When I got to the back, I came across Appendix F, Putting Thomas Jefferson Education to Work and stopped! The good news is, that I began the process described, a few months ago. Ok, maybe more like 11 months ago. I did read The Chosen and loved every bit of it and then I fell off the wagon. Drinking in book after book on so many different topics and genres. The problem? Non of them were the ones on the list in Appendix F or part of the challenge that I DID want to complete.
So, since I will be learning so many new things about TJED, I am committing to finishing the challenges listed in Appendix F. Anyone that wants to join me is more than welcome. Since I already read The Chosen, I will move on to the other books on the list, starting with The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour. Can I finish it in a weeks time? I hope so . . .
For those that don't own A Thomas Jefferson Education, the "challenge" is there to help you, as a parent, learn how to implement a leadership education. It helps one begin to recognize the steps needed in reading, learning, and discussing classic works. We would be starting on step two: Read a Classic. Here is what it says:
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour
Just pick one, the one that sounds most interesting, and read it."
A Thomas Jefferson Education, pp. 173