Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free Children's Guide to Systematic Readings in the Encyclopedia Britannica

Bored children this summer? Have them read the Encyclopedia. Heh, heh, heh.

A Guide to Systematic Readings in the Encyclopedia Britannica by James Baldwin, 1897 Free and in public domain. The book is downloadable, and pages are printable. To print pages, right click in the image of the page. Text can also be switched to plain text for copy and paste; however, some words do not transition well, and editing will be needed.

Encyclopedia Britannica here.

"Now, my young friends, this habit of reading is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasures that God has prepared for his creatures. But you cannot acquire this habit in your old age ; you cannot acquire it in middle age ; you must do it now, when you are young. You must learn to read, and to like reading now, or you cannot do so when you are old." —Anthony Trollope.


Eva said...

I have to take a look a this! Does your son read it?

Alexandra said...

Yes, we read through some of this last year, and the year before. The last one we worked through was explorers. The lesson plans make a good "spine" for further study.

Eva said...

Do you use the online encyclopedia for this?

Alexandra said...

Yes, see the encyclopedia link that I added after the original post.

That is the one we used(almost certain) so that it would match up with the page numbers in the guide. You could search out this information anywhere and use the guide, but it was enjoyable and seamless to use the matching vintage encyclopedia.

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