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Saving Western civilization one student at a time.

Summer 2017

Christianity & Classical Culture as the Basis of American Civilization by Russell Kirk How J. R. R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are by Joseph Pearce



Letter From the Editor



ost people think topsoil is just dirt. But it is far more than that. When people lived closer to the land, they knew this, but now farming is mechanized and we have an industrialized food system. To most people, this all seems just fine. Food is easy to get—and cheap. What else matters? What few people hear about is the degradation of the soil that produces our food. According to many reports, we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate. According to one expert we are losing "30 soccer fields of soil every minute." In an article in Time magazine, John Crawford at the University of Sydney says we are "stripping the topsoil of nutrients at 10 to 40 times the rate that it can be naturally replenished." Over-farming. Over-grazing. Deforestation. The use of artificial chemicals. "Simply put," says Crawford, "we take too much from the soil and don’t put enough back." Harry Caudill, a writer who worked for years as a country attorney in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, described how topsoil is formed: The first layer is made up of clearly recognizable leaves from the most recent autumn. The next layer is less recognizable, the one after that formless, and finally there is a rich mass of unremembered mold from remote times. But the plant atop this composition grows out of it all, is nourished by it all, and contributes to it all. The composite layer is the plant's heritage.

According to Scientific American, it takes a thousand years to produce an inch and a quarter of topsoil. Through proper care of their land, farmers can help in this process by continually giving back to it. But it still takes a long time. 2

Letter from the Editor

"A culture," says Caudill, "is accumulated in the same manner, an accretion deposited by each generation." Six or eight generations back, the deposits become formless, but the influences persist. We cannot escape the consequences of what those old dead generations did and left to us. Daily we confront in others, and ourselves act out, influences whose social beginnings were old in Europe when Caesar's legions sailed for Britain.

Culture is lost and degraded in the same way as topsoil—through the failure to preserve and replenish it. Instead of inculcating in each new generation a knowledge and appreciation of the ideals and values that constitute the underlying layers of our Christian civilization—a civilization with deep roots in Greek philosophy and poetry, Roman social and civil order, and the Hebrew nation's record of its dealings with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—we increasingly use up the benefits of our past without putting anything back from which future generations can thrive. We used to have a way of preserving our cultural topsoil. It was called "education." We grew each new generation out of the richness of our past so they could add back to the cultural soil. But our industrialized education system no longer considers passing on our heritage to students to be a priority. The primary purpose of classical education is to pass on the accumulated wisdom of Western civilization. And it does this through the proper cultivation, not of the soil, but of the soul—a practice that not only uses the heritage we have been given, but adds another layer to it.


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38 American Studies & Modern European History 39 Geography

Letter from the Editor by Martin Cothran Lost in Translation by Paul Schaeffer & Jacob Bowe The Two Ways We Argue by Martin Cothran


Planting the Seed for a Life-Long Engagement with Art

17 Arithmetic & Math 58 Science

by Dr. Carol Reynolds

40 Christianity & Classical Culture as the Basis for American Civilization by Russell Kirk

46 C'est Sa Raison d'Être by Cheryl Swope 52 How J. R. R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are by Joseph Pearce

60 What Is Western Civilization? by Martin Cothran CLASSICAL CORE CURRICULUM

4 Curriculum Packages & Supplements 5 Read-Aloud Programs 34 Curriculum Map Yearly Outlook

Preschool - Grade 10 JK - Grade 6 JK - Grade 10


43 Special-Needs Curriculum Packages 45 Special-Needs Spelling, Reading, & Writing

Level A - Level 3 Ages 4+


48 49 50 51

Alphabet, Numbers, & Enrichment

Ages 4+

Reading & Phonics

Ages 5+

Copybooks & Journals

Grades K-6

New American Cursive

Grades K-Adult


54 Literature Study Guides 56 Introduction to Composition, Poetry,

Grades 1-12

57 Classical Composition

Grades 4-12

Grades 2+

IEW Writing, & English Grammar


64 65 66 68

D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths & Famous Men Series

Grades 3-8

Dorothy Mills Histories

Grades 6+

Classical Literature & Supplements Christian Studies

Grades 2+ Grades 3+

Grades K+ Grades 3+


20 21 22 24

Prima Latina & Supplements

Grades 1-4

Latina Christiana & Supplements

Grades 3-6

First Form Latin Series & Supplements

Grades 5-12

Upper School Latin, NLE Prep Guides, & French

Grades 5-12

25 Grammar School Greek & Supplements 26 First Form Greek

Grades 4+ Grades 8-12


30 Traditional Logic & Supplements 31 Classical Rhetoric & Supplements 31 Aristotle's Material Logic

Grades 7-12 Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12


33 Early Sacred Music 58 Art Posters, Art Cards, Creating Art,

Grades 8+ Grades K+

Exploring America's Musical Heritage, Discovering Music


16 Classical Education Resources 27 Memoria Press Online Academy 63 2017 Sodalitas Gathering & Teacher Training Conference REGISTER TODAY! Sodalitas Gathering - Louisville, KY CLSA Teacher Training - Louisville, KY

July 10-11 July 12-14

Grades 6+ Grades K-12

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$225 Full Set (all books + Curriculum Manual) $30 Curriculum Manual Only • • • • • • • • • • • •

Preschool: Curriculum Manual Prayers for Children Jesus Is With Me Jesus Hears Me Jesus Knows Me Big Red Barn The Best Mouse Cookie Little Fur Family Bunny's Noisy Book From Head to Toe Goodnight Moon Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Numbers, Colors, Shapes


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Classical Core Curriculum JR. KINDERGARTEN $140 Full Set (all books + Curriculum Manual) $45 Consumable Books Set (for additional students) $30 Curriculum Manual Only

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The Very Busy Spider Good Night, Gorilla The Tale of Peter Rabbit Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings My Very First Book of Shapes ABC: Amazing Alphabet Book Put Me in the Zoo Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb Cars and Trucks From A to Z My First Counting Book The Animals' Christmas Eve Big Dog ... Little Dog Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? My First Real Mother Goose 1 Is One

• Jr. Kindergarten Curriculum Manual • Counting With Numbers • Numbers & Colors Book • Prayers for Children • Alphabet Books 1 & 2 • Numbers Coloring Book • Alphabet Coloring Book • Alphabet Flashcards

• Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever • Big Thoughts for Little People (Devotional) • Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Poetry) • The Book of Crafts: Jr. Kindergarten • Manuscript Wall Charts • My Very Own Scissors Book

Supplemental Read-Aloud Program $340.00 A set of 34 classic picture books chosen for their beauty in prose and illustration. A great addition to any children's library, one book is read aloud and discussed each week in Jr. Kindergarten.

Coordinates with Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum packages or for use as a stand-alone enrichment program.

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Kindergarten Read-Aloud pictured below.

Jr. Kindergarten Read-Aloud $340 Kindergarten Read-Aloud $275 Kindergarten Science & Enrichment $325 First Grade Read-Aloud $290 First Grade Science & Enrichment $350 Second Grade Read-Aloud $290 Second Grade Science & Enrichment $350 Third Grade Read-Aloud Novels $150 Third Grade Read-Aloud Picture Books $300 Third Grade American/Modern $120 (p. 38) Fourth Grade Read-Aloud $120 Fourth Grade American/Modern $80 (p. 38) Fifth Grade Read-Aloud $100 Fifth Grade American/Modern $55 (p. 38) Sixth Grade Read-Aloud $50 Sixth Grade American/Modern $50 (p. 38)

Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $90 CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year

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KINDERGARTEN PHONICS & SPELLING First Start Reading set; Classical Phonics; Phonics Flashcards (p. 49); Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book K; Scamp and Tramp; Soft and White; Fun in the Sun; Animal Alphabet Coloring Book; Primary Phonics Readers 1-4 sets (40 books total); Core Skills Phonics K & 1







CHRISTIAN The Story Bible; Christian Studies Enrichment



Kindergarten Enrichment; Kindergarten Art Cards; Kindergarten Book of Crafts (p. 48); Animals, Animals; A Child's Book of Poems; Music Enrichment

Numbers Book set; Rod & Staff Arithmetic 1 Student (part 1), Teacher, and Practice Sheets (p. 17); FlashKids Addition & Subtraction Flashcards

PENMANSHIP Copybook I; Composition & Sketchbook I (p. 50)

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LITERATURE StoryTime Treasures set; More StoryTime Treasures set; Teacher Key (p. 54); Winter on the Farm, Christmas in the Big Woods, Little House Christmas Treasury



Primary Phonics Readers 5-6 sets (20 books total); Core Skills Phonics 2; Spelling Workout B set; Phonics Guide for Reading and Spelling, Grade 1

Copybook II; Composition & Sketchbook II; New American Cursive 1; Cursive Practice Sheets; Alphabet Wall Poster (pp. 50-51); Penmanship Tablet

CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year

ENRICHMENT First Grade Enrichment (p. 48); First Grade Art Cards (p. 58)

MATH Rod & Staff Arithmetic 1 Student (Parts 1-2) and Speed Drills (p. 17)

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Prima Latina complete set (p. 20)

Rod & Staff Patterns of Nature

Lesson Plans for One Year

AMERICAN/ MODERN Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans (p. 38)



Second Grade Literature set (p. 54); Second Grade Literature Dictionary (p. 54)

Rod & Staff Arithmetic 2 Student (Units 1-5), Teacher (Parts 1-2), Blacklines (p. 17)



New American Cursive 2 (p. 51); Copybook Cursive I; Composition & Sketchbook II (p. 50); Prima Latina Copybook (p. 20); Penmanship Tablet

Phonics Guide for Reading and Spelling, Grade 2; Spelling Workout C set; Core Skills Phonics 3







ENRICHMENT Second Grade Enrichment (p. 48); Second Grade Art Cards (p. 58)

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Classical Core Curriculum


Classical Core Curriculum








Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $195



Latina Christiana set, LC Review Worksheets set (p. 21); Ludere Latine set (p. 20)

Mammals set (p. 58)

CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year





States & Capitals set; FlashKids States and Capitals Flashcards (p. 39)

All Things Fun & Fascinating (p. 56)

New American Cursive 3 (p. 51)

Rod & Staff Arithmetic 3 Student, Teacher, Supplemental Worksheets and Key, Blacklines, Speed Drills; FlashKids Multiplication and Division Flashcards (p. 17)




D'Aulaires' Greek Myths set (p. 64); Timeline set (p. 67)

English Grammar Recitation and Workbook I set (p. 56); Core Skills Language Arts 3

Spelling Workout D set



Christian Studies I set; The Golden Children's Bible; Memory Verse Flashcards; Old Testament Flashcards (p. 68)

Third Grade Literature set (p. 54); Poetry for the Grammar Stage set (p. 56); The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

New to Memoria Press? You need this item from Second Grade. Latina Christiana Flashcards $14.95

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Spelling Workout E set

Rod & Staff Arithmetic 4 Student, Teacher (Parts 1-2), Tests, Speed Drills, Speed Drill Packet (p. 17)

Lesson Plans for One Year




LITERATURE Fourth Grade Literature set (p. 54); Papa Panov's Special Day; More About Paddington; The Christmas Story; Good King Wenceslas





Classical Composition I: Fable Student, Teacher, DVDs (p. 57)

The Book of Astronomy set (p. 58)

Copybook Cursive II (p. 50)

Core Skills Language Arts 4

Transitioning to the Classical Core Curriculum in Grade 4? In our third grade package, students complete half of D'Aulaires' Greek Myths, Latina Christiana, Christian Studies I, and States & Capitals. The purchase of this package assumes that you have the books that are in our third grade package and have completed the first half of them. If you are starting the Classical Core Curriculum in fourth grade, we have a discounted transitional package for you: $555 Grade 4 for New Users Visit for a complete book list and more information.

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First Form Latin complete set (p. 22); Lingua Angelica I set (p. 20)

Lesson Plans for One Year




Classical Composition II: Narrative Student, Teacher, DVDs (p. 57)

English Grammar Recitation Workbook II set (p. 56); Core Skills Language Arts 5

Rod & Staff Arithmetic 5 Student, Teacher (Parts 1-2), Tests, Speed Drills (p. 17)




Geography I set, including The United States Review set; Geography Flashcards (p. 39)

Famous Men of Rome set (p. 64)

Christian Studies II Student and Teacher (p. 68)




Spelling Workout F set

The Book of Insects set (p. 58)

Fifth Grade Literature set (p. 54)

NEW USER ADD-ON SET $108 – New to Memoria Press? You need these items from prior years. Timeline Program, Poetry for the Grammar Stage set, English Grammar Recitation, The Golden Children's Bible, Old Testament Flashcards, Memory Verse Flashcards

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Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $165 CURRICULUM MANUAL



Second Form Latin complete set (p. 22)

Geography II set, including Geography I Review set (p. 39)

Lesson Plans for One Year

MATH Rod & Staff Arithmetic 6 Student, Teacher (Parts 1-2), Quizzes & Speed Drills, Tests (p. 17)









Classical Composition III: Chreia/Maxim Student, Teacher, DVDs (p. 57)

Famous Men of the Middle Ages set (p. 64)




English Grammar Recitation Workbook III set (p. 56); Core Skills Language Arts 6

Spelling Workout G set

What's That Bird? set (p. 59); Exploring the History of Medicine set (p. 59)



Sixth Grade Literature set (p. 54)

Christian Studies III Student and Teacher; New Testament Flashcards (p. 68)

NEW USER ADD-ON SET $113 – New to Memoria Press? You need these items from prior years. Timeline Program, Poetry for the Grammar Stage set, English Grammar Recitation, The Golden Children's Bible, Memory Verse Flashcards, Geography Flashcards

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Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $175



Third Form Latin complete set (p. 23)

Classical Composition IV: Refutation & Confirmation Student, Teacher, DVDs (p. 57)

CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year




Spelling Workout H set

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic set (p. 38); 200 Questions About American History set and Flashcards (p. 38); The Story of the World, Vol. 4 (p. 16)

Famous Men of Greece set (p. 64); Horatius at the Bridge (p. 66); The Greek Alphabet set (p. 25)

CHRISTIAN Christian Studies IV Student, Teacher, & Reader (p. 68)



College of the Redwoods Pre-Algebra set (p. 17)

The Book of Trees set; Exploring the World of Biology set (p. 59)



English Grammar Recitation Workbook IV set (p. 56); Core Skills Language Arts 7

Seventh Grade Literature set (p. 55)

NEW USER ADD-ON SET $70 – New to Memoria Press? You need these items from prior years. Timeline Program, Poetry for the Grammar Stage set, English Grammar Recitation

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Classical Core Curriculum


Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $160 CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year



The Book of the Ancient Greeks set (p. 65); The Iliad set & DVDs (p. 66); The Odyssey set & DVDs (p. 66)

Rod & Staff English 8 set










Fourth Form Latin complete set (p. 23); Henle Latin I set (p. 24)

Classical Composition V: Common Topic Student, Teacher, DVDs (p. 57)

The Book of the Ancient World set (p. 65)




Prentice Hall Classics Algebra 1 set (p. 17)

Exploring Planet Earth set (p. 59)

Geography III Text, Student, Teacher and Classroom Atlas (p. 39)



Eighth Grade Literature set (p. 55); Poetry & Short Stories: American Literature set (p. 56); Bard of Avon

First Form Greek (p. 26)

Algebra 1 Online Instructional Lessons (p. 17)

New to Memoria Press? You need this item from Fifth Grade. Geography Flashcards $19.95

(Not included in set price listed above.)

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Henle Latin II Lesson Plans, Quizzes & Tests, Text, and Key (p. 24); Latin Grammar for the Grammar Stage (p. 25)

The Story of Christianity set (p. 68)

CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year




Traditional Logic I & II complete sets (p. 30)

Classical Composition VI: Encomium, Invective, & Comparison Student & Teacher (p. 57)

Novare Physical Science Text and Resource CD (p. 59)




The Book of the Ancient Romans set (p. 65); The Aeneid set and DVDs (p. 66)

Prentice Hall Classics Algebra II set (p. 17)

A Concise History of the American Republic, Year I Student and Teacher (p. 38)

LITERATURE/POETRY Ninth Grade Literature set (p. 55); Poetry, Prose, & Drama: Book I set (p. 56); The Book of the Middle Ages text (p. 65)

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Mueller's Caesar (De Bello Gallico) Text, Teacher's Guide, and Lesson Plans (p. 24)

History of the Early Church set (p. 68)

Classical Composition VII: Characterization Student, Teacher (p. 57)






Medea & the Other Plays set & DVDs; The Three Theban Plays set & DVDs; The Oresteian Trilogy set & DVDs (p. 66)

Material Logic complete set (p. 31)

McDougal Littell Geometry set (p. 17)



A Concise History of the American Republic, Year II Student and Teacher (p. 38)

Tenth Grade Literature set (p. 55); Poetry & Prose: Book II Set (p. 56)

Science Recommendations: Modern Biology is an extremely well-designed text and is the one used at Highlands Latin School, where, because the text contains a section on evolution not acceptable to many Christians, a teacher can treat issues of human origins and development separately. But we also have a high regard for the specifically creation-oriented A Beka text (designed for Christian schools) and Apologia (for homeschools). We have removed science from the 10th grade package in order to give you the opportunity to choose the right course for your family. Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology Modern Biology A Beka Biology

New to Memoria Press? You need this item from Ninth Grade. A Concise History of the American Republic Text $148.95

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Don't forget to check out Memoria Press Read-Aloud Programs on page 5.

Classical Core Curriculum


Don't need an entire package?

The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer

Lesson Plans by Subject $3.00 - $15.00 per subject Memoria Press' lesson plans by subject allow you to tailor the Classical Core Curriculum to your own needs. These plans retain our week-at-a-glance layout, which gives you the standard program for that grade for individual subjects.

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Prima Latina Latina Christiana First Form Series Literature Famous Men Series First Start Reading New American Cursive / Copybooks Iliad & Odyssey Geography Math & Science AND MORE!

