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The Seven Liberal Arts and a Classical Education- a Parents’ Review article cont.

Here is the second section from the Parents Review, Volume II article, “The Place of Greek in Modern Education.” This article was published in 1891 and was written by Oscar Browning. You will find part one of this article here. Some of the terms he uses will be familiar to homeschoolers, but some of us […]

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Greek in the Public Schools In England in 1891

The question as to whether Greek should form a necessary part of the entrance examination to the University has been raised by an authority no less important than the Head Master of Harrow. The question was before the University of Cambridge some ten years ago. If it had been left to the residents the cause […]

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Narrations, Whose Turn Is It?

The way narration works is that every child has to process the reading in his own mind, reviewing it, thinking about it, organizing the material prioritizing.  In order to get the full benefit of that internal review, he needs to be listening to or reading the story with the full knowledge that there is a good chance he […]

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast….

“We hear of ‘three books a week’ as a usual thing and rather a matter of pride. But this, again, comes of our tendency to depreciate knowledge, and to lose sight of its alimentary character. If we perceive that knowledge, like bread, is necessary food, we see also that it must be taken in set portions, fitly combined, […]

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The Longer Answer

What follows is roughly my longer reply to the question about curriculum for Kindergarten: While I believe there is a place for the academic pursuit of subjects like grammar, algebra, biology, and economics, I prefer natural learning for the youngest children, and I think that Formal Preschool and kindergarten, whether at home or in an […]

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