Great homeschool teaching ideas for the week ahead. This week: Aprille shoures, John Burroughs, Dewey 600s, spaghetti farming, Hans Christian Andersen, First Contact, the Fish River, a toast to peace and long life, and more.
Archives for March 2019
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: California, Myanmar, Nepal, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: California, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, and Nepal.
🎨 NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION for Serious Homeschool Artists
“Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator” with this free online university-level course. If you know any serious homeschool artists, this could be a great opportunity for them!
🌠 HOMESCHOOL ASTRONOMY: Ashokan Fireball
Keep your homeschool eyes on the sky and you might spot a fireball — just like more than 250 people did yesterday morning all across the northeastern United States.
🌏 🇲🇳 WEEKLY WORLD HERITAGE: Burkhan Khaldun Mountain in Mongolia
Pay a homeschool visit to a World Heritage Site from one of our countries-of-the-week. This week: Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain in Mongolia.
📜 LIBRARY LESSONS: A Free Course on the Book of Kells
Take a free course on one of the world’s most famous books — The Book of Kells — from Trinity College Dublin.
🖋 🌱 WONDERFUL WORDS: Nothing Gold Can Stay
“Then leaf subsides to leaf. / So Eden sank to grief, / So dawn goes down to day. / Nothing gold can stay.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Robert Frost, for his birthday and for early spring.)
🗓 QUICK FRESHES for Homeschool Families – Week of 24 March 2019
Great homeschool teaching ideas for the week ahead. This week: cherry blossoms, Norman Borlaug, Saint Jerome, Robert Frost, Seward’s Folly, the Ziz River, a toast to constancy and sincerity, and more.
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: Wisconsin, Mongolia, Mozambique, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Wisconsin, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, and Mozambique.
🎼 HOMESCHOOL ARTS & MUSIC: Happy Birthday Bach!
Take a few homeschool minutes to introduce your students to a tiny masterpiece by one of the world’s great composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, born this day in 1685.
🌕 RESEARCH PROJECTS for Homeschool Students – March 2019
Our March 2019 full-moon report on the real scientific and scholarly projects, investigations, transcriptions, analyses, and computations that your students can work on in your little home academy.
🗓 🌷 SPRING IS HERE! (Astronomically Speaking)
Spring is here! (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is.) If you’re in the southern hemisphere, fall is here! Happy March equinox to homeschoolers everywhere!
🗓 QUICK FRESHES for Homeschool Families – Week of 17 March 2019
Great homeschool teaching ideas for the week ahead. This week: the Spring Equinox, the swallows of Capistrano, Randolph Caldecott, J.S. Bach, the Yaqui River, a toast to hearts and purses, and more.
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: Iowa, Mexico, Monaco, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Iowa, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, and Monaco.
🖋 🗡 WONDERFUL WORDS: The Ides of March
“And if you can’t curb your ambitions, / at least pursue them hesitantly, cautiously. / And the higher you go, / the more searching and careful you need to be.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Constantine Cavafy, for the Ides of March.)
🏞 HOMESCHOOL NATURE NOTES on the Arrival of Spring
Spring may not begin officially for another week, but the birds in my neighborhood can tell it’s on the way. What signs and significations of spring are you and your students seeing in your homeschool?
🗡 BEWARE the Ides of March!
Remembering the Ides of March, the famous date on which the Roman politician, general, and dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.
🔭 JOIN A HOMESCHOOL RESEARCH PROJECT for Einstein’s Birthday
You and your students can search for undiscovered pulsars in deep space, right from the comfort of your homeschool living room. (Really!) How cool is that?
📜 LIBRARY LESSONS: Julius Caesar the Author
It’s Homeschool Library Tuesday! For our unofficial Julius Caesar Week we look at Caesar the author, always dividing everything into three parts.
🗓 QUICK FRESHES for Homeschool Families – Week of 10 March 2019
Great homeschool teaching ideas for the week ahead. This week: the Ides of March, Albert Einstein, James Madison, the Girl Scouts, the Senegal River, a toast to liberty, and more.
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: Texas, Malta, Mauritius, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Texas, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Mauritania, and Mauritius.
🌟 STAR BRIGHT: Sirius for March
Make the acquaintance of the brilliant white star Sirius, “the dog star,” in the constellation Canis Major this month — the brightest star in earth’s night sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
🌒 HOMESCHOOL NATURE NOTES: Signs of Spring
The astronomical start of spring is still a couple of weeks away, but the signs of spring are already all around us. What springtime signals are appearing in your homeschool neighborhood?
🖋 🔭 WONDERFUL WORDS: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
“Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, / In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, / Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Walt Whitman, contrariwise, for William Herschel and Albert Einstein.)
🌎 🇺🇸 FOR YOUR BULLETIN BOARD: A Printable States & Countries Schedule
Download and print a simple one-page schedule of our regular Sunday States & Countries posts and follow along with us as we tour the world over the course of the homeschool year.
📚 LEARNING THE LIBRARY: The Scientific 500s
It’s Homeschool Library Tuesday! This week: exploring “The Scientific 500s” in the Dewey Decimal Classification, part of our year-long survey of the whole of knowledge. (Really!)
🖋 📚 WONDERFUL WORDS: “Books, books, books!”
“And how I felt it beat / Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark, / An hour before the sun would let me read!” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh,” for Browning’s birthday.)