OR Shop entire list online:

VOL. 1: Ancient Times

VOL. 3: Early Modern Times

$16.95 paperback $39.95 audiobook

$16.95 paperback $49.95 audiobook

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(summer reading before 7th grade)

VOL. 2: The Middle Ages

VOL. 4: The Modern Age

$16.95 paperback $44.95 audiobook

$16.95 paperback $54.95 audiobook

(summer reading before 6th grade)

(summer reading before 8th grade)

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Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World fits perfectly as an overview to the time periods students study in our Classical Core packages (pp. 9-12). They make great supplemental summer reading!

Grades K-2 Kindergarten $35.00 First Grade $35.00 Second Grade $35.00

11"x17" Art Posters Coordinates with Art Cards included in Classical Core Curriculum packages (pp. 5-7). For more information, see page 56.

Classical Education Resources The Schools We Need:

The Well-Trained Mind:



And Why We Don't Have Them by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Climbing Parnassus:

The Well-Educated Mind:

A New Apologia for Greek and Latin by Tracy Lee Simmons

A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer



A Preface to Paradise Lost

by C. S. Lewis $29.95

The Great Tradition: Classic Readings in What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being edited by Richard M. Gamble


From Achilles to Christ:

The Great Books: A Journey Through 2,500 Years



Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics by Louis Markos


A Guide to Classical Education at Home, 4th Edition by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise

Classical Core Curriculum

of the West's Classic Literature by Anthony O'Hear

Math Kindergarten

Numbers Book: Part One $15.00 | Numbers Book: Part Two $15.00 FlashKids Addition Flashcards $3.95 | FlashKids Subtraction Flashcards $3.95

Rod & Staff Grade 1: Student Book Part 1 (3rd Ed.) $6.95 | Practice Sheets (3rd Ed.) $16.50 | Teacher Manual (3rd Ed.) $20.95

Grade 1

Rod & Staff Grade 1: Student Book Part 1 (3rd Ed.) $6.95 | Student Book Part 2 (3rd Ed.) $6.95 | Practice Sheets (3rd Ed.) $16.50 | Teacher Manual (3rd Ed.) $20.95 | Speed Drills (3rd Ed.) $4.90

Grade 2

Rod & Staff Grade 2: Student Book Unit 1 $5.25 | Student Book Unit 2 $3.50 | Student Book Unit 3 $5.25 | Student Book Unit 4 $4.50 | Student Book Unit 5 $4.50 | Teacher Manual, Units 1-2 $7.95 | Teacher Manual, Units 3-5 $10.95 | Blacklines $10.25

Grade 3

Rod & Staff Grade 3: Student Book (with Supplemental Worksheets) $14.95 | Teacher Manual (includes Worksheets Key) $15.95 | Blacklines $4.50 | Speed Drills $4.90 FlashKids Multiplication Flashcards $3.95 | FlashKids Division Flashcards $3.95

Grade 4

Rod & Staff Grade 4: Student Book $14.95 | Teacher Manual Part 1 $11.95 | Teacher Manual Part 2 $11.95 | Tests $2.25 | Speed Drills $4.90 | Speed Drill Packet $9.50

Grade 5

Rod & Staff Grade 5: Student Book $14.95 | Teacher Manual Part 1 $11.95 | Teacher Manual Part 2 $11.95 | Tests $2.25 | Speed Drills $4.90

Grade 6

Rod & Staff Grade 6: Student Book $14.95 | Teacher Manual Part 1 $11.95 | Teacher Manual Part 2 $11.95 | Tests $2.25 | Quizzes and Speed Drills $4.90

Grade 7

College of the Redwoods Pre-Algebra: Textbook $20.00 | Solutions Manual $20.00 | Quizzes & Tests $9.95 | Quizzes & Tests Answer Key $5.00

Grade 8 Prentice Hall Classics Algebra I: Textbook $72.00 | Quizzes & Tests $14.95 | Quizzes & Tests Key $16.95 Online Instructional Lessons $55.00

Grade 9 Prentice Hall Classics Algebra II: Textbook $75.95 | Quizzes & Tests $14.95 | Quizzes & Tests Key $16.95

Grade 10 McDougal Littell Geometry: Textbook $128.80 | Teacher Edition $217.20 | Solution Key $83.67





LOST IN TR ANSLATION by Paul Schaeffer & Jacob Bowe


arents often ask classical educators, "What good is Latin going to do for my child? Is spending all those years on a dead language really going to educate my child?" We trip over ourselves in pointing out the many benefits of learning Latin. It trains students to think logically, to better understand grammatical concepts, and it teaches many roots of English words. But we sometimes forget to point out one of the greatest benefits of learning Latin: You get to read Latin! Classical authors, poets, and church fathers wrote in Latin. Not only that, they were masters of Latin and spent much time thinking of the best way to convey their thoughts in Latin, not English. As every Latin student knows, reading Latin is not easy or a quick process. Since we are mortals we must be always mindful of time, and reading a translation of Cicero’s First Catillinarian takes much less time than translating it. Anyone who has translated this magnificent speech will be able to attest that the translation does not do it justice and will be able to show you why. Translations inevitably fall short of their originals, either due to grammatical differences between the languages, double meanings that do not exist in English, ambiguities that do not exist in Latin, or irreproducible artistry in the original. Here are just a few examples. The Subjunctive Mood One of the hardest aspects of Latin grammar to explain is the subjunctive mood. By changing the ending of a Latin verb you can change something definite ("I am eating") to something indefinite ("I may eat" or "I should eat" or "I could eat," depending on context). The subjunctive is a vibrant part of the Latin language; wishes, opinions, possibilities, desires—these are all found in the subjunctive. Marcus Tullius Cicero was the greatest Roman orator. People went to the Forum just to hear him argue court cases. His argument on behalf of Archias is one of his most famous. Archias, a Greek poet, stood accused of not being a Roman citizen. The trouble was that the building that allegedly held the record of his honorary citizenship had burned down. Cicero claimed Archias was a Roman citizen, but that even if he weren’t, Rome should want him because he was a poet. Cicero cites Gaius Marius, a Roman general who had a poet follow him around and record his deeds. He says, … itaque ille Marius item eximie L. Plotium dilexit cuius ingenio putabat ea quae gesserat posse celebrari. … So too the famous Marius especially adored Lucius Plotius, by whose genius Marius thought the things that he had done would be celebrated.

When a Latin author talks about what another person thinks, feels, or perceives (such as "Marius thought"), and he uses subordinate clauses (quae gesserat), he can indicate whether the sentiment contained in the clause is his own or the person's he is talking about. In English,

these clauses are ambiguous. Consider the English, "Amber thought John, who was an idiot, had left the party." Does Amber think John is an idiot or does the author? There is no way to tell in English. In Latin, you indicate that it is the speaker's assertion with the indicative mood (the normal mood), and that it is the assertion of the person about whom you are speaking with the subjunctive. When Cicero uses the indicative (gesserat) instead of the expected subjunctive form (gessisset), he tells us that the deeds of Marius are not something that Marius merely imagines, but rather actual deeds that the poet records for posterity. Cicero is saying, "Poets don’t make things up—they record the great deeds of our great men so we should accept them as citizens." The point in context is small, but it shows the way that Latin authors choose their words for maximum effect. The student who knows his Latin grammar will spot it straightaway.

Sometimes, however, even good translators will make bad choices that obscure the original meaning rather than clarify. Both of these translators render Augustine’s ad te as "for Yourself." "For" is an acceptable translation of ad, but "for" is not clear enough here. What Augustine is saying is that God created man for His use; man was made to complete the works that God had designed him for, namely praising Him. The English "for" fails to effectively capture this meaning. Vergil Even the best translators cannot properly convey the artistry of the original author. Latin is a notoriously succinct language, and Latin poets are extremely economical; they can squeeze shades of meanings out of a few nuanced and powerful words. A translation can never reproduce all the creative skill of the original. A picture of the Sistine chapel will awe you, but it cannot give you a sense of the space that the painting takes up, the colors as they really are, or the thickness of the strokes. You would have to be there physically to "feel" it, and to get all the beauty out of Latin poetry, you must read it in Latin. Take just four words of Vergil’s Latin from the Aeneid and compare it to the amount of space required to bring out the meaning in English. In Book 2, the hero Aeneas is trying to escape Troy, which is being sacked by the Greeks. As he rushes around he encounters his fellow Trojan Panthus, and asks him for a status report. Within his short speech, Panthus tells Aeneas:

Sometimes, however, even good translators will make bad choices that obscure the original meaning rather Tu excitas ut laudare te delectet quia fecisti nos ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum than clarify.

St. Augustine’s Confessions Translations can also fail to carry double meanings, or are translated in ways that make ambiguous what was clear in the Latin. Consider two different translations of a famous sentence from the opening of St. Augustine’s Confessions paired with the original Latin. Augustine says:

donec requiescat in te.

Outler translates this as: You have prompted him [man], that he should delight to praise you, for you have made us for Yourself and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in you. [adapted Outler translation, removed archaisms]

Pusey translates: You awake us to delight in your praise, for You made us for Yourself, and our heart is restless until it repose in You. [adapted Pusey translation, removed archaisms]

Notice excitas is translated differently by Outler and Pusey as "prompt" and "awake" respectively, and that they translate requiescat as "comes to rest" and "repose." Outler focuses on the core meaning of excito, to cause an action in something else, and similarly its opposite, requiescat, to cease motion. But Pusey also picks up on the secondary meanings that Augustine is using. Excito also means to wake up and requiescat also means to lie down for rest after a long day. Pusey and Outler have not misconstrued the Latin. With a translation, you can only choose one meaning of a word to render into English. With the Latin, you can appreciate both meanings simultaneously.


Fuimus Troes. Fuit Ilium. (2.325)

A word-for-word literal translation would read: "We were Trojans. Ilium [Troy] was." But this is not what Vergil means. Fuit and fuimus are both perfect forms of the Latin "to be" verb, sum esse fui futurus. In the perfect tense, fui means "to have been and to not be." What Panthus means is ,"We were Trojans, but are not now. Ilium was, but is not." David West translates it as "The Trojans are no more. Ilium has come to an end …" This accurately conveys the meaning, but it lacks the force of the original. West has accurately captured the meaning, but neutered the potency of the Latin. To get that, you must read the Latin. In classical educator heaven, there is a large comfy couch, a bottomless cup of strong black coffee that never gets cold, and a personal Library of Alexandria. Unfortunately, here on earth, we sometimes must settle for translations, but whenever possible, we should try to go back to the Latin. Until you do you won't know what you are missing!

Lost in Translation


Prima Latina

An Introduction to Christian Latin by Leigh Lowe | Grades 1-4 Are you looking for a gentle introduction to Latin and a course that prepares your young student for a more advanced study of the language? Prima Latina is specifically designed for students and teachers with no Latin background. This course was developed for children in 1st-4th grades who are still becoming familiar with English grammar and wish to learn Latin at a slower pace and learn English grammar in the process. Its goal is to teach and reinforce an understanding of the basic parts of speech while introducing Latin. It benefits the student by teaching him half of the vocabulary in Latina Christiana and grounding him in the fundamental concepts of English grammar, the key to Latin study.

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$34.95 basic set (student, teacher, CD)



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The grammar lessons are set forth in a form appropriate for primary grades. The review lessons that follow each unit provide the consistent review needed to master Latin. With clear explanations and easy-to-read lessons in a two-color format, Prima Latina is perfect for those teachers and parents who would like to start their students on an early study of Christian Latin. Prima Latina is also the perfect preparation for Latina Christiana.

Student Book • 25 lessons + 5 review lessons • Latin vocabulary words with corresponding English derivatives • Latin prayers • Grammar skills appropriate for primary grades • Consistent review

Teacher Manual • Student book w/ answers keyed • Tests

"Prima Latina is particularly well suited to Latin-fearful parents. The simple layout of the lessons allows for easy implementation with little to no preparation, and the material is at a level that any willing parent can easily learn." —Martha Robinson, "Order Leigh Lowe’s Prima Latina, along with the accompanying teacher’s guide and supplementary CD." —Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise "If you are beginning Latin and have no Latin background, this is the curriculum for you." —Julie A.,

Pronunciation CD • Complete verbal pronunciation • Four Lingua Angelica songs

DVDs • 3 discs, 9 hours (~40 min./lesson) • Comprehensive teaching by Leigh Lowe • Recitation & review, vocabulary practice, and explanation of derivatives • On-screen notes, diagrams, & examples • Self-instructive format

"We are into our fifth week of Prima Latina and loving every minute of it. My young daughters like feeling that they are getting smarter than their peers." —Alice Helmuth Christopher View samples online:

Flashcards • Vocabulary with derivatives • Latin sayings • Conjugations & Declensions

Supplements Grades 1-4

For All Ages!

Grades 3+

(Full program on p. 23)


Ludere Latine $12.00 Ludere Answer Key $4.95

Song Book $9.95 Music CD $11.95

Prima Latina Copybook

Lingua Angelica

Ludere Latine

Help your children practice their Latin while developing their penmanship skills.

Latin prayers and hymns, beautifully sung by a six-voice Gregorian chant choir.

Enrichment activities to help students master Latina Christiana vocabulary & grammar.

New American Cursive font



Latin Songs & Prayers

for Latina Christiana

Move straight to First Form Latin after Latina Christiana (see p. 22).

Latina Christiana

Introduction to First Form Latin by Cheryl Lowe | Grades 3-6 Latina Christiana is, quite simply, the best grammar-based Latin course available for beginning students. Cheryl Lowe’s clear explanations, easy instructions, and step-by-step approach have led thousands of teachers and students to declare, “I love Latin!” Each lesson consists of a grammar form, ten vocabulary words, English derivatives to help build vocabulary, and a Latin saying that teaches students about their Christian and classical heritage. Five review lessons help ensure that your student has mastered the material.

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$41.95 basic set (student, teacher, CD)



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Exercises reinforce memory work and teach grammar in incremental steps through simple translation. Grammar coverage includes 1st-2nd declension nouns, 1st-2nd conjugation verbs (in three tenses), 1st-2nd declension adjectives and the irregular verb to be. The Teacher Manual includes a complete copy of the student book with overlaid answers and provides detailed weekly lesson plans, comprehensive teaching instructions, tests, weekly quizzes, and keys. The thirty lessons can be completed in a year for young students or in less time for older students.

Online Class (p. 27)

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Student Book

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• 25 lessons + 5 review lessons • 10 vocabulary words per lesson w/ corresponding English derivatives • Latin sayings, songs, and prayers

Pronunciation CD • Complete verbal pronunciation • Latin prayers & songs

Teacher Manual • • • •

Student book w/ answers keyed Weekly lesson plans Tests, quizzes, & keys Comprehensive teaching instructions

Flashcards • Vocabulary with derivatives • Latin sayings • Conjugations & Declensions

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DVDs • 3 discs, 5.5 hrs. (avg. 15 min./lesson) • Comprehensive teaching by Jessica Watson • Recitation & review, vocabulary practice, and explanation of derivatives • On-screen notes, diagrams, & examples • Self-instructive format

33" x 17"

Worksheets $9.95 Answer Key $5.00

(6 charts total)


Latina Christiana Review Worksheets

Contains 2 cumulative review pages for each Latina Christiana lesson to promote mastery.


Grades 3+ CD & DVD $14.95

Grammar Wall Charts

Latin Recitation CD/DVD

Grammar forms on large charts help students see the organization of the Latin grammar at a quick glance.

This CD/DVD combination includes a recitation of the entire Latin grammar. The DVD has visual charts with the grammar as Cheryl Lowe pronounces it.

for Latina Christiana



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First Form Latin

Second Form Latin

Latin Grammar Year One

Latin Grammar Year Two

$125 complete set (all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards) $65 basic set (all 5 books + CD)

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by Cheryl Lowe Grades 6+



Online Class (p. 27)

Online Class (p. 27)

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5 noun declensions 1st-2nd declension adjectives 1st-2nd conjugations in 6 tenses (active voice) Sum in 6 tenses Syntax: nominative and accusative cases; complementary infinitive; subject-verb agreement; noun-adjective agreement; predicate nouns and adjectives

First Form's grammar-based approach is perfect for the grammar stage student. It is also the best approach for any age because every student is in the grammar stage when he begins a subject. The syntax knowledge required in translation-based programs is a logic or rhetoric stage skill, which can easily overwhelm a beginning student unless he has first learned the grammar at a slow and gentle pace and is taught for mastery. Based on 20 years of teaching experience, the Forms series, beginning with First Form, has been used sucessfully by countless home and private schools because it helps the student make sense of what many consider a difficult subject. First Form is the ideal text for all beginners, grades 5 and up, or is a great follow-up to Latina Christiana. View samples online:






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2nd declension -er, -ir nouns and adjectives 3rd declension i-stem nouns 3rd declension adjectives of two terminations 1st and 2nd person pronouns and possessive pronoun adjectives Prepositions with ablative and accusative Adverbs and questions 3rd, 3rd -io, and 4th conjugations in 6 tenses (active voice) Present system passive of 1st-4th conjugations and -io verbs Syntax: genitive of possession; dative of indirect object; ablative of means and agent

Student Text • 34 two-page lessons on facing pages • Small, concise, unintimidating text in an attractive two-color format • Systematic presentation of grammar in five logical units • Appendices with English grammar, prayers, conversational Latin, vocab, index, & more!

Student Workbook • 4-6 pages of exercises for each lesson • Exercises for practice and mastery • Grammar catechism for daily rapid-fire review

Teacher Manuals • Key to workbook & quizzes/tests • Copy of student book inset with comprehensive teaching instructions • Recitation schedule • Chalk Talk scripted lessons • FYI notes for teachers with limited background

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DVDs • 3 discs, 9 hours (15-20 min./lesson) • Superb explanations • On-screen notes, illustrations, & diagrams • Recitations, Latin parties, & more!

