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.