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    Resources for Start Here

    Required Book

    There’s only one book included in the Start Here study guide that isn’t public domain, as you probably already realized. It’s Susan Schaeffer Macauley’s book, For the Children’s Sake, which basically started the CM movement in the United States:


    Hard Copies of Charlotte Mason’s Volumes

    You do not have to have copies of Miss Mason’s volumes to do the study, but, if you are like me, you may prefer to have hard copies rather than read online. In which case, here are affordable hard copies:



    Where to Go From Here

    Once you’ve completed the study, you’re going to want more to read, and in the Afterword, I suggest a few different directions you could go:

    1. Read Charlotte Mason’s volumes. {Already pictured above.}
    2. Read some high quality secondary sources. In the last couple years, the Charlotte Mason philosophy has really grown up. Here are two fantastic books to take you to the next level of understanding:

    3. Read some educational philosophy that is in the same vein as Miss Mason, but was written after she died. My favorites are:

    4. Read what Miss Mason read. It makes sense that these same books could inspire us. Now, this list below is not meant to be exhaustive. Miss Mason read a lot of books. But here are a couple books that I know for sure she read because she quoted them or suggested them to others.

    Regardless of which path you choose, the point is to follow in Miss Mason’s steps, and never stop learning.


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