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Charlotte Mason Study Guide
The Charlotte Mason Study Guide is an introduction to Miss Mason's philosophy of education. It contains hundreds of excerpts from Charlotte Mason's six-volume set along with current writings on how to apply this philosophy in home schools and classrooms. This book stands on its own or may be used as a study guide to Charlotte Mason's series.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by P. Gardner
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A few years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a seminar given by Penny Gardner on the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. I had already read every book on the subject that I could get my hands on (including Mason's original books), but Penny's presentation made it all concrete. After listening to her explanations and personal experiences and watching her demonstrate some of the concepts, I could actually picture myself doing narration, picture study, nature journals, etc.
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As I went through this book, I enjoyed it more and more. It is ironic to me that the book talks so much of the importance of using original "living" books and yet is a simplified version of Charlotte Mason's texts. Because it is written quoting her works, I found that the book had many repetitions in both the quotes and personal stories of the author. My favorite chapters were on narration and the arts, though I found most of the book very helpful in understanding the philosophy of the Charlotte ...more
Great study guide. I didn't learn anything new but if I need to find something quickly, I can reference this guide for a quick overview and go to Charlotte Mason's actual works to get more information. The more I read Charlotte Mason's works and guides about her work, I wish I would have been taught in this manner and my kids were started out this way in life.
i am enjoying this study guide, though there are so many "proverbs" that it's hard to digest every wise nugget. Charlotee Mason has some very good ideas how how to teach children in a "learner led" way. I'm only on page 38 and I have to finish this before the weekend (it belongs to someone else). But i think it's important enough to try and finish before I got to teach in Taiwan!!!
I am not done with this book either. I usually pick it up for inspiration the mornings before I begin schooling (since its summer, I have put it on hold until the fall). When I am done with it I will probably continue to pick it up and read every day before beginning our school days.