Challenge B is much like Challenge A in that reading assignments are again limited to allow students to work on their dialectic skills. Continued development of the strand skills—grammar, exposition, debate, research, rhetoric, and logic—makes this program challenging and academically rewarding. Some of these subjects are truly high school level subjects. Formal logic; current events and mock trial; the study of history-shaping scientists, origins and beliefs; Latin; pre-algebra or algebra; and distinctive literature and short stories all make Challenge B a power-packed program that is popular among home school families. Challenge B will prepare students for the more rigorous course load and faster pace of Challenges I through IV in high school. This program encourages students to stretch themselves and excel in academics as well as the classical skills of debate and logic.