You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Homeschool Mom

Image of homeschool mom who is thinking with words of subjects surrounding her.

Hints for Homeschool Moms There is a popular series of history and science books with titles that begin with You Wouldn’t Want to… Here is a homeschool mom version of You Wouldn’t Want to… Please note that this is a satire from a Christian perspective. If you don’t like satire or don’t maintain a Christian … Read more

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

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 … Read more

Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids

Mountain Landscape with Shepherd by Thomas Gainsborough

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 … Read more

The Best Resources for Learning about the Orchestra and Composers

Picture of orchestra performing in a concert hall to show 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 … Read more

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

Man studying pictures on wall because Memorization is important.

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

The Power of Christian Classical Education

Image showing a girl reading and enjoying the freedom and sensibility of a Christian classical education.

I first heard of classical education from an eighty-year-old former teacher, whom I had over for tea. She shared her concerns about the current public school system and government-funded homeschool programs and advocated for a Christian classical education. To learn about classical education, I dived into the book The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer, … Read more