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Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for schools and homeschools. We were founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition.

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Logic is only a boring subject when it does not stir you to wonder at the beautiful order of the world. “Logic is a kind of worship.” - Dan Sheffler Great Words, Worship, Dan, World, Beautiful, Big Words, The World

The Surprising Logic of the World

Logic is only a boring subject when it does not stir you to wonder at the beautiful order of the world. “Logic is a kind of worship.” - Dan Sheffler

"Good manners are best understood as gifts of thoughtfulness given freely to others." - Leigh Lowe Teacher Magazine, Great Words, Manners, Civilization, Literature, Christian, Gifts, Literatura, Presents

Civility and Civilization

"Good manners are best understood as gifts of thoughtfulness given freely to others." - Leigh Lowe

Kathy Becker reminds us that teaching requires diligence, patience, and hard work, but the fruits are indeed sweet. Diligence, Great Words, Hard Work, Patience, Teaching, Sweet, Garden, Candy, Garten

Growing a Healthy Garden

Kathy Becker reminds us that teaching requires diligence, patience, and hard work, but the fruits are indeed sweet.

"We have seen many hard days alongside the beautiful ones. Lord willing, this time next year we’ll have made even more progress." - Sara Osborne Hard Days, Great Words, Beautiful One, Lord, Wisdom, Christian, Education, Halcyon Days, Big Words

Milestones

"We have seen many hard days alongside the beautiful ones. Lord willing, this time next year we’ll have made even more progress." - Sara Osborne

Who is Man? In his article Becoming Fully Human, Joseph Pearce offers a succinct answer to the age old question. Great Words, Joseph, Age, This Or That Questions, Big Words

Becoming Fully Human

Who is Man? In his article Becoming Fully Human, Joseph Pearce offers a succinct answer to the age old question.

“The worth and pleasure of an education is in reading, writing, and thinking more deeply than we could at the start.” Wright Brothers, Married Men, Great Words, Young Boys, The Hobbit, Little Boys, Over The Years, Literature, Literatura

The Pleasure of Becoming Educated

“The worth and pleasure of an education is in reading, writing, and thinking more deeply than we could at the start.”

Translating Latin requires slowing down and meticulous attention to detail. But the practice will foster diligence and discipline for the future. Adverbs, Prepositions, Some Sentences, Prepositional Phrases, Grammar School, Diligence, Student Reading, Great Words, Puzzle Pieces

Taking the Time to Translate

Translating Latin requires slowing down and meticulous attention to detail. But the practice will foster diligence and discipline for the future.

Cheryl Lowe, our founder, shares her passion for Latin by presenting the reasons for learning it. “Studying a disciplined, organized language like Latin helps students learn to think in a more disciplined, organized way.” Big Words, Latin Words, Great Words, Words For Father, Sixth Grade, English Words, Writing Skills, Student Learning, Teaching English

Latin: The Basic Subject

Cheryl Lowe, our founder, shares her passion for Latin by presenting the reasons for learning it. “Studying a disciplined, organized language like Latin helps students learn to think in a more disciplined, organized way.”

Martin Cothran compares education to an old building made with quality materials that is worth restoring instead of destroying. Similarly, we should work to reconstruct the education of the past. Square Windows, Old Town Square, To My Mother, Second Story, Call Backs, Old Building, Be A Nice Human, Something Old, Great Words

Two Stories

Martin Cothran compares education to an old building made with quality materials that is worth restoring instead of destroying. Similarly, we should work to reconstruct the education of the past.

Philosophy and wisdom are first of all embedded in the words of the fairy tales read to children in the nursery. These ideas have flowed over into classical education. Fairy Land, Fairy Tales, Classical Education, Great Words, Philosophy, Nursery, Wisdom, Lettering, Reading

The Philosophy of Fairyland

Philosophy and wisdom are first of all embedded in the words of the fairy tales read to children in the nursery. These ideas have flowed over into classical education.

