Monday, May 7, 2012

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #5

Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  If this is your first time here, this is a link-up aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.

Don't forget to visit the All Things Classical Blog Post Index if you are trying to remember a post that someone linked up or are just looking for encouragement or help on a specific topic related to Classical homeschooling.  I have organized posts that you have linked up here at Trivium Tuesdays so that you can easily find posts on the topic you are looking for.

Each week I am so inspired by what I see in this link-up.  Thank you to all who contribute your wonderful work!  The link-up I am featuring this week, I picked because it taught me something I may have not otherwise thought of.  The post is Resources from Shakespeare's Henry V from Tea Time with Annie Kate.   The title of the post really explains what it is about, and one thing she mentioned was that they watched the movie of Henry V before reading the play.  My first thought was "Hey! My teachers always made us read books/plays first and then watch them."  I left her a comment to that effect and this was her response...

I suppose you wouldn’t watch the movie of a novel first, but Shakespeare wrote PLAYS. They were meant to be watched, not read.
That’s one thing the schools tend to get wrong; first they read a play, bit by bit, so that the students don’t even get the story line and are focusing on meanings of words. Then, when everyone is thoroughly sick of it, they watch the play.
By watching it first, as Shakespeare intended, students really learn to enjoy the story and then have a context for the themes, words etc.

WOW!  Maybe I'm a little slow, but I had never considered how plays were meant to be watched and not read.  I'm going to keep that tidbit tucked away for when my kids are older and we are reading (and watching!) plays.  If you missed her post from last week, make sure to head over and check it out!

Now onto this week's link-up!

Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please place my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) on your blog post so others can learn about this link-up!
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!

I will visit each of your blogs this week and feature my favorite link-up for all to see next week!  Also, if your blog has a button I will place it on my sidebar (under Friends to Visit) for the week until it is replaced by the next week's favorite =)

Happy Linking!

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring me!

    I feel strongly about watching Shakespeare and enjoying his plays rather than destroying them by too much fuss.

    In fact, we watch our local Shakespeare in the park every summer, attending each play at least once. One year we went 3 times, and the players recognized us! The kids never forget those plays, and they all enjoy Shakespeare for fun.

    Thanks for spreading the message! I hope it will help many families to enjoy Shakespeare's plays. Once they enjoy them, they will be able to learn wisdom from them....

    1. You are welcome! Shakespeare in the park sounds like so much fun =)

  2. Thanks for inviting me to your link-up. :)

    I added your button to my post so perhaps other families will join too. I will try to remember to mention it next week in a post for you as well.

    I will be back to read some more from your blog too.

    1. You are welcome...and thank you! Thank you for linking up your post too =)

  3. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sponsoring the link up, and for inviting me!

    1. Well thanks for coming by! I'm really enjoying the community of you ladies =) I hope you are able to come and link up again next week!


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