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Upcoming Schedule
"Hand-in Hand: A Homeschooling Father Reminisces"
Arundel Homeschool Support Group Fellowship Dinner
Annapolis Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Friday, September 1, 2000, 6:00 PM
Annapolis, MD

Sharing Our Faith with our Kids,
(or, realizing what we did not know about God.)
M.O.Ps' Dinner
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 21, 2000, 6:00 PM
Catonsville, MD

What We Learned about Deuteronomy 6,
(and lived to tell about it.)
Chapelgate Presbyterian Homeschoolers
Chaplegate Presbyterian Church
Monday, December 4, 2000
Elkridge, MD


"Introducing a Fellow Writer . . ."
by Barbara Smith
"Barbara Black is a poet who has written 217 poems; twelve are gestating. Their birth will be a wonder-full event, for their author is unable to hold a pen or tap a keyboard. Barbara began writing as a young teen, shortly before a numbness in her feet distressed her. The doctors who assured her the sensation was "just in her head," missed the opportunity to diagnose the Multiple Sclerosis that has weakened her hands and body."
Uploaded 5 June 1999

"Everything Old Is New Again"
Introducing Jane Austen's "Old" Novels to a New Generation of Readers

by Barbara Smith
"Who was Jane Austen -- and why do her old novels remain timely to generations of readers? How can we incorporate her work into our homeschool literature studies?"
Uploaded 29 November 1998

"The Bard of Avon" - William Shakespeare 1564-1616
by Barbara Smith
"Strictly speaking, a bard is an exalted national poet, and the "Bard of Avon" remains for millions the greatest English playwright and poet of all time, penning 37 plays and 126 sonnets."
Uploaded 14 September 1998

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Literature Study by Barbara Smith
"The Door in the Wall was the Newbery Award Medal winner in 1950. It is an excellent companion piece to studying the Middle Ages."

"I'd Better Make It a Good One!"
by Barbara Smith
"One Mother’s Objectives for Each Day Made Her a Lively and Loving Author." Barbara tells us about Marguerite de Angeli, (1889-1987), a self-taught illustrator and author of over thirty children’s books.

"Beverly Cleary's Childhood Memories Make Great Children's Stories"
by Barbara Smith
"They have immortalized few fictional characters in bronze and few authors have been honored with their on sculpture garden. Yet, characters from Beverly Cleary ’s beloved series of children's books gleefully “romp” in Grant Park in Portland. "Ramona Quimby," the whimsical scamp joins "Henry Huggins" and his dog "Ribsy," other series' characters, in the new Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children, which opened in October 1995.

Harriet Beecher Stowe:
“A Little Bit of a Woman”

by Barbara Smith
"The woman credited with sparking the Civil War came to Christ at thirteen, during one of her father’s sermons."

Robert Louis Stevenson: "Tusitala" 1850-1894
by Barbara Smith
"Parents should know their children's friends - including favorite authors. Robert Louis Stevenson is one literary companion we may think we know because his books, Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnaped, The Black Arrow, or The Master of Ballantrae, introduced many of us to thrilling romance adventures."




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