Students in each grade will share samples of what they have been learning. You will not want to miss this journey back in time to Ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome, the Middle Ages, and early America.
Recitation: What is it and why do we do it?
Each January, Arma Dei Academy hosts a recitation during which students in each grade share small samples of what they’ve been learning. Most recitations last approximately 60 minutes, and we invite you to stay for the entire event as it’s important for our students to have a community of listeners.
Reciting knowledge is an important skill. It requires different mental faculties from writing or reading, typical ways of evaluating learning in the 21st century. A memorized and recited piece is more easily “accessed” in the student’s mind than, for example, a string of words encountered in a novel. And learning to speak a poem or a jingle — with clarity and expression — is a foundational skill for all public speaking, useful for the student’s entire life.