At Harvest, our goal is to incorporate memory work into each Grammar-level class with a holistic approach. We believe that memory work should be presented in context so that the information can be better stored and recalled. We will utilize integrated memory work in a number of subjects including Math, Science, Latin, English Grammar, Art, Scripture, Hymns, Poetry, Geography, and Timeline.
At the end of the year, students will have the option of participating in the Harvest Honors program, which allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the memory work by reciting it to one of their teachers. In this program, we desire to cultivate a capstone that not only maintains a standard of excellence, but also one that embraces the restful learning approach of scholé and one that is achievable by all students. Harvest Honors is a worthwhile endeavor, but it does require the student to go through multiple proofs at home before attempting the recitation with a tutor. Our program deviates from some other common memory work programs in two significant ways: (1) we require no additional director check after the student has successfully completed their recitation to their teacher, and (2) we do not require the recitation of every fact.
We believe that all accomplishments should be celebrated, and, as such, have provided three levels: cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. Point values will be assigned to each piece of the memory work and students will be allowed to choose which memory work to recite to achieve the award level they aim to acquire. We will also confer a Sola Scriptura award, which will be awarded for mastery of all of the Scripture memory work for the year.