Currently CC does not buy back books; however,
we are strongly considering doing so in the future. We will make an
announcement to all families if we decide to start doing so and will then
gladly purchase back used material.
We strive for excellence in our curriculum's content as well as its form, while recognizing that we are all human and, despite our best efforts, do make mistakes. If you find an error or just have a question, please feel free to contact us. Known errors will be corrected in future printings. In the meantime, we post errata sheets, version comparisons, and other supporting documents on individual product pages as needed.
This guide has been written
and structured to be used in a Classical Conversations Essentials Program. It
is available for purchase only to families enrolled in Essentials. The EEL guide will not be
shipped until confirmation of class enrollment is verified through the CC
Portal. Please check with your Essentials Director to ensure your name has been
entered into the portal before you order.
Yes. The images on the fronts of the cards, and the text on the back,
were chosen with our Foundations-age audience in mind. As always, parents
should use discretion when searching for additional information about the
artists in this series. You know best your children’s maturity level and when
they are ready to encounter art that displays violence or celebrates the human
The Spanish Language
Supplement is written for Spanish-speaking parents of bilingual Foundations
students. It covers the ‘why and how’ of the Foundations Program so that
parents can engage with their children as they attend a local Foundations
program and practice their memory work at home. However, families will also
need an English Foundations Guide 4th
Edition for the memory work students will memorize in community each week.
The Spanish Language Supplement is a companion text and does not replace the
English Foundations Guide.
El Suplemento en idioma español está escrito para padres hispanoparlantes de los estudiantes bilingües de Fundamentos. Este cubre el 'por qué y cómo' del Programa de Fundamentos para que los padres puedan involucrarse con sus hijos mientras que ellos asisten a un programa de Fundamentos local y practican su trabajo de memorización en el hogar. Sin embargo, el Suplemento en idioma español no contiene el trabajo de memorización. Las familias deben consultar la Guía de Fundamentos 4ta Edición en inglés para el trabajo de memorización ya que es esto lo que los estudiantes están memorizando en comunidad cada semana. Cada familia necesitará también tener la Guía de Fundamentos 4ta Edición en inglés. El Suplemento en idioma español es un texto de acompañamiento y hará referencia a las páginas del trabajo de memorización que se encuentra en la Guía de Fundamentos 4ta Edición en inglés.
The primary goal of Excellence in Writing is
teacher training. Writing lessons and DVDs are available for the student to
make the job of the teacher as easy as possible, but it is important for
teachers to gain the training necessary to help their children write well.
Writing is an art and requires a give and take between student and teacher. The
teacher’s course (TWSS) equips you to provide that for your student. If you
only have the student DVDs, your student will learn a good deal but will only
get the answers to whatever questions were asked when the course was originally
filmed. If your student has any difficulty, you may find it challenging to
provide him the unique help he needs. The teacher’s course provides the hows
and whys behind the program so that you too can become an accomplished writing
teacher over time.
Yes, you do! IEW’s theme-based writing lessons
books are meant to be supplemental—an aid to the teacher. They presume that
the instructor has been through IEW’s Teaching Writing: Structure &
Style course. A book can’t teach writing to a child without teacher
support. After you learn IEW’s system, these books will be able to support you
in teaching your child to write.
Trivium at the Table®
are designed to be a supplementary tool for use at home. Foundations directors
wishing to use these placemats in community for abecedarians can purchase four (4)
sets, for a total of eight (8) copies of each placemat. These maps will not be
used for Memory Master testing.
Though the names
might suggest otherwise, Greek and Roman mythology share the same stories. When
Rome rose to world power, Romans appropriated Greek myths and substituted Roman
names for the characters. We refer to the stories as “Greek” because they were
originally and bear the marks of classic Greek influence. Hawthorne likely
chose Roman names because Latin studies were more common in his time.
learners, Challenge B students are ready to ask questions like, “Why do we call
something an ‘Achilles heel’?” or “What’s a Trojan horse, really?” They are
ready to dig deeper into stories and analyze the characters’ decisions,
strengths, and weaknesses. In short, they are ready to read the classics. While Tanglewood Tales is just an introduction to the world of classic myths,
it holds great stories full of wit, adventure, virtue, and tragedy, while
keeping the tales age-appropriate.
Exploring the World Through Cartography includes maps of all different styles and ages as well as fascinating stories to bring the landscapes to life. All programs and all levels will find that this resource complements their study of God’s world. The connections that Exploring the World Through Cartography makes to the history studied in the Foundations and Challenge programs will enrich any student’s educational journey.
