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Our son is going will be going into 9th grade next fall so I am researching what High School curricula we are going to use to make sure he is ready for college. We have decided to do Video Text for math.

 

What are you doing for your high school curricula in the other subjects? Thanks!

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Are you wanting Christian Curriculum, or other?

 

We are using MFW's Ancient History, which includes Bible, History and English/Literature. My dd loves and is doing very well with it! She's had some neat writing assignments which have excited her imagination. She's a reader, so handles the readings fine.

 

She is doing:

MFW Bible

MFW History

MFW English/Literature

Teaching Textbooks Algebra

Biology 101 (Biology through the days of creation) with a lot of added readings and virtual labs

Speech (She did a huge community service project, in the project she made her own Power Point presentations and spoke in front of large Civic and Church groups)

Intro. to Logic (We haven't done much with Logic, so she's doing Intro. to Logic using "The Fallacy Detective" and "Thinking Toolbox"--it'll be 1.2 a credit once she's done with both books)

Spanish 1 (Visual Link)

Piano and Voice from the same teacher

Intro. to Computers (Typing, Power Point, Server Admin., Photo/Video Editing, etc. --our own program)

P.E. (our own program)

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My recommendations are secular (except for one and I had to modify it to make it secular).

 

Oak Meadow for history, biology, chemistry, English, and health.

Windows to the World from IEW (this one is Christian, so we skipped some portions) for literary analysis

Kinetic Books for math (right now they go from Pre-algebra to Algebra II)

didn't like Chalkdust for precalculus, but Lial's looks like it will be better

Visual Link for Spanish

Giancoli's for Physics (didn't like Hewitt at all)

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math - Saxon Algebra 1

science - Science Shepherd Biology

history - AOP

lit - LLATL

english - AG high school reinforcements and HTEG and Editor in Chief

writing- Essay Writing in 20 Minutes a Day

spanish - Fluenz

spelling/vocab - SWR, Word Roots

 

I am making some changes for 10th because I'm not 100% thrilled with some of my choices for 9th. I'm seriously considering Abeka for english and literature next year.

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My 9th grade daughter is studying the following:

 

Theology: Intro to Catholicism from Ignatius' Didache Series

Math: Jacobs Algebra

History: Modern History using SOTW as spine and taking notes combined with...

Literature: Modern Literature, including Lewis' Space Trilogy, Tolkien (again :-)), Pride and Prejudice, Animal Farm, Helen Keller's autobiography, and (coming up soon) Brave New World, Out of Africa, and either The Good Earth or something by Willa Cather

Writing: IEW SICC-B (just starting this now)

Grammar: Analytical Grammar Season 2 and 3

Science: Teaching Company's Joy of Science

Latin: Ecce Romani I

 

Literature is great, theology is very good, math is a big struggle but maybe getting a little better, I have high hopes for IEW as my essay assignments seem over the top for her right now, grammar is awesome, Ecce Romani is great except for our complete lack of ability to find a teaching manual for a reasonable price. My 8th grade son and I are enjoying Joy of Science immensely, but she finds it very dull. Both that and SOTW make great opportunities for learning notetaking skills.

 

I'm a little embarrassed to mention using SOTW as a spine for high school history, but history is something we have always done altogether, and it's working well for us. We just switched from having a big wall timeline to individual notebooks, and that has been very good for making connections.

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Brindee- I think I am just going to copy your 9th grade schedule!!! I love reading your posts and we seem to like the same curriculum!!! Just wanted to say thank you for your wisdom and sweetness...:)
Awww, thank you Maureen! I appreciate your comments! :blush: I can honestly say, dd likes her classes this year and is doing well! So, I like them too! :D
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Thanks everyone, I hope more people respond. We would prefer Christian curriculum. Also it would be helpful if you would not abbreviate so much. I know it's obvious to you what you mean but I am not familiar with all the different abbreviations, ie. MFW, SOTW, etc.

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Thanks everyone, I hope more people respond. We would prefer Christian curriculum. Also it would be helpful if you would not abbreviate so much. I know it's obvious to you what you mean but I am not familiar with all the different abbreviations, ie. MFW, SOTW, etc.
Sorry!

