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Would D'ooge be okay for children?

Postby LisaNYork » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:29 pm

Hi,

I was thinking of using this to teach a small group of students whose ages are 11 - 14. Would the D'ooge text be too difficult for them?
One of my other considerations was Henle.
thanks!
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Postby Marcus Regulus » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:01 pm

I am just starting out and I find D'OOGE very easy to follow, whether or not it's good for the age group you state, I don't know. My wife thinks I haven't grown up at times :D . So maybe it would work.
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Postby ingrid70 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:37 pm

I think both D'Ooge and Collar and Daniell were originally meant to teach children of that age; they are after all, old school textbooks. I don't know what they taught at primary school at that time though, so you might have to go slow on some things.

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Postby Meowth » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:44 am

Marcus Regulus wrote: My wife thinks I haven't grown up at times :D . So maybe it would work.


LOL :)
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Postby LisaNYork » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:29 am

ingrid70 wrote:I think both D'Ooge and Collar and Daniell were originally meant to teach children of that age; they are after all, old school textbooks. I don't know what they taught at primary school at that time though, so you might have to go slow on some things.

Ingrid

Thanks!
Do you prefer one over the other for teaching Latin to children?
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Postby ingrid70 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:42 am

I think the Collar and Daniell book presumes more knowledge than D'Ooge, so the latter might be the easiest to start with. You could use the exercises from the other book to supplement where necessary, and the colloquia for extra reading practice.

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Postby Marcus Regulus » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:23 pm

I think both D'Ooge and Collar and Daniell were originally meant to teach children of that age; they are after all, old school textbooks. I don't know what they taught at primary school at that time though, so you might have to go slow on some things.


I just noticed something that D'ooge was working at Michigan State right down the road from where I live. If what you say is true he wrote it as educational material for Junior High School in the U.S. Yipe! Talk about the effect of low expectations on our youth. I don't even think we offer foreign or ancient languages anymore at that level. :oops:
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Classical Education

Postby HSingTnK » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:45 pm

>>>>Talk about the effect of low expectations on our youth. I don't even think we offer foreign or ancient languages anymore at that level. <<<

Education was much more classical in times go by. I have been researching Classical Home-Education to beef up our homeschool adventure a bit more. Its really amazing how the focus for younger children (under 10) has changed and how we expect so little from even our brightest preteens and teenagers!

I've noticed some mistakes I've made, especially with my youngest (bio) child. But I am intent on giving my children (present and future) as close to a classical education as I possibly can. There really is no reason to expect so little intellectually from our younger generation. With good discipline and teaching, they could handle it and still have what we consider "a good childhood." I don't think we should be sacrificing their educations for standardized testing and the pursuit of "being a child" though. Balance has always been the best choice and needs to be again.

JMO,
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Postby Marcus Regulus » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:08 pm

HSingTnK,
There really is no reason to expect so little intellectually from our younger generation. With good discipline and teaching, they could handle it and still have what we consider "a good childhood." I don't think we should be sacrificing their educations for standardized testing and the pursuit of "being a child" though. Balance has always been the best choice and needs to be again.


Well spoken, I couldn't agree more, My children go to public School, but I definitely teach them stuff on the side as well that is more classical in its approach. The funny thing is they do well at it.
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