The Classical Learning Resource Center Has New Science Offerings for HomeSchoolers for Spring 2014


A Joyous Nativity Fast to All!

The Classical Learning Resource Center (FB) “Spring Term Registration Opening Soon!

Registration for the spring term will open by the end of November.  Most CLRC classes are full year classes and will continue at the same day and time for the second term.

New Science Class Offering

One exception to this is Introduction to Astronomy, which is a one-semester course.  It’s been a tremendous first science class for the CLRC and Dr. DiPuccio has offered to teach a second CLRC science class for the spring term.

In an effort to expand our science curriculum, Dr. DiPuccio would like to offer a course on meteorology.  However, due to time limitations, he can only teach one science course next semester–Astronomy or Meteorology, so we need to decide which one to offer!

If you think you might be interested in taking a science course in the spring, please reply to this email.   The CRLC official course offering will be based on your response to this survey.  Both classes are offered for grades 7-12 with assignments adapted to the grade level of the students.  Both courses are available for a ½ science credit.
Astronomy:  This course will cover both historical and modern astronomical discoveries.  Part I considers the moving earth and the motion of celestial bodies in the night sky. Part II covers the history and progress of astronomy.  In Part III we study the earth-moon system, the solar system, and the wonders of our sun. Part IV is a trek through the life and death of stars, galaxies, black holes, and Einstein’s theory of Relativity. Finally, in Part V, we reflect on the origin of the universe and the limits of science.
Meteorology:  Owing to the remarkable array of meteorological products available online, this course will combine the traditional study of weather and its causes (the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, fronts, pressure cells, air masses, storms, upper air, observations, and climate) with the use of online weather maps, satellite photos, radar, computer forecasts, and other real time information.  Students will learn how to apply their knowledge by tracking storms and weather systems, making basic observations, and producing forecasts.  Ideally, this course should be taken during tornado season (early to late spring).”

Please forward to anyone else that might be interested in CLRC classes!”

Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy. 

– St. Theophan the Recluse

Additionally CLRC Greek and Latin instructor, Anne Van Fossen, was  interviewed on Ancient Faith Radio.  To hear her interview click here.

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