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Archive for March, 2007

Photo of the Day — Monday

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Icy Mud: Sign of Spring — Photo by Nathaniel Bluedorn

Thomas Eakins

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

The Courtship by Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)

My Favorite Book

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

If you asked me what my favorite read-aloud book is, I’d have to say Men of Iron by Howard Pyle. I first read it to my children sometime in the mid ’80’s and again in the ’90’s and who knows how many times we’ve listened to the recorded book version. Just now I re-read the […]

Painting by Richard Doyle

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Courtship by Richard Doyle (1824-1883)

On Trying to Fix What Ain’t Broke

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Parental control over education is a basic constitutional principle and a fundamental right. It can be protected by legislation, but it cannot be made to rest upon legislation, because if it rests upon legislation, it then ceases to be a fundamental right, and it becomes a special “right” granted by the state. If it is […]

Announcing a new Christian homeschool curriculum….

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Signs & Seasons: Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy Unlike the vast majority of pop astronomy books that focus on “Modern Astronomy,” Signs & Seasons teaches “Classical Astronomy,” the traditional, historical approach to learning the sky. Astronomy is the most ancient science. It had been part of the Quadrivium, one of Seven Liberal Arts of […]

Homeschooling in New Zealand

Friday, March 9th, 2007

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Drawn-Thread Work

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Armistice Blouse using drawn-thread work by Helena Bluedorn. Susan Tuttle–Thanks! I used Folkwear’s “Armistice Blouse” pattern and the lace edging is store-bought (Joann’s). Jennifer Van Cleave–I used 100% cotton, but it did look like linen. Helena

Research on the Teaching of Math: Formal Arithmetic at Age Ten, Hurried or Delayed?

Monday, March 5th, 2007

The Historical Perspective Strange though it may seem at first, it is nevertheless quite clear that addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – comparatively simple operations, which we inflict on our children while they are still quite young – were, in antiquity, far beyond the horizon of any primary school. The widespread use of calculating-tables and […]

10 Things to Do Before Age 10

Monday, March 5th, 2007

The following article first appeared in Bill and Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling magazine. Some Classical Educators focus on the classical method and others focus on the classical subjects. Those who focus on the subjects (Latin, logic, etc.) tend to want to get to the academics as early as possible. Those who focus on the method […]

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