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Summer 2013

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letter from the

Editor by Martin Cothran

I was recently asked to speak to a Chamber of Commerce meeting about classical education. The initial reason for the invitation was to talk about one of our Highlands Latin School campuses in the area. The group was founded as part of an effort by the local Chamber to create a partnership effort between businesses and local schools. But as I was talking with one of my hosts, I was told that there were only a couple of representatives from local businesses. The rest of my audience was made up of local public school officials —not exactly the ideal audience for a speech on the virtues of your private classical Christian school. I also learned another interesting fact about my audience: They were all involved in the “STEM” movement. “STEM” is an acronym which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is the hottest thing going in public school education reform. The idea is that, since we live in a technological society, we need to stress the teaching of math and science to the nation’s students. It doesn’t hurt that there are hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money behind the movement—available to those willing to drop what they are doing and promote math and science education. This made my job that much harder—not because I am against math and science education. Far from it. Four of the seven liberal arts are concerned with math and science. But classical education is premised on the idea that, while there are a few professions that require technical scientific skills, all professions require a facility with language. This is why the modern classical education movement has placed an equal stress on the language arts of the trivium and a familiarity with literature, history, and philosophy. We have an understanding of what it is students should know about math and science; it is simply a matter of doing a better job of teaching it. But the problem in language arts and the humanities is deeper. As we saw in our last issue, the teaching of grammar is now looked down upon by many of our educational policymakers. But perhaps more disturbing, the value of the humanities has come under increasing fire by those who think that the value of things can only be measured by some utilitarian calculus. I told my audience of public educators that on the other side of my office cubicle was the desk of the general manager 2

of a small tech company that marketed restaurant equipment online. We share office space. I asked him how many of his 45 employees were tech people. His answer? Five. “So only five of the 45 employees in your tech company are tech people?” “That’s right,” he said. He went on to tell me that of the other 40 employees, most were involved in marketing and customer service, jobs that require an expertise in linguistic communication, as well as basic human relations skills. As our feature article in this edition argues, it is just these kinds of human skills that an education strong on language arts and the humanities teaches—the understanding of different character types, and the flexibility of mind required to understand the way others think and act, as well as the ability to sympathize with those who may think differently from us. Just try engaging in customer service or marketing without these skills and see how you manage. We need to teach math and science better than we do. But if we do this at the expense of the human disciplines, primary among which is the study of language, we will not have done ourselves any favors.

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THE CLASSICAL TEACHER

CONTENTS FEATURED ARTICLES

LOGIC & RHETORIC

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Letter From the Editor by Martin Cothran The Three Methods of Teaching Latin by Cheryl Lowe In Defense of a Classical Education

30 40 44

Me & Mr. Jones by Martin Cothran Is Learning Fun? by Cheryl Lowe Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? Reason #5: Natural Law by Cheryl Lowe

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by Sir R. W. Livingstone

Curriculum Packages Jr. K - 6th Grade

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7th Grade Curriculum Package New! Memoria Press Curriculum Map

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Everything you need for one year + daily/weekly lesson plans!

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Alphabet Books & Numbers Books First Start Reading & Classical Phonics Alphabet Wall Charts (Available in cursive & manuscript) New American Cursive 1, 2, & 3 Memoria Press Copybook Series Primary Supplements New!

Literature Study Guides Poetry Anthologies New! English Grammar Recitation New! Introduction to Composition Classical Composition

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Prima Latina Latina Christiana First Form Latin Series Henle Latin Series National Latin Exam Prep Guides Latin Supplements Greek Alphabet Book First Start French I & II

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Book of Astronomy Book of Insects What's That Bird? J. H. Tiner Series New!

Timeline Wall Cards, Flashcards, Composition & Sketchbook, Handbook New! D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths Grades 3-8 Famous Men Series Grades 3-8 Horatius at the Bridge New Medals & Pins! The Trojan War The Iliad & the Odyssey Dorothy Mills Histories

Grades 6+ Grades 6-8 Grades 7+ Grades 6+

The Aeneid The Divine Comedy eBooks New!

Grades 8+ Grades 10+

CHRISTIAN STUDIES 39

Grades 1-7 Grades 3-12 Grades 3+

Christian Studies I-IV The City of God

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Grades 4-12

Grades 1-4 Grades 3-6 Grades 5-12 Grades 8-12

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic 200 Questions About American History Artner Reader’s Guide (American History) States & Capitals United States Review Geography I: Middle East, North Africa, & Europe Geography I Review New! Geography II: New!

Grades 4+ Grades 5+

Grades 5-8 Grades 3-8 Grades 3-6 Grades 4+ Grades 4+ Grades 4+ Grades 5+

OTHER

Grades 5+

Grades 3+

Grades 5-8

Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, & the Americas

Grades 5+

Grades 5-8

Grades 3-8 Grades 10-12

AMERICAN / MODERN

Grades 3-12

SCIENCE 28

Grades 9-12

Ancient World, Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, & Middle Ages New!

LATIN, GREEK, & FRENCH 6 7 8 10

Grades 9-12

Rome, Greece, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times

LITERATURE, GRAMMAR, & WRITING 20 21 33 41 45

Grades 7-12

CLASSICAL STUDIES

PRIMARY YEARS 26

Traditional Logic I & II Aristotle's Material Logic Classical Rhetoric Logic and Rhetoric Supplements:

Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Socrates Meets Jesus, Aristotle's Rhetoric, Figures of Speech, and How to Read a Book

CLASSICAL CORE CURRICULUM 12

Summer 2013

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Memoria Press Online Academy Enroll Today! Classical Latin School Association (CLSA) Gulf Pointe Academy in Navarre, FL Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child by Cheryl Swope New! Liberal Arts Supplements

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1. Grammar-First Method 1. Grammar forms are presented in a systematic, logical order to aid mastery and memory. 2. Vocabulary is limited initially in order to focus on memorization of the grammar forms. Vocabulary lists provide similar word groups to aid memory. 3. Syntax and translation are limited initially in order to focus on memorization of grammar forms.

The grammar-first method is consistent with the trivium stages of learning and is the traditional method

used throughout history, although it was completely abandoned in the 20th century. The rationale for this method is three-fold: 1) a simultaneous focus on grammar forms, vocabulary, syntax, and translation overwhelms the beginning student 2) mastery of grammar forms is the essential first step in learning Latin 3) to ensure mastery grammar forms must be introduced in a logical order. ÆÆ The First Form Latin Series (see p. 8)

2. Grammar-Translation Method 1. Grammar forms are introduced in an order that facilitates reading and translation, based on their frequency of use rather than their logical place in the grammar. For instance, lessons usually alternate between parts of speech rather than covering one part of speech per unit. 2. Vocabulary is introduced at an accelerated pace in order to facilitate reading and translation. Vocabulary lists consist of mixed parts of speech rather than similar word groups. 3. Syntax and translation are introduced early and covered along with the grammar forms.

The grammar-translation method was developed in the early 1900s. The rationale for this method is that the above grammar-first method is boring and that a greater emphasis on translation increases student motivation and learning. The systematic and logical order of the grammar is sacrificed to increase the development of interesting translation exercises and readings. ÆÆ Wheelock, Jenney, Henle, Latin Prep, Latin for Americans, Latin for Children, Latin Alive, and nearly all homeschool and mainstream Latin texts.

3. Natural/Conversational/Inductive/Reading/Immersion Method 1. Grammar forms are presented after the reading or conversation, usually through inquiry or discovery methods. Grammar forms are usually fragmented. For instance, the nominative and accusative may be presented without other cases, or two cases from different declensions are presented together. 2. Vocabulary is chosen to facilitate reading or conversation and is often listed in inflected rather than dictionary form. 3. Syntax is presented after the reading or conversation, usually through inquiry or discovery learning.

The natural or conversational method of learning modern languages became popular in the 1960s. The

rationale for this method is that students should learn a foreign language in the natural way that they learned their native language. Attempting this method with Latin has been very recent. ÆÆ Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg The inductive or reading method of learning Latin is similar to the conversational method, though the focus is on reading rather than speaking. It was promoted by Oxford and Cambridge in the 1980s. ÆÆ Ecce Romani, Oxford Latin, and Artes Latinae


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Here is what we think about the 3 methods:

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irst let’s briefly consider #3 the natural/ conversational/inductive/reading/immersion method which, in all of its permutations, is highly unsystematic and disordered, thus violating the very goal of teaching: to reveal the underlying order of what appears on the surface to be random and disordered. This goal is especially important in languages and mathematics, the two cumulative and difficult subjects in the curriculum. Even in subjects like biology, history, and geography, it is bringing order out of chaos, bringing out the meaning and organization of the subject, that makes them memorable and appealing to the human mind. Man is a rational being. Learning must appeal to the human mind, to reason. For a more detailed explanation of the flawed logic of this method, see “The Natural Method is Not Natural” in the Summer 2012 issue of The Classical Teacher (http://www. memoriapress.com/natural-method). Turning to the other two methods, #1 the grammarfirst method and #2 the grammar-translation method, why is the former superior to the latter? To begin with, the grammar-first method is the traditional method that was used in the golden age of classical education, from the Renaissance to the dawn of the 20th century. It is only in the last century that the grammar-translation method began to supplant the grammar-first method, a period which coincided with a drastic decline in Latin learning. The grammar-first method is time-tested and we know it works. Here’s why.

