The Original Home Schooling Series by Charlotte Mason

Home Education, Parents and Children, School Education Ourselves Formation of Character Towards a Philosohy of Education

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Wilder Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781604594386

Category: Education

Page: 811

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Charlotte Mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. 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. Her method of education, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, music, 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, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. 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. Traditional Charlotte Mason schooling is firmly based on Christianity, although the method is also used successfully by secular families and families of other religions. Here in one affordable volume is her complete Homeschooling Series: Home Education: Six lectures by Charlotte Mason about the raising and educating of young children (up to the age of nine), for parents and teachers. She details how lessons in various school subjects can be done using her approach. She concludes with remarks about the Will, the Conscience, and the Divine Life in the Child. Parents and Children: A collection of 26 articles from the original Parent's Review magazines to encourage and instruct parents. School Education: Thoughts about the teaching and curriculum of children aged 9-12, either at school or at home. Ourselves: A character curriculum book written directly to children. Book I, Self-Knowledge, is for elementary school students; Book II, Self-Direction, is for older students. Formation of Character: Includes case studies of children (and adults) who cured themselves of bad habits; reflections on subjects including both schooling and vacations (or "stay-cations" as we now call them); various aspects of home schooling, with a special section detailing the things that Charlotte Mason thought were important to teach to girls in particular; and examples of how education affected outcome of character in famous writers of her day. Towards a Philosophy of Education: Charlotte Mason's final book, written after years of seeing her approach in action. This volume gives the best overview of her philosophy, and includes the final version of her 20 Principles. This book is particularly directed to parents of older children, about ages 12 and up, but is a valuable overview for parents of younger children as well, covering both theory and practice.

Formation of Character

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Wilder Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781604594348

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Charlotte Mason offers home schooling parents case studies and lessons on the importance of character, explaining how children can overcome bad habits and develop the character traits that make them strong, successful, compassionate adults.

Ourselves

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627931856

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 4248

Ourselves, the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's Classic Homeschooling Series, is a character curriculum book written directly to children. Book I, Self-Knowledge, is for elementary school students; Book II, Self-Direction, is for older students. Self-Knowledge discusses our human desires and appetites; the "helpers" in our minds, such as intellect, sense of beauty, imagination, and reason; the ways in which we feel and express love for others, including sympathy, kindness, generosity, gratitude, courage, loyalty, and humilty; and truth, justice, and integrity; and ends by encourages children to develop the habit of being useful. Self-Direction is an in-depth discussion of the conscience and virtues such as temperance, chastity, fortitude, and prudence; the will and self-control; and the soul and its capacities, such as prayer, thanksgiving, faith, and praise. Charlotte Mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. 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. Her method of education, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, music, 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, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. Schooling is teacher-directed, not child-led, but school time should be short enough to a

Home Education

Author: Charlotte Maria Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic education

Page: 426

View: 3932

Home Education in Modern English: Volume 1 of Charlotte Mason's Series

Author: Leslie Noelani Laurio

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430324945

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 3328

Volume 1 of Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschool Series paraphrased sentence by sentence into plain English by Leslie Laurio. This is a good place for parents of very young children to begin, since Charlotte Mason details ways to prepare children up to age 9 for a CM education. If you prefer to print or read this book online for free, the complete text is also available at http: //www.amblesideonline.org/CM/ModernEnglish.htm

Parents and Children

Author: Charlotte Maria Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic education

Page: 319

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An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education

A Liberal Education for All

Author: Charlotte M. Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415696305

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8142

This was the last and most important and comprehensive work of Charlotte Mason, (founder of the Parents' National Educational Union). For more than half a century the practical results of her original thought on education could be seen in all parts of the world in the Charlotte Mason Method and the Parents' Union Schools.

Elementary Geography

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8198

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. The Map lessons should lead to mechanical efforts, equally delightful. 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, of the features of his own neighbourhood, its heights and hollows and level lands, its streams and ponds—should be conveyed viva voce. At this stage, a class-book cannot take the place of an intelligent teacher. Children should go through the book twice, and should, after the second reading, be able to answer any of the questions from memory. Charlotte M. Mason

School Education

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162793197X

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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School Education, the third volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series, consists of thoughts about the teaching and curriculum of children aged 9-12, either at school or at home. She suggests that parents should practice what she calls "masterly inactivity"-not neglectful or permissive parenting, but simply allowing children to work things out for themselves, do things for themselves, learn from their own mistakes, and to have time for free play, and space for spontaneity. Charlotte Mason education uses "living books" instead of dry textbooks; in this book, she discusses what kinds of books to look for in each subject, and how to use them to teach children to love knowledge and become real readers and lifelong learners. Charlotte Mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. 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. Her method of education, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, music, 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, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. 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.

A Charlotte Mason Companion

Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

Author: Karen Andreola

Publisher: Charlotte Mason Reseach & Supply Company

ISBN: 9781889209029

Category: Educational philosophy

Page: 384

View: 3163

A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason, this book reveals the practical day by day method of how to teach "the Charlotte Mason way". The author offers friendly advice, and humor, along with the joys and struggles of real homeschool life. The book covers education, parenting, homeschooling and lots of encouraging advice for mothers.

