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This will be my third year teaching in Latin for Children, and we continue to love it. I'll have one class in A, one in B, and one in C in the fall.
I know it's a year away, but I'm beginning to think through what curriculum should follow LFC-C.
We love CAP (We use Song School, Spanish for Children, and the Art of Poetry, and plan to use Art of Argument next fall - and have been entirely pleased!), and I know Latin Alive is next, however, I'm reading a few things that give me pause.
Hoping some of you folks can help with this process of curriculum choices.
Does Latin Alive! take advantage of all the Latin that LFC has given the children, or does it start from scratch?
If it starts from scratch, is that the most efficient way to advance the students as far as they can go in Latin?
If I have a group of students who have mastered LFC A, B, and C thoroughly, is there something more ambitious that maintains the parts-to-whole approach that makes LFC so great?
I'm not familiar with LFC-C, but we use LFC-A & B in 4th and 5th, then switch to Lingua Latina for 6th. In 7th grade we switch to Jenney's First Year Latin, which we use through the end of 8th grade. Jenney's is an excellent dialectic-stage text that we've used for years.
Before we switched to Lingua Latin for 6th grade, we theoretically did LFC-C, however we were rarely able to finish B before the end of 5th grade, and it didn't make sense for us to order another book for only half a school year. Instead, we tried supplementing it with the history reader for B. This helped compensate for the lack of sentences and passages in A & B and helped prepare them for 7th grade.