You know what I mean right? All people from New York are rude, and would rather step on your face than look at you. All people from Utah are Mormon All Californians are vegetarian hippies . . . well, you get the picture.
All Texans chew tobacco, ride horses and trucks, and are country bumpkins!
I despise stereotypes and dealing in emphatic attitudes about others. One of my biggest pet peeves. You might have already figured that out though. I mean, I am the Christian homeschool mom that wears crazy socks with my long skirts . . .
Texans are, in fact, educated. Texans do possess culture. Texans are proud of their heritage. Here are just a few: Van Cliburn. Scott Joplin. Debbie Reynolds. Larry McMurtry.
The point is this. Texas is big. Texas is proud. Texas has culture and a rich heritage. All of this, to share some of our upcoming homeschool plans, focusing on our great Lone Star State. I am excited (can you tell?) to share some of the resources and curriculum we are utilizing during the coming month in our Texas studies.
We will begin with Art & History.
The kids and I were most privileged to participate in our hometown's celebration of Texas Independence Day. This allowed the children and I many hours of studying and preparing. I will be sharing in a couple of weeks the new curriculum that we used to study the exciting Texas History that we shared and reenacted during the Texas Independence Day Festival.
|ORIGINAL PHOTO CREDIT via Compfight.com cc|
AND Here are some of the works that my artists produced for our local celebration:
|The Bug's sketch of the Alamo mission|
|Squeaker built this lovely sculpture from clay of the Alamo at San Antonio Bexar|
|Portrait of Colonel William Barrett Travis by The Squeaker|
|. . . AND, the project only a unique homeschooler could do - The Texas Independence Heroes in Origami by The Scout. He's an original, what can I say?|
Joyfully Learning with You,