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Flannery O’Conner on Teaching Literature

In 1963, Flannery O’Connor addressed the claim that “students do not like to read the fusty works of the nineteenth century, that their attention can best be held by novels dealing with their realities of our own time.” Her response: “English teachers come in Good, Bad, and Indifferent, but too frequently in high schools anyone […]

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Never tolerate evil

“One must never tolerate evil. For first evil is tolerated; then embraced, then hailed as being good – then it becomes unlawful to do what is actually good.” From a video game, of all places.  The Elder Scrolls vs Skyrim I have never played it, and I don’t know anything about it. I just liked […]

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Science Links for Homeschoolers- Emphasis on Shrimp Dissection

Science Demonstrations, density with flax seed and water;   Bernoulli’s Principle with a leaf blower and a beach ball.  Fun stuff showing real principles at work. Huge collection of science websites of interest to learners and homeschoolers. Gray’s Anatomy is online, free! Observation based study of plants Flower labeling How to write a lab report Anatomy comes from […]

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April the Giraffe is Having That Baby

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Observation is Foundational for Science

.“Children should be encouraged to Watch.––Children should be encouraged to watch, patiently and quietly, until they learn something of the habits and history of bee, ant, wasp, spider, hairy caterpillar, dragon-fly, and whatever of larger growth comes in their way. ‘The creatures never have any habits while I am looking!’ a little girl in some […]

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