Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CC Cycle 3 Resources

Welcome to our on-line resources for Classical Conversations Cycle 3!  

Please remember that it is not necessary to supplement Classical Conversations with crafts, worksheets, and on-line resources. Simply drilling the grammar (knowledge) and reading literature together will give your child an incredible grounding for the logic (understanding and application) and rhetoric (wisdom and communication) levels of classical learning. In fact, you need not even match up your reading selections with what we are learning in Classical Conversations! The memory pegs will come up in whatever you are reading whenever you are reading it - whether it's now or 2 years down the road!

For a simple plan on how to use these resources, download our Cycle 3 sample activity plan

Our family uses an approach similar to this, but we use our reading plan (not because I'm strict at following a schedule, but because if I don't write it down, I have a tendency to completely forget about it!) along with activities to encourage science exploration and art/music study in our home. Our plans do not equal reality. The plans are a general structure for our days, but the flexibility provided by the 24-week Classical Conversations Foundations schedule allows us room to postpone or add books or activities as we progress through the school year. {And again, it's not necessary to correlate readings and activities with the memory work. Feel free to study whatever it is your children show an interest in!}

You are free to print any of my personal downloads and to use any content on this website. I offer everything I create for this blog for FREE, but I humbly request that you do not copy and re-post these lists as your own work. In the case of printable downloads, please consider referring back to our blog posts when you share with others instead of linking directly to the file(s). For more information, please refer to my Terms of Use.

Click on the pictures (or links) below to access our lists of resources for each subject. If the images do not display correctly, scroll down to the list of links at the bottom of this post.  Cycle 3 Great Artists and Composer Resources will be updated later this school year. We also hope to have resources posted by week at a later date under the Cycle 3 Weekly Links button/tag.


If you would like to contribute some great resources you've found for this cycle, feel free to leave a comment or email me at halfahundredacrewood  Thanks!

On some browsers the images on this page may load slowly.  In that case, please use the following text links.
"10 Lessons I've Learned from 30 Years of Homeschooling" by Michael P. Farris
What the CC timeline looks like on a linear scale
Challenge Program
How to Make Your Own Copywork and Notebooking Pages (also includes a free workbook for those needing a bridge between Prescripts Level 1 and Prescripts Level 2)
Ways to Practice Memory Work
Memory Work Review Games
Essentials Help
Supplementing CC on a Shoestring
Memory Work Tri-Fold Board
Our Classical Notebook {Printables}
Intro to Copywork, Narration, Dictation
The Freeing Thing About the Grammar Stage
What is Classical Education, Part 1
What is Classical Education, Part 2

Are you looking for something else?  Have you found a broken link?  Please let me know!

You are free to print any of my personal downloads and to use any content on this website.  I offer everything I create for this blog for free but humbly request that you do not re-post these lists or downloads as your own work. In the case of printable downloads, please consider referring back to our blog posts when you share with others instead of linking directly to the file(s).  For more information, refer to my Terms of Use.

Thanks for dropping by and for recommending and sharing this website with others! May God bless all your endeavors in the coming year!


  1. you are my hero for having all this available

  2. Any idea where I can find the CC Cycle 3 "Year at a Glance"?

  3. I thought I saw on here once a USA notebooking pages, it divided america into sections and then had a page for each state. Do you still have that available? Thank you SO much!!

  4. I haven't had a chance to update a post with this yet, but here's a direct link to the file I created:

  5. I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to, but you can download both region maps and individual state maps from this site: If you are looking for something else, perhaps it is listed on our geography page located here:

  6. You know what, I found what I was looking for actually. It was a different blog, oops. :/ Thanks for all these amazing resources though! I'm SO impressed! I like a lot of your ideas- like the tri-fold board. I'm hoping to work it into our year this year!

  7. Praise God for you Brandy! I am very thankful for your resources.

  8. Can I just say how awesome you are and what a God-send to a first year CC mom such as myself?!?!?!?

  9. you are amazing! thank you for helping us MOMMIES

  10. Hi, forgive me if this was asked already bit what is the current cycle and week right now?

  11. This year is cycle 3, and communities have already finished or will be finishing up week 12 before Christmas. Each community is on its own schedule as far as what week they are in, but most will start back up with week 13 sometime after New Years Day.

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