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AmblesideOnline Links to etexts and other yahoo email lists

Most AO-related email support groups are spin-off groups started and maintained by individual AO moms and are independent of the AO Advisory.
The original AmblesideOnline email list (now replaced by our Forum) and CMSeries are the only "official" lists, and are the only lists that are moderated/overseen by Advisory members. All other lists are independent and may not reflect AO, HEO, or the Advisory.

Contents

Formatted Texts for each AO Year
AO/HEO-related email lists
Regional AO/HEO Lists
AO/HEO Users With Special Needs/Special Situations
Buy/Sell/Trade AO and/or CM resources
CM Email Lists
How to download Etexts

Other links page: AO helps and general homeschool resources




Formatted etexts for each year

Links to these lists are provided for members' convenience. AO Advisory members do not moderate, manage or oversee any lists except the original AmblesideOnline email list (now replaced by our Forum), and member discretion is advised.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_BookLists/
This group is for sharing various formats of booklists made for the books used in the Charlotte Mason curricula AmblesideOnline and House of Education. Membership is restricted to those who are members of the AmblesideOnline and/or House of Education groups.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CM_Audio_Books/
This is an announcement only group for notifying members of audiobooks that are available for the books used in AmblesideOnline and House of Education. Membership is restricted to those who are members of the AmblesideOnline and/or House of Education groups.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_Schedules
This group is for sharing various formats of schedules made for the using the Charlotte Mason curricula AmblesideOnline and House of Education. Membership is restricted to those who are members of the AmblesideOnline and/or House of Education groups.


Multiple email lists are available to offer different options, and because of limited file space on each yahoo.com email list, making it necessary to split up files among more than one list. These formatted etext lists are non-discussion lists for the sole purpose of making formatted etexts of public domain materials available to AO/HEO users. PDF lists have etexts available as PDF files (you'll need Acrobat Reader to open those files) and Word lists offer the etexts as Word documents. Texts on the Word lists are formatted in double columns with a wider margin on the inside edge of each page so they can be printed double sided and then bound without it effecting the print. Formatted etext lists are not owned or managed by Advisory members; they are the volunteer efforts of AO/HEO list members.

Year 1
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear1books/  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year01/  "Extra resources" for Year 1: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 1 in both PDF and Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.   

Year 2
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear2books/  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year02/  "Extra resources" for Year 2: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 2 in both PDF and Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.

Year 3
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear3books/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year03_PDF/  "Extra resources" for Year 3: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 3, all in PDF. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year03_WORD/  "Extra resources" for Year 3: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 3, all in Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.

Year 4
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear4books/    
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year04/  "Extra resources" for Year 4: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 4 in both PDF and Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.

Year 5
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear5books/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year05_PDF_01/  This group is home to all those little "extras" for Year 5: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, and copywork for Year 5 all in PDF.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year05_PDF_02/   This group is home to all of the Year 5 Additional Reading formatted e-texts in PDF for AmblesideOnline.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year05_WORD/   "Extra resources" for Year 5: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 5, all in Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.

Year 6
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aoyear6books/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year06_PDF_01/   "Extras" for Year 6: booklists, formatted
e-texts (except for the Guerber books), schedules, and copywork for Year 6 all in PDF.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year06_PDF_02/   Year 6 Guerber and Additional Reading formatted e-texts  in PDF for AmblesideOnline.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_Year06_WORD/  "Extra resources" for Year 6: booklists, formatted e-texts, schedules, copywork, and exams for Year 6, all in Word docs. The files are all in zip format and you will need an unzip program to be able to use them.

Year 7
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year7Texts/

Year 8
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year8Texts/

Year 9
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year9Texts/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year9Texts2/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Year9FreeReading/

Year 10
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year10Texts/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year10Texts2/
The text for Don Quixote is located here:  http://www.geocities.com/just2share2004

Year 11
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year11Texts
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/HEO_Year11Texts2

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEOCurricula/
This is a book buying and selling list for users of AmblesideOnline and House of Education, a free homeschool curriculum in the tradition of Charlotte Mason. Limited to resources listed on AmblesideOnline/House of Education.


AO/HEO-related email lists

Links to these lists are provided for members' convenience. AO Advisory members do not moderate, manage or oversee any lists except the original AmblesideOnline email list (now replaced by our Forum) and CMSeries, and member discretion is advised.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AOLessonPlans/
A place to share lesson plans for years 0-6 in the AO curriculum.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEOLessonPlans/
A place to share lesson plans for years Pre-7 through 12 in the House of Education Online curriculum.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AOnarration/
This group is for us to share and compile ideas for different ways of narrating the books from the AmblesideOnline/House of Education curriculum.