Flashcards • • • •

Vocabulary with derivatives Latin sayings Conjugations Declensions

Third Form Latin

Fourth Form Latin

Latin Grammar Year Three

Latin Grammar Year Four

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Text $13.50 Workbook $15.00 Teacher Manual $12.00 Teacher Key $14.95 Quizzes & Tests $5.00 CD $8.95 DVDs $55.00 Flashcards $14.95


Online Class (p. 27)

Online Class (p. 27)

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Perfect system passive of 1st-4th conjugations and -io verbs 4th declension neuter nouns 3rd declension adjectives of one and three terminations Imperative mood, vocative case Nine irregular adjectives Regular and irregular comparison of adjectives and adverbs Pronouns: 3rd person, demonstrative, intensive, reflexive Active and passive subjunctive of 1st-4th conjugations and -io verbs Syntax: apposition; adjectives used as nouns; objective and partitive genitive; subjunctive in purpose clauses; exhortations; deliberative questions




Participles, infinitives, gerunds, and gerundives Deponent verbs Irregular verbs, including eo, fero, and volo Plural nouns Locative case Pronouns: relative and interrogative Syntax: double accusative; relative clauses; sequence of tenses and indirect questions; impersonal verbs; indirect statements (accusative with infinitive construction); gerundive of obligation

Fourth Form sets without Henle I:

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*Henle Latin is required for Fourth Form.

Supplements Student $11.95 ea. Teacher $16.95 ea. Song Book* $9.95 Music CD* $11.95 *Used for both LA I and II

Lingua Angelica I & II

Latin Songs & Prayers (Translation Course) by Cheryl Lowe

$39.95 set (Lingua Angelica I or II student & teacher, Song Book, & CD) Lingua Angelica covers 28 beautiful hymns sung by a six-voice Gregorian chant choir. Because hymns have shorter, simpler sentences and clearer word structure than most Latin literature, the Christian Latin in this course is ideal when beginning Latin translation. The workbooks provide vocabulary work, space for interlinear translation, and grammar word study exercises.


Wall Charts (33" x 17") First Form (4 charts) $20.00 Second Form (3 charts) $20.00

Desk Charts (8.5" x 11") First & Second Form (6 charts) $12.95 Third & Fourth Form (20 charts) $15.95

Latin Grammar Charts Seeing grammar forms organized on charts is a great visual aid for Latin grammar students. They are also a helpful reference for teachers during Latin recitations. Our grammar charts are available in a large and small easy-toread format that help students see the organization of the Latin grammar at a quick glance.




Henle Latin I

Advanced Christian Latin by Robert Henle

Grades 8+

Grades 9+

Henle Latin I Text $16.95 Henle Latin I Key $5.00 *Henle Grammar $9.50 Units 1-2 Study Guide $14.95 Units 1-2 Test/Quiz Package $9.95 Units 3-5 Study Guide $14.95 Units 3-5 Test/Quiz Package $9.95 Units 6-14 Study Guide $14.95 Units 6-14 Test/Quiz Package $9.95

Text $43.00 Teacher $24.00 Lesson Plans $14.95

*used all 4 years

$28.45 set (text, grammar, & key) $65.00 set (text, grammar, key, Units 1-2 & 3-5 Test/Quiz Packages, Units 1-2 & 3-5 Study Guides) In the First Year text, a limited vocabulary of 500 words allows students to master grammar without being overwhelmed with large vocabulary lists. Repetitious Latin phrases and copious exercises produce mastery rather than frustration.

Our student guides will tell the student what to do at every step of the way. Each is broken down into 30 weekly lessons with daily student activities. Detailed, thorough, and well-organized, with check-off boxes for completed work, these guides will ease your transition into Henle.

Mueller's Caesar

Selections from De Bello Gallico by Hans-Friedrich Mueller

76.00 set

(Text, Teacher, print Lesson Plans)

Mueller's text and accompanying Teacher Guide will lead students through Caesar's fascinating account of his wars in Gaul. Perfect first texts for Latin students who are ready to translate, the books include vocabulary, footnotes, historical background, and other resources, preparing interested students for the Caesar portion of the AP Latin Exam. Memoria Press' Lesson Plans (strongly recommended) schedule the work and teach, step by step, how to approach Latin translation.

Supplements: The Book of Roots, Roots of English, Lingua Angelica, and Lingua Biblica Note: Though Henle is considered a Catholic text, its superiority as a teaching resource and the outstanding benefits of its Christian perspective also make it appropriate for Protestants.

Grades 5+ Introduction $9.95 Level I $14.95 Level II $19.95

Grades 9+ Text $15.95 Key $5.00 Lesson Plans $14.95 Quizzes & Tests $9.95

$42.85 set

Henle Latin II

Advanced Christian Latin by Robert Henle

(Henle II text, key, lesson plans, quizzes & tests)

These detailed lesson plans will guide you through the advanced grammar and syntax lessons in Henle II. We recommend completing this year of translation practice before attempting to read Caesar.

Henle Latin III-IV: $17.95 set (Henle III text & key) Henle Latin III Text $15.95 Henle Latin III Key $5.00

$17.95 set (Henle IV text & key) Henle Latin IV Text $15.95 Henle Latin IV Key $5.00

Memoria Press Guides to the National Latin Exam by Cheryl Lowe

The National Latin Exam provides an opportunity for students to compare their Latin knowledge with students across the nation. Nearly 150,000 students take this exam annually. Our Guides to the National Latin Exam include the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as the Roman culture, history, mythology, and geography commonly found on these exams. These guides, paired with previous exams you can download from the NLE website, make a great preparation for student success.

French Grades 5-8

First Start French I-II

Introduction to the French Language by Danielle Schultz Modeled after the Latina Christiana format, each of the lessons covers 10-15 vocabulary words, a French saying or proverb, a grammar form, and a short dialogue in French. Your students will practice conversation, reading and translation, and are introduced to French culture. The Teacher Manual helps keep you ahead of your student, while quizzes and answer keys make it easy to check progress.


Latin and French

Student $17.50 ea. Teacher $17.50 ea. CD $8.95 ea.

$43.95 set

(French I or French II student, teacher, CD)

Latin & Greek Supplements Grades 4+

All Ages

Grades 6-8




Latin Cursive Copybook

Latin Grammar for the Grammar Stage

Hymns & Prayers

Handwriting practice and Latin practice are combined in this copybook. While improving handwriting, students memorize Latin sayings and beautiful hymns from Latina Christiana and First Form Latin.

Roots of English

This compendium of grammar forms and syntax is a systematic, concise, and easily accessible reference. It includes all conjugations and declensions, plus a very basic introduction to Latin syntax.

Grades 8+

Grades 9+

Student $24.95 Key $1.95

Student $19.95 Teacher $19.95

The Book of Roots

Advanced Vocabulary Building From Latin Roots More advanced than Roots of English, this book offers a comprehensive listing of derivatives for Latina Christiana, along with Latin definitions, English derivatives, and etymology.

Latin and Greek Roots for Beginners Roots of English presents careful analysis of Latin and Greek word elements. Students learn not only the modern meanings of the words, but also their underlying, ancient meanings. This course corresponds to the Latina Christiana Latin vocabulary set.

by Cheryl Lowe

Wall Charts (22" x 34") (2 charts) $12.95 Desk Charts (8.5" x 11") (2 charts) $8.95

Lingua Biblica:

Greek Alphabet Charts

Old Testament Stories in Latin by Martin Cothran

This set of two charts makes a great visual aid for the teacher, classroom, and home. One chart has the upper- and lowercase letters of the Greek alphabet with their names in English and Greek. The second chart lists diphthongs, accent marks, pronunciation helps, and syllable names.

$39.90 set (student & teacher) This translation program based on the Vulgate Bible is a great companion to the Henle series.

Greek Grades 4+

Grades 4+

Student $15.00 Key $10.00

Year I Text $13.50 Year I Workbook $15.00 Year I Tests $5.00 Year I Teacher Key $14.95

Greek Alphabet Book by Cheryl Lowe

The Greek alphabet is different enough from our own to be a major impediment to the study of Greek. Our Greek Alphabet Book is a tour of the Greek letters, their formation, and sounds. A page is devoted to each letter and includes a letter diagram with arrows showing proper formation, printing lines showing placement of letters above and below the lines, letters to trace and copy, interesting facts and hints, and questions.


Elementary Greek Program

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$65.00 Year I set (text, workbook, CD, flashcards, tests, teacher key) $65.00 Year II set (text, workbook, CD, flashcards, tests, teacher key) $50.00 Year III set (text, workbook, CD, flashcards)

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Years I, II, or III: Finally, a Greek text that’s both simple and substantial! Designed to be used as a Audio CD $8.95 ea. full course for teaching children as young as fourth grade, Elementary Greek may Flashcards $12.95 per set also serve as a self-teaching program for teens and adults. No previous knowledge is necessary. Thirty weeks of daily lessons ensure a complete school year of brief, incremental lessons. Year One of this course introduces the Greek alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar, and translation. The accompanying workbook is a vital resource that provides practice and application for each step of the way. An audio companion CD is available to aid in pronunciation of individual letters, words, grammar paradigms, and passages. The set also includes flashcards that cover every vocabulary word used in the text.

Latin & Greek Supplements and Greek


"First Form Greek has the same logical structure and helpful teaching tools of the Latin Forms series. The complete recitation list and Greek Sayings Analysis references in the Teacher Guide make even the novice Greek teacher feel confident that they can guide the student through this challenging material." — Kristin Walukas

FIRST FORM GREEK Introduction to Ancient Greek by Cheryl Lowe & Michael Simpson Based on the revolutionary First Form Latin series, First Form Greek is written for parents and teachers with or without a Greek background. Its goal is to present the grammar so logically and so systematically that anyone can learn it. At the same time, we have adapted the Latin Forms series to account for the differences between Greek and Latin, such as the new alphabet, overlapping sounds, more variation within paradigms, and less regularity. First Form Greek overcomes these challenges with the addition of weekly vocabulary reviews, more frequent recitation, and an “expanded” dictionary entry for Greek verbs.

$125 complete set (all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards) $65 basic set (all 5 books + CD)



Teacher Manual


Text $13.50 Workbook $15.00 Teacher Manual $12.00 Teacher Key $14.95 Quizzes & Tests $5.00 CD $8.95 DVDs $55.00 Flashcards $14.95




Recommended Prerequisites: At least two years of Latin grammar and the Greek Alphabet Book. However, students who are new to Greek may spend additional time in Lesson 1 and learn the Greek alphabet that way.

Student Text • 31 lessons on uncluttered pages • Small, concise, unintimidating text in an attractive two-color format • Systematic presentation of grammar in five logical units • Greek cultural and historical information, including pictures • Appendices with prayers, conversational Greek, grammar forms, vocabulary index, and more

Student Workbook • Approximately 6 pages of exercises for each lesson • Logical progression of work spread over 4 days • 2-page weekly reviews (Lesson 4 ff.) of vocabulary, and later, grammar • Blank drill forms for additional practice



✓✓Six indicative active tenses of the omega verb ✓✓Present tense of the to be verb ✓✓Two noun declensions ✓✓First & second declension adjectives ✓✓Personal & demonstrative pronouns ✓✓Approximately 130 vocabulary words

• Inset student text, oral drills, weekly recitation, daily schedule, and additional notes • References to similar linguistic features in (the more regular) Latin • Optional parsing and analysis of Greek sayings • Extensive introduction with teaching notes and guidelines • Separate Teacher Key with answers to workbook and quizzes/tests

Quizzes & Tests • Weekly quizzes and unit tests • Grading rubric • Reproducible

Pronunciation CD • Includes the pronunciation of all the vocabulary, sayings, and grammar forms for each lesson

DVDs • 5 discs, 8 hours (10-20 min./lesson), including all oral drills • Superb explanations by master Highlands Latin School teacher Elizabeth Pierce • Helpful on-screen notes, illustrations, and diagrams

Flashcards • Vocabulary with derivatives • Greek sayings • Conjugations & Declensions

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THE TWO WAYS WE ARGUE by Martin Cothran


ach of us in our daily lives hears a lot of arguments, and all of them are different. But, in one respect, there are only two basic ways to argue. We might call these two kinds of argument "arguing forward" and "arguing backward." The First Way: Modus Ponens Arguing forward involves beginning with a principle or a universal truth and inferring a conclusion that is its consequence. This kind of argumentation is characteristic of mathematics and philosophy. Every square is a four-sided figure A chess board is a square Therefore, a chess board is a four-sided figure

The universal truth here is the fact that every square is a four-sided figure, and the conclusion is the specific statement that a chess board is a foursided figure. But this kind of argument can be used in politics and other areas as well. Abraham Lincoln is a good example of someone who argued forward. On the

issue of slavery, Lincoln began with the assumption that no human being should be enslaved. That was his broad, general principle. He then employed the specific assertion that African Americans were human beings, from which it followed that no AfricanAmerican person should be enslaved. No Human being should be enslaved Every African-American person is a human being Therefore, no African-American person should be enslaved

Or, If no human being should be enslaved, then African Americans should not be enslaved No human being should be enslaved Therefore, African Americans should not be enslaved

This argument affirms that "no human being should be enslaved," and concludes that AfricanAmericans should not be enslaved. This kind of argumentation is what is used in geometrical proofs. In fact, along with the King James Bible and the plays of Shakespeare, Lincoln carried around with him a copy of the Elements, Euclid's ancient treatise on

SUGGESTED LOGIC TIMELINE 3rd-6th Solid grounding in mathematics & Latin: Great preparatory skills for logical thought. 9th Traditional Logic I: A study of the basic elements of simple arguments.

Traditional Logic II: An advanced course that completes the study of the simple categorical syllogism, covers hypothetical syllogisms, and studies all complex argument forms.

10th Material Logic: A study of the 10 ways something can exist, the 5 ways of saying something about something else, definition, and classification.

11th Informal Fallacies: A study of the ways in which argumentation can go wrong so the student can avoid it himself and point it out in the reasoning of others. *Only available as an online course.

12th Classical Rhetoric: A study which incorporates logic into the broader context of persuasive communication. *Students can begin Traditional Logic in 7th grade, but we recommend that students beginning that early complete Traditional Logic I in 7th grade and Traditional Logic II in 8th grade. Material Logic and Informal Fallacies can be covered in one year in 10th grade.


The Two Ways We Argue

geometry. He even appealed to Euclid's principle of geometrical equality to bolster the idea of human equality in his case against slavery. Arguing forward involves starting with a broad, universal truth and deducing a specific conclusion. This kind of argumentation can take the form of deduction if it is in the form of a categorical syllogism (like the square example and the first slavery example above): All M is P All S is M Therefore, all S is P

The movement forward in the argument can also take the form of what is called Modus Ponens in hypothetical reasoning (like the second slavery example above): If P, then Q P Therefore, Q

It starts by affirming the antecedent (P) and ends affirming the consequent (Q). It affirms forward. The Second Way: Modus Tollens Arguing backward also involves deduction, but employs it in a different way. In the process of arguing backward, we make an inference, and then, rather than arguing forward to a positive conclusion, we argue backward to a negative conclusion: Every animal that is kosher chews the cud and is cloven-hoofed A pig does not chew the cud nor is it cloven-hoofed Therefore, a pig is not kosher

Or, If the material is copper, then it will conduct electricity This material does not conduct electricity Therefore, this material cannot be copper

This way of arguing starts by affirming the consequent (Q) and ends denying the antecedent (P). This kind of argumentation is particularly suited to a consequentialist argument; that is, an argument against some idea or policy on the basis of the bad consequences that are likely to ensue. For example, at the time of this article's publication, the debate on health care is raging. The argument made against the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") by many conservatives is that if we don't repeal and replace it, premiums will continue to skyrocket and insurers will continue to leave the market. And since we want neither of these things, we should be opposed to Obamacare. But supporters also argue backward when they argue that, if we repeal the ACA, then more people will be uninsured. And since we don't want people uninsured, we should not repeal the ACA. Both of these example arguments take the same form, which is called Modus Tollens: If P, then Q Not Q Therefore, not P

Modus Ponens argues positively forward, while Modus Tollens argues negatively backward. Both are legitimate and effective ways to argue. Martin Cothran is the author of Traditional Logic I and II (p. 30) as well as Material Logic and Classical Rhetoric (p. 31).


"This is the best exposition of Aristotelian logic I have yet seen aimed at homeschoolers ..." - Mary Pride

Traditional Logic II

Traditional Logic I Introduction to Formal Logic

Advanced Formal Logic

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by Martin Cothran Grades 8+

by Martin Cothran Grades 7+








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Online Class (p. 27)

Online Class (p. 27)

The Traditional Logic program is an in-depth study of the classical syllogism. In Book I, students will gain a basic understanding of terms, statements, and simple categorical arguments.

Traditional Logic II covers the figures of the traditional syllogism, forms of rhetorical arguments, kinds of hypothetical syllogisms, kinds of complex syllogisms, as well as relational arguments. The book also includes a wealth of examples of famous arguments throughout history. Some examples include:

(Each book can be used as either a one-semester or one-year course.)

Basic Logical Terms, Concepts, & Procedures • • • • •

Truth, validity, soundness 4 ways statements can be opposite 3 ways statements can be equivalent Distribution of terms The 7 rules for validity

Clear & Systematic Presentation • Daily exercises to ensure mastery • Historic argument case studies • Emphasis on language, not math

A Variety of Learning Strategies • Clear and concise text explanations • Practical application • Creative invention

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Rene Descartes' famous enthymeme ("I think, therefore, I am") C. S. Lewis’ disjunctive syllogism proving the deity of Christ Christ’s injunction ("You cannot serve both God and mammon") David Hume’s famous dilemma stating the problem of evil St. Thomas Aquinas’ cosmological argument for the existence of God

By the end of Traditional Logic II, the student will be able to analyze a variety of argument forms, including enthymemes, sorites, and epicheirema, as well as recognize and respond to dilemmas. The level of understanding attained in this course would be more than that typically attained in a college course. Advanced Concepts & Argument Forms • • • • • •

Figure & mood in syllogisms Syllogism reduction Hypothetical reasoning Chain arguments The dilemma The oblique syllogism

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Logic Supplements Handbook of Christian Apologetics:

Socrates Meets Jesus:

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Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions by Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli



History’s Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ by Peter Kreeft (optional supplement)

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Material Logic

Classical Rhetoric

A Course in How to Think

Aristotle's Principles of Persuasion

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by Martin Cothran Grades 9+


by Martin Cothran Grades 9+



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Online Class (p. 27)



Online Class (p. 27) Whether you want a follow-on course to Memoria Press’ popular Traditional Logic program, or simply an introduction to logic for high school students at a little more advanced level, this program is a valuable tool in teaching your student how to think.

Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle is a guided tour through the first part of the greatest single book on communication ever written: Aristotle’s Rhetoric. With questions that will help the student unlock every important aspect of the book, along with fill-in-the-blank charts and analyses of great speeches, this companion text to Aristotle’s great work will send the student on a voyage of discovery from which he will return with a competent knowledge of the basic classical principles of speech and writing.

The Ancient Art of Thinking • • • • •

The ten ways something can exist Five ways to say something about something else The four definitional questions Three questions to ask when analyzing an idea Definition & classification

This is more than just a course in English or public speaking. It involves a study of the fundamental principles of political philosophy, ethics, and traditional psychology. A student learns not only the elements of a political speech, but also the elements of good character; not only how to give a legal speech, but also the seven reasons people act; not only how to give a ceremonial speech, but what elicits specific emotions under particular circumstances and why.

Case Studies in Logic • • • •

"What is a Heresy?" by Hillaire Belloc "The Nature of Philosophy," by Vincent McNabb "The Function of the Wise Man," by Thomas Aquinas "Idols of the Mind," by Sir Francis Bacon

Practical Thinking Skills • How to mark a book or article • "How to Define" worksheet • "How to Classify" worksheet

An Introduction to First Philosophy Material Logic is not only a textbook on critical thinking skills, but an introduction to the basic rudiments of classical philosophy. Most of the book's content is derived from the metaphysical works of one of history's greatest thinkers: Aristotle.

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Sample weekly plan Clear explanation of lesson components Easy-to-read layout Reading questions Figures of speech Evaluative & analysis questions How to Read a Book questions Case studies from Homer, Plato, Shakespeare, Lincoln, Marc Antony, and more

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Logic & Rhetoric




THE SEED for a life-long


WITH ART by Carol Reynolds


e live in an era highly focused on the visual. Our lives are shaped by digital images blasted from cell phones, tablets, and massive billboards that obliterate the night sky with their intense light. Yet, despite this visual stimulus, we travel farther each day from meaningful encounters with the important human expression called “art.” What role ought art play in our lives? How do we start the process of engaging our children in the study of art? Let’s begin with three points about children and art. First, remember that children are marvelously impressionable regarding exposure to art. To the degree their visual life includes real objects of art, they almost always develop some fondness for it. Second, in my usage the term “art” casts a wide net. It includes painting, sculpture, graphics, mosaics, mobiles, as well as virtually any kind of decorative art and handcraft (grandma’s embroidered tablecloth, an inlaid cloisonné belt buckle, stained-glass windows, or handmade pottery). Any object that someone has spent effort making beautiful or meaningful qualifies, in my book, as art. Now I’ll tread gently with my third point. As a musicologist and historian, I love it when children are brought up to recognize “the masterworks,” be it music, art, theater, or dance. We dedicate ourselves at Professor Carol to providing the curricular tools necessary to help bring such masterpieces to life. But a more time-critical goal involves helping children understand what constitutes art: its materials, processes, functions, and message. This goal may sound lofty, but it fits well into daily life and does not require extra training or the application of outside curriculum.

The Materials of Art Children love to know how something is made— its ingredients, its mechanics, its internal secrets! Spending minutes identifying the source of light in a painting trains a child’s eye to see the physical world. Permitting a child to paint a narrative mural (telling a story) along a backyard fence connects that child with

the world of nineteenth-century Romantic painting. Allowing a child to explore the media of art—chalk, watercolor, oils, materials for sculpting—yields sophisticated results in his future ability to analyze art. A child’s eye and heart can be equally affected by an opportunity to watch a professional artist work with the raw materials of art. You may have to ask around, but finding an opportunity, for example, to witness an artist cast a bronze sculpture can be a lifechanging experience (for you as well as the child).

The Presentation of Art Another fruitful path involves the realm of presenting art (exhibiting). Here’s an exercise that can appeal to children. Look in a thrift store or in a relative’s attic for an unframed painting or graphic. Go to a framing shop or craft store and, if possible, find an employee willing to share the basic principles involved in framing art. Then have the child select the frame. (This is an exercise; you don’t have to buy anything!) Confronted with the task of framing, a child must analyze and decide in a concrete way how best to enhance its significant features. Meanwhile, back on the home front, install art everywhere you can: in the bedrooms, in the breakfast room, on the sun porch. Don’t forget that blank wall in the bathroom! Borrow art from public libraries (it often is possible). Look in second-hand shops for visually striking items to display: porcelain and glass figurines, hand-woven textiles, rustic folk art. Let the child decide where the art hangs (or sits), week by week. All reactions are valid, from “Hey, I get it first, ‘cause I’m the oldest,” to “Oh no, don’t put it in my room! I don’t like it. Put it in Tommy’s!” Rotate the same piece of art to several locations. Discuss whether it “speaks” differently depending on light and the function of the space.

• If there is a title, does it match up with what you see? • How is the object presented? (in an ornate frame, a plain metal frame; in a shadow box) • How is it illuminated? (natural light from a window or skylight, a spotlight) • Why do you think this piece was purchased or commissioned to fill this particular space? • Do you think the work is effective (accomplishes the goal of the designer or architect)?

Recreate Historical Dialectics Older children may find themselves fascinated by the classic “battles” in art history, such as the biting review written in Paris by Louis Leroy in 1874 degrading the paintings that later would be deemed Impressionist masterpieces. Students will be surprised to learn of the nightmarish 1937 exhibit in Munich of paintings labeled “degenerate” by Adolf Hitler, many of which were by respected Jewish artists. Encourage students to learn about these turning points in art history and to debate the merits of the situation, either within the context of those times, or within the values of today’s popular (visual) culture.

Build the Narrative The goal always is to build the narrative about a piece of art. No matter what the student’s assessment, the multi-step processes of discovering, engaging, analyzing, and drawing conclusions are guaranteed (and I stand by that verb) to strengthen a young person’s receptivity to art. There will be sufficient time as an adult to deepen specific knowledge about art. But nothing can replace early exposure on tangible levels that transcend “textbook knowledge” and speak directly to a child’s heart, mind, and curiosity.

Analyzing and Critiquing Even the youngest child can critique art. Start with art in the homes of friends and relatives. Look especially for family-heritage pieces: “Why do you think Mr. Howard’s granddad brought that painting from Holland when he immigrated?” Or, “Why would Great-Aunt Betty use plain blue cloth for that star in the corner of the quilt, but speckled blue for all of the others?” Launch an art scavenger hunt when out in public. Stand before art and decorative items displayed in hotel lobbies, waiting rooms, church foyers—wherever you happen to be. Help younger children form a set of rudimentary questions, such as: • What is this? (a painting, an engraving, a cross-stitch, a sculpture) • Does it have a label or indication of title and author?


Early Sacred Music:

From the Temple through the Middle Ages with Dr. Carol Reynolds

Grades 8+

Complete Set: $119 (Text, Workbook, and DVDs)

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Here you will find a description and explanation of how Christians worshiped God in song for over a millenia. In addition to the sheer beauty of the songs themselves, you will learn how musical notation developed, who the great Christian composers were, and how historical circumstance affected the musical worship of the Church. Along with the texts, you get DVDs of musical performances and Professor Carol's unparalleled commentary.

Planting the Seed for a Life-Long Engagement with Art


Literature, Phonics, & Spelling



Alphabet Books; Alphabet Coloring Book; My Very Own Scissors Book; Alphabet Flashcards (p. 48); Manuscript Charts (p. 51)

Core Skills Phonics K-1; Classical Phonics (p. 49); Phonics Flashcards; First Start Reading (p. 49); Animal Alphabet Coloring Book; American Language Readers; Nature Reader K; Primary Phonics Readers 1-4

Phonics Guide; Core Skills Phonics 2; Spelling Workout B; 1st Grade Literature Set (p. 54); Primary Phonics Readers 5-6


Spelling Workout C; Core Skills Phonics 3; Phonics Guide; 2nd Grade Literature Set (p. 54)

Latin & Greek

Jr. K

Prayers for Children; Big Thoughts for Little People

The Story Bible; Christian Studies Enrichment (p. 68)

The Story Bible; Christian Studies Enrichment (p. 68)

The Story Bible; Christian Studies Enrichment (p. 68)

Rod & Staff Math 1, Parts 1-2 (p. 17)

Rod & Staff Math 2 (p. 17)


Classical & Christian

Prima Latina (p. 20)

Numbers Books; Rod & Staff Math 1, Part 1

The Alphabet Books and Numbers & Colors are used for Penmanship practice. Copybook I; Composition & Sketchbook I (p. 50)

Book of Crafts, Jr. K (p. 48); Richard Scarry's Mother Goose; Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Kindergarten Art Cards (p. 58); Kindergarten Enrichment (p. 48); Book of Crafts, K (p. 48); Music Enrichment (p. 49); Animals, Animals; Child's Book of Poems

Copybook II; Composition & Sketchbook II; New American Cursive 1; Penmanship Tablet; Alphabet Wall Poster; Cursive Practice Sheets (pp. 50, 51)

First Grade Art Cards (p. 58); First Grade Enrichment (p. 48); Music Enrichment (p. 49); Animals, Animals; Child's Book of Poems

Modern Studies

Grammar & Logic

Science & Enrichment

Penmanship & Writing

Counting With Numbers; Numbers Coloring Book; Numbers & Colors (p. 48)


New American Cursive 2 (p. 51); Copybook Cursive I; Composition & Sketchbook II (p. 50); Prima Latina Copybook (p. 20); Penmanship Tablet

Second Grade Enrichment (p. 48); Second Grade Art Cards (p. 58); Patterns of Nature; Music Enrichment (p. 49); Animals, Animals; Child's Book of Poems

Prima Latina is used for grammar.

Kindergarten Enrichment is used for History and Modern Studies.

First Grade Enrichment is used for History and Modern Studies. Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans (p. 38)







Spelling Workout D; 3rd Grade Literature Set (p. 54); Poetry for the Grammar Stage (p. 56)

Spelling Workout E; 4th Grade Literature Set (p. 54); Poetry for the Grammar Stage (p. 56)

Spelling Workout F; 5th Grade Literature Set (p. 54); Poetry for the Grammar Stage (p. 56)

Spelling Workout G; 6th Grade Literature Set (p. 54); Poetry for the Grammar Stage (p. 56)

Second Form Latin (p. 22)

Latina Christiana (p. 21); Ludere Latine (p. 20)

First Form Latin (p. 22); Lingua Angelica I (p. 20)

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (p. 64); Christian Studies I (p. 68); Timeline Set (p. 67)

Famous Men of Rome (p. 64); Christian Studies II (p. 68)

Famous Men of the Middle Ages (p. 64); Christian Studies III (p. 68)

Rod & Staff Math 3 (p. 17)

Rod & Staff Math 4 (p. 17)

Rod & Staff Math 5 (p. 17)

Rod & Staff Math 6 (p. 17)

All Things Fun & Fascinating (p. 56); New American Cursive 3 (p. 51)

Classical Composition: Fable (p. 57); Copybook Cursive II (p. 50)

Classical Composition: Narrative (p. 57)

Classical Composition: Chreia & Maxim (p. 57)

Mammals (p. 58)

Book of Astronomy (p. 58)

Book of Insects (p. 58)

What's That Bird?; Exploring the History of Medicine (p. 59)

English Grammar Recitation I (p. 56)

English Grammar Recitation II (p. 56)

English Grammar Recitation III (p. 56)

States & Capitals (p. 39)

Geography I & United States Review (p. 39)

Geography II & Geography I Review (p. 39)


F th





Spelling Workout H; 7th Grade Literature Set (p. 55)

8th Grade Literature Set (p. 55), Poetry & Short Stories Set (p. 56)

9th Grade Literature Set (p. 55); Poetry, Prose, & Drama Book I (p. 56); Book of the Middle Ages (p. 65)

10th Grade Literature Set (p. 55); Poetry & Prose Book II (p. 56)

Third Form Latin; Greek Alphabet (pp. 23, 25)

Fourth Form Latin (p. 23); Henle I (p. 24); First Form Greek (p. 26)(optional)

Henle Latin II (p. 24); Latin Grammar for the Grammar Stage (p. 25)

Mueller's Caesar (De Bello Gallico) (p. 24)

Book of the Ancient World & Ancient Greeks (p. 65); Iliad & Odyssey (p. 66)

Book of the Ancient Romans (p. 65); Aeneid (p. 66); Story of Christianity (p. 68)

Greek Tragedies (p. 66); History of the Early Church (p. 68);

Algebra I (p. 17)

Algebra II (p. 17)

Geometry (p. 17)

Classical Composition: Common Topic (p. 57)

Classical Composition: Encomium, Invective, & Comparison (p. 57)

Classical Composition: Characterization (p. 57)

Famous Men of Greece (p. 64); Horatius at the Bridge (p. 66); Christian Studies IV (p. 68)

Pre-Algebra (p. 17)

Classical Composition: Refutation & Confirmation (p. 57)

Biology: Your choice of Biology program (p. 15) (Biology is currently not included in the Classical Core Curriculum.) Book of Trees; Exploring the World of Biology (p. 59)

English Grammar Recitation IV (p. 56)

200 Questions About American History; 13 Colonies; Story of the World Vol. 4 (p. 38)

Exploring Planet Earth (p. 59)

Rod & Staff English 8

Geography III (p. 39)

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Physical Science (p. 59)

Traditional Logic I & II (p. 30)

Material Logic (p. 31)

Concise History of the American Republic, Year 1 (p. 38)

Concise History of the American Republic, Year 2 (p. 38)


The Classical Core Curriculum is a complete classical Christian curriculum that emphasizes the traditional liberal arts of language and mathematics and the cultural heritage of the Christian West as expressed in the great works of history and literature. The curriculum has an early focus on the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, and a special emphasis on Latin. Latin is the best way to gain an academic vocabulary, to learn the formal system of grammar, and is, along with math, the best early critical thinking skills training. The curriculum’s study of the cultures of Athens and Rome, as well as Biblical and Church history, is designed to provide a basis for a proper understanding of European and American history.

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June 2-3

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CiRCE Institute – National Conference - Austin, TX

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Texas Home School Coalition - The Woodlands, TX

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American/Modern Studies Grades 5-8

200 Questions About American History

Grades 5-8

Text $16.95 eBook $14.00 Student $17.95 Teacher $17.95

These 200 questions everyone should know about American history are compiled from The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic, Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework, and The Story of the World, Vol. 4.

Guide $9.95 Key $5.00 Flashcards $12.95

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic $48.00 set (text, student, teacher) We have combined Guerber's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic into one edited volume that makes it a perfect one-year survey of American history for the middle school years. The study guide includes important facts, vocabulary, and comprehension questions for each chapter, as well as enrichment activities such as mapwork, drawings, research, writing assignments, and more!

Flashcards: These cards are based on our 200 Questions About American History study guide, but can be used with any good American history course.

Grades 3-8

Artner Reader's Guide to American History


The Artners have read and researched, selected and catalogued, the best of children’s American history books—both in and out of print.

Grades 9+ Text $148.95 (for Year I and Year II) Year I Student $17.95 Year I Teacher $17.95 Year II Student $17.95 Year II Teacher $17.95

Supplemental Reading

A Concise History of the American Republic

What a great way to study American history as a young student—by reading good books and immersing oneself in the lives and culture of those who have made history!

This two-year American history course for high school addresses social, economic, and political issues using the excellent Concise History of the American Republic text. Our study guides provide reading notes for each chapter, as well as comprehension questions that help students focus on the most important information from each chapter. The Teacher Guide for each year includes three tests.

Third Grade $120.00 set Fifth Grade $55.00 set

Fourth Grade $80.00 set Sixth Grade $50.00 set

Discussion Questions for American Studies Supplemental Sets Third Grade $12.95 Fourth Grade $12.95

These little teacher books will aid teachers in talking with their students about what they have read, increasing student enjoyment.

Grades 1-3

Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans


Year I: Pre-1615 life in North America through the post-Civil War Reconstruction years, ending in 1877.

Year II: End of Reconstruction (1877) to the Reagan years (1980s).

Grades 10+

A History of Europe in the Modern World Year One: Volume I (to 1815) Year Two: Volume II (since 1815)

Text $140.00 ea. Student $17.95 ea. Teacher $17.95 ea.

A historical study of the greatest minds and cultures of preceding generations is an essential pillar of classical education. The three components of this course include the history of ideas, biography, and key cultural developments, particularly in Western European and American societies. The texts include helpful maps, timelines, and illustrations. Our study guides provide comprehension questions that help students focus on the most important information from each chapter. The Teacher Guide for each year includes three tests.

by Edward Eggleston

Eggleston says in his preface that "the primary aim of this book is to furnish the little learner reading matter that will excite his attention and give him pleasure" and "to make the mind of the pupil familiar with some of the leading figures in the history of our country by means of personal anecdote." We have included Eggleston's original illustrations in addition to our own.


American/Modern Studies

Geography Grades 3-6

Grades 5+

Text $7.99 Student $12.95 Teacher $12.95 Flashcards $4.95

Geography II Text $14.95 Geography II Student $12.95 Geography II Teacher $14.95 Geography I Review Workbook $5.00 Geography I Review Teacher $7.95

Geography II: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, & the Americas

States & Capitals $35.00 set (text, student, teacher, flashcards) In this study guide, each state is given a two-page spread that includes a map with room to write the state capital, nickname, abbreviation, and fun facts about the state. By the end of this year-long course, students will be able to map all 50 states and capitals. We recommend that this guide be used with Don’t Know Much About the 50 States. Flashcards: This set includes 50 cards, with the name of each state and a map of the state’s location within the United States on one side of the card, and the capital and detailed shape of the state on the other. Also included are 34 country cards that introduce key world countries and their capitals. Helpful teaching hints and suggested activities are also included.

