24 April 2015
Day 91 / 104 - Memory Master
This is my fourth year keeping this blog. This is my fourth time posting about a Memory Master.
In order to not be too repetitive, a Memory Master is a honor bestowed on Classical Conversations Foundations students who have mastered all of the memory work during the twenty-four weeks of Foundations classes. It is not a simple process. In fact, I recently posted that I gave my daughter the choice to opt out of the process this year. She firmly told me that was not a choice.
This year we completed Cycle 3 of the Foundations memory work, so she memorized:
- 161 events and people in a chronological timeline
- 24 history sentences to add depth to our timeline (including the Preamble to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights)
- 44 US Presidents
- 120 locations and geographic features in North America
- 24 science facts (including the first 12 elements of the periodic table and the parts of 8 body systems)
- Latin rules and vocabulary (including the text of John 1:1-7 in Latin and English)
- English grammar facts (including the principal parts of 11 irregular verbs)
- Multiplication tables up to 15x15, common squares and cubes, as well as basic geometry formulas and unit conversions
She now has become a Memory Master for all three Classical Conversations cycles. She pulled out all her t-shirts to compare.
What kept her in the process, even though our lives are rather chaotic at the moment, was the opportunity to pie our Foundations Director in the face when she earned the title. This was her greatest source of motivation.
Feel free to follow the links to read about our previous Memory Master journeys. 2012, 2013, 2014.