Resources for Pack D

We’ve dubbed our morning circle time “Council of Oaks” because it is a gathering of Oaks. Here are some resources we might use in November.

(Each of these links is an Amazon affiliate link that supports the work we do at Educating Oaks and in our homeschool. I have read them all, so I can recommend them. You can look for them wherever you wish, even in your local library.)

Poet: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

A note about Whitman’s work: Especially if you are going to read Whitman from the internet instead of buying a children’s book, make sure you read the poem you have chosen all the way through so that there are no surprises when you are reading the poem with your kids. (I bet this is your standard practice, but it is more important with some poets than others, and you might not think of that.)

Whitman’s Poems online:, PoemHunter, Poetry Foundation


Poem to Memorize: “O Captain, My Captain!” by Walt Whitman

Folk Song: America the Beautiful


Hymn:  When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

Scripture Memory: Philippians 2:5-18

Philippians 2:5-11 ESV and 2:12-18 ESV  (2:5-11 KJV and 2:12-18 KJV)

Artist: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

You can view many of Norman Rockwell’s works online here. Click on The Art of Norman Rockwell in the sidebar to be taken to page with several categories of paintings on it. You’ll need to scroll down and choose a category to get to the art. Choose one or two pictures a week for Picture Study


Composer: John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Here, you will find a biography and Discography for John Philip Sousa Online. The CD tagged below is free to use if you have Amazon Prime. Otherwise I bet you can find him on Spotify or YouTube.


Shakespeare: Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 1