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
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
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
For a girl from Nebraska not accustomed to spanning wide bodies of water on a suspension bridge, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge a few years ago was, to say the least, thrilling. In Nebraska most of our water ways are crossed by a mere heave-ho and a jump. Before this ride across the Golden Gate, my only encounter with this bridge was through pictures. Frankly it never did look to me like the … Continue reading Ties That Bind
As we close one year and open a new one, I think back over some of the events of 2017 – things we did, things we learned, how we approach this brand new baby year. I found one important meditation from this past summer. May it bless you. We woke to a beautiful morning on August 21 packed a picnic lunch, our solar glasses and … Continue reading The Realistic Purist
I’ve noticed the term purist surfacing frequently in the Charlotte Mason educational world. And it has me wondering- Am I a Charlotte Mason purist? What does the home learning life of a Charlotte Mason purist look like? My mind wanders back over ten years of homeschooling my four children. I, who knew absolutely nothing of a Living Education from my childhood, have been able to … Continue reading Could This Be The Story of a Charlotte Mason Purist?