Welcome to the Charlotte Mason Carnival for August, 2012. Our theme for this carnival is Principle #11
But we… give him a full and generous curriculum; taking care only that all knowledge offered him is vital, that is, that facts are not presented without their informing ideas.
See The 20 Principles for more of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy.
Charlotte Mason lived in a time when new ideas were taking hold in science and biblical scholarship. She did not live in fear of these new ideas but embraced them while maintaining a healthy degree of skepticism.
Art and Handicrafts
The discovery of a simple gadget has made Cindy’s nature walks a little bit more convenient: Nature Walk Clipboards.
Do you have a child who just doesn’t seem to enjoy drawing in his nature journal? Does he draw his specimen in a few minutes and then is ready to go on to something else because this activity bores him? This is a normal behavior for children in the first stage of nature journaling. We must help them get past this initial phase or they may never learn to enjoy nature.
Barb, AKA Harmony Art Mom shares Charlotte Mason Helps Me Keep It Simple and Alive: High School Courses. She reminds us once again that CM can be used all the way through high school.
My own contribution is Why See Shakespeare Performed Live? Seeing a play is full of vital information that informs the student in ways mere reading can never achieve.
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