SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, is looking for writers to contribute to their Schoolhouse Dailies section. We need writers who will write multiple short pieces of curriculum for use on our site. The rules and details will vary from project to project. Here is a summary of the first project, Everyday Easels.
Everyday Easels features a different work of art every two weeks, approaching it from many angles, including art, history, geography, writing, science, and hands-on activities. Please note—you do not have to be an art expert (or even an art lover) to contribute! We need a wide base of information. We are looking for contributors to contribute in any of the following categories for each of the works we study:
Art, Bible, History/Geography, English, Math, Science, Physical Education/Health, Home Economics, Questions for a Notebooking page, Activity—Grades K-2, Activity—Grades 3-6, Activity—Grades 7-12.
Each piece does not need to be lengthy. Using the painting Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, here are some examples of what was written:
Art: talked about why the painting was created, the use of color, and the use of aerial perspective
Bible: discuss Philippians 3:13-14, pressing on toward the goal
History/Geography: the American Revolution
English: synonyms for the word big
Math: units of measure, size of the painting, cost in today’s dollars
Science: hours of sunlight
Physical Education/Health: lack of sleep
Home Economics: Yorkshire Pudding
Some of our upcoming works include:
York Boat on Lake Winnipeg by Walter Joseph Phillips, 1930
I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911
The Bayeux Tapestry
The Crucifixion by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, ca. 1675
Little Sister by Carol Theroux
The Titan’s Goblet by Thomas Cole
Central Park in Winter by Currier & Ives
If you would like to learn more, please e-mail me at bhudson(at)theoldschoolhouse(dot)com.