On Copernicus’ birthday, introduce your homeschool students to one of the most important books ever published: “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” (1543).
🗓 Homeschool Holidays & Anniversaries (Post Archives)
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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.)
“Let’s merry be this day, / And let us now both sport and play, / Hang grief, cast care away, / God send you a happy new year!” (An ancient new-year carol sung to the tune “Greensleeves,” by the great countertenor Alfred Deller, for Homeschool Holiday Music Month.)
Take five minutes today to teach your students the story of Archbishop Thomas Becket, whose murder on this day in the year 1170 has loomed large in the Western imagination for nearly a thousand years.
Herman Melville reminds us that even on Christmas Day, somewhere in the world there are sailors setting out to sea.
Want to know when your Christmas presents will arrive? Don’t ask Amazon, ask NORAD!
Take a few minutes out of your homeschool schedule today to celebrate Beethoven’s Birthday!