9th Grade Fitz English
Walden Economy Education Paragraph
“To survey the world through a telescope or a microscope, and never with his natural eye.”*
Excerpt From: Fitzsimmons, John. “Fitz's Abreviated Walden 1-4.” iBooks.
Hands on experience is worth more than spending thousands on lectures that less than half will travel through a child brain. In Thoreau's book Walden, Thoreau lived in a way where conventional teaching and living was superficial.
“To survey the world through a telescope or a microscope, and never with his natural eye.”
Excerpt From: Fitzsimmons, John. Fitz's Abbreviated Walden 1-4.” iBooks.
Thoreau made these critiques about teaching in the mid 1800s, and it is still prominent today. Thoreau's words of wisdom have been proven by studies showing that when teaching, or giving a lecture, the students will only pick up about 5% of what you are saying. Education is such an important part of many young people's lives. It is supposedly said to aid you into being successful if you work hard. Thoreau doesn't disagree with that, he just thinks that “hands on teaching” is the way where children can apply lessons to everyday life. Education is an art that hasn't yet been perfected, to everyone's needs, but it has evolved a lot.