In my Commonplace...
"I recommend both students and teacher work mostly with sources--bugs, historical documents, the live foreign language, primary texts in literature; although the analysis goes more slowly, scrutiny stays fresh and does not become second-hand. (If one studies secondary sources all the time, your education is liable to become third-rate)."
4/11/2013 01:29:46 am
I love the idea of "first-hand" learning!
4/17/2013 02:22:54 pm
this reminds me of what i read recently in c.s. lewis' forward to athanasius' book... something about reading old books... i did write it in my commonplace, shall i look it up for you? ;)
4/17/2013 03:36:12 pm
I love this quote but do have a little sympathy with the modern writer... I hope someone will read my book but the more old books I read, the less confident I am about joining the conversation!
4/17/2013 02:24:33 pm
okay... and now that i'm re-reading your entry, i also agree, because this is the real idea fodder... not the second-hand, predigested stuff. ;)
4/18/2013 11:57:47 am
i know the feeling.
5/23/2013 11:08:37 pm
of kind words Amy, you have no end. Thank you.
4/18/2013 11:59:31 am
okay. you can delete that duplicate...
5/23/2013 11:05:21 pm
i love that it is bugs too. i am imagining though the kinds of bugs one might encounter in Peru and wondering if i would love that....
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A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts