The Classical Curriculum

 

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The Curriculum

About the Curriculum

The following is a high-brow, high-IQ classical curriculum, which has been adopted by homeschoolers and classical schools. The creators of this free online curriculum have sought to address the lack of any sound online classical curriculum. Based upon the 19th-century German-Latin method and following the great-books model, this curriculum often attempts to be highbrow, emphasizing the best of occidental traditions while avoiding the anti-Western political correctness one finds in public schools. The following materials list can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or as a supplement to another curriculum. Many parents have said that this book list served as an outstanding supplement to other curricula. Our outline for classical languages, literature and history is one of the best on the internet. It is important for children at a young age to build a library of their own. Many of the titles below are classics, part of the Western Canon, books that children should keep into adulthood.

The following curriculum can serve as a classical curriculum or a classical Christian curriculum. While the following curriculum is non-religious per se and devoid of an explicit fundamentalist Christian worldview, it includes an implicit Christian perspective in that much of post-classical literature includes a Christian worldview (e.g. Dante, Shakespeare, etc.) The curriculum also leaves open the possibility for Christian units to be inserted at every stage, thus converting it into a Classical Christian curriculum, albeit with a sound classical component. For parents interested in a traditional Classical Christian outlook, we highly recommend that parents read about this tradition (here and here) to develop such a perspective.

There are numerous online "Classical Christian" curricula, but many of them are "classical" in name only. Unfortunately, some people use a "Christian Classical" curriculum as a front for religious fundamentalism. A quick litmus test to determine whether someone has perverted a classical curriculum is to investigate the memorization material on the curriculum. Under a traditional Christian classical curriculum, at least 50% of the weekly memorization material should come from European sources (e.g. Iliad, Aeneid, Beowulf, Prose Edda, etc.). If, however, all or most of the material is coming from the Bible or other religious sources, then it's not truly a classical curriculum. A second litmus test is to make certain the curriculum teaches Classical Latin and Classical Greek (and not Ecclesiastical Latin or Koine Greek). Learning the simplistic Ecclesiastical Latin or Koine Greek will allow one only to read Ecclesiastical Latin or Koine Greek; but by learning the more difficult Classical Latin or Classical Greek one will be able to read everything written in these languages.While many Classical Christian curricula may adhere to Biblical doctrines, many of these curricula do not offer anything remotely close to a traditional classical education -- which in its very essence is rooted in Europe, its people (Europeans and Diaspora Europeans), and its occidental folkways and languages.

All science materials are non-religious (include evolutionary theory, etc.) but can be supplemented to support various worldviews.

The curriculum below is tailored for Americans but could be altered for Australians, Canadians, Europeans, the English or New Zealanders. In place of the explicitly American works (e.g. Andy Adams) substitute relevant titles.

 

Disclaimer: We respect diversity and the rich tapestry of various traditions. This is an occidental curriculum, highlighting the ancestral traditions of Europeans or those of the European Diaspora (e.g. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.S.A., etc.). We do not claim these this curriculum is necessarily the best, but merely the unique tradition of Westerners. For non-Westerners, there are other great-books curricula available. For example, for Asians, there are various Asian great-books programs; for people with ancestry from the Middle East and North Africa, various Arabic/Persian great-books programs; for Hispanics with ancestry from Mexico, and Central & South America, various Amerindian/Mestizo great-books programs; for those of African heritage, various African great-books programs; and for people with ancestry from India, various Indo-Dravidian great-books programs; etc. We leave it to others to develop non-Western classical curricula.

What others say about this curriculum:

"This is hands down the best k-12 online Latin curriculum."

"Whether a homeschooler or a classical school, this curriculum will prove invaluable. Bookmark it and forward it to colleagues, as you'll find yourself constantly returning to it."

 

Advantages of Language Study

Latin: Studies show that at least two years of Classical Latin not only augments one's English vocabulary by 20,000 words, but also provides one with a meticulous understanding of English grammar. Classical Latin not only prepares one for a career in law, science, medicine, business or humanities, but will also enrich one’s life by allowing him to read the Western Classics.

Additional Languages: After or before Latin, one should learn at least one other Western language, preferably German, French, Anglo Saxon, Gaelic, Old Norse, Italian and/or Classical Greek. If a student were to study only two foreign languages, Latin and German would be best, as these two languages most influenced English. A typical third language is French or Classical Greek. (In order to maintain a highbrow curriculum, we strongly advise against Spanish.)

German: The basis of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) and representative of the Germanic family of languages (Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, etc.). Today German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. German, like Latin, is an inflected language, the study of which will refine one's understanding of grammar.

 

How to Use the Curriculum

Click on links to purchase titles. The linked to edition of the book is often the best edition in print (in terms of clarity, translation, footnotes, etc.).

 

Use As Supplemental Material

If you already use another curriculum or attend a school, use selected materials below (esp. works in literature and history) as supplements. If any mathematics level is too advanced, then use level from previous year (e.g. if Saxon Math 2 is too advanced for first grade, then use Saxon Math 1). Grammar school literature (e.g. Kindergarten's Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm or the Fairy Books by Andrew Lang (K - 1)) is intended to be read by parents to children, not for children to read themselves.

