Memoria Press' Lesson Plans (strongly recommended) schedule the work for Mueller's Caesar and teach step-by-step how to approach Latin translation.
Reading Caesar's Gallic Wars is what comes next. As in, next after several years of high school Latin (Henle) or next, when the student is ready to prep for the AP Latin exam. The Text by Hans-Friedrich Mueller provides page-by-page reading passages; selections that appear on the AP Latin syllabus. Each passage is accompanied by same-page notes and vocabulary. Introductory material includes historical context, an overview of the Roman army and Caesar as general, politician, and writer. Appendices include figures of speech, a pull-out copy of the high-frequency vocabulary, and a complete Latin to English glossary as well as access to an online grammatical appendix. Chapter-by-chapter summaries of all seven books are available as English readings in the back third of the text. The companion Teacher Guide provides two literal translations of each reading passage plus discussion questions. Lesson Plans, published by Memoria Press and highly recommended, complete the course.
The Text is peppered with illustrations and maps. The Lesson Plans not only schedule the work to be done for the course but also teach how to approach Latin translation. Discussion questions from the Teacher Guide are based on the reading selections and assume the teacher's familiarity with the material (i.e. no answer key).
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna