Monday, July 23, 2012

School Year 2012-2013: Austin (10th grade)

The second year of high school! It doesn't seem possible in some ways! It's been a challenging year and it's been hard for Austin but he has done a pretty decent job of rising to the challenge. The coming year will be another step up, and I hope we all live through it! LOL

This list is based on Ambleside Online's Year 9 Lite.

HISTORY: The Age of Revolution by Sir Winston Churchill; A History of the American People by Paul Johnson; World History: A Human Odyssey by Jackson Spielvogel; Original documents and speeches

GEOGRAPHY: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

BIOGRAPHY: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Founding Father by Richard Brookhiser; John Adams by David McCullough

SCIENCE: The Way Life Works by Mahlon Hoagland; The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology by Great Books Foundation; Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Robert Bruce Thompson; The Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif  Apologia Biology (updated 8/17/12)

GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS: Are You Liberal, Conservative, or Confused? by Richard Maybury; Common Sense by Thomas Paine; The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine; Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury

CITIZENSHIP: Ourselves by Charlotte Mason; An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope

LITERATURE: A British Literature Textbook for background; The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas; Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott; Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift; A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

LOGIC - Logic Liftoff; Orbiting With Logic; Brain Puzzles

VOCABULARY, COMPOSITION, SPELLING - Finish Writing with Skill Level 1; Writing the Essay; Words You Should Know in High School; Sequential Spelling for Adults (Finish Level 1, Begin Level 2)

BIBLE - A Praying Life by Paul Miller; Crazy Love by Francis Chan; A Young Man After God's Own Heart by Jim George

COPYWORK/RECITATION - passages from readings; Spelling Wisdom

SPANISH - Getting Started With Spanish

HEALTH - Total Healthy by Susan Boe

POETRY - Alexander Pope; William Cowper and Phyllis Wheatley; George Gordon and Lord Byron

MATH - Finish Key to Algebra  and Math U See Algebra 1 Jacob's Elementary Algebra (updated 8/17/12)

CURRENT EVENTS - World Magazine; a Secular news magazine (to be determined)

FREE READING - no list for him yet, not sure if he will have any free time! LOL


As you can see, we have quite a school year ahead of us. I will be able to make adjustments as necessary, but I would rather start out with a bang and pare down if it becomes necessary.

Thanks for reading our book lists! I covet your prayers for our upcoming school year! :)


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