Poetry, Art, Plan and Map Changes

Here are my thoughts and reasons for some of the changes made to Charlotte’s Geographical Reader: Poetry.Charlotte had arranged her lessons so that a poem was, itself, a lesson. Typically, the poetry lessons would alternate with a textual lesson. Occasionally there were several poetry lessons in a row. When I followed these lessons with my children, reading one poem for a lesson was often far … Continue reading Poetry, Art, Plan and Map Changes

Title and Text Changes

Here are my thoughts and reasons for some of the changes made to Charlotte’s Geographical Reader: Title Change to Living Geography.Charlotte titled her book Geographical Reader Book I Elementary Geography. This title, rightly so, gives the connotation that this book is for the younger student. Charlotte did intend her book for a younger audience, but that does not mean an older student wouldn’t gain anything … Continue reading Title and Text Changes

For the Scouring Purists

Possibly only a Charlotte Mason purist would be interested in the revision details for Charlotte’s 1881 geography text as I transformed it into the Living Geography Book I edition. In this post I let Charlotte convince you that scouring through the details of something has its rewards. In following posts, I’ll chronicle some of the nitty gritty details about the revisions to Charlotte’s 1881 geography … Continue reading For the Scouring Purists

Charlotte Mason’s 1881 Geography and Today’s Realtor

Is Charlotte Mason’s geography book written in 1881 relevant for today?1881! It’s soooooo OLD! Outdated! Surely there is a better book by now!How could a book that old possibly have any value for our modern, fast paced, at-your-finger-tips world?The answer is, this old book is absolutely relevant for today! The most obvious, no-brainer answers are that our world still has the same physical features– oceans, … Continue reading Charlotte Mason’s 1881 Geography and Today’s Realtor

Do you Have a Loading Dock?

Several weeks ago I returned the final proofs of all the components of Living Geography so printing could begin. I hadn’t heard anything for a while. Due to the myriad of components and details to keep track of I wondered if I had forgotten to send something. But it turns out there were busy beavers printing away. Out of the blue they called Monday and … Continue reading Do you Have a Loading Dock?

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?

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