I. Divide and Conquer! The grammar-first method minimizes syntax, translation, and vocabulary while students are mastering the grammar. Mastery is the key word here. In contrast, the grammar-translation method employs a simultaneous study of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and translation. In an ancient and highly inflected language like Latin, this approach is simply overwhelming. Students become discouraged at constantly looking up what they have failed to master and soon develop that drowning feeling and want to “drop” Latin. Better to do a few things well and take pleasure in them than many things poorly and give up. Divide the Latin language into its parts, and conquer each in turn.

II. Order or Disorder? In addition to the challenge of equal coverage of all aspects of language simultaneously, the grammartranslation method has the added disadvantage of a less orderly presentation. Jumping around between different parts of speech, a declension here, a conjugation there, adjectives here, pronouns there, the grammar-translation method sacrifices the orderly presentation of the grammar for the advantage of early translation. But at what cost? At the cost of understanding and retention. Randomness is the enemy of memory. The sacrifice of the systematic presentation of the Latin grammar creates a tremendous memory burden for the beginning Latin student, one that is difficult to overcome. Whatever the initial benefit of earlier translation may be, it does not make up for the destruction of the beauty and order of the Latin grammar. In contrast, the grammar-first method focuses on and delights in the grammar as an interesting subject in itself that does not need to be rushed over in a hurry to get to translation, just as a good mathematics program delights in and focuses on arithmetic rather than something to be endured and rushed over in a hurry to get to algebra. Just as a poor foundation in arithmetic causes most of our students to hit a glass ceiling in mathematics, the grammar-translation method builds on a weak foundation that eventually cracks under the load of memory work it must support. The high towers of a cumulative subject must be built on bedrock. It is a failure of modern education that lower order skills, such as grammar and arithmetic, are denigrated and sacrificed for the higher order skills of translation and higher math. This is a poor trade-off that ultimately causes most students to reach a plateau in our two difficult and cumulative subjects, languages and mathematics. There is a reason why non-Western cultures (particularly India, China, Japan) consistently outperform our students in mathematics. They do not have our bias against memorization, drill, and basics. They reach a higher level because they have the patience to build a strong foundation.

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Latin

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An introduction to Christian Latin by Leigh Lowe Grades 1-4 “We have found that students who start with Prima Latina are much more likely not only to continue Latin, but to love it!” 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 specifi cally designed for students and teachers with no Latin background.

PriMa Latina $90.90 complete set

$32.95 basic set

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(student, teacher, CD)

Student $14.00 | Teacher $14.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $45.00 | Flashcards $14.95

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

Pronunciation Cd

• Complete verbal pronunciation • Four Lingua Angelica songs

dvds

• 3 discs, 9 hours (15-20 min./ lesson) • Comprehensive teaching by Leigh Lowe • Recitation & review, vocabulary practice, and explanation of derivatives • On-screen notes, diagrams, & examples • Self-instructive format

Flashcards

• Vocabulary with derivatives • Latin sayings • Conjugations & Declensions

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. Its goal is to teach and reinforce an understanding of the basic parts of speech while introducing Latin. It benefi ts the student by teaching him half of the vocabulary in Latina Christiana I and grounding him in the fundamental concepts of English grammar, the key to Latin study. 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. Which Latin program is right for your student? See guide on page 10. “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., www.homeschoolreviews.com “We absolutely LOVE this program!!!” - Linda, www.homeschoolreviews.com

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Latin Supplements Prima Latina Copybook NEW! new American Cursive Grades 1-4

$14.95 Help your children practice their Latin while developing their penmanship skills. Includes a cursive vocabulary practice page from each Prima Latina lesson and a cursive Latin prayer practice page for each Prima review lesson.

Lingua Angelica: Latin Songs & Prayers

Song Book* $9.95 | Music CD* $11.95 *Song Book and music CD are used for Lingua Angelica I and II.

Lingua Angelica covers 28 beautiful hymns sung by a six-voice Gregorian chant choir. This song book and cd make a perfect addition to Prima Latina and Latina Christiana. Students will want to add the workbooks to their Latin study when they begin the First Form series, but when they are younger, listening to and learning the songs is a rich experience in itself. (Full program shown on page 9.)


Latin

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Introduction to Christian Latin by Cheryl Lowe Grades 3-6 Latina Christiana I is, quite simply, the best Latin grammar 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!”

LATINA CHRISTIANA I $97.90 complete set

$39.95 basic set

(student, teacher, CD, DVDs, flashcards)

(student, teacher, CD)

Student $15.00 | Teacher $20.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $55.00 | Flashcards $14.95

Student Book

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

Teacher Manual

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

Pronunciation CD

DVDs

• 5 discs, 18 hrs. (35-40 min./ lesson) • Comprehensive teaching by Leigh Lowe • Recitation & review, vocabulary practice, and explanation of derivatives • On-screen notes, diagrams, & examples • Self-instructive format

Flashcards

• Vocabulary with derivatives • Latin sayings • Conjugations & Declensions

• Complete verbal pronunciation • Latin Prayers & songs

LATINA CHRISTIANA II $97.90 complete set

(student, teacher, CD, DVDs, flashcards)

Each lesson consists of a grammar form, ten vocabulary words, and a Latin saying that teaches students about their Christian or classical heritage. Five review lessons help ensure that your student has mastered the material. In addition, every lesson includes simple English derivatives of Latin words to help build English vocabulary. Exercises reinforce memory work and teach grammar in incremental steps through simple translation. Grammar coverage includes 1st-2nd declension nouns, 1st-2nd conjugation verbs, 1st-2nd declension adjectives, the irregular verb to be, and 1st-2nd person pronouns. 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. Move straight to First Form Latin after LC I (see p. 8). “I have taught my own children using your LC books and Henle, and yours is the best curriculum available.” - V.B., Latin teacher "The content, excellent quality, and organized layout make this an impressive beginning course ..." - CHC "You make it so easy and understandable. I cannot commend you enough! Thanks for all you've done to make Latin accessible ..." - L.F., homeschooling parent

$39.95 basic set (student, teacher, CD)

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Student $15.00 | Teacher $20.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $45.00 | Flashcards $14.95

Latina Christiana I: NEW! Review Worksheets by Brenda Janke Grades 3-6 Worksheets $9.95 | Answer Key $5.00 These supplemental review worksheets will help your students master the grammar and vocabulary they are learning in Latina Christiana I. Contains 1-2 pages of cumulative review for each LCI lesson.

LC Grammar Charts

$20.00 33’’ x 17” (6 charts total)

Grammar forms organized on wall charts is a great visual aid for Latin students. Our charts are in a large easy-to-read format that helps students see the organization of the Latin grammar at a quick glance.

Ludere Latine: Latin Word Games for Latina Christiana I & II by Paul O’Brien Grades 3+

$19.95 ea. (Ludere Latine I or II) Additional Copies $7.00 These word game supplements are stuffed with enrichment activities to help your students learn the vocabulary, grammar, and derivatives presented in Latina Christiana.

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FIRST FORM LATIN $115 complete set

(all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards)

$55 basic set

SECOND FORM LATIN $115 complete set

(all 5 books + CD)

(all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards)

$55 basic set (all 5 books + CD)

Text $12.50 | Workbook $15.00 | Teacher Manuals (2) $24.95 | Quizzes & Tests $5.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $55.00 | Flashcards $14.95

Text $12.50 | Workbook $15.00 | Teacher Manuals (2) $24.95 | Quizzes & Tests $5.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $55.00 | Flashcards $14.95

Online Class (p. 22)

Online Class (p. 22)

Latin Grammar Year One

Latin Grammar Year Two

by Cheryl Lowe Grades 5+ (or any age if completed Latina Christiana I) • 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

"... I was quite reluctant to change programs, but I'm glad I did! It is well laid out, presents the information in bite-sized pieces, has a good amount of review and worksheets for each lesson, and explains the grammar and information very well." - Linda

by Cheryl Lowe Grades 6+

• 2nd declension -er -ir nouns and adjectives • 3rd declension i-stem nouns • 3rd declension adjectives of one termination • 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