"When we return to the books we've read, our marks can show us how our perspective has changed - how we've grown in wisdom and maturity." Dilemma Quotes, Hop On Pop, Pencil And Paper, If I Stay, Poetry Books, Maturity, Great Words, Meaningful Words, Sentences

Why to Mark a Book

"When we return to the books we've read, our marks can show us how our perspective has changed - how we've grown in wisdom and maturity."

"None of this should seem strange to us, we who act out our roles in a story in which the divine Author has cast Himself in the leading role." Great Words, Call Her, How To Fall Asleep, Sleeping Beauty, It Cast, Author, Big Words, Writers

Sleeping Beauty and the Divine Author

"None of this should seem strange to us, we who act out our roles in a story in which the divine Author has cast Himself in the leading role."

“In fairy tales, good is good, and evil is evil.” We must never underestimate the power of the simple lessons found in children’s fairy tales. Yellow Hair, One Back, Great Words, Any Book, Falling Down, Cheryl, Fairy Tales, To My Daughter, Children

Primrose Went To The Party

“In fairy tales, good is good, and evil is evil.” We must never underestimate the power of the simple lessons found in children’s fairy tales.

Fairy tales teach people of all ages foundational lessons about their society and culture. Bolshevik Revolution, Sleep Forever, Snow Maiden, Russian Culture, Classical Education, Force Of Evil, Native American

The Power of Russia's Fairy Tales

Fairy tales teach people of all ages foundational lessons about their society and culture.

"We often think of the 'leap of faith' as something irrational: We have to 'leap' because reason won't take us where we want to go." Leap Of Faith, Great Words, Learn To Love, Postmodernism, Love Reading, Read Aloud, Science And Nature, Homeschool, Big Words

Are Faith and Reason Irreconcilable?

"We often think of the 'leap of faith' as something irrational: We have to 'leap' because reason won't take us where we want to go."

Fairy tales usher children into a world of virtue in a way that encourages their own personal goodness. Great Words, Morals, Awakening, Fairy Tales, Encouragement, Children, Movie Posters, Young Children, Boys

Fairy Tales and the Awakening of the Moral Imagination

Fairy tales usher children into a world of virtue in a way that encourages their own personal goodness.

Chesterton celebrates the literature of nonsense and how it relates to faith. "Religion has for centuries been trying to make men exult in the 'wonders' of creation, but it has forgotten that a thing cannot be completely wonderful so long as it remains sensible." Mysterious Words, Religious Poems, Book Of Job, Whole Earth, Double Life, Life Is A Journey, Great Words, Christianity, Literature

The Defence of Nonsense

Chesterton celebrates the literature of nonsense and how it relates to faith. "Religion has for centuries been trying to make men exult in the 'wonders' of creation, but it has forgotten that a thing cannot be completely wonderful so long as it remains sensible."

How to Teach Phonics by Cheryl Lowe. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press. Teaching The Alphabet, Teaching Phonics, English Spelling, English Words, Sounding Out Words, Phonics Programs, Spelling Patterns, Classical Education, Reading Fluency

How to Teach Phonics

Now, there are so many phonics programs to choose from it’s enough to make your head spin. How do we know which one to choose? A systematic, logical approach to phonics is the best way to teach students to read and to spell, but how exactly is that accomplished?

Few things light up a child’s eyes more than singing. Let singing start your days, whether as a spontaneous “tra-la-lah“—off pitch or not—or in a gradually implemented program of singing songs together. Songs To Sing, When You Know, Great Words, Pitch, Singing, Notes, Child, Christian, Let It Be

When You Know the Notes to Sing

Few things light up a child’s eyes more than singing. Let singing start your days, whether as a spontaneous “tra-la-lah“—off pitch or not—or in a gradually implemented program of singing songs together.

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates? Published in The Classical Teacher magazine by Memoria Press. Teacher Magazine, Dramatic Arts, Socrates, Great Words, Homeschool Curriculum, Art Activities, Shakespeare, Language Arts, Larger

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates

This scene offers readers a chance for personal reflection on not only the function and role of the dramatic arts, but on the larger question of what literature has to do with knowledge, with ways of knowing, and the aptitude of literature for engaging in philosophical pursuits.

