There are some places or events where the atmosphere is so focused and palpable that mental immersion in the situation is almost inescapable: the starting line of a marathon, a solemn religious service, a college classroom during a final exam. Whether it was your intention to be involved or not, when someone puts an extensive … Continue reading Education is an Atmosphere
Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for April, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are distinctly American and focus on the Twentieth Century.
Georgia O’Keeffe was born on a farm in Wisconsin in 1887. She spent a large part of her life admiring natural things, from flowers and seashells to mountains and animal bones found in the desert. Preferring to portray natural, inanimate objects, she rarely painted people or animals. Georgia studied at different art schools and colleges … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)
William Carlos Williams crew at speaking three languages (English, Spanish, French), and listening to his father tell stories and read Shakespeare in the evenings. The stories were about adventures in the Caribbean. William Carlos Williams had a few adventures of his own while traveling to Europe with his family, but he spent most of his … Continue reading William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Have you ever watched a film in which the action moves on powerful music? Movie producers and directors Steven Spielberg said of his friend, “without John Williams, bikes don’t fly. Nor do brooms in quidditch matches. Nor do men in red capes. There is no Force. Dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not … Continue reading John Williams (1932-present)
A Master Class is an opportunity for the experts to share their knowledge to equip families to succeed. These presentations will be 55 minutes of education, 5 minutes of which can be dedicated to any specific products that the expert wants to promote. Afterward, the speaker will invite attendees to visit their booth or website … Continue reading Master Class
Questions to Ponder What shape are the leaves? What color are the leaves and petals? What color are the petals? Do you see any similar flowers nearby that are a different color? How tall is the plant? Is the plant in the sun or in the shade? Do you see any bugs on the plant? … Continue reading Nature Study: Flowers
Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for March, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are distinctly American and focus on the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in Yellowstone National Park. Don’t make it hard. Just go outside. This month, we suggest you spend some time outside every day that the weather is reasonable, and observe what is going on with the weather. … Continue reading Nature Study Weather
Aaron Copland was born in 1900. He loved to write music and even more so, he loved to teach people how to enjoy it. He grew up in New York City, where he heard all kinds of music. During his lifetime, Americans were getting used to modern times. Artists and writers were trying out new … Continue reading Aaron Copland