“Rest, comrades, rest and sleep! / The thoughts of men shall be / As sentinels to keep / Your rest from danger free.” (Little homeschool lessons in literature, history, geography, and music, for the Memorial Day weekend.)
🗺 Homeschool Maps & Geography (Post Archives)
All the Ivans dreaming of their villages
all the Marias dreaming of their walled cities,
picking up fragments of New World slowly,
not knowing how to put them together nor how to join
image with image, now I know how it was with you, an old map
made long before I was born shows ancient
rights of way where I walked when I was ten burning with desire
for the world’s great splendors, a child who traced voyages
indelibly all over the atlas, who now in a far country
remembers the first river, the first
field, bricks and lumber dumped in it ready for building,
that new smell, and remembers
the walls of the garden, the first light.
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas and little lessons on maps, atlases, and geography from the River Houses Homeschool Network. See our regular States & Countries posts for still more geographical teaching resources, and add your name to our free River Houses mailing list to get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
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Teach a little lesson on geology and plate tectonics this week with some beautiful maps from the collections of the Library of Congress.
The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. was one of the most consequential battles in the history of the Western world. It’s an event every homeschool student should know.
Get your own full-color wall map of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for only the cost of shipping, and follow along with us as we tour the world during the 2019–2020 River Houses homeschool year.
To understand a complex and beautiful piece of literature or music you must already know a great deal about the world — names, places, people, and events, that may seem at first to be disconnected.
It’s Homeschool Library Tuesday! This week: mapping the world’s longest rivers, the Amazon and the Nile, at the Library of Congress.
Art and science combine in the maps of Renaissance cartographer Abraham Ortelius, born on this day in 1527. Explore a wonderful online Ortelius exhibit in your homeschool this week.
It’s Tuesday Tea at the Library! This week, take a few homeschool minutes to visit the bottom of the ocean (via the Library of Congress).