Curriculum for Fall 2012

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Teah Yvette, 14/15yo, 9th grade

Faith: two semesters

1. Daily LOTH

2. Bible Course – Old Testament led by me with Guests Speakers dr Bergsma and Fr. Jonas Shell, our new parish vicar: once a week class 1,5h; daily reading of the OT (approx. 30 min) and daily Lectio Divina (15-30 min); weekly study: 2h; We will also listen to the Old Testament:

                     

3. Finish CLAA Scripture Catechism based on A Catechism of the Bible and start CLAA Catechism II based on Baltimore Catechism (Kinkead); 3 x weekly 45min

4. Hearts of Fire Youth Group

English and Writing: first semester

1. Once a week 3h Classical Dialogue co-op led by Mrs. Kimberly Hahn includes English Grammar and IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Level C with weekly writing assignments; weekly study: 2h

History: first semester

1. With co-op (above): Medieval; Famous Men of the Middle Ages (second half), Christ the King, Lord of History (selections); weekly study: 2h

     

Literature: first semester

1. With co-op (above): The Tale of the Cid (selections), Crusader King, The Magna Charta, The Joyful Beggar, Joan of Arc, The Trumpeter of Kraków, Henry V

                             

Great Books: first semester

1. High School Great Book Class led by Christopher Wendt, once a week 1,5h class; Herodotus, The Iliad, The OdysseyOresteia, Oedipus & Antigone; weekly study: 3h? At home Kolbe or Memoria Press study guides for the books, themes taken selectively to get a background in the best Literature and History of liberal arts. It will not be a detailed study, just the basics. Only one page reflection weekly on these books.

                    

2. Catholic Great Books at home, just because I love JP2: The Place Within: The Early Years – Early poetry of Karol Wojtyła; weekly study: 1h

Polish Language, History and Culture: both semesters

1. Language 1h class at home; daily study: 30min; daily 10 drills

Krok po Kroku A1

     

2. History: Medieval 1h class at home- Jagiellon Dynasty (XIV-XVI centuries); Dzieje Polski (Polish History with historical maps); Historia Polski w obrazach (Polish history in paintings); weekly study: 1h; Read out loud: The Teutonic Knights by Sienkiewicz; weekly study: 2h

          

3. Culture: 1/2h class at home (Polish saints, traditions, Catholic faith life, songs, hymns, literature & poetry); Polish Fables (bilingual), Laments (bilingual)

     

Latin: first semester

1. Finish CLAA Grammar I; weekly study: 3h; daily 10 min drills

2. Latin Missal translation group in our parish: weekly 1h

3. Lingua Biblica OT translation will go parallel with OT Bible study (point 2. under Faith); weekly as needed

Math: first semester

1. Finish Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra; daily: 45min

2. Continue CLAA Arithmetic I; once a week: 45 min

Science???

Seton 9th grade or Kolbe 9th grade

Logic: first semester

Weekly 1,5h Logic class led by Jason Rivers; Traditional Logic I; weekly study: 2h?

Art of Argument weekly 2h – we will do it slowly and cover the whole book in one year, incorporating examples from Presidential Election campaigns, commercials, debates, books etc.

Government: one semester only

President’s Course led by Gerry McKeegan, once a week class 1,5h, weekly study: 1,5 h?

PE: whole year

Tennis, Swimming, Biking

Art: whole year

1. Fine Arts of the period studied with Classical Dialogue co-op

2. Drawing class; biweekly 1.5 h class

Music/Piano: whole year

1. Theory of Music – Finish CLAA Theory of Music I and start Theory of Music II; weekly study: 1h

2. Piano lessons: weekly 45min lesson; daily practice: 45 min

3. Concerts (discount tickets form FUS :-)): Mozart, Mary Poppins, Don Giovanni, Giselle

Kevin Louis 12/13yo, 7th grade

(books posted below are only those that were not pictured yet above)

Faith: whole year

1. Daily LOTH

2. Bible Course – Old Testament: once a week class 1,5h; daily reading of the OT (approx. 30 min) and daily Lectio Divina (15-30 min); weekly study: 2h

3. Finish CLAA Catechism I; 3 x weekly 45min

4. EDGE Youth Group

English and Writing: whole year

1. Once a week 3h Classical Dialogue co-op includes Easy Grammar Plus and IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Level B with weekly writing assignments; weekly study: 4h;

2. Additional Grammar: English 7 for Young Catholics with corresponding Voyages in English 7

         

