A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Quarter 2

 

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Friends, thank you so much for your excitement and patience as I finished up quarter 2. It was a very busy summer for our family between travels, conferences and practicums. I was blessed to be the practicum speaker at two events this summer which gave me the opportunity to study Logic in depth for the first time. What a blessing it was! Now that the practicums have wrapped I can get back to updating the blog more often. What better way to jump back in than with our Quarter 2 list for Cycle 3. Remember that my family will not read every book on this list. This is a feast of offerings and we aren’t looking to gorge ourselves, we are looking for a healthy portion to savor.

Please the read the following post: “A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Quarter 1” for background information regarding book of narrations, book of centuries, math, latin, map work, science, morning time, etc.
The only change is the decision to use Lyrical Life Science for my two eldest children.

Week 7

Timeline:
Trial and Triumph by Richard Hanula
—Polycarp
—Balinda
—Constantine
Step Back into Ancient India by Daud Ali

Geography
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy by Augusta Stevenson
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Carl Sandburg: Adventures of a Poet by Penelope Niven
A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Aldrich

History
The Flag Maker by Susan Bartoletti
The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
By the Dawn’s Early Light by Stephen Kroll
An American Army of Two by Janet Greeson
Cornstalks and Cannonballs by Barbara Mitchell
Young John Quincy by Cheryl Harness
Once on this Island by Gloria Whelan

Science
I’m growing by Aliki
Week 8

Timeline
A Castle with Many Rooms by Lorene Lambert
Chp 1– The Long Fall (Visigoths sack Rome)
Trial and Triumph
Chp 6 Monica and Augustine
Peril and Peace by Mindy Withrow
Chp 10 Early Creeds and Councils
Chp 17 Jerome

Geography
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan
Tree in the Trail by Holling C Holling
Buffalo Bill by the D’Aulaires
One Day in the Prairie by Jean Craighead Moore
Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Prairie School by Avi
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell


History
Unspoken by Henry Cole
A Gathering of Days by Joan Blos
Moses by Carole Boston
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Science:
Hear your Heart by Paul Showers

Week 9

Timeline
A Castle With Many Rooms by Lorene Lambert
Chp 2 Justinian the Great
Chp 4 The Monastery
Chp 6 Making a Nation (Franks)
Chp 7 The Scroll and the Stone (Muhammed founds Islam)
Chp 8 Charles the Hammer (Battle of Tours)
Chp 10 The Rushing North Wind (Vikings Raid)
Monks and Mystics by Mindy Withrow
Chp 6 Islam
Peril and Peace by Mindy Withrow
Chp 19 Benedict
The Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway
Viking Tales by Jennie Hall
Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla


Geography

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
Welcome to the Sea of Sand by Jane Yolen
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr
Hoover Dam by Elizabeth Mann
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
Redwoods by Jason Chin
By the Great Horned Spoon by Sid Fleishmann
Cactus Cafe: A Story of the Sonoran Desert by Kathleen Zoehfield

 

History
Who Own’s the Sun by Stacy Chbosky
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chapter 3 The Sad Story of Slavery
If you lived when there was Slavery in America by Anne Kamma

Science:
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole


Week 10

Timeline
A Castle With Many Rooms by Lorene Lambert
Chp 3 The Earliest Explorers (Erik the Red)
Chp 9 Charlemagne
Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
Chp 11 Alfred the Great
Lief the Lucky by Ingrid D’Aulaire
Monks and Mystics by Mindy Withrow
Chp 5 Charlamagne Crowned by God
Chp 8 Vladimir
Chp 9 A Divided Church (East West Schism)


Geography
A Year with Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Balto by Natalie Standiford
The Trumpet of the Swan by EB White
Where the Red Fern Grows by Willis Rawls
Cowboy Charlie by Jeanette Winter
Prairie Town by Bonnie Geisert
Davy’s Dream by Owen Lewis

History
Daily life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Erikson
A Pioneer Sampler by Barbara Greenwood
Dandelions by Eve Bunting
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis
Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 1 Heading West on the Oregon Trail

Science
The Respiratory System by Christine Taylor Butler


Week 11


Timeline
A Castle with Many Rooms by Lorene Lambert
Chp 13 The Battle of Hastings (Norman Conquest)
Chp 14 Feudalism
Chp 16 The Cross Upon the Shield
Chp 17 Lionheart and Robin Hood
Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
Chp 15 Francis of Assisi
Monks and Mystics by Mindy Withrow
Chp 11 Crusades
Chp 13 Francis of Assisi
Chp 15 Aquinas
Machu Picchu by Elizabeth Mann (Incas)
The Sad Night by Sally Matthew (Aztecs)
Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali by PJ Oliver
Ashanti to Zulu by Margaret Musgrove
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David Wisnieski
Ancient Japan by Fiona MacDonald (Shoguns)

History
Abraham Lincoln by the D’aulaires
Abraham Lincoln’s World by Genevieve Foster
The Gettysberg Address by Abraham Lincoln
The Emancipation Proclomation by Abraham Lincoln
Stories of America
-Chp 4 How Lincoln Became President
-O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman
-Chp 5 The Great Civil War
-Chp 6 War on Land and Sea

Science
Germs make me sick by Paul Showers

Week 12

Timeline
A Castle With Many Rooms by Lorene Lambert
Chp 19 The Great Charter (Magna Carta)
Chp 20 The Mongols
Chp 21 The Travels of Marco Polo
Chp 25 The Black Prince, The Black Death and the White Knight of Orleans (100 years war + Black Death)
Chp 29 Rebirth (Renaissance)  
Chp 28 Conquest of Constantinople
Stories of the Nations Vol 1 Lorene Lambert
Ch 2 The Ottomans
Chp 9 Kangxi, Emporer of China (Ming and Qing Dynasties)
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo
Khubla Khan by Kathleen Krull
Masters of the Renaissance by Jim Weiss
The Magna Carta by James Daugherty
Genghis Khan by Demi

History
Marching to Appomatax by Ken Stark
Robert E Lee by Helen Monsell
Ulysses Grant by Mike Venezia
Ulysses Grant by Red Reeder
We Were There When Grant met Lee at Appomattax by Earl Miers
Abraham Lincoln’s World by Genevieve Foster
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 7 After the Civil War

Science
A Drop of Blood by Paul Showers

I will be adding Quarter 3 once I have finished my research for those weeks! In the meantime, we are gearing up with our Cycle 3 into study. Stay tuned for our “before school starts” study.

 

4 thoughts on “A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Quarter 2

  1. Have you ever used Tapestry of Grace. It is Classical with lists of books along with other things. Your plan reminded me of it so I thought I mention that curriculum

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  2. Could you please share how long you spend each day on learning new Classical Conversations memory work as well as reviewing previous work? This is only our 2nd year. We began with cycle 2 and it took massive amounts of time. I’m looking forward to timeline and math being more of a review this year but I’m still concerned about the amount of time memory work takes. I’d love to hear how much time you spend for some guidance.
    Thank you,
    Anita
    Mom of 2 boys. 8 & 10 years old.

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