This book has a lot of great ideas. While I'm not homeschool but supplementing my children's public school education, I really liked the suggestions for logic and rhetoric as well as foreign language study. There are suggested materials and lesson plans so that you approach the subject appropriate to the age level and maturity. It gives a good guideline which I hadn't a clue until I read this book. I did skip over the reading/writing and grammar parts as I had previous read her other book specifically dealing with that topic. I'm not sure how successful I will be in actually teaching my children the classics such as logic, rhetoric and maybe Latin but it'll definite give me something to work off of when the time comes.