Category: History

Why Do We Study History?

“To comprehend the history of a thing is to unlock the mysteries of its present, and more, to disclose the profundities of its future.”   – Hilaire Belloc Foundational to Dave […]

Who was Gerard Manley Hopkins?

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, 1844-1889 “The world is charged with the grandeur of God./ It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;/ It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of […]

Great Films from the 1920s

The 1920s was the decade when the best silent feature films were created, only to end suddenly at the end of the decade with the advent of “talkies” in 1927. […]

Great Films from the 1910s

  Film had only been around for about a decade when the 1910s arrived.  During that one decade, film transformed from moving images to true stories.  Although some of these […]

Surprised by Joy

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Romantic poet William Wordsworth lived from 1770 to 1850, writing nearly 400 poems and fathering six children, only three of whom lived to adulthood.  He penned this sonnet […]

Classics Every High Schooler Should Read

There are a lot of classics out there. So have you ever wondered where to start? Or which classics your high schooler should read first? Picking and choosing your book […]

Classics Every Middle Schooler Should Read

I recently read Winston Churchill’s little volume Painting as a Pastime. Before he gets to the what’s and why’s of painting, he describes reading and the unique power books hold. […]

An Easy Way to Help Your Kids Love The Classics

All homeschool moms have idyllic visions of their kids sitting in a chair for hours, poring over well-worn, dog-eared hardback classics, and then immediately writing a 10 page paper about the themes found […]