For Christmas presents and birthday gifts, select titles below for appropriate grade level.

 

Read This: Why are we now offering our curriculum free of charge?

 

Nursery School:

Treasury of Mother Goose (Yeatman) and The Real Mother Goose (Wright)

Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book, Rackham

Rumpelstiltskin - Colors

Cinderella - Shapes

Pinocchio - Hidden Pictures

The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit - all 23 stories by Beatrix Potter

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway

The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Alphabet Flash Cards

Snow White - Pre-writing Skills - Upper Case Letters

Town Mouse and Country Mouse - Pre-writing Skills - Lower-case Letters

Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway

The Shoemaker and The Elves - Numbers 1-10 and Counting

Number Flash Cards

Wee Sing Lullaby & Nursery Songs: Book and CD

Science Play for Little Hands!

 

Preschool:

Draw Write Now Book One

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

How to Report on Books (Pre-K - K)

Treasury of Mother Goose (Yeatman) and The Real Mother Goose (Wright)

Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book, Rackham

Rumpelstiltskin, Grimm

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, P.C. Asbjornsen

The Little Red Hen, Diane Muldrow

Rapunzel, Brothers Grimm

Christmas Trolls, Jan Brett

Night Before Christmas, Clement Clarke Moore

A. A. Milne: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh and The Complete Poems of Winnie the Pooh

The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Complete Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales - Classical Illustrations

Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales (Arthur Szyk illustrations)

Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

The Burgess Animal Book for Children, Thornton W. Burgess

How to Read a Book with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (DVD - recommended for parents and teachers)

Explode the Code, Teacher's Guide for Books A, B, and C

Get Ready for the Code, Book A

Get Set for the Code, Book B

Go for the Code, Book C

Learn to Read Pre-K Complete (box sex including DVDs, books, workbooks, etc.)

Saxon Math K Home Study Kit (Teacher's Guide)

Saxon Home Study Manipulative Kit (used in grades K - 3)

Number Flash Cards

Wee Sing Lullaby & Nursery Songs: Book and CD

Science is Simple: Over 250 Activities

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

 

Kindergarten:

Draw Write Now Book Two

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

Elfie: Student Book / Elfie: Teacher's Manual

How to Report on Books (Pre-K - K)

Treasury of Mother Goose (Yeatman) and The Real Mother Goose (Wright)

The Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales - Classical Illustrations and / or Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales (Arthur Szyk illustrations) (grades K - 2)

A. A. Milne: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh and The Complete Poems of Winnie the Pooh

Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

Annotated Brothers Grimm (grades K - 3)

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?, Jan Brett

The Prince of Ireland and the Three Magic Stallions

Trouble with Trolls, Jan Brett

Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault

A Child's Garden of Verse, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, P.C. Asbjornsen

The Story about Ping, Marjorie Flack

The Little Engine that Could, Watty Piper

Stone Soup, Marcia Brown

The Gingerbread Man, Dominique Thibault

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

The Aesop for Children, Il. Milo Winter

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (Unabridged)

The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

How to Read a Book with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (DVD - recommended for parents and teachers)

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Ancient Civilizations - Prehistory to Ancient Peoples

Usborne Picture World History Dinosaurs

Coloring Book of Dinosaurs

Riggs Institute's Phonetic Flashcards (Alphabet and Phonograms)

Learn to Read Kindergarten Complete (includes DVDs, books, etc.)

Spelling Connections: Grade K

Zaner Bloser Handwriting: Grade K

Saxon Math 1 Homeschool Kit

Saxon Home Study Manipulative Kit (used in grades K - 2)

Number Flash Cards

Saxon Math 1 Teacher's Edition

The Mozart Effect: Vol. 1-3 CD Set

Science is Simple: Over 250 Activities

Foreign: Language:

German for Children, Catherine Bruzzone

First Thousand Words in German, Heather Amery

Teach Me German, Judy Mahony

Frohliche Weihnachten, Linda Rauenhorst

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Medieval: The Black Shield of Falworth

 

 

First Grade:

Draw Write Now Book Three

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

NG: Map Essentials

NG: Map Essentials: Teacher's Manual

NG: Big Book of Maps (grades 1 - 3) (alternate product)

NG: Map of Europe

Map Essentials Student Response Workbook 1

Elfie: Student Book / Elfie: Teacher's Manual

How to Report on Books (Grades 1 - 2)

The Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales - Classical Illustrations and / or Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales (Arthur Szyk illustrations) (grades K - 2)

Annotated Brothers Grimm (grades K - 3)

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

Learning to read series (1st - 3rd): The Greeks (Steele), The Romans (Steele), Middle Ages (Steele), Greek Cities (Steele), Medieval Markets (Steele), The Saxons (Steele), Cavaliers and Roundheads (Steele), Normans (Steele), and Tudor Merchant (Steele).

Aesop: Complete Fables or The Aesop for Children, Il. Milo Winter

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

Viking Tales, Jennie Hall

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

King of the Golden River, John Ruskin

The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Saint George and the Dragon, Margaret Hodges

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

How to Read a Book with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (DVD - recommended for parents and teachers)

A Child's History of the World, V. M. Hillyer (grades 1 - 4)

Coloring Book of Ancient Rome

Learn to Read First Grade Complete (includes DVDs, books, etc.)

