How to Use Your Foundations Guide for Classical Conversations


Hello Classical Conversation families. I don’t know about you, but my first year of Classical Conversations was a whirlwind. I was just trying to stay-a-float and understand what I was doing. I wish that I had taken more time to look through my Foundations Guide. Knowing my guide better would have helped me to be a much stronger teacher at home. Well I have broken down the Foundations Guide for you into a more manageable approach. Please watch the video above to help you understand how to use each section of your Foundations Guide.


Here is a list of important pages:

I suggest reading the beginning of the guide. Leigh Bortins (author), talks about her journey in creating the Classical Conversations model, memorization tips, and how to use the classical model at home.

Page 42 – 3 Cycle Overview

Page 97 – Cycle 3 weekly memorization

Page 109 – Cycle 3 overview of each subject

Page 123 – Appendices

Page 125 – How to Memorize: Teaching Tips

Page 135 – Scripture

Page 145 – Science

Page 153 – Fine Arts

Page 211 – Memory Master Proof Sheets

Page 220 – Blackline Master maps

Page 230 – Colored U.S. maps


I hope this helps. If you have any questions or comments, please put them below.