HomeschoolingOne is continuing the Non Traditional Homeschool Curriculum review of four Classical and Literature based curriculum on the market. Memoria Press is the second of the reviews.
Memoria Press presents a combination of Memoria Press written Classical books and workbooks including Logic, Literature Guides, Latin, Composition, Christian Studies, and Classical Studies with other curriculum vendors. Memoria Press provides full curriculum packages for each grade from K-12.
Many people are familiar with their curriculum through their Latin series, Prima Latin, Latin Christiana I and II, and First Form Latin series. While much of the curriculum is their own, they do use Rod and Staff Mathematics, market available literature, Story of the World, and various science books. Some of the literature books for the Second Grade level are Little House in the Big Woods, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and The Courage of Sarah Noble. The seventh grade literature includes The Wind in the Willows and Robinson Crusoe.
Memoria Press curriculum is reasonable with the 2nd grade priced at $370 and the 7th grade at $475. This included everything you will need for the year. One thing that was very nice about Memoria Press is that they offer a package for families who have already bought previous grades. Therefore, you only buy what you need.
Little House in the Big Woods, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and The Courage of Sarah Noble are all books that are well within the reach of an average 2nd grader. In addition, The Wind in the Willows and Robinson Crusoe is also well within an average 7th grader. For the family with avid readers, you may explore supplementing the literature with additional reading.
A side note: We used the Prima Latin curriculum and found it to be the perfect start to Latin. Although I found the videos dry, my daughter enjoyed them very much and asked to do Latin. While I do not like the price of the First Form Latin of $115, we will probably be purchasing this Latin curriculum this year.
The Bottom Line
Memoria Press definitely fits a need for many homeschoolers with their Classical approach. There are so many great curriculum choices, Memoria Press is among the top choices. They provide a full curriculum for all age and grade levels. Take advantage of supplementing the reading with books from the library!
We bought the First Form Latin! We can’t wait to get started on the curriculum! We found the curriculum for $109 at Christianbook.com and combined it with a free shipping coupon.
Have a wonderful day!