Pay a homeschool visit to the National Archives in Washington this week to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on 17 September 1787. The National Archives has a wealth of free teaching materials available that are ideal for homeschoolers.
🗓 Homeschool Holidays & Anniversaries (Recent Posts)
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On this twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, why not invite your homeschool students to contemplate the Star-Spangled Banner, in London and New York.
The familiar Lincoln penny — you may have one in your pocket right now — first went into circulation on this day in 1909. It was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
“Of thee we think, in a ring we link; / To the shearer of ocean’s fleece we drink, / And the ‘Meteor’ rolling home.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Herman Melville, for his birthday.)
Share some great educational resources with your homeschool students this week on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” (Happy birthday to the great American writer Henry David Thoreau, born on this day in 1817.)
Be sure to add a visit to the National Archives and the Declaration of Independence (in person or online) to your homeschool Fourth of July calendar!
You and your students can help astronomers study the shapes and orbits of real asteroids in space, right from the comfort of your little home academy. How cool is that?
Nine multi-part masterpieces of the documentarian’s art that you and your homeschool students can watch together and discuss over the summer.
“A whisper, and then a silence: / Yet I know by their merry eyes / They are plotting and planning together / To take me by surprise.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Longfellow, for Father’s Day.)