In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

The Fundamentals of Learning

The Key Root for this column:

Greek basis, a "step" or "stepping stone," "foot," or "base."

Latin fundus, "bottom," and fundare, "to base firmly"

Words and Phrases List

Basic, base, debase

-found, foundation, fund, fundamental, fundament, profound, profundity

Thoughts for Today

  1. What are the basics of a good education?
  2. Schools always talk about returning to basics. What do they mean by that? Have they ever left? If so, what has replaced them?
  3. How do your teachers stress the fundamentals? Do you know a better way?
  4. What are some of the fundamental things in which you believe?
  5. What most threatens your fundamental beliefs? How do you react to those threats?