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    Wednesdays with Words: Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick

    November 20, 2013 by Brandy Vencel

    I made so many entries in my commonplace book this week that it was hard to choose! I finally decided upon Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick, a selection from Ambleside Online Year Six.

    Archimedes and the Door of Science
    by Jeanne Bendick

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    Nobody was too busy to stop and answer questions. Because the Greeks thought that wondering was the beginning of thinking, they asked questions about everything, whether useful or useless.

    And he taught him the greatest ideal of the Greeks: self-restraint, which means self-control, and discipline, which means order in thinking and acting.

    By the time he started school, Archimedes was supposed to know how to think. Now he was given more things to think about. 

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  • Reply Mahers Hill Academy November 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I have this for our Ancient history studies next year – looks good!

  • Reply Cindy Rollins November 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Excellent! It is easy to see how Western Civ. was born in Greece.

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