Classical Conversations and Chronological History
Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:57 PM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:33 PM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:39 PM
A friend in CC explained that it's like in the story, Carry on Mr.Bowditch, where the character teaches himself Latin, with just his knowledge of grammar and the Bible--he knew how to organize his own language, and he knew the passages in the Scripture--so he could look at the Latin Bible and figure out what the verses said (knew them already in English) based on previous knowledge. He had the pegs of organization, the structure. He could fill in the details.
It takes about 2-3 years to make Memory Master (where you have memorized ALL the foundations material). Don't worry about teaching the stuff you haven't gotten to yet. When you hit logic stage and begin applying all those facts and formulas, you will be freed from having to teach them--so you can go right to the application.
Does that make any sense?
Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:35 PM
Classical Conversation's emphasis is on a body of grammar-stage memory work as part of the classical model of education called the trivium, not on a strict chronological approach to history. The history sentences are intended to be highlights, not strict chronological divisions for the year.
Some people in the program do "hang" their studies around the memory manual, but some do not and just plod along with their favorite book or program. I'm one of those .