Loosen Your Bow Strings

By Jenni Carey, School of the Ozarks I am currently taking a class over the writings of Herodotus and Thucydides.[1] Along with the enjoyment of reading Herodotus’s unique narrative style (a delightful mix of literature, poetry, geographical description, and historical events) I am finding nuggets of wisdom and truth, quite valuable to those of us trying to survive in the world of classical Christian education … Continue reading Loosen Your Bow Strings

Why are We Teaching a Dead Language? Latin’s Ability to Transform Students

By Jenni Carey, School of the Ozarks It happens every year. Some student or parent comes to me, the K-8 Coordinator of our small classical Christian school, with a daunting and urgent concern. Why do we torture our poor students by forcing them to sit through Latin classes? Isn’t Latin a dead language? What possible practical benefits could students be acquiring from learning a language that … Continue reading Why are We Teaching a Dead Language? Latin’s Ability to Transform Students