Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Classroom Collection!
I'm beginning my spending for next semester, and although I've read A Thomas Jefferson Education, I didn't own it until today. I used the $2 eBay coupon, plus did my checkout through Ebates, so I'm happy with what I paid.

I like seeing what materials others are using, and I'm going to highlight some of the things we've used and the success or failure we had with our choices. After 15+ years of home education, I should have something to say, wouldn't you think?

Since we're reading one classic a month, this fits in well with the principles of the TJED. This month's classic is Emma, by Jane Austin. To sit with Miss Austin, through her original work, is to hear her heart, her philosophy, her wisdom.

What recommendations do you have for our future Classics selections?


Athena said...

We just started Gulliver's Travels today as a read aloud. I think
I am going to milk it and go ahead and do a unit study. Study navigating by the stars and all that jazz.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Two of my favorites! I've read every Austin at least 20 times and I'm a big admirer of Jefferson especially his interest in horticulture.


Anonymous said...

I read A Tale of Two Cities over Christmas and it was wonderful!!!! It is dark, but so good. I love history and am fond of reading about various revolutions, French, Russian, etc. I like to see how their revolutions differ from ours. This one covers the Reign of Terror during the Fr. Revolution.

If you don't mind really long books, Les Miserables was REALLY good. It has some parts that I skimmed since they were not pertinent to the story, but fabulous otherwise.

Years ago, I read Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, I want to read War & Peace when I can carve out some time. Anna Karenina was another long book, but one of the best I have ever read.

I love classic books, they have such good themes.

Anonymous said...

Wanted to add that Anna Karenina is a real tale of morality--shows consequences of choices.