Spelling Connections: Level 1

English from the Roots Up: Vol. 1

English from the Roots Up: Vol. 1 Flashcards

Shurley Grammar 1 Homeschool Version (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Zaner Bloser Handwriting: Grade 1

Shurley English Level 1 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

Shurley Grammar 1 Extra Student Workbook for new Homeschool Version

Saxon Math Homeschool Kit 2

Saxon Home Study Manipulative Kit (used in grades K - 2)

Saxon Math 2 Teacher's Edition

Usborne First Book of the Recorder (includes a recorder and book)

HSP Science Grade 1, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Grade 1, Assessment Guide

Foreign Language:

Muzzy Level 1 German BBC Language Course (alternate product)

Usborne Picture Dictionary in German, ed. Fiona Chandler

Frohliche Weihnachten, Linda Rauenhorst

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Medieval: The Black Shield of Falworth

Modern: Zulu (1964)

 

Second Grade:

Draw Write Now Book Four

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

NG: Map Essentials 2

NG: Map Essentials 2, Teacher's Manual

NG: Big Book of Maps (grades 1 - 3) (alternate product)

NG: Map of Medieval Europe

Elfie: Student Book / Elfie: Teacher's Manual

How to Report on Books (Grades 1 - 2)

The Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales - Classical Illustrations and / or Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales (Arthur Szyk illustrations) (grades K - 2)

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

Learning to read series (1st - 3rd): The Greeks (Steele), The Romans (Steele), Middle Ages (Steele), Greek Cities (Steele), Medieval Markets (Steele), The Saxons (Steele), Cavaliers and Roundheads (Steele), Normans (Steele), and Tudor Merchant (Steele).

Biographies (2nd - 4th): Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (McDonough), Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare (Stanley), Michelangelo (Stanley), Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei (Sis), Darwin (McGinty)

Celtic Myths and Legends, Joan C. Verniero, or Irish Fairy Tales, James Stephens (Il. Arthur Rackham) (grades 2 - 3)

The Greeks, Steel

Westward Ho!, Charles Kingsley

Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgeson Burnett

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Howard Pyle

The Little Duke, Charlotte Mary Yonge

Columbus, Ingri Daulaire

Leif the Lucky, Ingri Daulaire

Arabian Nights (ed. Andrew Lang)

How to Read a Book with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (DVD - recommended for parents and teachers)

A Child's History of the World, V. M. Hillyer (grades 1 - 4)

Our Island Story, H. E. Marshall

Famous Men of the Middle Ages, John H Haaren

Coloring Book of the Middle Ages

Shurley Grammar 2 (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Shurley English Level 2 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

Shurley Grammar Level 2 Extra Student Workbook for Homeschool Version

Zaner Bloser Handwriting: 2nd Grade (cursive)

English from the Roots Up: Vol. 1

English from the Roots Up: Vol. 1 Flashcards

Learn to Read Second Grade Complete (includes DVDs, books, etc.)

Saxon Math 3 Home Study Kit

Saxon Home Study Manipulative Kit (used in grades K - 2)

Saxon Math 3: Teacher's Manual

Hayes Book 1: Music Puzzlers

Classical Masterpieces of the Millennium

HSP Science Grade 2, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Grade 2, Assessment Guide

Foreign Language:

Muzzy Level 1 German BBC Language Course (alternate product)

Die Farbe, Pierre-Marie Valat

Der Fuchs sucht seine Socken, Julia Donaldson

Usborne Picture Dictionary in German, ed. Fiona Chandler

Frohliche Weihnachten, Linda Rauenhorst

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Medieval: The Black Shield of Falworth

Modern: Zulu (1964)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

 

Third Grade:

Draw Write Now Book Five, ed. Marie Hablitzel

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

NG: Map Essentials 3

NG: Big Book of Maps (grades 1 - 3) (alternate product)

NG: Map of Europe

Kio & Gus (3rd-4th grades), Matthew Lipman

Kio & Gus Teacher's Manual

How to Report on Books (Grades 3 - 4), ed. Jill Norris

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

Learning to read series (1st - 3rd): The Greeks (Steele), The Romans (Steele), Middle Ages (Steele), Greek Cities (Steele), Medieval Markets (Steele), The Saxons (Steele), Cavaliers and Roundheads (Steele), Normans (Steele), and Tudor Merchant (Steele).

Biographies (2nd - 4th): Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (McDonough), Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare (Stanley), Michelangelo (Stanley), Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei(Sis), Darwin (McGinty)

Annotated Brothers Grimm (grades K - 3)

Celtic Myths and Legends, Joan C. Verniero, or Irish Fairy Tales, James Stephens (Il. Arthur Rackham) (grades 2 - 3)

Hereward the Wake, Charles Kingsley

Harald the Ruthless: The Saga of the Last Viking Warrior, Andrea Hopkins

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Men of Iron, Howard Pyle

Michelangelo, Diane Stanley

Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, Diane Stanley

Log of the Cowboy by Andy Adams

Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc

Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Doyle

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb

Treasure Island (unabridged), by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

A Child's History of the World, V. M. Hillyer (grades 2 - 4)

The Story of Mankind, Hendrik Willem Van Loon (grades 3 - 6)

