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Customizing a Curriculum for my Charlotte Mason Homeschool

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Do we sometimes expect too much from our homeschooling curriculum? Obviously it’s important. A crucial part of the Charlotte Mason philosophy is to give our kids a broad and generous education. A curriculum certainly helps me make sure that we get the proportions right.

But just because curriculum is a valuable tool, doesn’t mean that we have to follow it to a t. Instead, we need to consider our kids, our circumstances, even our location, and make a curriculum work for us. That’s exactly what I’ve set out to do this year. I talk all about it in the video below.

Are you deciding which Charlotte Mason curriculum to use? I have a full review of Ambleside Online over on How Do I Homeschool!

Customizing Ambleside Online to Work for my Family

In this video

00:27 Where we are in homechooling and what we are using for our curriculum

00:48 What we are taking into account as we apply our curriculum

01:25 Changes to history curriculum

01:58 Geography

02:28 Nature Study

03:35 Picture Study

04:25 Folk Songs and Hymns

05:25 Why we can have freedom with curriculum

Resources mentioned in this video

I have used affiliate links below. Clicking an affiliate link means that I earn a small commission if you make a purchase, at no cost to you.

Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie

Paddle to the Sea

Burgess Bird Book

Birds of the Air by Arabella Buckley

Ambleside Online Artist Rotation

Video on folk songs and hymns

A letter from me to you, every week.

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