Hello, I have two children that I want to embark on the Classical curriculum by purchasing the packages for each grade level. We homeschool. They will be starting in Kindergarten. Their brothers are enrolled in Christian Liberty Academy correspondence school and are in high school.
After reading the book "A Latin Centered Curriculum," by Andrew Campbell and Ms. Lowe's own words in her study guide called "introduction to Classical Studies," :"Latin and classical studies form an integrated unit study.....Latin study takes the place of most English language arts curricula." (pg 6), I am confused. It seems to me that the curriculum packages for each grade level are packed with material. If you take grade 6 for example, students are learning classical history, american history, classical writing, Rod and Staff English (which has its own writing program), Rod and Staff Spelling, Latin, and Bible, and Literature! This seems overwhelming and it is very similar to their brothers' non classical preparatory curriculum in the number of subjects that must be accomplished. Please explain how all this fits in with the concept of a Latin-centered curriculum! Although I think the overall plan in MP's Classical Curriculum is right on, I am wondering if it is too ambitious for students. I want my daughters to succeed in the curriculum and not be miserable. Any thoughts/guidance/exhortation appreciated!