Here in the US, if you hear the word twaddle being used in a homeschool setting, you can be guaranteed that person using the term applies CM methodology in their homeschool to some degree. It is a word inextricably linked to Charlotte Mason.
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In the footnotes for the Year 1 Schedule, AO suggests students at this age should construct a personal timeline. This PNEU article outlines various styles of timeline that can be created in order to teach children chronology.
In order to correlate all the different figures and events from history that we touch on in Year 1, and to incorporate our own personal timelines, we decided to construct a family timeline book that we will keep as a group for the first several years of schooling with AmblesideOnline.
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‘…the whole secret of spelling lies in the habit of visualizing words from memory… The gift of spelling depends upon the power the eye possesses to ‘take’ (in a photographic sense) a detailed picture of a word; and this is a power and habit, which must be cultivated in children from the first.’
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