“Rosemary” is a secular homeschool magazine produced out of the U.S.A.
It comes out three times a year – Spring, Autumn and Winter. I joined their Patreon page for the Digital edition and duly received my copy of the current issue – Spring – which is themed around History.
How could I have resisted? It’s history!
Here is a quick look at the inside of this particular issue, from their Patreon page.
As you can see from the video, the magazine is advert free while the art is beautiful throughout. There are articles by folk you may have come across in your home education journey, such as Julie Bogart and Peter Gray.
In total there are eight articles over the 60 pages, an obligatory book section and a lovely essay.
The entire magazine was light and easy to read, as well as beautiful to look at.
It is, as you would expect, focused on topics in American history but the ideas and questions raised by James W. Loewen in his article, “Should We Lie About Columbus?”, certainly resonates in other countries with a colonial history.
The articles are a good length, with just enough detail and ideas to digest. More than one of them addressed the topics of bias and pre-conceived ideas, as well as exhortations to question them.
I don’t know if there is enough in each issue to keep me as a long term subscriber but it might make a nice addition to a support group library where the cost is spread out amongst many families and there is a gap for a secular homeschool magazine.
I’d love to hear your opinion if you have already read an issue. Let’s chat.