Charlotte Mason curriculum

Charlotte Mason curriculum simplifies the homeschooling process. A collection of Charlotte Mason approved textbooks and novels.
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Without Doors

Bible, History, Geography, Literature, Enrichment, Nature Study

“Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.” Charlotte Mason

Without Doors is a unique Charlotte Mason curriculum that is inspired by Four Square Community. It is simple to implement, yet rich in content. It is designed to streamline the homeschool experience by coordinating all ages around quality living books for family-style learning. It is a great option for new and experienced homeschool families interested in a Charlotte Mason education. 

Each path includes the overall framework to successfully implement 28 weeks of lessons for students in 1st-8th grade. The lessons are simple and clearly laid out in a weekly plan.

One printed book per family includes everything you need for the path, except for the items noted on the supply list. Conveniently included in the printed book are artist study paintings, poetry, links to hymns, copywork, a weekly plan, and MORE! 

The content in each path is coordinated around a time and place, such as Early America, Modern America, Ancient World, etc., creating a rich, immersive experience and a harmony of lessons. 

Without Doors facilitates good habits in narration, nature journaling, map-drawing, keeping a Book of Centuries, copywork, dictation, hymn study, composer study, artist study, poetry and recitation. 

A Charlotte Mason education is a rich experience for students and families. Ms. Mason inspires parents to spread a generous educational feast before their children.

 

Without Doors provides step-by-step guidance and valuable resources as you embrace Charlotte Mason principles in your home. This effortless curriculum will bring joy and freedom to your family! 

"The aim in education is to give a full life."

Charlotte Mason

28

Weeks

8

Subjects

1

Timeline Song

Reviews

Preschool

(Recommended) Printed Book $29
Digital Download $19
Sample Weekly Plan

Bible includes a weekly scripture passage and a coordinating song to help implant God’s Word into your child’s heart.

The literature selections will ignite imagination and inspire a foundation of oral narration. The selections include: Little Bear, by Else Holmelund Minarik, Frog and Toad, by Arnold Lobel, and Grasshopper on the Road, by Arnold Lobel.

Charlotte Mason encourages parents to focus on training children in a single habit for 6-8 weeks before adding a new habit. Without Doors includes inspiration to develop the habits of Attention, Obedience, Truthfulness, and Observation.

Introduce the alphabet to your child with our unique Charlotte Mason-inspired lessons.

Download the free printable resource to supplement your weekly lessons at www.withoutdoorscurriculum.com/preschool. 

Introduce your child to numbers and counting with sensory activities and object-based lessons.

The weekly art project is designed for parent and child to create together using common household items. Each art lesson corresponds with the letter of the week.

Introduce your child to poetry using a weekly selection from Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.

The weekly sensory activity is designed for parent and child to experience together using common household items and coordinates with the nursery rhyme. 

Enjoy spending time out-of-doors with your child. The weekly nature prompt will inspire a love for God’s creation.

Kindergarten

Bible includes a weekly Scripture passage and a coordinating song to help implant God’s Word into your child’s heart. Your child will also read through a beautiful narrative of the Bible called The Storybook Bible

Charlotte Mason encourages parents to focus on training children in a single habit for several weeks before adding a new habit. Without Doors: Kindergarten includes inspiration for your child to develop 7 important habits.

The literature selections will ignite your child’s imagination. The selections include: The Tales of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter, Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, The Children’s Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett, and a lovely selection of living picture books.

Your child will be introduced to poems written for children by a variety of revered poets. Students will recite short poems and enjoy poetry tea time!

Your child will create a variety of handicrafts and will be introduced to picture study. The picture study paintings are carefully chosen to delight young children.

Your child will meet the orchestra! The compositions and hymns are carefully chosen to delight young children. Music includes an introduction to Composer Study and Hymn Study.

Weekly sensory activities are designed for parent and child to experience together. Sensory activities include outdoor games, geography concepts, an introduction to Swedish Drill and more!

Enjoy spending time out-of-doors with your child. The weekly nature lore and nature study lesson will inspire an interest in God’s creation.

