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Articles dated September 2014

The Life of Memory

Historia vero testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita memoriae, magistra vitae, nuntia vetustatis… Cicero (De Oratore, II. ix. 36)* The experience of listening to a Classical Conversations Foundations student recite the History Timeline is more than memorable, it is...
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What Can Lost Tools of Writing Offer the IEW Writer?

A dear friend of mine prefers Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Elegant Essay to CiRCE Institute’s Lost Tools of Writing (LTW) for high school students. “It teaches a mature essay, while LTW just gives a formula. It seems like a step backwards after Teaching...
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How to Assess Your Student's Latin Work

I hope that everyone is off to a good start to the school year. I am excited to work with my full Challenge III class this year. I am also excited to formally start Latin (besides the Classical Conversations’ memory work) with my fourth grade daughter. Here are my tips...
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It’s All about Conversation: Discovering Pearls of Great Worth

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read It’s All about Conversation: Discovering Pearls of Great Worthby Kate Deddens One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may...
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Written Relics

by David
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
categories: Articles, Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!, Homeschooling Life
My daughter, a college student, has taken up an antiquated means of communication. She writes letters—the ones with paper, stamps, and envelopes. She has pen pal from her Challenge IV class. She writes to her mother and grandmothers, and they love it. Unfortunately, I...
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