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Since our decision to homeschool our tenth grader this year is sudden, I'm not really sure what is out there for her. I'm curious to see what others are using. Could a few of you please share? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

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It would probably be more helpful if you listed which subjects you are looking for.

 

My 10th grader is taking:

 

Prentice Hall's Chemistry and using their virtual labs as well as using the Microchem set from Homescience Tools (Lesson plans/answer key/quizzes are available from Kolbe)

 

Foerster's alg 2 with cd lectures from Math Without Borders

 

French in Action (I would not recommend this for someone that won't be using it for multiple yrs b/c it is expensive. My senior is using Tell Me More with Breaking the Barrier's textbook for Spanish)

 

Kolbe Literature (does have some Catholic components)

 

Vocabulary Cartoons (for SAT prep)

 

art history with Teaching Co dvds

 

history is my creation

 

Lively Art of Writing is a good book for high school essays. You might want to also look at Grammar for Writing and Writing a Research Paper which are available through Sadlier-Oxford for writing if you need a writing curriculum. http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/grammar/

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Here's what my 10th grader will be using:

 

Tapestry of Grace year 2 (History, English/Lit, Church History, Philosophy)

Jacobs Geometry

Apologia Chemistry

Learnables German 2

Team Policy debate (NCFCA)

 

good luck in your decisions!

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Grade 10

World Literature: A Beka We have used this with great success with my older kiddoes. We are already very familiar with most of the works, so we use this text to learn analysis. We also use this as Art History as there are many works to study included in the text.

 

Lively Art of Writing and writing ala IEW/ WTM

The Elegant Essay

 

Chalkdust Elementary and Intermediate Algebra w/ CD's Larson Text Apologia Chemistry

 

Traditional Logic 2 (Memoria Press Online)(Semester 1)

 

Intro to Philosophy (Smarr) spread out over 1 year with extra readings ala WTM

 

A Beka Geography (2nd Sem) w/ extra readings WTM

 

Swim Team US Swim and ESSL swim leagues.

 

Guitar

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World Literature: A Beka We have used this with great success with my older kiddoes. We are already very familiar with most of the works, so we use this text to learn analysis. We also use this as Art History as there are many works to study included in the text.

 

Lively Art of Writing and writing ala IEW/ WTM

The Elegant Essay

 

Chalkdust Elementary and Intermediate Algebra w/ CD's Larson Text Apologia Chemistry

 

Traditional Logic 2 (Memoria Press Online)(Semester 1)

 

Intro to Philosophy (Smarr) spread out over 1 year with extra readings ala WTM

 

A Beka Geography (2nd Sem) w/ extra readings WTM

 

Swim Team US Swim and ESSL swim leagues.

 

Guitar

 

OOPS! Forgot to add Apologia Chemistry

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My 10th grader is using:

 

Sonlight Core Alt 7

Phonetic Zoo Spelling Level B

IEW Student Writing Intensive Level B

English from the Roots Up Volume 1

Prentice Hall Biology

Teaching Textbooks Geometry

Artistic Pursuits Junior High Books 1 & 2

Little League Baseball & Special Olympics Basketball

 

(He has high functioning autism and dyslexia, so his language arts abilities are below grade level....but he's progressing beautifully!!!)

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Tapestry of Grace, year 2

Foerster Algebra I (finishing up) and Jacob's Geometry

Chemistry with Chang

Traditional Logic

Greek (Elementary Greek III and then Mounce's text)

Classical Writing

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Here's what my 10th grader is doing:

 

History-Middles ages portion of Spielvogel's Human Odyssey text along with several historical fiction books on that time period.

 

Literature- Great Books of the Middle Ages using many different study guides. We'll cover Beowulf, The Once and Future King, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Utopia, Macbeth and A Midsummer's Night dream.

The Elegant Essay from IEW for writing along with Write with the Best.

