Details. How to Do Narration

I wrote a post -Solving the Mystery of Narration- intentionally making the point that narration is not complicated, and truly it is not. Telling back is the complete essence and practice of narration. But, of course, there must be more said on it. And there is… giving us a few more details into how narration should work. So let’s look at the source, Charlotte, and … Continue reading Details. How to Do Narration

What Kind of Crazy Way is This to Order?

So how do I order this, you ask?? I don’t know.But I do know I have a bunch of boxes of books sitting in my entry way that I’d love to get into the hands of good families and premier schools. Here it is, the Real Me.I don’t have a cell phone, I don’t know how to work facebook, I just signed up last week, … Continue reading What Kind of Crazy Way is This to Order?

Tell It & Know It

One of the foundational tools in a Living Education is narration. It is a practice, stemming from Charlotte’s philosophy that children are persons, that, probably more than anything else, distinguishes her method from all other methods. Narration is not a test to see what knowledge the student has, but rather the way in which we GET the knowledge. Charlotte tells us in various places in … Continue reading Tell It & Know It

How I Organize my Home Library Book Shelves

When you become a Charlotte Mason Educator you also become a home librarian!-which is the funnest part! I began purchasing the books my children needed for their studies many years ago. I also became a frequent visitor of garage sales, library sales, and in general, anyone who was getting rid of books. Needless to say, the books began to stack up. One day I brought … Continue reading How I Organize my Home Library Book Shelves

Description & Samples — Geography Notebook

This Geography Notebook is a student resource for Living Geography Book I. The pages of the Geography Notebook correspond with the activities and assignments found in the Teacher’s Notes. Exercises found in the Drawing Lessons and Map Making Lessons have pages for the students to complete their work.The Drawing Lessons and Map Making activities for the course have a Practice-Sketch page so the students are … Continue reading Description & Samples — Geography Notebook

Descriptions & Samples — Exam Questions & Answers

The Exam Questions and Answers Book gives the instructor pre-written, tailored exam questions for each lesson in Living Geography Book I. The answers which follow the questions act as a guide for the teacher when evaluating the student’s answers.Some of the questions are Charlotte Mason’s own questions taken from her exams. Some questions are original to this curriculum. Should the teacher prefer to write her … Continue reading Descriptions & Samples — Exam Questions & Answers

Description & Samples —Maps and Pictures

The Maps and Pictures Book which is part of the curriculum for Living Geography Book I  contains all the pictures and maps referenced in the Teacher’s Notes. The pictures are color photographs of places and items applicable to the lesson. The full page maps of the oceans show the physical features of our earth in realistic color. They were custom created to ensure that all … Continue reading Description & Samples —Maps and Pictures

Description & Samples —Teacher’s Notes

The Teacher’s Notes guide the instructor through the vast scope of the Living Geography Book I text. It provides a reading schedule for the book and applicable learning extensions. Using the Teacher’s Notes, the teacher will enjoy the ease of bringing students complete, engaging lessons. The Teacher’s Notes were created to be an open-and-go resource for the teacher. Arranged in a list format, the teacher … Continue reading Description & Samples —Teacher’s Notes