$48.00 set

(text, workbook, teacher + Geography I Review workbook & teacher)

After studying Geography I, students are ready to cover areas of the world outside the ancient Roman Empire. Each lesson includes physical features, history, and culture. Students will continue to deepen their understanding of past and present as they learn about ancient and modern countries. Geography I Review: This study guide will help students retain the knowledge they gained in their study of Geography I. The review takes very little time and makes a great companion to Geography II.

Grades 4+

Grades 7+

Geography I Text $14.95 Geography Student $12.95 Geography Teacher $14.95 U.S. Review Workbook $5.00 U.S. Review Teacher $7.95 Geography Flashcards $19.95

Text $16.95 Student $17.95 Teacher $17.95 Classroom Atlas $12.00 Geography Flashcards $19.95

Geography I: The Middle East, North Africa, & Europe $65.00 set (text, workbook, teacher + U.S. Review workbook, teacher, and flashcards)

A unique geography program designed for students pursuing a classical education, Geography of the Middle East, North Africa, & Europe covers the area that constituted the ancient Roman Empire. Each region is explored in its historical context in “History’s Headlines” as well as in the present in “Tour of Today.” The United States Review: Help students retain the knowledge they gained in their study of States & Capitals. This review takes very little time and makes a great companion to Geography I. Geography I-III Flashcards: We have a big fan club for our geography books. Our customers like the basic maps that give you just the essentials of world geography in a straightforward manner. Now we have the flashcards to go with it. Covering the material from Geography I, II, and III, these flashcards will help your student master the physical and cultural geography of the world.

Geography III:

Exploring and Mapping the World

$76.00 set (text, workbook, teacher, classroom atlas, flashcards*)

Students learn to map the world in our Geography I and Geography II programs. Geography III solidifies these mapping skills and requires students to label major landforms and topography. Students will study the climate, recent and current history, culture, and religion of every continent. This text has many illustrations of famous landmarks, architecture, and people from around the world, and the workbook requires students to practice mapwork weekly. In addition to labeling maps, students will learn to draw each continent using the Robinson Map Project. This is a thorough world geography course that is perfect for middle school students before their advanced European and American history courses in high school. Classroom Atlas: Detailed political, economic, environmental, and topographical maps of global regions. This is a recommended supplement for Geography III. *same as flashcards in Geography I set




Christianity & Classical Culture

American Civilization AS THE BASIS FOR



e are dwarfs mounted upon the shoulders of giants," Bernard of Chartres told his scholars in the eleventh century. The great Schoolman meant that we modern folk incline toward the opinion that wisdom was born with our generation. We see so far only because of the tremendous stature of those giants, our ancestors, upon whose shoulders we stand. Gothic architecture in the eleventh century could not have existed without its foundations in the ninth and tenth centuries—or for that matter, in the architecture of ancient Syria. Atomic physics in our sense could not have come into being without the speculative spirit of the seventeenth century—or for that matter, without the intuitions of the pre-Socratic Greeks. Our civilization is an immense continuity and essence. Bernard, Bishop of Chartres, was right: If we ignore or disdain those ancestral giants who uphold us in our modern vainglory, we tumble down into the ditch of unreason. A French philosopher of our time, Gabriel Marcel, writes that the only healthy society is the society which respects tradition. We ought to live, Marcel says, in an atmosphere of "diffused gratitude"—of sympathy for the hopes and achievements of our ancestors, from whom we derive our life and our culture, and which we are morally obliged to pass on undiminished, if not enhanced, to our descendants.


We are grateful to the giants upon whose shoulders we stand. This feeling or atmosphere of diffused veneration is weakened in our modern age, for many people live only for themselves, ignoring the debt they owe to the past and the responsibility they owe to the future. They are ungrateful; and ingratitude brings on its own punishment. Normative knowledge, then, is no burden, but instead a rich patrimony. Those who refuse it must be taught by personal experience—a hard master, as Benjamin Franklin says, though fools will have no other. Edmund Burke gave this concept of willing obligation to the dead, the living, and those yet unborn its most moving expression. We are all subject, he wrote, to "the contract of eternal society." This immortal contract is made between God and mankind, and between the generations that have perished from the earth, and the generation that is living now, and the generations that are yet to come. It is a covenant binding on us all. No man has a right to abridge that contract at will; and if we do break it, we suffer personally and all society suffers; and we are cast out of this civil social order (built by the giants) into an "antagonist world" of total disorder—or, as the New Testament has it, into the outer darkness, where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. We moderns, Burke continued, tend to be puffed up with a little petty private rationality, thinking

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ourselves wiser than the prophets and the law-givers, true in the United States of America than it was in and are disposed to trade upon the trifling bank and ancient Egypt or than it is in modern India. And the capital of our private intelligence. That way lies ruin. United States is a Christian nation, notwithstanding the But though the individual is foolish, the species is opinion expressed by Thomas Jefferson in his message wise; and, given time, the species judges rightly. The to the Bey of Tunis. In the things which most nearly moral precepts and the social conventions which concern the private life and the public good, they draw we obey represent the considered judgments and their moral and intellectual sustenance from the Old filtered experience of many generations of prudent World. The prophets of Israel, the words of Christ and and dutiful human beings—the most sagacious of his disciples, the writings of the fathers of the Church, our species. It is folly to ignore this inherited wisdom the treatises of the schoolmen, the discourses of the in favor of our own arrogant little notions of right great divines of the Reformation and the Counterand wrong, of profit and loss, of justice and injustice. Reformation—these are the springs of American Burke, though the most prophetic man of his age, metaphysics and American morality, as they are of never thought himself taller than the giants from European metaphysics and morality. They underlie whom came his strength. the beliefs even of those Americans and Europeans This is no less true in the twentieth who deny the validity of Christianity. century, and in America. Our And with Christian doctrine there are normative inheritance in the United blended certain elaborate elements of States is of European and Asiatic classical philosophy. The principal origin: Normality does not In its immediate influences elements in that recognize frontiers. upon culture, perhaps the most inheritance are Christian In the Revolt of the Masses, important aspect of Christianity faith (with its Judaic roots); Ortega y Gasset declared is its account of the human the Roman and medieval that American civilization personality: its doctrine of heritage of an ordered liberty; could not long endure, were the immortal soul, the unique and the continuity of great it severed from European character of every soul, the "Western" literature. culture. Ortega was right: concept of human dignity, the American culture, and the nature of rights and duties, the American civil social order, obligation to practice charity, the share with modern European insistence upon personal responsibility. civilization a common patrimony. The European and American civilization has principal elements in that inheritance are been erected upon the foundation of the dignity Christian faith (with its Judaic roots); the Roman of man—upon the assumption that man is made for and medieval heritage of an ordered liberty; and the eternity, and that he possesses dignity because he has continuity of great "Western" literature. It is a legacy some share in an order that is more than temporal and of belief, not of blood. more than human. What joins the cultures on either side of the The student who endeavors to ignore the power Atlantic is a complex of religious and moral and social of Christianity in European and American culture convictions, given expression in literature, that Europe is as foolish as would be any physician who should and America have received from common spiritual endeavor to ignore a patient's personality. Christianity and intellectual ancestors. If this inheritance should is at the core of our civilization—its vitality, indeed. be much diminished, all the elaborate fabric of our Even the virulent totalist ideologies of the twentieth material civilization could not long survive, either side century are influenced by Christianity, inspired by of the ocean, the collapse of this subtle inner order a misunderstanding of Christian doctrines, or by a and this intricate institutional order. reaction against Christian principles; hate it though they may, the ideologues cannot break altogether with The Influence of Christianity on America the Christian religion. The first article in this common patrimony, I have The Influence of Rome on American said, is the Christian faith, including its origins in Law & Politics Judah and Israel. All the important aspects of any civilization arise from its religion—even the economic The second article in our cultural patrimony system of that civilization. As Irving Babbitt wrote a is our theory and practice of ordered liberty: our generation ago, economics moves upward into politics, system of law and politics. This is derived from politics into ethics, ethics into theology. This is no less Roman and from medieval sources—and in part, 1-877-862-1097

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of law and politics, and a common body of great more remotely, from Greek philosophy and historic literature. They make one civilization still. These experience. To the classical and medieval ideas of normative and cultural bonds have outlasted justice, and to the classical and medieval social dynasties, empires, and even philosophies; though experience, there has been added a modern body of injured now and again by war or social dissolution, theory and practice—although too often we modern they rise with renewed vigor after every period of folk, including the scholars among us, exaggerate the violence or decadence. Whether this heritage is to importance of "liberal" contributions in the eighteenth survive the twentieth century must depend, in no and nineteenth centuries, some of which latter small part, upon the reinvigoration of a popular contributions have not stoutly withstood the severe normative consciousness. tests of our twentienth-century time of troubles. The soul of a civilization may be lost at the The doctrines of natural law; the concept of a polity, very moment of that culture's material triumph. a just and balanced commonwealth; the principle of a In our time, we run no risk of experiencing too government of laws, not of men; the understanding little change; whether we like it or not, we that justice means "to each his own"; the idea of ride the whirlwind of innovation. To a healthful tension between the claims of give direction to this change, and to order and the claims of freedom—these insure that generation may link passed directly from Europe into with generation, some of us must American theory and institution. undertake the rescue of the More than any other single figure, moral imagination. Cicero influenced the theory of The soul of a civilization The undisciplined both European and American may be lost at the very modern mind, thinking it politics—and through that moment of that culture's pursues facts, often follows theory, our political institutions. material triumph. a corpse-candle to the brink To this general heritage, the English added their common law and their prudent, prescriptive politics; and the English patrimony was directly incorporated in the American social order—and even then modifying it not in favor of some newfangled abstract scheme, but rather on the model of the Roman Republic.

The Influence of Classical Literature Yet the third article in this common patrimony is more enduring, perhaps, than even political usage. Great words of literature join us in an intellectual community. And the ethical cast of enduring humane letters, working upon the imagination, is as normative as is religious doctrine or political principle. Humane literature teaches us what it is to be a man. Homer and Hesiod; Heroditus and Thucydides; Sophocles and Plato; Virgil and Horace; Livy and Tacitus; Cicero and Seneca; Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius; Dante, Petrarch, Erasmus, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Goethe, and all the rest—these have formed the mind and character of Americans as well as of Europeans. The best of American literature is part and parcel of the normative continuity of literature, extending back beyond the dawn of history. In all essential respects, then, Europe and America enjoy a common faith, a common system 42

of the abyss—and sometimes over that brink. "The Devil played at chess with me," wrote Thomas Browne, "and yielding a Pawn, though to gain a Queen of me, taking advantage of my honest endeavours; and whilst I laboured to raise the structure of my Reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my Faith." If a man relies wholly upon his private rational powers, he will lose his faith—and perhaps the world as well, risking his nature at the Devil's chess-game. But if a man fortifies himself with the normative disciplines, he draws upon the imagination and the lessons of the ages, and so is fit to confront even a diabolical adversary.

Russell Kirk Russell Kirk was a twentieth-century political theorist, historian, moralist, and cultural and literary critic who is credited with helping to found the modern conservative movement with the publication of his hugely influential book, The Conservative Mind from Burke to Eliot. His writings display an antipathy toward ideology, which he defines as the religion of politics, and a devotion to the idea of the importance of literature and art in the formation and endurance of a culture.

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Full-Year Classical Core Curriculum Packages for Special-Needs Students Visit to obtain detailed information about each level and to take readiness assessments.


Ages 2-3 (Chronological Age or Skill Level)

$225 Full Set (all books + Curriculum Manual) $30 Curriculum Manual Only

Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $34 Supplemental Read-Aloud Program $125 CURRICULUM MANUAL Lesson Plans for One Year

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Level A Curriculum Manual Prayers for Children Jesus Is With Me Jesus Hears Me Jesus Knows Me Big Red Barn The Best Mouse Cookie Little Fur Family Bunny's Noisy Book From Head to Toe Goodnight Moon Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Numbers, Colors, Shapes

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The Very Busy Spider Good Night, Gorilla The Tale of Peter Rabbit Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings My Very First Book of Shapes ABC: Amazing Alphabet Book Put Me in the Zoo Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb Cars and Trucks From A to Z My First Counting Book The Animals' Christmas Eve Big Dog ... Little Dog Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? My First Real Mother Goose 1 Is One

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Ages 3-4 (Chronological Age or Skill Level)








A Child's Garden of Bible Stories, Bible Pictures to Color, Prayer for a Child, Please and Thank You Book, Big Thoughts for Little People, How Can I Help?

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, PHONICS, & READING Alphabet Coloring Book (p. 48), My First ABC Book, Simply Classical Crafts Book One, Alphabet Flashcards (p. 48)



My First Body Book, Do It Carefully, My Big Animal Book, A Child's Garden of Verses, A Child's Garden of Songs CD, Back to the Garden CD, Best First Book Ever!

Numbers Coloring Book (p. 48), Adventures with Books, Everywhere We Go, Counting With Numbers

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Alphabet Books 1-2 (p. 48), Classical Phonics (p. 49), First Start Reading Student Book A (p. 49), First Start Reading Teacher (p. 49), Simply Classical Letters & Numbers Desk Charts (p. 45)


Wee Folks Bible ABC Book


Lesson Plans for One Year

Numbers Books 1-2 (p. 48), Going on Eagerly, My Very Own Scissors Book (p. 48)

WONDER, BEAUTY, & IMAGINATION Animals Animals, Simply Classical Crafts Book 2, Aesop's Fables, Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever, Finding the Answers, Hearing and Helping, Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book K, Animal Alphabet Coloring Book

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Ages 5-6 (Chronological Age or Skill Level) PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, PHONICS, & READING Fun in the Sun, Soft and White, Scamp and Tramp, Primary Phonics Readers Sets 1-3, Core Skills Phonics K-1, First Start Reading Student Books A-D (p. 49), Phonics from A to Z (p. 49)

ARITHMETIC & FINE-MOTOR Rod & Staff Arithmetic 1 Student (part 1), Teacher, Flashcards, Practice Sheets (p. 17), Best Counting Book Ever, This First Thanksgiving Day



Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $70 Supplemental Read-Aloud Program $150 Supplemental Science & Enrichment Set $125 CHRISTIAN STUDIES, MEMORY, & MANNERS The Story Bible, The Creation Story for Children, Simply Classical Copybook I (p. 50)

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Curriculum Manual Only $30 Consumables Only $125 Optional Extended Literature Set $19.50 Supp. Literature, Science, History, & Geography Read-Alouds $240 Supp. Arithmetic Read-Alouds $50

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Lesson Plans for One Year

Rod & Staff Arithmetic 1 Student (part 2), Speed Drills (p. 17)


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Simply Classical Writing (Read-Aloud Ed.), Simply Classical StoryTime Treasures Student and Teacher, Little Bear, Little Bear's Visit, Blueberries for Sal, Caps for Sale, At the Farm

CURSIVE Cursive Practice Sheets (p. 50), New American Cursive I (p. 51)



Moose Moments: Silent E, Moose Moments: Short Vowels, Moose Moments: Digraphs, Core Skills Phonics 2-3, Phonics Flashcards (p. 49), Core Skills Spelling 1, Simply Classical Spelling: Book One

WONDER, BEAUTY, & IMAGINATION Second Grade Art Cards (p. 58), Animal Tales CD

SC Copybook 2: Manuscript (p. 50)

New to Simply Classical? You need these items from previous levels. Classical Phonics $15.95 Arithmetic 1 Teacher $20.95 Arithmetic 1 Practice Sheets $16.50 Arithmetic 1 Flashcards $17.80 A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories $10.12

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chronological age or skill level

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Simply Classical Writing:

Simply Classical StoryTime Treasures

The "progressive" approach leaves beginning writers ill-prepared. This series combines classical copybook, grammar rules, and composition into one carefully sequenced series of explicit instruction, so students can practice early writing skills with confidence.

$40 set (student, teacher, & 4 novels)

Step-by-Step Sentences, Book 1

Ages 6-8, chronological age or skill level


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(Sold in Level C)

Student $14.95 Teacher $10.00 Little Bear $3.95 Little Bear's Visit $3.95 Caps for Sale $6.99 Blueberries for Sal $7.99


Simply Classical Letters & Numbers Desk Charts


Blossoming readers need to discover the riches of a good story. With simplified exercises in word study, composition, and oration, this delightful guide provides a joyful introduction to children's literature.

Reinforce your teaching with desk charts formatted to accompany lessons. Bold, targeted letters assist visual discrimination.

Simply Classical Spelling: Step-by-Step Words

This series gives your struggling writer an incremental, multi-sensory approach with an oral/aural emphasis. Each week includes targeted Word Study exercises to promote linguistic awareness, cognitive flexibility, and improved spelling skills.


Ages 6-8, chronological age or skill level Book 1 $14.95 Book 2 $14.95



C’est Sa Raison d’Être by Cheryl Swope My daughter works each week in a nursing home. She helps me at home with dusting, folding laundry, and making beds. She feeds her cat and cares for the neighbor’s dog. She takes ballet, enjoys art, plays sports, listens to music, goes to the library, and takes walks with her brother. She cheers all of us. But this is not the plan she had for her life. Autism, schizophrenia, and a series of medical conditions thwarted that plan. Virtue. Duty. Wisdom. Classical educators often speak of these things. Sometimes we witness them.

