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Just the facts, ma'am: history books for kids

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 06:54 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I'm not a gun enthusiast by any stretch of the imagination but, like many other things, that hasn't stopped Mo from being interested.

Because he is so interested my goal is to make sure he knows enough about them to understand that they are deadly weapons. I think that the more he knows the safer he'll be.

And I sincerely hope that we'll have the opportunity to discuss things other than guns over lunch.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 06:55 pm
@LionTamerX,
Thanks for the second opinion. This book sounds like a winner.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 06:59 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Thank you!!

At first the price made me wobble but then I saw that the used copies were really inexpensive. I'll be ordering that. It's certainly okay if it's something we need to explore together (I could use a better understanding of history) or something that he has to grow into.


He has a lot of books that he revisits over years.
I developed a system for my use as a student (and thereafter)
of marking significant text books, for future reference.
It began with simple underlining significant text,
or applying a vertical line to several lines of valuable text.

This evolved into a hierarchy of values,
including a parenthesis (,
a square bracket [ , a French brace { with stars, all color coded.

It was good for law school, preparing for tests.
For instance, I remember a statute that it took me
24 hours to read and color up. My next reading thereof
probably took about 10 hours; the 3rd reading took about
an hour and a half, the key being to mark only the
operative text, omitting extraneous matter.
plenty of handwritten marginalia




David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 07:14 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
I'm not a gun enthusiast by any stretch of the imagination but, like many other things,
that hasn't stopped Mo from being interested.
I 'm gonna look for a good gun book for him,
with lots of pictures of them, showing the structural,
functional differences between a revolver and an automatic
(maybe he already knows; I dunno) and a good bookmark for him.




boomerang wrote:
Because he is so interested my goal is to make sure he knows enough about them
to understand that they are deadly weapons.
I think that the more he knows the safer he'll be.
I agree! Maybe he 'll see that revolvers are a LOT safer than automatics.




boomerang wrote:
And I sincerely hope that we'll have the opportunity to discuss things other than guns over lunch.
O, yes indeed; I have a very open mind and
I expect to be there until the evening of Monday, the 4th of July.





David
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