Monday, June 23, 2014

My Son's High School Classical Studies and Book List

Freshman Year

  • Algebra I
  • Latin II
  • Biology I
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient Literature
  • Ancient Government
  • Ancient Worldview
  • Ancient Finearts
  • Awana Club/LIT 

Books Read

  • Selections from Ancient Egyptian Literature
  • Selection from The Ancient Egyptians by Lila Perl
  • Unwrapping the Pharoahs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline by John Ashton and David Down
  • Selections from The Feasts of Adonai by Valerie Moody
  • Grand Canyon: A Different View by Tom Vail
  • Footprints in the Ash: The Explosive Story of Mount St. Helens by John Morris and Steven A Austin
  • Selections from The Story of Civilization I: Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant
  • Gilgamesh
  • The Feasts of Adonai
  • Selections from Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
  • Selections from The Story of Civilization II: The Life of Greece by Will Durant
  • The Ancient Greece of Odysseus by Peter Connolly
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Selections from The Story of Painting
  • Selections from The Story of Architecture
  • Selections from Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Western Perspective, Volume I
  • Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Malachi, Matthew, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, I John, II John, III John
  • The Ancient City by Peter Conolly
  • Warfare in the Classical World by John Warry
  • The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides) by Aeschylus
  • Medea by Euripides
  • The Apology of Socrates by Plato
  • Crito by Plato
  • Selections from Invitation to the Classics
  • Oedipus the King
  • Antigone
  • Plato's Republic
  • Selections from Aristotle's Poetics
  • Selections from Aristotle's Politics
  • Alexander the Great
  • Selections from The Story of Civilization III: Caesar and Christ by Will Durant
  • The Punic Wars-Osprey Publishing
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • The Ancient Celts
  • On the Nature of Things by Lucretius
  • On Anger by Senaca
  • Church History in Plain Language
  • Foxe's Book of Martyrs
  • Gaellic Wars by Julius Caesar
Sophomore Year
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • Latin III-Latin Road to English Grammar
  • Logic
  • 5th to 18th century History
  • 5th to 18th century Geography
  • 5th to 18th century Philosophy
  • 5th to 18th century Government
  • 5th to 18th century Literature
  • Driver's Ed Book Training
  • Awanas-book 8 of 10 completed towards Citation Award
Books Read
  • The Dream of the Rood
  • The Parable of the Christ Knight
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • Arabian Nights
  • Chanson de Roland
  • The Vikings
  • Beowulf
  • Marco Polo
  • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
  • Piers Plowman
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Le Morte d'Arthur
  • The Middle Ages
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Petrarch's poetry
  • Machiavelli's The Prince
  • Mystery and Morality Plays
  • Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation
  • Historical Atlas of Exploration
  • Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
  • The Lost Colony of Roanoke
  • Utopia
  • Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Don Quixote
  • 17th Century Poetry by John Donne, Ben Johnson, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw
  • Tartuffe
  • Phaedra
  • 18th Century Poetry by Phyllis Wheatley
  • "The Rape of the Lock" by Alexander Pope
  • "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat" and "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
  • "My Cat Jeoffrey" by Christopher Smart
  • "The Castaway" by William Cowper
  • The Colonial Period
  • The Age of Religious Wars
  • Montisquieu's Spirit of the Laws
  • The Journal of Major George Washington
  • "Braddock's Defeat at Fort Duquesne" by Benjamin Franklin
  • Paradise Lost
  • "Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions" as proposed by Patrick Henry
  • "Against the Stamp Act" by William Pitt
  • "Report on the Boston Massacre" first hand account by James Bowdoin
  • "The Boston Tea Party" first hand account by George Hewes
  • Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress
  • The Non-Importation Agreement from the First Continental Congress
  • Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Death" speech
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Nathan Hale's "I regret I have..."
  • Thomas Paine's "These are the times..."
  • The Declaration of Independence: The Story Behind America's Founding Document and the Men Who Created It
  • Yankee Doodle Boy
  • Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
  • Inventing America: The Life of Benjamin Franklin (A Museum in a Book: Featuring Removable Sketches, Letters, and Historical Documents)
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
Junior Year
  • Algebra II 
  • Latin III 
  • Physics I 
  • 19th century history 
  • 19th century government
  • 19th century worldview
  • 19th century literature
  • 19th century fine arts 
  • French I Rosetta Stone
  • Awana Club
  • PSAT study-exam taken Oct 17, scored in the 98%ile, notification of recognees for National Merit Scholarship will be made in Sept 2013
  • Standardized test for Virginia homeschool requirements
  • SAT study
Books Read
  • Bible: Proverbs, Genesis, Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, Ezekial, Zephanaiah, Zechariah, Luke, Acts, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, I Peter
  • Henry Knox
  • The French Revolution
  • Lewis and Clark journals
  • Revolutionary America 1763-1815: A Political History by Frank Cogliano
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Diary of a Napoleonic Footsoldier
  • Napoleon Bonaparte by Vincent Cronin
  • The Napoleonic Wars by Gunther Rothenberg
  • Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heoric Campaign to End Slavery
  • Les Miserables
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Poetry of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron
  • The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage
  • Fireside Poets: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Cullen Bryant
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Fields of Fury by James McPherson
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Into the West by James McPherson
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
  • Lizzie Stanton
  • Billy Budd, Sailor
  • Great Expectations
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Robert Browning
  • An Ideal Husband
  • The British Empire and Queen Victoria in World History
  • Heart of Darkness
Senior Year
  • Pre-Calculus (Teaching Textbooks) 
  • Latin III (Latin Road to English Grammar) 
  • Physics II (Apologia) 
  • 20th century history
  • 20th century government
  • 20th century literature 
  • 20th century fine arts 
  • Awana Club-Citation Award
Books Read
  • Bible: Joshua, I Kings, II Kings, I Chronicles, II Chronicles, Esther, Job, Psalms, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Joel, John, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, II Thessalonnians, II Peter, Hebrews 
  • The Cherry Orchard
  • The Jungle
  • TR: The Last Romantic
  • The Metamorphosis
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The First World War
  • The Great Gatsby
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Second World War
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy 
  • Mere Christianity
  • Animal Farm
  • The Crucible
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • God's Smuggler
  • Waiting for Godot
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
  • Yeager by General Chuck Yeager (who broke the sound barrier) 
  • Born Again by Chuck Colson 
  • Under Fire: An American Story by Oliver North
  • To the Best of My Ability 
  • It Doesn't Take a Hero: The Autobiography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • The Way Things Ought to Be
  • See, I Told You So

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