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Letter from Jane Austen - "I have seen West’s famous painting and prefer it to anything of the kind I ever saw before. I do not know that it is reckoned superior to his “Healing in the Temple” but it has gratified me much more and indeed is the first representation of our Saviour which ever at all contented me. His Rejection by the elders is the subject. I want to have You and Cassandra see it." From a blog post on Jane Austen's admiration for the art of American artist Benjamin West, and…

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Simpleton’s Guide to Pride and Prejudice

Tweet Speak Poetry created this nifty guide to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! Feel free to click on the image to make it bigger.

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Painting With Nature - Simple Summer Crafts

Paint with nature with this simple summer activity for kids .


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Pavement Painting Rain, food coloring, small cups or pots, chunky paintbrushes, sidewalks and/or a drivewayHow to Do It: Make your "paint" by mixing ordinary food coloring with water, or you can use the dregs of your paint jars -- just add water and stir. Grab some paintbrushes, hit the sidewalks and let your kids channel their inner Jackson Pollock.

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Homeschooler’s Guide to Benjamin Franklin

Homeschooler's Guide to Benjamin Franklin - dozens of resources for living books, copywork, notebooking pages, and more! #homeschool #history


Truly valuable chart…

Chart for expressing precise emotion