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 use at 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 that Classical Conversations (currently fmoderator1) is still in the process of uploading some of the materials like powerpoint files.]
There are four main parts to the CC Connected subscription:
- Classical Learning Center (with Timeline Hand Motions video)
- Memory Work Tutorials (for all three cycles!)
- Dialectic Discussion Forum
- At-Home File Sharing
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.
The Dialectic Discussion Forum offers a way for parents to ask questions, gain wisdom, and glean ideas from each other.
And, my favorite part, At-Home File Sharing. There are over 1,400 files for Cycle 2!
After selecting the cycle (or week or category) you are searching for, a long list of resources will appear that Classical Conversations and CC parents have shared with the members of the C3 Online Community. 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). 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: It can be overwhelming to click on a cycle and see hundreds of files available. To better manage these files, I sort them all by date. Simply click on the "Uploaded" heading twice, and it will sort files starting with the most recent.
Watch the video Introduction to CC Connected for more details:
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.