A Charlotte Mason Education

A How to Manual

Author: Catherine Levison

Publisher: Charlotte Mason Communique-Tions

ISBN: 9780965504409

Category: Christian education

Page: 85

View: 822

The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades.

When Children Love to Learn

A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today

Author: Elaine Cooper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433516926

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5355

They're hallmarks of childhood. The endless "why" questions. The desire to touch and taste everything. The curiosity and the observations. It can't be denied-children have an inherent desire to know. Teachers and parents can either encourage this natural inquisitiveness or squelch it. There is joy in the classroom when children learn-not to take a test, not to get a grade, not to compete with each other, and not to please their parents or their teachers-but because they want to know about the world around them! Both Christian educators and parents will find proven help in creating a positive learning atmosphere through methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason that show how to develop a child's natural love of learning. The professional educators, administrators, and Mason supporters contributing to this volume give useful applications that work in a variety of educational settings, from Christian schools to homeschools. A practical follow-up to Crossway's For the Children's Sake, this book follows a tradition of giving serious thought to what education is, so that children will be learning for life and for everlasting life.

Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Series

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935785712

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 5368

Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies is the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's six part homeschooling series, a series that is considered one of the finest ever written on education. Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies is written for students addressing subjects such as Self-Knowledge, The Body, The mind, The Heart, Loyalty, Justice, Self-Direction, The Will, The Soul and much more. Mason's method of education shows its strength through its widespread use today by private schools and homeschooling families. It is flexible and includes first-hand exposure to ideas through books in art, music, 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, rather than rote memorization, and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. The complete collection of Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series includes: Volume 1 - Home Education Volume 2 - Parents and Children Volume 3 - School Education Volume 4 - Ourselves Volume 5 - Formation Of Character Volume 6 - Towards A Philosophy of Education

The Outdoor Life of Children

The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508581680

Category:

Page: 70

View: 5305

Book Number Two in the Charlotte Mason Topics series, The Outdoor Life of Children is a compilation of Charlotte Mason's writings on the topics of Nature Study, teaching natural philosophy, and the importance of children being out-of-doors. Now all of Charlotte Mason's writings on Nature Study and the outdoors (from the original six-volume set) are located in this one, easy-to-use volume. The teachings and philosophies of Charlotte Mason, a British educator from the last century, are currently experiencing a revival, 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. Eventually, 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, literature, science, history, art, music, and avoiding dumbed-down materials - what she referred to as twaddle - as much as possible. The content of The Outdoor Life of Children was compiled and adapted by Deborah Taylor-Hough, long time homeschooling mother of three, author of A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason's Timeless Educational Ideas, and editor of the Charlotte Mason eMagazine. CONTENTS INCLUDE: Knowledge Through Senses Out-of-Door Geography Flowers and Trees 'Living Creatures' Field-Lore and Naturalists' Books Walks in Bad Weather Teaching Natural Philosophy ... and more! From the Foreword: "Nature Study is the backbone of introductory natural sciences in Charlotte Mason style homes and school, but Mason also felt it was beneficial for children to spend a great deal of time out-of-doors for their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. "In spite of often rainy, inclement weather, Charlotte Mason insisted on going out once-a-week for an official Nature Walk, allowing the children to experience and observe the natural environment firsthand. These excursions were nature walks, not nature talks. "In addition to the weekly Nature Walks, Mason also recommended children spend large quantities of time outside each day, no matter what the weather. Take a daily walk for fun and fresh air. "I want to encourage those of you who don't have your own fields and forests, there are other readily available opportunities for outdoor play and learning activities. Basically, go outside with your kids as often as you can. You'll all be healthier and happier, and you may even learn a thing or two in the process." ~Deborah Taylor-Hough, Seattle 2015 The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities is available in both paperback and Kindle ebook formats.

A Philosophy of Education

Author: Charlotte M Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648063377

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 6713

Charlotte Mason's classic series on home education re-released at last, with a fresh transcription formatted to match the original. Large margins make this edition a pleasure read or study.

The Story of Charlotte Mason

1842-1923

Author: Essex Cholmondeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 306

View: 8856

The Living Page

Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason

Author: Laurie Bestvater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615834108

Category: Commonplace books

Page: 210

View: 7122

"We all have need to be trained to see, and to have our eyes opened before we can take in the joy that is meant for us in this beautiful life." Charlotte Mason ~~~~~~~ "Composition books and blank journals are readily available at every big box and corner store, available so inexpensively as to be common and ironic as we reach that digital dominion, the projected 'paperless culture.' Shall we despair the future of the notebook? Is the practice an anachronism in an age where one's thoughts and pictures, doings and strivings are so easily recorded on a smartphone or blog,and students in even the youngest classrooms are handed electronic tablets with textbooks loaded and worksheets at the ready? Or is there something indispensable in the keeping of notebooks without which human beings would be the poorer?" THE LIVING PAGE invites the reader to take a closer look in the timeless company of 19th century educator, Charlotte Mason.

Our Selves

Author: Martin Versfeld

Publisher: Protea Book House

ISBN: 9781869193713

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 1203

A collection of some of South African philosopher Martin Versfeld s most interesting essays."