Charlotte Mason Curriculum Living Books
Charlotte Mason style 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.
Charlotte Mason Curriculum Science Resources etc.
Charlotte Mason style homeschooling uses nature study in the outdoors, and records their findings in nature journals, with drawings, descriptions, and dates when observed.
Classical Conversations Nature Journal is a nice nature journal for use in a Charlotte Mason curriculum.
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 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.
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.
Charlotte Mason Homeschool Living History Books
Living History Threads can be used with any grade.
The following books are sold at clp.org unless they have another link beside the title.
- Times of Trial
- Path of Truth
- Stories of Faith
Living Books History Bible Times
- Carmi of Judea milestonebooks.com
- Little Mirriam of Galilee milestonebooks.com
- Fountain of Life
Living Books History Early Church
Living Books History Middle Ages 400 - 1300
- Godly Heroes of the Past
- A Strong Tower
- Worth Dying For
Living Books History Great Awakening or 1400 - 1800
- A Flame Forever Bright tgsinternational.com
- Coals of Fire
- The Bible in the Wall
- Mary Jones and Her Bible
- The Drummer's Wife
- We are His Witnesses
- Hidden Rainbow
- Not Regina
- Born to Die tgsinternational.com
- Dying to Live tgsinternational.com
Modern Living Books History or 1800 -
- A Home at Last
- Little Prairie Girl
- The Amish Frontier Series tgsinternational.com
- A Song For the King
- American History Living Books
- Hidden Riches
- Follow Me
- Blossoms on the Roof
- Joanna's Journey milestonebooks.com
- Faith and Flames in the Shenadowah Valley
- The Call of the SSS
- Report for Duty
Living Books Other Countries or Social Studies
- Sojourn in Africa
- Tour of Europe
- Thatched Roofs and Prairie Blizzards This book is about Belize and Canada.
- Paradise Valley This is a story about Mexico.
- Children's Atlas of God's World
- The above books can be bought from: clp.org
- Mohan in the Jungle A book about India.milestonebooks.com
- Adventures of Mohan A book about India.milestonebooks.com
- Come Along to the Bahama's milestonebooks.com
- In the far North A book about Russia. milestonebooks.com
- Marita A book about Mexico history. milestonebooks.com
- Happy Days with Pablo and Juanita A book about Mexico. milestonebooks.com
- Missionary Stories With the Millers A book about different countries. milestonebooks.com
- Children Like Me on Land and Sea
Other Living Books
Pathway Reading Grade 8 milestonebooks.com
The Pilgrim Church
The Swiss Family Robinson
Island of the Blue Dolphins
A Week in the Woods
Books for Charlotte Mason Homeschooling / Etc.
Places that sell books: clp.org milestonebooks.com bibletruthpublishers.com
tgsinternational.com has the following books: Times of Trial, Path of Truth, and Stories of Faith. They also have books by Rebecca Martin. They have nature books including books on birds, a book on insects, and a book called Backyard Safari.
Prairie View Press
Note: Be careful on book selections from some places. Even stories can give wrong ideas. The Bible, math, and phonics / spelling can make a good core curriculum.
Bible Based Homeschooling
HandiCrafts for Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Charlotte Mason homeschooling style uses handicrafts. Handicrafts can include crocheting, knitting, working with clay, sewing, carving, rug makeing, leather work etc..
Free Vintage Crochet has a lot of free crochet patterns, and freevintageknitting.com has free knitting patterns.
Back to Basics
These books have some ideas, great for Charlotte Mason handicrafts.
A good art program is Artistic Pursuits.
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.
chordbuddy.com has a great system for learning to play guitar.
hymnal.net has sheet music.
Also alfred.com has music books.
Charlotte Mason Curriculum Etc.
Charlotte Mason curriculum options have living books etc.
Living History Threads
Living Books Curriculum
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