Volume 1

Home Education

Part I     Some Preliminary Considerations

Part 1     pp.1-6
Chapter 1 A Method of Education     pp.6-10
Chapter 2 The Child’s Estate     pp.11-13
Chapter 3 Offending the Children     pp.13-17
Chapter 4 Despising the Children     pp.17-19
Chapter 5 Hindering the Children     pp.19-20
Chapter 6 Conditions of Healthy Brain-Activity     pp.20-37
Chapter 7 ‘The Reign of Law’ in Education     pp.37-41

Part II     Out-of-Door Life for the Children

Chapter 1 A Growing Time     pp.42-45
Chapter 2 ‘Sight-Seeing’     pp.45-48
Chapter 3 ‘Picture-Painting’     pp.48-51
Chapter 4 Flowers and Trees     pp.51-56
Chapter 5 ‘Living Creatures’     pp.56-62
Chapter 6 Field-Lore and Naturalists’ Books     pp.62-65
Chapter 7 The Child gets Knowledge by Means of his Senses     pp.65-69

Chapter 8 The Child Should be Made Familiar with Natural Objects     pp.69-72
Chapter 9 Out-of-Door Geography     pp.72-78
Chapter 10 The Child and Mother-Nature     pp.78-80
Chapter 11 Out-of-Door Games, etc.     pp.80-85
Chapter 12 Walks in Bad Weather     pp.85-88
Chapter 13 ‘Red Indian’ Life     pp.88-92
Chapter 14 The Children Require Country Air     pp.92-95

Part III     Habit is Ten Natures

Chapter 1 Education Based upon Natural Law     pp.96-97
Chapter 2 The Children have no Self-Compelling Power     pp.98-100
Chapter 3 What is ‘Nature’?     pp.100-104
Chapter 4 Habit may Supplant ‘Nature’     pp.105-107
Chapter 5 The Laying Down of Lines of Habit     pp.107-111
Chapter 6 The Physiology of Habit     pp.111-118
Chapter 7 The Forming of a Habit—’Shut the Door After You’     pp.119-124
Chapter 8 Infant ‘Habits’     pp.124-132
Chapter 9 Physical Exercises     pp.132-134

Part IV     Some Habits of the Mind—Some Moral Habits

Part 4     pp.135-137
Chapter 1 The Habit of Attention     pp.137-149
Chapter 2 The Habits of Application, Etc.     pp.149-150
Chapter 3 The Habit of Thinking     pp.150-151
Chapter 4 The Habit of Imagining     pp.151-154
Chapter 5 The Habit of Remembering     pp.154-159
Chapter 6 The Habit of Perfect Execution     pp.159-160
Chapter 7 Some Moral Habits—Obedience     pp.160-164
Chapter 8 Truthfulness     pp.164-168

Part V     Lessons as Instruments of Education

Chapter 1 The Matter and Method of Lessons     pp.169-178
Chapter 2 The Kindergarten as a Place of Education     pp.178-181
Chapter 3 Further Consideration of the Kindergarten     182-199
Chapter 4 Reading     pp.199-207
Chapter 5 The First Reading Lesson     pp.207-214
Chapter 6 Reading by Sight and by Sound     pp.214-222
Chapter 7 Recitation     pp.222-226
Chapter 8 Reading for Older Children     pp.226-231
Chapter 9 The Art of Narrating     pp.231-233
Chapter 10 Writing     pp.233-238
Chapter 11 Transcription     pp.238-240
Chapter 12 Spelling and Dictation     pp.240-243
Chapter 13 Composition     pp.243-247
Chapter 14 Bible Lessons     pp.247-253
Chapter 15 Arithmetic     pp.253-264
Chapter 16 Natural Philosophy     pp.264-271
Chapter 17 Geography     pp.271-279

Chapter 18 History     pp.279-295
Chapter 19 Grammar     pp.295-300
Chapter 20 French     pp.300-307
Chapter 21 Pictorial Art     pp.307-309

Part VI     The Will—The Conscience—
The Divine Life in the Child

Chapter 1 The Will     pp.317-329
Chapter 2 The Conscience     pp.329-341
Chapter 3 The Divine Life in the Child     pp.341-352

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