Story Of Inventions, Frank P. Bachman

The Ancient Romans, Allison Lassieur

Moments in History: Ancient Egypt, Shirley Jordan

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths

The Complete National Geographic, 108 Years

Shurley Grammar, Level 3 (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Shurley English Level 3 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

Shurley Grammar, Level 3, Literature Selections

Zaner Bloser: Handwriting, 3rd Grade & Zaner Bloser Handwriting Grade 3 Cursive

Saxon Math Homeschool 5/4 Complete Set, Stephen Hake (including test booklet and solutions manual)

Complete Classical Music Library: The Masters, Vol. 1

Learning About Gregorian Chant CD

Stories of the Great Composers (Book & CD), June Montgomery

Physics Lab in the Home, Robert Friedhoffer

HSP Science Grade 3, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Grade 3, Assessment Guide

Foreign Language:

Muzzy Level 2 German BBC Language Course

Usborne Picture Dictionary in German, ed. Fiona Chandler

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Medieval: The Black Shield of Falworth

Modern: Zulu (1964)

 

Fourth Grade:

Draw Write Now Book Six

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

NG: Map Essentials 4

NG: Map of Europe

Ancient Civilizations Wall Maps

Kio & Gus (3rd-4th grades), Matthew Lipman

Kio & Gus Teacher's Manual

How to Report on Books (Grades 3 - 4), ed. Jill Norris

Biographies (2nd - 4th): Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (McDonough), Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare (Stanley), Michelangelo (Stanley), Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei (Sis), Darwin (McGinty)

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

A Child's History of the World, V. M. Hillyer (grades 1 - 4)

Annotated Brothers Grimm (grades K - 4)

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Boy Knight by G. A. Henty

Story of a Bad Boy by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

A Tale of the Western Plains by G. A. Henty

Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

The Chessman of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Optional: Books 1 - 3, & Book 4)

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

A Child's History of the World, V. M. Hillyer (grades 2 - 4)

The Story of Mankind, Hendrik Willem Van Loon (grades 3 - 6)

The Story of the Greeks, H.A. Guerber

Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren and A.B. Poland

The Tale of Troy, Roger Lancelyn Green

The Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff

Usborne Illustrated History of the Greeks, ed. Susan Peach

Spend the day in Ancient Greece, Linda Honan

Usborne Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. Jane Chisholm

The Heroes; or, Greek Fairy Tales: For My Children by Charles Kingsley

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Wall Chart of Greek Gods

Vocabu-lit Book F: Building Vocabulary Through Literature (hardcover)

Shurley Grammar 4 (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Shurley English Level 4 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

Spencerian Penmanship (includes theory book and 5 booklets), Platt Rogers Spencer

Saxon Math 6 / 5: Homeschool Complete Set, Stephen Hake (including test booklet and solutions manual)

Meet the Great Composers: Book 1 and CD, Maurice Hinson

Meet the Great Composers: Book 2 and CD, Maurice Hinson

Complete Classical Music Library: The Baroque, Vol. 1

HSP Science Grade 4, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Grade 4, Assessment Guide

Foreign Language:

Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 1

Learning Songs & Traditions in German, Linda Rauenhorst

German Vocabulary Cards & Let's Learn German Picture Dictionary, Marlene Goodman

Tamburin - Level 1 German

Tamburin - Level 1: Arbeitsbuch 1

Tamburin - Level 1: Cds

Cambridge Latin: Unit 1 (workbook)

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Classical Mythology: Ulysses (1955), Helen of Troy (1956), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981), Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Medieval: The Black Shield of Falworth

Modern: Zulu (1964)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

 

Fifth Grade:

Draw Write Now Book Seven

Draw Write Now Book Eight

Draw Write Now BOXED SET

Draw Write Now WORKBOOK

NG: Map Essentials 5

NG: Map of Europe

Ancient Civilizations Wall Maps

Harry Stottlemier's Discovery, Matthew Lipman

Philosophy for Kids, David A. White

How to Report on Books (Grades 5 - 6), ed. Jill Norris

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien & Maps of Middle Earth

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dogdes

In Freedom's Cause by G. A. Henty

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Howard Pyle

Puck Of Pook's Hill, Rudyard Kipling

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan of the Apes or Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Andy Adams: Wells Brothers: the young Cattle Kings or Campfire Stories

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Marc D. Falkoff

20,000 leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne

Falcons of France, James Norman Hall

The Story of Mankind, Hendrik Willem Van Loon (grades 3 - 6)

The Story of the Romans, H. A. Guerber

Famous Men of Rome by John H. Haaren and A.B. Poland

Famous Men of Rome Student Guide, Cheryl Lowe

Famous Men of Rome Teacher Guide (w/ answers key), Cheryl Lowe

Usborne Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, Tim Wood

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction, David MacAulay

Spend the Day in Ancient Rome, Linda Honan

The Complete National Geographic, 108 Years

Shurley Grammar 5 (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Shurley English Level 5 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

Shurley Grammar Level 5 Literature Selections

VocabuLit - G Student Workbook

VocabuLit G Teacher's Manual (plus glossary)

Saxon Math 7 / 6: Homeschool Set (kit with text, test/answer booklet and solutions manual)

Let's Meet Famous Composers, Harriet Kinghorn

Complete Classical Music Library: The Symphonies, Vol. 1

The Fairy-Land of Science, Arabella B. Buckley

Great Astronomers, R. S. Ball

Physics Lab in a Housewares Store, Robert Friedhoffer

HSP Science Grade 5, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Grade 5, Assessment Guide

Foreign Language:

"Continuing German in Grade Five" (PDF Teacher's Guide)

Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 2 (If new to German, use level 1. If less advanced, use a lower level.)

