Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids
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Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids Bonjour! I am Berthe Morisot, and I am a woman painter! This is the Berthe Morisot biography for kids! I was born in and always lived in France. When I was 16, my mother paid for me to take art lessons… but I was barred from the famous art school because I am a female, not a male. They only wanted male students. But I often went to the Louvre – you know, the famous museum in Paris – to copy the Old Masters. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of the Old Masters? You know,…

Claude Monet Biography for Kids
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Claude Monet Biography for Kids

Claude Monet Biography for Kids Bon jour! I am Claude Monet. This is the Claude Monet biography for kids. I am from the late 1800s and early 1900s in France. There has been an interesting movement in art going on in France called the Impressionist Movement, and I am one of the main artists of Impressionism. I was born in 1840 in Paris, France. I knew I wanted to be an artist from an early age, though my father wanted me to join the family business of grocery sales and supplying ships. I was able to attend the school of…

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids
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Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids Bon jour! This is the Edgar Degas biography for kids. I am Edgar Degas from France in the 1900s. Yes, France in the 1900s, the time of the Impressionist Movement. The movement so named when a critic called our works “impressionism” because he thought our art works seemed more like sketches than finished paintings. The movement of “in plain air” or natural light. I suppose I am part of this movement but I differ from my colleagues in that I like classical themes and realism. Please call me a Realist! I mostly taught myself to…

Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids
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Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids

Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids Good afternoon. I am Thomas Gainsborough. Would you like a spot of tea? No? Oh, you’re here to learn about me and my art. This is the Thomas Gainsborough biography for kids! Indeed, I was born in 1727 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England and I taught myself art at first. At age 13, I moved to London to study art. There I met my wife, Margaret, and together we had two daughters. I made a modest living from my painting at first, and when we moved to Bath, I studied the portraits of Antoon van Dyck….

Rembrandt Biography for Kids
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Rembrandt Biography for Kids

Hello! Do you know who I am? I am Rembrandt! Have you heard of me? I am so famous I only go by my first name. My name is really Rembrandt van Rijn, but just call me Rembrandt! This is the Rembrandt biography for kids! Let’s investigate my life and art! I was born in Leiden, Holland (now known as the Netherlands) in 1606. You may recall that a group of Separatist Puritans came to Leiden a year after I was born and lived there during the time I was growing up until they left in 1620 to form a…

The Best Resources for Learning about the Orchestra and Composers
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The Best Resources for Learning about the Orchestra and Composers

There are many fun resources for learning about the orchestra and composers. (This post contains affiliate links.) Here are my top choices. Jus’ Classical is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. The Composer Detective At Jus’ Classical, we have our own course to lead you through learning about the orchestra and composers because we believe that learning about the orchestra and classical music should be a fun and engaging experience! In The Composer Detective, a music…

Redeeming Holidays With Our Children
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Redeeming Holidays With Our Children

As parents, we desire to be intentional in living out Christ in front of our children in every way, including redeeming holidays with our children or using the opportunity of celebrating a holiday to show them Christ. So when our children were little, my husband and I talked about how we had celebrated holidays in our families growing up and what traditions we might want to share in our own family. We asked ourselves why we observed each holiday and talked to Christian friends about their traditions at holidays.  Also, we read Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper….

Memorization: Why It Is Important and How It Is Mentally Liberating
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Memorization: Why It Is Important and How It Is Mentally Liberating

Memorization gets a bad name these days in educational circles (especially those related to the government schools.)  Certainly, rote memorization may not make sense if we think that the information will not be used later on, but what is the brain for? To think! In order to think, one must memorize, review, and build on that information to create a foundation of knowledge in the long-term memory! An athlete practices drills and physical movements over and over and a musician rehearses a musical phrase repeatedly so that fine motor skills become gross motor skills and the actions become easy and…

The Purpose of Christian Classical Education
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The Purpose of Christian Classical Education

The Purpose of Christian Classical Education What is the purpose of classical education? I will suggest several goals. First, as the Westminster Catechism states, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” With this in mind, classical education should be pursued with a Christian focus; it should be Christian classical education. God’s character and work can and should be identified and highlighted throughout all the disciplines of study. For example, in math, one learns process and order, and thus, children see that God is a God of order, not confusion. It is up to God to…

Why Participate in Classical Conversations
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Why Participate in Classical Conversations

I discovered Classical Conversations (CC)  when my friend’s daughter sang a few skip counting and history songs to me.  “Where can I find those great skip counting songs?” I asked. As I looked into Classical Conversations, I loved that you can find a song to learn anything and actually memorize meaningful information! But it is the depth of the program that has kept me participating and growing along with my children. Why Participate in Classical Conversations Classical Conversations because it is a Christian homeschool community which utilizes the classical model. Their byline is classical Christian community: classical means how we…

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