3. Spelling: Megawords 3 & 4

History: first semester

1. With co-op (above): Medieval; Famous Men of the Middle AgesChrist the King, Lord of History; weekly study: 2h

Literature: first semester

1. With co-op (above): The Tale of the Cid (selection), If All the Swords in England, Big John’s Secret, Adam of the Road, In Freedom’s Cause, Canterbury Tales (selection), St. Hyacinth of Poland

                         

Polish Language, History and Culture: whole year

1. Language 1h class at home; daily study: 30min; daily 10 drills

2. History: Medieval 1h class at home- Jagiellon Dynasty (XIV-XVI centuries); weekly study: 1h; The Teutonic Knights by Sienkiewicz; weekly study: 2h

3. Culture: 1/2h class at home (Polish saints, traditions, Catholic faith life, songs, hymns, literature & poetry)

Latin: whole year

1. First Form Latin; three times weekly 30-45min?; daily drill 10min

2. Few Latin hymns for LOTH

Math: whole year

Teaching Textbooks 7; daily 45 min

Science: whole year

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology – because I have the book 🙂 and he did Abeka Science 6 last year; weakly class twice 45 min; weakly study: 1h; We are omitting young earth creationists opinions from it 🙂

Logic: whole year

Art of Argument weekly 2h

PE: whole year

Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Biking

Art: whole year

1. Fine Arts of the period studied with Classical Dialogue c-op

2. Drawing class; biweekly 1.5 h class

Music/Piano: whole year

1. Guitar – thought by me :-0 – will see if this will happen and lead to something or not

3. Concerts (discount tickets form FUS :-)): MozartMary PoppinsDon Giovanni, Giselle

Sophie Ruth 9/10y.o. 4th grade

Faith: whole year

1. Daily LOTH

2. Faith and Life 4 – she will participate in Catechism weekly classes 

3. Bible reading: selections from Old Testament pointing to covenantal figures and God’s Covenant with You; Grate Adventure Kids –  weekly study 2h

     

4. Seeing the need to deepen Sophie’s understanding and need for the Holy Communion, we will read and study through The King of the Golden City: An Allegory for Children incorporating Study Guide. Magnifikid! for Sunday’s reading prep.

     

5. Little Women Hospitality Club Year 1 led by Stephanie Starkweather Rivers – once a month meeting with additional field trips and movie nights.

English and Writing: whole year

1. English 4 for Young Catholics; weekly study: 3h

2. Classical Composition I – Fable Stage; weekly study: 3h

3. Handwriting: Scripture and Poems Copybook

American History, Geography & Literature: whole year

1. American Girl Historical Doll/American History/Catholic History weekly 3h class; weekly study: 5h

1760 Kaya (pre-Colonial, Native American), 1770 Felicity (Colonial), 1810 Caroline (new doll – War 1812), 1820 Josephina (under Mexican rule), 1850 Cecil and Marie (1853 – New Orleans epidemic), 1850 Kirsten (Western Pioneers)

2. History books (I will update this section as we go with each period): Heritage of Our Country audio stories, The Discovery of the Americas Leif the Lucky, Columbus, Pocahontas, If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims, If You Were At The First Thanksgiving

                              
I am still gathering books for history. She will use many biographies and short stories from American period starting at pre-Colonial till Western Pioneers (before Civil War).

3. Catholic Saints:

Kateri Tekakwita, Saint Isaac and the Indians, Father Marquette and the Great Rivers

        

4. Other related books: The Courage of Sarah Noble, Hiawatha

     

Science: whole year

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology  – she will use Junior Level

Polish Language, History and Culture: whole year

1. Language 1h class at home; daily study: 30min; daily 10 drills

2. History: Medieval 1h class at home- Jagiellon Dynasty (XIV-XVI centuries); weekly study: 1h; The Teutonic Knights by Sienkiewicz; weekly study: 2h

3. Culture: 1/2h class at home (Polish saints, traditions, Catholic faith life, songs, hymns, literature & poetry); Polish Legends

     

Latin: whole year

Latina Christiana I

Math: whole year

Finish Teaching Textbooks 3 and start 4

PE: whole year

Tennis, Swimming, Biking

Music: whole year

Piano Lessons once a week 30 min; daily practice 30 min

Art: whole year

Drawing class; bi-weekly 1.5 h class

6 thoughts on “Curriculum for Fall 2012

  1. Nice. How did you get the books in your blog. I am trying to do the same thing but for some reason it isn’t working so well.

  2. Darcy, these co-ops and classes offered around are really great, especially when you get to the higher grades. I do not know what I would do otherwise.

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