These beautifully designed Charlotte Mason Soirée study guides are 6 x 9, and they come already printed and bound. The paper is a very high quality, and the coil-o binding is the more secure than spiral binding not to mention prettier!
Volume One, Volume Two, CM 101, Subject I, and Subject II are the current study guides that are available. (We do not offer PDF downloads.)
You can click on the picture of each guide to purchase them, and to see a sample of the inside of the guide, click on the pink links above (V1 sample coming soon).
Volume One and Volume Two study guides consist of Miss Mason’s own questions that are in the appendix of her Volumes, space for written narrations, prompts to add things to implement as you come across ideas in the reading assignment, and more!
Volume One study guide is designed to take you through Volume One in 12 months, and Volume Two study guide will take you through Volume Two in 9 months.
The three topical guides (CM 101, Subject I, and Subject II) take approximately 6 months each, and there is no order in which to use them. They are NOT designed to be a stand alone guide or used in place of reading Miss Mason’s Volumes! They are to be used alongside reading her books! There are descriptions under the topical guides for the topics and subjects each contains.
These guides are not necessarily meant to be used as a “question/answer session” during Reading Group. They are designed to be a guide and structure for you during the month while you read that month’s assignment before you meet together for Reading Group. The questions in the guide are from the appendix of the volumes, and they can be helpful to discuss, but it’s not necessary to use them in them in Reading Group.
One mother has said,
Having a study guide helped me find focal points and to glean important information. It also provided reference points to help me find information again after reading it.
When using these guides in this way, the conversations you will have at Reading Group will be deeper and much more engaging. You will be prepared to share as your group goes through section by section of the month’s reading assignment.
CM 101—Are you new to Charlotte Mason? Have you been wanting to broaden your understanding of her philosophy? This study guide, through podcasts, articles, and various readings across her volumes, is specially designed to help you build a solid foundation of knowledge of her core principles and ideas. From such principles as the role of the teacher, the tools of education, distinguishing living books, and the art of narration, you will take a journey through her primary ideas and make them your own.
Subject I—Do you love what you know about Charlotte Mason’s philosophy but feel clueless as to how to apply it to specific subjects? This study guide narrows your focus from the broader feast to each individual dish. Through podcast episodes and thorough readings across Charlotte Mason’s original volumes, you will explore and deepen your understanding of such subjects as Bible, history, citizenship, literature, natural history, music and art. This study guide invites you to immerse yourself in the feast first, so that you can spread it before your children as well.
Subject II—Continue your subject-by-subject exploration in this second study guide that will guide you through such subjects as language arts, singing, handicrafts, math, foreign language, physical education, afternoon occupations, and exams. Through podcasts and various readings across her volumes, you will be immersed in the how and why of each of these subjects so that you can confidently set them before your children.