Are Variations on the Standard Narration Allowed?

Sometimes the same thing over and over again gets boring and, as Victorian England might put it, very dull. If your students are becoming bored with oral and written narrations, a slight variation on the typical narration might be needed to keep a Living atmosphere. It is needed, because repetition leads to predictability; predictability takes away creativity and ultimately curiosity. Curiosity is paramount to a … Continue reading Are Variations on the Standard Narration Allowed?

When Narration Isn’t Working

There are many reasons why narration might be bumpy in your home or classroom learning. Here are some suggestions from my personal experience and Charlotte to help you determine what, if anything, needs to be done. You might also look at other articles on this site for ideas and help – upcoming… Are Variations on the Standard Narration Allowed? and Written Narration Options – for … Continue reading When Narration Isn’t Working

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

Description and Samples —Living Geography Book I

Living Geography Book I brings a unique approach to the elementary study of geography using a student’s own observation and experience. By avoiding rote facts and dull information, it opens the door to the reader’s thoughts and imagination on our world, its place and motion in the universe, measurement and maps, land forms and oceans, and the governing systems of countries. This text is an … Continue reading Description and Samples —Living Geography Book I

Resume

I have been involved locally with mothers and educators  who are, like me, interested in learning and growing in their journey towards a real living life by utilizing the ideas of Charlotte Mason. Here are some of the ways I have spread the word about a Living Education. -Fall 2007 begin learning about Charlotte Mason and homeschooling  journey-April 2014 Demonstration for local learning community-June 2014 … Continue reading Resume

First Reading Lessons coming this fall

“—but grant it, who in the world could get through all the pasting and cutting and general messing preparatory to the great lesson? No; the method of the books may be only second-best, but ready-made books must do for me. I have no time to make my own apparatus.”   I must own that the cutting and pasting was very clumsy, but the lesson served … Continue reading First Reading Lessons coming this fall