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Here in the River Houses we believe in name-dropping. As you’re working and living with your students day by day and through the year, you should never miss an opportunity to drop a name, a date, a place, a term, or an idea in your students’ paths. You don’t have to go into detail, or prepare a lesson plan, or assign special reading — just drop a name. Old-time educators called it “furnishing the mind,” and that’s a very good way to describe it.
Today is a noteworthy historical anniversary: it’s the bicentennial of the birth of Britain’s Queen Victoria (1819–1901), whose life spanned nearly the entire nineteenth century and who gave her name to an entire era. “Victoria” is a name to drop in your homeschool this week.
If you drop Victoria’s name and your students decide to pick it up, they will be able to find a wealth of educational material both at your local library and online. The Wikipedia article on Victoria has been marked as one of their “featured articles” that are particularly comprehensive and well written:
- ➢ Queen Victoria (Featured Article from Wikipedia)
Your recommended River Houses history encyclopedia (riverhouses.org/books) has an excellent illustrated summary of the Victorian era on page 348 — it was an era of extraordinary scientific, technological, and social progress, and literary accomplishment.
What historical anniversaries are you studying (and what other names will you be dropping) in your homeschool this week? 😊
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