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.
🎨 🎵 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. 🎵 🎄 🎅
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.
Happy birthday to one of the greatest musical composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on this day in 1756. Here are some little Mozart lessons you can share with your homeschool students this week.
Download a whole year’s worth of free educational coloring booklets from major libraries and museums all around the world. It’s one of the easiest educational art opportunities you can find for your homeschool.
“Let our rejoicing rise / High as the listening skies, / Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from James Weldon Johnson, for Martin Luther King’s birthday.)
“Long long ago the world begun, / With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain. / But that’s all one, our play is done, / And we’ll strive to please you every day.” (Shakespeare helps us bring the 2020–2021 Christmas Season, and our Homeschool Holiday Music Month, to a close.)
One of the deepest purposes of a liberal education is to enable people to get jokes. David Chase’s brilliant “Twelve Days of Christmas” illustrates that happy principle for us as we approach the end of our Homeschool Holiday Music Month.
For Homeschool Holiday Music Month, introduce your students to the early American shape-note tradition by way of the beautiful carol “Star in the East,” first published in the Southern Harmony collection in 1835.