Many of you are familiar with the lovely and talented Maureen Wittman. Maureen is a longtime homeschooling mom who has written two books; A Catholic Homeschool Treasury (which is available on Kindle for $.99) and For The Love of Literature: Teaching Core Subjects with Literature. Maureen is also the genius behind Homeschool Connections.
Kindly, Maureen has offered us one of her orginal Unit Studies as an Advent gift. It is a unit she wrote for a history coop on the Renaissance but it is very appropriate for an Advent poetry study. The Burning Babe is a poem by Robert Southwell and is full of extraordinarily beautiful imagery. From Maureen's introduction:
"I first created this unit for my history co-op when we were studying the Renaissance. I used it
with children from upper grade school to high school age. At first, I was afraid that it would be
too deep a subject for the younger children, but they rose to my high expectations. At first they
were appalled by the intense imagery of the poem, but as they grew in understanding they found
the beauty that laid within. A study of Robert Southwell and his poetry also brought them a
better understanding of the Renaissance Era and Elizabethan England. I encourage you to use
this unit alongside either your history or literature studies, and to be bold enough to use with
children of all ages."
Here is the link to the Unit Study. I hope you all enjoy !