CM in Canada

This page will grow over time as I find new resources and blogs that will be helpful and encouraging to Charlotte Mason homeschoolers in Canada. 

My Canadian Posts

Let's help each other find living books!

The Story of Canada (times four!)
This post lists some spines for Canadian history in early Elementary.

Canadian Literature for Reading Aloud: Farley Mowat

Canadian Living Book Review: Into Unknown Waters: John and Sebastian Cabot

Canadian Living Book Review: Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence

Canadian Living Book Review: Evangeline and the Acadians

Canadian History with Living Books: What We're Doing in Form 1


Resources

Please note that these resources are not specifically aimed at CM homeschoolers and so may not be CM-friendly in all respects. I am just sharing resources I think will be of interest to you. 

Canadian History


The Canadian Homeschooler: Canadian History Through Living Books
This is Nicola's 2006 list, with a few additions and updates from The Canadian Homeschooler. Everything I have found so far from this list has been excellent. I highly recommend that you start here when looking for Canadian living books. Many of these books are out of print now, and I recommend searching for them at BookFinder.com to find the best prices including shipping to your address.

This blog is a book and resource list by a Canadian homeschooler. It's worth checking out when you're looking for books on a specific period in Canada's history.

True North: Our Canadian Homeschool
The link will take you to a post with a presentation on "Canadian History Through Living Books."

Tea Time with Annie Kate has several reviews of books Annie Kate has used for Canadian history over the years.

M.E. Bond: Where Secrets of the Past Meet Stories of the Present
I like this blog for serendipitous discoveries in Canadian history and history in general. I've found children's picture books to check out at the library, interesting websites, and lots of information I didn't even know I wanted to know. Check out her list of Canadian Historical Picture Books!

Also check out the Simply Charlotte Mason bookfinder and the Ambleside Online Canada page. The forums at both of these sites can also be helpful. The "Files" section of the Charlotte Mason Canada FaceBook page has a Canadian history list as well. (And don't forget to share your favourite living books and reviews wherever you can. We need each other!)

Nature Study


Mud Puddles to Meteors: Finding Nature in the Everyday
This is a wonderful nature study blog with a matching active Facebook group. One of the blog authors lives in Nova Scotia, so there's your Canadian connection.

French


A Charlotte Mason blog from France. I have a feeling this would be an excellent resource for Canadian francophone CM homeschoolers as well. I saw, among other things, a list of French living books.

Canadian Charlotte Mason Support Groups


Check Charlotte Mason in Community for a listing of Canadian support groups (scroll to the bottom of the page.)


Blogs by Canadian Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers


Becoming Kindred 
This blog is about country life in general for a Canadian CM homeschooling family. It does touch on homeschooling occasionally, though, as in this post on picture study: http://becomingkindred.com/blog/2014/11/4/maud-lewis-capturing-joy

Dewey's Treehouse
This may be the original Canadian Charlotte Mason homeschooling blog: twelve years old! It is a classic family-style blog, talking about everything under the sun including homeschooling. Anne White also blogs more specifically about Charlotte Mason at her new blog Anne Writes, and also as one of the bloggers at Archipelago, the blog associated with Ambleside Online.

Little Hearth and Homestead
The daily life blog of a PEI homeschooler.

Maple Hill Academy
This is another blogger who's been at it for a while. Click on her label "History-Canadian" to see what she has done for Canadian History. She also has a schedule for using The Story of Canada by Brown and Jeanneret.

My Peace in the Puzzle
One of my favourites and a fellow PEI homeschooler!

The Blythwood Chronicles
A daily-life sort of blog from a CM homeschooler in NB who is just getting started with her little ones.

The Unplugged Family
One of her most popular posts is What I've Learned About Curriculum and Charlotte Mason's Philosophies (and Ambleside Online...).

Under the Maple Tree
You may have seen or heard Cori Dean at a conference or curriculum fair near you. Her blog mainly announces events (including Charlotte Mason support group meetings in Bradford, Ontario) or resources available from her business: Maple Tree Publications, "Canada's Source for Charlotte Mason Homeschool Resources".

An honest and often funny  look inside the life of a CM homeschooling family.