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January 5th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children


Quotes from the webmaster:

"One thing I have discovered is that many wonderful books for children were published at the beginning of the 20th century and the end of the 19th. Some of these books are still in print, but many are not."

"Those of you who are familiar with Waldorf education will notice that the grouping of books into the different grades follows the Waldorf curriculum closely. Interestingly enough, though, this same sequence was popular among many educators in the early part of the twentieth century!"

"I graduated from Cornell University in 1972 with a B.A. in Classics. I even did three years of graduate work in Classics at Cornell before I realized that I didn't love Classical Philology enough to devote my life to it. Nevertheless, I still have a fondness for the Classics and am excited by the possibilities of reviving the classical curriculum, as outlined by Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath, in their Who Killed Homer?"

Short intro (for my own information, or anybody else ignorant of it like me) about Waldorf education:


Christmas story: Why the Chimes Rang


David H.

The (many) transcribed books on the site have expired copyrights and therefore are pre-1923, i.e. may not use PC English. Furthermore reproduction is only allowed for private use. However, I think there are some links to book sellers and publishers for those who wish to purchase books which are still in print or may have been reprinted (e.g. by homeschoolers?).

Judy G. Russell
January 5th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Great stuff. Love the old stories...

January 5th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Christmas story: Why the Chimes Rang
Oh, I remember that one! One of the women in our congregation (who was also my second grade schoolteacher) used to read that in church every Christmas. I had forgotten all about it until you mentioned it.