What grade level is Junior Great Books?
The Junior Great Books program for grades 6-8 features outstanding literature by award-winning authors.
Who created the Great Books program?
Two University of Chicago educators, Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler, launched a series of Great Books “Shared Inquiry™ seminars” with prominent and enthusiastic Chicagoans.
What do great books do?
“By reading the ‘Great Books’ we gain the insight and knowledge of our ancestors and begin to understand how we have been formed. These books are our guide through life by giving us morals, understanding, and perspective beyond ourselves.
What is shared inquiry?
Shared Inquiry™ is a method of teaching and learning that enables people of all ages to explore the ideas, meaning, and information found in everything they read. It centers on interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer and can lead to engaging and insightful conversations about the text.
How do I know if my book is any good?
The 5 Elements of a Good Book
- A strong opening: A great book grabs readers on the first page and doesn’t let go until they’ve reached the end of the book.
- Compelling characters: Most great works of literary fiction have one thing in common: rich, compelling characters.
What are the five guidelines for Inquiry?
Listen to or read the selection twice before participating in the discussion.
What is Junior Great Books ®?
Simple Set Up for Teachers and Students! We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit best known for having originated the Shared Inquiry method of teaching and learning. Our flagship K–8 program, Junior Great Books ®, has been a favorite of teachers and students for more than 7 decades.
How much does Junior Great Books digital classroom cost?
Contact us to add Junior Great Books Digital Classroom access to any K–8 student or teacher print purchase for only $10 per user annually. Junior Great Books® Digital Classroom for grades K–8 brings our high-quality fiction and nonfiction programs to your students, wherever and however you are meeting with them!
What is included in the Junior Great Books classroom bundle?
Our classroom bundles include everything you need to successfully use Junior Great Books® in your classroom—teacher materials, student materials for 30 students, and online training to prepare you to begin using the Great Books Foundation’s…
What is the Great Books curriculum at St John’s College?
Great Books Curriculum. St. John’s College was founded in 1696 and is best known for the Great Books curriculum that was adopted in 1937. While the list of books has evolved over the last century, the tradition of all students reading foundational texts of Western civilization remains. The books read at St.