Tag Archives: Charlotte Mason

Audio: Nature Study in the Home, a 1908 Parent’s Review Article

I’m reading aloud from a paper the Rev. Thornley presented at a branch meeting of a Parents’ National Education Union meeting in 1908. (text version is here) Apologies in advance for a few things- floundering, mispronunciations, some uneven audio levels. But it’s such a helpful article, IMO, that I didn’t want to put this off until  perfected my […]

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The What and How of a Precis

As mentioned previously, one of the writing assignments Miss Mason taught her students was precis writing. Of the two best English courses I have ever had in high school, for one of them the teacher required at least a weekly precis on something we had read in class. She said that again and again, students […]

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William Beebe, Naturalist, Explorer

Exploring with Beebe : selections for younger readers from the writing of William Beebe.. (this isn’t a free book, it’s just a nifty geography book I have, the link is an Amazon affiliate link, but I’d watch for it at thrift shops) Excerpt: Panama: The shallows of the second river alternated patches of soft green […]

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Reading Slowly

It’s hard to put a book down when a student is  loving it. It’s hard for most of us, as parents, to even begin to think of that as a  sensible procedure.  But it really, really does make a difference when children have time  to reflect on small portions of what they have read in […]

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Humanities and a Charlotte Mason Education

from In Memoriam: Quote: “It was in the autumn of 1915 that Miss Mason, to talk with whom as she lay on her couch on the verandah at “Scale How” was always a real treat, asked me to listen as she unfolded a scheme which she had very much at heart for bringing a new […]

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