Welcome to the January 25th edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!
What a thrill on Saturday while going through my husband’s parents’ belongings to uncover a rather tattered collection of several 1880 editions of Godey’s Lady’s Book! If you are not familiar with this Victorian era magazine, it was published in Philadelphia from 1830 to 1878 and was one of the most popular magazines of its time. Containing engravings of contemporary fashion for ladies and children, recipes, games, and poetry, it also included articles and novelettes by noteworthy American authors. Interestingly, it was perhaps the first magazine to actually be copyrighted in 1845 to keep others from stealing and reproducing its content.
This magazine holds special significance for Charlotte Mason advocates as it contains a glimpse into the time period during which she lived. It is fascinating reading, although the minuscule point size is rather challenging! The photos you see in this article (other than the first) are taken from my copies. Enjoy!
Charlotte Mason Methodology
Penney Douglas shares what a Charlotte Mason education looks like in her home in How We Have Applied Charlotte Mason Principles in Our Homeschool, posted at Changed By Love.
Like most of us at one time or another, Shannon rediscovered why nature study should not be shelved for those ‘more important’ academic areas. Read Regaining Focus with Charlotte Mason posted at Mountaineer Country and be encouraged not to neglect nature study in your homeschooling.
In her delightful post Holli presents Studying Nature…a year gone by…, showing us one of her children’s progress after a year of nature study. Her blog:
A teacher after my own heart, Robin Phillips offers up a helping of nontraditional alternatives to the ho-hum assignments we so easily hand out in Creative Home School Project Formats: 15
Bethany presents a post, documented with photos and resources, describing her family’s Winter
Living Books Instead of Textbooks
Jennifer in MamaLand presents The Myth of Ability, and How Textbooks Drag Education Down posted at Adventures in Mama-Land. I so agree with Jennifer that textbooks are, in many, many cases, poorly written, inaccurate and just.plain.dull.
Nancy encourages us by sharing a literary discussion in her household in Forest for the Trees posted at Sage Parnassus.This is a great post for all of you mom’s with younger children. Keep reading those living books!
Thank you to all of you Charlotte Mason aficionados who contributed to this edition!
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