What is Classical Education?
Grammar in 19th century dictionaries is defined as the science of vocabulary. Every new task, idea, or concept has a vocabulary that must be acquired like a foreign language before a student can progress to more difficult or abstract tasks within that body of knowledge. There is a science or system that the vocabulary defines, describes and organizes.
Every subject is like learning a foreign language until you have a basic grasp of vocabulary and the main ideas associated with the topic. This is called grammar - words and how they work together. Mathematicians have a special grammar; physicists have their own jargon; archeologists and cooks, dancers and musicians all have a "lingo" they use. To learn something new, we must first try to discover the grammar that an expert in that field uses. So the first tool of learning is "Learn the Grammar."
In Classical Conversations' Foundations Cycle 2, Students Learn......
~ 160 events & people in a chronological timeline
~ 24 history sentences to "put some flesh" on our timeline (Charlemagne, Reformation, Renaissance, World Wars,...)
~ 43 U.S. Presidents
~ Over 100 locations and geographic features in Europe, Asia and select parts of the World
~ 24 science facts (biomes, planets, laws of motion, laws of thermodynamics,...)
~ Latin verbs the first conjugation
~ English Grammar facts (including pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,..)
~ Multiplication tables up to 15x15, common squares and cubes, as well as basic geometry formulas and unit conversions
That's OVER 500 pieces of information!
Not to mention...
-Exposure to drawing techniques
-Music theory and tin whistle
-6 Great Artists and related projects
-Introduction to orchestra and 3 classical composers
-Weekly science experiments or hands-on projects
-Weekly practice and refinement of oral presentation skills