 

MFW=My Father's World

SOTW=Story of the World

IEW=Institute for Excellence in Writing

LLATL=Learning Language Arts Through Literature

SWR=Spell to Write & Read

AOP=Alpha Omega Publications (I think)

 

I don't know what HTEG or SICC-B are.

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(I haven't posted here for a long time, but I'm feeling brave.)

 

My son will be starting high school work next year. Here's the current plan:

 

Math: Art of Problem Solving Intro to Counting and Probability

First half of Key Curriculum Press Problem Solving Strategies

(He has already done algebra 1 and geometry. We're filling a

little time before he does algebra 2.)

(1.0 credit)

History: Florida Virtual School World History

Extra reading, DVDs, field trips as I think of them

(1.0 credit)

English: Florida Virtual School English 1

Extra reading and such as I think of it

(1.0 credit)

Science: Florida Virtual School Biology

(1.0 credit)

Spanish: Florida Virtual School Spanish 1

(1.0 credit)

Elective: Holt World Geography Today text

Novels about several countries

Projects I've culled from websites

Occasional meetings with a church member who majored

in a related field

(1.0 credit)

Elective: Duke TIP Greek Mythology course

Study for and take the National Mythology Exam

(0.5 credit)

Elective: Music - Choir and private voice lessons

(0.5 credit)

 

He is trying to finish high school in three years and is planning to do a little extra each year to make that work.

 

It's not terribly "classical," but he switched this year to doing a few of his classes through FLVS, and we're finding it a much better fit for him.

 

So, there it is.

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Math - Lial's Beginning Algebra (Algebra I)

History - Her own plan and Spielvogel's as a spine

Science - Apologia Biology

Grammar - Rod & Staff

Writing - Writing Aids & IEW - Developing the Essayist

Literature - Her own plan with some help from Omnibus

Vocab - Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Latin - Henle I plus an advanced latin class within our co-op

Art - Sadly lacking

Music - piano and hopefully soon violin

Bible - Family & Tapestry's plan

 

Elective: Speech through our co-op with IEW's speech bootcamp

Extra: They are beginning a "Home Arts" group for older girls in our area for the next year - sewing, quilting, basketweaving, gardening, etc. It's a mother/daughter thing so I am so incredibly excited!

 

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My very tentative plan for 9th grade is:

 

My Father's World for history, Bible and literature (substituting Do Hard Things for The Purpose Driven Life)

Christian Light Education English 1

Christian Light Education Home Economics

Math U See Algebra 1

Biology 101 with the same supplements as Brindee (yes, I've been following her around and copying her plans!)

Koine Greek 2

Critical Thinking Book 1

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What we did in 9th:

 

Algebra 1 - Bob Jones Univ. (BJU) w/dvds or online dvds

Physical Science - Apologia

English - BJU Writing/Grammar, Spelling Workout, read books for Lit.

Geography - BJU

PE - exercise videos, dance class

Keyboarding/Computer Apps: Mavis Beacon typing, learning what is on the computer :)

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Jacob's Geometry with Teaching Co. dvds

Spielvogel's Human Odyssey with activity book and map book

Omnibus I

Material Logic

So You Really Want to Learn Latin I

BJU online Biology

Art/Art History: Ancient World with God and the History of Art and DK Art History

Piano

Advanced Techniques in Circular Knitting

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Ds will be in 9th grade next year so I am clearly no expert, but my plan at this point is:

 

History: SL Core 7 w/Spielvogel's History Odyssey

LA: Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings, maybe Wordly Wise 10

Math: MUS finish Algebra then Geometry

Science: Biology Campbell, but I keep debating which. I had planned Concepts & Connections, but now I'm leaning toward Exploring Life

Spanish: Rosetta Stone Level 2

Music: Band and Orchestra (2 instruments) plus Music Theory

Computer Programming: not sure this is dh's territory, he has done Alice & is using Lego Mindstorms for Robotics right now.

PE & maybe health with it. For PE we just do various forms of exercise including but not limited to hauling wood, DDR, bike riding, playing games outside etc. For health, I'm looking at LifeTime Health, but OM seems to have switched texts and I'm not sure now.