Little by Little, We Teach by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher from Memoria Press. Attention Disorder, He Leadeth Me, Working Memory, French Phrases, Grammar Rules, Lord Is My Shepherd, Great Words, Special Needs, Little Things

Little by Little, We Teach

Little by little, we teach. We do not push too hard or attempt to rush the process.

One of Mortimer's greatest contributions to educational thinking is his “Three Pillars,” an educational taxonomy of teaching and learning. Great Words, Teaching, Education, Big Words, Onderwijs, Learning, Tutorials

How to Teach: Mortimer Adler's "Three Pillars" Revised

One of Mortimer's greatest contributions to educational thinking is his “Three Pillars,” an educational taxonomy of teaching and learning.

All the advice Augustine gives on teaching rests on one bedrock precept: There must be a relationship between the student and the teacher. Great Words, Teacher, Advice, Relationship, Student, Education, Professor, Big Words, Tips

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching

All the advice Augustine gives on teaching rests on one bedrock precept: There must be a relationship between the student and the teacher.

Teach correct reasoning first, and incorrect reasoning only after correct reasoning is understood. Great Words, Christian, Teaching, History, Historia, Big Words, Education, Christians, Onderwijs

How to Teach Logic

Teach correct reasoning first, and incorrect reasoning only after correct reasoning is understood.

There are several reasons why Latin should not be taught by the natural method like modern languages often are. Second Language, Foreign Language, Curriculum, Homeschool, Teaching Latin, Great Words, Languages, Christian, Natural

The Wrong Way to Teach Latin

There are several reasons why Latin should not be taught by the natural method like modern languages often are.

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Logic is only a boring subject when it does not stir you to wonder at the beautiful order of the world. “Logic is a kind of worship.” - Dan Sheffler Great Words, Worship, Dan, World, Beautiful, Big Words, The World

The Surprising Logic of the World

Logic is only a boring subject when it does not stir you to wonder at the beautiful order of the world. “Logic is a kind of worship.” - Dan Sheffler

"Good manners are best understood as gifts of thoughtfulness given freely to others." - Leigh Lowe Teacher Magazine, Great Words, Manners, Civilization, Literature, Christian, Gifts, Literatura, Presents

Civility and Civilization

"Good manners are best understood as gifts of thoughtfulness given freely to others." - Leigh Lowe

Kathy Becker reminds us that teaching requires diligence, patience, and hard work, but the fruits are indeed sweet. Diligence, Great Words, Hard Work, Patience, Teaching, Sweet, Garden, Candy, Garten

Growing a Healthy Garden

Kathy Becker reminds us that teaching requires diligence, patience, and hard work, but the fruits are indeed sweet.

"We have seen many hard days alongside the beautiful ones. Lord willing, this time next year we’ll have made even more progress." - Sara Osborne Hard Days, Great Words, Beautiful One, Lord, Wisdom, Christian, Education, Halcyon Days, Big Words

Milestones

"We have seen many hard days alongside the beautiful ones. Lord willing, this time next year we’ll have made even more progress." - Sara Osborne

Who is Man? In his article Becoming Fully Human, Joseph Pearce offers a succinct answer to the age old question. Great Words, Joseph, Age, This Or That Questions, Big Words

Becoming Fully Human

Who is Man? In his article Becoming Fully Human, Joseph Pearce offers a succinct answer to the age old question.

“The worth and pleasure of an education is in reading, writing, and thinking more deeply than we could at the start.” Wright Brothers, Married Men, Great Words, Young Boys, The Hobbit, Little Boys, Over The Years, Literature, Literatura

The Pleasure of Becoming Educated

“The worth and pleasure of an education is in reading, writing, and thinking more deeply than we could at the start.”

