Vision Forum is having a sale on many of their homeschool resources through tomorrow, July 1st. There is a ton of great stuff on sale, but one of my favorites is the Webster's 1828 Dictionary. This, in my opinion, is an invaluable resource for any home, and especially for homeschooling. It far surpasses any modern dictionary that I know of. Take, for example, the definition of "education". Dictionary.com defines education as
The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life; the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession; a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education; the result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show one's education; the science or art of teaching; pedagogicsWebster's 1828 Dictionary defines education as
The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.The 1828 Dictionary is usually priced at around $75, but you can get them for $45 from Vision Forum through tomorrow (the sale ends at midnight). That sounds rather pricey for a dictionary, but it is a huge hardback book that is really indispensable in our home. It is packed full of wonderful, in-depth, Biblically oriented definitions like the one above and is a breath of fresh air after using the modern, watered down, secularized dictionaries that we have on our shelf. I use it every day, and the children will be using it more and more as they learn to read and start studying on their own.
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