Life and Times of the Arctic

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from a few of the many areas of the Arctic, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. This month we have all sorts of information about the Arctic for you! Map Study:  Map Study is … Continue reading Life and Times of the Arctic

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn Study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for … Continue reading When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Henry Purcell

Biography Henry Purcell was a British composer whose pieces are still played today. Born in 1659, Henry was the son of a Westminster Abbey choir director. He spent his early years hearing the choir. His father passed away when he was five years old, and he continued to grow amidst tragedies such as the Plague and … Continue reading Henry Purcell

El Greco

Biography Doménikos Theotokópoulos, known as El Greco, lived from 1541-1614. He was one of the last members of the Italian Renaissance. He was born in Crete, where he was known for painting religious icons. Then, he lived for a period in Rome, where he developed a distaste for Michelangelo and didn’t make many friends. Eventually, … Continue reading El Greco

Simple Beauty for March 2022

In Simple Beauty for March, expect to learn something new about Tintoretto, meet Antonio Vivaldi, learn about the countries of Africa, read more fables, learn the words and story of O Sacred Head Now Wounded, and discover spiders from your own yard.

Life and Times of Africa

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from a few of the many countries in Africa, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. This month we have all sorts of information about Africa for you! Map Study:  Map Study is very simple. … Continue reading Life and Times of Africa

Aesop for March

Fables are short stories that have a moral. Aesop who lived in Greece from 640-564 BC, gathered many ancient fables into a collection to share with his community. We’ve chosen a few for you this month, and they are linked at www.hsok.org/beauty. Read some or all of them with your students and talk about the … Continue reading Aesop for March

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions of “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music … Continue reading O Sacred Head Now Wounded