Benjamin Franklin: American Genius. It has great experiments and activities. It is 2 weeks overdue at the library and so it must go back and I am only just beginning to go through it with my boys. So, I bought it. It's just too cool to not own!
So, what is a Junto you ask? It is a meeting where things are discussed.
Anything might be discussed at a Junto meeting, from "What is wisdom?" to whether or not indentured servants made the colonies more prosperous. Franklin wrote a list of 24 questions for members to keep in mind. (p. 30. Benjamin Franklin: American Genius)Other ideas for topics:
I really love this idea. It reminds me of the group that Sally Clarkson's daughter, Joy, is part of: The Inklings (modeled after a group of adored authors). Opportunities to exchange thoughts and to brainstorm possibly life-changing ideas. (Click here for another one of Sally's posts about The Inklings.)
- Should a certain event or legislation come to fruition?
- The happenings around town.
- What can your group do that would be of service to others?
- In what manner can the Junto assist you in any of your ideas?
Maybe your kids want to start a Junto, too?!
A happy and beautiful day to you!