The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City has planned an exciting day of learning and exploring for homeschooling families across the state! Students can: Visit Native American dwellings View Western vistas Explore the playground Learn about ancient and contemporary Native American traditions Explore the role of trading posts in the West Learn … Continue reading Homeschool Day at The Cowboy
Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for December, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Israel and the delights of Advent.
Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in a National Park. Don’t make it hard. This month, let’s consider light, whether it comes from a candle, a light bulb, a cozy hearth fire, or a Christmas Tree. Can you imagine a world of … Continue reading Nature Study: Light
The Season of Advent is a long-standing tradition in many churches throughout the world. It is a crucial part of the liturgical calendar that consists of a focused time of waiting. It’s a season of fasting and spiritual preparation, much like Lent, intentionally hopeful for the arrival of Christ. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas. … Continue reading Celebrating Advent
Hymn Story: O Come O Come Emmanuel is the translation of a ninth-century Latin hymn, Veni Veni Immanuel. It recreates O Antiphons that are sung in many churches around the world during the last few days before Christmas. Each verse represents a different Antiphon with the refrain, “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O … Continue reading O Come O Come Emmanuel
Biography: Giotto was only nine years old when the painter Cimabue found him drawing pictures of sheep on the rock wall of a pasture. After some discussion with Giotto’s father, Cimabue took Giotto home with him as an apprentice. Giotto bloomed as an artist in his own right in Cimabue’s studios, and then he left … Continue reading Giotto di Bondone
Biography George Frederick Handel was born in Halle, Germany on February 32, 1685 (which is the same year that Johann Sebastian Bach was born. His father was a barber and surgeon who planned for his son to be a lawyer. George practiced the harpsichord in the attic, hidden from his father, who believe that music … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah
Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from different continents, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. This month we have all sorts of information about ancient Israel for you! Map Study: Map Study is very simple. Print off a map. Label … Continue reading Life and Times of Ancient Israel
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela Read that statement again and let it marinate. We tend to think of education as reading, writing, and arithmetic, but education is much more than that. Education influences a child’s worldview, and the subjects taught solidify that worldview as … Continue reading Education Changes the World
At least, if He HAS called you to that, it is not the first thing He has called you to do. More importantly, He has called you to be His disciple-er to your child. I remember a conversation I was a part of many years ago in my parents’ home. A visitor was in the … Continue reading God Has Not Called You To Be a ‘Great Homeschooler’
Here’s what you need to get started homeschooling here! First of all, WELCOME! We are glad you’re here! We are Homeschool Oklahoma, and we are here to equip, encourage and inform you on your homeschool journey. We have worked to make our website as helpful and comprehensive as possible, and we invite you to browse … Continue reading So, You Are Moving to Oklahoma!