Short Story Seminar is part of this year’s Classical Homeschooling track (sponsored by Medi-Share).

Martin Cothran teaches a short story in an hour-and-fifteen-minute interactive session that shows an audience how a story works by corporately meditating on a great story. In the process of reading a story together and asking important questions, teachers and parents will learn how a narrative story works and why literature is such a powerful tool in enrolling the imagination in the process of teaching the truths of human reality. It is designed not only as a demonstration of how to teach literature, but as an object lesson in how to engage in Socratic discourse. This class is intended to teach how to teach by simply participating in a model class. (A copy of the story discussed is available here and it is recommended [but not required] that participants read the story before attending the seminar.)