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Great ideas are most effectively learned directly from the greatest thinkers, historians, artists, philosophers and prophets, and their original works.
Great works inspire greatness, just as mediocre or poor works usually inspire mediocre and poor achievement. The great accomplishments of humanity are the key to quality education.
A “classic” is a work — be it literature, music, art, etc. — that’s worth returning to over and over because you get more from it each time.
There are many popular lists of classics; and each person, as he or she logs time with the great works of history will hopefully develop his or her own personal classics list.
To edify your family culture of life-long learning, we especially recommend the following titles. Each of these exemplifies a family that is unified in their vision and application of the principles of Leadership Education. Plus, they’re fun to read together!
Family Education Reading List:
- Little Britches, Moody (this whole series is fabulous)
- Farmer Boy, Wilder (again–the whole series has wonderful lessons to shape and heal families)
- Laddie, Stratton-Porter (starts a little slow, but the treasures in this book are soooo worth it!)
- Cheaper by the Dozen, Gilbreth (energetic and parent-inspired excellence!)
As you develop your Personal and Family Classics Reading Lists, you might want to review the following as a good starting place.
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