School of Logic: Grades 7 – 8

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Comprehensive Two-Day Program:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Students in grades 7 and 8 mature into the dialectic stage of the Classical Trivium. Although memorization and drill regarding content continues, students begin to ask and answer the “how” and “why” questions regarding their studies. It is at this stage, that students develop a desire to voice their own opinions and argue their position. Because of this, Dorothy Sayers says to “teach them to argue well.” In classroom debates, Socratic seminars, mock trials, and classroom discussions, our Logic stage students are trained to speak clearly, disagree politely, think on their feet, and defend a well-supported argument. By developing their ability to think critically and argue logically, important groundwork is laid so that students can succeed in Live Oak’s School of Rhetoric courses.