CC Cycle 3: Week One

Cycle 3: Week 1

Each week, I'll post a fun idea or two related to the CC Cycle 3 memory work. In the past, I posted an idea for each subject, each week. But, it was a bit of overkill - at least for us and the time we have. I'm keeping it simpler this year.  If you're keeping it classical, remember, the first goal is to memorize the memory work for each subject. … [Read more...]

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Christmas Gift Ideas

A few, fun educational ideas have found their way from my Amazon wish list into my cart for Christmas presents this year.  Wanna take a peak at my list? Just don't tell my littles! ;)GeoPuzzle Jigsaw puzzles - these are amazing! The puzzle pieces are the actual shapes and approximate scale of the countries which you are building with to form … [Read more...]

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Tracking Our Travel

  Our family LOVES to travel! We have adopted the goal of visiting all "50 States Before They Graduate" as our own.  Besides the hundreds of photographs I take while we travel, we also have two other main forms for documenting our travels.     The first, my children's travel notebooks.  They each have a 3 ring notebook in their favorite color. … [Read more...]

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At Home with the Classical Method — How to Teach (& Learn) Geography

Oh boy, is this a weak area of mine. I've often felt lost in my own county (okay, even the mall), because I am lacking a mental map.  My husband on the other hand loves maps and is great at geography.  He easily forms mental maps of new areas.  Think those characteristics are connected? Yeah, me too.  Like my husband, we want our littles to … [Read more...]

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What We're Doing – Week 16 Links & Ideas

History - Review our history sentences, by playing like the Mesoamericans with bouncy rubber balls - without using our hands & trying to get the ball through a ring.  (without the element of human sacrifice and brutal competition - naturally.)  Each correct answer gets a turn or 3 tries, depending on how hard this turns out … [Read more...]

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Free Download

Map Trek: Ancient WorldCheck out this link to download a FREE pdf of Map Trek: Ancient World.  It is full of labeled and blank ancient maps, which may come in handy during Cycle One's ancient history scope. There are also some lesson plans, if you want to create more study around each map.   … [Read more...]