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Celebrating Advent

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

O Come O Come Emmanuel

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

Giotto di Bondone

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

Handel’s Messiah

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

Life and Times of Ancient Israel

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 Changes the World

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

God Has Not Called You To Be a ‘Great Homeschooler’

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’

So, You Are Moving to Oklahoma!

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!

Homeschooling through Heartbreak

Grief is a tsunami. Sometimes you have a warning, and other times, it’s a shock. Either way, the typical landscape of your life is suddenly underwater and rearranged. Everything is messy, and recovery seems distant. After a near-drowning, a person vomits up the water she struggled in and then just lays there and breathes. At … Continue reading Homeschooling through Heartbreak

Nature Study: Microscopic Things

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. Just go outside. This month, let’s look at the tiniest creatures and plants. Do you have a microscope? If so, pull it out for the month and look … Continue reading Nature Study: Microscopic Things