Grizzlebeard Principle of Education #3

Support story-telling and shared literature, not simply as recreation, but in every part of shared life. I am specifically thinking of “class.” Avoid teaching history (or anything) as unrelated trivia or random data. Stories are always preferable, especially those which communicate to the listeners the significance of human life. We should hear the story of Thermopylae and know that such valor is possible for us, too. Stories should teach listeners their significance as characters in their own story, the story of the community, and in Salvation History. And as stories—they should be good stories—colorful, well-phrased, rhythmic, dramatic, and rich in voices, exclamations, and sounds.

Posts relating to this principle are here 2008-2010.

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