Memoria Press Review by Apryl: Traditional Logic I

 

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.

Be sure to read what our other reviewers had to say about this and other Memoria Press products.

I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review on the Sandbox to Socrates blog. Opinions expressed in this review are the opinions of myself or my family and do not necessarily reflect those of the Sandbox to Socrates blog. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. This disclosure is in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

apryl

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.

Curriculum Reviews: Memoria Press

 

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+

  • AmyLogic 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.
  • KristenIt 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.
  • LynneAs 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.
  • NakiaStudents 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.
  • TammyWe 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.
  • MeganThis 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!