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Articles tagged Great Books

Plundering the Egyptians

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I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and...
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Can Books Really Teach Us Anything? (Part One)

There has been a healthy argument in the news lately about whether or not students should read the classics. National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a piece lamenting the fact that students no longer graduate to serious, adult fiction because they are reading too...
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So Many Books, So Little Time

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by David
Monday, 17 June, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
My name is David, and I am a reader. I am learning to manage my addiction. Ironically, I had no trouble avoiding reading in my younger days. I considered it a challenge to persuade my teachers that I had actually read the assigned literature. I was such a slow reader,...
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Marking Life's Seasons

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by Nancy
Thursday, 04 October, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV). Growing up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I learned and loved the rhythm of the seasons. A new school year brought the smell of new leather shoes and book bag...
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How to Read a Great Book

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Before plays had acts and novels had chapters, people still had to figure out the form of the things they read. In the ancient world, writers seem to have treated the structure of their writing as a game. They used it to hide meanings and to give the reader clues to...
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