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Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Subjects: Science

Teaching Science: Subject by Subject, Part 8

We hope this Subject-by-Subject series is proving helpful to you as you homeschool your children. We’ve already covered several school subjects: history, geography, spelling, Bible, and handicrafts. And we have several more to go as we discuss which methods Charlotte used to teach each one. And remember, if you don’t want to wait for a […]

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New Living Science Book: The Outdoor Secrets Companion

There is one question we see a lot when talking about elementary science lessons: “But is it enough?” Charlotte Mason used nature study and living science books with narration to teach science in the younger grades. We CMers want to believe that those methods will accomplish what is needed during the elementary years, but for […]

Nature Study, Plus . . .

As wonderful as Charlotte Mason-style nature study is, it does have its limits. Charlotte was aware of those limits, and she did not use natural study exclusively. As we researched her comments about nature study, we discovered that she supplemented that foundation with three things: living science books, object lessons, and nature projects.