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Learn to Love Art: Art Appreciation for Children

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Here you see a painting by Norwegian painter, Harriet Backer (born 1845, died 1932). It’s called Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother. Spend a bit of time observing this painting, and then answer the questions below. Since the goal of this study is to learn to love art, I recommend that you answer the questions […]

Hitty — Her First Hundred Years

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

First published in 1929, Hitty: Her First Hundred Years is a nearly perfect book. Hitty is a doll carved by an old Irish peddler in 1827 from a piece of well-seasoned mountain ash wood. She tells the story of her first hundred years and how she is owned by many little girls, is lost several […]

The Homework

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Post by Homeschooling with the Trivium.

The Baby Delays

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Drawing by Claire Fletcher

The Trivium Applied to Tatting Plus Tatted Bookmark Giveaway

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

UPDATE: Pat in TX is our winner. by Maribel Hernandez Readers familiar with the Trivium method of learning, as described in Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style, already know to follow three simple stages — grammar, logic and lastly rhetoric. Those not familiar with the Trivium will benefit from reading the book […]

Something is wrong with this picture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Girl Chopping Onions (1646) by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) Netherlands Baroque painter & draftsman Student of Rembrandt Beautiful picture, but something is definitely wrong.

Art by Johannah Bluedorn Stanford

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Pages from the book A Is for Amicus by Johannah Bluedorn Stanford (not yet published)

Great Moments in Medicine #4

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Antoine Lavoisier — conducted experiments that showed that respiration was essentially a slow combustion of organic material using inhaled oxygen.

Art With Matching Poetry —The Happy Field

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough by William Cowper (1731-1800) Ye sons of earth prepare the plough, Break up your fallow ground! The Sower is gone forth to sow, And scatter blessings round. The seed that finds a stony soil Shoots forth a hasty blade; But ill repays the sower’s toil, Soon withered, scorched, […]

Cicely Mary Barker

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Most of Cicely Mary Barker’s artwork is still under copyright and so may not be posted legally on the internet. I’ve included here some of her work that is in the public domain (created before 1923). Elves and Fairies postcard Children of the Allies Fairy Orchestra Shakespeares Boy and Girl Series – Mamillius Shakespeares Boy […]


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