• history,  homeschooling,  meaning of life,  music

    Sharing Beethoven with my children

    I find homeschooling easiest at the times when I am enthusiastically learning new things myself. So with that in mind, I picked up a copy of Harvey Sach’s The Ninth, about Beethoven’s symphony, and today while the kids are out with their dad, I was reading it and trying to envision how I can share it with the children. I have only read the first chapter so far but I am already thinking of how I could devise a game with the children, pretending that one of us is Beethoven. We have watched the movie Beethoven Lives Upstairs so they have some vague knowledge of who Beethoven is. In play,…