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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Homeschool must see: Little House on the Prarie, the Musical

I recently found out that Little House on the Prairie had been revived as a musical starring Melissa Gilbert as Ma.

If your daughter (or even son) is anything like mine, she has read every little house book written. Mine read not only the Laura Ingalls series, but the fictional prequels and sequels (not written by Laura Ingals Wilder). She knows the story from the Great, Great, Grandmother down to Laura's daughter.

If you follow a classical approach as we do (very loosely) then this story is well suited for anyone studying the the late classical to early modern time period.

Pair the studying of these novels with enjoying the musical and you have enriched the historical experience for your child.

You don't have to be a homeschooler studying a specific time period to enjoy the play though.

Little House is playing all over the country and may be coming to a town near you very soon.

If you are reading the books and/or plan to the show, you should make use of the STUDY GUIDE


ST. PAUL, MN 10/13/09 – 10/25/09
NASHVILLE, TN 10/27/09 – 11/1/09
LITTLE ROCK, AR 11/3/09 – 11/5/09
SPRINGFIELD, MO 11/6/09 – 11/8/09
TULSA, OK 11/10/09 – 11/15/09
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 11/17/09 – 11/22/09
ST. LOUIS, MO 11/24/09 – 11/29/09
DETROIT, MI 12/01/09 – 12/05/09
TEMPE, AZ 12/08/09 – 12/13/09
DENVER, CO 12/15/09 – 12/27/09
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 01/05/2010 – 01/10/2010
OMAHA, NE 01/12/2010 – 01/17/2010
MADISON, WI 1/19/10 – 1/24/10
TORONTO, ON 1/27/10 – 2/28/10
TAMPA, FL 3/2/10 – 3/7/10
NAPLES, FL 3/9/10 – 3/14/10
RALEIGH NC 3/16/10 – 3/21/10
APPLETON, WI 3/23/10 – 3/28/10
SPOKANE, WA 4/8/10 – 4/11/10
SACRAMENTO, CA 4/14/10 – 4/25/10
HOUSTON, TX 4/28/10 – 5/9/10
DALLAS, TX 5/11/10 – 5/23/10
SIOUX FALLS, SD 6/1/10 – 6/6/10
Ft Worth TX 6.8.10-6-13/10

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1 comment:

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

I haven't been able to get my kids to read the books yet, even though I have raved about them (read every one myself!)

An interesting thing I learned about Laura Ingall's father was that he had wanderlust. He always felt that there would be a better life if they moved. So, that's why they moved so many times and encountered extra hardships because of that. It had to be really hard on his wife and family.

People who watch the TV show should know that only about the first season had much to do with what really happened to Laura Ingalls Wilder and anything in her books. After that, Michael Landon took broad "artistic license" and it doesn't resemble the real story any more.