A Gentle Feast, a full Charlotte Mason curriculum, recently has been completely updated. Last week, I did a live FB video showing all of the new lovely updates which are absolutely stunning.
If you want to see it too you can watch it here: Revealing A Gentle Feast
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But if you would like an overview of all the pretty changes then here is the breakdown.
This is Cycle 2, which is one of the major changes. Formerly, all of the different history periods were separated by color years, green, white, red, and blue. Slightly confusing for those new to A Gentle Feast but once you familiarized yourself, it made sense.
Now each history period is separated by cycles, implying you will cycle through them.
What cycle covers what time period?
American 1000-1680 AD: Exploration, The American Colonies, Native Americans. All forms study these times in history during this cycle.
Grades 4-12: British/World: Late Middle Ages/ Renaissance/Reformation/Colonization
Grades 5-12: Ancient: Early Civilization
All Grades-American 1700s: The American Colonies/ The Revolutionary War/ The Constitution
Grades 4-12 British/World (1700-1810)
Grades 5-12 Ancient History: The Greeks
All Grades- American 1800s: American Expansion/ The Civil War/ Reconstruction
Grades 4-12 British/World (1800-1900)
Grades 5-12 Ancient History: Rome
All Grades-American: WWI/ The Great Depression/WWII/Modern Life in America/9/11
Grades 4-12: World (1900-present)
Grades 5-12: Ancient: The Early Middle Ages
The format is essentially the same as it was before and you still pick your own math program.
However, one of the most appealing aspects of A Gentle Feast has been how incredibly easy it is to use. I’ve said many times how open and go this is for a Charlotte Mason based curriculum. Not even thinking it possible, A Gentle Feast is smoother in its application then it ever was before.
I was asked several questions during the live FB revealing and for some reason I drew a blank at this one:
Does A Gentle Feast follow Sabbath?
I am not sure why it did, I blame mom brain or lack of sleep, possibly both. Either way, yes it does, AGF offers 5 and 4 day scheduling plans. Both plans respect the sabbath.
Morning Time Plans
“Morning Time is simply a focused, daily ritual that brings the entire family together to share in the feast of books, beauty, and biblical truth. This practice builds a family culture around these shared experiences.” -Julie Ross
Morning time includes bible readings and a beauty loop.
The Morning Time plans have been upgraded to include gorgeous and colorful illustrations. I guess I’m a sucker for lovely pictures even homeschool moms can appreciate a little CM curriculum eye candy.
The formatting for the morning time plans are better layed out along with lovely font changes.
Before I printed out our picture studies. Now, composer and color pictures are part of the printed morning time plans.
While how to apply Charlotte’s philosophy was explained in the previous version. In the updated version each subject is even more thoroughly explained on how to apply Charlotte’s philosophy using A Gentle Feast. Plus, the 5 day online introduction course is still included.
In the Language Arts Packet, the copywork page for form 1 students has changed to a line by line work to copy. This looks like it will make it easier for children to practice their penmanship doing their copywork.
On a different note, I noticed in the online membership, there will soon be a spotify playlist.
Another bonus, the online membership use to be limited but now it is unlimited.
What do you think of all the updates? Do you use A Gentle Feast? How do you like it?