Three Theban Plays by Sophocles Set

Three Theban Plays by Sophocles Set


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Category Description for Three Theban Plays:

There are many reasons to study the Theban plays (Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus). The masterful playwright - Sophocles; the great myth/story - Oedipus, who is fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother; the great themes - fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth. There is one very good reason to read/study these plays using the Memoria Press' Guides - they do the job very, very well! With an emphasis on the "Central One Idea," there is a four-stage approach to each play. The Pre-Grammar stage is preparation (pre-reading); the Grammar stage is presentation (background, vocabulary, and comprehension); the Logic is dialectic (Socratic discussion); and the Rhetoric stage is expression (summary, abstract, and essay). The Student Guide includes some very helpful instructional material concerning these four stages as well as the Central One Idea (COI), along with a short tutorial on Greek tragedy, as well as the outlines, background info and features of these plays. These Guides are consumable with plenty of space to write the normal short essay answers as well as the longer essays. Appendices include a section on Memorization & Recitation plus a Master Words-to-be-Defined List. The Teacher Guide is a replica of the Student Guide with all the same introductory information and Appendices but with answers provided for all questions except the essays. The TG also provides non-reproducible quizzes (one for each play) and a Final Exam along with answers for each. Student is 85 pgs, pb; Teacher is 116 pgs, pb ~ Janice

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

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

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