Catholic Education — Study Aids

Catholic Culture Unit #7 — Education
covers Cathedral and Monastery Schools, Teaching Guilds, Early Universities, Classical curriculum, Scholasticism, and Catholic Scholars.

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These pages summarize much of the material needed to study for the Catholic Education unit review questions and are derived from public domain sources.

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Overview — Christian Education
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Christian Schools and Teaching Orders
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Scholars of the Middle Ages
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Merchant and Craft Guilds
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Great Universities of Christendom
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Catholic Schools in the Americas
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Patron Saints of Students, Teachers, and Schools
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Printable Homework Questions

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Recommended Reading

The primary book and video series recommended as a reference for the Catholic Education unit is How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods.

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How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods
No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church—and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. In this book Professor Thomas E. Woods explain the Church's profound role in shaping Western civilization and goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. Gifts such as modern science, free-market economics, science, music, and the idea of human rights come from the Catholic Church.

Reading Assignment:     Chapter 4, pp 47-66
(4) The Church and the University

Online Videos of Interest

The most important videos for the Catholic Education division are from Thomas Wood's Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization series. These are essential viewing.