Home Education Volume 1

Part I     Some Preliminary Considerations

Part 1

1 A Method of Education     pp.1-10

2 The Child’s Estate     pp.11-13

3 Offending the Children     pp.13-17

4 Despising the Children     pp.17-19

5 Hindering the Children     pp.19-20

6 Conditions of Healthy Brain-Activity     pp.20-37

7 ‘The Reign of Law’ in Education     pp.37-41

Part II     Out-of-Door Life for the Children

1 A Growing Time     pp.42-45

2 ‘Sight-Seeing’     pp.45-48

3 ‘Picture-Painting’     pp.48-51

4 Flowers and Trees     pp.51-56

5 ‘Living Creatures’     pp.56-62

6 Field-Lore and Naturalists’ Books     pp.62-65

7 The Child gets Knowledge by Means of his Senses     pp.65-69

8 The Child Should be Made Familiar with Natural Objects     pp.69-72

9 Out-of-Door Geography     pp.72-78

10 The Child and Mother-Nature     pp.78-80

11 Out-of-Door Games, etc.     pp.80-85

12 Walks in Bad Weather     pp.85-88

13 ‘Red Indian’ Life     pp.88-92

14 The Children Require Country Air     pp.92-95

Part III     Habit is Ten Natures

1 Education Based upon Natural Law     pp.96-97

2 The Children have no Self-Compelling Power     pp.98-100

3 What is ‘Nature’?     pp.100-104

4 Habit may Supplant ‘Nature’     pp.105-107

 5 The Laying Down of Lines of Habit     pp.107-111

6 The Physiology of Habit     pp.111-118

7 The Forming of a Habit—’Shut the Door After You’     pp.119-124

8 Infant ‘Habits’     pp.124-132

9 Physical Exercises     pp.132-134

Part IV     Some Habits of the Mind—Some Moral Habits

Part 4     pp.135-137

1 The Habit of Attention     pp.137-149

2 The Habits of Application, Etc.     pp.149-150

3 The Habit of Thinking     pp.150-151

4 The Habit of Imagining     pp.151-154

5 The Habit of Remembering     pp.154-159

6 The Habit of Perfect Execution     pp.159-160

7 Some Moral Habits—Obedience     pp.160-164

8 Truthfulness     pp.164-168

Part V     Lessons as Instruments of Education

1 The Matter and Method of Lessons     pp.169-178

2 The Kindergarten as a Place of Education     pp.178-181

3 Further Consideration of the Kindergarten     182-199

4 Reading     pp.199-207

5 The First Reading Lesson     pp.207-214

6 Reading by Sight and by Sound     pp.214-222

7 Recitation     pp.222-226

8 Reading for Older Children     pp.226-231

9 The Art of Narrating     pp.231-233

10 Writing     pp.233-238

11 Transcription     pp.238-240

12 Spelling and Dictation     pp.240-243

13 Composition     pp.243-247

14 Bible Lessons     pp.247-253

15 Arithmetic     pp.253-264

16 Natural Philosophy     pp.264-271