Charlotte Mason curriculum of learning has living books (story books and other interesting books), nature walks, music and art appreciation, short lessons for younger grades, narrating (telling) what they learned, copywork, dictation, and handicrafts. Below is a list of living books for a Charlotte Mason style homeschool curriculum.
Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Living Math Books
Charlotte Mason style math uses manipulatives in the younger grades, to solve oral word problems. It also uses short 5 or 10 minute drills. She didn't use the following curriculums, but some people like them.
Life of Fred: Life of Fred Life of Fred is a curriculum that teaches through Calculus using stories. These are nice hardcover books.
Sassafrass Science: sassafrasscience.com With Sassafras Science, you get science story books about twins and the adventures they have as they learn Science. There is also activities, copywork, and experiments available.
Charlotte Mason Curriculum Language Arts Resources etc.
Charlotte Mason language arts uses reading, copywork, dictation, and poetry. As students study passages and write them correctly, they get use to the correct spelling and punctuation. A student is assigned a short passage to learn the correct spelling and punctuation. The teacher then dictates the passage to the student, without the student looking at it, and the student writes what they hear accurately.
Charlotte Mason Bible study reads passages from the scriptures. This gets the students use to the language of the Bible. Scripture memory is also used. Ambleside Online has Bible story references for grade 1. This can be used at any grade. The oneyearbibleonline.com has a printable Bible Reading Plan.
tbsbibles.com They have nice KJV reference Bibles. Search for Bible in their search box. The stories of the Bible are all true, and make for wonderful learning. It is great to put these ahead of your other stories. oneyearbibleonline.com http://ownit365.com/my-plans/ The One Story plan has 3 columns the first column readings is for the main Bible Stories the plan is for, the other 2 columns for cross reference passages. you can read just the first column, or the readings from all the columns. They can be read at one time, or seperate times in the day.
It is good to for students to narrate (tell) what they learn from Bible reading time.
Time for Bible memorization is important. The epistles are good to memorize. Here is some more ideas.
Some nice books are:
The Beginner's Bible
The Big Picture Story Bible
The Golden Children's Bible
Book of Centuries For Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Book of Centuries is a book for recording history. These books are great for adding drawings, clipart, photos, you find online etc.. Tell stories about each century, or whatever. The 2 pages facing each other is for a century. This is your scrapbook timeline in a book. Book of Centuries A great printable PDF file. bookofcenturies.com Look on the shop page.
clp.org and milestonebooks.com both sell nice social studies books. Berean Builders has nice history based science books.
Music Appreciation from Zeezok Publishing is a music appreciation curriculum. Gospel Publishers has Praise and Practice a good book for learning music. They also have hymn stories, poems, and biographies.