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Articles in category: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)

The Transformative Powers of Memoria: It’s Not Just About Memorization

    Translated from Latin, memoria literally means “memory.” That seems simple enough, but what does it really mean as the fourth Canon of Rhetoric? The first three are Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution; the fifth is Presentation or Delivery. We practice the Five...
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Classical Education and the Artsy Kid

by Elizabeth Morales   “Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore   The pursuit of classical education is to seek the good, the true, and the beautiful. I heard this saying all through my high school years in...
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The Payoff is Coming!

My wife and I started homeschooling in earnest twenty years ago this month. Our fourth, and last, child graduated from Challenge IV in May. Classical Conversations didn’t come to our area until our oldest two children were already graduated; fortunately, they enjoyed a...
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Help! I’m Starting Challenge II Without Foundations (or Challenge)!

Though she had been homeschooled her whole life, Cassidy started her formal high school education with Challenge II, having no Foundations or any Challenge program at all! We asked her to share her experience…   Looking to start Challenge II was honestly a pretty scary...
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How to Scale Your Child's Latin

In a previous article, I talked about my friend Denise’s philosophy of “scaling, not bailing.” Here is the way I think about it. Every Henle exercise is either a grammar-stage exercise, a dialectic-stage exercise, or a rhetorical-stage exercise. When your child does...
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