Genghis Khan - Smith

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

GENGHIS KHAN: - My father told me that he was a red head among a dark-haired people as I grew up. It made a lasting impression on a freckle-faced boy. Many other 'red heads' becamerepparttar subject of my scrutiny including Jefferson and Jesus (according to Grey Owl in an interesting legend) as my life and studies progressed; but I have never found a definite entry to support what my father said about Temujin althoughrepparttar 140323 pictures of Mongols with red hair fromrepparttar 140324 10th century AD were something I noticed. Now, perhaps I can confirm his statement as we see Elizabeth Wayland Barber writingrepparttar 140325 book The Mummies of Urumchi. She saysrepparttar 140326 following under photos of a painting from Cave 20 at Bezeklik near Turfan.

"Noterepparttar 140327 reddish hair and pale eyes ofrepparttar 140328 man at right, as well asrepparttar 140329 typically Caucasoid features of both (big nose, round eyes, heavy beard). The early mummies are of this same type, as are many ofrepparttar 140330 current inhabitants ofrepparttar 140331 region." (22)

The work of Mircae Eliade onrepparttar 140332 roots of alchemy called The Forge andrepparttar 140333 Crucible had clued me in torepparttar 140334 'smith' origin of Genghis Khan. These 'smiths' were shamanistic alchemists and his family was from a long line of them just as Solomon and Jesus are known to be, inrepparttar 140335 scholarly circles who care to track how knowledge has come down to us inrepparttar 140336 present day, this means something; but few other places.

Homeschooling with Literature

Written by Lorraine Curry

Literature School

Even some elite colleges employ literature-based learning. Their tools arerepparttar Great Books; their principal technique, discussion. The Literature School is not only a successful school, it isrepparttar 140213 ideal multi-grade family school. Books can be read aloud together, with each child processingrepparttar 140214 information on his own level. The youngest child can narrate,repparttar 140215 middle-aged child can write,repparttar 140216 high schooler can report—after doing additional research aboutrepparttar 140217 topic, era or personality. Processing will create more lasting knowledge. I have found this easiest by requiring a written summary ofrepparttar 140218 day’s reading.

In narration,repparttar 140219 child “tells back,” in his own words, a chapter, a short book or a poem. This technique is a trademark ofrepparttar 140220 + Charlotte Mason method and is explained fully in her books as well as in Karen Andreola’s A Charlotte Mason Companion. Narration is a particularly good technique to use with a younger child who does not yet write fluently. It is also effective for building English and speech skills and securing information firmly inrepparttar 140221 child’s knowledge repository.

History and Literature

Histories, philosophical works, handbooks and other non-fiction works are literature only in such cases as an appeal is made torepparttar 140222 universal emotions common to mankind. That into which no feeling can enter is not literature. History isrepparttar 140223 record of what man has done, whereas literature isrepparttar 140224 record of man’s thought and emotions. The literature of a period portrays that period inrepparttar 140225 lives ofrepparttar 140226 characters. Because of this, history should be learned through literature not textbooks. Literature should haverepparttar 140227 greater emphasis because one only really knows a time by knowingrepparttar 140228 thoughts and words ofrepparttar 140229 people who lived at that time.

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