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The standard is love. love the Lord and love your neighbor. It is by our love that we will be known as his disciples. Love is patient love is kind.

Location: the great state of Texas, United States

Friday, April 15, 2005

Beginning ideas on "adamsian education"

Showing the gap in my education I had often referred to Jefferson as the author of the quote " I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain." I had given thought to being a teacher and I am currently an instructor of taekwondo and do teach Sunday school and am responsible for my own children's education as well. I agree with Adams on his above quote as well as with his idea that "children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." I imagine we would be better off if they were taught that instead of selfesteem and how to put condoms on zuccinnis.

so here begins some disorganized musings on some sort of curriculum. And let it be understood that study of the Lord and bible are primary and all other thoughts will tie into glorifying the Lord.

Chess. strategy, planning, sacrifice (politics and war)
I feel that reading ecclessiastes will take care of the pilosophical part.
as far as math I think children should be involved in the family budgeting process
Origami can help with manual dexterity geometry as well as being artistic.
Children should be given hands on opportunitys to work in a variety of artistic mediums.
More thoughts on politics and war I believe in teaching the martial arts for self defense and confidence but also to know what it means to inflict violence. Aikido, though I am not a practiitioner I know a little about it and hope to get some time to train in it, gets to the heart of the matter in the least violent way. It is the best way to love a beligerant neighbor.

Grace and Peace, Mark


Anonymous mihstiegh said...

You are a funny man, Mark!!! Have You read any Frances Schaeffer? He might be a good tool for your curricullum development. I've got some Edith Schaeffer too (not too shabby!)

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