Are you looking for an interesting way to teach American history? You need to take a look at The Giant American History Timeline. It’s such a fun way to learn about history! Have your kids complete various activity pages and then use them to build timelines that show how various historical events and people are connected. It's a great tool for understanding historical context and for making history come alive!
It's time for another post in the Everyday Scholé series, along with my friend Sara at Classically Homeschooling. We've been discussing the 'Essential Principles of Classical Pedagogy' as presented by Dr. Christopher Perrin in his 9-video lecture series. This month we are focusing on the fifth principle - Songs, Chants & Jingles and how we're using songs for memory work.
Learning Latin is hard work! And I certainly don't want my daughter to forget all she's learned this year so finding ways to keep practicing her newly acquired skills is high on my list of priorities this summer.
But I know she won't be very happy about doing daily Latin drill worksheets.
My goal is to find fun ways to practice Latin without it feeling like a chore and, after doing some searching, I've discovered some fabulous homeschool Latin resources kids will love!
My daughter LOVES art. If she had her way, our homeschool day would be spent with a pile of sketchpads and drawing supplies. I, on the other hand, don't care for messy art projects and would be just as happy to find other things to do. And, since I'm being honest, I'll admit that when things get busy art lessons are often the first thing to disappear from the schedule.
But one of the reasons we chose to homeschool was so TJ could pursue her own interests - even if that includes messy art projects! So I have to find intentional ways to include art in our schedule (without having to teach it myself!).
Art is one of TJ's favorite subjects so I try to include it as often as possible. And, if I'm completely honest, with as little mess and fuss as possible! The Impressionist artists are some of our favorites - we've done some great projects about Monet, Renoir, and a few others. Next on our list is Mary Cassatt. It seems perfectly fitting since her birthday is this month - May 22, 1844.
I've collected some fun ideas for studying impressionist art with kids - here are my favorite Mary Cassatt Art Projects for Kids.