Translating Latin requires slowing down and meticulous attention to detail. But the practice will foster diligence and discipline for the future. Adverbs, Prepositions, Some Sentences, Prepositional Phrases, Grammar School, Diligence, Student Reading, Great Words, Puzzle Pieces

Taking the Time to Translate

Translating Latin requires slowing down and meticulous attention to detail. But the practice will foster diligence and discipline for the future.

Cheryl Lowe, our founder, shares her passion for Latin by presenting the reasons for learning it. “Studying a disciplined, organized language like Latin helps students learn to think in a more disciplined, organized way.” Big Words, Latin Words, Great Words, Words For Father, Sixth Grade, English Words, Writing Skills, Student Learning, Teaching English

Latin: The Basic Subject

Cheryl Lowe, our founder, shares her passion for Latin by presenting the reasons for learning it. “Studying a disciplined, organized language like Latin helps students learn to think in a more disciplined, organized way.”

Martin Cothran compares education to an old building made with quality materials that is worth restoring instead of destroying. Similarly, we should work to reconstruct the education of the past. Square Windows, Old Town Square, To My Mother, Second Story, Call Backs, Old Building, Be A Nice Human, Something Old, Great Words

Two Stories

Martin Cothran compares education to an old building made with quality materials that is worth restoring instead of destroying. Similarly, we should work to reconstruct the education of the past.

Philosophy and wisdom are first of all embedded in the words of the fairy tales read to children in the nursery. These ideas have flowed over into classical education. Fairy Land, Fairy Tales, Classical Education, Great Words, Philosophy, Nursery, Wisdom, Lettering, Reading

The Philosophy of Fairyland

Philosophy and wisdom are first of all embedded in the words of the fairy tales read to children in the nursery. These ideas have flowed over into classical education.

"When we return to the books we've read, our marks can show us how our perspective has changed - how we've grown in wisdom and maturity." Dilemma Quotes, Hop On Pop, Pencil And Paper, If I Stay, Poetry Books, Maturity, Great Words, Meaningful Words, Sentences

Why to Mark a Book

"When we return to the books we've read, our marks can show us how our perspective has changed - how we've grown in wisdom and maturity."

"None of this should seem strange to us, we who act out our roles in a story in which the divine Author has cast Himself in the leading role." Great Words, Call Her, How To Fall Asleep, Sleeping Beauty, It Cast, Author, Big Words, Writers

Sleeping Beauty and the Divine Author

"None of this should seem strange to us, we who act out our roles in a story in which the divine Author has cast Himself in the leading role."

“In fairy tales, good is good, and evil is evil.” We must never underestimate the power of the simple lessons found in children’s fairy tales. Yellow Hair, One Back, Great Words, Any Book, Falling Down, Cheryl, Fairy Tales, To My Daughter, Children

Primrose Went To The Party

“In fairy tales, good is good, and evil is evil.” We must never underestimate the power of the simple lessons found in children’s fairy tales.

Fairy tales teach people of all ages foundational lessons about their society and culture. Bolshevik Revolution, Sleep Forever, Snow Maiden, Russian Culture, Classical Education, Force Of Evil, Native American

The Power of Russia's Fairy Tales

Fairy tales teach people of all ages foundational lessons about their society and culture.

"We often think of the 'leap of faith' as something irrational: We have to 'leap' because reason won't take us where we want to go." Leap Of Faith, Great Words, Learn To Love, Postmodernism, Love Reading, Read Aloud, Science And Nature, Homeschool, Big Words

Are Faith and Reason Irreconcilable?

"We often think of the 'leap of faith' as something irrational: We have to 'leap' because reason won't take us where we want to go."

Fairy tales usher children into a world of virtue in a way that encourages their own personal goodness. Great Words, Morals, Awakening, Fairy Tales, Encouragement, Children, Movie Posters, Young Children, Boys

Fairy Tales and the Awakening of the Moral Imagination

Fairy tales usher children into a world of virtue in a way that encourages their own personal goodness.