Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

What About Teaching Evolution

Continuing my discussion of living science texts for kids: Regarding evolution- I think kids should be taught what other people believe and why- how in depth is possibly subject for debate, but I don’t think either side should be utterly ignorant about the other’s beliefs in as fair minded a way as we can manage. […]

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What we need in a science text

Science: “‘Scientific truths,’ said Descartes, ‘are battles won.’ Describe to the young the principal and most heroic of these battles; you will thus interest them in the results of science and you will develop in them a scientific spirit by means of the enthusiasm for the conquest of truth . . . How interesting Arithmetic […]

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Homeschooling with CM’s methods and Making a Portfolio

These are only offered as suggestions.  I don’t know if they will meet the legal requirements in your area. If you want to include a standardized test, Christlian Liberty academy allows students to take an older version of the California Achievement test online for 25.00 (US) per student. Results are not sent to anybody else, […]

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On reading widely

On reading widely: “Keep your view of men and things extensive, and depend upon it that a mixed knowledge is not a superficial one. As far as it goes, the views that it gives are true, but he who has read deeply one class of writers alone gets views which are almost sure to be […]

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Charlotte Mason on the habit of casual reading

“The habit of casual reading… is a form of mild intellectual dissipation which does more harm than we realise. Many who would not read even a brilliant novel of a certain type, sit down to read twaddle without scruple. Nothing is too scrappy, nothing is too weak to “pass the time!” The “Scraps” literature of […]

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