Category Archives: education

Short Lessons and Readings

It seems counter-intuitive to stop a book or a lesson while the child is still enjoying it, but there are reasons. ¬†We have touched on many of them here before– but here’s another, gleaned from a story by Ina Hervey: “The hour devoted to this exercise flew by so rapidly, that the children could scarcely […]

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Our Little Citizens- Primary Education Article, January, 1920 Part 2

Part One was ever so very long ago (almost a year): From Primary Education, January 1920   Plain Living and High Thinking Let us return to this slogan of the good old Americans. No nation was ever more prosperous than this. If the truth were told about the High Cost of Living, it would be […]

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Aids to Memory (part 2)

Aids to Memory, by Rea McCain, 1920, cont. (previously) Analysis of Aids to Memory Those characteristics of form or thought which are essential to the composilion as it stands are natural aids to memory. Any chance or accidental points which are selected for emphasis may be called artificial aids to memory. Natural Aids to Memory […]

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What is Worth Memorizing

What is Worth Memorizing? Rea McCain, 1920 Any selection to be worth memorizing must be the adequate expression of some emotion already experienced by the child. It must be the adequate expression, for, if the idea alone be beautiful, why not remember the idea and let the wording go? It must be the expression of […]

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1900s: Movies and recordings for school use

Because we post post moderns are so often completely cut off from the past, even the recent past, lacking context and judging the past on the basis of our ignorance, we make some silly mistakes. One of them is assuming that that movies and recordings were just not available for educational use until our era. […]

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