Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Cindy West

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Adding a Charlotte Mason Touch to Your Homeschool

August Lessons—final lessons in course: Aug. 1 and Aug. 19

“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.”

charlottemasonaugWould you like to teach your children in ways that encourage curiosity and enthusiasm, while at the same time expecting excellence in many areas—even more areas than most curricula expect?  Charlotte Mason’s philosophies and principles are still fresh today and can help homeschoolers who use them to raise bright, resourceful children.  In this 16-week, practical, easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement course, you’ll get all the basics for adding Charlotte Mason’s methods to your homeschool.


Week 1:  Why Implement the Charlotte Mason Style?

Week 2:  Living Literature as Education

Week 3:  Short Lessons

Week 4:  Narration

Week 5:  Copywork and Dictation

Week 6:  Poetry and Shakespeare

Week 7:  “Living” Math

Week 8:  Artist Study


Week 9:  Composer and Hymn Study

Week 10:  Nature Study

Week 11:  Handicrafts and Life Skills

Week 12:  Foreign Language


Week 13:  A Love for the Word of God

Week 14:  Habit Training


Week 15:  A Typical Daily Schedule

Week 16:  Fantastic Charlotte Mason Resources

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Cindy West HeadshotCindy West, M. Ed. has homeschooled her three children (16, 12, 6) from the very beginning. As a former public school teacher, she knew there had to be a better way to instill a love for learning in children. Thankfully, she learned about the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling early on, and it’s been the perfect fit for her family. Besides a love for learning, she and her children have also found the CM style to be very rigorous, yet gentle and easy to adapt at the same time. Cindy often shares her passion for this method of homeschooling at Our Journey Westward and has created several curriculum resources that fit well with the CM style at Shining Dawn Books.  

“Cindy has included some links within this course that could be affiliate links.  She wants to fully disclose that if you purchase some of the recommended resources through her links, she will make a small commission.”