Progymnasmata for the High School Student – Year One, Week One

Background Reading for Parents (and interested students) “A Short History of the Aesopic Fable” in The Fables of Aesop (1894) Introduction to the section on “Fables and Symbolic Stories” in Children’s Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes (1921). “Introduction” to The Talking Beasts: A Book of Fable Wisdom (1922). Instruction forContinue reading “Progymnasmata for the High School Student – Year One, Week One”

Progymnasmata for the High School Student

The draft of this writing curriculum will appear here, in regular installments, as it is pulled together, beginning in summer 2023. Year One, for 9th graders, will cover Fable, Narrative, Anecdote, and Maxim over thirty-six weeks, nine weeks per “exercise” (type of writing); Year Two, Refutation, Confirmation, Commonplace, and Encomium; Year Three, Invective, Comparison, Personification,Continue reading “Progymnasmata for the High School Student”

Designing a Catholic High School History Curriculum – Cycle Length

With thirteen years, maximum, of elementary and secondary education, several possibilities present themselves for determining the pace at which to move through the study of the past. The conventional kindergarten year, from age 5 to 6, is best removed from the sequence, (and indeed from all efforts of formal learning),* leaving only twelves years ofContinue reading “Designing a Catholic High School History Curriculum – Cycle Length”