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Life of Publicola
Recorded Class with Rachel Lebowitz

Have you ever wished you could outsource the subject of Plutarch to a Charlotte Mason Expert who is passionate about Plutarch and believes that Plutarch can also be fun and accessible? Well now you can! 

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Life of Publicola
Recorded Class with Rachel Lebowitz

Have you ever wished you could enroll your student in a Plutarch class taught by a Charlotte Mason Expert who is passionate about Plutarch – and believes that Plutarch can be fun and accessible? Well now you can!

Plutarch’s Life of Publicola will be taught by Rachel Lebowitz, owner of A Charlotte Mason Plenary and author of The Annotated Plutarch Series. 


Plutarch is one of my all-time favorite subjects! I believe in making Plutarch accessible and fun while also making it relevant to modern-day life. But because I understand that Plutarch can be intimidating and hard to understand, I created The Annotated Plutarch Series of books to make Plutarch easier for both parents and students. I want everyone to love Plutarch! 

But why should you include Plutarch in your homeschool? Charlotte Mason used Plutarch as one of the foundations of her Citizenship and Character curriculum. The purpose of Plutarch is character discernment.

Charlotte understood that Plutarch, through the biographies he wrote, is asking us to consider a person’s character:

“By the study of their biographies, we receive each man as a guest into our minds, and we seem to understand their character as the result of personal acquaintance, because we have obtained from their acts the best and most important means of forming an opinion about them. What greater pleasure could’st thou gain than this? What more valuable for the elevation of our own character?”

Character – other people’s and our own. That is what Plutarch urges us to consider.


  • Go at your own pace in this pre-recorded class
    • and still be able to interact with the instructor in the class forum if you have any questions!
  • Number of Recorded Lessons: 6
  • Co-op Member Price: $60
  • Non-Member Price: $85
  • Age recommendation: 13+
  • Semester: You will have full access to this class and the instructor during the current semester
    • Spring 2022 Semester dates: January 17th through April 30th

>>> Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here to access Member-only pricing

REQUIRED MATERIALS (not included):

For this class, we will be using The Annotated Plutarch – Publicola: Plutarch’s Lives Made Easy (2nd Edition) as well as the accompanying Plutarch Picture Study. Did you know that great artists throughout the centuries have painted scenes from Plutarch’s stories? Your student will view incredible works of art by Botticelli, Rubens, Jacques-Louis David (and more) that will bring Plutarch’s text to life.

Materials needed are:


  • Class #1: Introduction, Lessons 1 & 2
  • Class #2: Lessons 3 & 4
  • Class #3: Lessons 5 & 6
  • Class #4: Lessons 7 & 8
  • Class #5: Lessons 9 & 10
  • Class #6: Lessons 11 & 12
    • plus optional end of class assignment

Watch me talk about “Plutarch for Teens” in the video below:


  • 00:00-02:30 – Our Charlotte Mason Co-op Community
  • 02:31-11:35 – Plutarch for Teens: Publicola / Plutarch as a subject for character study
  • 11:35-14:30 – The Annotated Plutarch Series / why we use a certain translation
  • 14:30-16:31 – Plutarch Picture Study Guides / why great artists throughout history have illustrated Plutarch’s stories
  • 16:31-18:00 – Great stories transcend time and connect with each generation
  • 18:00-20:19 – “Informing ideas” that help us confront difficult subjects in a safe manner
  • 20:19-26:17 – What age should we start reading Plutarch? / Online class specifics

I would be honored to be your student’s guide to Plutarch. – Rachel 



All online classes, whether Live or Recorded, offer access to the class forum where you can interact with the instructor. You will have access to the class and the instructor for the full semester. 

You may register for a class with or without joining The Charlotte Mason Co-op. However, please note that Co-op Members enjoy many benefits including:

  • Discounted prices on classes and CM merchandise
  • Full access to the Private Co-op Area of the Forum
  • Co-op “Gatherings” that include Mom’s Afternoon Tea, CM Study Sessions, Homeschool Planning Sessions, Book Clubs, etc.
  • See the full list of benefits here

When you register for a class and/or the co-op, you will be required to take the following steps:

  1. Fill out a Registration Form – your account status will be pending until your Registration Form has been received and approved. Please note that, after checkout, you will receive an email from rachel @ with the link to fill out the Registration Form.
  2. Read and agree to The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook.
  3. Join the Forum – you can find the forum here:

Register today! We’d love to have you join us! 



Both new Members and Non-Members of The Charlotte Mason Co-op will be required to fill out and submit a Registration Form and must read and agree to the rules stated within The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook. All Members and Non-Members status will be pending until they are approved and admitted to the Forum and any classes. Any violation of the rules within the Handbook are grounds for removal from The Charlotte Mason Co-op, the Forum, and all classes. A Charlotte Mason Plenary LLC reserves the right to deny access to classes, the forum, and any memberships to anyone at our sole discretion. Cancellations / non-payments of your monthly Co-op Membership fee will un-enroll you in any classes in which you registered for within the Membership. No refunds will be given for co-op fees or class registration fees. No refunds will be offered for classes lost due to cancellation or non-payment of your Membership.

2 reviews for Plutarch for Teens Online Class: Publicola

  1. Kris Perdue (verified owner)

    Awesome Class! Our 16yr old was unsure about the class when I suggested it. However, he found himself looking forward to every class and really enjoyed the discussions on history and Government. Our son is a photographer and the art aspect really challenged him in his own photography as well.

  2. Terra-Leigh Baghurst (verified owner)

    Our 15 year old son has thoroughly enjoyed this class! It has been a fun way for him to learn about Plutarch’s lives, expanding on his history knowledge and incorporating art as well. Rachel has made this approachable and allowed me to take this subject off my plate – it’s one that I love, but have found it difficult at times to facilitate in our homeschool.

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