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AO Year 6 - Schedule - AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Year 6:
36-Week Schedule



As a help for scheduling Year Six of AmblesideOnline's curriculum, we are pleased to offer printable charts, the weekly assignments in list form below, or families may choose to use a modification of either for their own personal use. However, please see Our Fair Use Policy before sharing any part of the curriculum.

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(Printable chart schedules include details for all three terms)

Daily Work:

Copywork
Math
Foreign language
Suggested Additional Books
for Free Reading

(Books w/ asterisks pertain to term's historical studies)
Weekly Work:

Outdoor Nature Study
Picture Study
Composer Study
Hymn and Folksong
Handicrafts
Shakespeare, a play per term
Plutarch's Lives, a life per term
Book of Centuries
Recitation
Rob Roy
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Little Men
Jack and Jill
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Swiss Family Robinson
Call of the Wild
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Penrod
Little Brother of the Bear
Where the Red Fern Grows
Roll of Thunder
Blue Willow, by Doris Gates
MIracles on Maple Hill
Letters from Rifka
Jungle Pilot: The Life and Witness of Nate Saint
The Von Trapp Family Singers
God's Smuggler
Snow Treasure
Number the Stars
The Ark [OOP]
Winged Watchman
*The Endless Steppe
***The Bronze Bow

The following weekly readings should be broken up into daily readings in whatever way works best for your family.

Correspond history readings with a timeline or century book and map. This PR article on Book of Centuries, as well as other PR articles about history, may be helpful.

Year 6 reflects a transition year between the education of childhood and the challenging education of the upper years. As such, more mature subject matter is included in some areas. We have endeavored to make note of this where applicable, but we encourage parents to pre-screen such material to determine its appropriateness for their child and family.

Week 1
Bible (OT): Genesis 1-4; Psalm 1, 2; Proverbs 1:1-19
Bible (NT): John 12:1-8; Luke 19:28-44 ("Palm Sunday and the Children")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 23, 24 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The Nineteenth Amendment Grants Women the Right to Vote (1920); Archaeologists Uncover "King Tut's" Tomb (1922); Charles A Lindbergh Solos over the Atlantic (1927)
Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 66 The US Comes of Age (ch 65-71 were added to later revised editions and are still under copyright, so they are not in the online texts or reprints of online texts. They are in the 1984 version updated by John Merriman and published by Liveright; this edition is being further updated by Robert Sullivan and being rereleased in hardback by Liveright in Dec 2013. The Kindle version linked for sale says it's the version 'updated by John Merriman.' Most libraries will have the 1984 copy of this book) OR A Child's History of the World, ch 85 A Short Twenty Years
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 23-40
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 1 OR Story of David Livingstone: a ch every 3 weeks, ch 1 Early Life (and map work)
School of the Woods ch 1 On The Way to School
It Couldn't Just Happen 1. The Universe and Its Origins: Counting the stars pg 8
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 1 The Puzzle
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 1, 2 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 29 Return of Ulysses
The Hobbit read forward and ch 1
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): Animal features (feet, teeth, covering) and their purposes; how we use animals (meat, milk, fur, silk, horns, hooves, labor, pets)

Week 2
Bible (OT): Genesis 5-10; Psalm 3, 4; Proverbs 1:20-33
Bible (NT): Matt. 21:23-43; 22:15-41 ("Warnings in the Temple")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 25 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: Penicillin Is Discovered (1928); The New York Stock Market Crashes (1929); Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany (1933)
Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 67 The Axis Partners and ch 68 Isolationism OR A Child's History of the World, ch 86 Modern Barbarians and ch 87 Fighting the Dictators
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 41-56
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 2
School of the Woods ch 2 What the Fawns Must Know
It Couldn't Just Happen 1. The Universe and Its Origins: An orderly universe pg 12
The Elements: silver pg 114, gold pg 180-183
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 3 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 29 the Laestrygonians
The Hobbit ch 2