Access copywork assignments taken from AmblesideOnline readings by joining the copywork email list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AOCopywork/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_PictureStudy_IA/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_PictureStudy_IB//
Current term's artist selections plus a selection of additional pictures for further study and enjoyment in a size to fit nicely on 8.5" x 11" paper. They are in both Word docs and PDF. These files will be rotated out as each term's selections change so if you want them, I advise downloading them while they are still available.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_PictureStudy_II/
Current term's artist selections plus a selection of additional pictures for further study and enjoyment in both Word docs and PDF. These pictures are 6" high by ?" wide (since they are in ratio the width will vary with each picture) and are a nice size for each student to have for their own personal prints. They will need to be trimmed to size. The files will be rotated out as each term's selections change so if you want them, I advise downloading them while they are still available.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_PictureStudy_III/
Current term's artist selections plus a selection of additional pictures for further study and enjoyment in both Word docs and PDF. These pictures are 5" high by ?" wide (since they are in ratio the width will vary with each picture) and are a nice size for each student to have for their own personal prints or to use for a matching or memory game. They will need to be trimmed to size. The files will be rotated out as each term's selections change so if you want them, I advise downloading them while they are still available.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEO_PictureStudy_IV/
Current term's artist selections plus a selection of additional pictures for further study and enjoyment in both Word docs and PDF. These pictures are 3.5" high by ?" wide (since they are in ratio the width will vary with each picture) and are a nice size for card games and matching and memory games. Both Go Fish and Old Maid (An Old Maid card is included) can be played with the cards. When playing Go Fish I suggest you have the children ask for the card by a description of something that is in the picture. You may want to remove 2 cards of each set when playing with very young children. There are 14 pictures and you will need to choose 13 of them to make a deck of 52 cards. They will need to be trimmed to size and when using them for card games I suggest using a corner rounder on them to help prevent the corners from bending. Backgrounds for the reverse side of the cards are also included. The files will be rotated out as each term's selections change so if you want them, I advise downloading them while they are still available.


Regional AO/HEO Lists

Links to these lists are provided for members' convenience. AO Advisory members do not moderate, manage or oversee any lists except the original AmblesideOnline email list (now replaced by our Forum) and CMSeries, and member discretion is advised.

Within the US

http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/AOArizona
Our purpose is to provide homeschooling support to families as they strive to implement a Charlotte Mason Homeschool program. Special topics of interest will include: Arizona history and government, nature study in the desert, local historical attractions, museums, as well as planning and coordinating special field trips and other extra-curricula activities.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AMIA/
for AO/HEO users in Arkansas. AmblesideOnline Moms In Arkansas (AMIA) is a statewide Charlotte Mason homeschool support group for mothers in Arkansas using (at least some parts of) AmblesideOnline and/or House of Education Online.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmblinOkies/
for AO/HEO users in Oklahoma. Limited to Okies using at least portions of AmblesideOnline's materials and philosophies. If you know of other homeschooling AOers not on this list who live in Oklahoma, feel free to invite them! We do not expect CM purists only.

There are also regional CM lists where many members also use AO, such as:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMHomeschools/ in the NW FL area.


Outside the US

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmcanada/
For Canadian homeschoolers using Charlotte Mason's methods of education, and especially (but not limited to) those using the AmblesideOnline Curriculum; mainly concerned with subjects of interest to Canadians - history, geography and literature, where to find resources, etc.
See also: AmblesideOnline's Canada page.

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/AO-UK "for users of the AmblesideOnline curriculum who are based in the UK or who would like to discuss how the curriculum can work within the the UK. The aim is not to replace the main AmblesideOnline discussion list, but to provide a place in which issues specific to UK users may be discussed.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AOwithLDKids/
A support group for those homeschooling and using AmblesideOnline's curriculum with children who have a learning difference i.e. a "learning disability".

http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/aoforgiftedkids/
A support group for AO parents to discuss ways to implement the curriculum and Charlotte Mason's methods with their gifted or twice-exceptional (gifted/learning disabled) children. As with any curriculum, AO doesn't always fit each child "like a glove" and thus this list was created to help parents modify and supplement the curriculum to meet the needs of their gifted child.

AO-Unlimited Teens' Message Board - a place for AO/HEO high schoolers and graduates to meet others, discuss Jane Austen, Tolkien, Shakespeare, music, share writings and artwork . . . There's some focus on the annual CM ChildlightUSA Conference that meets near Charlotte, NC every June, since that provides an opportunity for a real-life meeting. Membership must be approved; parents are welcome to monitor their teens on the board, but discussion is for students only.


Buy/Sell/Trade AO and/or CM resources

Links to these lists are provided for members' convenience. AO Advisory members do not moderate, manage or oversee any lists except the original AmblesideOnline email list (now replaced by our Forum) and CMSeries, and member discretion is advised.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO_HEOCurricula/
Strictly limited to the buying and selling of materials used in AmblesideOnline and House of Education

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClassCMSwap/

For home schooling families to exchange living books and curricula that are used with the classical (Trivium) method or the Charlotte Mason method.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMCurricula/
Strictly for the buying and selling of resources (biographies,poetry and art books, teacher resources, etc.) that are in conformity with the Charlotte Mason "twaddle-free" philosophy.


