Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aravis' AO Year 9 Term 1

*Aravis is the daughter formerly known as Triss, lol.

Bible/Worldview

The Gospel of John (group study)
Trial and Triumph (group study)
Expository Theology by Joseph Holder (series of articles)
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

Citizenship

Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
Life of Romulus by Plutarch (group reading)

Math/Logic

Videotext Algebra
Introductory Logic by James B. Nance and Douglas Wilson

English

Jensen’s Format Writing
Studied Dictation (using Bacon's Essays)
How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
Our Mother Tongue by Nancy Wilson (grammar)
Simond's History of American Literature
Commonplace book
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Taming of the Shrew by Mr. William Shakespeare (group reading)
Poetry of Alexander Pope
Days with Sir Roger de Coverly and Battle of the Books by Richard Steele

Science

Apologia Biology (outside class)
Science fair project
The Naturally Healthy Woman by Shonda Parker
The Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif(two chapters only)
Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin

Life Skills

Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson

History, Geography, Government

Oxford Book of American History by Samuel Eliot Morison
American Historical Documents edited by Harold C. Syrett
History Speaks...Executive Branch of the Government Legislative Branch of the Government by Julia Hargrove
The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
Following the Equator by Mark Twain
Geography workbook (map work) from Instructional Fair
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
World Magazine (current events)
Are you Liberal, Conservative or Confused? by Richard Maybury

Fine Arts

Drama (outside activity)
Voice lessons
The Singer's Companion by Brent Monahan
Hymnsinging
The Story of Painting by H.W. Janson(one section only)
Art of Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)
Music of Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams (20th Century)

Foreign Language

Spanish II (outside class)

7 comments:

queen shenaynay said...

Curious -- why did you select the Oxford history by Morison over Paul Johnson?

Katie said...

We were given the Oxford history, so I decided to just go with that one. I have the Paul Johnson history of England, but not his history of the U.S.

Was he American or British? (I guess I could look that up online.)

queen shenaynay said...

He was British, but a great admirer and observer of the US. This makes him an ideal candidate to write our history.

Both are good, but frankly, I think you would find Johnson's viewpoints more palatable than Morison's. Caitlin has recently read big chunks of both to prepare for a CLEP test. You might talk to her about the differences.

Alas, Caitlin's copy is loaned out for the school year, and Claire needs her copy. But if you'd like to peruse it, let me know.

Katie said...

Well, I'll save my Swagbucks and maybe find one used on Amazon. We are going to start the Morison book tomorrow. I'm interested in seeing whether Aravis likes it any better than Churchill.

queen shenaynay said...

Will bring the Johnson to church Sunday so you can look at it over tea and cookies. :-)

Katie said...

Oh, yippee! You are such a blessing to us.

That'll help me to know whether it is a necessary purchase.

Katie said...

We were at the library today and I decided to see if they had the Johnson, and they did! I've read the foreword and the first two pages of chapter 1, and I get the feeling you are right. :O)

So I guess you don't need to bring the book to church.

Thanks for watching my back, friend.