Nine multi-part masterpieces of the documentarian’s art that you and your homeschool students can watch together and discuss over the summer.
🎨 🎵 Homeschool Arts & Music (Recent Posts)
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas, resources, and little lessons on arts and music from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Add your name to our free River Houses mailing list and get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
❡ Holiday Music Month: This Homeschool Arts & Music collection also includes our special series of December Holiday Music Month posts. 🎵 🎄 🎅
“Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam, / In full glory reflected now shines on the stream — / ‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave / O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Francis Scott Key, for Flag Day.)
“Loudly sing, cuckoo!” (Our ancient homeschool poem-of-the-week, anonymously, for the beginning of our summer term.)
“Rest, comrades, rest and sleep! / The thoughts of men shall be / As sentinels to keep / Your rest from danger free.” (Little homeschool lessons in literature, history, geography, and music, for the Memorial Day weekend.)
“Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow, / Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.” (Our poem-of-the-week, from Marta Keen, for homeschool graduation season and the beginning of summer.)
To understand a complex and beautiful piece of literature or music your students must first know a great deal about the world — names, places, people, and events that may seem at first to be disconnected.
Still cooped up and over stressed? Calm your homeschool down with the peaceful “Alleluia” of American composer Randall Thompson, born on this day in 1899.
Teach your homeschool students to recognize one of the most famous artistic symbols of the American Revolution this week: Daniel Chester French’s “Minute Man.”
Take a few homeschool minutes this week to learn about William Morris, one of the great artistic polymaths of the Victorian period, on the anniversary of his birth.
Take a few homeschool minutes to introduce your students to a tiny musical masterpiece by one of the world’s great composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, born on this day in 1685.