Week 3
Bible (OT): Genesis 11-16; Psalm 5, 6; Proverbs 2:1-9
Bible (NT): Luke 22:1-21 ("Four Scenes Before the End")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 26, 27 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Launches the New Deal (1933); World War II Begins (1939); Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor (1941) (mentions soldiers spending 'their first night' with a woman)
Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 69 The Atlantic Charter OR A Child's History of the World ch 88 A New Spirit in the World
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 57-71
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 3
School of the Woods ch 3 A Cry in the Night
It Couldn't Just Happen 2. Dead Planets, Living World: What is the Solar System? pg 17
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 2 The First Chemists?
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 4 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 29 Scylla and the Charbdis, Calypso
The Hobbit ch 3

Week 4
Bible (OT): Genesis 17-20; Psalm 7, 8; Proverbs 2:10-22
Bible (NT): Matt. 26:30-46, see also John 14-17 ("Gethsemane")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 28, first half of 29 (up to pg 323) OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The Allies Invade Nazi-held Europe (1944), 3 pages; British Troops Liberate the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (1945); America Drops Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 70 Global War OR A Child's History of the World ch 89 A New Big Power in the World
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 72-89
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 4 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 2 First years in Africa (and map work)
School of the Woods ch 4 Ismaques the Fishhawk
It Couldn't Just Happen 2. Dead Planets, Living World: The outer planets pg 20
The Elements: copper pg 76-79
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 5 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 30 the Phaeacians spend 2 weeks as needed
The Hobbit ch 4

Week 5
Bible (OT): Genesis 21-24; Psalm 9; Proverbs 3:1-20
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer second half of ch 29 (starting at pg 323), ch 30 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The Dead Sea Scrolls Are Discovered (1947); George C Marshall Announces a Postwar Recovery Plan (1947); The Nation of Israel Is Carved Out of Palestine (1948)
Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 71 The UN OR A Child's History of the World ch 90 Trying to Keep Peace and ch 91 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 90-105
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 5
School of the Woods ch 5 A School for Little Fishermen
It Couldn't Just Happen 2. Dead Planets, Living World: Dead planets pg 21-22
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 3 Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 6 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 30 The Phaeacians spend 2 weeks as needed
The Hobbit ch 5

Week 6
Bible (OT): Genesis 25-28; Psalm 10, 11; Proverbs 3:21-35
Bible (NT): Matt. 26:57-27:7 ("Judas and St. Peter")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 31, 32 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: Russia Blockades Berlin (1948); China Becomes a Communist Nation (1949), 4 pages; Billy Graham Becomes America's Most Prominent Christian Leader (1950)
Trial and Triumph ch 45. C. S. Lewis Chronicler of Narnia (1898-1963) pg. 277
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 106-125
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 6
School of the Woods ch 6 The Partridges' Roll Call
It Couldn't Just Happen 3. The "Odd Planet:" What if? pg 26-27
         Rivers in the sea pg 27-29
         What could go wrong? pg 29
         The greenhouse effect? pg 29-30
The Elements: carbon pg 24-25
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 7 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 30 The Fate of the Suitors
The Hobbit ch 6

Week 7
Bible (OT): Genesis 29-31; Psalm 12, 13, 14; Proverbs 4:1-13
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 33, first half of 34 (up to pg 379) OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The United States Goes to War with Korea (1950); The US Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Segregation (1954); Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery Alabama Bus (1955)
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 126-141
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 7 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 3 Beyond the Kalahari (and map work)
It Couldn't Just Happen 3. The "Odd Planet:" The terrible termites pg 30-31
         Holes in the air pg 31
         A major mystery pg 31-32
         The fundamental law of nature pg 32-33
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 4 The Alchemists
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 8 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 31 Adventures of Aeneas
The Hobbit ch 7

Week 8
Bible (OT): Genesis 32-35; Psalm 15, 16; Proverbs 4:14-27
Bible (NT): Matt. 27:1-2, 11-31 ("The Roman Trial")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch second half of ch 34 (starting at pg 379), and ch 35 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The US Government Approves a Vaccine for Polio (1955); The Cuban Missile Crisis Unfolds (1962); John Fitzgerald Kennedy Is Assassinated (1963)
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 142-157
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 8
School of the Woods ch 7 When You Meet a Bear
It Couldn't Just Happen 4. World in the Making: pg 35-36
         Shaking the foundations pg 36
         Disappearance of the dinosaurs pg 36-38
         Was Earth struck by a giant asteroid? pg 38-39
The Elements: sulphur pg 46-47
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 9 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 31 Dido, Palinurus
The Hobbit ch 8

