Memory

Obi Augustin (front row, left), 11; Andrew Hamilton, 10; Judah Brown, 11; Even Boyett, 7; Emily Bailey, 10; Charlie Bailey (back row, left), 12; Olivia Hamilton, 11; Aubrey Schroeder, 12; and Josiah Brown, 9.

Nine students from the Lancaster Classical Conversations homeschool community recently capped months of study by correctly reciting over 400 facts from a multitude of subjects, as part of the national Classical Conversations Memory Master program.

The students, ranging in age from seven to 12, earned the Memory Master award on May 3, when each child spent approximately four total hours recalling facts from six subjects, as well as a history timeline, at Valley View Church of the Nazarene, host of the Classical Conversations Lancaster.

Besides a chronological timeline of 161 events and people, the other subjects were: History, 24 events; geography, identifying on a map 120 locations and geographic features in Africa, Europe and the Old World; science facts, including the classification of living things and each continent’s highest mountains; Latin, noun endings and their singular and plural declensions; English grammar facts, including 53 prepositions, 23 helping verbs and 12 linking verbs; math, reciting multiplication tables up to the 15s, common squares and cubes, rudimentary geometry formulas and unit conversions; and stating all 44 U.S. presidents.

Memory Master is a program that is available to all Classical Conversations participants nationwide. Classical Conversations is comprised of communities of homeschooling families all around the world. Antelope Valley has two campuses in Lancaster, one in Palmdale and one on the Edward Air Force Base. For details about Classical Conversations, or the programs they offer, email Nanette_brown30@hotmail.com or visit www.classical conversations.com.

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