Learning Songs & Traditions in German, Linda Rauenhorst

German Vocabulary Cards & Let's Learn German Picture Dictionary, Marlene Goodman

Tamburin - Level 2 German (If new to German, use level 1.)

Tamburin - Level 2: Arbeitsbuch

Tamburin - Level 2: Cds

Cambridge Latin: Unit 2 (workbook) (If new to Latin, use level 1.)

Cassell's Latin Dictionary (grades 5 - 8)

Multimedia:

J.R.R. Tolkien Animated Films Set (The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings/The Return of the King) (1977)

Roman City, David MacAulay

Helen of Troy

Iliad and the Trojan War

Jason and the Argonauts

Virgin Spring (1960)

Art of the Western World (1989)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

 

Sixth Grade:

NG: Map Essentials (grades 6 - 8)

NG: Map Essentials (6 - 8) Teacher's Manual

NG: Map of Medieval Europe

Ancient Civilizations Wall Maps

Harry Stottlemier's Discovery, Matthew Lipman

Philosophy for Kids, David A. White

Art in Focus (grades 6 - 8), ed. Gene A. Mittler

How to Report on Books (grades 5 - 6), ed. Jill Norris

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D'Aulaires Book of Trolls, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Black Ships Before Troy (K - 6)

The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien & Maps of Middle Earth

Age of the Fable, Thomas Bullfinch

Under Drake's Flag by G. A. Henty

In the Reign of Terror by G. A. Henty

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Sketchbook by Washington Irving

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Gene Stratton-Porter: Michael O'Halloran or A Girl of the Limberlost

Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

Augustus Caesar's World, Genevieve Foster

The Story of Mankind, Hendrik Willem Van Loon (grades 3 - 6)

The Roman and the Teuton, Kingsely

Bulfinch's Medieval Mythology, Thomas Bulfinch

Legends of Charlemagne & the Age of Chivalry, Thomas Bulfinch

Castle, David Macaulay

Cathedral, David Macaulay

Castles And Palaces of Europe, Ulrike Schober

Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe, Jean-denis Lepage

Everyday Life in Medieval Europe, Neil Morris

Make this Medieval Castle

The Complete National Geographic, 108 Years

VocabuLit - H Student Book

VocabuLit - H Teacher's Manual (plus glossary)

Shurley Grammar 6

Shurley English Level 6 Teacher's Manual (teacher's manual, student workbook, CD)

Saxon Math 8 / 7: Homeschool Set (includes text, answer/test book and solutions manual)

Archimedes and the Door of Science, Jeanne Bendick

Galileo and the Magic Numbers, Sidney Rosen

The Sea Around Us, Rachel L. Carson

Secrets of the Universe: Discovering the Universal Laws of Science, Paul Fleisher

HSP Science Grade 6, Michael J. Bell

HSP Science Reading Support and Homework: grade 6

HSP Science Grade 6, Assessment Guide

Advanced Earth Science or Earth Science (6 - 8, online course - can be used in addition to or in place of HSP Science grade 6)

Foreign Language:

Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 3 (If new to German, use level 1. If less advanced, use a lower level.)

Tamburin - Level 3 German (If new to German, use level 1.)

Tamburin - Level 3: Arbeitsbuch

Tamburin - Level 3: Cds

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Die Ritterburg, Meyers

Cambridge Latin: Unit 3 (workbook) (If new to Latin, use level 1.)

Cassell's Latin Dictionary (grades 5 - 8)

Multimedia:

The Black Shield of Falworth

Castle, David Macaulay

Cathedral, David Macaulay

Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Helen of Troy

Ulysses

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

Seventh Grade:

NG: Map Essentials (grades 6 - 8)

NG: Map Essentials (6 - 8) Teacher's Manual

Art in Focus (grades 6 - 8), ed. Gene A. Mittler and/or The Story of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times, Horst W. Janson (grades 7 - 8)

The Once and Future King, T. H. White

Wulf the Saxon by G. A. Henty

Beowulf, ed. Burton Raffel

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung, William Morris

Knight's Fee, Rosemary Sutcliff

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. Burton Raffel

The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918, Quiller-Couch (grades 7-8, 11-12) (other copies)

The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien & Maps of Middle Earth

A knight of the White cross; a tale of the siege of Rhodes, G. A. Henty

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, H.P. Lovecraft

The Lost Prince, Francis Hodgson Burnett

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Two Years before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Silverado Squatters or Across the Plains

Stratton-Porter: The Harvester or Freckles

The Brendan Voyage: Across the Atlantic in a Leather Boat, Tim Severin

With the Lee in Virginia by G. A. Henty

Penrod by Booth Tarkington

Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Stalky (required) and Kim (optional)