Based on 20 years of teaching experience, First Form’s grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because those are the grammar stage skills suitable for the grammar stage student. However, the First Form series is for students of all ages because all beginners, regardless of age, are in the grammar stage of learning. Syntax (how to use the grammar) and translation are logic and rhetoric stage skills, respectively, and quickly overwhelm the student unless they are introduced at a slow, gentle pace and taught for mastery. First Form is the ideal text for all beginners, grades 5 and up, or is a great follow-up to Latina Christiana I. "This is the best-structured course on any subject I have ever seen." - Andrew Pudewa, Institute for Excellence in Writing 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 w/ limited background

Quizzes & Tests

• Reproducible weekly quizzes & unit tests

Pronunciation CD

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

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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


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THIRD FORM LATIN $115 complete set

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FOURTH FORM LATIN

$55 basic set

$140 complete set

(all 5 books + CD)

(all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards + Henle I text, key, & grammar)

Text $12.50 | Workbook $15.00 | Teacher Manuals (2) $24.95 | Quizzes & Tests $5.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $55.00 | Flashcards $14.95

$80 basic set

(all 5 books, CD + Henle I text, key, & grammar)

Text $12.50 | Workbook $15.00 | Teacher Manuals (2) $24.95 | Quizzes & Tests $5.00 | CD $4.95 | DVDs $55.00 | Flashcards $14.95

Online Class (p. 22)

Online Class (p. 22)

Latin Grammar Year Three

Latin Grammar Year Four NEW!

by Cheryl Lowe Grades 7+

by Michael Simpson & Cheryl Lowe Grades 8+

• 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: $115 complete set $55 basic set (all 5 books, CD, DVDs, flashcards)

(all 5 books + CD)

*Henle Latin is required for Fourth Form.

Latin Supplements Lingua Angelica I: Latin Songs & Prayers

(Translation Course)

by Cheryl Lowe

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

$39.95 set (student & teacher, Song Book, & CD) Student $11.95 | Teacher $16.95 | Song Book* $9.95 | Music CD* $11.95 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. In both LA I and II, the student book provides vocabulary work, space for interlinear translation, and grammar word study exercises. The teacher manual has a complete copy of the student book (w/answers) as well as instructions on how to use the course, making the teaching easier.

Lingua Angelica II Student $11.95 | Teacher $16.95

*Song Book and music CD are used for both LA I and II. (see above)

Seeing grammar forms organized on wall charts is a great visual aid for Latin grammar students. They are also a great aid for teachers during Latin recitations. Our grammar charts are in a large easyto-read format that help students see the organization of the Latin grammar at a quick glance.

First & Second Form Desk Charts $12.95

(First & Second Form together in one package) 8.5" x 11"

We have down-sized our First and Second Form Wall Charts into handy desk charts for individual student use. These are especially handy for homeschoolers who don't have wall space for poster-sized charts.


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KINDERGARTEN

$140 Complete Set (all books + Lesson Plans) $45 Consumable Books Set (for additional students) $30 Lesson Plans for One Year (only)

$290 Complete Set (all books + Lesson Plans) $80 Consumable Books Set (for additional students) $30 Lesson Plans for One Year (only)

• Jr. Kindergarten Curriculum: Complete Lesson Plans for One Year • Counting With Numbers • Inside and Outside • Prayers for Children • Alphabet Books 1 & 2 • Coloring Books: Alphabet & Numbers • Richard Scarry's Mother Goose • Big Thoughts for Little People (Devotional) • Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Poetry) • Memoria Press Manuscript Wall Charts • Alphabet Flashcards NEW! • The Book of Crafts NEW!

• Kindergarten Curriculum: Complete Lesson Plans for One Year • Kindergarten Enrichment Guide NEW! • Copybook I • Composition & Sketchbook • The Golden Children's Bible • Christian Liberty Nature Reader (Book K) • Animal Alphabet Coloring Book • First Start Reading: A, B, C, D & Teacher Guide • Classical Phonics & SRA Phonics 1 • Primary Phonics Readers (20 books total) • Rod & Staff Beginning Arithmetic 1: Student (Part 1), Teacher, & Practice Sheets • Numbers Books 1 & 2 • Soft and White, Fun in the Sun, & Scamp and Tramp • 1/2" ruled penmanship tablet • Kindergarten Art Cards NEW!

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.

Supplemental Read-Aloud Program Set $275 | Set with Poetry $295

1st

K

Jr. K

Reading & Phonics

Christian Studies Alphabet Books (p. 26) Alphabet Coloring Book (p. 26) Richard Scarry's Mother Goose Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Prayers for Children Big Thoughts for Little People

SRA Phonics 1 Classical Phonics (p. 26) First Start Reading (p. 26) Animal Alphabet Coloring American Language Readers Nature Reader K Primary Phonics Readers

The Golden Children's Bible (p. 39)

SRA Phonics 2 Classical Phonics (p. 26) 1st Grade Literature Set (p. 20) Supplemental readers

The Golden Children's Bible (p. 39)

2nd

Latin SRA Phonics 3 Classical Phonics (p. 26) 2nd Grade Literature Set (p. 20)

Prima Latina (p. 6)

The Golden Children's Bible (p. 39)


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1ST GRADE

2ND GRADE

$325 Complete Set (all books + Lesson Plans) $105 Consumable Books Set (for additional students) $255 Continuing MP Student Set $30 Lesson Plans for One Year (only) • First Grade Curriculum: Complete Lesson Plans for One Year • Copybook II • Composition & Sketchbook • New American Cursive 1 • The Golden Children's Bible • Classical Phonics • SRA Phonics 2 • Rod & Staff Beginning Arithmetic 1: Student (Parts 1-2), Teacher, & Practice Sheets • First Grade Literature: Study Guides w/ Novels • A Little House Christmas Treasury • Christmas in the Big Woods • Winter on the Farm • 1/2" ruled penmanship tablet • First Grade Art Cards NEW! • Alphabet Wall Poster NEW!

$370 Complete Set (all books + Lesson Plans) $130 Consumable Books Set (for additional students) $340 Continuing MP Student Set $30 Lesson Plans for One Year (only) • Second Grade Curriculum: Complete Lesson Plans for One Year • Prima Latina complete set • Prima Latina Copybook • Copybook Cursive Scripture and Poems • Composition & Sketchbook • New American Cursive 2 • The Golden Children's Bible • SRA Phonics 3 • Rod & Staff Math 2: Student (Units 1-5), Teacher, & Blacklines • Classical Phonics • Second Grade Literature: Study Guide Sets w/ Novels • 1/2" ruled penmanship tablet • Second Grade Art Cards NEW!

Supplemental Read-Aloud Program Set $290 | Set with Poetry $305

Supplemental Read-Aloud Program Set $290 | Set with Poetry $305

Writing & Penmanship

Math

Enrichment Numbers Coloring Book (p. 26) Counting With Numbers Inside and Outside

Alphabet Books (p. 26)

Copybook 1 Composition & Sketchbook (p. 27)

Book of Crafts Alphabet Flashcards (p. 27)

Art Cards Kindergarten Enrichment (p. 28)

Numbers Books (p. 26) Rod & Staff Math 1, Part 1

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Prima Latina Copybook (p. 6) Copybook Cursive Composition & Sketchbook New American Cursive 2 (p. 27)

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Classical Core Curriculum

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Summer Reading (before 4th grade): Story of the World, Vol. 1 (p. 46)

Literature The Moffats Farmer Boy Charlotte's Web (p. 20)

Latina Christiana I (p. 7)

Greek Myths (p. 37)

Christian Studies I (p. 39)

First Form Latin (p. 8)

Famous Men of Rome (p. 37)

Christian Studies II (p. 39)

Lassie Come-Home Heidi The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (p. 20)

Famous Men of the Middle Ages (p. 37)

Christian Studies III (p. 39)

Adam of the Road Robin Hood The Door in the Wall King Arthur (p. 21)

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Book of Insects (p. 28)

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In Defense of a Classical Education

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The nation is discontented with itself and with its education.

R. W. Livingstone (1880-1960) Sir Richard Winn Livingstone was a British classical scholar and university administrator. He spent much of his scholarly career defending and championing the classical liberal arts. He was educated at Winchester and New College at Oxford, where he stayed until 1924 as a fellow and tutor of Corpus Christi College. He was co-editor from 1920–22 of the Classical Review. In 1924 he became vice-chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast and served in that post until 1933. In 1931 he was knighted. Livingstone returned to Oxford in 1933 and became president of Corpus Christi College, and later vice-chancellor. He retired from academic life in 1950 in order to write and lecture. Much of his writing and speaking was in defense of the liberal arts and the classics. This article is excerpted from Livingstone’s A Defense of Classical Education, written in 1917.

