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    #16
    Hello.

    It would be fine for your son to attempt Horatius as a 12-year old. Our 6th graders do it, and they are 11-12. It actually fits better with FMR than with FMG, which is the year we do it. We put it in 6th grade because we didn't want to ask younger students to attempt it, but this is a beautiful fit for you!

    If you succeed, videotape his recitation and send it to me. I will watch it and present him with a Horatius medal and lapel pin and a Winston Churchill certificate of completion. You can watch performances here:

    https://www.memoriapress.com/memoria...urchill-award/

    For Bible, I wouldn't worry about pushing him through. You can do the Christian Studies program together as a family. Each book stands alone. For geography, you could possibly get through Geography I & II in a year, but I would just concentrate on getting through Geography I this year. Then, you could skip II and move on to III. Geography I covers the locations he will be studying most in a classical education. I wouldn't rush through Famous Men either. Since you are doing Rome this year, you could read through the Middle Ages next summer and go to Greece the next school year. I just wouldn't make this a burdensome year for him or for you since this is all brand new. I would rather see you take a slower approach, immerse him in great topics, and enjoy it!

    Tanya

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      #17
      Originally posted by tanya View Post
      Hello.

      It would be fine for your son to attempt Horatius as a 12-year old. Our 6th graders do it, and they are 11-12. It actually fits better with FMR than with FMG, which is the year we do it. We put it in 6th grade because we didn't want to ask younger students to attempt it, but this is a beautiful fit for you!

      If you succeed, videotape his recitation and send it to me. I will watch it and present him with a Horatius medal and lapel pin and a Winston Churchill certificate of completion. You can watch performances here:

      https://www.memoriapress.com/memoria...urchill-award/

      For Bible, I wouldn't worry about pushing him through. You can do the Christian Studies program together as a family. Each book stands alone. For geography, you could possibly get through Geography I & II in a year, but I would just concentrate on getting through Geography I this year. Then, you could skip II and move on to III. Geography I covers the locations he will be studying most in a classical education. I wouldn't rush through Famous Men either. Since you are doing Rome this year, you could read through the Middle Ages next summer and go to Greece the next school year. I just wouldn't make this a burdensome year for him or for you since this is all brand new. I would rather see you take a slower approach, immerse him in great topics, and enjoy it!

      Tanya
      Tanya,
      Thank you for these tips! And the link.
      Monica

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