2 April 2006 - Sunday

History Carnival XXVIII

The twenty-eighth History Carnival appeared yesterday at Patahistory. This one is a particularly delightful haul. For example:

Chris Brooke seems to be answering a question with a question ... or maybe just trying to force people not to beg the question. In any case, The Virtual Stoa is raising questions about the Enlightenment. >>

Following Peggy Noonan, Marc argues that American schools should teach our younger children about the inspiring "grand sweep" of the nation's past -- saving the bitter ironies for teenagers, who will be both better able to cope with them and better able to enjoy them. >>

Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs examines competing theories about the birthplace of Myles Standish. >>

Miriam Burstein has developed eleven easy-to-follow rules for writers of neo-Victorian novels. >>

Trivium Pursuit provides "classical-education" homeschoolers with a list of books about biblical chronology. Bishop Ussher's chef-d'oeuvre ("one of the most important history books ever to be written") leads the pack. [As a homeschooler myself (one who never accepted Ussher's chronology, just so we're clear) I submit this link as evidence that even when homeschool curricula look strange, they are often meticulous. We homeschoolers are a quirky lot sometimes, but most of us can read figure-eights around the other kids.] >>

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