Volume 1 Study pages 253-279
The last part of this section is one of my favorites since I do have a strong interest in "place based education" after reading books by David Sobel, Richard Louv, Scott Sampson, and Jon Young! I think it is so interesting when I read these modern books and their educational philosophies are so closely linked to what CM has written in Volume 1! They are kindred spirits! I wonder sometimes how much they might already know about Charlotte Mason in their research and findings! In each section I have linked some blog posts that I found helpful to read alongside Volume 1 as well as links to some of the books she references. I hope you have a great time reading this section and learning more about math, science, and geography!
- How should test a child's knowledge of math principles? Why is it important?
- Discuss mental exercises in math.
- What manipulatives should be used?
- What is the best introduction to new concepts like multiplication and division?
- Discuss the instruction of weights, measurements, money, and geometry to elementary students.
Charlotte Mason Poetry / Nourished Children / ADE episode 54 / ADE episode 55
- Discuss what is said about Herbert Spencer.
- What are some concepts that students can understand at a young age?
- Discuss the village school and how the example in this approach works better than traditional text books.
- 'The principles of natural philosophy are the principles of common sense.' Show how this statement should be a key to our educational practice.
- How is geography usually taught? What is the value of geography in education?
- What information do most children and adults enjoy about places?
- Do you remember your elementary geography lessons? If so, why? If not, why do you think you can't remember?
- How should children be introduced to maps?