Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Curriculum

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We’ve followed the Charlotte Mason method for a while, and as years went by we’ve added a classical twist to the way we learn.

The CM method has worked very well for us, since it encourages a one-school-room approach, and teaching multiple grades at the same time is very well possible.

This year, I’m teaching 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades.

Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Curriculum

Here are some of our Charlotte Mason inspired middle school curriculum choices. You can also check out my Charlotte Mason inspired middle school choices here.

Morning Gathering

We’ve done morning gatherings as a family right from the start, and our feast of subjects has been abundant.

For a list of the subjects we cover and curriculum we use for our morning gatherings, please check out this post.

The only variation to our morning routine, is the high school read aloud selection. This year we will be reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.



Language Arts

Essays & Current Events

In addition to a great selection of living literature, we’ve gotten in the habit of reading a few essays discussing current events each term. Ambleside Online, lists a variety of options here, here and here.

Additionally we will be reading selected passages of Politics According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem.

Literature

Both my 10th & 12th grader will do American Literature, and will use literature guides from 7Sisters Homeschool.

Their reading selection includes:

A Separate Piece
A Raisin in the Sun
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Scarlet Letter
Little Women
Fahrenheit 451
Huck Finn
The Right Stuff
To Kill a Mockingbird


Shakespeare

We love Shakespeare, so we’ll continue immersing ourselves in his works. This year’s selection includes:

Twelfth Night
Measure for Measure
As you Like It
A Comedy of Errors


Math

CTC Math was a huge success for us last semester. We will continue using it this year.  You can read my review and sign-up for a free trial here.

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Science

Chemistry

10th Grade – We’ll continue using  Apologia’s Exploring Creation series.

Health

Both my 10th and 12th grader will be using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Apologia’s Heath & Nutrition.

Social Studies

Biography

This is a new subject for us this year.

10th Grade – The Story of Abe Lincoln by Mary Hamilton
12th Grade – Gifted Hands by Ben Carson

Economics

12th Grade – What Ever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard J Maybury and A Bluestocking Guide to Economics by Jane A Williams

Government

12th Grade – The Story of the Constitution by Sol Bloom

World History

10th Grade – Around the World in 180 Days from Apologia We will use this text in a co-op setting with mixed grades (6th to 10th).

Electives

Apologetics

Since apologetics has become a passion for all of us, we will be diving into Mere Christianity as a family.

Film

10th & 12th Grade – Cinema Studies from 7Sisters Homeschool. This year long course requires watching and discussing two films per month.

Latin

10th & 12th Grade – Third Form Latin from Memoria Press

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