We have a couple of options for acquiring student materials for group-learning and classroom use.
This document explains our copyright policy and licensing principles for reproducing Well-Trained Mind Press student materials. In the article, we explain the options, and address the cost-benefit provided in each to help you get the best value for your pod, microschool, co-op, and school classes, whether online, in-person, or hybrid. Please start with this document and then gather more specifics from the rest of this FAQ.
Here is the list of student materials for which we sell a license. Product Licenses
Here is the link to the Well-Trained Mind Press store where you can purchase materials in physical or digital formats. You can purchase physical products (printed, CDs) from other vendors; digital products are available on our webstore.
More Information about Licenses
Student materials may be licensed for copying at a flat rate per book, per class of up to 30 students, per year. For example, if you have a class of 25 students, and you use the Student Pages from The Story of the World, Volume 1, you pay the license fee for that book. That gives you the right to copy the relevant pages for each student in that year’s class. If you have two classes 25 students each, you would purchase two licenses. If you have one class of 25 students, but you license two books, the Student Pages and the Written Comprehension Questions, then, you purchase a license for each product. The license must be renewed each year for each book, each class of up to 30 students.
To purchase a license, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of the materials you wish to license, the name and address of your organization. Include a call-back number so we can get payment information. If you are to be invoiced, we can email that to you. Or, you can mail us a check with the same information; include an email address so we can send you a receipt or invoice. Our address and other contact information is in the link at the end of this article.
More Information about Purchasing the Student Materials
You can purchase the student materials and distribute them to your students/families, or you can ask the families to purchase the physical materials from us and from other vendors; the digital materials are available only from us at The Well-Trained Mind Store. COVID info: many teachers prefer the family-purchased-PDF option because it provides flexibility for in-person and at-home instruction, and it reduces the burden of reproducing and distributing copies to students.
Teaching materials are available in physical format from us and from other vendors; the digital materials are available only from us at The Well-Trained Mind Store. Some teachers are finding it easier to have the instructor materials on their laptop or tablet, using the PDF.
We've priced the student materials so they are as accessible as possible to those who need them, and have provided options to give teachers and families flexibility to meet both economic and ease-of-use goals. By honoring copyright and participating honestly in generous licensing and purchase options, you help us to stay in business, so we can continue to provide top-notch classical curriculum to all kinds of instructional venues.
If you need additional information please call our office during our business hours, or submit this form so that we may respond by email. Email generally gets you a faster response in the work-from-home COVID days.