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Eight homeschool youth receive scholastic awards


Classical Conversations Palmdale Central

Eight students from homeschool community, Classical Conversations Palmdale Central, recently capped months of study by correctly reciting over 400 facts from a multitude of subjects as part of the Classical Conversations Memory Master program.

The students, ranging in age from eight to 12, earned the Memory Master award in April, when each child spent approximately five hours total recalling facts from six subjects, as well as a history timeline.

Classical Conversations is an academic homeschool group that follows the classical education model. Memory Master is a program that is available to all elementary aged Classical Conversations participants nationwide.

Besides a chronological timeline of 160 events and people, the students had other subjects of study, such as:

•  History, including the world leaders and countries of World War 1 and 2, the formation of the United Nations, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and free elections in South Africa;

•  122 geographical locations in Africa and Central America, and cities, features and bodies of water in the Euro-Asian continent;

•  Science, including facts in ecology, astronomy and physics, including the Laws of Thermodynamics and Newton Laws of Motion.