Category Archives: Books

This Book is Too Hard

You’ve chosen a curriculum, and you’ve hit a stumbling block- a book that is too hard. Your kids aren’t getting it, you hate it, and you think it’s obviously too hard.  What do you do? The easiest thing in the world to do is just drop the book.  Put it on a shelf for later. […]

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School with the Boy: WW1

I’m including this here for others even though I’ve just collected them and filed them in a word document for us.  This is what The Boy is reading for poetry this term- a series of blog posts over at the old Gates of Vienna Site.  They are, collectively: The Poetry of War:  I   II   III   IV   V   VI  VII From Part […]

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Biographies and Fiction in Teaching History

“Biography is one of the most pleasing and useful forms of learning history. The life of a statesman like Wolsey, Pitt or Peel, of a reformer like Cobden or Bright, is a history of the great events of a period; it usually accentuates one side or other, but it shows the real forces in operation […]

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More Charlotte Mason Bookmarks

Click to enlarge. Print on paper or cardstock, cut out. Laminate if desired. Or, if you prefer, use this blank template and you or your child may copy your own favourite quotes onto the bookmarks:   The first set, with printing directions, here. two sets, one with a picture of a reading boy in medieval […]

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Kindle Reads

Hermione’s Group of Thinkers By Don Marquis (pronounced Mar-Kwiss)- he used to write for a paper, the New York Sun, I think, in the early 20th century. He’s clever, witty, with wit with just the right touch of acidity, IMO. In this volume, he humorously skewers a certain sort of socialite of his day, but […]

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