Do you have a penchant for poetry? Do rhymes ring true with you? There is a new writing opportunity with SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. One of our Schoolhouse Dailies is called Everyday Copywork. If you’re not sure what copywork is, take a look at my Charlotte Mason post from last week.
Everyday Copywork is designed to build handwriting skills in educational and engaging ways. We are looking for both original material and public domain material in a variety of subject areas including history, science, sports, literature, Bible, geography, etc…
If you would like to submit public domain material as copywork we could consider, please be sure to verify that the passage was originally published (in English) prior to 1923 and submit at least two separate links to the text online that are in agreement on the text of the material. For example, a submission would include the following, using The Gettysburg Address as an example: title, author, date published, two separate sites that quote the document, and a highlighted passage that you intend to be used as copywork.
For original material, you are welcome to write a paragraph or poem about any of the topics listed above as well as many others. For example, a sports-themed piece might be styled like a short newspaper article about an important event.
You do not need to have a handwriting font to take part. We will convert the material into copywork prior to posting it on the site.
If you would like to learn more, please e-mail me at bhudson(at)theoldschoolhouse(dot)com.