Menu
Jump to content

What's with the ads?

RubyPenn

Combining Roman Roads and Memoria Press History and Lit

Recommended Posts

Is it possible to combine RR Old Western Culture Christendom with Memoria Press Middle Ages history and literature?  This would be for 9th grade next year.  I've been using MP history and lit for two years now and it's going well.  However, I recently discovered RR OWC, and know we could all greatly benefit from Mr. Callihan's teaching.  My husband watched a segment and immediately said, "Sold!"  Would combining the two be too much?

Thoughts?  Advice?  This is my first foray into high school and I want to get it right.

 

Edited by RubyPenn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be too much to do both. If you think of the OWC quarters as 12 week units and look at how many weeks for the individual lesson plans for the titles you want from MP, I think you could put something together. Of course you could watch all the lectures if you like for the titles you don't necessarily want to have dc read.

We did something like that this year with the British Lit in my signature. It was our spine and primary source for readings, but we've done the MP guide for Sir Gawain, full length Beowulf, some great courses here and there, and are using the two released OWC year 4 quarters with the material in the textbook for that time period.

Sometimes I use just the tests/ quizzes from MP literature if I'm pulling in other resources. This is my second time through most of the material. We'll do the same next year, starting over with Ancients. It will be a mash-up of EIL, OWC and Great Couses with a college anthology as a spine. There's no way we'll cover it all, so I will pick and choose "units" as we move through sequentially. 

Hope this helps!

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, that is helpful.  So in OWC, do you read any full works or just excerpts?  Can the OWC video lectures stand on their own? Can my son watch the lectures, but do the MP readings and student guides or would it be better to do the whole OWC program?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be too much. You do read full works. Sometimes excerpts, but many full works. My dd is in her 3rd year of Callihan’s Great Books- now she is in his Schola Tutorials Live course too, so that adds an extra lecture. But he does adjust the pace of the class, sometimes dropping things if they spend more time on one work or another. We do use other things for History, but I’m careful with what I add. We’ve btdt on the overload part so I try to be more aware of what they’re reading, the amount, and the complexity.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...