Friday, August 26, 2016

Year 10 Book List {2016-2017}

Our educational philosophy follows a Charlotte Mason education that focuses on our Catholic faith. To achieve that educational goal I used several resources to make our book list.

Resources I used for putting together Caleb's year include: Ambleside Online 
A Delectable Education-Subjects by Form 
Wildflowers & Marbles A very special thank you to Jen for sharing with me her son's book list from last year that corresponded to Caleb's history period. You can find Jen's previous book list on her blog.

Caleb is 15 years old and 10th grade. This list has the books he will use this year (I've linked most books to book stores, but I do not have  affiliates). Some books are label for the term we will use them (our school year is divided into three terms). Those not label will be used the whole year.

(list updated 11/16/16)

Our Goal and Our Guides (Book 1 in Our Quest for Happiness series from Lepanto Press) I wanted to start this series last year, but could not locate a copy of the book. I'm not sure if they were not available last year or if I wasn't searching the right words, but I did finally run across a new copy.
Old Testament bible reading
You Can Understand the Bible  by Peter Kreeft
The Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Outtalked the Devil by Lomask (term 2-3)
The Young Man of Character by Toth (terms 2-3)

History (studying around the year 1650-1800; corresponds around AO Year 9)
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

The Book of the Ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills
The Stuff They Left Behind-Ancient Greece from Simply Charlotte Mason
The Revolution Against Christendom by Warren Carroll
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin  (listening to on Audible; term 2-3)

John Adams (HBO produced this series based from the David McCullough book. Amazon sells it, you can watch it for free on Prime, our local library has the DVDs. Preview these!) (term 1)

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl (term 1-2)
Term 3 Geography-undecided
Draw Europe by Kristin J. Draeger

Men, Microscopes, and Living Thing by Katherine Shippen (term 1)
Wonders of Chemistry  by Archie Frederick Collins (terms 1-2)
Sabboth Mood Homeschool Living High School Science Guide: Chemistry (terms 1-2)
Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist 
keep a science notebook
weekly nature study 
Term 3 work to replace chemistry is undecided (probably a physics read)
Term 2 & 3 biology is still a work in progress (will update soon) 

Language Arts
Grammar with various sourcesoral and written narrations-Caleb will be adding persuasive narrations this year (2-3 written weekly)
On Writing Well by Williams Zinnser (terms 2-3)
The Elements of Style (terms 2-3) 

St. Thomas More Series: Prose & Poetry of America

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (using Audible)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (terms 2-3)


Foreign Language
Caleb is studying French this year too. We are using
French For Children Primer A by Classical Academic Press
because compared to a high school text they are teaching similar stuff. I'm adding in some French culture and writing to make this a high school credit. (I'm hoping we can get into Primer B this year too, but maybe not or we might move onto another program.)

Math-U-See Algebra (finishing from last year; term 1-2) 
Math-U-See Geometry (term 2-3 and into next year)
Life of Fred: Beginning Algebra (review; term 2-3 and into next year) 

Art for Kids: Drawing
drawing practice using Ed Emberley books (looks him up on Amazon-we really like his drawing books; if you are local to me our library has some of his books) 

Free Reading (assigned books read outside school time or during afternoon studies)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (started)
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesteron (started)
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein (started but too hard)
The Complete Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton  
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan (#1-2 completed)

You can find what we are doing in Morning Basket here. You can find Tyler's Year 7 book list here.

1 comment:

  1. Our Lady of Victory homeschool sells the Our Goal and Our Guide series. That's where I get my copies. You don't have to enroll to shop in their store.


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