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Modern Times History Living Books Grades 1-3

Favorite Modern Times History Books for Grades 1–3

There are a lot of books available on modern history (about 1850 to present day). The trick is to find the good ones, the ones that are appropriate for those younger grades mentally and emotionally. Some very difficult events occurred in modern times, and because of advancing technology, we are more aware of some quite […]

Charlotte Mason Early Modern History Living Books Grades 7-9

Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 7–9

I love being surrounded by great books! My father recently made me two more bookcases, so I’ve been happily reshuffling and reorganizing my collection of history and literature books. That’s one of my favorite tasks: handling and organizing my books. As I hold each one, it’s like looking into the face of an old friend. […]

Charlotte Mason History Early Modern Living Books 4-6

Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 4–6

The Early Modern time period includes many fascinating people and events. And what better way to study them than through living books—books that make them come alive in your child’s mind; books that touch their emotions and fire their imaginations; books that are well written and brimming with ideas, not just dry facts. Today I […]

Charlotte Mason Early Modern History Books Grades 1-3

Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 1–3

Today I’d like to share some of my favorite living books for early elementary students, those in grades 1–3, covering history during the years of 1550–1850 or so. I’m going to share titles for both American history and world history during that era, often called Early Modern.  I think it’s helpful to study American history […]

Charlotte Mason History Early Modern Family Books

Favorite Early Modern Books for the Whole Family

Today I’m sharing some great books that will guide your whole family through the time in history that we call Early Modern, about 1550 through 1850 or so. It’s an exciting time period with a lot happening all around the world, including a fledgling country that we now know as the United States. I think […]

Favorite Books Middle Ages Family

Favorite Middle Ages and Renaissance Books for the Whole Family

We’ve been sharing our favorite books for studying the Middle Ages and Renaissance, telling a little about each title and breaking it down by age range. So far we’ve covered grades 1–3, grades 4–6, grades 7–9, and grades 10–12. What’s left? Well, today I want to give you some titles that are great for all […]

High School Middle Ages Living Books

Favorite Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Books for Grades 10–12

I’ve been sharing some of my top picks for Middle Ages and Renaissance books for different age groups. Today I want to talk about my favorite books for grades 10 through 12. Now, remember, these are not the typical high school textbooks that you probably used during your own school years. These are living books—books […]

Favorite Middle Ages History Books Grades 4-6

Favorite Middle Ages & Renaissance Books for Grades 4–6

Today I want to share more of my top picks for living books on the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The titles I’m sharing today are appropriate for fourth through sixth graders. At that age, the students should be transitioning to reading their school books for themselves, and all of these titles can be used as independent […]

Middle Ages Living Books Grades 1 3

7 Favorite Middle Ages & Renaissance Books for Grades 1–3

If there is one thing Charlotte Mason homeschoolers love to do, it’s talk about our favorite books. I think every Charlotte Mason meeting I’ve ever attended had at least one conversation going on about “What books do you suggest for this time period and these grades?” or “Got any new favorite read-alouds?” I love to […]

My Book of Centuries

Having a Grand Time in 1800

The past few weeks I’ve been having a grand time “living” in 1800 thanks to two friends of mine. Christie you may already know. She designed My Book of Centuries with its helpful guides that give gentle direction for the user: designated spaces for sketches of artifacts, lists of noteworthy people, narrations of the centuries, […]

Matthew and Europe history and geography lesson plans

Ancient Rome and Visits to Europe Books Are Here!

We’re pleased to announce that the newly revised Second Edition of Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome is now available, along with another new geography notebook, Visits to Europe! The daily lesson plans in Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome, Second Edition, feature some wonderful new books, expanded assignments for the older students (for more […]

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