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Dr. Michael Platt

Dr. Michael Platt


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dr. Michael Platt has studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale. Here in the States, at Dartmouth and the University of Dallas, and abroad, at Heidelberg, he has taught philosophy, theology, political philosophy, statesmanship, American government, Texas government, biomedical ethics, Rembrandt, and lots of literature. In these fields, especially on Shakespeare, Plato, and Nietzsche, he has published widely. His latest book is The Seven Wonders of Shakespeare.

At Dartmouth he proposed a Liberal Arts Program, which continues to this day at Queens College; at the University of Dallas, he taught its undergraduate core curriculum and directed the Literature part of its integrated Ph.D. program. Of his classes, John Randall, Esq. once wrote, "We all felt that we were a part of something extraordinary. No experience has matched those classes in scope or lasting effect upon myself as a student of the world." He and his wife Patricia are raising four "youngsters"-never to grow into "Teenagers."


Homeschooling Articles by Dr. Michael Platt

Teenagers: Where Do They Come From Michael Platt says teenagers are a figment of our culture that didn't exist before 1934.

The 1000 Good Books Michael Platt explains how and why to find them.

Teaching from Afar, Learning at a Distance Michael Platt teaches Shakespeare by phone.

"Go West, Young Boy, Young Girl" Want to read a western? Michael Platt gives a few book choices to begin with.

College Outside the United States You could have intense college education outside United States convention in the privacy of your own home!

Shakespeare by Phone Look at an example of students learning Shakespeare over the phone.

Why Parents Should Read Aloud to Their Children Michael Platt meets Babar, and finds a world of wonder in simply reading aloud to the little ones.

The Whole of Shakespeare Michael Platt enlightens us with the writings of Shakespeare, and what we can learn from him today.

The Declaration of America An in-depth look at the Declaration of Independence.

The Truths We Hold Self-Evident Dr. Platt continues his look at the Declaration of Independence.

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