Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Year 7 Book List {2016-2017}

We started our school year a few weeks ago. This is our tenth year of homeschooling. And no, I don't feel like I know what I'm doing, yet. ; )

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 Tyler's book list.

Resources I used for putting together Tyler's year include:  
my own previous book list I put together for Caleb
Ambleside Online 
A Delectable Education-Subjects by Form 
Mater Amabilis
Wildflowers & Marbles

Tyler is 12 years old and 7th grade. This list has the books he will use this year. Those not labeled will be used all year otherwise the term used is noted (our school year is divided into three terms). (I've linked most books to book stores, but I do not have  affiliates.)

(updated 11/16/16)

The Story of the Bible-Volume 1 by Chris Pelicano (Old Testament) 

Blessed Miguel Pro: 20th Century Martyr by Ann Ball (term 1)
To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati  by Brian Kennelly (term 2 & 3)
St. George and the Dragon by Michael Lotti (term 2 & 3)

America Moves Forward by Gerald Johnson (American History)
The Book of the Ancient World  by Dorothy Mills (Ancient History)
Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall (British History) (term 1 & 2)
Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill by Stephen Mansfield  (term 1 & 2)
The Stuff They Left Behind-Ancient Egypt 
Ronal Reagan Our 40th President by Winston Groom (term 3)

A Book of Discovery by M.B. Synge (term 1* didn't like)
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl (term 2 & 3)
online map drill of Europe (term 1 & 2) and ?? (term 3)


Uncle Sam & You by Notgrass (continued from last year; we don't use the full program-just read) 
read about current events in The Catholic Missourian and other sources

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (term 1)

Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean (term 2 & 3)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (term 1)
Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Grahame (term 2)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (term 3)
Prose & Poetry for Enjoyment (term 2 & 3; reading SLOWLY and will continue next year)

Free Reading (assigned reading 2 hours weekly outside school hours)
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan-COMPLETED
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George-COMPLETED
Only a Dog: A Story of the Great War by Bertha Whitridge Smith-COMPLETED
White Fang by Jack London-COMPLETED
Redwall Series by Brian Jacques (a few in this series completed)
Ember Falls by S. D. Smith-COMPLETED
Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome (started)
The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
(Tyler is going through these pretty fast so I will have to add to this list.) 

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things  by Katherine Shippen (term 1* didn't finish-may complete at a later time)

Everyday Weather and How It Works by Herman Schneider (term 1
Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein by McPherson (term 1)
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick (term 2)
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine by Jeanne Bendick (term 3)
School of the Woods by William Long (term 2 & 3)
keep a science notebook 
weekly nature study

Math-U-See Zeta  
Life of Fred: Fractions (term 1-2)
Life of Fred: Decimals & Percents (term 2-3)

Language Arts
Life of Fred: Australia (I bought this last year for Caleb and wasn't too impressed, but since I had it Tyler will read through it this year. I don't plan to purchase any more from this set.)(term 1)
Grammar Island and Practice Island by Michael Clay Thompson (term 2)

Oral and Written Narrations (1-2 written per week)  

The Fallacy Detective by Bluedorn

Caleb's year 10 book list is here. You can find what we are doing in Morning Basket here


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