It is probably too discontented. Self-criticism is a constant trait of the AngloSaxon, and his dark views of himself are always to be accepted with reserve. What is the cause of them? The classics are favorite scapegoats. And this view is the more odd, because it is one of the few which can certainly be disproved. Germany has a strong history of scientific achievement, and it is implied that they have become “scientific” by giving physical science a predominant place in their higher education. Nothing could be further from the truth. On the contrary, their secondary education is far more classical than ours, and they have far more compulsory Greek and Latin. It is superficial to suppose that our one defect is ignorance of physical science. It is true that without physical science our whole civilization would collapse; and it is a just conclusion from this that the community must contain a sufficient number of trained men of science to meet its needs. But it is not a just conclusion that every citizen must be a trained scientist. Because specialists are necessary in all branches of life, it does not follow that we must all specialize in every form of specialization. Why is physical science to be given an exceptionally favored position? The great gap in science is that it tells us hardly anything about man. That is why it is impossible to “base our education on physical science.” It omits a branch of knowledge which everyone needs. Considering that the world reposes on physical science, it is wonderful how well most of us can get along without any knowledge of it, provided our occupation does not demand actual scientific knowledge. But no one can dispense with a knowledge of man. Everyone needs it, and using it each minute he is in relation with human beings, whether he is speaking to them, or reading what they have written, or engaged in work which at any point touches them. Our need of science may be great, but our need of political and moral wisdom is greater.


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As science reveals to us the physical constitution of ourselves and of the world round us, so the humanities reveal to us man. There is no science of man; anatomy and biology, while they have much to say about his body, throw little light upon his behavior, nor explain why he makes a French Revolution or a European war, why he is a miser or a spendthrift, a Machiavelli or a Frederick the Great. Physical science does not deal with this kind of thing. Yet the “science” which everyone needs, and statesmen above all, is such a knowledge of man. Now there is, if not a science, yet a record and account of man; we call it, according to its various aspects, by the various names of literature, history, philosophy. And this is the justification of the literaryphilosophic-historical education which prevails in our secondary schools and universities. Generally speaking, the subject of that education is man; man viewed in himself and his proper nature, viewed as literature views him, as a being with feelings and prejudices, virtues and vices, ruled by intellect, or perverted by passion, inspired by ideals, torn by desires, acting on plan and calculation, or carried away by unreflecting emotion, sacrificing his life, now for gold, now for an ideal—an adulterer, a patriot, a glutton, a dreamer, Aegisthus, Oedipus, Hamlet, Macbeth, Faust—or man, viewed as a being governed by the laws of a universe outside him, viewed as philosophy views him, subject to limitations of time and space, of his own origin, nature, Lord Chesterfield and destiny, related to beings and forces outside him, adapting himself to those relations and modifying his action according to his conception of them, a creature with moral capacities or the descendant of an ape, determining his future according to his wishes, or merely one wheel among many blindly revolving in a great machine; or thirdly, man, viewed as a political and social being, as history views him, creating states and overthrowing them, making laws and refusing to be bound by them, opposing religion to politics, and freedom to law, binding art and politics, empire and freedom, public and private life into a harmonious whole, or crowning one to the exclusion of the rest, fighting, colonizing, making money and

spending it, treating his neighbour as a fellow-being, or using him as a tool for the production of wealth, monarchist, parliamentarian, socialist, anarchist, Pericles or Augustus, Cromwell or Robespierre. Before the student of literature, philosophy, and history are displayed all the forces and ideas that have governed man, personal, religious, or political; to see why he has rejected this and espoused that, why this failed and that was successful, what are liberty and religion, family affection and personal greed, and in a word, to study Man. As he reviews them, and compares them with the present, he can see, as far as a man can see, what ideas have come down to his own day, and what new elements are combining with them, can forecast in some degree the future, and by virtue of his knowledge guide the streaming forces, and shape the molten mass, serve his country and use to the best advantage his own powers. If anyone thinks this pedantic, and believes that the knowledge of man is only got from life, let him read Anna Karenina or The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, and say if he learns nothing from them about marriage, education, and human nature in general; and let him remember the opinion of a man who knew the world and was not a pedant. Lord Chesterfield wrote to his son: The knowledge of the world and that of books assist one another reciprocally; and no man will have either perfectly, who has not both. The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Books alone will never teach it you; but they will suggest many things to your observation, which might otherwise escape you; and your own observations upon mankind, when compared with those which you will find in books, will help you to fix the true point. That is perfectly true. The world is far more intelligible to us if we have studied history and literature. We understand Hamlet or Brutus, when we meet them in the flesh, far more readily if we have already met them in Shakespeare. Their actions have a meaning for us because we have the clue to their character. We are like visitors to a foreign town who have already studied its map; the lay of the land, the plan of the whole is already familiar for us, and we pick up our bearings quickly, instead of wandering vaguely about the streets. Consider what a literary education in theory is, and in fact might easily become. The student of literature moves familiarly in an infinitely vast and varied assembly. Even if he confines himself narrowly to the classics, he meets there all sorts and conditions of men—neurotics as different as Lucretius

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In Defense of a Classical Education and Propertius, conservatives as different as Pindar and Aristophanes; he meets the man of letters as politician in Isocrates and Cicero, and the politician as man of letters in Caesar; he learns to know worldly common sense incarnate in Horace, reason incarnate in Socrates; he sees the pessimists of an over-civilised society—Juvenal, the disappointed bourgeois, Tacitus, the soured aristocrat, Marcus Aurelius, the disillusioned saint; he notes how differently Plato, the imaginative idealist, and Aristotle, the clear-sighted analyst, prescribe for their distempered age. These are only a few of the types whom he learns to know as intimate friends, whose dispositions become familiar to him, into whose moods and personality he can in a moment throw himself. And I have said nothing of the characters they have painted in their books. The value of history is even more obvious. … One great danger, as we set about social reform, is that the democracy knows very little history. Yet even so, we have learnt immensely from history, and our whole political attitude, consciously or unconsciously, is coloured by our knowledge of it. One point in which we differ most profoundly from the Greeks and Romans, in other ways so like us, is that we have more history behind us, and have learnt more from it. If history needs no apology, philosophy needs a good deal. Its name is against it; and we forget that when we think, argue, or act, it stands behind us, the unseen framework of all our practice, which becomes visible as soon as we ask how or why. Bishop Berkeley’s grave and measured saying is its best justification: “Whatever the world thinks, he who hath not much meditated upon God, the human mind, and the Summum Bonum, may possibly make a thriving earthworm, but will certainly make a sorry patriot and a sorry statesman.” It is as the study of man that the humanities claim their predominant place in education, and in this age of material things, while we honor science and pay her dues, we shall do well sometimes to remind ourselves that man is more important than nature, and man’s spiritual constitution more important than his physical constitution. Philosophically it may be disputable, practically it is admitted, that the world exists for him; and those who deny it with their lips assert it by their actions and their attitude to life. “Quand univers l’ecraserait,” “homme serait encore plus noble que ce qui le tue.” “Social progress means a checking of the cosmic process at every step and the substitution for it of . . . the ethical process.” Pascal and Huxley are here

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agreed. We cannot in our education give the chief place to the junior partner. Then a further point. One of the chief objects of education is to train flexibility of mind, to make a man quick to comprehend other points of view than his own. Obviously, no power is more necessary in dealing with men. To be able to discard for the moment his own opinions, and see the world through the eyes of other classes, races, or types, is as indispensable to the merchant as to the statesman; for men are hardly to be controlled or influenced unless they are understood. And yet no power is rarer. It is almost non-existent among uneducated people. A man who has not risen above the elementary school is hardly ever able to seize an attitude of mind at all different to his own; he may acquiesce in it because he trusts or respects the character of the person in question, but he does not understand it; he cannot perform the great feat for which our intellectual gymnasia train us, of being in two (or more) people’s skins at the same time. And this is not due to the absence of any organ from his body, but simply to the fact that he has never practiced the art. Nor is the failing confined to the quite uneducated. We all of us spend half of our time in misunderstanding our neighbor, and in most controversies misunderstanding is the dividing line between the parties concerned. Now the power of sympathetic insight is trained by a literary education. A man learns above all from the study of literature and history to put himself in the place of other men, races, and times, to identify himself with them, to see what they mean and how they felt. And so, by continual practice, he becomes quick at seizing the views of other people than himself, seeing what is in their mind, and accommodating himself to it. Here physical science gives no help. In literature the mind must continually be moving from one place to another; in twenty-five pages the reader must successively become Polonius, Hamlet, Horatio, Laertes, Gertrude—to mention no other characters of the play. In fact, he must do what the merchant does who wishes to sell goods in half a dozen different markets, or the statesman who has to consider the interests and temper of half a dozen different classes and nationalities. But science keeps on one plane; she is not puzzled by the subtle and profound variations of outlook which separate a Russian from an Englishman, a Herefordshire farmer from a Tyneside artisan. Minerals and nerves, alkalis and engines have no point of view, no outlook on life, into which it is necessary to enter; understanding

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them is very different from understanding Shakespeare or Euripides. You deal with them and all the while remain your own insulated self. Science does not train sympathy, because nothing in its subject-matter has feelings with which we can sympathise. Science studies things rather than man, and where she studies him, studies only his physical, and least important, aspect; we shall learn little from her of human nature. She can never teach us to enter into other men’s minds; one of the most obvious weaknesses of the mere scientist is the difficulty of making him see other points of view than his own. She is of herself unimaginative, for her business is with the causes of things not with their spiritual values; and though her great representatives have brought imagination with them to their work, the quality is curiously absent in her lesser lights. “For many years,” wrote Charles Darwin, “I cannot endure to read a line of poetry. I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intensely dull that it nauseated me. I have also almost lost my taste for pictures or music.” Our danger in education today comes, not from men of science as a whole, but from her less liberal devotees, and from that part of the public, which (in a thoroughly unscientific spirit) talks about education without studying it. We should remember that an education based on physical science would not only leave the mind unflexible, unsympathetic, unimaginative, undeveloped, but would ignore what is more important than the Cosmos itself. Our motto was written 2,500 years ago on the walls of the temple of Apollo at Delphi: “Know thyself.”

