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In the early years of my homeschooling, I had all the best intentions to cover every topic under the sun and make sure that my kids were prepared for everything.
Then reality set in.
It just wasn’t possible for me to do everything I wanted to do. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!
As God says, “For everything there is a season.” Now in my older years, I’m realizing that seasons really do change. The time I had for one pursuit (like birthing and nursing babies) has fled, making way for something else (homeschooling six kids).
This year, we’re working into our homeschool curriculum a formal study of Logic. I planned to start this about 5 years ago, but life just didn’t roll that way.
Instead we dabbled in “casual logic” – ie, fun books that my boys enjoyed reading, like The Thinking Toolbox and The Fallacy Detective. These books made the boys laugh and served as an introduction to the terms and “grammar” of logic.
This year, we’re tackling a more formal study of Latin with the Traditional Logic I from Memoria Press.
Memoria Press actually publishes an entire range of homeschool, afterschool, and private school resources, covering Latin, Foreign languages, Literature, Science, Writing, and Logic.
I dunno. You spend any length of time on Facebook reading the debates people have on any range of topics, and you’ll see that our culture has lost much of its ability to reason and discuss issues. Oh that we could speak and act with a little more logic and reason!
Study logic with your child and learn to reason together!
It’s my hope that as we (hubby, FishBoy15, FishBoy11, and I) work through this curriculum, that our discussions will make more sense and we’ll have a better understanding of logic and how to debate.
Why study Logic?
I love what one writer said about logic:
Logic is necessary to analyze other people’s beliefs. Logical fallacies are everywhere in our society. If your child cannot detect the logical mistakes he hears, then how will he discern who is right? The study of logical fallacies (common mistakes in reasoning) is important to critically reason through the arguments of others.
I am no expert on Logic. In fact, if I studied it in school, it was highly disguised as something else. But this curriculum was designed for those families who might not already have a logic background.
Whether you homeschool or just want to work through this curriculum with your child after school, it’s a highly recommended course for mature middle schoolers on up.
Win a copy of Traditional Logic!
This week one Life as MOM reader will win a complete set of Traditional Logic 1, including text, key, and DVDs.
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This promotion is open until Friday, August 31st, at 8 pm PST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. Friends and family of Jessica Fisher and Life as MOM are ineligible for entry. The winner will be chosen randomly. The prize for this promotion is provided by and shipped by Memoria Press and/or its representatives. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winner’s email address. Jessica Fisher and Life as MOM will not be held responsible for unclaimed or undelivered prizes.