Animal Kingdom

If you came to this post thinking that I was going to talk about Disney, then I am sorry to disappoint you.  I have actually been thinking that I need to finish up my lesson plans for the Animal Kingdom.  I was just re-reading the Well-Trained Mind and it struck my as odd that memory work for the sciences is not recommended until the logic years.

Here is the memory work suggested for biology:

  • the basic phyla and their characteristics
  • parts of a flower
  • types of compound leaves
  • types of plant roots
  • body systems (skeletal, digestive, etc)
  • major bones
  • types of teeth

I am unsure as to why this is not mentioned in the grammar stage and I think that I may just have to post this on the WTM board to get an answer.


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