Cycle 2 Resources

Welcome to our on-line resources for Classical Conversations Cycle 2!  Click on the picture to access our lists of links for each subject.  Cycle 2 History, Geography, and Science Resources are still in the works and will be posted as soon as they are available.

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 rhetoric (wisdom) levels of classical learning.

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 please 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, refer to my Terms of Use.

If you would like to contribute some great resources you've found, feel free to leave a comment or email me at brandyferrell at yahoo dot com.  Thanks!

For a simple plan on how to use these resources, or for our personal curriculum & school schedule, click here.





















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"10 Lessons I've Learned from 30 Years of Homeschooling" by Michael P. Farris
Ways to Practice Memory Work
Memory Work Review Games
Essentials Help
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

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm new to CC, starting this fall. This is amazing! So nice of you to share!

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  2. I am new too! So excited I found your site, and so excited about CC!!

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  3. We will be new to CC this fall. I was excited before I found you, but now I am thrilled! Thank you for your generosity!

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  4. You are an awesome mom, being so dedicated to your children! Thanks for all the CC materials, and also showing a new homeschool mom how it can be done.

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  5. I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your talents, knowledge, effort and love in teaching the children and helping parents to do homeschooling. Unfortunately, we don't have CC here in my city yet. I already spoke to the director in this area about when there will be a CC in my area, she said not yet. I been using the CC since Jan. 2013 and my children are learning and me too. I am a working Mom I have daycare in my home and home schooling my children. Every time I go to your blog is always answer prayer that I'm learning something what I can teach to my children. Again thank you

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    1. You are welcome! I sincerely appreciate it when I receive such encouraging words! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      I am so glad you are homeschooling even in the midst of your busy schedule! From one mom of future heroes to another, thank you!

      With blessings,
      Brandy

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  6. Hi, so thankful to have found your site today!! What a huge blessing, encouragement, and HELP!! Praising and thanking God for your schedules and literature correlations and Story of the World correlation... Thank you for all your hard work and effort and generosity! I have a question regarding where you find your History activities (i.e. Medieval Dinner, Da Vinci Invention, Duct Tape Shield...). Also, is there a search button somewhere on your site to easily type in key words to find related posts or information? Thank you!
    blessings, kcy

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    1. Thanks for your feedback! I have not had the chance to go back through to work in the details for our planner pages. Some of the references to project ideas have links, but some of the ideas are taken from books that we own (Amazing Inventions by Leonardo Da Vinci, for example). My hope is that I will be able to return to the planner pages for those who need them, but our family is not going to be very rigid in our projects for the coming school year. Our preference is to complete projects only if we've done the scheduled amount of reading, copy work, etc.

      For some reason Blogger's search button is not working across the blogosphere right now. I will see if I can come up with a quick-fix solution for that, but if you are looking for something in particular, please let me know by leaving a comment or email me at brandyferrell@yahoo.com. Most of our Cycle 2 posts are accessible by the Cycle 2 Posts button above (or from the list of links below that). Thanks!

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  7. p.s. I also appreciate that I read that you tie in Mystery of History, too! I haven't yet seen it mentioned in your schedules, but I think you mentioned it as one of your resources. Thank you!

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    1. We have used Mystery of History before, but for Cycle 2 and 3, there are no history correlations for our memory work, as Mystery of History Vol 4 is still in the making. So... we will not be using Mystery of History for the coming school year. (You can see the MOH correlation for Cycle 2 on this post: http://www.halfahundredacrewood.com/2013/03/cycle-2-planner-story-of-world-reading.html, which shows that after Week 11, MOH no longer has readings related to our memory work.)

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  8. Hi! I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your blog. It has been a sanity-saving resource for me as I have been preparing to head into my third year of homeschooling and my first year doing CC. I am in Canada without a CC group nearby, so blogs like yours serve as my CC community. I decided to switch to CC fairly recently and I wasn't sure how I was going to pull everything together in time to start the school year with some semblance of an organized plan, but you have been kind enough to share your hard work with others so that people like me can enjoy a little bit of stress relief! Thank you so much, and may the Lord continue to bless you as you honour Him in every endeavour.

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  9. Brandy, last Saturday I attended Tutor Training and your blog was mentioned several times through out the day. You are CC Famous! ;o) I also want to say that your desire for integrity in honoring the CC curriculum and the company as a whole is very apparent. Thank you for being willing to make these resources available even when you are having eye problems or trying to navigate the copyright/classroom guidelines waters. We greatly appreciate the hard work and time you put into your blog! Blessings!

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  10. This is so amazing! I can't thank you enough.

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  11. Thank you for all of your time and effort to help supply us fellow C.C.er's with wonderful supplements!

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  12. You are amazing and I hope you provide these resources FOREVER! Thank you so much! You are greatly appreciated!

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