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The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List

The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List
A Bibliography for Lifelong Learning Enthusiasts If you want to know more about self-education, your best bet is to start reading. Over the years, I’ve kept a list the best self-education books and blogs. If you know of a book or blog that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. Theoretical Books on Self-Education Theory-oriented books examine education as a whole and provide the foundation of understanding that self-education advocates share when they examine issues related to learning. Deschooling Society (Ivan Illich) – A case for radical changes in the education system, including the disestablishment of traditionally structured schools and the development of more informal “learning webs.” Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paulo Freire) – An education critic argues against the theory of “banking,” claiming that a student is more than an empty vessel waiting to be filled with knowledge from a teacher. Practical Books on Self-Education Self-University (Charles D.

The Art of Self-Education — Information, inspiration and resources for adult self-learners. Free eBooks at Planet eBook - Classic Novels and Literature RaceBannon.com — Online Home for Race Bannon and Race Bannon Media Top 10 Mysterious People Mysteries Over the centuries, history is filled with wonderful tales of mysterious people – many of whom are never identified. This list is a selection of the most significant or mysterious people of this variety. As usual, if you know of other fascinating people that would suit a similar follow up list, be sure to tell us in the comments. Monsieur Chouchani (died 1968) is the nickname of an anonymous and mysterious Jewish teacher who taught a number of highly regarded students including Emmanual Levinas (pictured above) and Elie Wiesel in Europe after World War II. There is no known body of work by Chouchani himself, but he left a very strong intellectual legacy via his students. The Poe Toaster is the nickname given to a mysterious man who pays annual tribute to Poe by visiting his grave every year. The Toaster wears a black hat and coat and hides his face with a hood or scarf. During the analysis of the film footage of the assasination of John F. Fulcanelli (1839 – ? D. Jamie Frater

Resources For Self-Education — The Art of Self-Education The web is a boon to self-education. Using the internet you can access a vast array of information, tutorials, classes, elearning, research databases, online magazines and newsletters, blogs, books, videos, audio, and the offerings keep growing. Most are free and if you’re clever you can usually find a free alternative to learn just about anything. But there are plenty of great sites and online classes that charge a fee that might just be worth it. Search Engines – The Primary Research Databases The basic search engines we use every day (and some lesser known ones) are still among the best online research databases available. We all know the big few search engines that have risen to the top in popularity: google.com , yahoo.com and ask.com . For a great list of search engines that includes web search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, web portals, and vertical market websites, visit the List of Search Engines offered by the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia . Database.

Aztec Gods and Goddesses Aztec Gods and Goddesses Religion was extremely important in Aztec life. They worshipped many gods and goddesses, each of whom ruled one or more human activities or aspects of nature. The people had many agricultural gods because their culture was based heavily on farming; also they included natural elements and ancestor-heroes. They believed that the balance of the natural world, the processes that make life possible - like the rain or solar energy - and that the destiny of people depended on the will of these gods. The Aztecs thought that the power of the gods should be acknowledged and thanks given to them, in the form of gifts so as to avoid the catastrophes that their rage or indifference could cause. Deity Impersonation An important aspect of Aztec ritual was the impersonation of deities. Aztec Gods Centeotl Corn god. Chalchiuhtlicue In Aztec mythology, Chalchiuhtlicue (also Chalciuhtlicue, or Chalcihuitlicue) ("She of the Jade Skirt") was the goddess of lakes and streams. Chantico

Open Culture The Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of Is it possible to conduct research without Google? YES! In fact, it’s NECESSARY for college-level research. Google and other Internet search engines are great tools for researching the basics of any subject. However, when conducting research for accredited college courses, students need to find legitimate, trustworthy resources. By now, you’ve probably noticed that we love making lists, especially when it comes to making learning less expensive (like how we’ve found online colleges that offer laptops to its students). Artcyclopedia – If you’re looking for information on artists or art movements, Artcyclopedia is a great place to begin. BioMedCentral – BioMedCentral is an archive of over 170 biology, chemistry and medical journals. FindArticles.com – FindArticles has the text of articles from about 500 print periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and usage is completely free of charge. INFOMINE – INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources. U.S. Did you enjoy this article?

Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. 2. 3. Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! I am unable to help locate details about your family, or give translations of your name or nickname into Chinese (a very common request)! I am always happy to hear from people who wish to submit copy permitted texts to the various sites below.

Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities Phonics Word Wheels Common Core alignment can be viewed by clicking the apple core ( Beginning Consonants Word Wheels B- Word Wheel Free Phonics word wheel: bag, bed, big, bug, bad, beg, but, box. C- Word Wheel (Hard C) Free Phonics word wheel: cat, cot, cut, cab, car, cup, call, can. C- Word Wheel (Soft C) Free Phonics word wheel: city, cent, face, ice, place, trace, race (*Note: Since there are not many simple words that begin with soft-c, these are not all initial consonant sounds.) D- Word Wheel Free Phonics word wheel: dad, dig, dog, dug, dab, dip, did, dot. F- Word Wheel Member Phonics word wheel: far, fix, fox, fly, for, fish, food, fast G - Word Wheel (Hard G) Member Phonics word wheel: get, go, got, gap, good, give, gave, gas. G - Word Wheel (Soft G) Member Phonics word wheel: gym, gem, gel, germ, giant. H - Word Wheel Member Phonics word wheel: hat, ham, hit, hug, had, her, hot, has. J - Word Wheel Member Phonics word wheel: jam, jaw, jet, jar, job, just, jump, joke. K - Word Wheel Member L - Word Wheel Member

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