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|While the child is studying the sphere and is thus transported to the heavens, |
bring him back to the divisions of the globe and show him his own home. His
geography will begin with the town he lives in and his father's country house,
then the places between them, the rivers near ... You see at once what a good
start we have given him by making his eye his compass. ... It is not your business
to teach him the various sciences, but to give him a taste for them and methods of
learning them ...
|Robinson, John We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste |
for them. - Rousseau, Jean Jacques Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is
what keeps you going. - Ryun, Jim Why did I want to win? because I didn't want ...
|It is not your business to teach him thevarious sciences, but to give him a taste for |
them and methods of learning them when this taste is more mature. Rousseau (
1762, pp. 90 & 134) HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES The idea of teaching children
|Can the English reader, without derangement or great inconvenience, stretch his |
imagination so far as to fancy M„ C. Paul de Kock, an author living in ... perform
the part of the children of Canaan and Issachar to their brethren, the wealtby
citizens of these cities, and he will have a tolerably fair idea of the ground-plan of
this foreign production, of which we mean to give him the outline, for the ... to play
around them, and teaches the heart to beat with pure and kindly domestic
|But religion is the only thing in winch we | seem to look for the end, without |
making use of the means ; and yet it would not be more i surprising if we were to
expect that our children should become artists and scholars without being bred to
arts and ... The noblest objects can yield no delight, if there be not in the mind a
disposition to relish them. ... The sublimest , pleasures can afford little gratification
where j a taste for them has not been previously j formed. ... and science aad
virtue. But ...
|What effects can you expect the scenes into which you introduce them, and the |
mysteries which you now teach them, to produce on the minds of the children ?
They have a direct tendency to inspire them with a taste for vanity, frivolity, !and
dissipation. ... but if, on the contrary, your views are to prepare them for
discharging the duties of Use, you could not adopt more ... If possible, therefore,
we should rather labour to confine young people from mingling in the scenes of
gay and ...
|We think we have pondered the minutest inconvenience that can arise from this |
method of deli- □eating and conceiving geometrical ... Ita object is to teach them,
by palpable characters impressed on paper, not only the liberal arts and sciences
, but likewise the principles of ... Nor are their efforts circumscribed by mere utility
; a taste for the fine arts has likewise been cultivated among them. ... But we shall
give a more particular account of the wonderful topics contained in this essay.
|With the little cabinets which we have mentioned should be sold cheap |
microscopes, which will unfold a world of new ... and it is very probable that
children will not only be entertained with looking at objects through a microscope,
but they will ... we do not imagine that any science can be taught by desultory
experiments, but we think that a taste for science may early ... by exciting young
people to exercise their reasoning and inventive faculties upon every object
which surrounds them.
|We must see that he is a beautiful being,and delight in the contemplation of his |
infinite perfections, By taste and sight, We borh ... What God denies them, he will
give them grace to be content without, and then they do not want it, Deut. iii. ...
David was a-famous musician, a statesman, a soldier, but he doth not say to the'
children, I will teach you to play upon the ... or I will teach you the maxims ofstate-
policy, but I will teach you tbeflar aftbe Lord, which is better than all arts and
|We arrived at Hartford and the master went to the hotel at noon. ... I went to the |
school and I did not sit on the bench which I stood on the stool and I wrote on the
slate. ... Mr. O. taught me, but I did not know all words with making sivns. ... His
wife and children were sailing aboard the ship. ... The Americans contributed the
money to him, when he would give them to the heathens. ... They will have
strongly trust in Mr. Ward, because he should teach them in school about God