A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Quarter 4

We’re back!!! I know I am late with this list. We were sick for so long, I had to make sure that I payed attention to my priorities first by getting my home, family and community back on track before blogging. So here I am, a few weeks late with this list but happy that I took care of my family first.

How is it time for Quarter 4 already?! I can’t believe the year is almost done. We are in the thick of Memory Master prep and Faces of History and all kinds of great stuff. Once again I find myself feeling deeply appreciative of this wonderful spine we have found with CC and the freedom to flesh it out at home in our own Charlotte Mason way. What a gift it has been to us!  Make sure to keep an eye on the Classical Conversations Instagram page the week of March 12th, Farmhouse Schoolhouse will be doing a week long take over of that page so we can share with everyone how we CC at home! We’ll start off with Community Day and work our way through the week. If you have any special requests or things that you’d like to see, leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to show you how we do those things in the hopes that it will help or encourage you!
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If you have never read one of these lists before, start here. You will find a complete list of our geography, morning time, math and other pursuits there. I won’t be writing it all out here this time, since we are so short on time! Below you will find a list of book suggestions for Science, Geography and Fine Arts for the quarter and beneath that a week by week booklist for  History and Timeline

Science
That’s a Possibility by Bruce Goldstone
Genesis 1-2
The Creation Story by Helen Haidle
The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley
Is Genesis History?
Life in the Great Ice Age
Life Story by Virginia Lee Burton (simple theory of evolution explanation)
Charles Darwin’s Around the World Adventures by Jennifer Thermes
How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific Method by Stephen Kramer

Fine Arts
Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney
Hannah Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki
Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
by Susan Hood
The Carnival of Animals by Jack Prelutsky
The Musical Life of Gustav Mole by Kathryn Metric

Geography
One Small Square: Desert by Donald M Silver
One Small Square: Swamp by Donald M Silver
One Small Square: Cave by Donald M Silver
A Tree in the Trail by Holling C Holling
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C Holling
A Walk in the Desert by Rebecca Johnson
A Walk in the Deciduous Forest by Rebecca Johnson
A Walk in the Rain Forest by Rebecca Johnson
A Journey Into An Estuary by Rebecca Johnson
Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
Lift Your Light A Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop, Slave and Explorer by Heather Henson (Mammoth Cave, not my favorite text)

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Two of the main texts for Timeline reading can be found at Simply Charlotte Mason. They are:
Stories of the Nations Volume 2 by Lorene Lambert
Stories of America Volume 2 by Lorene Lambert

Week 19

Timeline
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 4 How Lincoln Became President
-Chp 5 The Great Civil War
-Chp 6 War on Sea and Land
-Chp 7 After the Civil War
-Chp 14 The Spanish American War

Stories of the Nations by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 2 How Bismarck Made an Empire
-Chp 6 Boer War

History
Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan
The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan
Burying the Sun by Gloria Whelan
The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

Week 20

Timeline
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
In Flanders Field by Linda Grandfield
Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan
The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan
Stories of the Nations by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 12 The War to End all Wars
-Chp 13 The Christmas Truce
-Chp 14 The Red Baron
-Chp 15 The Lusitania
-Chp 16 The Russian Revolution
-Chp 17 The Great Depression

Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 25 A Roar and A Crash
Billy Graham: Just Get Up Out of Your Seat by Catherine Mackenzie
Christmas Truce: A True Story of World War 1 by Aaron Shepherd
Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

History
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison

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Week 21
Timeline
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
Chp 26 World War 2
Chp 27 The Battle of the Bulge
Chp 28 Battle of Iwo Jima
Chp 29 V for Victory
Chp 30 A Long Cold War
Chp 33 The End of the Cold War
Stories of the Nations by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 20 The Second World War
-Chp 21 The Underground
-Chp 22 The Day of Days
-Chp 24 The Creation of Israel
-Chp 25 The Dead Sea Scrolls
Israel by Miroslav Sasek
Gandhi by Demi
Gandhi: The Young Protestor Who Founded a Nation by Phillip Wilkinson
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Andres Martinez
Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yeu

History
Look to the Stars by Edwin Aldrin
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Bran Floca
Stories of the Nations by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 28 Sputnik
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-chp 32 The Land of What can Be

Week 22
Timeline
-Chp 31 For Civl Rights
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit Ins by Carole Weatherford
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freidman
Many Thousand Gone: Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
Through the Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
The Vietnam War by DK
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers
Moonshot the Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

History
The Little Chapel That Stood by AB Curtis
Stories of America
Chp 34 September 11, 2001
Chp 35 A New Kind of War

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Week 23

Timeline
Stories of America by Lorene Lambert
-Chp 34 September 11, 2001
-Chp 25 A New Kind of War
-Chp 36 The Information Age and a Farewell
The Turning by Gloria Whelan
The Little Chapel That Stood by AB Curtis

History
The Constitution of the United States
Sh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
A More Perfect Union by Betsy Maestro

 

Week 24

Timeline
The President’ Stuck in the Bathtub by Susan Katz
Our Country’s Presidents by Ann Basaum

History
Bill of Rights

 

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I am so glad Week 24 is light! My goodness its been a full year! Please remember that we do not read every single one of these books here at home. This book list is compiled to give you options and is the book list I use here at home to select books from each week depending on our current needs and interest.

We will be sharing our Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 1 this summer, so keep an eye out for it!

 

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

  1. thank you so much for this list! so so helpful in our classical conversations journey. We have used your list the past 2 quarters, and i’m amazed at how much more they are getting out of cycle 3! looking forward to your cycle 1 lists! thank you again!!

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