Classical Conversations

MybodyMyworship offers online courses that support the Classical Conversations Challenge B program and a free course for the Challenge 1-4 science courses.

By fall 2022, we will offer more courses, including Lost Tools of Writing (Challenge A, B, and 1) and Music Theory (Challenge 3).

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Short Story Writing
for Classical Conversations Challenge B

Short Stories for Classical Conversations Challenge B

How does the Rhetorical Canon apply to your short story writing assignment? Allow me, award-winning author & former Classical Conversations parent/director Cheryl Krichbaum, to guide you through the writing process.

You'll learn how to:

  • invent story ideas you'll enjoy writing
  • focus your story so that it's long enough and short enough
  • apply styles you've already learned from Essentials and Challenge A & B to your short story

Students meet with Mrs. Krichbaum live via video conferencing once per week. If you can't meet at that time, you can watch the video afterwards. The purpose of the course is to guide the students through what they already have assigned. Anything additional (for students who want more) is clearly marked "OPTIONAL."

The course does not include Mrs. Krichbaum reading, reviewing, or providing feedback other than within the context of the group class.

This course is not intended to overlap or replace the conversation your Director leads on community day.

Parent-teachers use the course in one of the following ways:

  • Students participate in the course without their parents (or their parents watch the videos at a separate time)
  • Students participate in the course with their parents sitting next to them
  • Parent-teachers watch the course videos and teach the content to their students

Use the course in the way that works for your family. You're still the teacher!

(I do not yet know how Directors are using this course, but I do know that some Directors have enrolled.)

Price of the course is per family, so if you have twins you only pay once.

For a preview of the class and to subscribe, go to MybodyMyworship Courses: Short Stories for Classical Conversations Challenge B.

Outlining Science Textbooks

Free course.

How to outline a chapter of a science textbook with Mrs. Cathy Cordova, who is literally a rocket scientist! Learn the critical study skill of outlining. One-video class with downloadable resources.

For demonstration purposes, Mrs. Cordova uses the Apologia Biology textbook.

To enroll, go to MybodyMyworship Courses: Outlining Science Textbooks.

Classical Conversations Courses Coming Soon

Lost Tools of Writing 1
for Classical Conversations Challenge A, B & 1

A guide to writing essays using Lost Tools of Writing 1 (LTW 1). Apply what you already know from IEW or other writing curricula to LTW essays, and scale up or scale back based on your needs.

The course is designed to help parent-teachers with the "at-home" portion of the essay writing assignments in Classical Conversations Challenge A, B, and 1. The course helps students transition from IEW in Essentials to LTW in Challenge, applying what they already know to their rhetorical essay assignments and helping them to write essays that are not too "LTW-y."

If your student enjoys writing and wants more, you can use this course to scale-up.

If your student is a reluctant writer, this course will help you help them.

The course is taught by Cheryl Krichbaum, who has a bachelor's degree and considerable graduate coursework from a Department of Rhetoric,* including rhetorical theory, teaching techniques, portfolio, and writing process. Although Mrs. Krichbaum is an award-winning author, her boys are reluctant writers, so she has experience teaching elementary- through college-age students of varying writing abilities. With her boys, she has been the parent-teacher for Challenges A through 3, and during covid she was a Challenge B Director.

*When I earned my bachelor's degree and worked on my master's, the program was in the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Services at the University of Minnesota. The degree programs have since moved to the College of Liberal Arts into a newly formed Department of Writing Studies.


Music in Motion
for Classical Conversations Challenge 3

A guide to music theory using Music in Motion. The course is designed to help parent-teachers and students with the "at-home" portion of the Reasoning strand. The course is taught by worship leader Andrew Towler.

Students meet with Mr. Towler live via video conferencing once per week. If you can't meet at that time, you can watch the video afterwards. The purpose of the course is to guide the students through what they already have assigned. Anything additional (for students who want more) is clearly marked "OPTIONAL."

The course does not include Mr. Towler reading, reviewing, or providing feedback other than within the context of the group class.

This course is not intended to overlap or replace the conversation your Director leads on community day.

Parent-teachers use the course in one of the following ways:

  • Students participate in the course without their parents (or their parents watch the videos at a separate time)
  • Students participate in the course with their parents sitting next to them
  • Parent-teachers watch the course videos and teach the content to their students

Use the course in the way that works for your family. You're still the teacher!

Price of the course is per family, so if you have twins you only pay once.


Additional Courses

The Missing Sex Ed Lessons

The Missing Sex Ed Lessons are faith- and science-based courses that equip tweens & teens to delay sexual encounters so that they avoid STIs, crisis pregnancies, & challenging relationships. These online courses provide positive, empowering, pro-life sex education completed in the privacy of your own home.

Learn more about the difference between the tween course and the teenager course on the Sex Ed page.

More Coming Soon!

Music Appreciation—Renaissance through Modern

The Music Appreciation course guides parent-teachers to music beyond European classical music.

Authoring Short Stories

If you're a Christian high schooler or middle schooler who wants to write stories that readers enjoy, this self-paced course is for you! Award-winning author & homeschooling mom Cheryl Krichbaum guides you through your writing process.

This course is similar to the Challenge B Short Story course but for non-Classical Conversations students.

Memoir Writing for Christians

The world needs your story! This course guides you through writing your own story, from finding your focus to choosing the right words to preparing your manuscript.

Course instructor: award-winning author Cheryl Krichbaum

Memoir writing is a healing process, so the course is intended for adults, but mature high schoolers could take this course.