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Wondering what ages Greek for Children is for? Elementary or junior high? What would you use if you wanted to start learning Greek in 7th grade? (with only a background of Greek roots for vocabulary purposes) What's your favorite Greek curriculum? Do you like Greek for Children? Thanks!
Since Discovery of Deduction by CAP is an intro to formal logic, has anyone used Traditional Logic 2 AFTER DoD? I haven't compared the ToC, yet; though I don't know if I could tell that way, so hopefully some ono can advise here! Secondly, if a family would like both the langage-based logic AND the Math-based logic in high school, would this seqence be sensible? First: Fallacy Det/Thinking Toolbox Then: AofA OR Introductory Logic by Nance Next: Intermediate Logic by Nance Next: Discovery of Deduction OR Traditional Logic 1 Next: Traditional Logic 2 (even if they used DoD) Next: Argument Builder OR Classical Rhetoric Thanks, Rachel
Has anyone used CAP's Well-Ordered Language for grammar? If so, what did you like about it? What did you not like? How does it compare to FLL or MCT grammar? The CAP website says for grades 3 or 4 and up. My 3rd and 5th graders are finishing up MCT Town level. Would this be a good bridge before they begin MCT Voyage level?
I met Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press at a Great Homeschool Convention several years ago. His talks were my favorite (vive la truth, beauty, goodness...and rest!). I felt sure that I must have been missing out by not using any CAP curriculum, so I decided to dive in... Modern Language (Shiny but remains untested) That day, I impulse bought their Spanish program, but didn't end up using it because I couldn't juggle three kids and two languages, so I persisted with teaching Memoria Press Latin and outsourced French (my second language) to Rosetta Stone, but progress was slow and enthusiasm waned (methodology was too haphazard), so we dropped it after a year. Then a few months back, I finally laid Latin to rest on the condition that we would resume study of a modern language. That's when I saw CAP's new French program and was, of course, smitten again. I determined we would start as soon as we wrapped up the first season of AG. Well, we passed the halfway mark of our school year a few weeks ago, and we still have a few weeks of AG to go, so I am hesitant to start something new towards the end of the school year. Writing (Great at first; now not so sure) Meanwhile, I discovered Writing & Rhetoric just as I was at the end of my rope with Writing With Ease. W&R turned out to be a much better fit for my daughter's affinity for both creativity and structure. Two years later, we're halfway through the fourth book and the compatibility seems to be wearing off. I am not sure if just this particular book (Chreia/Proverb) or the whole program, but as we're about to enter middle school, I am tempted to explore other options... Bible (Mixed) I started with the first book of God's Great Covenant: Old Testament this past fall. I used it with my 3rd and 5th graders, so it was a bit on the easy side for them, but I thought that might be better, since we had not formally studied the Bible before (on a consistent basis). We made it through the book of Genesis, but as we were meandering along, I had that nagging sense that there was bit too much busy work (trivia and such), while all the meat of it was in the teacher notes, which I found myself reading aloud to them, and it being a bit much to digest at once. I wished there was something in between the detailed notes for parents and the literal fill in the blank, matching, multiple choice worksheets. I suppose I was supposed to adapt the notes, but who has time for that? Then I discovered that when we switch from SOTW to MOH next year, we'll be covering a lot of OT history, so I decided to set aside GGC, with the possibility of bringing it back later in conjunction with MOH. Also, it had been taking a long time to read both the Bible story (summary of multiple Bible chapters) in the GGC as well as actual chapters from the Bible, and I didn't like how we were skipping a lot, though I understand it's not practical to have a curriculum that has you read the entire Bible, hence the Bible story/summary with the option to read the actual Bible. Since we dropped that, I have been reading the gospel of Luke to them, in small doses each day, and discussing it, after our opening prayer (during "Morning Time"). Curious about... I am currently tempted by their literature guides and logic books. That would be for my oldest (8th grade), the one who I taught Latin to from 2nd grade through the middle of this year (about a quarter of the way into Second Form Latin). She is excellent at Latin grammar and vocabulary (memory like a vault) but hates translations and the tedium of it all. I let her drop it when we picked up AG (she is completing all three seasons this year), because it seemed cruel and redundant to inflict all of that on her at once. She actually enjoys AG. Anyway, we do own Latin Alive, so there is a slim chance we will use that next year, should she balk at learning a modern language (which has been her attitude from day one of the logic stage other than the brief bout with Rosetta Stone), but when we initially tried it, it was actually too easy for her (I'm guessing it just starts out that way). ...What CAP curriculum has worked for you and what hasn't? The more details you can share, the better. Thanks!