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This copybook has simple, clean pages to provide handwriting practice. It starts with an introduction to forming letters and numbers. Then students move to classroom Latin followed by sayings and hymns from Latina Christiana and the First Form Latin series. While improving their handwriting, students will memorize timeless Latin sayings and beautiful hymns.

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Roots of English: Latin and Greek Roots for Beginners by Paul O’Brien Grades 6-8

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In order to learn words with Latin and Greek roots and use them appropriately, a young student needs to understand the meanings of their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Roots of English presents careful analysis of these word elements so that the student learns not only the modern meanings of the words, but also their underlying, ancient meanings. Most of the Latin roots covered in this book correspond to the Latina Christiana I Latin vocabulary set.

The Book of Roots: Advanced Vocabulary Building From Latin Roots by Paul O’Brien Grades 8+ Student $24.95 | Key $1.95 More advanced than Roots of English, The Book of Roots offers a comprehensive listing of derivatives for Latina Christiana I, along with Latin definitions, English derivatives, and etymology. There is also a section of weekly exercises that provides reinforcement. Ideal as a vocabulary roots course, this book also has significant practical appeal: it is an ideal standardized test prep book, training students to uncover the meanings of words by deciphering parts. A great resource for students who love words!


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dev elopi ng su pe r ior r e ade r s 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 reading skills. The study guides focus on vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills, which train students to become active readers. Each lesson includes a word study to help students build vocabulary. The comprehension questions challenge students to consider what they have read,

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Did you ever wish you didn't have to sort through all the thousands of poems that have been written over the years to find the best of the best? Cheryl Lowe has done the work for you in these three new anthologies, including two volumes of British poetry and one volume of American poetry and short stories from the 19th-20th Centuries (which we use in the 7th grade). These anthologies will be a great supplement to your student's literature studies in these time periods.

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Classical Studies I: The Greeks Classical Studies II: The Romans Classical Studies III: Greek Drama Classical Studies IV: Classical Metaphysics D'Aulaires' Greek Myths Famous Men of Rome Famous Men of Greece Famous Men of the Middle Ages Christian Studies: Early Church History Christian Studies: City of God Christian Studies: A Reformation Reader Christian Studies: Fundamentals

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Primary Education

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Alphabet Books NEW! Recommended for Ages 4-5

$30.00 (2 book set) 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 fullyear preschool/kindergarten program.

Coloring Books NEW!

Alphabet & Numbers Recommended for Ages 4-5

$6.00 ea. Have you been searching high and low for junior kindergarten activities that are fun and instructional? Look no further! 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. These books are the perfect supplement to any junior kindergarten program.

Numbers Books NEW!

by Leigh Lowe Recommended for Kindergarten

$30.00 (2 book set) Written by Leigh Lowe (author of Prima Latina), 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!

Alphabet Wall Charts (11''x17'')

Manuscript Charts $14.95 | Cursive Charts $14.95 (New American Cursive font)

Visual aids reinforce each letter of the alphabet while young students learn to read and write or practice their cursive penmanship. With beautiful letters, colors, and hand-drawn illustrations, they also make great educational posters for your home and/or classroom!

First Start Reading: Phonics, Reading, and Printing by Cheryl Lowe Recommended for Kindergarten

$39.95 set (Books A, B, C, & D + Teacher Guide) 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. *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.

Classical Phonics

A Child's Guide to Word Mastery Grades K-2

$14.95 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. For instance, if your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly – pot, pat, pit, put, pet – he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! If not, he needs more practice, and 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. Classical Phonics is your go-to resource for phonics practice and for building confident readers. Classical Phonics is a teacher and student guide all in one. It provides thorough, concise phonics explanations at the bottom of most pages, giving you the background you need to teach phonics even if you never learned it yourself.


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Memoria Press Copybook Series by Cheryl & Leigh Lowe Grades K-2

$39.95 set (Copybooks I-III) Copybook I $14.95 | Copybook II $14.95 | Copybook III $14.95 | 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, such as those by Robert Louis Stevenson, 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:

Scripture & Poems (New American Cursive)

$14.95 Now get our original Copybook III in cursive! Filled with the same Scripture and poetry in our original Copybook III, but formatted in the New American Cursive font, our second graders complete this copybook alongside New American Cursive 2. Also a good choice for older students who need cursive practice.

Composition & Sketchbook $7.95 For primary students who have gained skill and confidence in writing. Allows each student to write and illustrate compositions. Each writing page has a full-page illustration box on the facing page. In years to come, these books will provide a treasured journal of your child’s progress in writing.

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for Junior Kindergarten Classical Core Curriculum Supplement by Tara Luse

$16.95 The creative arts are an essential part of the primary school education. By using the activities in this book, you can reinforce number and letter recognition, strengthen fine motor skills, and foster creativity and confidence. This book is for the youngest crafters and is intended to be a supplement to our Junior Kindergarten curriculum. For easy reference, the crafts are separated into three categories: Literature Crafts, Letter Crafts, and Review Day Crafts. While the crafts in this book have been carefully chosen to promote skill growth and coordination, the most important component is fun. Enjoy each of your creations and the time spent together making them!

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New American Cursive 1 by Iris Hatfield Grades 1-4

$22.95 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 message? Before the early 1940s, virtually all 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. Simple, clear, & effective! ✓ 8-page teaching guide ✓ 125 Instruction and exercise lessons ✓ Illustrations/Exercises for letter connections ✓ Journaling pages ✓ Practice includes Bible verses and quotes ✓ Simplified classic letter forms ✓ Focus on accuracy and legibility ✓ Natural right slant (easier for beginners & lefties) ✓ Takes only 15 min./day!

New American Cursive 2 Grades 2-4

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Students continue working on cursive fluency with New American Cursive 2. Practice pages include character-building passages from Scripture or great Americans. As students gain confidence in their cursive, exercises in creative writing are added.

New American Cursive 3 Scripture & Lessons on Manners Grades 3-4

$22.95 New American Cursive 3 is designed to enhance the student’s development of cursive writing skills while teaching good manners and correspondence protocol. It combines proven teaching methods with the needs of the contemporary student for a fast, legible script.

Startwrite CD

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Classical Core Curriculum Supplement by Leigh Lowe & Michelle Tefertiller

Kindergarten $9.95 | 1st Grade $9.95 | 2nd Grade $9.95 (5½" x 8½")

$19.95 This supplemental guide is organized by week, matching our Classical Core Kindergarten program. It 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 book alive for your student. Also included are resources for the social studies and science lessons, biographies of the artists and composers, and poetry lessons.

Alphabet Flashcards NEW! $10.00 (4¼'' x 5½") 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.

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 Curricula. w w

The Alphabet

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz Yy Zz

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$7.00 Manuscript & Cursive Alphabet Chart © Memoria Press Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the USA.

Alphabet Wall Poster NEW! $7.00 (22'' x 34'') We created this chart upon the request of our homeschool customers. This poster-sized chart has the alphabet listed in manuscript and cursive. If you don't have the wall space for our Alphabet Wall Charts (p. 26), this poster is the perfect resource for your students!

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Book of Astronomy Grades 3+

Student $14.95 | Teacher $16.95 This astronomy program covers stars, constellations, and the motion of the earth, as well as the sky as seen throughout all the seasons, including the “Summer Triangle” and seasonal zodiacs. This program was developed with third graders in mind, but it is also great for older students!

What’s That Bird?

Book of Insects Grades 4+

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Student $14.95 | Teacher $14.95 | Reader $14.95 | Peterson Guide $6.95 This set includes 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.

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Student $11.95 | Teacher $12.95 | Reader $14.95 | Peterson Guide $6.95 | Coloring Book $7.95 What’s That Bird? teaches students about birds, their anatomy, and how they live. The workbook includes facts to know, comprehension questions, and characteristics of individual birds. Students will learn about 30 common birds, as well as several incredible birds! Turn this Birds Unit Study into a full-year science course with the addition of J. H. Tiner’s Exploring the History of Medicine.

