Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason Is Not Unit Studies, and Vice Versa

Many homeschoolers love unit studies because they seem to do such a good job at making education ‘inter-disciplinary,’ at forming connections between one topic and another.  They had unit studies in Miss Mason’s day- it was called ‘the correlation of lessons,’ and correlation is the building of connections. The person making those connections is the […]

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A Charlotte Mason Education: Not Just About the Books

Miss Mason’s educational doctrines, if you will, are based on broad principles and ideas, not just the books themselves. Miss Mason said simply using her books would not produce the results she got, because her method was about more than a booklist. It was about her principles of education.  There are 21 of them, and […]

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Vocabulary and Intelligence

Here’s an interesting article by E. D. Hirsch, founder of the CORE curriculum project and author of the CORE knowledge books. He talks about how poorly our students are doing after they graduate, presuming they do graduate, and why: ” And for guidance on what helps students finish college and earn more income, we should […]

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Civil War Studies

This is what we did, roughly, with my oldest two girls when studying America’s Civil War. I wrote this up at the time. I started to update it, but my tenses got confused, so I stopped, probably leaving them even more confused.=) ———————– …. Lucidity, personal conviction, directness- these are some of the qualities we […]

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CM Education: Developing the Mind’s Eye

Somewhere around the middle of volume 6 Miss Mason says that she does not think pictures helpful in learning geography, nor indeed does she consider visual models helpful in learning anything. Initially, I disagreed, but having given it some thought and experimented with it in my own home, I changed my mind. She says that […]

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