WEMH #024 Lessons from Spain and Don Quixote
For all you dreamers and wanna-be dreamers.
Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children
by James Baldwin
Several Don Quixote versions are available online through Internet Archive, including the Wishbone version
Don Quixote Hallmark presentation starring John Lithgow
Man of La Mancha--musical
Lyrics to The Impossible Dream
WEMH #025 Lessons from William Bradford and the Pilgrims
Of Plimouth Plantation by William Bradford
An abbreviated reader of Of Plymouth Plantation
Stories of the Pilgrims
Audio version of Roland Usher book
Poem: The Landing of The Pilgrim Fathers
Did your ancestor come over on the Mayflower? How to find out:
*Note: In the recording, I said there were 35 million descendents in America. That figure is worldwide. There are an estimated 10 million descendents living in America.
WEMH #026 Lessons from Brave Little Holland
Brave Little Holland by William Griffis
Young People's History of Holland by William Griffis
Youtube: Holland vs. Netherlands
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
The Land of Pluck by Mary Mapes Dodge
The Awakening of Europe by M.B. Synge
A Leak in the Dyke by Phoebe Cary
WEMH #097 Why the Colonists Came
Daily Sampler -- Why the Colonists Came
WEMH #098 Sir Henry Vane
Are you tired of corruption at high levels? Come spend a little time over the next 3 podcasts with 3 of the leaders who helped established colonies--and secure freedoms!-- in our early days and rub shoulders with true greatness.
Illustration: Sir Henry Vane takes leave of his wife.
Stories of Early American History, Volume 3 of the Freedom Series, p. 45
The Life of Sir Henry Vane the Younger by John Willcock
The Life of Sir Henry Vane by William Ireland
WEMH #099 The Life of William Penn
"If the people want of me anything that would make them happier, I should readily grant it."
WEMH #100 James Oglethorpe
'Non Sibi Sed Aliis'
Not for himself, but for others.
WEMH #101 Charles Morris and His Historical Tales
A few days ago, I posted that I had just acquired a set of Historical Tales that I would tell you more about. That's one of the purposes of today's podcast.
But I also share the author's thoughts on why learning history is so important and he expresses so beautifully why I focus so much on history here at the Well-Educated Heart. It's not just a subject to check off the list. It truly is one of the best ways to form the characters of your children and influence their lives for good.
When he talks about a systematic way of learning, having a purpose for what you are reading and 'digesting' what you are learning, I hope you recognize that the rotation schedule, looking for lessons for living and notebooking the 'gems' you find fulfill his suggestions.
WEMH #102 The Alhambra
Why did I never learn this in school??
WEMH #103The Decline of Spain
We'll take another look at compulsion vs. freedom of thought. Spain managed to rid itself of all non-Christians--and 'killed' its country in the process.
Art credit: The Moorish Proselytes of Archbishop Ximenes, Granada by Edwin Long
WEMH #104 El Cid
Art credit: The Oath of Santa Gadea, El Cid Campeor
WEMH #105 Rembrandt
Today's sampler is a simple story of Rembrandt you can share with elementary age children.
Art credit: Portrait of Saskia, Rembrandt's wife
WEMH #107 The Story of Edward Bok
An adventurer for beauty.
The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
High Adventurers by Mary Parkman
Stories of Great Writers, p. 97
Going to the Theatre With Longfellow
WEMH #108 Mary Mapes Dodge
A woman "...so triumphantly alive and joyous, so in love with life and raptured with the world--a woman of singular radiance and cheer."