Courage One afternoon before her regular blood work, Michelle settled into a good book in the back seat of our car. She seemed unconcerned about the painful needles invariably wielded by rookie phlebotomists. All of this awaited her but she pressed on, as she does every day. As I watched her through the rearview mirror, I decided to tell her what I had been thinking. “Michelle,” I said, “I want you to know how much I admire your courage.” Surprised and somewhat embarrassed, she covered her face with her hands. Then she looked up and paused. She answered quietly, “C’est sa raison d’être.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “That is her reason to be,” she explained. “I learned it in First Start French.” On another day, she read a poem, “The Grasshopper,” by the Greek of Anacreon from Poetry for the Grammar Stage. Michelle answered these questions independently in her Student Book: “Would you prefer a life like the grasshopper’s? Why or why not?” She wrote her answer this way: “I would if it’d get me away from certain things. But we are what we are, and must learn to accept and bear them. ‘Tis the way of the cross. To live and learn, to serve where you are able.” I sat down to read this again more slowly. The words, simply written, echoed timeless truths. This is courage in a man To bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. —Euripedes Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. —Job 13:15

We never know which lessons will impact our children as we teach. We do not know when these lessons will emerge in our children’s lives, reflections, or conversations. We do not know whether they will emerge at all. We just keep teaching, caring, and serving. For each of us, that is our reason to be.

Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child by Cheryl Swope Text $24.95 | eBook $22.00 Cheryl Swope is the author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child and Memoria Press' Simply Classical Curriculum.








Level 3:

Literature, Latin, & Liberty For approximate skill level or chronological ages 7-9, or for older children with special needs who are building reading and writing skills.

In this level, the student grows in literary analysis, reading, grammar, and composition skills while learning about American history and embarking on the study of Latin. He receives instruction in Christian studies, science, art, and music. He practices memory work, penmanship, and oral reading fluency while learning the stories every child should know.






Alphabet & Numbers Recommended for Ages 4-5

Recommended for Kindergarten

$30.00 (2-book set)

$30.00 (2-book set)

Alphabet Books (Part I & Part II) by Leigh Lowe

Numbers Books (Part I & Part II) by Leigh Lowe

Learning the alphabet is the critical first step in learning how to read. The Alphabet Book teaches letter recognition, letter formation, and pencil grip through repetition and tracing. Activities, created with the younger student in mind, make learning each letter simple and fun. This book also introduces initial and ending sounds, providing a gentle introduction to phonics. The Alphabet Book acts as a great supplement to any primary program or full-year preschool/kindergarten program.

The Numbers Book is the perfect introduction to numbers, counting, and patterns. Lots of tracing practice also makes this book ideal for the slightly older student who has already mastered counting, but still needs extra practice writing numbers. The activities (mazes, coloring, pattern recognition, connect the dots, and more!) are so much fun that your student won't be able to wait for the next lesson!


Recommended for Ages 4-5

Recommended for Ages 4-5

Numbers $6.00 Alphabet $6.00


Alphabet Flashcards

Coloring Books

These flashcards are modeled after our manuscript Alphabet Wall Charts. Each letter is on one side of the card, and the image beginning with that letter is on the flip side. These are perfect for reinforcing your child's letter recognition and beginning sounds.

Have you been searching for Jr. Kindergarten activities that are fun and instructional? These coloring books have simple line drawings on uncluttered pages. The Alphabet Coloring Book has a 2-page spread for each letter, and the Numbers Coloring Book has two sets of 2-page spreads for numbers 0-12. The perfect supplement to any Jr. K program.

(4Ÿ'' x 5½")

Numbers & Colors

This book is ideal for a student who is just beginning to work with numbers. Along with introducing each number through 15, color words are taught. Plenty of practice is given with both numbers and color words through activities such as counting, connect the dots, coloring, number tracing, pattern recognition, and more! Additional skills of left and right, above and below, and grouping are also introduced.

Primary Enrichment Classical Core Curriculum supplement My Very First Scissors Book $6.00 My Very Own Scissors Book $6.00


Classical Core Curriculum supplement

Classical Core Curriculum supplement

$16.95 ea.

$19.95 ea.

(Jr. Kindergarten or Kindergarten)

(Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade)

Scissors Books

The Book of Crafts

Enrichment Guides

Help your child develop hand strength, finemotor skills, and independence with one or both books in this set. In My Very First Scissors Book, the child learns to open and close his scissors to cut along thick lines which fade, grow wavy, and create shapes as the pages progress. In My Very Own Scissors Book, the activities coordinate with alphabet lessons in Simply Classical Curriculum Level C (p. 44) or may serve as a useful precursor to the Jr. Kindergarten Book of Crafts. Both books feature perforated pages and large "cutting boxes" to promote the child's success.

The creative arts are an essential part of primary school education. These activities reinforce number and letter recognition, strengthen fine motor skills, and foster creativity and confidence. There is a craft project for each read-aloud in Memoria Press' Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classical Core Curriculum, and additional crafts that focus on art concepts. Enjoy each of your creations and the time spent together making them.

These supplemental guides are organized by week, matching our Classical Core Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade programs. Each guide includes an overview of each read-aloud book, author and illustrator biographies, oral reading questions, and a simple language lesson. These activities will help bring each readaloud book alive for your student. Also included are resources for the history, culture, and science lessons, biographies of the artists, and poetry lessons.

Primary Education

Reading & Phonics Kindergarten

Grades K-2 $15.95

Classical Phonics

A Child's Guide to Word Mastery by Cheryl Lowe Classical Phonics consists of phonetically arranged word lists for students to practice their growing word recognition skills. In a word list there are no context clues, so the learner must rely on his mastery of letter sounds. If your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly, he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! Classical Phonics is the most effective tool we know of to address the repetition that young ones need when learning to read. It can be used as a supplement to any phonics program and covers nearly all English phonograms and sounds taught through second grade.

First Start Reading, Book E by Michelle Tefertiller In Book E we complete the program by covering long vowel teams, soft c and g, and three sounds of y. Once the student has mastered the basic phonics in the FSR series, he is ready to continue reading progress with real literature.

First Start Reading:

Phonics, Reading, and Printing by Cheryl Lowe

$59.90 set (Books A-E + Teacher Guides) Your children can begin reading instantly as they progress through 4 simple student books and 34 phonetic stories. The Teacher Guide includes helpful assessments, tips, and more! • • • •

consonants short & long vowels 57 common words manuscript printing

• artist-drawn coloring pictures • drawing pages for every letter

FSR is a balanced, age-appropriate approach to phonics and reading, with a serious focus on correct pencil grip and letter formation. Also, while many phonics programs today use the ladder approach (consonant-vowel blending), we prefer the more traditional (vowel-consonant) approach combined with word families. Mastery of short vowels is the sine qua non of phonics programs, but few programs provide adequate practice.

Kindergarten Phonics & Spelling Set

The FSR program consists of 5 student books with artistdrawn pictures to color, drawing pages for each letter or phonogram, and over 30 stories. The Teacher Guide leads you through the program and provides helpful assessments and teaching tips. *Note: Printing, an important pathway of the learning process, is an integral part of FSR. Some children, however, are reading-ready before their motor skills are developed enough for printing. If this is the case with your child, you may use FSR without the printing component.

$250.00 set

Our outstanding Classical Core Curriculum phonics program is now available as a complete set. Included are our Kindergarten Phonics Lesson Plans, First Start Reading Books A-E (student & teacher), Classical Phonics, Core Skills Phonics K & 1, Phonics Flashcards, Animal Alphabet Coloring Book, Christian Liberty Nature Reader K, Primary Phonics Reader Sets 1-4, Soft & White, Scamp & Tramp, and Fun in the Sun. Completion of this program will help your child learn to read fluently and smoothly transition to our First Grade Curriculum Package.

Grades K-2

Classical Core Curriculum supplement

Perfect for any phonics program!


Phonics From A to Z $25.99

$12.95 (Used in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades)

Music Enrichment If you have enjoyed the music enrichment sections of our grade-by-grade Enrichment Guides, you will love our new supplement devoted exclusively to music. Music Enrichment goes into more detail on each song presented in our Enrichment books, including a short backstory on each of the songs and its composer, as well as a few questions about the song being studied. Teach your child more about what the song is about, interesting facts about the instruments used in the song and how they work together, interesting aspects about the song's structure, and why the composer wrote it.


Teaching Phonics & Word Study 33.99

Phonics Flashcards (5.5"x 4.25")

Phonograms are letters or letter teams that represent sounds. There are nearly 200 phonograms used to spell the 44 sounds used in the English language. In our Phonics Flashcards we have organized these phonograms into nine categories to give some rational order to the irregularities of English spelling. Phonogram cards can be combined and recombined to help students see the multiple ways a sound can be spelled, and the multiple sounds for a particular phonogram.

Phonics from A-Z A manual for parents and teachers who want to go deeper into the subject of phonics and reading. It includes information on every aspect of how children best learn to read as well as reliable, accurate, and common-sense advice, and extensive lists of resources.

Teaching Phonics & Word Study This book is an excellent resource for Grammar School teachers who desire additional help with phonics concepts in order to become better spelling teachers.

Primary Education


Copybooks Grades K-2

Grades 1-4

Grades K-6

$14.95 ea.

$14.95 ea.

$8.50 ea.

Copybooks I-III

Copybook Cursive I & II

$39.95 set (Copybooks I-III)

Our original Copybook III formatted in the New American Cursive font. Our second graders complete Copybook Cursive I alongside NAC 2, but it also makes a good choice for older students needing more practice.

(New American Cursive font)

by Cheryl & Leigh Lowe These three-in-one wonders include memory passages, copybook exercises, and drawing pages. We have selected Scripture from the King James Bible and classic children’s poems, which describe the world in charming detail. Our copybooks introduce basic strokes and margin/spacing guidelines, along with alphabet practice pages with traceable characters and instructions for difficult letters.

Copybook Cursive II is a perfect supplement to our Fourth Grade Classical Core Curriculum. It includes the Scripture passages from Christian Studies I, the 15 brightest stars from Astronomy, the major Greek gods from D'Aulaires' Greek Myths, and more!

Composition & Sketchbooks Our Composition & Sketchbooks allow each student to write and illustrate compositions. They are great resources for all subjects and become a journal of your child's work for each year. Composition & Sketchbook I: 5/8" Ruled for Younger Students Composition & Sketchbook II: 1/2" Ruled for 1st-2nd Grade Students Composition & Sketchbook III: College-Ruled for Older Students

Ages 4-11, chronological age or skill level

Ages 6-12, chronological age or skill level

Ages 6-8, chronological age or skill level


Beginner Journal $8.50 Intermediate Journal $8.50


My Nature Journal

by Cheryl Swope

Savor small moments of wonder with your child as he learns the simple beauty of nature. Create a keepsake for your child as you witness improvement in his knowledge, attention to detail, and writing skills through the exercises. Help your child make essential connections between oral language and written language, even as you assist his ability to observe and enjoy the wonders of nature. This book can stand alone as a delightful supplement to any program.

My Thankfulness Journals (New American Cursive font) by Cheryl Swope

These journals let students practice their cursive writing while thinking about God's daily blessings in their lives. Each page begins "Dear Heavenly Father," and closes, "Your child," with space for the child's signature. In between is room for students to list their blessings each day. The Intermediate Journal is a smaller font size and has less tracing as students progress.

Cursive Practice Sheets (New American Cursive font)

One question we hear repeatedly is how to get more worksheets to practice New American Cursive writing. We try to put extra sheets in our books, but it never seems to be enough. Our new Cursive Practice Sheets book includes pages for practicing each cursive letter, Scripture copywork, and blank practice sheets. Since the most important objective of the NAC program is mastery, the more your student is able to practice, the better!

Simply Classical Copybook Series

(Manuscript and New American Cursive fonts) by Cheryl Swope

Ages 5-8, chronological age or skill level Simply Classical Copybook: Book One, Manuscript $8.95 Simply Classical Copybook: Book Two, Manuscript $8.95 Simply Classical Copybook: Book Two, Cursive $8.95

Copybook is the time-honored activity in which students copy Scripture, maxims, poetry, and other literature selections. Copybook can assist children with special needs, even those who might otherwise find writing difficult. Through Simply Classical Copybook, students can strengthen penmanship, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, fine-motor skills, and memory, while they learn habits of accuracy, neatness, and patience. Even more, they can receive truth and comfort from Holy Scripture. Shorter selections help accommodate for writing difficulties while providing the full benefits of copybook exercises for all beginning writers. More special-needs information & curriculum on pages 43-47.


Copybooks & Penmanship

Cursive Grades 1-4

Grades 1-4

Grades 1-4


$22.95 ea.

$22.95 ea.

New American Cursive 1

New American Cursive 2

New American Cursive 3

Choose from: Famous Quotations & Scripture Quotations from Famous Americans

Choose from: Scripture & Lessons on Manners Famous Quotes & Lessons on Manners

by Iris Hatfield

by Iris Hatfield

by Iris Hatfield

Simple, clear, & effective! Some people think computers have made cursive writing skills obsolete, but good handwriting and computers are not mutually exclusive. Should we stop teaching language arts because a child can now text? Before the early 1920s, children were taught cursive in the first grade. Research shows that when third graders begin writing cursive, they return to a first grade speed level. By learning cursive earlier, students can focus more on other subjects once they reach the upper grades.

Grades 5-Adult $22.95

Teach Yourself Cursive: Create a Cursive That Fits You by Iris Hatfield

The New American Cursive Penmanship Program is an easy-to-follow method for learning cursive. Developed by Iris Hatfield, who has over 35 years experience as a handwriting specialist, NAC combines proven teaching methods with the student’s needs for a fast, legible script.

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Natural right slant (easier for beginners & lefties) Illustrations/Exercises for letter connections Bound at the top for right or left-handers Focus on accuracy and legibility Startwrite CD Simplified classic letter forms $29.95 125 Instruction and exercise lessons This New American Cursive 8-page teaching guide supplemental software is available for easy, customizable worksheets Multi-sensory teaching methods to integrate handwriting practice Takes only 15 min./day with any subject. (Windows only)

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Easy methods to make learning cursive a pleasure Step-by-step lesson plan Just 15 minutes a day for remarkable results 14 tips for left-handers Helps develop your individual style Handwriting improvement techniques

Why Learn Cursive? • • • • • • •

Improved neural connections in the brain Increased ability to read cursive Increased writing speed Improved fine motor skills Improved reading and spelling ability Increased self-discipline and eye-hand coordination Improved attractiveness, legibility, and fluidity of one’s signature • Increased self-confidence, continuity, and fluidity when communicating with the written word

"Iris Hatfield has done it again! Teach Yourself Cursive makes practice easy and interesting, with plenty of guides and incentives to keep us improving in handwriting that is consistent, legible, and, yes, faster than printing. Above all, New American Cursive is proven to be based on positive psychological principles." –Willa W. Smith, Ed. D.



Penmanship program for older students & adults:

Alphabet Wall Charts (11'' x 17'') Available in Manuscript (blue) or Cursive (green) $14.95 ea.

Visual aids reinforce each letter of the alphabet while young students learn to read and write or practice their penmanship. These wall charts make great educational posters. Each illustration is hand-drawn. The cursive charts use the New American Cursive font.

Alphabet Wall Poster (22'' x 34'') Manuscript and New American Cursive $7.00

This poster lists the entire manuscript and cursive alphabets. It is the perfect resource if you don't have the space for our alphabet wall charts.

Copybooks & Penmanship


How J. R. R.

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by Joseph Pearce



We Are

n his famous essay on fairy stories, J. R. R. Tolkien asserted that one of the most important facets of fairytales is that they hold up a “Mirror of scorn and pity towards Man.” The fairy story, Tolkien wrote, “may be used as a Mirour de l’Omme” (mirror of man), as something that shows us ourselves. If this is so, and it is, it means that the greatest fairy stories are not mere fantasies that serve as a flight from reality, but are a powerful means by which we can see ourselves and others more clearly. In this sense, and paradoxically, the greatest fairy stories are also works of realism. They show us reality. The best way of putting Tolkien’s words to the test is to see how The Lord of the Rings, probably the most popular fairy story ever told, holds up a mirror that shows us ourselves. In The Lord of the Rings there is one character, above all others, who can be said to represent us. This is Boromir, who is the only mere Man in The Fellowship of the Ring. The Fellowship consists of four hobbits, a dwarf, an elf, a wizard, a king … and a man. Our sole 52


representative in the Fellowship which sets out from Rivendell is Boromir. It is Boromir we see when we look in the mirror. The “Mirror of scorn and pity” shows us a traitor. It shows us the one who betrays the fellowship, who severs the bond of friendship. Boromir, as the representative of humanity, is moved to this act of treachery because he desires to use evil means (the Ring) for a good end (saving Minas Tirith). In order to attain the evil means that he wants to use, he employs evil means (theft) to get it. He is starting as he no doubt will continue, justifying one evil action after another on the grounds that it serves an ultimately good end. Boromir, blinded by pride, does not see that we cannot use evil means to a good end without corrupting the good end itself, making it evil. If Minas Tirith had defeated Sauron’s army by using the power of the Ring, it would have fallen under the Ring’s power, thereby ceasing to be a civilization worth defending and becoming an evil empire worth resisting. Such a victory would be pyrrhic. Indeed it

How J. R. R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are

would be the harshest and most ironic of defeats. It would not have been the defeat of evil but its victory. It would have been better for the people of Minas Tirith to fall nobly in battle against the evil enemy than to have succumbed to evil themselves. And lest we fail to get the point, we can see that history is full of examples of people taking the Boromir option, employing evil means to further an ostensibly noble cause. We think perhaps of the French Revolution and the use of the guillotine in the service of “liberté, egalité et fraternité” (all good ends in themselves) and the Reign of Terror which ensued. We think of the show trials and mass executions in communist countries in the name of the same freedom, equality, and brotherhood. We think of the systematic extermination of the weak, the disabled, and the defenseless in the womb in the name of “freedom of choice.” In showing us Boromir, Tolkien is holding up a “Mirror of scorn and pity,” showing us ourselves. This is what Tolkien called the “applicability” of a story, the way in which it can be applied to our own world and our own lives. 1-877-862-1097

It should be added that Tolkien gives us other characters in The Lord of the Rings who serve as a mirror of ourselves, such as Faramir, Boromir’s brother, who states that he would not pick up the Ring if he saw it lying on the side of the road, and that he would not snare even an orc with a falsehood; in other words, that he would not tell a lie, even to the devil himself, never succumbing to an evil means to a good end. Faramir is, therefore, not only Boromir’s brother but his alter ego or even his antithesis and antidote. If Boromir shows us who we are tempted to be, Faramir shows us who we should be; one is the sinner, the other the saint. And Tolkien also shows us ourselves in the character of Gollum, who is so consumed by his desire for self-gratification that he has become addicted to the bad habits that are destroying him, shriveling his soul into a mere wreckage of what it once was. There are, therefore, several ways that Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us about what it is to be human.

