On this day in 1912, the Japanese government presented a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the United States to line the banks of the Potomac River and other sites in Washington, D.C., where they and their successors may still be seen today.
🗓 Homeschool Holidays & Anniversaries (Post Archives)
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas, resources, and little lessons on history, holidays, anniversaries, and notable events from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Print your own homeschool calendar for the whole year on our main River Houses calendar page and follow along with us, and add your name to our free River Houses mailing list to get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
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 on this day in 1685.
Remembering the Ides of March, the famous date on which the Roman politician, general, and dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.
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?
The Boston Massacre on March 5th, 1770, was one of the key events leading up to the American Revolution. Every American history student should know something about it.
On Copernicus’ birthday, introduce your homeschool students to one of the most important books ever published: “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” (1543).
Our recommended homeschool history encyclopedia is just the thing you need on a notable anniversary like today: the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin (in the same year, 1809).
“Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine!” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Emily Dickinson, for Valentine Week.) ❤️
The father of the periodic table, the great Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, was born on this day in 1834. Here are two clever educational ways to remember him.
“And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, / And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from John Masefield, for the Challenger Seven.)
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.
“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 2019–2020 Christmas Season, and our Homeschool Holiday Music Month, to a close.)