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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

Homeschool Day at The Cowboy

This event is full. We hope to do another one soon. Please keep an eye out for it! To join the waitlist, email jlodge@nationalcowboymuseum.org 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! Enter your email below, fill out … Continue reading Homeschool Day at The Cowboy

Cooking Like My Grandmother

My grandmother was famous for her food.… her bread…. her pies….her Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake…. and her canned foods…. and her fried chicken, especially her fried chicken. Her fame spread from Ohio to Oklahoma and Texas and among all the relatives strung out in between. She wasn’t famous for fancy food. She was famous for food that … Continue reading Cooking Like My Grandmother

Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith

Finding the right curriculum can feel overwhelming. Parents have so many questions and worries. What happens if I choose the wrong one? What happens if I leave something out? Donna Smith helps homeschooling moms think through the process of finding what’s right for their family. Who is Donna Smith? Steve and Donna Smith are Oklahoma … Continue reading Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith

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