Alfred the Great, John Asser

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, David Hackett Fischer (grades 7 - 8)

This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book, Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (grades 7 - 8)

A History of the American People, Paul Johnson (grades 7 - 8)

Re-Forging America: The Story Of Our Nationhood, T. Lothrop Stoddard (grades 7 - 8)

Roots Of American Order, Russell Kirk

The Complete National Geographic, 108 Years

Shurley Grammar Level 7 Homestudy Kit (includes Teacher Manual, Student Workbook and CD)

Shurley English Level 7 Practice Booklet (not included in the Shurley English kit)

VocabuLit -Book I Student Workbook

VocabuLit - Book I Teacher's Manual

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Critical Thinking, Book 1, Anita Harnadek

Critical Thinking, Book 1, Teacher's Manual, Anita Harnadek

Algebra 1/2: An Incremental Development Homeschool Kit, John Saxon

Algebra 1/2 2e Solution Manual

The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening w/4 CDs and Student Resource DVD (grades 7 - 8), Joseph Machlis

Advanced Life Science or Life Science (6 - 8, online course)

Foreign Language:

(Students completely new to German, use: Der Grüne Max 1: Student Book; Wbk w/ CD; Audio CD; Teacher Guide)

Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 4 (If new to German, use level 1. If less advanced, use a lower level.)

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Latin for Americans Level 1 Student Edition (Workbook) (Teacher's Edition)

Latin Vocabulary Cards (grades 7 - 8)

Cassell's Latin Dictionary (grades 5 - 8)

Multimedia:

Ride with the Devil

Helen of Troy

Iliad and the Trojan War

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

Eighth Grade:

NG: Map Essentials (grades 6 - 8)

NG: Map Essentials (6 - 8) Teacher's Manual

Art in Focus (grades 6 - 8), ed. Gene A. Mittler and/or The Story of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times, Horst W. Janson (grades 7 - 8)

The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien & Maps of Middle Earth

A Taste of Chaucer, Selections from The Canterbury Tales, Anne Malcolmson

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott

Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas

The Talisman, Sir Walter Scott

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

G.A. Henty: The Lion of the North

James Fenimore Cooper: The Two Admirals and Pilot: A Tale of the Sea

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Barnaby Rudge

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Doyle

Stratton-Porter: A Daughter of the Land or At the Foot of the Rainbow

The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918, Quiller-Couch (grades 7-8, 11-12) (other copies)

Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, David Hackett Fischer (grades 7 - 8)

This Country of Ours: A Classic United States History Book, Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (grades 7 - 8)

A History of the American People, Paul Johnson (grades 7 - 8)

Albion's Seed, David Hackett Fischer

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Shurley Grammar Level 8

Shurley Grammar Teacher's Manual

VocabuLit Book J Student Workbook

VocabuLit J Teacher's Manual

Critical Thinking, Book 2, Anita Harnadek

Critical Thinking, Book 2, Teacher's Manual, Anita Harnadek

Elementary Algebra, Harold R. Jacobs

A Teacher's Guide to Elementary Algebra, Harold R. Jacobs

Test Masters for Elementary Algebra, Harold R. Jacobs

Saxon Algebra I Home Study Kit (includes he student text, the tests, and the answer key)

Algebra 1: An Incremental Development Solutions Manual, John Saxon

The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening w/4 CDs and Student Resource DVD (grades 7 - 8), Joseph Machlis

Advanced Physical Science or Physical Science (6 - 8, online course)

Foreign Language:

Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 5 (If new to German, use level 1. If less advanced, use a lower level.)

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Latin for Americans, Level 2, Student Edition (Workbook) (Teacher's Edition)

Latin Vocabulary Cards (grades 7 - 8)

Cassell's Latin Dictionary (grades 5 - 8)

Multimedia:

Gods and Generals,

Rome: Power and Glory

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

Ninth Grade:

Understanding Human History, Michael H. Hart

The Great Conversation by Mortimer J. Adler (optional)

Aesop: The Complete Fables

The Histories by Herodotus (trans. by Aubery de Selincourt)

Thucydides: The Landmark Thucydides or On Justice, Power, and Human Nature

The Iliad by Homer

The Odyssey by Homer

Plato: Collected Dialogues, ed. Edith Hamilton (read Apology & Euthyphro)

The Basic Works of Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon (read the Politics and Books I & II of the Nicomachean Ethics)

Greek Tragedies, Volume 1, ed. David Grene

Greek Tragedies, Volume 2, ed. David Grene

Greek Tragedies, Volume 3, ed. David Grene

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton

Plutarch's Lives (Vol. I & Vol. II), trans. by Dryden or Plutarch: The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives

Theogony by Hesiod

The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, ed. Thomas L. Heath

The Complete Plays of Aristophanes, ed. Mosas Hadas

The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists, ed. Robin Waterfield

The Greek Conservative Mind, Thomas Fleming

The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien & Maps of Middle Earth

Grammar for Writing: Level Blue, ed. Phyllis Goldenberg

Grammar for Writing (Level Blue) Teacher's Edition, ed. Phyllis Goldenberg

Grammar for Writing Test Booklet (Level Blue)

