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Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival – A Trip to Charleston!

  |   Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival, Charlotte Mason Mondays   |   No comment

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="Near the site of the original Charles Towne settlement"][/caption] Named for King Charles II, Charleston was founded in 1670 at Albemarle Point, on the western bank of the Ashley River and was the first European settlement in the U.S. colonies.  Initially named...

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How to teach narration

How to Teach Narration – Charlotte Mason Mondays

  |   Charlotte Mason Mondays, Curriculum, Language Arts, Teaching - all grades, Teaching Elementary School, Teaching Middle School   |   6 Comments

Narration is the practice of "telling back" what you've seen or heard.  This is one of the easiest and most effective evaluation methods there is. If your child hears something and narrates over what she's read or heard, you'll instantly know how well she understood...

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picture study for older students

Picture Study for Older Students – Charlotte Mason Mondays

  |   Charlotte Mason Mondays, Curriculum, Lesson Plan, Picture Study, Teaching High School, Teaching Middle School   |   7 Comments

Although not addressed directly in Charlotte Mason’s original Homeschooling Series, picture study for older students is just as valuable as for our younger ones.  Through consistent observation and enjoyment of a variety of artists’ work in the younger years, some middle school and high school students are...

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Tired of the tears (theirs and yours)?


You don’t have to tie them to their chairs to get their school work done. (Kidding. You never actually tie them to their chairs. You just feel like that’s what it would take to get them to get their work done.)

Instead of day-dreaming about ropes and chairs, make homeschooling an adventure by reading about swashbuckling heroes, damsels in distress, touch-and-go battles and dangerous escapes.

Immerse your children in the sights and sounds of history through reading excellent books. Bring history, science and fine arts to life by reading our best-of-the-best book suggestions. (A traditional textbook just isn’t going to do this for your kids.)

Like doing things your way?

Put together your own curriculum (history, language arts, science, and fine arts) using our chronological history unit study framework with hundreds of pre-read, best-of-the-best book suggestions and assignment ideas (Unit Program Tools).    


Take a deep breath and stop worrying about not covering enough with our open and go Daily Lesson Plans covering history, language arts, science (K-8th) and fine arts.

All done for you and ready to go.


Teaching High Schoolers? Study history and literature by making a model, illustrating a scene from a book, or planning and putting on a Renaissance feast!

(We write essays, too, but not all the time).

Customizable to fit YOUR kids.