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(Sun Dec 13 22:31:14 2009)

Ambleside Online (AO) is a totally free, complete, Charlotte Mason curriculum from K-12. And it is m

Ambleside Online (AO) is a totally free, complete, Charlotte Mason curriculum from K-12. And it is meant for each of those years, not weak in some spots ans strong on others. It follows as closely as possible the structure set forth by CM in her homeschooling series and in her schools during her lifetime. Disregarding a CM approach for the time being and instead just focusing on the meat and potatoes of the curriculum (book selections, schedules and lesson plans), I was dead chuffed. These were REAL living books, REAL classics and truly challenging and engaging the mind. The Plutarch! The Shakespeare! The fine arts! So guided and structured, so lovingly constructed to aim to create a thinker who appreciates the things that are lovely, pure, holy and right. This is what I'd DREAMT of.
the history? dual chronology of world history and english/american history. the English history was necessary because they were our founding fathers and we deserved to know their origins. AHHH! An American Britophile's nirvana! The world history operated on a laid-back 6 yr cycle that took yr 2 of TOG in 3.5yrs! THAT was more the pacing I desired for such a burgeoning time in Western History.
What I saw in AO was a combination of the best of LCC and TOG.

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