|The Girl in the Hammock by Talmage|
Summer is finally here in Minnesota. That is, if you are going by the temperature! I am working on last
minute prep for the events at the Charlotte Mason Institute next week. I am excited to see dear friends, meet new
ones, and to learn and grow with everyone else.
One of the sessions I will be presenting is an immersion class where
attendees become the students and I am the teacher. Of course, Plutarch will be on the time table
that morning as a Citizenship lesson.
Because both the material and the method are living, I always love the
concentration and reactions of the students who have never tackled Plutarch
before. Bright eyes are always a joy to behold!
troubleshooting Plutarch in the classroom. Perhaps it will help someone out
there who is struggling to make it work.
If in a few schools the children have difficulty in narrating
Plutarch’s Lives, it will almost certainly be found that the teacher (as one
excellent teacher frankly confesses) does not like the book: he may or may not
understand why Plutarch wrote it, why Miss Mason with her wonderful insight adopted
it as an inspiration to Citizenship, or indeed why it is one of the world’s
great classics. Next to Shakespeare it is probably the book that is most
enjoyed by the children, and it is one of the best for narration.-From Notes for the Conference of July 18th, 1925
on P.N.E.U. Methods
few resources that might help you get started in the right direction: