Explore an assortment of educational activities for your homeschool Halloween from the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
🗓 Homeschool Holidays & Anniversaries (Post Archives)
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“This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.”
“This story shall the good man teach his son.”
Remembering the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, on this day in 1781.
For National Fossil Day, why not explore a big collection of rare and beautiful books on paleontology made available by the Smithsonian Institution and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 — the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England. Why not use this occasion to introduce your homeschool students to one of the most famous objects that has survived from the Middle Ages: the Bayeux Tapestry.
“I be free to go abroad / Or take again my homeward road / To where for me the apple tree / Do lean down low in Linden Lea.” (A bonus poem-of-the-week, from William Barnes and Ralph Vaughan Williams, for apple season and Vaughan Williams’ birthday.)
Robert Goddard, the inventor of the liquid-fueled rocket and the father of modern space flight, was born on this day in 1882.
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.
The Star-Spangled Banner, in London and New York.
The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, now one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, was destroyed in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius on this day in the year 79.
The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified on this day in 1920, exactly 100 years ago.