Bookworm and Others Plutarch's Comparisons – A Question

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  • missceegee
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    We’re tackling Plutarch for the first time this year. In true share the feast fashion, I invited a couple of other families to join. I am using Anne White’s guides from AO and we are starting with Solon for fall term. Spring Term will be Poplicola. I have Anne’s notes for each, but there are no notes for the comparison. Do you have anything you can share? I would be more confident with something in front of me. 

    Today was our first lesson and it went very well. We had 3 families with 5 kids – 9, 10, 12, 12, & 13. They enjoyed the story and really connected. 

    Thanks,

    Christie

    crazy4boys
    Participant

    Excited for the answer because we’re hoping to get started with this too…for the same ages!  Christie, did you print out the Anne White guides (and ProClick them!) or do you just use it online?  

    missceegee
    Participant

    I did print them, but they are in my Friday binder. I’m teaching Analytical Grammar, Jr. AG, Written Narrations, and Plutarch on Friday afternoons and wanted everything in one sturdy book. Otherwise I would have pro-clicked. Today I read from my phone because I forgot the printout. Ugh. 

    crazy4boys
    Participant

    Oh my goodness…binders for the day!  Why did I never think of this?  I love the idea.  I might also tweak it and use magazine file boxes for subjects taught on specific days.  The possibilities….now I just need to make my brain stop thinking so I can go to bed!

    missceegee
    Participant

    Me, too. I just have the binder set-up like this because I’m teaching all of these subjects on Friday afternoons to 14 kids at our church.

    TailorMade
    Participant

    Baker-Miller Rose shaded glasses from 8:30 pm til bedtime are helping me sleep! Calms my brain. I also wear turquoise/aqua during the day at home. Amazing! Self-diagnosed Irlens. ;0)

    I like the Day binder idea. That’s what I’m switching to as I separate my kid’s into their own proclick binders from mine. Mine are on for all 3 terms/days, the kids’ are per term/days. At least so far that’s my plan. It’s unfolding, so not finalized. Taking notes on Plutarch.

    TailorMade
    Participant

    One binder, not on. ;0)

    Richele
    Participant

    Hi Christie,

    Are you talking about comparison’s of the two lives? To the best of my knowledge, though Plutarch wrote the lives in tandem with a comparison chapter of his own, Charlotte did not do a formal comparison of the lives. This may be why you don’t find a comparison in the notes.

    HTH,

    Richele

    Bookworm
    Participant

    The comparisons are usually quite short and do not do as many rabbit trails.  I think a quick vocab sweep to pick up any difficult words would be quite sufficient as preparation for the comparisons.  I don’t know whether CM schools read the comparisons or not, but IMO it’d be quite silly NOT to.  They are there and they are valuable and they are short and only take maybe one or two sittings.  If you were already familiar with the two lives, having just read them, then I don’t think much in the way of special prep would be necessary.  My kids are always glad to get there because Plutarch tends not to wing off into weird territory as much during the comparisons.  They are amused and sometimes annoyed at this in the text of the regular lives.

    missceegee
    Participant

    Richele, you’re right, but I see value in the comparisons. I’m just hoping for some hand holding this first year.

    Claire
    Participant

    OT – I hope this is ok to ask here?  But when we had this big hoohaha about teaching Plutarch, it came up that you really had to teach the lives together to be doing it well at all.  I was thinking that meant that you were teaching them at the same time and comparing them.  Do I understand that it actually means that you teach/read one, teach/read the accompanying one and then read the comparision of the two?  Just clarifying.

     

    missceegee
    Participant

    @bookworm – perfect. Thank you!

    @Clare – One then the other followed by comparison is our plan. That was always my understanding from the previous thread too.

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