J. H. Tiner Series NEW!

Complete with Memoria Press Quizzes, Reviews, & Tests Text $13.99 ea. | Quizzes, Reviews, & 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

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The Story of the NEW! Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Grades 5-8

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Novel $16.95 | Student $17.95 | Teacher $17.95

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!

States & Capitals Grades 3-6

$30.00 set (text, student, teacher) Text $7.99 | Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95

In this study guide each state is given a 2-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.

Geography I: NEW!

The Middle East, North Africa, & Europe Grades 4+

Text $14.95 | Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95 A unique geography program designed for students pursuing a classical education, Geography of the Middle East, North Africa, and 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.”

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Review of States & Capitals (shown above) Grades 4+ Workbook $5.00 | Key, Quizzes, Tests $7.95

This study guide will 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.

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200 Questions About NEW! American History Guide $9.95 | Key $5.00

We have compiled a list of 200 questions that everyone should know about American history. The questions come directly from our newly edited The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic (left), Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework, and Story of the World, Vol. 4.

Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework $9.99 This book, filled with charts, maps, timelines, and short summaries of important facts about American history, makes a great companion to Guerber's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic (top left).

The Artner Reader's Guide to American History Grades 3-8

$14.95 The Artners have read and researched, selected and catalogued, the best of children’s American history books—both in and out of print.

Geography II: NEW!

Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, & the Americas Grades 5+ Text $14.95 | Student $11.95 Teacher $12.95

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 NEW!

The Middle East, North Africa, & Europe Grades 4+ Workbook $5.00 | Key, Quizzes, Tests $7.95

This study guide will help students retain the knowledge they gained in their study of Geography I. This review takes very little time and makes a great companion to Geography II.

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Me & Mr. Jones

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Several years ago,

a prominent homeschool personality, let’s call him “Mr. Jones” (The names have been changed to protect the mistaken), wrote a broadside in a popular magazine against classical education, leveling a number of charges against it. These arguments were representative of the criticisms you sometimes hear from those who have a misapprehension of what classical education is and how it is practiced. So I wrote a response. The following article is an abridged version of that response. As classical education has become more popular among Christian educators, it has acquired not only friends, but a few enemies. Mr. Jones is one of these latter individuals, and he articulates a number of arguments against classical education. Let’s take each one of these arguments in turn.

Is classical education pagan? Jones’ first argument is that classical education has pagan origins. It “traces its roots to the pagan Greek philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle around 500-400 B.C.” This charge is absolutely correct. Classical education was the original invention of the Greeks and Romans. Only later was it taken by Christians and fashioned into the system of classical education that has lasted, in a few places, even to today. The problem with this argument, however, is that these same charges could be leveled individually against mathematics, geography, music, astronomy, and history as a separate and distinct method of

study. In fact, education as we know it—education itself—was an invention of the Greeks. There are many things that originated with the pagans that we should reject. But we should not reject them because they are pagan: We should reject them because they are false. There are many truths the pagans discovered. Should we reject them just because a pagan discovered them?

Is classical education only for the upper class? Jones says, “It promised to make members of the upper class witty and interesting among their peers in any setting.” Maybe there are some people who educate classically because they are interested in becoming witty and interesting. I’m not sure I wouldn’t like to be witty and interesting myself (and there have been a few occasions when I would have liked to have been upper class as well).


Me & Mr. Jones “I have heard a number of parents boast about the highly intellectual books their children are reading,” adds Jones. Parents, of course, boast about a lot of things when it comes to their children, and it certainly doesn’t require the provocation of classical education to prompt them to do so. Jones says that “knowledge without virtue produces arrogance.” Yes, but that is because anything without virtue can produce arrogance. That is no argument against knowledge per se: It is simply to say that anything can be used badly. When Jesus admonished the Pharisees for thinking that their strict adherence to the Law made them better than others, He didn’t argue against the Law; rather, He argued against the use they made of it. There is an old Latin saying: Abusus non tollit usum (The abuse of something does not nullify its proper use.) It’s a saying thought up by a pagan, but it is true nonetheless. Arrogance does not require a great deal of knowledge. Arrogance, in fact, works just fine with only a little of it. Any educational philosophy that decides to limit the amount of knowledge it imparts in order to solve this problem will do little to solve it. As G. K. Chesterton pointed out, you could solve the problem of pickpocketing by eliminating pockets, but that’s probably not the best solution. Such a solution won’t necessarily create humble people, just ignorant ones. In fact, ignorance can produce its own sort of arrogance. And if that sounds far-fetched, then you’ve never seen today’s youth culture up close and personal. Jones assails classical education because “it was never intended to prepare someone to make a living or support a family.” There is an element of truth here. Classical education does not share in the modern assumption that the purpose of education is to get a job. As former U.S. Department of Education Secretary Bill Bennett has pointed out, education is the “architecture of the soul.” The idea behind classical education (otherwise known as a “liberal arts” education) is that a person should be educated in such a way that he is fitted, not for a job, but for life. A liberal arts education, in fact, does a better job preparing students for jobs because it fits a student for any occupation he might choose as an adult—not by teaching him job skills, which schools are singularly ill fitted to do—but by teaching him how to think. Classical education was, in fact, the education of the aristocracy. But that is largely because the aristocracy was the only class that received a formal education. The aristocracy was, historically and for the most part,

also the only class that had any meaningful political freedom (or enough to eat). Classical education was the education required of political leaders. But in a democratic republic, we are now the political leaders, which is why we now need this kind of education.

Does a knowledge of Latin and Greek have practical value? Jones says of Latin and Greek: “Today there is very little practical reason to study either language.” While their study will certainly do little to help you to work on an assembly line, flip hamburgers, or sweep floors, Latin and Greek were and still are the languages of learning. Latin is the root of the vocabulary of the sciences, law, and theology. It is the origin of over 60 percent of our academic English vocabulary and was the very language of Christendom for over a thousand years. It is the mother tongue of Western civilization. It was the language of the Christian Middle Ages—and of the Reformation. It was also, along with Greek, the language of the Church fathers. And let’s not forget that the New Testament itself was written in Greek. In fact, all of the Bible verses Jones quotes were originally written in the language he condemns as being of little practical use. With all the debate that goes on over which translation of the Bible is better, the one who knows how to read it in the original language is in the best position. Is it not a practical advantage to be able to read the Bible in the language in which it was written? The benefits of studying Latin in particular are manifold and well established. A study of Latin is quite simply the best way to learn English; it is also the best thinking skills course that a young student can

Suggested Logic Timeline 3rd-6th 7th

Solid grounding in mathematics & Latin: Great preparatory skills for logical thought.

Traditional Logic I: A study of the basic elements of simple arguments.

8th

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

9th

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

10th 11th-12th

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. *Text not yet published, but online course available. Classical Rhetoric: A study which incorporates logic into the broader context of persuasive communication.

*Students in 9th grade can complete both Traditional Logic books in one year. Material Logic and informal fallacies can be covered in one year in 10th grade.

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Me & Mr. Jones engage in because of the grammatical manipulations it requires. Because of its systematic and regular nature, it is an excellent study skills course, since it requires disciplined attention, an ability that must be cultivated and that has tangible benefits for other subjects the student might attempt.

Is classical education humanistic? Jones also argues that the content of classical education is humanistic. “Humanism,” he says, is its “central premise.” But what does it mean to say that a belief is “humanistic”? Does it mean something anti-Christian, as in “secular humanism”? Or does it mean something quite different, such as the “Christian humanism” of Church fathers such as Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory Nazianzen, or later Christian humanists of the Renaissance such as Erasmus, Thomas More, as well as the great 19th century Christian educational thinker John Henry Newman? Man, though not the “measure of all things” as the Greek Protagoras is reputed to have said, is nonetheless God’s highest creation. The kind of humanism that rejects God is certainly itself to be rejected. But the Christian humanism that sees man as the one creature created in God’s image and having the dignity consonant with that distinction is another story altogether.