Everyday Words from Classic Origins: A Vocabulary Workbook

Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd ed., Fowler's King's English (essential high-brow reference books for grades 9 - 12). Optional: Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762), Robert Lowth

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Harold R. Jacobs

Enhanced Teacher Guide for Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Harold R. Jacobs

Improved Test Bank for Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Harold R. Jacobs

Algebra 2: Homeschool Kit, John Saxon

Saxon Algebra 2: Solutions Manual

Audio CD: Saxon Teacher Algebra 2: Lesson and Test CDs (optional)

Biology Core (Semester 1 & Semester 2) or Comprehensive Biology (Semester 1 & Semester 2) or Honors Biology (Semester 1 and Semester 2)

Before the Dawn, Nicholas Wade

Electives: See below

Foreign Language:

German (if new to German, start with Rosetta Stone Homeschool German Level 1)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre

Franz Shubert: "Winterreise"

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Wheelock's Latin, 6th Ed. Rev. (Students new to Latin, start with chapter 1. Advanced students, start with chapter 20 - 27, after reviewing vocabulary cards from preceding chapters.)

Wheelock's Vocabulary Cards

38 Latin Stories

Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes

Latin Reference, grades 9 - 12: Elementary Latin Dictionary (Lewis), Smith's English-Latin Dictionary, 501 Latin Verbs, Bradley's Arnold, Mythology, and Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Multimedia:

Ulysses

Helen of Troy

Iliad and the Trojan War

Jason and the Argonauts

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Alexander the Great

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)

 

Tenth Grade:

Understanding Human History, Michael H. Hart

Europe: A History, Norman Davies

Livy - Early History of Rome

Cicero: On Duties

The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar

Tacitus: Annals and Germania

Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

Plutarch: Roman Lives

On The Nature of Things by Lucretius

The Aeneid by Virgil

Satyricon by Petronius (only "Dinner with Trimalchio")

Satires by Juvenal

A History of Rome by M. Cary

Fall of the Roman Empire (only essays by Tenny Frank, J. B. Bury & Edward Gibbon)

The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity, James C. Russell

Beowulf

Saga of the Volsungs

Germanic Mythology by Jacob Grimm

Prose Edda and Poetic Edda by Snorri Sturluson

Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede (only Book I)

History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours (only end of Book II on Clovis)

Two Lives of Charlemagne, Einhard

Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd ed., Fowler's King's English (essential high-brow reference books for grades 9 - 12). Optional: Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762), Robert Lowth

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Grammar for Writing: Level Orange Student Edition, Phyllis Goldenbert

Grammar for Writing: Level Orange Annotated Teacher's Edition

Grammar for Writing: Level Orange Student Test Booklet

VocabuLit Student Book K

Vocabulit K Teacher's Edition

Saxon Advanced Math Kit, Solutions, & DIVE 2nd Ed.

Chemistry Core (Semester 1 and Semester 2) or Comprehensive Chemistry (Semester 1 and Semester 2) or Honors Chemistry (Semester 1 and Semester 2)

Electives: See below

Foreign Language:

Grimm: Kinder- und Hausmärchen

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Wheelock's Latin, 6th Ed. Rev. (Complete, if necessary, remaining Wheelock's chapters from grade 9)

Caesar: Invasion of Britain, W. Welch

War with Hannibal: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student, Eutropius

Reading Livy's Rome, Livy

Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Augustus

Latin Reference, grades 9 - 12: Elementary Latin Dictionary (Lewis), Smith's English-Latin Dictionary, 501 Latin Verbs, Bradley's Arnold, Mythology, and Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Multimedia:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Julius Caesar

Augustus

Rome: Power and Glory

I, Claudius (rated R)

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

Eleventh Grade:

Understanding Poetry, Brooks & Warren

The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918, Quiller-Couch (grades 7-8, 11-12) (other copies)

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

A History of Europe, J. M. Roberts

The Roman and the Teuton, Charles Kingsley

Morality of Everyday Life by Thomas Fleming

Prose Edda and Poetic Edda by Snorri Sturluson

Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table

Song of Roland

Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Henry IV, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night

Paradise Lost by Milton

Discourse on Method and Meditations by Descartes

Leviathan by Hobbes

Pensees by Pascal

Praise of Folly by Erasmus

The Prince by Machiavelli

Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Gargantua and Pantagruel, Francois Rabelais

Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences by Galileo

On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus

The New Atlantis and Novum Organum by Bacon

Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris

Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd ed., Fowler's King's English (essential high-brow reference books for grades 9 - 12). Optional: Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762), Robert Lowth

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Grammar for Writing: Level Green, John Manear

Grammar for Writing: Level Green Annotated Teacher's Edition

Grammar for Writing: Level Green Student Test Booklet

VocabuLit Student Book L

Vocabulit Teacher Manual L

Calculus: Homeschool Kit, Saxon and Saxon Calculus Solutions Manual

Or: Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry and Solutions Manual for Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

Saxon Physics: Homeschool Kit With Solutions Manual

Or: Comprehensive Physics (Semester 1 and Semester 2) or Honors Physics (Semester 1 and Semester 2)

Electives: See below

Foreign Language:

