Integrating Cursive Handwriting with Art and History (Classical Conversations Prescripts Review)

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Classical Conversations is perhaps best known for its nation-wide network of communities to help parents provide their children with a Christian classical education. Begun in 1997 with 11 students, it has grown to over 36,000 students in 35 states, 5 countries and 3 continents.  The organization has recently published a new handwriting series called PreScripts.  The four spiral bound books in the set combine instruction in cursive writing, copywork from the Bible and history lessons, and art lessons.  Each consumable book stands alone so your student may jump in wherever you you feel they are ready and proceed at their own pace.

PreScripts Cursive Letters and Coloring  (Age 3-7)  $11.99   120 pp.

Students will finger trace large letters following directional arrows and then trace and copy letters with a pencil or crayon.  Art lessons involve tracing lines and coloring in shapes and images.

PreScripts Cursive Words and Drawing (Age 5-10)  $12.99  144 pp.

Students practice tracing and copying letters, short words, and Bible verses.   The art lessons begin with practice making circles, dots, curves and lines and then combines those elements to form simple figures like a rooster.

PreScripts Cursive Sentences and Art Lessons (Age 7-12)  $12.99   144 pp.

Students practice writing longer sentences about history from Medieval times to modern day.   The art instruction covers concepts such as: depth, point of view, light and shadow.

PreScripts Cursive Passages and Illuminations (Age 9-high school) $12.99  144 pp.

Students copy paragraphs from important historical documents.  They can enhance each paragraph by practicing the art of illumination.

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