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Math - Saxon

History - Notgrass

Science - Apologia

Grammar - Easy Grammar Ultimate

Literature/Writing - Notgrass

Vocab - Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Spanish - Rosetta Stone

Art - God and the History of Art

Music - piano

Bible - Word of Life Quiet Time Diary & Notgrass

 

Just wanted to add that this is my plan for my 14 year old.

 

My 17 year old was quite a bit different:

 

History - TOG

Science - Apologia

Grammar - Sandi Queen's Language Lessons

Literature/Writing - TOG

Vocab - Vocabulary from Classical Roots

American Sign Language

Art - TOG

Music - piano

Bible - Word of Life Quiet Time Diary & TOG

Dual enrollment at community college - senior year

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Just wanted to add that this is my plan for my 14 year old.

 

My 17 year old was quite a bit different:

 

History - TOG

Science - Apologia

Grammar - Sandi Queen's Language Lessons

Literature/Writing - TOG

Vocab - Vocabulary from Classical Roots

American Sign Language

Art - TOG

Music - piano

Bible - Word of Life Quiet Time Diary & TOG

Dual enrollment at community college - senior year

Yes, same here. This is what ds17 did for 9th:

 

English: Rod & Staff

Science: Biology—Apologia

Math: LOF Beginning & Advanced Algebra

Social Studies: The Story of the Constitution

History: Hey Andrew…Greek (Language)

Greek Mythology

Greek & Roman Civilizations

(He put his own program together and loved it!)

Literature: A Beka

P.E.

Keyboarding

Life Skills/Shop

Bible: Church History & Devotional Studies

Speech

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My twins are doing an 8th/9th grade this year so next year is their true 9th grade year.

 

This is what I am planning:

 

Math- Geometry- TT or Chalkdust (with LOF supplement?)

 

Grammar- Finish Analytical Grammar if needed

 

Vocab- Vocab from Classical Roots or Vocab for Highschool

 

 

Writing- Finish Jensens Format Writing if needed and possible something IEW

 

Literature- Windows to the World (with Jill Pikes syllabus) and ?

 

History- Geography- probably BJU?

 

Science- Maybe BJU Biology with DVD or Dive or online?? (or outsourced?)

 

Latin II- Latin Alive (Finish 1 if needed,then 2)

 

Spanish II- BJU with DVD

 

Music Appreciation- How to Listen to Great Music

Or Art Appreciation- Story of Art with Hewitt or Oak Meadow syllabus

 

Piano lessons and theory

 

PE- Competetive Gymnastics 21 hours a week

 

Trying to fit in:Logic, Mythology, Computer tech, PSAT prep :lol:

 

And this is the plan this week!! It could all change by next week!!

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Just wanted to add that this is my plan for my 14 year old.

 

My 17 year old was quite a bit different:

 

 

Me, too. My daughter's "9th grade" year included:

 

Biology: Holt Visualizing Life text

Lab series I put together with ideas from books and websites

(1.0 Credit)

U.S. History / Literature: A History of Us, Joy Hakim

16 novels and non-fiction books

Writing assignments I made up as we went along

Lots of DVDs

Several field trips

(2.0 Credit)

Geometry: Florida Virtual School Course

(1.0 Credit)

Latin: Oxford Latin Course

(1.0 Credit)

Elective: Archaeology - Out of the Past: An Introduction to Archeology text

Video series from www.learner.org

Membership in local anthropology society

(1.0 Credit)

Elective – Theatre Arts Survey

Reading seven plays

Five study guides provided by local organizations for shows we attended

Attending 17 performances, including plays, musicals and ballets

Attending a series of “Meet the Cast†question and answer events for several of the shows she saw

Backstage tour of a local theatre

Attending readings/workshops of five new plays, followed by discussions with the playwrights and cast

She also did her first community theatre production that year.

