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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Right Stuff
To Kill a Mockingbird
We love Shakespeare, so we’ll continue immersing ourselves in his works. This year’s selection includes:
Measure for Measure
As you Like It
A Comedy of Errors
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.
10th Grade – We’ll continue using Apologia’s Exploring Creation series.
Both my 10th and 12th grader will be using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Apologia’s Heath & Nutrition.
This is a new subject for us this year.
12th Grade – The Story of the Constitution by Sol Bloom
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).
10th & 12th Grade – Cinema Studies from 7Sisters Homeschool. This year long course requires watching and discussing two films per month.
10th & 12th Grade – Third Form Latin from Memoria Press