At Charlotte Mason Soirée, we are all about parents taking ownership of their education and reading for themselves the primary source for a Charlotte Mason education: Mason‘s six volumes. If you have not already begun this process, it is never too late to join Bridgett and friends over at The Dispatch, as they read through the volumes. Short weekly assignments keep you accountable without being overwhelmed! Check it out!
Second to the volumes, the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection is a fascinating supplement to Charlotte Mason’s volumes. Though physically housed at the Armitt Library and Museum in England, we have access through Redeemer College University, to digital copies of Mason’s programmes (lesson plans & exams), manuscripts, The Parent’s Review (teaching advice & encouragement), nature journals, photographs, etc. It goes on and on! The beauty of this collection is that it enables you to see Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and ideas in practice, making it an invaluable tool for today’s CM educators!
But there’s a catch…
Before giving you the simple step-by-step guide, it’s important to consider factors which limit how we interpret and others interpret Charlotte Mason’s works. Within the archives, you will find articles by Mason and her associates (Henrietta Franklin, Elsie Kitching, and H.W. Household), which we consider reputable. However, you will also find works, though present in the archives, that do not conform to Charlotte Mason’s philosophy. Many of these were published decades after Mason’s death in 1923. We need to know how to discern the differences. Read More >>