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Monday, July 25, 2011

Links for This Old Schoolhouse

In This Old Schoolhouse, I talk about how the old School Marms (and Masters) provided kids in grades K-8 with an excellent education.  One of the contributing factors was the curriculum.  Here's what I presented in the handout about FREE, OLD curriculum.

Free “Old” Curriculum Resources:
·         Books.google.com
·         Archive.org (Download the ePub reader or Kindle Reader if using your PC)
·         www.gutenberg.org (Download the ePub reader or Kindle Reader if using your PC)
·         openlibrary.org (Download the ePub reader or Kindle Reader if using your PC)
·         manybooks.net (Download the ePub reader or Kindle Reader if using your PC)

Catholic Books List with links to their locations for free or small fee:

Ambleside – Free Charlotte Mason Curriculum:

Free Catholic Books:

For-fee “Old” Curriculum Resources (Collections of old curriculum put together for you and available on CD):
·         Accelerated Achievement (A2)A K-12 curriculum based on Classical model
·         Dollar Homeschool - Old curriculum, available by subject on CD (i.e. Ray’s Arithmetic, McGuffey Readers, etc.)


RAnn said...

Welcome to the Catholic Blog Directory. I'd like to invite you to participate in Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. This week's host post is at http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival_30.html

Carol said...

I saw you at the MCHEC a couple years back and attended your One Room Schoolhouse talk, and bought the CD and have listened to the talk several times since (and love it!). I am wondering if you could tell a little more about how to use Ray's Arithmetic at home, either on its own (ideally) or as a supplement, or recommend a resource for learning more about how to use it. I suppose it is pretty straightforward (I own one of the books), but I am wondering if there is any adapting necessary or anything that gets missed since there is a culture/time gap since it was published. Thanks!

The Road Scholar said...

Hi Carol,
There is a lot that is "different", i.e. I'm not sure running feet and bushels are used much any more.
However, numbers are numbers and operations don't change. I think if you want your kids to know how to do Math, Ray's is an excellent, free option. My biggest suggestion is to keep moving. They do review throughout. It's easy to get hung up and trying to do it to complete mastery. I don't think that was the intent. The intent was to keep practicing and reinforcing as you went along.