How J. R. R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are


Primary School Literature

Grade 1 $40 Set:

StoryTime Treasures (guide + novels)

$52 Set: More StoryTime Treasures

StoryTime Treasures

More StoryTime Treasures

StoryTime Treasures Guide $14.95 Little Bear $3.95 Little Bear's Visit $3.95 Caps for Sale $6.99 Blueberries for Sal $7.99 Make Way for Ducklings $7.99

More StoryTime Treasures Guide $14.95 Billy and Blaze $7.99 Blaze and the Forest Fire $7.99 The Story About Ping $3.99 Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie $6.95 Stone Soup $7.99 The Little House $7.99 Miss Rumphius $7.99

(guide + novels)

Teacher Key $10.00

StoryTime Treasures

More StoryTime Treasures

(for StoryTime & More StoryTime)

Grade 2 $65 Set

(student guides & key)

$115 Set + Novels (student guides, key, & novels) Recommended Supplement:

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Key $12.95 Animal Folk Tales of America $12.95 Prairie School $3.99 The Courage of Sarah Noble $4.99 Little House in the Big Woods $8.99 Beatrix Potter novels $6.99 ea.

Literature Dictionary $4.95

Animal Folk Tales of America

Prairie School

The Courage Little House in Tales from of Sarah Noble the Big Woods Beatrix Potter

Literature Dictionary

Grammar School Literature

Grade 3 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$125 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 4 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$137 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 5 $69 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$94 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 6 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$118 Set + Novels (guides & novels)



Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. Farmer Boy $8.99 Charlotte's Web $8.99 A Bear Called Paddington $9.99 Mr. Popper's Penguins $6.99 Farmer Boy

Charlotte's Web

A Bear Called Paddington

Mr. Popper's Penguins

The Cricket in Times Square

Homer Price

The Blue Fairy Book

Dangerous Journey

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


Lassie Come-Home

Adam of the Road

The Door in the Wall

Robin Hood

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. The Cricket in Times Square $6.99 Homer Price $5.99 The Blue Fairy Book $10.00 Dangerous Journey $25.00

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $8.99 Heidi $4.99 Lassie Come-Home $7.99

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. Adam of the Road $6.99 The Door in the Wall $5.99 Robin Hood $4.99 King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table $4.99

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Developing Superior Readers

Mix and match any 10 or more Memoria Press literature guides and receive 15% off your literature guide purchase!

upper School Literature

Grade 7 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$129 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 8 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$129 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 9 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$140 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Grade 10 $95 Set

(student & teacher guides)

$129 Set + Novels (guides & novels)

Reading requires an active, discriminating mind that is challenged to think, compare, and contrast. Students who have been challenged by good literature will develop into superior readers and will never be satisfied with poor-quality books. Each novel has been carefully selected to nourish your child's soul and improve his reading skills. The study guides focus on vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition—skills that train students to become active readers.

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. The Trojan War $6.95 Anne of Green Gables $9.95 The Bronze Bow $7.99 The Hobbit $10.99

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. Treasure Island $9.95 The Wind in the Willows $9.95 As You Like It $9.95 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer $9.95

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. Beowulf, the Warrior $10.95 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight $12.00 The Canterbury Tales $14.95 Henry V $5.99

The Trojan War

Anne of Green Gables

The Bronze Bow

The Hobbit

Treasure Island

The Wind in the Willows

As You Like It

The Adventures of Tom Sawer

Beowulf, the Warrior

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Canterbury Tales

Henry V

To Kill a Mockingbird

Julius Caesar

The Scarlet Letter

Romeo and Juliet

Student Guides $11.95 ea. Teacher Guides $12.95 ea. To Kill a Mockingbird $14.99 Julius Caesar $5.95 The Scarlet Letter $7.95 Romeo and Juliet $5.95

Alternative Literature Choices

Grades 3-4

Grades 5-7

Grades 9+

Grades 9+

Grades 9+

Grades 9+

The Moffats

The Twenty-One Balloons

Pride & Prejudice

Robinson Crusoe

Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $9.95

Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $7.95

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Merchant of Venice

Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $9.95

Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $5.95

Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $6.95


Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Novel $6.99



Composition Grades 1-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Grades 3+




Student $10.00 Key $10.00

Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style

All Things Fun & Fascinating: Writing

Teaching Writing:

Humorous characters and fascinating creatures will help young students enjoy learning to write with structure and style.

This inspiring seminar will transform the way you teach writing! You will learn how to incrementally teach students to write with clear structure and compelling style.

Structure & Style (Teacher Training Course)

Lessons in Structure and Style

Students will get to know the heroes of the Bible while working through six of IEW's nine units in this course. A variety of games teach vocabulary, reinforce elements of style, and add to the fun!

Includes 9 Seminar DVDs, 3 Student demo DVDS, a 240-page binder, and a one-year Premium Content Subscription to exclusive online materials.

Both courses come with the IEW Structure and Style Overview DVD for teacher training and a free download of the teacher e-book.

Introduction to Composition This introductory program focuses on narration, outlining, dictation, and copywork. The goal is to help students become more proficient in listening and writing skills, a great preparation for Classical Composition. This year-long writing course uses focus passages from Charlotte's Web, Farmer Boy, and The Moffats.

English Grammar Grades 3-6 Student $11.95 ea. Teacher $12.95 ea. English Grammar Recitation $9.95

English Grammar Recitation Memoria Press’ English Grammar Recitation is a manual of approximately 150 grammar questions, answers, and examples designed to be studied and memorized much like a catechism. It is perfect for the serious Latin student who needs an English grammar program that coordinates with his study of Latin over the five years of Latina Christiana through the Forms series. Workbooks I-IV are available to help students learn the rules. Each twopage lesson in the workbook covers two to three grammar questions along with practice exercises. English Grammar Recitation also covers common capitalization and punctuation rules by means of concise style sheets. It is hoped that this course can be completed in much less time than the typical English grammar course, leaving more time for composition and Latin.



Grades 3-7

Grades 7+

Grades 8+

Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95

Text $19.95 Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95

Poetry I Text $19.95 Poetry I Student $14.95 Poetry I Teacher $16.95

Poetry for the Grammar Stage

Poetry & Short Stories:

$30.00 (student, teacher)

$45.00 (text, student, teacher)

Intended for use over the grammar school years, this guide includes questions to help analyze the meanings of poems, including vocabulary work. Poems increase in difficulty as students move through the book each year.

Revisit the Old World elegance of Irving’s prose and the range of Poe’s romanticism. Enjoy the Fireside Poets—Longfellow, Whittier, and Holmes. Rediscover the rich, varied authenticity of American literature with this anthology & study guide.

American Literature

Composition, English Grammar, & Poetry

Poetry II Text $19.95 Poetry II Student $14.95 Poetry II Teacher $16.95 Poetry III Text $19.95

Poetry Anthologies In these anthologies, we have selected simply the best-written poems in British history. They are a great supplement to your student's literature studies in these time periods. Poetry, Prose, & Drama (Book I): The Old English & Medieval Periods Poetry & Prose (Book II): The Elizabethan to the NeoClassical Age Poetry (Book III): The Romantic to the Victorian Age

Take Classical Composition online! Online Academy p. 27

Classical Composition by James A. Selby Student $19.95 ea. Teacher $29.95 ea. DVDs $45.00 ea. (available for Fable, Narrative,

Chreia & Maxim, Refutation & Confirmation, and Common Topic)

Set $85.00 ea. (student, teacher, DVDs for any stage) Grades 4+ Grades 5+ Grades 6+ Grades 7+ Grades 8+ Grades 9+ Grades 10+ Grades 10+ Grades 11+

Fable Narrative Chreia & Maxim Refutation & Confirmation Common Topic Encomium, Invective, & Comparison Characterization Description Thesis & Law


hat if you could teach your child using the same writing program that produced such masters of the language as John Milton, William Shakespeare, and Benjamin Franklin? What if you could have the same basic composition curriculum used by Quintilian, the greatest teacher of ancient rhetoric, and Cicero, the greatest persuasive speaker of all time? Ancient writers invented a way of teaching writing known as the progymnasmata, which provided a method of teaching composition that not only taught budding writers a disciplined way to approach communication, but also helped them appeal to the heads of their audience. The 14 exercises, organized from the simplest and most basic to the most complex and sophisticated, were the core education of a classical speaker, designed to produce what Quintilian once called "the good man, speaking well." Jim Selby has blown the dust off of the writing curriculum that was used in schools for over 1,500 years and put it in an easy-toteach format that will revolutionize your curriculum. Presented clearly and systematically, Classical Composition will give you a clear road map to writing excellence.

Starting Classical Composition Late? No Problem! We recommend that students begin Classical Composition in 4th or 5th grade, so students beginning in 6th grade or higher may want to complete two courses a year in order to catch up. Now you can purchase any two sets at a reduced package price. This allows students to complete two stages at an accelerated pace in the course of a year until they are caught up, helping them to develop their writing skills quickly.

$120.00 set (student & teacher guides with DVDs for any two stages)

View Classical Composition samples online:


Classical Composition


Science & nature Grades 3+

Grades 3+

Grades 4+

Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95 The World of Animals $24.99 What Is a Mammal? $7.95 What Is the Animal Kingdom? $7.95

Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95

Text $14.95 Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95 eBook $12.00 Peterson Guide $7.95

The Book of Astronomy

The Book of Insects

Lessons from The World of Animals

$31.90 set (student & teacher)

$48.00 set (text, student, teacher, Peterson Guide)

$65.00 set (student, teacher, The World of Animals,

Do you know the story of the sky? One of the most important themes of classical education is order. Using the system of the Greeks and Romans, your student will cover stars, constellations, the motion of the earth, and the zodiac. The perfect way to order the stars! For children of all ages.

With a classic reader that takes a narrative approach to the life of insects and a workbook that takes your student through the different kinds of insects, this course will enthrall your student by taking creatures many of us revile and making out of them a fascinating study!


What Is a Mammal?, What Is the Animal Kingdom?)

Young students love to study animals! Our Mammals Study Guide uses The World of Animals as the primary text, alongside What Is the Animal Kingdom? and What Is a Mammal? The study includes rodents, elephants, primates, marsupials, and much more! Students will answer comprehension questions and draw the animals they are studying. The Teacher Guide includes quizzes and tests.

Art & Music Grade 3

Kindergarten Art Cards (5"x7") $9.95 Kindergarten Art Posters (11"x17") $35.00


First Grade Art Cards (5"x7") $9.95 First Grade Art Posters (11"x17") $35.00 Second Grade Art Cards (5"x7") $9.95 Second Grade Art Posters (11"x17") $35.00

Art Cards & Posters

Creating Art

And now, we have printed larger versions of these beautiful paintings that you can display each week on your wall. Great art. Supersized.

This curriculum is designed to challenge students and to develop an appreciation for art. Students will begin with color theory and basic art techniques. They will create projects that relate to literature, science, Mesopotamian and Egyptian art, portraits, landscapes, still life, and much more!

Enrich your child's primary educational experience with beautiful pieces of art from the most influential artistic movements in history, including the Renaissance, Romanticism, Impressionism, and more! These supplements are coordinated with our primary Classical Core Curriculum sets. Our art cards have been hugely popular: The best paintings by the best painters that you can hold in your hand.

Lessons & Projects for the Grammar Stage

Exploring America’s Musical Heritage:

Grades 5+

Limited-Time Memoria Press Offer: $39.95 (2 DVDs totaling more than 4 hours)

Through Art, Literature, and Culture with Dr. Carol Reynolds In this course, Professor Carol—along with 38 other historians, scholars, and artists— takes you on a journey through America’s musical history. The arts give us a valuable way to connect with the past. When we sing the songs our great-grandparents learned around a campfire, read the poems they recited, and study the paintings or quilts they created, we visit the past in a tangible way. We connect with our legacy. Supplementary articles, interviews, and notes are available on Professor Carol's website.


Science, Nature, Art, & Music

Discovering Music:

300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Art, History, and Culture with Dr. Carol Reynolds

(8 DVDs, 3 audio CDs, & course book)

This program features a DVD of Professor Carol as she travels the world using music as the window into the history of thought and culture, along with a unit-by-unit Teacher's Manual to step you through it. Music has always been central to classical education, and by connecting music history to political and cultural history, we make all of history more memorable. Discovering Music brings Western culture alive for students.

Teacher Manual CD $12.95

Course also available online. See MemoriaPress. com/DiscoveringMusic for details.

Grades 8+

Limited-Time Memoria Press Offer: $149 (Complete Curriculum + Teacher Manual CD)

Complete Curriculum $179

The Book of Trees

Grades 6+

Grades 6+

Grades 5+

Text $14.95 Student $14.95 Teacher $16.95 Peterson Guide $7.95 Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups $15.95

Text $21.95 Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95

Text $14.95 Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 Peterson Guide $7.95 Coloring Book $8.95 Flashcards $9.95 (31 per set)

$59.00 set (text, student, teacher, field guide, Tree Book) Does your student know that the very gift of breath is the result of oxygen that trees and plants put into the air? Or that trees and plants provide sustenance for all life on earth? Our Trees Reader, along with a student workbook and teacher key, will teach your student the different parts and different kinds of plants, the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, and about flowers and fruits and other wonders of creation.

Nature's Beautiful Order Christopher O. Blum & John A. Cuddeback

What’s That Bird?

$55.00 set (text, student, teacher, field guide, coloring book, flashcards)

$45.00 set (text, student, teacher) This introduction to natural history instills in the beginning student of biology a love for the beauty and intelligibility of the animal kingdom through the eyes of classical naturalists like John James Audubon and Jean-Henri Fabre, who were some of the greatest observational biologists of all time.

Study the anatomy of birds and how they live. Workbook includes facts to know, comprehension questions, and characteristics of each bird. Students will learn 31 common birds and several incredible birds! Add Tiner's Exploring the History of Medicine and make it a full-year science course:

$72.00 set (What's That Bird? set + Exploring the History of Medicine text, student, and teacher)

Grades 9+ Grades 8+

Grades 8+

Physical Science $75.00 Resource CD $50.00

Earth Science $125.00 Resource CD $50.00

General Chemistry $90.00 Resource CD $50.00 Solutions Manual $28.00 Student Lab Report Handbook $22.50

Novare Earth Science

Novare General Chemistry

(2nd Ed.) John D. Mays

Kevin Nelstead

John D. Mays

Novare is committed to a masterylearning paradigm. Accurate explanations, and a thorough treatment of the foundational principles of the physical sciences characterize this course from start to finish. The Resource CD includes quizzes, teacher keys, weekly review guides, experiment manual, suggested answers to verbal questions, an annual schedule, and more!

Within the context of the study of landforms, minerals, and planetary phenomena, this text covers many other topics including conservation of natural resources, climate change, pollution, environmental justice, and geologic history. The Resource CD includes quizzes, teacher keys, weekly review guides, suggested answers to verbal questions, notes on teaching, and more!

This fresh, lucid text brings students into the real world of chemistry with beautiful color images, charts, and graphs. The history of chemistry, real-world exercises, and modernday applications are integrated in a way that makes this textbook especially rich. The Resource CD contains course overview, exams, quizzes, answer keys, and a lesson schedule. Experiment manual sold separately. Designed for high school students.

Novare Physical Science

Grades 5-9 Text $13.99 ea. Student Questions $5.00 ea. Teacher Key & Tests $8.00 ea.

Choose From: Exploring the History of Medicine Exploring Planet Earth Exploring the World of Mathematics Exploring the World of Chemistry Exploring the World of Physics Exploring the World of Biology Exploring the World of Astronomy


John H. Tiner's Science We love John H. Tiner's science books for middle school students. He writes from a biblical perspective and has won numerous awards for his books on science and medicine for young people. They are excellent introductions to the people and places central to the planet earth, the history of medicine, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and, most recently, astronomy. These illustrated books have review questions and activities after every chapter, and Memoria Press has added additional supplemental review questions to each chapter, unit reviews, unit tests, and a final exam for each book in the series.