Vocab-Vocabulary for the High School Student

 

Math-Precalculus with Veritas Press Scholars online Academy

 

Forensic Science-Criminalistics an introduction to forensic science by Seferstein

 

Spanish-BJU Spanish 1

 

Computer Assisted Drafting and Design Architecture-Pottter's School Online

 

Logic-Traditional Logic 1 & 2

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TOG yr 2 for history

Saxon Alg 2 for math

Apologia chemistry for science

R&S English 9&10 book 2 for English, along with the writing assignments from SL Core 530 (see next item)

SL Core 530 British Lit for elective

Wheelock's Latin for elective

Music: An Appreciation for elective (the one recommended in TOG, but we'll be doing the whole book in a year)

 

the courses you use for 10th grade are going to be largely dependent on what she had in 8th and 9th, and then what her interests are for electives. Good luck!

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Vocab-Vocabulary for the High School Student

 

 

 

Michelle,

Could you tell me about the Vocabulary for High School Student, I am interested in it, but don't know what is inside the cover. What activities does it have, etc.

 

Thanks!

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So far, this is what I have lined up for our 10th grader:

 

A Beka World Lit.

BJU Writing & Grammar 10

Chalkdust Traditional Geometry

BJU World History (w/ Human Odyssey for ref.)

Spanish 1 (Mango or Rosetta Stone w/ Madrigals and Practice Makes Perfect)

Traditional Logic 1

Apologia Biology

PE

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Here's my plan for my 10th grader

 

Jacobs Geometry

Traditional Logic

Prentice Hall biology with Teaching Company lectures and outside lab (through his charter school)

Breaking the Barrier Spanish

mommy created World History/Literature/philosopy survey course including:

 

 

Story of Philosophy

 

Teaching company course "Western Literary Canon in Context"

 

Poetry and Truth (from Michael Clay Thompson's LA materials at Royal Firework Press)

 

Sections of the Old Testament

 

Hamlet

 

Longitude

 

Candide or Faust

 

Kim

 

Lost City of Z

 

something from the late 20th century but haven't decided yet

 

Grammar review and vocabulary from Michael Clay Thompson

 

I'll use Lively Art of Writing, Michael Clay Thompson's Academic Writing and probably some other materials as references for myself as I assign and edit his writing. I'll also have one of Spielvolgle's texts which he will use as reference rather than as assigned reading.

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I'm tossing most of what I used with my 10th grader last year. When my middle dd is in 10th grade, I plan to use:

 

Oak Meadow World History or World Geography (instead of Prentice Hall)

Oak Meadow Chemistry (instead of Spectrum Chemistry)

Kinetic Books Algebra II (that's a keeper)

Oak Meadow English 10th grade (instead of Glecoe Literature)

Dave Ramsey's Foundations of Personal Finance (another keeper)

don't know what else

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Our 10th grader will be doing:

 

TT Pre Calc and PSAT review (from wherever)

BJU Human Geography (already did US and World History to combine him with my oldest, now switching back to combine class with my youngest)

Apologia Chemistry

Probably picking a Smarr literature course

Wordly Wise Book 10

Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 2

The Story of Art

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This is what I have lined up for my 10th grader next year:

 

TOG Yr 1 Ancients (for History, Lit, Bible Survey/Church History, Philosophy, Government and Fine Arts)

Apologia Chemistry

Grammar Review

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Traditional Logic

Saxon Algebra II

Princeton Review Cracking the SAT

Wheelock's Latin

Track team

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Math --Saxon Algebra 1 with DIVE CDs

 

Science -- Apologia Biology

 

Social Stuides -- Ancient History using Streams of Civilization (using the Hewitt Homeschooling Ancient History syllabus) and supplementing with TruthQuest History guides

 

English II -- Analytical Grammar year 2; Wordly Wise 3000 books 9 & 10; Apples Daily Spelling Drills for Secondary Students; selected units from Excellence in Literature volume 1; Progeny Press guide for The Giver; and selected units from Movies as Literature. We will also be reading: Of Mice and Men and As You Like It since we will go see these plays.

 

Electives: Dave Ramesy's Foundations in Personal Finance; at our local co-op she will be taking: Art History and Home Ec.

 

Plus: Piano Lessons and Tennis Lessons

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