CC Connected, otherwise known as Classical Conversations Connected Community, (or simply just C3,) is an on-line subscription service available through the Classical Conversations website. It is one tool that I personally would not want to live without, for it's where I download our songs, slides, worksheets, games, Science Snippets, History Highlights, and other resources related to what we're studying in Classical Conversations.
If you've ever read about the tri-fold board we at one time used in our home (especially for my youngest children), CC Connected is where I download all the slides for that board. I also download things like free lapbook templates (there are some great ones!) and activity sheets to use in our home. [Note: Classical Conversations produced files are currently uploaded under fmoderator1.]
Once you have subscribed and have logged in, the following drop-down menu is activated under the "Connected" heading at the top of the Classical Conversations home page:
When you select Foundations Learning Center, the following screen appears.
There are four main parts to the CC Connected subscription:
- Learning Center (with Timeline Hand Motions video)
- File Sharing
- Memory Work Tutorials (for all three cycles!)
On-Line multimedia Flash tutorials are available for memory work in all three cycles of Classical Conversations - just one of many ways that children can review their memory work. Links to relevant files, such as History Highlights, can also be found for each week's memory work.
And, my favorite part, File Sharing. There are over 1,400 files for Cycle 3!
If you have a subscription to CC Connected, you will likely not need to purchase the Audio CD or the Memory Work Resources CD, as many of these files are posted to CC Connected by Classical Conversations (but only one semester at a time, currently under username fmoderator1). In addition to those files, there are tons of resources developed by gifted CC users. (Let me just say that I am so very thankful for the talented musicians who post songs they've created for subjects like science, which only has spoken audio available from Classical Conversations.) An extra note: You can click on the headings to sort the files according to those headings. By default, files are sorted by most recent upload date.
Free downloads and resources (without a subscription)!
If you do not have a subscription to CC Connected, you can still download the U.S. Presidents song, the Orchestra song, and the Bible Memory Work Model (under the Free Learning Center) along with a few other materials. You can also participate in the free public forum.
For families that are enrolled in a community, the subscription price for Foundations is $6/month. Visit Classical Conversations Connected Community to find out more or to subscribe. [Note: Before purchasing a subscription, you may need to first register under the Free Resources section as mentioned above.]