Out of the Silent Planet–C.S. Lewis

Today is the birthday of C.S. Lewis.  I wrote a little about Lewis last week and today want to talk about the first book in his space trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet. I used this book while teaching literature to some high school students. There are themes running throughout the book such as theContinue reading “Out of the Silent Planet–C.S. Lewis”

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger’s Shakespeare Library is a major center for scholarly research. It describes itself as ‘lively venue for performances, readings, and exhibitions’ and is located in Washington, D.C. Unless you can actually manage a field trip there, the best way this library can be helpful to us as homeschoolers is to check out their website, http://www.folger.edu,Continue reading “Folger Shakespeare Library”

C.S. Lewis

Today marks the day one of Christianity’s greatest writers died in 1963. Lewis’s writings continue to inspire, entertain, & educate over 40 yrs after his death. Lewis is known mainly for his Christian apologetics–an Oxford professor who became a Christian much against his will. His book, Surprised by Joy, tells of his conversion to Christianity.Continue reading “C.S. Lewis”

Reinventing Rachel by Alison Strobel

> I recently read this book & reviewed it on goodreads.com, so thought I would share it here, too. In Reinventing Rachel , Rachel has been raised a Christian & has spent her youth & college years ‘living for God’. She believes she is doing all the right things & is living the perfect life,Continue reading “Reinventing Rachel by Alison Strobel”

A. J. Hartley, UNCC Professor of Shakespeare

Tomorrow night, November 17th, at 7:oo Dr. A.J. Hartley will be giving the keynote address for The Big Read Union County at the Monroe Library (316 E. Windsor St.). Dr. Hartley, a British born writer, holding a M.A. & Ph.D from Boston University, is currently the Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte. Dr. HartleyContinue reading “A. J. Hartley, UNCC Professor of Shakespeare”

Shakespearean Teaching Aids I

Shakespeare’s works can be introduced and taught to students of all ages. To get your younger (elementary and middle school) students interested in reading Shakespeare, have them first read some books that will entertain and teach them more about the time period. I will review and suggest some different books in this category over theContinue reading “Shakespearean Teaching Aids I”

Shakespeare: To Read or Not to Read?

The new movie Anonymous has just come out in theaters, causing an old controversy to arise. Did William Shakespeare of Stratford really write all of those amazing plays & sonnets? This is an interesting argument and one that can be used in your classroom as a great way to learn some debating skills. Two opposingContinue reading “Shakespeare: To Read or Not to Read?”