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#31 of 32 Old 09-30-2010, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by hopefulfaith View Post
Disclaimer: I'm not a "real" homeschooler. My ds entered kindy this year at a small school (62 kids, K-12), but we have always done an enormous amount of learning at home to this point and that is what this post is about.

So, I was given a set of 1968 Encyclopedia Britannicas.

They're a bit outdated, but it is a complete set and it is the E.B.

The people who gave them to us said "We know you do a lot at home, and these will help your kids learn to "look things up", so here you go."

I'm not sure if I want to keep them until the kids are of age to independently look stuff up and all, but I can't decide if I will regret it if I get rid of them.

Do you find that outdated resources like this are still usable to you in hs'ing, or am I wasting energy and space?

YES __ I'd keep them HS or not --

I HEART old books.

I got special recogization in high school in 1990 for doing a paper on -- not child care -- but the difference in the "expert" voice in childcare -- i compared my mom's 1964 text books and a set of 1950's reference books at my grandparent's with "current" stuff --

they are HISTORY themselves, yes keep them

Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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I would keep them, if I lived in a bigger house than we did now. I think they would be a great resource in terms of seeing how society's ideas have changed throughout the decades. And in another 20 years, just think how much fun they will be to read.

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