Does anyone here have experience with being taught out of the Wisdom Booklets put out by Bill Gothard's ATI?
There's a sample on the ATI website (Booklet 4) and I'm going through it now. Outside of the religious aspect, which would have been totally unfamiliar to me in an educational setting growing up, I could see the booklet being challenging to me when I was in first, second or third grade, but after that, not so much. (I should note that I was reading the newspaper in first grade. I was also the little girl who thought nothing of pulling down a volume of the encyclopedia set we had in our house, plopping down on the couch, and reading. My dad told me decades later that it was "funny" to see a little kid reading an encyclopedia like that.)
I'm thinking I would have despised the Wisdom Booklets for hopping from one topic to another while calling it all related back when I was a kid, and then, when I was older, despised them for not being of my intellectual level.
ETA: Here's an out and out inaccuracy I found in booklet 4:
The spiritual decline in the colonies duringthe sixteenth century was the means ofmotivating, rather than discouraging,Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield,John Wesley, David Brainerd, and othergreat men of faith.
Uh, no. I think you mean 17th and early 18th centuries. The 16th century is 1501-1600, and there were no successful English settlements until Jamestown in 1607. I don't even want to think what other obvious inaccuracies I could find just by flipping through this thing.