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The second stage: Upper elementary / middle school years

In this stage of childhood development many children begin to challenge authority and question what they have been taught. The Dialectic takes advantage of this natural inclination by teaching the student the laws of logic and the rules of proper argumentation as applied to the study of all subjects.

Students learn how the truths they are discovering apply to God's creation and how to think clearly about what they are learning, allowing them to argue for their positions on a plethora of topics. Students learn that disagreement need not be disagreeable and that their opinions must be seasoned with respect rather than rebellion.

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