(1.0 Credit)

Elective: Art - Annotated Mona Lisa

Extra reading and picture study from a big coffee table book I got on close-out, A History or Art (Goring)

(0.5 Credit)

Elective: Music Appreciation – Classic Tunes and Tales upper levels

Educational series by our local opera company, including study guides they provided

Several classical music concerts

Two full operas

Participating in a student performance

(0.5 Credit)

Elective: Voice – Two semesters with one choir, adding a second choir in the last semester

(0.5 Credit)

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My current 9th grader is doing:

 

Notgrass World History, which includes Bible, history and English, though we add a lot of books and plays

Jacobs Geometry

Apologia Biology

RS German

Geology with Teaching Co. tapes

Building Thinking Skills

computer class at the college

skiing and high school swim team for PE, plus NRA rifle gun club

lots of Scout merit badges--95 so far!

and we hope, a WWII history class overseas

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VideoText Algebra

BJU Writing/Grammar/Literature with dvds

BJU Geography with dvds

BJU Spanish I with dvds

Apologia Biology with labs at co-op

Total Health by Susan Boe

PE (rock climbing classes at Y, swimming, skating)

Cake Decorating (.25 credit)

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Here is what we have used for the 4 Rs so far.

 

 

Math

Lials algebra, Key to, Life of Fred

 

History

CLEP guides, TTC history DVDs, homemade booklists, plus a few other things.

 

Science

Abeka

Apologia

MIT open courseware (kitchen chemistry)

Drafting

Aviation Sciences (ds#2 starts next year)

 

English

LLfromLotR

Hewitt Lightening Literature

Jensen Format Writing

Vocabualry from Classical Roots

Vocabulary for the High School Student

Writers Inc. (reference tool)

 

Theology

Kolbe or Seton Religion

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Life of Fred - Math

 

Henle - Latin

 

Abeka Grammar - only the grammar portion, I do not use it for writing.

 

The Art of the Elegant Essay and Art of the Argument

 

Great Books Study - Early Moderns - books and writing assignments by me

 

Apologia Biology with Labs designed by DH and I

 

Omnibus for History - I really went back and forth about this but though we use Spielvogel for dd, ds is just going to be bored out of his mind with that text and Omnibus looks more engaging. We are not of reformed theology, so I am going to have to watch it closely and do a lot of discussion about that.

 

Introductory Logic - Mars Hill

 

Practical Drafting - From Timberdoodle, I can't remember the author offhand

 

Art History - sort of self-designed and will include The Story of Art, some Norton's Anthology of Art, selected readings from one of my old Art texts, Sister Wendy Videos streamed from Netflix and four Art History lectures at the Detroit Institute of Arts - I am really looking forward to these field trips!

 

Faith

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My Father's World for Bible, History & English/Lit

Apologia science

Saxon math

Easy Grammar Plus (MFW includes grammar review, but she's weak in grammar)

 

Some extra reading as assigned.

 

Electives for 9th grade were:

 

Swimming & T-Tapp for P.E.

Piano

Ballet

Intro to Child Care

 

(Dabbled in a few other elective-type subjects, but didn't do enough to give credit for it.)

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Algebra II: Lial’s Intermediate Algebra

 

 

 

Science: Co-op using Apologia Human Anatomy Advanced Biology

 

 

 

History: Omnibus 1 Ancients with Spielvogel and SWB History of the Ancient World as spines

 

 

 

Theology: Sonlight 200 Church History; Old & New Testament readings.

 

 

 

Literature: Miscellaneous selections from Omnibus & Sonlight 200

 

 

 

Literary Analysis: Windows to the World IEW

 

 

 

Language Arts: Worldy Wise 9, Vocab from Classical Roots, Rod and Staff

 

 

 

English 10, Writing assignments are based on the above curricula

 

 

 

Electives: Spanish Abeka and Rosetta Stone, Just finished Fallacy Detective, beginning Rulebook for Arguments.

 

 

 

Community Service: Meals on Wheels volunteer

 

 

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for 9th my son is doing:

*Apologia Biology (live class)

*SMARR Ancient History English (live class), along with Vocab from Classical Roots and finishing 2nd half of Easy Grammar Plus to finish English credit

*Spanish II (live class)

*Abeka Health (live class, one semester)

*Theatre (live class, one semester-will star as Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew)

*Kinetic Algebra I

*Traditional Logic (fall) & either Material Logic, Art of Arguement, or Logic Seminar-will start as soon as I decide!

