Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trivium Tuesdays-Classical Link-Up #41

Welcome back to Trivium Tuesdays!  Last week the link-up was over at Teaching Stars (thank you Kristen!) but we are back and ready to learn here today!

Trivium Tuesdays is a link-up aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.

Today I am featuring The Four Year Cycle of History from Harmony Fine Arts.  I've been thinking a lot about history lately, so Barb's post caught my attention.  In her post, she explains about her style and some of the things they have used over the years.  Do you all use a four year cycle for history?  Does anyone use a 3 or 6 year cycle?  If you have a second, I'd love it if you left a comment with what program you use for history!  Then check out what Barb has done before you link up today!

Now onto this week's link-up!

Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please place my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) on your blog post so others can learn about this link-up!
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!

I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

I will visit each of your blogs this week and feature my favorite link-up for all to see next week!  Also, if your blog has a button I will place it on my sidebar (under Friends to Visit) for the week until it is replaced by the next week's favorite =)

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  1. We use the repeating four year cycle for studying history and literature - as outlined in TWTM. However, I do made adjustments to the books used as needed. We have found it to be quite effective. Now that we have a senior who will start college in the fall, I hope to get some more posts about exact curriculum and books we have used over the years.

    1. Thanks for your input! I think the idea of fitting all of world history into 4 years makes me a little nervous, but I do love the idea of getting through it 3 times. I look forward to hearing about what materials you have used!

  2. Hah, so funny! I've tried to be organized about history, and sometimes we are, but we've varied between a living books approach with timelines, the 4 year cycle, the 3 year cycle, and even the 2 and 1 year cycles. It all works, as long as the material is interesting and there's an occasional big-picture view to tie it all together.

    I've discovered it's most effective when kids study what fascinates them. Last year Miss 15 was at a university graduate level in Huguenot history. Then she branched into the French Revolution, reading translated source documents. And now she's dutifully plodding through Greek history, reading only what's assigned.

    1. Well thanks for a picture of reality =) I think I'll probably just go at it in our own pace (dwelling, like you mentioned, on places of interest) and if we finish it in 4 years, great, if not, then I'll be ok =) That's interesting about your daughter. I don't think I know/remember anything about the French Revolution...good for her!

  3. Thanks for featuring my post this week. :)

    I am a little later than normal linking up and I decided to use a current post from my nature study blog for a change. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Well, I'm a little late in replying =) I did enjoy your nature study piece! It really helps to hear about what people do 'in real life.' Thank you for linking it up!


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