K-12 CLASSROOM VIDEOS
GRAMMAR Stage: K-5th Grade
The first stage of the trivium is Grammar and it applies to students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children at this age love repetition and routine. By making this a part of their daily lives, the foundations for learning are established. They develop the disciplines of learning (times tables, fundamentals of reading and grammar, etc.) through repetition, song, and play.
LOGIC Stage: 6th-8th Grade
In this stage, the structure and fundamentals learned during the Grammar stage are applied so that students can begin to understand the concepts. Students at this age (middle school years) are prone to debate and arguments more than the early years because of their naturally developing curiosity. Through the Logic phase, then, they develop the ability to distinguish between good thinking and bad thinking. The disciplines of discernment, reason, and logic are taught within a rich, discussion-driven environment
RHETORIC Stage: 9th-12th Grade
The final stage of classical education is where all of their learning comes together. It is called Rhetoric. It is within this stage that students learn to synthesize information to form and articulate their own opinions—Opinions that are built upon the rules of learning (Grammar), with sound reasoning (Logic), and within the framework of Absolute Truth.