Science & Nature




CIVILIZATION? by Martin Cothran


training and political indoctrination. The former ne of the questions I most often hear they unfortunately don't do well, and the latter they about classical education is how it relates unfortunately do very well. In one case, schools no to Christianity. The question comes longer have time for much literature or history because in various forms, usually something these studies take up time that could be used for like, "What is Christian about classical Christian vocational skills training. In the other, they no longer education?" Or, "How can I reconcile classical value Western civilization, and in many cases education with Christianity?" actively undermine it. In fact, when you don't say "classical Christian The main purpose of the old classical education was education" and explicity state that you mean to include to pass on our culture—its knowledge, its values, its Christianity, some Christian educators get nervous. Part ideals. This, said Russell Kirk, is what the humanities of the reason people have questions like this is because are for: "to teach human beings their true nature, their of a misunderstanding about what classical education is. dignity, and their rightful place in the scheme of things." This is partly due to the popular conception of The purpose was to learn, not how to become a welder classical education as being merely Dorothy Sayers' or an accountant or a computer programmer, but how to "method": the grammar stage, in which children like become a human being—which, incidentally, also makes to memorize, the dialectic stage, in which students you a better welder or accountant or programmer. begin to think analytically and are able to understand A culture is an accumulation logic, and the rhetoric stage, in of the knowledge and opinions, which students begin to think discussions and arguments, synthetically and imaginatively. agreements and disagreements, But w h at e ve r yo u t h i n k o f Dorothy Sayers' developmental Culture has to be passed on hopes and aspirations of past generations. It has to be actively mo de l , s h e n e ve r s a id t h at to each succeeding generation passed on to each succeeding her method was the sum and not only to ensure continuity, generation, not only to ensure substance of classical education. but to serve as a test of every continuity and stability, but to serve as a test of every practice and Passing on Western Civilization practice and policy, a check to policy, a check to every innovation. The reason we ask questions every innovation. about how we can "reconcile" Citizens and Philosophers the classical with the Christian According to Mortimer Adler, is that we think that there is an every human being is both a entity on one side of the cultural citizen and a philosopher. No ledger called "Christianity," and matter what else a person is—a father or a mother, a another entity on the other side called "classical" (which follower or a leader, a scientist or a farmer—everyone we think is Sayers' "method"), and we think they have is a citizen of a state or member of a society, and little to do with each other. In fact, Christian education everyone is a thinker. has always consisted of an organically integrated A citizen, says Jeffrey Hart (paraphrasing Eugen set of knowledge and skills that stands in no need Rosenstock-Huessy), "is a person who, if need be, of being reconciled. Both Sayers and her audience can re-create his civilization." But people have to would have assumed that education was the study of be trained to do such things. We are tempted to the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of Western think that our government institutions, our cultural civilization using the tools of the liberal arts. Sayers and institutions, and our societal norms will just continue every educator of her time would have acknowledged on autopilot. But this is not true. that the purpose of education was to pass on this body "If you leave a thing alone," said G. K. Chesterton, of knowledge, a body of knowledge which we call a "you leave it to a torrent of change": "culture." Her method was only a way to do this better. We are the products of an education system that If you leave a white fence post alone it will soon be no longer passes our civilization down to us. We are a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you all guinea pigs in a grand cultural experiment in must be always painting it again; that is, you must be always having a revolution. Briefly, if you want the old what the writer George Steiner has called "planned white post you must have a new white post. amnesia." For two or three generations now schools have abandoned the classical ideal of education and Our culture is in constant need of renewal, if gone on to what they consider better things—job not explicit defense—processes in which traditional


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knowledge and understanding are essential. "Reform," the journalist Joseph Sobran once said, "implies form." We need to teach each new generation the ideal—a classical Christian ideal—which our own founding fathers were attempting to approximate. That means, not that we must always keep things the same—although that will constitute much of our activity as citizens—but that, in considering ways in which we may improve things, we know what it is we are aiming for—a goal informed by the wisdom of the past.

a series of monuments to racism and sexism, which therefore ill fits the new multicultural agenda. This also accounts for the decline in class time devoted to literature and history, which gets in the way of test preparation and hands-on projects anyway.

The Importance of the Liberal Arts In order to undertake the hard task of cultural renewal—in order to understand what our society is and how it can be preserved and improved—we must be trained in the skills required to do it. If we are to know and understand our culture, we must know how to know History and Literature and how to understand. This requires the skill of thinking. The only way to attain this goal is to have some The liberal arts were the set of linguistic and command of our culture's history and literature. History mathematical skills that students were expected to is best at telling us what did happen, while literature is master in order to learn anything else. Under the old best at telling us what should happen. The preservation accounting, they consisted of three linguistic skills, of our civilization requires not only a cultural literacy, called the "trivium" (grammar, logic, and rhetoric), but a moral literacy. and four mathematical skills, called the "quadrivium" We don't all need to be experts who know every (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music). While nook and cranny of our past, and we don't need to have modern proponents of "critical thinking skills" have a comprehensive mastery of the great authors, the great a hard time saying exactly what books, and the great ideas. But we those are, classical educators do need to have a basic familiarity have a whole tradition that with our history as well as a solid accomplished what modern mastery in a small body of basic educators say they want. historical and literary knowledge Western civilization is the that we share with everyone else culture of Athens, the culture What Is Western Civilization? in our society. The poet T. S. Eliot of Rome, and the culture of We need to realize that the sum observed, on one of his visits to the United States, that while American Jerusalem—transformed and of classical education is more than Dorothy Sayers' method, and that students seemed to be very perfected by Christianity the body of cultural knowledge intelligent, they did not have, as and the set of intellectual skills British students did, a recognizable that have been left to us is not body of shared historical and something incidental to education, cultural knowledge. A culture but its very heart—a cultural requires less that we all know a inheritance that the early Christians saw as valuable lot than that we all know the same things. A culture enough to preserve and pass on. requires common reference points, and it is one of the Western civilization is the culture of Athens, jobs of education to make sure that they are known by the culture of Rome, and the culture of Jerusalem— everyone—and that the next generation knows them as transformed and perfected by Christianity. It is what well as the previous one. has come down to us since roughly the fifth century American education does a poor job of this. A A.D., preserved (mostly by Christian monks) through generation or two ago, there was still something of a the Dark Ages, and restored to civilization in the High default common course of studies in history—colonial Middle Ages. It was what nourished Europe and was America, the founding period, the Civil War, World transplanted to America by, among others, the Puritans. Wars I and II, and the progressive era, in addition to It was what education was until approximately the 1920s. some study of ancient, medieval, and modern European If it is ever fully extinquished, we will have cut ourselves history, and a default literary canon—Dickens, Austen, off from ourselves. We will have fundamentally changed Melville, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck. who we are, and will have done it without having given But the political correctness of our modern academic adequate thought to what we might become or who we establishment now causes them to view anything written should be, a thought we can only have with the help of before the last couple of decades with suspicion. This the very tradition we will have lost. literature is increasingly seen in our ideological age as


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Grades 3-8

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Introduction to Classical Studies

D'Aulaires' Greek Myths

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Myths, Golden Children's Bible)

Myths are everywhere in Western art and literature and are the essential background for a classical education. An ideal beginning book regardless of age! Each of the 30 lessons presents facts to know, vocabulary, comprehension questions, and a picture review and activities section.

This guide shows you how to teach, learn, and master the stories fundamental to a classical education. Includes a three-year reading plan. Perfect course for older students needing to catch up.


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Grades 5-8

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Famous Men of Rome

Famous Men of Greece

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Famous Men of Rome is ideal for beginners of all ages who are fascinated by the action and drama of Rome. Inside are 30 stories, covering all the great historical characters of ancient Rome’s history, from its founding to its demise. Through this biographical approach to history, witness the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of larger-thanlife figures.

If the Romans were history’s great men of action, the Greeks were history’s great men of thought. Dive into the lives and minds of thirtytwo famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. Learning about the triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Odysseus, Pericles, Alexander the Great, and many others will enable your students to understand why the scope of Greek accomplishment is still known today as “The Greek Miracle.”

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Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Famous Men of Modern Times

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The story of the Middle Ages is told through the colorful lives of Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc, among others. This course guides students through the turbulent “dark age” of history and illustrates the transition from the end of ancient times to the birth of the modern era. This book is a perfect precursor to Famous Men of Modern Times.

Modern history—history, that is, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453—can sometimes seem like a confusing jumble of unrelated events. As a result, many curricula needlessly avoid this exciting period of history. Famous Men of Modern Times will bring the events of the last 500 years to life. These stories provide great insight into the foundations of the modern world.

Classical Studies

Classical Studies Suggested Timeline Year 1

D'Aulaires' Greek Myths

Year 2

Famous Men of Rome

Year 3

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Year 4

Famous Men of Greece, The Trojan War, and Horatius at the Bridge

Year 5

Iliad, Odyssey, and The Book of the Ancient Greeks

Year 6

The Aeneid and The Book of the Ancient Romans

Year 7

Greek Plays (Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus)

Year 8

The Divine Comedy (Dante)

If you don’t begin your classical education until middle or high school, we would suggest that you start with Year 5 and move forward from there. Before beginning your study of the classics, it is always helpful if your student has a basic knowledge of Greek mythology (D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths [p. 64]) and has read a retelling of the Trojan War (Olivia Coolidge’s The Trojan War [p. 66]).

Grades 6+

Grades 6+

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The Book of the Ancient World

The Book of the Ancient Greeks

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$39.95 set (text, student, teacher)

Dorothy Mills takes the student on an adventure, exploring the geography, culture, architecture, and most prominent people of Egypt, Persia, the Hittites, Israel, and more. Not only does she teach the valuable history and lessons of the ancient peoples, but she gives the students an understanding of the people and neighbors out of which Christianity sprung.

The journey continues, starting in Crete and ending in the Hellenistic Age ushered in by Alexander the Great. Students learn about the development of democracy, the primordial defense of democracy in the Persian wars, the heyday of Athens (also known as the Golden Age), and that sad self-destruction known as the Peloponnesian Wars. But it is not history alone—culture, values, and life lessons are taught.

Grades 6+

Grades 6+

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The Book of the Ancient Romans

The Book of the Middle Ages

$39.95 set (text, student, teacher)

$39.95 set (text, student, teacher)

Like any good Roman course, this one begins with the she-wolf who nurses in infancy the legendary founders of Rome: Romulus and Remus. The rise and fall of a monarchy, the embrace of a republic with the simultaneous dislike for kings, and finally the rise of the Roman Empire teach unforgettable principles about human nature and society.

See how Christianity spread, building a new civilization on the remnants of the Roman Empire. From the foundation of monasteries to the bell towers of universities, from the crowning of Charlemagne to the execution of Joan of Arc, this program will show your student the glory that was the rise of Christendom.


Classical Studies


Classical Literature Grades 6+

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

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The Aeneid for Boys & Girls Horatius at the Bridge

The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge

This study of Macaulay's 70-stanza ballad includes vocabulary, maps, character and plot synopses, meter, comprehension questions, teaching guidelines, and a test. Send us a recording of your students reciting the poem, and we'll send them a Winston Churchill Award certificate to present with the medal.

This retelling of the Trojan War is the best preparation for reading Homer. Each lesson has reading notes, vocabulary, comprehension questions, and an enrichment section with discussion topics, writing, art, and map work. Your student will know the main characters, the gods and goddesses, and the storyline of the Iliad and Odyssey.

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Grades 7+

Samuel Butler translation

Western civilization begins with the Iliad and Odyssey. This is a perfect place to start your study of the Great Books. Our study guides will help bring Homer’s great works alive for your student. Our Teacher Guide has inset student pages with answers, teacher notes for each lesson, quizzes, and tests, giving the teacher all the background information needed to teach these books.

Odyssey Text $12.00 Odyssey eBook $7.00 Odyssey Student $11.95 Odyssey Teacher $12.95 Odyssey DVDs $45.00

The Aeneid

Grades 8+

David West translation After Homer, the Aeneid is logically your next Great Book to study. Virgil's epic story of the founding of Rome will come alive when read with the help of our study guide as you continue your quest to master the classics. This is a great preparation for Latin AP Virgil also. Our Teacher Guide has inset student pages with teacher notes and background information for each lesson.

Grades 9+

Grades 9+

Grades 9+

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The Oresteian Trilogy

The Three Theban Plays

Medea & Other Plays

Aeschylus was the first of the three great tragic playwrights. The Oresteia is the exciting trilogy about the end of the curse of the House of Atreus. Join Orestes as he seeks to revenge his father’s murder, but discovers, along with us, that revenge only begets revenge—that mercy and litigation are the better ends of justice.

Sophocles, “famous for wisdom,” won the playwright competition at the Festival of Dionysus many times. Here is the story of Oedipus, fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother. This is the great myth, influencing all subsequent literature. Fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth—the glory and downfall of Western civilization.

Euripides further developed the tragedy, instituting the deus ex machina, a prologue with a background, and greater realism. His heroes are less resolute and more psychological, fraught with internal conflict. In his characters, we see the polar extremes to which human nature may go: cold reason and maniacal passion, nobility and cruelty, triumph and regret, grief and comfort.

by Aeschylus, Translated by Philip Vellacott

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Alfred Church's retelling of Virgil's Aeneid is a great introduction to the story of Aeneas, who escaped from the burning city of Troy and founded Rome, the New Troy. Students will gain a good grasp of the characters and story of the Aeneid and be ready to tackle the more difficult prose of Virgil.

The Iliad & Odyssey

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by Alfred J. Church

Classical Studies

by Sophocles, Translated by Robert Fagles

(3 texts, 3 student guides, 3 teacher guides, 3 DVD sets)

by Euripides, Translated by Philip Vellacott

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Grades 10+

Grades 10+

Grades 10+

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The Divine Comedy

On Obligations

The Republic & The Laws

The Divine Comedy is one of the crown jewels of both Western and Christian literature. This epic, allegorical poem illustrates Dante’s spiritual journey of redemption that takes him through the pit of Hell (the Inferno) to the Beatific Vision of God (the Paradiso). The Student Guide contains helpful study questions, and reading notes for difficult lines.

Cicero was a man trying to give the politicians of his day solid principles to live by as they drove his fatherland, Rome, down the royal road of decay. His work On Obligations played a large role in Western Christendom but is daunting to read alone. Let us accompany your highschooler as he learns the principles of justice, wisdom, beneficence, courage, and propriety.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman from the first century B.C., was convinced that the upright moral life was the happier life. The Republic became the blueprint of the U.S. government almost 2,000 years after it was written. In The Laws, Cicero defends his understanding of the upright moral life and becomes the foundation for the West's philosophical discussion on the natural law.

by Dante Alighieri, Translated by John Ciardi

by Cicero, Translated by P. G. Walsh

by Cicero, Translated by Niall Rudd

Classical/Christian Supplements Grades 3-6 Timeline Composition & Sketchbook $9.95 Timeline Handbook $9.95 Timeline Student Flashcards $12.95 Timeline Wall Cards $12.95

Timeline Set for the Grammar Stage Events from Ancient to Modern Times

$39.95 set (Sketchbook, Handbook, Wall Cards, Flashcards) Students will master a total of 60 events over the course of four years (3rd-6th grades). History is a very unsystematic subject, and time is very abstract. Students need a timeline that they memorize, build on, and recite every year. Timeline Composition & Sketchbook: A two-page spread for each event: a picture frame for illustrating on one side and a page of blank lines for a summary on the other side. To be completed over four years. Timeline Handbook: Teaching guidelines, charts by grade and time period, and summaries of each event. Timeline Flashcards: One side has the date and the reverse side has the event. These cards are color-coded to the Timeline Wall Cards.

Timeline Wall Cards shown above. More samples:

Timeline Wall Cards: The date and event on the same side. Cards are added throughout the year as students study history in Classical/Christian Studies and American Studies.

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For All Ages!

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Large Wall Maps (22'' x 34'') $35.00 Small Wall Maps (11'' x 17'') $19.95

Ancient Civilization Wall Maps

Christian Studies Wall Maps

Make the ancient civilization stories come alive on your classroom walls. These color wall maps are perfect for any classical education classroom. Each set includes individual maps of Greece, Italy, the City of Rome, and the Roman Empire. These maps contain all the hot spots in the classical world.

Since understanding geography is important to Biblical studies, we have developed a set of five Christian Studies wall maps. They include three maps for the Old Testament and two for the New Testament. These maps are an ideal supplement for Memoria Press' Christian Studies I-IV or for any Bible program.


Classical & Christian Studies


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Christian Studies I-III Christian Studies I: All Major Bible Stories up to the Entry into Canaan Christian Studies II: The Rise and Fall of Israel, the Period of the Prophets Christian Studies III: All Major New Testament Stories

(Christian Studies I-III student & teacher, Golden Children's Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, and Memory Verse Flashcards)

Grades 6-8

This series thoughtfully guides your students through The Golden Children's Bible, teaching them the fundamentals of Bible stories, history, and geography, with solid detail at a manageable pace. This is a three-year Bible reading course that builds faith by teaching salvation history as real history.

Reader $11.95 Student $17.95 Teacher $20.95

Student Book: 30 lessons; weekly memory verses; maps & timelines; 5 review lessons & tests; comprehension, drill, and discussion questions; references Golden Children's Bible page numbers as well as actual Scripture references. Teacher Manual: Insight and background for each lesson; additional discussion, composition, and research prompts. The Golden Children's Bible: Chosen for its simplified, but poetically appealing King James text along with its beautiful, accurate, and age-appropriate illustrations. This is important because we believe students should learn to revere the Bible as a sacred book, distinct from stories with cartoon heroes.

Grades 9+

Grades 8+

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The Wars of the Jews:

The Fall of Jerusalem by Josephus "There will not be left a stone upon a stone." Our children may know Christ's prophecy, but do they learn about its fulfillment? Josephus, a Jew turned Roman citizen, is regarded as the most trustworthy source on the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. A follow-up study of Scripture and the best introduction to the history of Christianity.

Takes students back through the highlights of the Bible, reviews drill questions, memory passages, and more! Can serve as a review course for Christian Studies I-III or as a survey study of the Bible. Our new Reader gives students an overview of each book of the Bible.

The Story of Christianity: A History of 2,000 Years of the Christian Faith by David Bentley Hart

David Bentley Hart gives a scholarly but readable portrait of the Christian Church, from its origins in Judaism to the "house churches" in contemporary China. This overview is perfect for study before delving into the more difficult church historians such as Josephus and Eusebius.

Grades K-2 Guide $12.95 Bible $29.99

Christian Studies Enrichment: The Story Bible

This guide facilitates oral discussion for each Story Bible lesson.

Grades 9+

Grades 10-12

Grades 8+

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History of the Early Church

Continue on from a historical study of the Hebrew people to an investigation of the history of the church. This was so evidently necessary to Christians of the 4th century, that one of their own, Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea, wrote the first book to recount the struggles and victories of the first followers of Christ. In this year-long course, Chadwick's The Early Church is used as the main text, and students are directed to Eusebius' History of the Church when ancient testimony is appropriate.


Christian Studies IV: Chronological Overview of the Bible

Christian Studies

The City of God

by St. Augustine, Vernon J. Bourke ed. The City of God, arguably Augustine's greatest book, is the source of some of Western society's greatest and most cherished beliefs. The book serves as the cultural fountainhead of all that followed, and it is unlikely that it will ever be equaled. The Teacher Guide contains helpful chapter summaries as well as a thorough introduction to teaching this course effectively.

Acts of the Apostles (King James Version) The history of Christianity, particularly that of the early Church, is something every Christian should know. But when we talk about what books about the history of the Church we should read, we often forget the most important and informative book: The Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Here is the exciting story of the travels, the teachings, and—in many cases—the martrydoms of the apostles themselves, as told by the author of the Gospel of Luke. Christian history starts here.




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