Is logic merely the reason of man? We have already discussed Jones’ arguments against Latin. He also assails logic. [T]his phase [the dialectic stage] emphasizes the reason of man. According to the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the wisdom of God is neither sought nor applied. ... Among other things, this concept teaches that we cannot believe what we cannot see and prove. Everything is to be questioned, and nothing is assumed to be true. How is this ‘scientific’ approach reconciled with God’s requirement that we have faith and believe what we cannot see or prove? Ironically, this argument that logic excludes faith is one commonly made by atheist rationalists. But it’s no more true when it comes from the pen of a Christian. But even more ironic is this: If Jones’ argument is sound, then it must be rejected, since it is not (according to his own assertion) the wisdom of God. He is clearly attempting to set forth an argument (presumably a logical one). But can you use logic to argue against logic? This, of course, is completely self-defeating. It is

www.MemoriaPress.com very hard to assess the reasons of those who profess to be opposed to reason. If as Christians we are to avoid argument, then why does Jones argue against classical education? If reason is not the wisdom of God, then why should we accept Jones’ reasons? But the problem does not end with the inconsistent nature of his reasoning. Jones makes a number of assertions that are either unsupported or unsupportable. It is simply false to say that, in logic, everything is questioned and nothing is assumed. In fact, this is precisely what premises in an argument are: assumptions. And the truth of the premises is a matter for either faith or science. You can reason just the same way about a truth known by revelation as you can about truth known by science. In fact, it has been done for over two thousand years. If anyone wants to see logic used in the service of faith, he need only open up the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas to the first page. Or for that matter, the Pauline epistles, which are filled with arguments on matters of faith. In fact, a simple perusal of Paul’s Mars Hill discourse would seem to indicate that the best way to deal with unbelievers is not to abandon logic, but to use it better than they do. Jones says that logic is the “reason of man.” Does he mean that men invented the laws of logic? Is the law of non-contradiction, for example (that a statement cannot be true and false at the same time under the same circumstances), a human invention? In truth, the laws of logic are no different in this sense than the multiplication tables, which, as Plato points out in the Republic, were discovered, not invented. They were already there, the products of an ordered universe created by a rational God. In fact, I know of no pagan philosopher who would say what Jones says pagans believed about logic. Jones also seems to suggest that Jesus avoided the use of logic. “On many occasions,” he says, “Jesus was silent when he could have argued persuasively.” Yes, and on many occasions Jesus argued persuasively when he could have been silent. When asked about the woman caught in adultery, for example, the woman was brought to Him, and He was asked what should be done with her. If He followed the law and ordered her to be stoned, the crowd would have thought Him harsh; if He said to set her free, He would be seen as being in violation of the law. Instead, Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” This is a logical technique called “slipping between the horns of a dilemma,” and is one of the three ways of responding to dilemmas. Any good logician knows it. In fact, Jones seems to want to ignore I Peter 3:15 entirely: “But sanctify the Lord in your hearts and


1-877-862-1097 be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

Is the practice of rhetoric immoral? Finally, Jones discusses rhetoric, the art of persuasion, the last leg of the classical trivium. Like logic, Jones assails rhetoric for being fundamentally amoral: “Like the grammar and dialectic stage,” he says, “it holds to no moral considerations.” He quotes, as he does several times in his article, the Encyclopedia Britannica. He would have done better to consult the primary sources on this issue. If he had done this, he would know that the views he quotes as characterizing the discipline of rhetoric were the Sophists’ views of rhetoric, not those of its greatest classical exponents. Quintilian, the greatest of the ancient teachers of rhetoric, considers virtue essential to the rhetor: Proceeding to moral philosophy or ethics, we may note that it at any rate is entirely suited to the orator. For vast as is the variety of cases, ... there is scarcely a single one which does not at some point or another involve the discussion of equity and virtue, ... Again, in deliberative assemblies how can we advise a policy without raising the question of what is honorable? Nay, even the third department of oratory, which is concerned with the tasks of praise and denunciation, must without a doubt deal with questions of right and wrong. — Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, Bk I, Chs. 1-3, 12

English Grammar Recitation Quintilian makes a point later to say that the very purpose of rhetoric was to produce the “good man, speaking well.” Hardly an indictment of morality. But he could as easily have found the same belief expressed by Aristotle, the greatest theoretician of rhetoric, or Cicero, its greatest practitioner. He could also have found the ethical implications of rhetoric discussed by Augustine, whose book On Christian Doctrine applied the rhetorical teachings of classical thinkers to the teaching of Christianity. Besides, if the art of persuasion is inherently anti-Christian, then why should we be persuaded by Jones? How, other than by persuasion, does he purport to persuade us that we should not teach rhetoric to our children? For all of Jones’ criticisms of classical education for its tendency to create a questioning mind, he asks a surprising number of questions. In his discussion of logic, Jones argues against it on the grounds that it produces a questioning mind that leaves things unsettled. “The premise is to question everything and accept nothing as certain.” Yet at the end of his article, what does he recommend? “There are many questions to answer, but the important thing is to ask them and then find peace with the answer.” The classical writers Jones criticizes for their lack of concern for the truth would never have left an issue with such an indefinite conclusion. And they never would have said that the goal of asking questions was “peace.” The goal of asking questions, they would have said, was to find an answer—a true answer.

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Traditional Logic I: Introduction to Formal Logic

Material Logic: A Course in How to Think

by Martin Cothran Grades 7+

by Martin Cothran Grades 9+

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

The principles of material logic, an important part of trivium language study, are now almost completely forgotten—a casualty of the almost exclusive modern secular emphasis on the quantitative sciences. This has resulted in the rise of systems of modern logic that are more math than logic. Formal logic was once termed minor (or lesser) logic, while material logic usually went by the name of major (or greater) logic—possibly a measure of how important classical thinkers considered it.

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

There is a huge gap between formal logic courses and so-called “thinking skills” courses. Formal logic focuses exclusively on the systematic study of the structure of reasoning. “Thinking skills” courses, on the other hand, tend to suffer from a highly nonsystematic, topic-hopping approach, where the student is unable to see how one principle connects with another. 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.

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Advanced Formal Logic by Martin Cothran Grades 8+ Book II completes the study of the simple categorical syllogism, advances to hypothetical syllogisms, and continues the study of logic by covering complex argument forms, great arguments from history, and case studies of great arguments.


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$17.99 *Optional Logic supplement This book is the perfect supplement for Traditional Logic. Modern skeptical arguments are here in abundance—all logically answered. Students love to see something they have learned incorporated into real books. This book will help your students see how important and useful traditional logic is, and at the same time fortify them in their faith.

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Classical Rhetoric by Martin Cothran Grades 9+

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. 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. • 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 much more!

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Socrates Meets Jesus: History’s Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ by Peter Kreeft

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Designed for use with D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, Famous Men of Rome, and The Golden Children's Bible, this guide will show you how to teach, learn, and master the stories fundamental to a classical education. The guide contains a three-year reading plan.

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Large (24'' x 33'') $35.00 Small (11'' x 17'') $19.95 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, including the famous cities, countries, rivers, lakes, mountains, and oceans.

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never too late! We would suggest that you start with Year 5 of our Classical Studies Map 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. 37]) and has read a retelling of the Trojan War (Olivia Coolidge's The Trojan War [p. 38]).

Student Flashcards $12.95 Each student should have his/her own set of flashcards for drill and practice. One side has the date and the reverse side has the event. These cards are color-coded identically to the Timeline Cards on the wall. Timeline Wall Cards $12.95 (see below) Cards for the wall timeline have 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. The wall timeline should be in a prominent place in the classroom throughout the year, beginning in grade 3.

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Famous Men of Rome (p. 36)

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Famous Men of the Middle Ages (p. 36)

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This is an ideal beginning book for your child’s classical education journey, regardless of age! Superbly written and illustrated, this classic introduces timeless tales that have enchanted people for thousands of years. Because they are everywhere in Western art and literature, Greek myths are the essential background for a classical education. You can hardly read Shakespeare without them!

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 thirty-two famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. Learning about the triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Ulysses, 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.”

Each of the 30 lessons in the Student Guide presents important facts to know, vocabulary, comprehension questions, and a picture review and activities section. It also points out the many references to Greek mythology in the modern world.

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Text $16.95 | Student $17.95 | Teacher $17.95 | Flashcards $12.95 Online Class (p. 22) 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. Memoria Press’ 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.

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The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge Grades 6-8

Novel $6.95 | Student $11.95 | Teacher $12.95 This retelling of the Trojan War is the best preparation for reading Homer. Each lesson in the study guide has reading notes, vocabulary, comprehension questions, and an enrichment section that includes extra discussion topics, writing projects, art, and map work. After studying The Trojan War with our guide, your student will know Homer's main characters, the gods and goddesses, and the main storyline of the Iliad and Odyssey.

The Iliad & the Odyssey

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The Aeneid

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The Divine Comedy Ciardi translation Grades 10+

Novel $20.00 | Student $16.95 Teacher $16.95 | Quizzes $5.00 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.

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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.

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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 selfdestruction known as the Peloponnesian wars. But it is not history alone—culture, values, and life lessons are taught.

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After the Greeks, all roads lead to Rome. And like any good Roman course, this one begins with the she-wolf and 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 ironic rise of the Roman Empire teach unforgettable principles about human nature and society.

