The writers at Sandbox to Socrates have been working with Memoria Press to review some of the curriculum they offer. Memoria Press produces classical education materials for use at home and private schools. Read on to find out a little more about the subjects we reviewed and what our writers thought about them.
First Start Reading is a program teaching phonics, reading and printing for Kindergarten.
- Tamara – writes “My kindergarten son read several of these later stories to me and declared them to be ‘very cool.'” read the full review here.
First Form Latin is for grade 5+ and starts by teaching grammar forms and vocabulary.
- Darla – “I love how the DVD teacher explains things thoroughly. He is even a bit entertaining! My kids loved his explanation of 2nd person plural (ya’ll).” read the full review here.
- Tamara – “More than just understanding the ‘what’ of Latin, Nate is now understanding the ‘why.'” read the full review here.
Tradtional Logic 1 is an in-depth study of the classical logic and is for grades 7+
- Amy – “Logic becomes a normal part of everyday thought even if the student sometimes forgets the specific names for the parts of the argument.” read the full review here.
- Apryl – “From what we have seen, it seems to be a good foundation for delving deeper into the studies of the other branches of logic.” read the full review here.
Geography I covers the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. It is intended for grades 4+
- Cheryl – “The progression and repetition is perfect for developing long-term memory.” read the full review here.
- Emma – “I enjoy the independent aspect and the straightforward approach.” read the full review here.
- Kristen – “It was wonderful to be able to hand her the workbooks and know that the content was solid and that she would be able to understand and answer any questions that followed.” read the full review here.
- Lynne – “As a preliminary foray into Geography, I don’t think you’ll find a more simple and easy product to use.” read the full review here.
- Nakia – “Students are encouraged to ‘Pay close attention to correct spelling’ which is always a great reminder and much appreciated by homeschool parents!” read the full review here.
- Tammy – “We were able to connect each country with our history lessons via History’s Headlines and discuss more current events with Tour of Today.” read the full review here.
- Darla – “The goal of this program is to familiarize your young learner with countries and their capitals.” read the full review here.
United States Geography is included in the Geography I set.
- Emma – “The curriculum can be done independently, which has been hugely helpful lately. It also has a bit of hands-on in the form of coloring, which my son enjoys.” read the full review here.
Timeline This is a set for learning about 60 events in history and their place in time. The timeline is intended for grades 3-6.
- Cheryl – “I love the simplicity of the curriculum. It is an excellent supplement to any history program.” read the full review here
- Kristen – “…an excellent way for a child to remember the highlights of a time period and to keep them fresh in their mind.” read the full review here.
- Megan – “This was simple enough to get done but involved enough to be interesting and memorable.” read the full review here.
- Emma –“This program was a great way to review previous history learned, and to start to build a sense of when things happened during history.” read the full review here.
And a big thank you to Memoria Press for giving us a chance to review these products!