World History I-SWB's History of the Ancient World, Josephus: The Essential Works, Map Trek Ancients, and other WTM recommended resources

He will possibly get a Bible half credit, though it is not working out like I planned! He has read How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig, Don't Waste Your Life, The Book on Leadership, Jesus Freaks Martyrs, Jesus Freaks Revolutionaries plus attends adult Bible study with me where we get in to some heavy theology. But since he really hasn't done anything but read-no written work-I don't know if I'll count it as school or just personal devotional study. I'm also getting ready to order Rulebook for Arguements for him.

He is also a member of Key Club and Omicron Delta, and helped with a local political campaign.

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Did it work out ok for you? :bigear:

 

Do you mean replacing the PDL book? Oh yes, it was fine. Here's how PDL is used in MFW AHL:

 

PDL is scheduled to be read one chapter a day while also studying Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. (And if you know Proverbs and Eccl., then you can see how PDL ties in theme-wise.) The same week PDL begins, the student also chooses from one of four options for a "Proverbs Project". This is actually scheduled under English rather than Bible, as Proverbs is studied partly for its literary value. The student has just finished a study of the Psalms as well, and also goes into Song of Solomon after completing Eccl., so the theme at this time is the "wisdom books".

 

With PDL specifically, the student is instructed to go to the end of the chapter assigned for that day, copy the verse to remember on an index card, and then read the chapter. The idea is to have the student learn to apply Scripture to his life and thought processes throughout the day... to make the Word a real and living continous part of his life as he/she learns how to make life decisions.

 

Well, we can do the same thing with other books, too, or even Scripture directly. (Don't necessarily need an extra-biblical book for this, but sometimes they're helpful tools.)

 

Since we prefer other authors, we chose to instead have dd read Don't Waste Your Life by Piper, Do Hard Things by the Harris brothers, and The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. Three different writing styles there, three different AGED authors... but all with the same main topic.

 

Back to PDL... While the student continues reading through that book (according to the schedule) and studying Proverbs, she finishes Eccl. and Song, then goes on to read the Kings and complete a chart of the Kings of Israel and Judah. Then Jonah, then Hosea.... She's also reading Homer during this time and has to prepare a written response to the characters, their moral values, etc. See how all of this together helps teach biblical worldview and preparedness for the real world in 21st Century America, with insights from the Ancients, both biblical and non-biblical, to see the heart of man and how God works with man (both in his sin nature and in his obedience to God) to accomplish His purposes? (Whew, that's one long run-on sentence! :tongue_smilie: )

 

So that's how PDL is used... and it's easy to replace with something else of the same theme.

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So far the plan looks like this...

Math: Jacobs Geometry

History: Economics & Government and Units in World History

Literature: Lightning Lit British Lit

Writing: IEW

Science: Apologia Chemistry

Foreign Lang: High School Spanish II via FLVS

Logic: Traditional Logic (so far)

Art: Art of the Western World (Annenburg)

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Our son is going will be going into 9th grade next fall so I am researching what High School curricula we are going to use to make sure he is ready for college. We have decided to do Video Text for math.

 

What are you doing for your high school curricula in the other subjects? Thanks!

 

 

9th grade

 

I'm using everything that My Father's World recommends. It's working for us. I'll include links to help find it.

 

Bible/History/English we use My Father's World Ancient History and Literature

http://www.mfwbooks.com/category/M50/50

 

You might even like to look at their resources for a 4 year high school planning for college prep on that link

 

even if you don't use their stuff, those are good planning guides.

 

Math (but you have math already) Jacob's Geometry

 

Science: Apologia Biology, with a short unit added in anatomy and physiology since we don't know if we'll use apologia's biology II later.

http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/M50/80/0/0/1#biology

 

Foreign Language: Rosetta Stone with lesson plans from My Father's World. Studying Russian and beginning to add Spanish in very soon because of a planned missions trip this summer

http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/M50/100/0/0/1

 

Health: Total Health, again with MFW lesson plans. 1 semester

Logic: Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox, 1 semester

 

here's a link to the electives page of the stuff I use for those two things

http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/M50/50/25/0/1

 

 

and because my daughter is already 15, we are doing driver's ed too. eeek!

ok, it's not that bad.

