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As advocates of literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a civil and just society, advancing the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
We love hearing from Great Books discussion group participants, and especially enjoy when they tell us about the impact reading and discussing literature had on their lives. Virginia Tschanz, a painter and writer from Westminster, Colorado, recently told us about her experience discovering Great Books in the 1960s. We’re grateful for Virginia’s positive words and for taking the time to share them
In the mid 1970s, several of us mothers of elementary-age children were introduced to the Great Books Foundation when we enrolled in the Junior Great Books leadership training classes in Denver. Our inspiration led to volunteering as “teachers” of Junior
We know teachers are expected to provide more and more informational texts to their students, and not just in English Language Arts. With so many texts to choose from, how do you know you’re adding quality and engaging nonfiction readings to your classroom? Rely on Great Books expertise to guide you! Our new Junior Great Books® Nonfiction Inquiry materials for grades 3–5 bring inquiry-based learning
E.L. Doctorow, an American novelist of tremendous literary invention and political conscience, passed away on July 21. His novel Ragtime made him a household name in the 1970’s, but his masterpiece may well be The Book of Daniel.
Read the New York Times tribute to learn more.