We were recently given the opportunity to review the Traditional Logic I set from Memoria Press. This set sells for $75.00 and includes a student book, an instructional DVD, a Quiz and Test book, and an answer key.
Traditional Logic I is an introduction to formal logic for grades 7 and up. We used it with my 17-year-old Junior, and it seemed to be at a good level for her. The text was clear, and the DVD gave an alternative method for lesson instruction. We thought the set could stand easily on its own without the DVD, but our family doesn’t care for DVD instruction in general. It can be used as a semester-long course if stretched out a bit, or it can be combined with Book II in the same semester.
This curriculum covers traditional, or formal, logic as laid out by Aristotle. It does not delve into informal logic or modern logic. From what we have seen, it seems to be a good foundation for delving deeper into the studies of the other branches of logic.
Traditional Logic is written with a Christian worldview. While we did not find it overly preachy, a non-Christian may take issue with some of the exercises that include views on the Bible as truth.
Overall we thought Traditional Logic covers the topic very thoroughly in an easy-to-follow format. My daughter thought it a little dry for her taste but did not find it difficult to complete. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a logic program for a high school student or even an adult.
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Apryl–Born and raised in Tennessee, Apryl is a southern girl at heart. She lives out in the country with her husband and her three daughters. After having an unfulfilling public school education herself, and struggling to find peace with the education her girls were receiving in the public school system, she made the choice to homeschool. When they began their homeschool journey, the girls were in the third and sixth grades. Now she is happily coaching three teenaged daughters through their high school years.