 

 

-crystal

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10th grade:

 

math - Chalk Dust Alg. II

science - Anatomy & Physiology w/Landry Academy

foreign language - French w/ TPS

writing - IEW

literature - Windows to the World (IEW) and many, many books

history - AP U.S. Govt. (PAH)

miscellaneous - driver's ed.

P.E. - year-round swim team, dry land training, yoga

music - violin lessons w/private instructor

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My 9th grader is currently doing:

Jacobs' Geometry

Notgrass World with extra stuff for history and English

RS German with speaking practice with pastor, a native speaker

Apologia bio

TC and Tarbuck geology

comp 110 at the college

lifeguarding

high school swim team

Scouts, including Order of the Arrow

Youth City Council

WWII and Churchill at Hillsdale College

 

My 11th grader:

Saxon Adv math

Notgrass

RS German

Apologia physics

piano at the college

comp 110 at the college

JAVA programming at the college

firefighter I class at the college

high school gymnastics, swim team, x-c and track

lifeguarding jobs

Youth City Council

 

My other children have taken music theory, music history, choir, orchestra, ensembles, architecture, textiles, chem, bio, physics, private pilot license, WSI and Emergency Responder all at the college.

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We used Worldviews of the Western World 1(10th grade) and 2(11th grade) by David Quine. It was immensely challenging but my daughter says she is very glad that she did them.Other than that we have done

 

Total Health by Susan Boe with the Total Health Packet by Basic Skills(11th grade)

 

Teaching Textbooks for Algebra II(9th grade) and Geometry(10th grade)

 

Chalkdust for College Algebra (12th grade)

 

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury with guide(12th grade)

 

Economic based writing lessons from Institute for Excellence in Writing(12th grade)

 

Ancient Civilizations and the Bible by Diana Waring ( 9th grade)

 

Apologia Science:Biology(8th),Marine Biology(9th), Human Anatomy(10th),and Chemistry(9th)

 

Student Writing Intensive C from Institute for Excellence in Writing(11th grade)

 

Math U See for Stewardship Math(11th grade)

 

Introductory and Intermediate Logic from Logos School (12th grade)

 

Learn to Write the Novel Way by Konos (12th grade)

 

Computer Science Pure and Simple 1 and 2 (12th grade)

 

Investigating Career Paths by Basic Skills (12th grade)

 

Elementary Greek 1 and 2 (9th grade)

 

Homeschool Greek by the Bluedorns ( 10th grade)

 

PE our own design(a little WII Fit,a little walking,and a homeschool PE class

 

Chalkdust SAT Math

 

High School Essay Intensive from Institute for Excellence in Writing

 

Adanced Communication Series from Institute for Excellence in Writing

 

 

 

I'm sorry this isn't in order. I hope it makes some sense. I was remembering and writing at the same time.

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I'm new to home schooling. I'm currently picking out curriculum for a 9th grader in the fall. None of this is set in stone; I'm still in the research phase. I would like to stay as secular as possible.

 

Math U See or Teaching Textbooks Algebra I

High School Physical Science in Your Home

Switched on Schoolhouse Civics (one semester)

Institute for Excellence in Writing SWI-C

Oak Meadow English 9

Oak Meadow Health (one semester)

 

Haven't begun looking at electives. She is a competitive gymnast (hence the reason for our home schooling.) We might just leave it there to keep our first year simple. The subjects I've picked so far mimics our local public high school (minus the electives)...I thought it might be easier for her to transfer there one day if she chose to quit gymnastics.

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My son will be in 9th grade in the fall, so I haven't figured everything out yet! So far, it looks like this:

 

My Father's World Ancient History and Literature (history, lit., Bible)

Japanese I (Beginning Japanese from Tuttle Pub.)

Algebra (Teaching Textbook)

Physical Science (Apologia)

Logic (1/2 credit)

 

For 10th:

MFW World History and Literature (history, lit., Bible)

Japanese II

Geometry (Teaching Textbook)

Biology (Apologia)

Drama

 

For 11th:

MFW American History and Government (history, gov., lit, Bible)

Algebra II (Teaching Textbook)

Chemistry (Teaching Textbook)

Music History (Discovering Music)

??? elective

 

For 12th:

MFW American History and economics (history, econ., lit, Bible)

Pre-Calculus (Teaching Textbook)

Christian Worldview

Art History (1/2 credit)

?? electives

 

At this point, I don't expect my ds to do 4 years of science, but if he does, we have an excellent co-op that offers advanced biology or physics.

