Four SQUARE At-Home

Geography + History + Literature + Nature Study

At-Home is a Charlotte Mason-inspired geography, history, literature and nature study curriculum. It is designed to simplify the homeschool experience by coordinating elementary and middle school students around quality living books to create a family-style learning environment at home.

Each cycle of At-Home includes the overall framework to successfully implement one year of at-home lessons. Families will receive a weekly newsletters with details for specific student assignments that facilitate good habits in narration, nature journaling, map-drawing, keeping a book of centuries, copywork/dictation and recitation. 

Parents also receive helpful resources including a sample weekly schedule, digital parent training, and an online support community for asking questions, sharing resources, and seeking inspiration. 

A Charlotte Mason education is a rich experience for students and families. Ms. Mason inspires parent educators to spread an educational feast before their student.

We hope you will join the Four Square Community!

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

Charlotte Mason

Four Square At-Home: Cycle 1 United States

$225/year (limited time offer $150)
Non-refundable digital download

Sample Newsletter | Sample Schedule

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Map-Drawing Prompt

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Book of Centuries Dates
United States Timeline Song mp3

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Nature Journal Prompt

Weekly Literature Assignment                                                                                                                         Weekly Copywork/Dictation Prompt                                                                                       Monthly Recitation Prompt

28 Weekly E-Newsletters Including: View Sample (PDF)

  • Geography, History, Nature Study + Literature Assignment
  • Map-Drawing Prompt
  • Nature Journal Prompt
  • Book of Centuries Dates
  • Copywork/Dictation Assignment
  • Project of the Week Assignment

 

+Facebook Support Community
+Digital Parent Training
+Sample Weekly Schedule (PDF)

Living Book List: United States

Elementary



Supplies

Watercolor Paper (9X12)
Thin Sharpie
Basic Watercolor Set
Nature Journal (spiral hardcover with watercolor paper)
Travel Watercolor Set
Copywork Journal (hardcover with lined paper for neat penmanship)

Book List
America’s National Parks, by Lonely Planet Kids
The West, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Southwest, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Midwest, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Southeast, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Northeast, by Dana Meachen Rau

A Child’s First Book of American History, by Earl Schenck Miers
Nature Anatomy, by Julia Rothman
Seed Babies, by Margaret Warner Morley
“Eyes and No Eyes” Birds of the Air, by Arabella Buckley
Robert Frost Poetry for Kids, edited by Jay Parini
Emily Dickinson Poetry for Kids, edited by Susan Snively
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dagliesh
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey

Tree in the Trail, by Holling Clancy Holling

Middle School



Supplies
Watercolor Paper (9X12)
Thin Sharpie
Basic Watercolor Set
Nature Journal (spiral hardcover with watercolor paper)
Travel Watercolor Set
Copywork Journal (hardcover with lined paper for good penmanship)
Book of Centuries (simplycharlottemason.com)

Book List
America’s National Parks, by Lonely Planet Kids
The West, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Southwest, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Midwest, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Southeast, by Dana Meachen Rau
The Northeast, by Dana Meachen Rau
A Child’s First Book of American History, by Earl Schenck Miers
Nature Anatomy, by Julia Rothman
Great Inventors and their Inventions, by Bachman
Fabre’s Book of Insects, by Jean Henri Fabre
Robert Frost Poetry for Kids, edited by Jay Parini
Emily Dickinson Poetry for Kids, edited by Susan Snively
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson

Four Squre At-Home: Cycle 2 Canada
Coming Soon!

Non-refundable digital download

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Map-Drawing Prompt

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Book of Centuries Dates
Canada Timeline Song mp3

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Nature Journal Prompt

Weekly Literature Assignment                                                                                                                         Weekly Copywork/Dictation Prompt
Monthly Recitation Prompt

28 Weekly E-Newsletters Including: 

  • Geography, History and Nature Study + Literature Assignment
  • Map-Drawing Prompt
  • Nature Journal Prompt
  • Book of Centuries Dates
  • Copywork/Dictation Assignment
  • Literature Reading Assignment
  • Project of the Week Assignment

 

+ Facebook Support Community

+ Digital Parent Training

+ Sample Weekly Schedule (PDF)

Living Book List: Canada

Four Squre At-Home: Cycle 3 Britain
Coming Soon!

Non-refundable digital download

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Map-Drawing Prompt

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Book of Centuries Dates
Britain Timeline Song mp3

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Nature Journal Prompt

Weekly Literature Assignment                                                                                                                       Weekly Copywork/Dictation Prompt
Monthly Recitation Prompt

28 Weekly E-Newsletters Including:

  • Geography, History, Nature Study + Literature Assignment
  • Map-Drawing Prompt
  • Nature Journal Prompt
  • Book of Centuries Dates
  • Copywork/Dictation Assignment
  • Project of the Week Assignment

                                                                                                                                                                                        + Facebook Support Community                                                                                                                             + Digital Parent Training                                                                                                                                             + Sample Weekly Schedule (PDF)


Living Book List: World

Four Squre At-Home: Cycle 4 World
Coming Soon!

Non-refundable digital download

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Map-Drawing Prompt

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Book of Centuries Dates
World Timeline Song mp3

Weekly Topic + Literature Assignment
Weekly Nature Journal Prompt

Weekly Literature Assignment                                                                                                                           Weekly Copywork/Dictation Assignment
Monthly Recitation Prompt

28 Weekly E-Newsletters Including:

  • Geography, History, Nature Study + Literature Assignment
  • Map-Drawing Prompt
  • Nature Journal Prompt
  • Book of Centuries Dates
  • Copywork/Dictation Assignment
  • Project of the Week Assignment                                                                                                                    + Facebook Support Community                                                                                                                    + Digital Parent Training                                                                                                                                    + Sample Weekly Schedule (PDF) 
    Living Book List: Britain

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