Ambleside Year 12 Planning Post

I’ve been planning for Year 12 and thinking about the year ahead generally: choosing books, praying for wisdom; trying to discern what is best and committing it all to the Lord.I find it very refreshing to read Charlotte Mason’s words in A Philosophy of Education: ‘Some men take naturally to learning, and will struggle manfully … Continue reading Ambleside Year 12 Planning Post

Ambleside Online Year 11

This is our Year 11 Australian/personalised adaption of Ambleside Online. We've just finished for the year and this is my final update...unless I've forgotten something. Bible/Devotions *  **  * *** In The Steps of the Master by H.V. Morton - Bible History & Geography * Knowing God by J.I. Packer - continued from last year ** The … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 11

The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World was published this year (2021) and is a sequel to Prisoners of Geography which I wrote about here.In that book Tim Marshall focused on the fact that geography has played a major role in history. In this new book he explores ten … Continue reading The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

Sun on the Stubble by Colin Thiele

Sun on the Stubble is an Australian classic first published in 1961 and later adapted for television and was written by a prolific Australian author, Colin Thiele (1920-2006). We've read a number of his books, mainly for the younger set, and I'd heard of this book but didn't get to read it until my eldest … Continue reading Sun on the Stubble by Colin Thiele

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

  Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington/Nugi Garimara is the true story of the author's mother, Molly. In 1931, Molly, aged about 15 years of age and her younger sisters Gracie and Daisy, about 12 and 11 years,* were removed from their remote Aboriginal community at Jigalong in the north-west of Western Australia … Continue reading Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

AusRead Month 2016: Magpie Island by Colin Thiele; Illustrated by Roger Haldane

This is the third year that I've particiapted in Brona's Books November AusRead Month link-up - it's not too late to join in. This year I'll be focussing mostly on children's books. November is our month long celebration of all things Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Join us as we read, review and blog about Australian books … Continue reading AusRead Month 2016: Magpie Island by Colin Thiele; Illustrated by Roger Haldane

A Condensed Year 9 & 10 with a Weekly Schedule

  This is a term of work for Benj with an outline of his weekly schedule. He's 15 years old and will be starting Ambleside Online Year 11 at the beginning of next year by which time he'll have turned 16. This term has a selection of some books from AO Years 9 & 10 … Continue reading A Condensed Year 9 & 10 with a Weekly Schedule

Ambleside Online Year 5 – with Australian Substitutes: Updated

What, then, have we to do for the child? Plainly we have not to develop the person; he is there already, with, possibly, every power that will serve him in his passage through life. Some day we shall be told that the very word education is a misnomer belonging to the stage of thought when … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 5 – with Australian Substitutes: Updated

A Course of Study for Homeschooling Years 11 and 12 in Australia

This is an outline of the work JJ, our eldest did in her final years of high-school. Most of it was done over eighteen months as she did the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) in May of her final year, and when she received the results from that, she applied directly to the university she wanted … Continue reading A Course of Study for Homeschooling Years 11 and 12 in Australia

An Educational Manifesto – Ambleside Online Year 4

    Every scholar of six years old and upwards should study with 'delight' his own, living, books on every subject in a pretty wide curriculum. Children between six and eight must for the most part have their books read to them.   School Education by Charlotte Mason     This year is the 7th and the … Continue reading An Educational Manifesto – Ambleside Online Year 4