 

I predict his electives will be things like computer animation, graphic design, etc.

 

Wendi

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I've put all the years together for each subject so you can see how it changes over time...Math started in 8th, French in 1st but I am only listing materials from 9th on...

 

 

Math - Saxon Alg I, Jacobs Geometry 2nd ed, Dolciani Algebra II and Trig, Foerster Precalculus, Larson Calculus & Moseley videos and lots of others odds and ends.

 

English - Rod & Staff 9 & 10, Vocab from Classical Roots, Critical Thinking, Study is Hard Work, literature selected based on the WTM list using Omnibus, TOG, Progeny Press mostly for lit analysis, Advanced Comp online class from Laurel Tree Tutorials, AP English Language with PA Homeschoolers

 

French - BELIN Francais 4e, 3e, BELIN Grammaire 4e, 3e, Enseignement a Distance (EAD)correspondance courses, (Belgian) 204, 164, 212, Difficultes expliquees du francais and lots of others, including some literature listed in WTM that is originally in French, materials from the local schools, etc.

 

 

 

German - Rosetta Stone and then OSU German Online. For my daughter I will also use EAD (Belgian) correspondance courses and "geni@l" the program used in the public schools here as she needs to have the European level, so I have to make sure there are no gaps from OSU.

 

 

 

Science - Chemistry (husband with PhD in Chem taught), Physics - Apologia and Georgia Public Broadcasting videos online, AP Physics B - Giancoli with PA Homeschoolers, Biology - Campbells Concepts and Connections

 

 

History (World History and American History) - WTM materials + lots of others (too many to list) and SAT II US History materials, America Past and Present, America Last Best Hope, Spielvogel, Mystery of History, etc.

 

 

 

Geography - French curriculum (Histoire et Geographie 4e , 3e) and others, then AP Human Geo with PA Homeschoolers

 

 

Economics - Glencoe and Teaching Co Economics videos and other books

 

 

American Government - Holt and source documents using Omnibus III for analysis

 

 

 

Life Management - Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers, Quieting a Noisy Soul, Red Cross Babysitting class, Life Skills, lots of nutrition and exercise info, etc.

 

 

 

Music Appreciation - books recommended in WTM and The Gift of Music and others

 

 

 

Art Appreciation - books recommended in WTM and lots of others

 

 

Art Skills - DK Art School (combines the other smaller books - pastels, watercolors, etc)

 

 

Our shelves are full of books. The above is the skeleton.

 

 

Joan

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Our plan, in general:

 

We have one in college now and one 10th grader. The 10th grader is a bit ahead of where his brother was.

 

Math:

Singapore's New Elementary Math then community college for precalc and calculus

 

Science:

Natural History - Mother of Divine Grace's syllabus + lots of extras

Human Anatomy - either at home or at community college

Chemistry - community college

Physics - community college

 

Literature/History/Government:

Great books - as described in The Well Trained Mind (more or less) but instead of moderns, we did science fiction

The youngest is also doing a French history/geography series meant for middle school

 

Social Studies:

Geography - Lots of travel + The Geography Colouring Book + Material World + The Teaching Company's anthropology lectures

Peace Studies - Some reading and peace walking

Japan Studies - Traveled to Japan and studied a little Japanese

Native American Studies - Traveled with Native Americans + some reading

 

Foreign Language:

Latin - Ecce Romani

French - oldest used French in Action, youngest is using a variety of resources

 

Miscellaneous:

Speech - community college

Composition - community college

Computer - community college

Independent projects - varied according to what the project was, but choice of materials left up to the student

Gym - whatever the student had instruction in, so for one, snowboarding and the other, rock climbing

Drawing - community college

Logic - older one did Introductory Logic

 

HTH

-Nan

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Hi Jenny!

