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Articles dated March 2014

The Trivium: Growing a Mighty Oak

"Mom, when am I ever going to get out of the grammar stage?” my eleven-year-old son asked me while reciting memory work. He wanted me to say, “When you turn twelve, you won’t have to do any more memory work,” but that is not entirely true. Although we say the grammar...
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A Word about Homeschooling through High School

As high school students transition to independent learners and earnestly prepare for adulthood, they must learn self-discipline in addition to a greater volume of information. Their interaction with peers is more direct and ongoing than in their previous school...
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Speaking of Dirt

by Lisa
Friday, 21 March, 2014
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
It started with a dirt hill. The large, unassuming pile of fill dirt occupied the back corner of our church property. To us adults it represented the unfinished nature of our construction efforts. To our children, it represented adventure, strategy, and conquest. Every...
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Celebrating Community: Foundations Geography Fair

by Brandy
Thursday, 20 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)
At the end of each school year, our community holds a geography fair based upon the current cycle’s Foundations memory work. This event has given students and parents an opportunity to showcase the geography memory work in a unique and creative way at our End-of-Year...
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Really? You Did That in Math Class?

by Brian
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Yes, we really did. Stay with me...   In 1995, Denis John Adams was convicted for sexual assault. The odds against him, regarding a DNA match, were one in 2,000,000. This meant that jurors were two million times more likely to observe the evidence if Adams were guilty...
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