“Sure on this shining night / I weep for wonder / Wandering far alone / Of shadows on the stars.” (On this day in the year 2063, in a remote area near Bozeman, Montana, a Vulcan survey ship will make first contact with the human race. And some of today’s homeschoolers will probably be around to see it!)
🗓 Homeschool Holidays & Anniversaries (Recent Posts)
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! 😊
The annual spaghetti harvest in Ticino, Switzerland, is one of Europe’s — nay, the world’s — great cultural traditions. Every homeschooler should know about it!
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.
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 young science students can assist in the search for undiscovered pulsars in deep space, right from the comfort of your own homeschool living room. (Really!) How cool is that?
“Lexicógrapher. n.s. [λεξικὸν and γράφω; lexicographe, French.] A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.” (A humorous homeschool holiday, for all lovers of words and dictionaries.)
Remembering one of the great minds of history, Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), on the anniversary of his birth.
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).
The father of the periodic table, the great Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, was born on this day in 1834. Here are some clever educational ways to remember him in your homeschool.