*=Term 1 **=Term 2 ***=Term 3
---------- Religious Studies ----------
* ** ***My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
*The United Kindom
***The Divided Kingdom
* ** ***Liturgical Year
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason.
*Part III Heart: Chapter 12-15
**Part III Heart: Chapter 16-18
***Part III Heart: Chapter 19-20 &
Part IV Vocation
Stream of Civilizations Vol. 2 by
**Chapter 6-Chapter 10
***Chapter 11-Chapter 17
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill.
***Chronicle of the 20th Century by Clifton Daniel.
*Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau.
*Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
*Letter to Horace Greeley by Abraham Lincoln.
***Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King.
***I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King.
A History of US by Joy Hakim.
*A Reconstructing America
**An Age of Extremes
***War, Peace, and All That Jazz
***All the People: Since 1945
*John Adams by David McCollough.
**Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, a Slave by Frederick Douglass.
**Up From Slavery, an Autobiography by Booker T. Washington.
**The Diary of Mary Chesnut by Mary Chesnut.
**Her Little Majesty by
Theodore Roosevelt, an Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt.
The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh.
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
---------- Geography ----------
*Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland by Dorothy Wordsworth.
**The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman.
***South by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
* ** ***National Geographic Magazine
* ** ***Smithsonian Magazine
---------- English ----------
History of English Literature by H.E. Marshall.
*The Comedy Of Errors
*A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
*The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
* Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. (Skip chapter 5 in Part II)
**Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beacher Stowe.
**She Stoops to Conquer and The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith.
***Faust, Book I by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
***The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Two written narrations per week.
One creative narration per week.
How to read a book
The Fallacy Detective?
The Rape of the Lock (comedic mock-epic)
An Essay on Criticism
Essay on Man
The Roar on the Other Side
---------- Math ----------
Algebra I: Structure and Method
---------- Science ----------
Apologia's Physical Science by Dr. Jay Wile.
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock.
* ** ***Birds
Birds of America by John James Audubon.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
---------- The Arts ----------
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson.
Work on drawing skills. Illustrate a scene from reading of your choice once a week, more as desired.
*Caravaggio (1571-1610) Italian Baroque (composer Vivaldi, Baroque)
The Cardsharps, c1594. Oil on canvas. Ft. Worth, TX.
Rest During the Flight into Egypt, c.1595, Rome
The Sacrifice of Isaac, 1598-1599. Oil on canvas. Princeton, NJ
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, c.1598. Oil on canvas. Madrid.
Martha and Mary Magdalene, c.1598. Oil on canvas. Detroit.
Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598-1599. Oil on canvas. Rome.
The Calling of St. Matthew, 1599-1600 San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
The Conversion on the Way to Damascus, 1600-1601 Rome.
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, c.1601-1602. Oil on canvas. Potsdam, Germany.
The Entombment of Christ, 1602-1603. Oil on canvas. Vatican City.
Supper in Emmaus, 1606. Oil on canvas, Milan
The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1608-1609. Oil on canvas. Messina, Italy
**Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) French Rococo (composer Mozart, Early classical/Rococo)
Blind Man's Bluff, c.1760. Oil on canvas. Toledo, OH.
The Swing, c.1767. Oil on canvas. London.
The Reader, or Young Girl Reading, c. 1776. Oil on canvas. DC.
***Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) American Illustrator (20th Century American Music: Blues, Jazz, Big Band)
*Vivaldi Wikipedia 1678-1741
Listening selections for this term:
Gloria (choral work);
The Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter;
Trio Sonata in C major, RV.82;
plus 3 concerti - Maybe one for violin, one for guitar and
one for a woodwind instrument such as oboe or bassoon.
or selections from Classical Masterpieces of the Millenium: Vivaldi CD.
The Four Seasons
Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music p.512-543.
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Requiem [A Vocal work]
Symphony no. 41 in C major (Jupiter)
Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major (K.467) Mozart-Archiv has free mp3 downloads of all Mozart's works; the main page is in German and offers eight identical servers, but I can only get 4 and 5 to work.
or selections from Classical Masterpieces of the Millenium: Mozart CD.
*Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
*When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home Again
**Yellow Rose of Texas
***Red River Valley
**Softly and Tenderly
***The Old Rugged Cross
---------- Foreign Language -----------
Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day by Kristine Kershul.
In no particular order:
The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington.
Alhambra by Washington Irving.
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens.
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.
I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) by Alessandro Manzoni.
The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter.
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan
History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson
Isaac Bickerstaff and Days with Sir Roger DeCoverly by Richard Steele. Very fun.
The Importance of Being Earnest a play by Oscar Wilde (The recent movie was well done with one exception of one scene that contains some nudity and is repeated in a flashback a couple times.)
Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore and others (Check out the plays on video. You really can't read a musical.) Plays also available at The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad - a good boy title; sad, but a great story about honor, about doing the right thing, about being responsible for those in your care, about recovering lost honor.
Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott (her letters home detailing her experiences as a Civil War nurse)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Mr. Midshipman Easy (or others) by Frederick Marryat
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
Willa Cather - Death Comes for the Archbishop, O Pioneers, My Antonia
G.K. Chesterton any and all; all his books are wonderful!
C.S. Lewis: The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, Til We Have Faces
P. G. Wodehouse Some readers may be uncomfortable with the alcohol consumption in his books, a reflection of differing standards of culture and time. Read these for the superb humor and Wodehouse's remarkable knack for simile.
Dorothy Sayers mysteries
Sir Walter Scott:
If the student has not yet read Rob Roy, we suggest that you begin with it.
* The Bride of Lammermoor - East Lothian, 1695
* The Pirate - Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1700
* The Black Dwarf - The Lowlands of Scotland, 1706 (Jacobites)
** Rob Roy - The Jacobites
** Heart of Midlothian - Time of George II. (Porteous Riots)
** Waverley - The Jacobites
** Redgauntlet - Time of George III.
** Guy Mannering - Time of George III
** The Surgeon's Daughter - Fifeshire, Isle of Wight, and India (1780)
*** The Antiquary - Scotch Manners, last decade of the 18th Century
*** St. Ronan's Well - Near Firth of Forth, 1812