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Christian Studies I-III Grades 3-6 This three-year series thoughtfully guides your child through The Golden Children's Bible, teaching him/her the fundamentals of Bible stories, history, and geography, with solid detail at a manageable pace. Students do not merely skim the surface; they embark on a three-year Bible reading course that builds faith by teaching Salvation History as real history. Using these guides, your student will be well prepared for the good work of advanced Christian studies. Students work through one-third of The Golden Children's Bible in each year. The Student Book offers 30 lessons, each comprised of: • • • • •

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Novel $13.95 | Student $17.95 | Teacher $20.95 | Quizzes/Tests $5.00 The City of God, arguably Augustine's greatest book, influenced Western society more powerfully than perhaps any other book except the Bible. To study the City of God is to study 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 study guide aids students in comprehending Augustine's masterpiece. The teacher guide contains helpful chapter summarizations as well as a thorough introduction to teaching this course effectively. Don't let your students miss the study of this influential book that helped to shape some of the most important intellectual, theological, and political issues of the Western world that are just as relevant today as 1,500 years ago. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS 1. In Chapter 1, Augustine is criticizing the enemies of the City of God. What is the criticism he is leveling against them?

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sanctuaries of Christian churches, and now they are attacking Christianity itself. They did not hesitate __________________________________________________________________________________ to claim they were Christian in order to be saved, but once they were saved from the attackers, they __________________________________________________________________________________ failed to show gratitude for their safety. __________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Summarize Augustine’s point about suffering in Chapter 8.

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3. In Chapter 9, Augustine criticizes Christians for not reproving the wicked. Why, in Augustine’s opinion, have Christians failed to do this?

Because of the effort required to do so, because of the fear of antagonizing them, waiting for a more __________________________________________________________________________________ opportune moment, or for fear that a rebuke may actually make them worse. __________________________________________________________________________________

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6. In Chapter 27, Augustine says there may be only one justifiable reason for suicide. What is that reason, and does he ultimately agree with it?

To keep one’s self from falling into sin. Augustine does not agree with this reason. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

7. In Chapter 33, Augustine gives a strongly worded reason for why Rome suffered the humiliation of defeat. Describe what Augustine has to say.

He says it is because Rome was already declining from within. He cites the examples of spiritual __________________________________________________________________________________ disease, degeneration, and a decline into immorality and indecency. He asks the opponents of the City __________________________________________________________________________________ of God why they take no responsibility for the tragic situation. Instead of learning from their adversity, __________________________________________________________________________________ they remain in sin. __________________________________________________________________________________

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6+

Christian Studies IV (Chronological Overview of the Bible) p. 39

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Early Christian history taught through primary sources

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At a recent education convention, I was struck by the mind-boggling array of educational materials available today. “Of the making of many books there is no end” as the Book of Proverbs says.

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n today’s world of the internet and instant printing technology, this expression has a whole new meaning. Our ability to create textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, charts, maps, tests, quizzes, audios, DVDs— literally anything we want—is astounding. Consider the availability of resources for education one hundred years ago—few textbooks (and tiny ones at that), with no color, no workbooks, no ability to print off extra practice pages, tests, or quizzes. How did students learn anything with such a paucity of resources? Our modern technology has enabled us to learn so much more and to be so much more effective, right? Wrong. Compare our educational achievement to that of our Founding Fathers, or to the standards at the turn of the century, or even to the years immediately preceding World War II. Yes, it is true that we educate everybody today instead of the top ten percent, but still, our technology should enable us at the very least to maintain those lofty standards for the few while offering an opportunity to work toward those same standards for everyone else. There is a rich irony in the fact that the more educational materials we have, the less we learn. The bigger, fancier, more colorful and expensive the textbooks, the less we know. And the more we say learning should be fun, the more our students are bored. Where have we gone wrong? There are many underlying reasons for this problem, but I am going to focus on only one, the idea that learning should be fun. Or should it? This idea is a great defect of modern

education, and it affects nearly all teachers, materials, and educational philosophies—including classical education. Any honest appraisal of the modern textbook industry will show that the goal of modern textbooks is to entertain first and to teach second. Fragmented and random information is presented on full-color pages that are cluttered with sidebars, pictures, cartoons, and graphics. The justification for these textbooks is that students raised on TV and video games can only focus for short periods of time, and therefore information has to be presented in soundbites with lots of visuals to keep students entertained. But there is another idea at work here—the modern notion that learning should be fun. Nearly everyone buys into this premise. Textbooks and teachers should be creative, innovative, colorful. If the kids are bored, it is because we have developed products that are dull and boring. If we are creative and innovative enough, our children will love learning, and learning will be fun! The trouble with saying that learning should be fun is that it isn’t. It is work. Children know what fun is. Disney World, video games, cartoons, and playing with friends are fun. When you interject the word fun into learning, you have set yourself up for failure because you have created expectations that you can’t fulfill. We insult our students when we try to entertain them. They know better. They know when they are learning and when they are being entertained. And they can entertain themselves much better than we can. What do we really mean when we say learning should be fun? The fun of learning is the feeling of


1-877-862-1097 satisfaction, even pleasure, we derive from knowing and understanding. Aristotle said that man is a rational being and desires to know. Because we are rational beings, learning has to appeal to reason. Knowledge that is orderly and logical appeals to the human mind. Knowledge that incorporates meaning and understanding is satisfying, fulfilling, engaging, even pleasurable. But fun? The idea that learning should be fun trivializes the important work of learning. Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power, Sir Francis Bacon said. The feeling of power and self-esteem that comes from a growing sense of achievement is something our children want and need. The pleasure of learning increases as the skills and knowledge increase. That is why the ancients had a saying that the roots of learning are at first bitter, but the fruits are sweet. For a textbook or educational product to be effective, it must focus on learning, not fun. To the student, the new subject is confusing and overwhelming. The goal of the textbook is to present material in a way that reveals the underlying order of the subject. Revealing the underlying order to that which appears random on the surface is what education is all about. Anything that distracts from that goal is counterproductive. It makes learning more arduous and less fun. Let me give you an example. I wanted to learn Spanish and ordered multiple textbooks and programs, looking for a program from which I could actually learn. The pages in these modern texts were visually stimulating, but the information was presented in a random, fragmented way. What was important on each page, and what wasn’t? I couldn’t really tell. Cute cartoon characters instructed me with a bit of information here and a bit there, a bit on pronunciation here, a bit on nouns there, a bit on verbs here, a bit on culture there. But I couldn’t pull it together so I could understand and remember. Random cutesy information is not understandable, nor is it memorable. So to learn Spanish I had to write my own text. I had to put everything in a logical, systematic order so I could retain it. For instance, I gathered all the information I needed on nouns (gender, the definite and indefinite articles, and plurals) and organized it systematically in two lessons, with visual charts to help me remember. Then I went on to the two different “to be” verbs in Spanish—which really confused me on the audios I listened to—and also the formal and informal second person. Memory is aided by a logical presentation. Randomness is the enemy of learning and memory. What I did with Spanish is what our students today have to do if they want to learn from modern textbooks. How many students can or will write their own orderly notes from a fragmented presentation?

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This is what teachers do with the texts they are given in the modern school. If students learn anything today it is because the teachers are able to create order out of the chaos of modern textbooks. God bless them. But should they have to? To make learning fun, we have made learning hard, if not impossible. What should a textbook look like? Years ago, a flight attendant from Texas started Latin classes for homeschoolers using my first Latin text. She called me and said she had seen a used copy of Latina Christiana at a homeschool fair. I’ll never forget what she said next: “When I saw your book, I knew I could teach Latin with it.” What did she mean? Why did she know she could teach with Latina Christiana? • The information is presented in a logical, systematic way that reveals the underlying order of the subject. • The explanations are clear and concise. Clarity and conciseness, in fact, are the hallmark of a quality textbook. • There is an absence of extraneous content that attempts to make learning fun, but instead confuses and clutters the presentation. • The individual bite-size lessons build incrementally. • The content is age-appropriate. • It involves mastery learning. Learning is thrilling. Being entertained gets boring. In Henry V, Shakespeare said, “If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.” Why are our students bored today? They struggle to learn from materials designed to entertain. As Neil Postman says, we are “amusing ourselves to death.” In the next issue, I will discuss the role of the teacher in learning. Does the teacher need to be an entertainer? How does the teacher motivate and make learning engaging and satisfying? Notice I didn’t say fun! Stay tuned.

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Natural Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, defend the modern theory of legal positivism which claims that the law of the state must change with changing needs, customs, and values of the people, and that even if there is a higher, universal law, it is irrelevant and can have no bearing on the law of the state. You see how reading the pagan classics can help you understand the modern world. Natural Law, like principles of classical architecture, education, and metaphysics, is still true. These principles have not been proven wrong, but they have been proven inconvenient. It is the thing "which others may call Natural Law or Traditional Morality or the First Principles of Practical Reason," says Lewis. "It is the sole source of all value judgments. If it is rejected, all value is rejected. If any value is retained, it is retained."

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