A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Quarter 4

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Hello friends!

Getting it in just under the wire! Morning time and the rest of our academic schedule is still looking similar to our Quarter 3 routine, so I will just dive right into the book list this time!

Here are two shorter lists for Fine Arts and Science for the quarter.

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

George Handel by Mike Venezia
Hallelujah Handel by Douglas Cowling
George Mouse’s Water Music by Heather Buchanaan
Becoming Bach by Tom Leonard
Johan Sebastian Bach by Mike Venezia

The Magic Flute by Kyra Teis
Wolfgang mozart by Mike Venezia
Mozart by Marcus Weeks
Mozart: The Wonder Child by Diane Stanley

Down, Down, Down by Steve Jenkins
A Day in the Deep by Kevin Kurtz
Latitude and Longitude by Rebecca Aberg
What Will the Weather Be? Linda Dewitt
Clouds by Anne Rockwell
Weather Words and What They mean by Gail Gibbons
The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola
Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons
On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer
Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros
Maps and Globes by Jack Knowlton
Follow that Map by Scot Ritchie
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
As the Crow Flies by Gayle Hartman


And now the weekly breakdown for Timeline and History. AGAIN: We do not read all of these books, this is just a curated list I choose from when we are planning each week.

Week 19

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

Abraham Lincoln by the D’Aulaires

(See Cycle 3 lists for more books in this era)

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

North American Indian by David Murdoch
Indian Nations of North America by National Geographic
The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose
Star Mounds: Legacy of a North American Mystery by Ross Hamilton (Found at the library! It will be our first time reading it)
Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers by Dale Brown
Anasazi by Leonard Everett Fischer


Week 20

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

The Wild Chihuahua’s of Mexico by Traude Rhine
Viva Rose! by Susan Krawitz ** We’ll be reading this for the first time. Its a chapter book for older children (grades 4+)


Week 21
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

The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration by Ann Maureen Owens
Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
The Kids Book of Canadian History by Carla Hacker

Week 22

-Chp 31 For Civl Rights
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
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

The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration by Ann Maureen Owens
Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
The Kids Book of Canadian History by Carla Hacker

Week 23

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

A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar by David Adler
Simon Bolivar by Arnold Whitridge

Week 24

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

The Heroic Symphony by Anna Celenza
Who was Napoleon by Jim Gigliotti
The Story of Napoleon by HE Marshall


3 thoughts on “A Charlotte Mason Approach to Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Quarter 4

  1. You may have addressed some of this in other posts so feel free to redirect me! I am fairly new to your blog!! Do you read/preview all the books first before you read them to your children, to make sure the content is appropriate for your kids? You are doing so much! As a fellow homeschooling mama, I’m not sure whether to be inspired or disheartened! How do you find the time with four kids and daily life to put all this together?


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