Ambleside Online Year 11

This is our Year 11 Australian/personalised adaption of Ambleside Online. We've just finished for the year and this is my final update...unless I've forgotten something. Bible/Devotions *  **  * *** In The Steps of the Master by H.V. Morton - Bible History & Geography * Knowing God by J.I. Packer - continued from last year ** The … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 11

Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

The Forgotten Daughter is an outstanding book by an author who was well-known for her dedication to historical accuracy. Caroline Dale Snedeker (1871-1956) wrote numerous books for children and this book is a fine example of the research she undertook to produce an historically authentic work of fiction.   The Forgotten Daughter is a captivating … Continue reading Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

    We've just finished Week 9 of Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar using Anne White's very helpful study guide. The study of Plutarch would never have been on my radar (as I explained here) but I was persuaded to have a try, at least, when I read how highly his writing was regarded by … Continue reading Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week

We finished Shakespeare's King Lear yesterday. Moozle wrote this narration on the play today in 'the style of Plutarch.'     I've mentioned in previous posts that we were watching a movie version of King Lear on YouTube. We've got as far as the end of the eighth video but I'll probably skip at least … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week

Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

After I had read our Plutarch lesson & Bengy and Moozle had taken turns narrating sections, I had them both write out a number of words starting with the letter 't.' 'T' was the obvious letter to use as we're going through the life of Timoleon and just about everyone involved in the narrative has … Continue reading Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

Ambleside Online Year 3 – Shakespeare, Plutarch & Poetic Narration

A few months ago I shared some of Moozle's written narrations inspired by Plutarch. Since then she has continued to do a written narration once or twice a week and has branched out a little from the letter form she started with.The  first one here is still in letter form but was inspired after our … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 3 – Shakespeare, Plutarch & Poetic Narration

Plutarch Narrations from a 9 Year Old

Moozle has been listening in on our Plutarch readings since she was about 7 years old and has often surprised me by jumping in and giving her version of the story. I've just started her on written narrations this week by asking her to write a sentence on something she's read or I've read aloud … Continue reading Plutarch Narrations from a 9 Year Old