After about a year of mighty effort, the staff of the Academy for the Love of Learning has published our updated Seton web pages. The new material is an educational supplement to my book on Seton. It is meant for anyone new to the Seton Legacy, but also presents an in-depth consideration of Seton philosophy.
It is divided into three main sections with lots of links so there is plenty to explore.
The “About” region includes sections on Seton Castle plus the Gallery and Archives, the Learning Landscape (exploring our relationship to the land at Seton Village), and a concise Biography.
The “Learning from Seton” region includes a reprinting of stories from Wild Animals I Have Known plus “Krag, the Kootenay Ram” and “Badlands Billy: The Wolf that Won.” These are accompanied by helpful comments and study questions that can be used by students and teachers.
The “Lifecraft” region explains Seton’s meaning for this term, and, in addition, gives a contemporary interpretation of Seton’s “Nine Principles” of Woodcraft and the “Fourfold Path.” These concepts were central to Seton’s thinking on education. To give this region more depth we have included comments on the “Learning Field” and other ideas developed by Academy founder Aaron Stern. I can only conclude that Aaron and Ernest would have found one another fellow creatures of the heart.
Finally, we include a brief section of “Other Resources” for those wanting links to other Seton web sites and collections held by other institutions.
You are welcome to browse the highlights and or spend time reading Seton stories and/or exploring the various links elsewhere on the Academy for the Love of Learning web site.
And please do contact us for information on how to become a supporter of the Seton Legacy Project or the Learning Landscape. There are many ways to help from volunteering at the Academy to providing general financial support or underwriting specific projects. Contact me anytime to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots more blog entries to follow in 2013, including a closer consideration of how the little town of Clayton, New Mexico in Union County became the catalyst for much that Seton would accomplish in his life and an essay on Tecumseh. Look also for an introduction to Seton Village wildflowers and announcements about upcoming Seton programs at the Academy