Ambleside Year 8

Ambleside Online is an extensive K-12 curriculum based on the Charlotte Mason method. This means kids read real books rather than textbooks, spend time in nature, and are allowed time after school to pursue their own interests. The resources on the Ambleside website are completely free, as is membership in the support network. The authors are adamant that simply reading the books on these lists won't give your child a Charlotte Mason-style education, though: you'll need to thoroughly understand and apply her methods, which they've made available to users in free online e-texts via a contemporary-language translation of her 6-volume homeschool education series.

If you plan on using Ambleside Online, your first stop should be the theFAQsectionfor information about the curriculum and basic instructions.Do notattempt to use this curriculum without first reading theFAQ's. Homeschoolers hoping to raise their children to be readers, as Charlotte Mason urged, owe it to themselves to take the first step in reading by looking over the instructions for the curriculum they plan to use. TheFAQ sectionhas all the questions that people routinely ask, with detailed answers and explanations collected from two years of responses to user questions.

History studied in Year 8: 1400-1688 (Renaissance to Reformation)Term 1: 1400-1605; Term 2: 1605-1649; Term 3: 1649-1688

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Case for Christ
by Lee Strobel
N edition stated from HarperCollins
in Evidential Apologetics (Location: WH-APOEV)
Chronicles of Prydain
by Lloyd Alexander
from Henry Holt and Company
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Compleat Angler
from Oxford University
for 10th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes (translation by Tom Lathrop)
from Signet Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$8.46
Don Quixote (abridged)
by Miguel de Cervantes (translation by Walter Starkie)
from Signet Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$6.76
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays
Dover Thrift Editions
by Anonymous
from Dover Publications
Medieval Drama for 9th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$2.55
Father Brown Stories Part I
by G. K. Chesterton
from Ignatius Press
Mystery for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
by Philip Yancey & Dr. Paul Brand
from Zondervan
for 9th-Adult
in Faith & Science (Location: J6B)
$12.74
Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves
by Roy Maynard & Edmund Spenser
from Canon Press
Allegory/Epic Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$17.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Freckles
by Gene Stratton-Porter
from Indiana University Press
Romance for 7th-10th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$20.00
Freckles
by Gene Stratton-Porter
from Dover Publications
Romance for 7th-10th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.99
Galileo's Daughter
by Dava Sobel
from Penguin Putnam
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Great Astronomers
by Robert S. Ball
from Echo Library
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
Great Astronomers
by Robert S. Ball
from Living Book Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$10.95
Handbook of Nature Study
by Anna Botsford Comstock
from Comstock Publishing
for 6th-9th grade
in Nature Study (Location: SCI-NAT)
$26.95 $20.00 (1 in stock)
Harding's Luck
by Edith Nesbit
from Aegypan
for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
History of King Charles II of England
by Jacob Abbott
from Serenity Publishers
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$9.99
Holy War
by John Bunyan
from Christian Focus Publications
for 10th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
House of Arden
by E. Nesbit
from New York Review of Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$15.26
How to Read a Book
by Mortimer Adler & Charles Van Doren
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in Literary Analysis & Reference (Location: E5C-LIT)
$14.44
Johannes Kepler
Sowers Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Mott Media
for 7th-9th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: N7F)
$7.64
Kenilworth
Penguin Classics
by Sir Walter Scott
from Penguin Classics
Historical Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$14.45
Kon-Tiki
by Thor Heyerdahl
from Pocket Books
Non-fiction/Adventure for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.79
Lorna Doone
by R. D. Blackmore
from Oxford University
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$11.86
Man for All Seasons
by Robert Bolt
1st Vintage Intl Ed April 1990 from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.01
Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
by Gluckel of Hamelin
from Schocken
for 8th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$13.60
Mind of the Maker
by Dorothy L. Sayers
from HarperCollins
Christian Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.86 $9.00 (1 in stock)
New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
by Josh McDowell
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Evidential Apologetics (Location: WH-APOEV)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Northanger Abbey
Penguin Classics
by Jane Austen
from Penguin Classics
Romantic Realistic Fiction for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.80
Of Plymouth Plantation
by William Bradford
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$25.50
Our Mother Tongue
by Nancy Wilson
2nd edition from Canon Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Miscellaneous Grammar Curriculum (Location: GRA-MISC)
$18.69
Our Mother Tongue (old)
by Nancy Wilson
from Canon Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Miscellaneous Grammar Curriculum (Location: GRA-MISC)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
Pickwick Papers
Penguin Classics
by Charles Dickens
Reissue from Penguin Classics
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$11.05
Plutarch's Lives Volume I
by Plutarch (translation by John Dryden)
from Modern Library
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: LIT1-ANC)
$14.45
Ready Defense
by Josh McDowell
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
$14.00
Saints and Heroes Since the Middle Ages
by George Hodges
from Yesterday's Classics
Biographies for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Space Trilogy - Three Volume Set
by C. S. Lewis
from Simon and Schuster
Allegorical Science Fiction/Fantasy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$36.75
The Story of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times
by Dora Janson
from Random House
for 7th-12th grade
in Art History & Appreciation (Location: ART-HIS)
Thurber Carnival
by James Thurber
from Harper Perennial
for 7th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.00 $8.50 (1 in stock)
Utopia
Dover Thrift Editions
by Sir Thomas More
from Dover Publications
Utopian/Dystopian Literature for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$2.55
Westward Ho!
by Charles Kingsley
from Beautiful Feet Books
Historical Fiction for 9th-Adult
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$15.95
Whatever Happened to Justice?
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: ECON-ERIC)
Wonderful O
by James Thurber
from New York Review of Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$13.56