AmblesideOnline:
Alternate Schedule for Madam How and Lady Why

AmblesideOnline's schedule for this text uses Anne White's Study Guide. If you don't have the study guide and are using an online etext or another edition of the book, this guide will keep you on the same schedule as everyone else who is using the Study Guide. Anne skipped over a paragraph or two here and there for interest or relevance; this schedule, to avoid confusion, doesn't skip over them. Note that, in Week 33 of year 4, Anne pulled a section out of a later chapter and titled that week's lesson "On Wisdom and Foolishness." This schedule includes that change. You may wish to print this out and use it as a bookmarker for your book.

Click to go to Year 4 Readings: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3
                        Year 5 Readings: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3

Year 4

Lesson (week) 1: Preface

Lesson (week) 2: Ch 1 The Glen from beginning to "than if I had given you a thousand pounds."

Lesson (week) 3: Ch 1 The Glen from "But now that we know that How and Why are two" to "whose name--I say again--I leave you to guess."

Lesson (week) 4: Ch 1 The Glen from "So now that I have taught you not to be afraid of " to "into it) as a spade above ground."

Lesson (week) 5: Ch 1 The Glen from "Now come to the edge of the glen" to "show even a child like you that it was true."

Lesson (week) 6: Ch 1 The Glen from "But what could change a beautiful Chine" to "--in plain words, moving ice."

Lesson (week) 7: Ch 1 The Glen from "About that moving ice, which is Mrs. How's" to "for Thy pleasure they are and were created."

Lesson (week) 8: Ch 2 Earthquakes from beginning to "nothing but laugh at it; and I will tell you why."

Lesson (week) 9: Ch 2 Earthquakes from "I was travelling in the Pyrenees; and" to "they must be pulled down and rebuilt."

Lesson (week) 10: Ch 2 Earthquakes from "You saw those pictures of the ruins of Arica" to "tons of water up the beach, and on to the land."

Lesson (week) 11: Ch 2 Earthquakes from "But there is another way of accounting for" to "understanding the "how" of them which I have given you here."

Lesson (week) 12: Ch 2 Earthquakes from "But you do not seem satisfied yet?" to "earthquake. True. I will tell you another time."

Lesson (week) 13: Ch 3 Volcanoes from beginning to "when he passed him with the Gorgon's Head."

Lesson (week) 14: Ch 3 Volcanoes from "But you will see, too, that most of these red and black dots" to "fresh volcano made, or an old one re-opened."

Lesson (week) 15: Ch 3 Volcanoes from "Now we can understand why earthquakes should" to "crater, and streams of lava from its sides."

Lesson (week) 16: Ch 3 Volcanoes from "And now, I suppose, you will want to know what a volcano" to "how that can be, we know not."

Lesson (week) 17: Ch 3 Volcanoes from "So let us look at the chimney" to "get a trowel and make your little experiment."

Lesson (week) 18: Ch 3 Volcanoes from "And now you ought to understand what "cone" to "Something like this is the inside of a volcano."

Lesson (week) 19: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from beginning to "ancient seas which are now firm dry land."

Lesson (week) 20: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from "This is very strange--as all Madam" to "we have not time to tell about everything."

Lesson (week) 21: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from "And now you will ask me, with more astonishment" to "beautiful green world could get on at all."

Lesson (week) 22: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from "Of course, when the lava first cools" to "wrote it before the worlds were made."

Lesson (week) 23: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from "But now I see you want to ask a question." to "land where she had put them."

Lesson (week) 24: Ch 4 Transformations of a Frain of Soil from "And now think what a wonderful fairy tale" to "body, even as seems good to Him."

Lesson (week) 25: Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from beginning to "how you would like to live where it is always winter."

Lesson (week) 26: Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "Now you must not ask me to tell you what a glacier" to "making the ground on which we live."

Lesson (week) 27: Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "Do I mean that there were ever glaciers here?" to "wrong about a hundred things besides."

Lesson (week) 28: Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "Or again, if you ever go up Deeside in Scotland" to "dark one too; we will talk of it next time."

Lesson (week) 29: Ch 6 The True Fairy tale from beginning to "And this is the first chapter of my fairy tale."

Lesson (week) 30: Ch 6 The True Fairy tale from "Now while all this was going on, and perhaps" to "most fantastic marvels you ever read in fairy tales."

Lesson (week) 31: Ch 6 The True Fairy tale from "You may find the flint weapons which" to "Who makes facts? Who, but God?"

