The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outdoor Activities Charlotte Mason Topics Book 2Charlotte mason was a british educator whose methods are experiencing a rebirth, especially among American home and private schools. This book is a compilation of mason's writings on the topics of Nature Study, teaching natural philosophy, and the importance of children being out-of-doors.
Ideas and Books: The Method of Education Charlotte Mason Topics Book 3Eventually, schools based on her philosophies sprung up throughout England, and her original training school became a college to supply teachers for the Parents’ Union Schools throughout the world. Mason developed a lifetime love of learning in her students by actively engaging children firsthand with nature, music, history, art, literature, science, and avoiding dumbed-down materials—what she referred to as twaddle—as much as possible.
A selection of charlotte Mason's writings on the topic of the place of ideas and books in the education of children. Mason's teachings on the topic of education required six large volumes to cover. This book makes it simple for homeschooling parents to find exactly what they need to learn about Charlotte Mason's thoughts on ideas and books.
The teachings and philosophies of Charlotte Mason, are currently experiencing a revival, a British educator from the last century, especially among American private and home schools. Mason’s educational ideas were originally used by governesses in England to educate the children in their charge.
Formation Of CharacterCharlotte mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. Formation of character is the fifth volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling series. Traditional charlotte mason schooling is firmly based on Christianity, although the method is also used successfully by secular families and families of other religions.
Her method of education, music, is gentle and flexible, and poetry; nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching; use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits.
Part iv consists of examples of how education affected outcome of character in famous writers of her day. Part i includes case studies of children and adults who cured themselves of bad habits. Part iii covers various aspects of home schooling, with a special section detailing the things that Charlotte Mason thought were important to teach to girls in particular.
She believed that children are born persons worthy of respect, rather than blank slates, and that it was better to feed their growing minds with living literature and vital ideas and knowledge, rather than dry facts and knowledge filtered and pre-digested by the teacher. Part ii is a series of reflections on subjects including both schooling and vacations or "stay-cations" as we now call them.
Home Education: Volume I of Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling SeriesHer method of education, music, especially with younger children, and poetry; nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching; use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, is gentle and flexible, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, and through reflection upon great art, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits.
She details how lessons in various school subjects can be done using her approach. She encourages us to spend a lot of time outdoors, immersed in nature and handling natural objects and collecting experiences on which to base the rest of their education. Home education consists of six lectures by Charlotte Mason about the raising and educating of young children up to the age of nine, for parents and teachers.
. Schooling is teacher-directed, not child-led, but school time should be short enough to allow students free time to play and to pursue their own worthy interests such as handicrafts. Charlotte mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. She concludes with remarks about the Will, the Conscience, and the Divine Life in the Child.
She discusses the use of training in good habits such as attention, performing tasks with perfect execution, imagining, and truthfulness, thinking, remembering, obedience, to replace undesirable tendencies in children and the adults that they grow into.
OurselvesSelf-direction is an in-depth discussion of the conscience and virtues such as temperance, thanksgiving, and prudence; the will and self-control; and the soul and its capacities, such as prayer, faith, fortitude, chastity, and praise. Charlotte mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time.
Book i, is for elementary school students; Book II, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge, is for older students. Her method of education, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, and poetry; nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching; use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, music, especially with younger children, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits.
Self-knowledge discusses our human desires and appetites; the "helpers" in our minds, courage, loyalty, sense of beauty, justice, and humilty; and truth, generosity, kindness, imagination, and reason; the ways in which we feel and express love for others, gratitude, including sympathy, such as intellect, and integrity; and ends by encourages children to develop the habit of being useful.
Ourselves, the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's Classic Homeschooling Series, is a character curriculum book written directly to children. She believed that children are born persons worthy of respect, and that it was better to feed their growing minds with living literature and vital ideas and knowledge, rather than blank slates, rather than dry facts and knowledge filtered and pre-digested by the teacher.
Schooling is teacher-directed, not child-led, but school time should be short enough to a.
A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason's Timeless Educational IdeasDebi currently edits The Charlotte Mason eMagazine and blogs at CharlotteMasonHome. Com. Are you disappointed with dumbed-down reading material "twaddle" written for children? do you wish for your children to feast their hearts and minds on noble ideas, fine art, and great literature? Are you hoping your children gain an appreciation of nature and a deep understanding of natural sciences? Most importantly, do you want your children to develop a lifetime love of learning? If you answered "yes, " you may discover a Charlotte Mason-inspired twaddle-free education is just what you've been looking for.
About the author: in the mid-1990's, deborah Taylor-Hough set up one of the first Charlotte Mason homeschooling websites and edited The Charlotte Mason Monthly ezine.
The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on HomeschoolingThis book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration.
Reading the unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but The Unhurried Homeschooler takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves.
Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years.
Elementary Geography: Full Illustrations & Study Guides!The map lessons should lead to mechanical efforts, equally delightful. This little book is confined to very simple “reading lessons upon the Form and Motions of the Earth, the Points of the Compass, the Meaning of a Map: Definitions. The shape and motions of the earth are fundamental ideas—however difficult to grasp.
Geography should be learned chiefly from maps, and the child should begin the study by learning “the meaning of map, ” and how to use it. These subjects are well fitted to form an attractive introduction to the study of Geography: some of them should awaken the delightful interest which attaches in a child’s mind to that which is wonderful—incomprehensible.
It is only when presented to the child for the first time in the form of stale knowledge and foregone conclusions that the facts taught in these lessons appear dry and repulsive to him. An effort is made in the following pages to treat the subject with the sort of sympathetic interest and freshness which attracts children to a new study.
A short summary of the chief points in each reading lesson is given in the form of questions and answers. Easy verses, illustrative of the various subjects, are introduced, in order that the children may connect pleasant poetic fancies with the phenomena upon which “Geography” so much depends. It is hoped that these reading lessons may afford intelligent teaching, even in the hands of a young teacher.
The first ideas of geography—the lessons on “place”—which should make the child observant of local geography, its heights and hollows and level lands, of the features of his own neighbourhood, its streams and ponds—should be conveyed viva voce.
The Big Book of Homeschool IdeasThere are chapters about special needs such as giftedness, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, and sensory issues. The 55 experienced homeschool moms who contributed to this resource don’t hold back from sharing their best advice about managing a homeschool budget, balancing homemaking with homeschooling, and even maintaining a strong marriage.
Wouldn't it be great to have a resource you could turn to when you have a question in your homeschool?how can i encourage my teens to be more independent learners?What should a preschooler be doing for school?How can I make geography practical and fun?What can I do to make learning handwriting easier for my children?What are my options for foreign language learning in homeschool?What should I do if my child hates math?In this book, learning with video games, learning with movies, teaching on the road, we go beyond the basics of academics and delve into delightful methods like active learning, using LEGO® bricks for learning, and gardening.
The big book of homeschool ideas talks about all kinds of children: boys, teenage girls, only children, twins, and perfectionists.
Parents and Children Illustrated The Original Homeschooling Series Book 2In volume 2, the parent's role as school master, Mason discusses the family unit, and practical ideas for educating children. Parents and children form the second volume of the Original Home Schooling series by Charlotte Mason. Although it takes some adjustment to get used to the older English, Charlotte Mason presents thought provoking ideas and concepts of an educational philosophy that is very pertinent in modern times.
This edition includes beautiful illustrations and Latin portions of the text have been translated into English.