Check out Jay Ryan’s Classical Astronomy blog to see sample topics and illustrations in his upcoming homeschool astronomy curriculum. Here’s a pre-publication review I wrote.
Using strategically placed and innovative illustrations — two or more on nearly every page, abundant quotes from numerous ancient sources (including Biblical), and friendly text, Jay Ryan has taken a very different approach to the study of astronomy from what most of us were taught in school. Signs and Seasons: An Understanding of the Cycles of the Sun, Moon and Stars is a systematic and classical approach to astronomy, with a Biblical foundation stone. Children will learn to love studying the night sky, and adults will appreciate being able to finally make sense of astronomy. This “first book of classical astronomy” curriculum includes instructions for creating a field notebook and conducting field observations, plus much more. Laurie Bluedorn