Here’s everything you receive (for both the physical or digital bundle):
- Grade Eight Teaching Guide and Resources ($97 physical / $77 digital)
- English Literature for Young People ($27.00 softcover / $18.00 digital)
- Jabberwocky ($16.50 physical / $10.50 digital)
- LBC Nature Journal ($4 Value – digital access only)
- Three Audios: A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study ($68 Value – digital access only)
- Bonus Items: Narration Notebooks and Jumbo Template Pack ($94 Value – digital access only)
This is a total value of $307 physical and $272 digital! Now available to you at a special rate of only $145 for the physical bundle, or $110 for the digital bundle only!
***Please note: Physical bundle includes digital membership access for some of the resources included in the bundle that are not physically produced.
The Grade Eight Teaching Guide
A 136-page guide which includes substantial notes for the parent on each subject, a term-by-term overview and the new 4-weeks-at-a-glance format. Included are many helps and instructions for applying Charlotte Mason’s principles of education. This grade covers:
- Christian Studies – Scripture readings, A closer Look At the Evidence — a devotional with a science emphasis, and practical work, each according to Charlotte Mason’s guidelines.
- Language Arts – English Literature for Young People — a survey of the history of English Literature, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, poetry studies of Robert Frost and William Wordsworth, and an optional grammar review.
- Geography – A Book of Discovery , provides an historical context for exploration and geographical knowledge that excels most geography text s because it uses rich literary descriptions of peoples and places; Also includes map work and Book of the Centuries focusing on the places and events mentioned in the histories, science and geography literature. This book continues from Grade Seven.
- Science – Exploring Creation with Physical Science A course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement.
- Nature Study – regular work in your student’s Nature Journal. Using the Handbook of NatureStudy. The areas of focus for each term are: 1) Climate and Weather, Water Forms, 2) Minerals, Soil, 3) Trees II, 4) The Skies
- World History – Our Empire Story covers the principal events in the building of the British Empire and traces the development of the British colonies from days of discovery and exploration through settlement and establishment of government. Includes stories of the five chief portions of the Empire: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India. Because Our Empire Story takes the reader to the Twentieth Century, from that point students will study of twentieth century history and current events.
- American History – This Country of Ours is continued from Grade Seven, The eras of study are from the Civil War to Post World War I. Original documents are used as supplementary materials to make history come alive. The Modern Age is studied through readings in current events.
- Composer Study – Continued from Grade Seven, a review of the great composers and their music, their biographies as well as a CD for listening are included.
- Picture Study – Come Look with Me: Exploring Modern Art pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, the works of twelve artists are studied, from Henri Matisse’s The Red Room (Harmony in Red); to Pablo Picasso’s Horse Head Mask with a firespitter mask from the Ivory Coast; and Diego Rivera’s The Flower Vendor (Girl With Lilies).
English Literature for Young People
Introduction to the history of English literature. Best for ages 10-14.
English Literature for Young People is a 624-page guide to the great works of English literature. H. E. Marshall’s story of England’s literary heritage is rich and compelling—a masterly account of 1500 years of the literary arts in Great Britain, extending from early Irish legends through the Golden Age of English letters to the modern age.The Living Books Press hardcover edition is a republication of the 1909 edition, English Literature for Boys and Girls. Our edition has been significantly revised and expanded to improve its use as a study text. Added are a biography of the author, an expanded Chronology of Writers, a bibliography of books recommended by the author, maps of the British Isles, an expanded index, and enhanced illustrations and images.
Poems for study and narration. Best for ages 11-15.
Thirty-two poems for reading and response. Each poem was selected for its appeal to students ages 12 and up and includes study and narration questions to enrich understanding and appreciation. The poetic works chosen are among the most well-known in american and British literature, including W. B. Yeats, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Sara Teasdale, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe.
LBC Nature Journal
A guide to how to keep a nature journal and a template for creating your own nature journal. This 96-page book follows Charlotte Mason’s guidelines, has a 36-week nature journal template, includes tips, suggestions, a bird, tree and mammal observation list for you to keep a record of sightings and food for thought on the many ways nature study enriches your child’s life.
A Closer Look at LBC
LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, tells the story of how she discovered the Charlotte Mason methods and why she chose to create the curriculum. This audio training answers common questions like
- Can I do “a little” Charlotte Mason?
- Why does my school time feel like a battle every day?
- What do I do now?
She expounds on the three actions to transform your home school to a peaceful harmony: Use the methods, use living books, and have a mentor. Also included are plain language explanations of what Charlotte Mason’s principles, such as “Children are persons,” really mean and how to practically apply these philosophies on a daily basis.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll
Writing the CM Way
Is your child resistant to writing? Are you stressed out trying to teach every jot and tiddle of grammar, spelling, and style? LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, invites you to set aside what you know, or what you think you know, about teaching writing and take a breath of fresh air. Charlotte Mason believed that composition is as natural as jumping and running to children. Doesn’t sound possible? Learn to apply the three-step method: narration, transcription, and writing. Build your child’s writing skills from the ground up, lighting their fire instead of filling their bucket and respect your child’s own unique voice in their composition.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll
Demystifying Nature Study
Want to incorporate nature study in your home school but aren’t sure where to begin? This webinar demystifies nature study and answers questions such as
- What is the central goal of nature study?
- When and how to do an indoor nature study
- What to do if you live in an urban area.
- What is the difference between nature study and science?
Observation, not technical study, is explained as the basis for nature study. It is not necessary to know all the answers- just to get excited about nature and join your child in learning! The history of nature study and examples of how to do a nature walk are also included.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll
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