The last two cards in Classical Acts & Facts Artists and Composers Set 3 (“Roy Lichtenstein” and “Voices in Postmodern Art”) give a nod to the influence of cartooning on postmodern art forms. This change allowed us to give a broader sketch of art in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including some of the Christian artists mentioned on the final card.
The Latin Workspace series, designed by Classical Conversations’ founder Leigh Bortins, is perfect for review or helping any student brand new to Latin. Each consumable workbook shows students how to parse Henle First Year Latin into manageable daily assignments and helps young scholars track their work—valuable skills for any language study. Parents learning Latin for the first time will love these books.
Here’s how the series works:
Latin Workspace A covers the first 15 chapters of Henle First Year Latin.Challenge A students will spend the full year covering this new content.
Challenge B students will review the first 15 chapters in double-time, so they can use Latin Workspace A for the first semester of Challenge B. After that, they will switch to Latin Workspace B for the second semester.
Latin Workspace B covers the middle 15 chapters of Henle First Year Latin. Challenge B students will slow down to cover this new content in second semester.
Challenge I students will review the first 30 chapters in double-time, so they can use Latin Workspace A and then Latin Workspace B for the first semester of Challenge I. After that, they will switch to Latin Workspace I for the second semester.
Latin Workspace I (in development) will cover the last 15 chapters of Henle First Year Latin. Challenge I students slow down to cover this new content in second semester.
Together, this consumable, easy-to-use series allows parents and students to progress through Henle First Year Latin with confidence.
Should one or more of the items you order be out of stock when
purchasing, we will ship the back orders as soon as those products arrive to our warehouse. CC-branded products on back order will
ship via the original method chosen by the customer. Other vendor
products on back order will ship via UPS-SurePost. If you have a CC-branded product and a vendor product on back order and they can be
shipped together, we will use the original shipping method as chosen by
Please visit our Shipping and Return Policies page to learn more.
Priority Mail via US Postal Service. Requires mailing address (street or post office box) for shipping. Priority Mail does not qualify for free shipping unless the package is shipping to a military base.
Priority Mail is advertised as 2-3 days for delivery; some customers
have reported experiences of 4-5 days. Please remember, choosing
Priority Mail Shipping is choosing a faster shipping method. This does
not speed up the charging or processing time. Choosing Priority Mail Shipping does not guarantee the order will go to the Shipping Department the same day it is placed.
UPS SurePost Shipping. Combined UPS and US Postal
Service delivery. Delivery can take 2-7 days. Shipping costs are based
on an actual rate system. This means that when we ship your order via
UPS SurePost, we will be charging the actual rate of the carrier based
on the distance from our warehouse in West End, NC, and the weight of
the order. UPS SurePost Shipping is FREE on online orders totaling $175
of shippable items.We can only apply free shipping to UPS SurePost orders.
UPS Overnight and Second Day Air Shipping. Overnight means the package will arrive at your designation one day after the order leaves our warehouse. Second Day Air means that the package will take two days to arrive at your address after it leaves our warehouse.
UPS does not consider Saturday or Sunday in the calculation of "two
days" or "overnight," nor do they consider the day it leaves our
warehouse as a traveling day for Second Day Air. Choosing UPS Second
Day Air or Overnight Shipping does not guarantee the order will go to
the Shipping Department the same day it is placed.
UPS SurePost Shipping is FREE on online orders totaling $175 of shippable items. We can only apply free shipping to UPS SurePost orders. PDF downloads, gift certificates, and other non-shippable items do not apply toward the $175 order for free shipping. Free shipping discounts do not apply to international orders or shipments to Hawaii and Alaska. For these areas, actual shipping rates will be applied and charged to the order.
Classical Conversations also offers FREE Priority Mail Shipping to military bases once an order reaches $100. Address must be an APO or FPO address to qualify for free Priority Mail Shipping to military bases.
See our Shipping and Return Policies page for more information.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase through our online
bookstore, Parent Practicum, or book event, you may return your unused
materials (such as books and unopened CDs and DVDs in salable
condition), if the item is not a close-out item, within 90 days of the
purchase for a full refund of the purchased price and any applicable
sales tax. However, shipping costs are not refundable.
Items that cannot be returned:
Pearson Practice Test Materials
Downloadable items such as MP3s, PDFs, eBooks, and iPad Apps
Opened CDs, DVDs, and tin whistles, unless you received them in damaged condition
Close-out items, which are as-is purchases, with no refunds or exchanges
Please contact us regarding a return by emailing
If any of your Classical Conversations materials are received damaged
or defective, please contact Customer Service at
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