Books
The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd Jones
A Child’s Book of Poems, by Gyo Fujikawa
A Beatrix Potter Treasury, by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne Edition)
Winnie-the Pooh, by A. A. Milne
The Children’s Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett
Seed Babies, by Margaret Warner Morley
Old Mother West Wind, by Thornton Burgess
Meet the Orchestra, by Ann Hayes

General Supplies
Compass
Children’s Classics CD: Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Britten
Slugs and Bugs: Sing the Bible, by Randall Goodgame (Volume 1)
Slugs and Bugs: Sing the Bible, by Randall Goodgame (Volume 2)

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Early America

(Recommended) Printed Book $49
Digital Download $29
Sample Timeline Song
Sample Newsletter

Bible includes a study of the Parables of Jesus. In addition to narration, older students are encouraged to transcribe the parables into their Book of Commonplace. 

Early America includes history lessons through 1860. The living history spine will delight and engage families as they navigate through early American history together. Our original American History Timeline Song will reinforce the timeline of the United States. Older students will add dates to their Book of Centuries

Early America includes reading and map-drawing assignments covering the Thirteen Colonies, the Mississippi River, and the Oregon Trail. 

Students will read four living books that highlight early America. They will also complete two early American poet studies. Copywork selections coordinate with weekly lessons, building a strong foundation in spelling and grammar. 

Each student will respond to literature in their Narration Notebook, a notebook with lines for writing and blank space for drawing. The weekly narration prompt will rotate between history, geography, literature, nature study, and enrichment. Narration prompts include written, oral, and drawing responses, facilitating family-style learning and helping to establish the good habit of narration.

The nature lore readings will delight the entire family while grounding students in scientific knowledge of insects and birds. Out-of-door nature walks and nature journaling prompts will inspire the art of nature study. 

Each week, the students will focus on a rotating enrichment topic including: Composer Study, Artist Study, Hymn Study, and Handicrafts. The two composers, four artists, four hymns, and four handicrafts are all carefully chosen to coordinate with Early America.

Student Supplies
Watercolor Paper 9X12
Thin Sharpie
Travel Watercolor Set
Nature Journal
Narration Notebook
Book of Centuries (ages 10+)
Book of Commonplace (ages 10+)

Family Book List
Bible
Then Sings My Soul, by Robert J. Morgan
A Child’s First Book of American History, by Earl Schenck Miers 
Minn of the Mississippi, by Holling C. Holling
The Light and the Glory for Young Readers, by Marshall and Manuel
The Oregon Trail, by Karen Bush Gibson
Nature Anatomy, by Julia Rothman
Eyes and No Eyes “Birds of the Air,” by Arabella Buckley
Eyes and No Eyes “Insect Life,” by Arabella Buckley

Elementary Book List
Squanto, Friend of Pilgrims, by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dagliesh
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
The Cabin Faced West, by Jean Fritz

Middle Book List
The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, by Kathryn Lasky
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
Streams to the River, River to the Sea, by Scott O’Dell
By the Great Horn Spoon, by Sid Fleischman

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Is there not some need for ‘mother culture’? But how is the state of things to be altered? So many mothers say, ‘I simply have not time for myself!’ ‘I never read a book!’ Or else, ‘I don’t think it is right to think of myself!’ They not only starve their minds, but they do it deliberately, and with a sense of self-sacrifice which seems to supply ample justification. -Charlotte Mason

The United States Constitution

The Declaration of Independence

The Founders’ Bible (NASB), by David Barton

1776, by David McCullough

The Summer of 1787, by David O. Stewart

How to Read the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence, by Paul B. Skousen

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Modern America

(COMING 2023)
Sample Timeline Song

Read selected verses in the Old Testament and New Testament. Oral narration inspires student’s to implant the word of God into their heart. Students will have Bible recitation prompts. Older students will transcribe favorite verses into their Book of Common Place.

Our living history spine will delight and engage families as they navigate through modern American history together. Older students will add dates to their Book of Centuries. 

Modern America includes the geography of the regions in America, and will look closely at the National Parks. In addition to reading living books on the topics, students will engage in cartography, creating maps of different states as they learn. 

The literature and poetry selections will enrich your child’s literacy and love for learning.  In addition to wonderful literature and poetry, the copywork selections will build a strong foundation in grammar and spelling.

A gentle approach to learning, our nature lore readings will delight readers while grounding students in scientific knowledge. Out-of-door nature walks and nature journaling prompts will inspire the art of nature study. 

Each week, the students will focus on a rotating enrichment topic including:

  • Composer Study
  • Artist Study
  • Hymn Study
  • An Original American History Folk Song

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