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S4E57: The Mater Amabilis Curriculum with Ella Rice

But the educator has to deal with a self-acting, self-developing being, and his business is to guide, and assist in, the production of the latent good in that being, the dissipation of the latent evil, the preparation of the child to take his place in the world at his best…

Charlotte Mason, Home Education

Show Summary:

  • This week’s guest on The New Mason Jar is Ella Rice, is a homeschooling mom of 5 who uses the Mater Amabilis curriculum with her children
  • How Ella first learned about Charlotte Mason
  • Is Mater Amabilis only for Catholics?
  • What made you choose to use Mater Amabilis over other curriculum choices?
  • What are some of your favorite part of the curriculum?
  • How does Mater Amabilis handle the sciences?
  • Are there any possible pitfalls for parents using this curriculum?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Real Learning Revisited by Elizabeth Foss (this is the updated edition of the book Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home Ella mentioned)

The Mater Amabilis Facebook Group

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Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

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Dawn’s Swedish Drill Website

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