Grimm Brothers: Deutsche Sagen

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

First Catilinarian Oration, Cicero

Pro Archia Poeta Oratio, Cicero

De Amicita, Cicero

Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI, Clyde Pharr

Latin Reference, grades 9 - 12: Elementary Latin Dictionary (Lewis), Smith's English-Latin Dictionary, 501 Latin Verbs, Bradley's Arnold, Mythology, and Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Multimedia:

Grand Illusion

Children of Paradise

Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2006)

Monarchy, David Starkey

The Black Shield of Falworth

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

Twelfth Grade:

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

Understanding Poetry, Brooks & Warren

The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918, Quiller-Couch (grades 7-8, 11-12) (other copies)

Shakespeare: Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, and The Tempest

David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, and Treatise of Human Nature

Immanuel Kant: Anthropology or Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

Democracy in America by De Tocqueville

Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

Phaedra by Racine

Tartuffe by Moliere

Friedrich Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morality, Beyond Good and Evil, and Twilight of the Idols

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Anthony Trollope: The Way we Live Now

Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail

On Origin of Species or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin

Optional: An American History (colonies - 1910, classic 1911 text, grade 12), David Saville Muzzey

Grammar for Writing: Level Gold Student Edition, Phyllis Goldenberg

Grammar for Writing: Annotated Teacher's Edition

Grammar for Writing: Level Gold Student Test Booklet

Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd ed., Fowler's King's English (essential high-brow reference books for grades 9 - 12). Optional: Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762), Robert Lowth

Reference Books, grades 7 - 12: Oxford Concise English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat), Chicago Manual of Style, Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford Classical Dictionary (2nd ed.), and Norse Mythology

Harold R. Jacobs: Mathematics, a Human Endeavor (teacher's manual) (tests) (student workbook) or Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (see grade 11)

Understanding Symbolic Logic, ed. Virginia Klenk

Science options: AP Biology (Semester 1 & Semester 2) or AP Chemistry (Semester 1 and Semester 2) or AP Physics (Semester 1 and Semester 2) or Honors Earth Science (Semester 1 and Semester 2)

Electives: See below

Foreign Language:

Faust: Der Tragödie Erster und Zweiter Teil, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wagner: Parsifal

AP German Teacher's Guide (free PDF) and register for AP German Exam

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (reference grades 6 - 12), ed. M Clark

Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI, Clyde Pharr

(Entire Aeneid, Eclogues & Georgics for AP preparation: Vol. I and Vol. II)

Selected Odes and Satire 1.9, Horace

De Rerum Natura, Lucretius, ed. Leonard

AP Latin Teacher's Guide (free PDF) and register for AP Latin Exam

AP Latin Vergil, Ronald B. Palma

Latin Reference, grades 9 - 12: Elementary Latin Dictionary (Lewis), Smith's English-Latin Dictionary, 501 Latin Verbs, Bradley's Arnold, Mythology, and Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Multimedia:

Beowulf & Grendel (note: R rating)

The Forsyte Saga (the original 1967 BBC version)

Monarchy, David Starkey

Virgin Spring (1960)

Modern: Zulu (1964)

Art of the Western World (1989)

 

 

 

High-School Electives:

 

Foreign Language Substitutions for German or Latin (grades 10 - 12):

Classical Greek: Greek: An Intensive Course, Liddell & Scott Greek-English Lexicon, All The Greek Verbs, Smyth's Greek Grammar, Greek Flashcards, Homeric Greek, Plato's Apology

French: French Rosetta Stone, French Flashcards, Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary, Le Bon Usage, Le Petit Prince,

Gaelic: Beginner's Gaelic, Teach Yourself Gaelic Complete Course, Elements of Gaelic Grammar, Gaelic-English/English-Gaelic Dictionary, Colloquial Scottish Gaelic, Learning Irish

Anglo-Saxon: Introduction to Anglo-Saxon

Old Norse: An Introduction to Old Norse

Italian: Italian Rosetta Stone

 

Anthropology / Sociology:

Folkways: A Study of Mores, Manners, Customs and Morals, William Graham Sumner

Before the Dawn, Nicholas Wade

Sociobiology, E.O. Wilson

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

 

Psychology:

The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious, Carl Jung

Narrow Roads of Gene Land, Vol 1, W. D. Hamilton

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

 

Population Genetics, Sociobiology and Psychology:

Before the Dawn, Nicholas Wade

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

Sociobiology, E.O. Wilson

Narrow Roads of Gene Land, Vol 1, W. D. Hamilton

On Genetic Interests, Frank Salter

 

Economics:

IQ and the Wealth of Nations, Tatu Vanhanen

 

American Government:

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, David Hackett Fischer (grades 7 - 8)

U.S. Government (Core) or Comprehensive U.S. Government or AP U.S. Government

 

Geography and World Cultures:

Geography and World Cultures (Core) or Comprehensive Geography

 

 

Additional Reading: Books for Parents - Gifts for Parents

Books of the Week: Camp of the Saints & Bad Students, Not Bad Schools

Others:

Anthony Trollope: The Palliser Novels

Anthony Trollope: Chronicles of Barsetshire

The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature, Byron Roth

Morality of Everyday Life by Thomas Fleming

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland, Bryan Sykes

On Genetic Interests, Frank Salter

Before the Dawn, Nicholas Wade

10,000 Year Explosion, Cochran & Harpending

 

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