Nicholas_mom Posted March 2, 2012 Share Posted March 2, 2012 Let me see if I can word my question right. I recently started reading up on Charlotte Mason. I love her ideas for short lessons and nature study and living books. I was all set to use a history spine (either SOTW or CHOW or both) and add some living books. But, somehow this kept bothering me and I couldnâ€™t put finger onto it until I finally sat down and the read Volume 6 (in Modern English). Then, I was aha! I found a quote I love â€œEducationâ€™s goal should be to give knowledge thatâ€™s touched with emotionâ€. I love this. Now I am confused. Do I use a spine or not? I want to do Ancients next year with my 4th Grader because we only have done Old Testament (until Moses and Jericho) with Egypt this year. I want do to Sumerians because ds keeps wanting to know when they first wrote and what type material did they use to write. So, I want to present Sumerians as a lead in to first writing. Now I am thinking, just get a living book that either I or he reads out loud during school time. Then, when we get to the end of the book he can put things he thinks are important into a Century Book. But what does a day to day look like to you for doing this way? Do I read one chapter a week and do narrations and copywork for summaries per chapter? But that will take too long. Then should I read a couple of chapters and we narrate and write summaries (copywork). How does your day to day look like for history? Do you use history to teach narrating and summarizing and copywork, or do you use other programs for the other things and just read for history and do crafts/projects maps/century book? :confused: Any insights on this subject are much appreciated. :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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