It is exciting to see where your daughter is now. Does she have plans for after graduation?

-Nan

 

Hi, Nan!

 

The current plan is for her to come home for a year or two. (She thinks she'll need two, but I suspect she'll be rarin' to go after one.) She has now definitely decided she wants a career in theatre. So, she's made herself a big, long list of books to read and things to watch and research to do, and she's planning her own, personalized post-graduate year.

 

Meanwhile, she'll be auditioning for everything within a reasonable driving distance.

 

The ultimate goal is New York (of course), but she is also researching other cities that have active theatre communities where it might be a little easier to get started.

 

And there is the remote possibility that, after a year or so, she might decide to go to grad school.

 

We'll see, I guess. It's always an interesting ride.

 

Thanks for asking!

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Social Studies:

Geography - Lots of travel + The Geography Colouring Book + Material World + The Teaching Company's anthropology lectures

Peace Studies - Some reading and peace walking

Japan Studies - Traveled to Japan and studied a little Japanese

Native American Studies - Traveled with Native Americans + some reading

 

Foreign Language:

Latin - Ecce Romani

French - oldest used French in Action, youngest is using a variety of resources

 

Miscellaneous:

Speech - community college

Composition - community college

Computer - community college

Independent projects - varied according to what the project was, but choice of materials left up to the student

Gym - whatever the student had instruction in, so for one, snowboarding and the other, rock climbing

Drawing - community college

Logic - older one did Introductory Logic

 

HTH

-Nan

 

And I have to say, by the way, that I always find your posts about your kids' studies so inspiring. I love that they take such individual paths.

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Wow! It is great that she has focused in on something in particular, and has a plan. I bet you are excited about having her home for a bit.

In case people say discouraging things about a theatre career, I will offer an ecouraging one. My cousin has worked in the theatre world since he majored in English. He has done various things, mostly directing. He has had to move once in awhile when he changed jobs, but other than that, he has supported himself doing what he loves just fine in New England, near his family, not in the city (his choice - he dislikes cities). He has a house and a family.

Best of luck to your daughter! I hope her dreams come true!

-Nan

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My 9th grader uses:

 

Apologia Physical Science

Key to Algebra

Tapestry of Grace Year 2 U 3,4 Yr 3, U 1,2 for History, Literature, Philosophy, Geography, Church History and Writing

CLE English and Rod & Staff

Wordly Wise Book 9 Vocabulary

Vocabulary Vine

Abeka Health

Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox - Gentle Logic introduction

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I always love seeing your lists, too. I love seeing people take advantage of the flexibility of homeschooling. : )

The really fun part is the independent projects: sleight of hand, speed reading/eidetic memory, wearable technology, and molding/models. Youngest spent a year figuring out how to mold little monsters, collected enough money for lunch in an airport in Japan making people's watches disappear, made a skiing helmet out of corn starch, and spent the month walking from upstate NY to NYC training himself to memorize license plates at a glance. All these required extensive research, believe it or not. I finally figured out that if I call them indpendent projects on his transcript, it will convey the self-directedness and amount of hard work involved, something that I puzzled over for a few years before I finally remembered that SWB had already worked out how to do it. LOL

-Nan

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Our ninth grade girl will do:

Looks great to me now while on paper but still not final AND still needs prep time and maybe a bit more thought.

 

Latin: 2 Henle (through Memoria online)

Traditional Logic 1: (again through Memoria online)

Biology Apologia: (would like to make it honors but don't know how yet)

English: Analytical Grammar season 1 & 2?

Vocab Roots E/then?

Either Writing strands 6/or an English class on Memoria online

Piano

P.E. City sports and running the track, tennis, whatever else we can do.

History: Year 4 modern times/ SOTW/ great books study?

Math: Advanced Math Saxon (finishing Alg. 2 but haven't done separate geometry)

Spanish: Year 2 Rosetta Stone

Speech: Class once every other week in town about an hour away. The speech group we attend is part of STOA. Great experience this year But a bit of a commitment with writing speech and doing 2 tournaments.

Geography: Trail Guides mapping and questions

This seems like a lot and the online classes aren't cheap. Might have to take one away. Next year's 6th grad daughter? Still not quite done.

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