Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: the It's About Time Edition
Welcome to this week's Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival! It's still a couple of weeks until New Year's, but with this week's theme of Timelines and Books of the Centuries, a tribute to Father Time seems appropriate.
Ambling presents The Evolution of Our Book of Centuries, saying, "I’ve learned a lot from creating our Book of Centuries – The people and events which were contemporaneous (up through the 1800’s anyway), how Charlotte Mason used the BOC in her schools, and most importantly the simple fact that the less I talk, the more Georgianna learns!"
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All That's Goood presents Glorified Map Drill, saying, "Last week we skipped doing map drill due to important interruptions. However that led us to something even better this week. In an attempt to save the map drill lesson I ended up incorporating it into a project we were doing with some info from our reading this week."
~ a teaching heart ~ presents Beethoven helps us be thankful, saying, "At 14 his father’s voice, the chief source of income for the family was gone. The responsibility now fell to Beethoven to earn a living for his family. At 14? Times are so different now, any given 14 year old now, in affluent western culture, would be hard pressed to earn a living for their family."
A peaceful day presents On audiobooks. "When she is grown, I hope Jemimah remembers these days with pleasure. I hope she will be able to hear her old friends speaking aloud to her, each in her own special voice. And behind it all, I hope she hears the love in her mother's voice as she says, Try. Tri. Triantiwonti. Triantiwontigongolope."
Time for Art
Blah, Blah, Blog presents Awesome Art History. "The funny thing was, when it was time for Art History, no one wanted to leave. Every single kid stayed. I'm pretty sure they initially stayed just to continue hanging out and having fun with their friends, but by the end of the first workshop, I think I had most of them actually interested. Even the boys....in art....Renaissance paintings no less."
Dewey's Treehouse presents Our nature find of the year (book review). "Imagine that you have a groovy grandma who loves to spend long rambling afternoons with you, who tells you equally rambling stories about stuff that happened fifty years ago, who can show you how to make everything from a wooden spoon to a pine needle basket to a rope swing, and who knows the names of just about everything that wiggles, flies or grows around you."
"He realizes that the enemy of poetry is not social evil but slipshod language, the weasel words that betray the free mind: he realizes that to create requires an objective serenity beyond all intruding moral worries about atomic bombs and race prejudice." -–Northrop Frye,The Bush Garden, 1952
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"Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition. They're suffering from childhood." ~~ Sir Ken Robinson
"To try to teach literature by starting with the applied use of words, or 'effective communication', as it's often called, then gradually work into literature through the more documentary forms of prose fiction and finally into poetry, seems to me a futile procedure. If literature is to be properly taught, we have to start at its centre, which is poetry, then work outwards to literary prose, then outwards from there to the applied languages of business and professions and ordinary life."--Northrop Frye, The Educated Imagination