as easy as following a recipe. Thank you for helping me succeed as a teacher.
— Nancy in California
After watching your DVDs, my kids and I started with picture books. Then I decided to tackle Great Expectations. My kids loved talking about the setting, the characters, the plot, the conflict, and the theme. We are looking forward to more classics next year. All I can say is thank you!
— Mary in Ohio