I have mentioned on a few occasions that my children are able to attend a classical school. The classical model of education is truly a superior model. I am often amazed at the depth of knowledge and understanding my first and fourth graders have. My son recently told me of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. After telling me a number of interesting facts about Gutenberg and his financial difficulties (and many other such facts I did not know) related to his invention, I asked the only semi-intelligent question I could ask.
“Do you know what was the first book printed on his printing press?”
I was hoping that minor little factoid was not covered in class.
He answered, “The Bible. It was printed in two volumes of 300 pages. In Latin.”
I just quoted my son verbatim.
Part of me wanted to simply say, “Well, duh… Everyone knows that.” I was unable to, though, due to the rather large smile on my face.
I love classical education.
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