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January 29, 2006

Classical ... yeah ...

The Crib Chick has been writing about "Classical Education by Way of Cartoons."

Yep, here's a mom after my own heart ... or at least one who has peeked into our living room. (Though in our case, our affinity is for Jimmy Neutron, and we can be convinced to watch The Fairly OddParents.)

As the boys get older we're moving more into our "Classical Education by Way of Science Fiction" curriculum: Babylon 5, classic Trek, comparisons between classic Trek and Next Gen,, and nearly constant analysis of why episodes IV-VI are good, while episodes I-III bite.

As a matter of fact, this past week we did a Classical Writing assignment based on "A Laconic Answer." They immediately recognized the natural kinship between an answer from a Lacon and an answer from, say, Kosh. This week's assignment will be to rewrite the tale with a message to the Vorlons.

Anything to get them to enjoy writing something. Anything.

Maybe next week we can toss some Bionicles into the Roman republic, eh?

Posted by lynx at January 29, 2006 10:57 PM

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