CM Email Lists

These are only a few of the many Yahoo email lists for those doing the Charlotte Mason method, and they change often as more are added. To find more CM lists, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ and search for "Charlotte Mason." This is only a sampling of lists for CM moms with specific needs. There are also many regional/geographical CM lists as well as lists for those combining CM (though not necessarily AmblesideOnline) with other methods, such as Sonlight and The Well-Trained Mind.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmason/
For persons who are using or are interested in using the Charlotte Mason Philosophy for education (including homeschooling), or to enrich their own lives. ...any CM question is welcome at any time and 'newbies' are encouraged to ask questions.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMforMomsofMany/
For busy moms of many children to help each other, encourage one another, and support each other ... to encourage one another in homeschooling, in pursuit of a liberal arts education Charlotte Mason style and in mothering.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmfor1/
CM for One (CMfor1) is a message board for families home educating an only child and using the Charlotte Mason Method.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMspecialkids/
For those using Charlotte Mason homeschooling methods for special needs children. A wide range of special children are represented on our list, from learning differences to developemental delays, audio and visual processing disorders to deafness and blindness.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AOwithLDKids/
A support group for those homeschooling and using AmblesideOnline's curriculum with children who have a learning difference i.e. a "learning disability".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMSelf-Ed/
For those familiar with and implementing Charlotte Mason's methods of education. A group endeavoring to either study ahead of time or along with their children the AmblesideOnline and House of Education Online Curriculums.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CharlotteMasonKindergarten/
For Charlotte Mason Mom's using the curriculum outline suggested in Karen Andreola's summer of 93 Parent's Review titled, "A Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of Six", and also trying to complete the Kindergarten Skills list as described in Catherine Levison's book, A Literary Education.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmcottageschools/
For those desiring to start a CM Cottage School in their area, to discuss what is involved in the putting together of a cottage school, the methodology of the CM Cottage school and where to begin and how to move on.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JWshomeschool/
Support and help for Jehovahs Witnesses who use CM method, AmblesideOnline as well as textbooks, unschooling and many other forms of education. For homeschool discussions between Jehovah's Witnesses ONLY!!!!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LDS-CMers/
LDS homeschoolers who are interested in Charlotte Mason methods and philosophy.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CatholicCMason/
To discuss and share ideas on implementing the educational methods of Charlotte Mason within the traditions, customs and faith practices unique to Catholicism.

http://4real.thenetsmith.com/default.asp
Active message board for Catholic CM homeschoolers "To help parent educators to promote a new paradigm for home education which focuses upon developing the whole personality of the child--the heart, soul, and mind--to pursue a happy, wholehearted, academically excellent, spiritually complete childhood. The board moderators are Catholics in union with Rome who live and learn with their own children."

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMandFriends-ANZ/
For Aussie, Kiwi, New Guinea and nearby region families, using Charlotte Mason-inspired, living books, literature-rich, "wholehearted child", and lifestyle of learning, approaches.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CM4primaryyears/
To discuss the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling elementary age children, and to share the joys and concerns of everyday life.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmwhileworking/
For parents (married or single) trying to utilize Charlotte Mason's methods while working at home or outside the home.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmbleLore/
One mom's list sharing her experiences with AmblesideOnline, Charlotte Mason, LivingMathForum and homeschooling students with non-verbal learning disability.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMTyping/
CMTyping was created to further the learning of Charlotte Mason's educational ideas. Volunteers are asked to type from page images of her books and books that she recommended.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMTyping2/
This typing group will create text from images of books that were used in PNEU schools. It is a companion site to CMTyping.


Etexts

Note: to download files using Windows Explorer (IE), right-click on the file name and choose the "save target as..." option. Make a note of where the file is saved so you can find it on your hard drive. Large files may take a few minutes (many minutes with a 56K modem) where it appears that nothing is happening. It may take some patience to wait until the file completely downloads.

Some etexts are in plain text format to make them accessible to the largest number of members and to save space. To download, right click and choose the "save target as..." option. Make a note of where the file is saved on your hard drive. Either copy and paste into your word processor or open the file from your word processor. You can change the font size and style from there as desired to print or read from your computer screen..

The plain text documents may not have line breaks - this makes them adaptable to any word processing program or font size. This means that, if you open the file in an application without "word wrap," the words will appear as a long line that goes off your computer screen. This is normal! To correct this, either copy/paste the text to your word processor, or turn on the "word wrap" option. In Microsoft Notepad, this is under the Edit button.