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Archives for March 2020
🌕 RESEARCH PROJECTS for Homeschool Students – March 2020
Our March 2020 full-moon report on the real scientific and scholarly projects around the world that you and your students can join and contribute to from the comfort of your little home academy.
🖋 🔭 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 John Herschel and Albert Einstein.)
🗓 QUICK FRESHES for Homeschool Families – Week of 8 March 2020
Great homeschool teaching ideas and little lessons for the week ahead, including: brilliant stars, famous physicists, Martian canals, astronomical poems, girl scout troops, student projects, Maltese rivers, a toast to cleverness, and more!
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: Texas, Mali, Mauritania, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Texas, Mali, Malta, the Marshall Islands, and Mauritania.
📸 PHOTO CHALLENGE – March 2020: “Nature’s Yellows” and “Canyons and Gorges”
Calling all homeschool photographers! The Wikimedia Commons Photo Challenge is a great way for serious homeschool photography students to develop their talents and gain some recognition. This month’s themes are “Nature’s Yellows” and “Canyons and Gorges.” Take a look!
🔭 WATCHERS OF THE SKIES – March 2020
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of March 2020.
🦅 FRIDAY BIRD FAMILIES: Tyrant Flycatchers and Becards
Join our year-long homeschool tour of North American bird families and teach some great little science and natural history lessons along the way. This week: the Tyrant Flycatchers and the Becards.
🌍 🇲🇬 WEEKLY WORLD HERITAGE: The Rainforests of the Atsinanana in Madagascar
Pay a visit to a World Heritage Site from one of our countries-of-the-week and learn some great homeschool history and geography along the way. This week: the Rainforests of the Atsinanana in Madagascar.
📚 LEARNING THE LIBRARY: The Scientific 500s
It’s Homeschool Library Day! 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: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
“The river is moving. / The blackbird must be flying.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Wallace Stevens, for the earliest migrants of spring.)
🗓 QUICK FRESHES for Homeschool Families – Week of 1 March 2020
Great homeschool teaching ideas and little lessons for the week ahead, including: Leonine terms, Dewey decimals, Texian tragedies, Boston Massacres, famous painters, flycatching birds, Malawian rivers, a toast to the Alamo, and more!
🌎 🇺🇸 SUNDAY STATES: Florida, Madagascar, the Maldives, and More
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Florida, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, and the Maldives.
🗓 🌱 🐰 HAPPY HOMESCHOOL MARCH from the River Houses!
It’s the first day of March 2020! Here are some little lessons, educational opportunities, and teaching traditions to look for in the homeschool month ahead.
🗓 🦁 LEO TERM 2020 and the Homeschool Year
We divide the homeschool year into four three-month terms in the River Houses. Today is the beginning of Leo Term, our spring term, named for the Great Lion of the Heavens. Leo Term runs from March through May.