Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Cindy West

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How to Use This Course

This 16-week class by Cindy West for is designed to help parents interested in learning how to implement aspects of the Charlotte Mason method into their homeschooling. Practical tips and even homework for parents is given!

Course Details

Course Introduction

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

Would 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.


Weekly explanation of various aspects of the Charlotte Mason method


16 weekly lessons



Course Outline

  • 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.”