Lesson (week) 32: Ch 6 The True Fairy tale from "Then truth is as much larger than fiction" to "but this is the fairy land of God."

Lesson (week) 33: skip ahead to Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "Then do you think me silly for fancying that a fossil star-fish was a flower?" to "whole world wiser than John in the smock-frock." (This is the only week where a section is done out of order)


Year 5

Lesson (week) 1: Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from beginning to "we shall surely come to a cave at last."

Lesson (week) 2: Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "So now for the water in the chalk. You can see" to "abundantly, beyond all that we can ask or think."

Lesson (week) 3: Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "But you will say now that we have followed" to "to talk about--we don't know what."

Lesson (week) 4: Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from beginning to "end of my story, and a true story it is."

Lesson (week) 5: Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "Now you must remember, whenever" to "just follow the fashions as long as they last."

Lesson (week) 6: Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "About this piece of lime, however, Analysis can" to "which I hope you will be able to read some day."

Lesson (week) 7: Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "But how is it that Analysis and Synthesis cannot" to "sheets of down, whole ranges of hills."

Lesson (week) 8: Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "No one knew anything, I believe, about them" to "Give back the dead, thou Sea!"

Lesson (week) 9: Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from beginning to "which you mistook for a flower, ever got into the stone." A section will be skipped; it was scheduled in Year 4.

Lesson (week) 10: Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "Oh, but I want to hear about the exquisite" to "Mr. Jukes's Voyage of H.M.S. "Fly." (this is near the end of a paragraph)
The section between "Then do you think me silly for fancying that a fossil" to "whole world wiser than John in the smock-frock" was skipped, as it was scheduled in Year 4.

Lesson (week) 11: Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "Every island throughout a great part of the Pacific" (this is near the end of a paragraph) to "person does not think nor reason either."

Lesson (week) 12: Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "Then were there many coral-reefs in Britain" to "His pleasure they are, and were created."

Lesson (week) 13: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Where were we to go next?" to "make up their minds some day, though not yet." (near the end of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 14: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "But now we will talk about the hay" (this is near the end of a paragraph) to "But so it must be, willy-nilly." (near the end of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 15: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "You must learn the alphabet" (this is near the end of a paragraph) to "the hay-field was always there."

Lesson (week) 16: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "And how did men change the soil?" to "begun and had not time to finish."

Lesson (week) 17: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "That moor is a pattern bit left to show" to "Oh, yes; I know."

Lesson (week) 18: Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Then no wiser than those pigs are worldly" to "you will have other and sadder dreams."

Lesson (week) 19: Ch 11 The World's End from "Hullo! hi! wake up. Jump out of bed" to "heaps of chips it has left behind." (near the end of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 20: Ch 11 The World's End from "Now then, down over the lawn towards" (this is near the end of a paragraph) to "stone topple into the glacier at its foot." (near the end of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 21: Ch 11 The World's End from "See, as we have been talking," (this is near the end of a paragraph) to "place all round as far as it can go." (the middle of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 22: Ch 11 The World's End from "So St. Patrick's cabbage got" (the middle of a paragraph) to "make one think that so it must have been." (the middle of a paragraph)

Lesson (week) 23: Ch 11 The World's End from "And now I will tell you something stranger" (the middle of a paragraph) to "luncheon must be ready."

Lesson (week) 24: Ch 11 The World's End from "Why are you opening your eyes at me" to "yea, durable riches and righteousness." The remainder of the chapter is optional.

Lesson (week) 25: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Come: I suppose you consider yourself" to "where they are, perhaps the whale will be; for" (yep, that's right in the middle of a sentence!)

Lesson (week) 26: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "we are now well outside the harbour" (mid-paragraph) to "--How should I like that to be done to me?"

Lesson (week) 27: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "I know: but what are all the birds doing?" to "Ireland, because you went on board at night."

Lesson (week) 28: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Oh! Where have we got to now?" to "Very good."

Lesson (week) 29: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Now we are settled in the train. And what do you want" to "Bristol right into the Somersetshire flats."

Lesson (week) 30: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There. We are off at last, and going to run" to "here, which we have not time to stop and see."

Lesson (week) 31: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Now look out at the pretty clear limestone stream" to "good and ill. But what did you want to know?"

Lesson (week) 32: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Why, I am so tired of looking out of the window." to "history and science, which seemed of no use at all?" (near end of paragraph)

Lesson (week) 33: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "And now, look out again. Do you see any change" (near end of paragraph) to "where London Bridge now stands."

Lesson (week) 34: Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There, we are rumbling away home at last," to "God has prepared for those who love Him."