The Meaning of Memory

Written by a first year Classical Conversations Victoria mother:

Cool little story I wanted to share.

 I was at the park today  with my 5 year old and I was reading him the history of the park engraved on a rock there. He recognized the date 1859 and excitedly reminded me of his memory work and was able to relate that date with the age of Imperialism, British rule of India, and Queen Victoria! 

 This little moment really encouraged me that he will be able to relate more and more things in his own life & community to the bigger picture of history as he grows and learns! And that teaching a world history timeline to a 5 year old isn’t pointless. Go CC!”

Wanted: Creative Writers for Canadian Space Agency!

For an out of this world writing contest!

Write an out-of-this-world space-themed story for children aged 3 to 8.

All stories must be original and must not have been previously published. Stories can be written by one author or a team of authors, at home or in the classroom. Each author or team is allowed one entry.

Here are some key words to inspire you: space, planets, astronauts, International Space Station, rockets, Moon, Sun, stars, galaxies, solar system.

Contest period

The period for submitting a story is from to . All stories must be received by the Canadian Space Agency, on its website, no later than .


The contest is open to all Canadians aged 9 and up.

The contest is divided into three (3) age categories.

  • 9 to 12 years old;
  • 13 to 15 years old;
  • 16 years old and over.

Approval of parents or legal guardian is required for all participants under the age of majority (18 years old in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years old in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and Yukon).

Enter here!

Free Parent Webinar: Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Monday, November 12th,

8:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Why a Senior Thesis?

 The primary skill practiced in Challenge I-IV is rhetoric. We practice through speeches, debates, essays, research papers, and presentations. In Challenge IV, students participate in the capstone event of the Challenge program: the Senior Thesis. Students choose a research topic and develop it in a longer paper before presenting it and defending it before a thesis panel. Many former students note this as the highlight of their Challenge years. Join us for this webinar to discuss the Why, What and How of the senior thesis. Even if your students are years away from this experience, come and be inspired by what these Challenge students can do.

Senior Thesis Webinar Register Here

Creating a Great Timeline

Free Parent Webinar!

Timelines from Elementary to High School – building a timeless tool.