Free downloads of Charlotte Mason Geography (Elementary Geography and Long's Home Geography)

Monday, August 31, 2015



Hello, and welcome to the first Charlotte Mason Monday of the new 'school year'!


I've been madly planning for our *new and revised* year of homeschool.  It's been hectic but I'm really excited about the direction we are going (I'll post more on that in the coming weeks)!

As for today's Charlotte Mason Monday, I wanted to share two files I created this past week.  It took quite some time but I think it was worth it.  These are PDF files of both Elementary Geography written by Charlotte Mason and Long's Home Geography for Primary Grades.  These are both wonderful, living geography books that we use in our home.  They are also recommended by Ambleside.

I am a book person (understatement of the year...).  I really love to have nice books to work with.  This is why I often print and bind my own books of curriculum and literature that is available for free online.  Both these books are in the public domain.  (Elementary Geography is here, Long's Home Geography for Primary Grades is here.)

The basic files, when printed as they are given online, printed poorly for me.  I wanted to create PDFs where the images and wording all lined up and they were easy to print off for binding or home use in a binder.  I was able to send these off to Staples to be printed (I did double sided) and bound for about $10 each.  They turned out lovely, I think!

I mean, come on - who doesn't love a nicely lined up, self-bound book of a geography program for 1906?

Yes, us Charlotte Mason-ers are nerds.

Hope these help some other Moms out there!  Blessings~!


Download the files here:


Charlotte Mason's Elementary Geography

Long's Home Geography for Primary Grades















35 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are sharing these. We used Elementary Geography a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. You are right, the printing wasn't pretty. Yours is much nicer.

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  2. Beautiful! Do you still have the files from before you saved as PDFs? I'd like to try converting the Charlotte Mason one to MOBI for my Kindle, if you wouldn't mind.

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  3. Thank you so very much! This is amazing! <3

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  4. These are terrific! Thanks for taking the time to create these and share with us!

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  5. Hey, I want to have these files sent over to Staples for printing and binding (we don't have a color printer). Do you know how I could go about doing that? Do I need a flash drive? Also, is the one for primary grades more appropriate for a younger crowd? I have a 4, 5, and 8 year old and we are very new to CM.

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  6. WOW! Thank you for sharing your hard work.

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  7. At a quick glance these are wonderful! The only thing I noticed is that there doesn't seem to be copyright information. Even though they are public domain it would be nice to have them in there. If I were you I would also add in a little blurb of your own making note that you reformatted them for printing :)

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    1. The copyright info has been added. :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing this! This is exactly the type of thing I might do for our own use and I feel a sense of solidarity with you as a result. :) Thank you again so much!

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  9. Very kind of you to share with us!
    Thank you!

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  10. I really needed this, thank you!

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  11. these are wonderful - thanks for putting the time into this! I looked through AO and saw them mentioned, but not in the context of years. Do you know which Year these are recommended for (or what ages you think?)?

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  12. These are awesome!! Thanks so much!! I am new to homeschooling and this is great for nt 2 older children. Thanks!

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  13. This is a lovely resource. Thank you much for your time and effort in putting these pdfs together.

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  14. I printed them last week and I started today! Thank you for such a great resource in a beautiful format!

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  15. Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments! I'm so glad these files can bless other Moms!

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  16. Thank you for taking the time to make these beautiful printables!

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  17. Thank you for this! It would be so uber helpful to have page numbers on the bottom corners, numbers that matched the printer page numbers. Love your blog!

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  18. Thank you so much for the pdf version!!!!

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  19. Thank you for your thoughts and ideas. I'm new to the Charlotte Mason technique; is there a lesson plan that I could use along with the books? I was able to download the books on our Kindle, and I was reading from them to my daughter, but I know there is more that I'm not thinking of to get her brain stimulated with the information.

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  20. Thank you so much for freely sharing your hard work. It is mothers like you who allow me to keep giving my children the education they deserve while preserving my sanity.

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  21. Thank you so much!! So helpful as I am starting Ambleside for the first time this year!

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  22. Thank you so much for these files. They are going to be a great blessing to my family.
    Jill Messenger
    www.messengerhomestead.com

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  23. Just discovered these yesterday and shared the post on my Fb fan page, Mom Delights--getting huge traffic they are so wonderful!

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