Latin and Logic
Students at Legacy begin learning Latin in Kindergarten using Classical Academic Press Song School Latin curriculum. Fun songs and games help them with conjugation and declension chants. The purpose of Latin in K-4 is to demystify the language and make it engaging. Next, students use CAPs Latin for Children Books A, B, and C. Excelling students will be able to translate and understand a small Latin Reader by the end of Book B.
Logic School students are either placed in Latin for Children Book C or, if new to the school, an introductory Latin course.
Advanced Logic students (traditionally 8th grade), first year Rhetoric students (traditionally 9th grade), or Rhetoric students new to the school, will begin CAPs Latin Alive! Book 1. The Latin Alive! series is based on teaching the grammar of Latin systematically, rather than topically, in order to increase retention, understanding, and translation. Featuring original Latin texts from writers and poets, students are provided the opportunity to translate them.
Either during a students Advanced Logic year or their during their Rhetoric years, students complete Memoria Press Traditional Logic Books 1 and 2. This is in-depth study of the classical syllogism. Along with a basic understanding of the Christian theory of knowledge, the text presents the four kinds of logical statements, the four ways propositions can be opposite, the three ways in which they can be equivalent, and the seven rules for the validity of syllogisms.
Nota bene: Students entering Legacy with no previous Latin studies will be placed into an introductory Latin course as well as a year-long composition class.