Week 9
Bible (OT): Genesis 36-39; Psalm 17; Proverbs 5:1-14
Bible (NT): Luke 23:26-47; Matt. 27:39-44 ("The Crucifixion")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 36, 37 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: The US Congress Passes the Civil Rights Act (1964); The US Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964); Israel Fights a Six-Day War Against Egypt and Its Arab Allies (1967)
Trial and Triumph ch 46. Richard Wurmbrand Tortured for Christ (1908- ) pg. 283
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 158-173
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 8
School of the Woods ch 8 Quoskh the Keen Eyed
It Couldn't Just Happen 4. World in the Making: The "death star" theory pg 39-40
         Continents that move pg 40-42
         Cataclysms on Earth? pg 42
         What about the Genesis Flood? pg 42-43
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 5 "This Spirit, Hitherto Unknown"
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 10, 11 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 32 The Infernal Regions spend 2 weeks as needed
The Hobbit ch 9

Week 10
Bible (OT): Genesis 40-42; Psalm 18; Proverbs 5:15-23
Bible (NT): John 19:38-20:23 ("An Old Man's Easter Memories")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 38 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: Martin Luther King Jr Is Assassinated (1968); Americans Walk on the Moon (1969); Richard Nixon Resigns as President of the United States (1974)
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 174-193
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 9 (and map work)
School of the Woods ch 9 Unk Wunk the Porcupine
It Couldn't Just Happen 5. Mysteries of the Earth: pg 44-45
         Mountains where they shouldn't be pg 45
         How old is the Earth? pg 46
         How scientists use fossils to determine age pg 46-47
         What is radiometric dating? pg 47-49
The Elements: arsenic pg 86-87
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 12 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 32 The Infernal Regions spend 2 weeks as needed
The Hobbit ch 10

Week 11
Bible (OT): Genesis 43-46; Psalm 19; Proverbs 6:1-19
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 39, 40 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: Personal Computers Are Invented (1975); Saigon Falls (1975); Solidarity Strikes the Gdansk Shipyards (1980)
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 194-205
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 10
School of the Woods ch 10 A Lazy Fellow's Fun
It Couldn't Just Happen 5. Mysteries of the Earth: What's wrong with radiometric dating? pg 49-50
         From the beginning? pg 50-51
         What was Earth like when it was created? pg 51-52
         Will the mysteries ever be solved? pg 52-53
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 6 The Atomists Return
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 13 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 32 Elysium, The Sibyl
The Hobbit ch 11

Week 12
Bible (OT): Genesis 47-50; Psalm 20; Proverbs 6:20-35
Bible (NT): Matt. 28; Mark 16:1 ("Lessons of Easter Day")
The Story of the World vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer ch 41, 42 OR What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: China Suppresses the Prodemocracy Movement (1989); The Berlin Wall Comes Down (1989); A UN Coalition Goes to War with Iraq (1991) (there is a reference here to "openly gay men")
Never Give In (Winston Churchill biography) pg 206-225
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 11
It Couldn't Just Happen 6. How Science Works: pg 56
         How scientists test their ideas pg 57-58
         It's not really that easy pg 58-59
         Developing better theories pg 59-60
         Good science and bad science pg 60-61
The Elements: iron pg 68-71
Einstein and The Theory of Relativity by R Cwiklik ch 14 (or other Einstein bio)
Poetry of Robert Frost
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 33 Camilla, Opening the Gates, Camilla
The Hobbit ch 12

Optional Exam Week

Week 13
Bible (OT): Job 1-7; Psalm 21; Proverbs 7:1-5
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 1-9
Augustus Caesar's World: Janus, XI-XIII/Under a Lucky Star pg 5-9, The Ides of March, pg 10-13 (This book contains sections on the birth of world religions presented from a secular humanist point of view. Parents may wish to cover these sections closely with their children.)
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 1 God's Book of Creation (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 1, ch.1-5)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 12 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 4 From Coast to Coast (and map work)
School of the Woods ch 11 Umquenawis the Mighty
It Couldn't Just Happen 6. How Science Works: The "ruling theory trap" pg 62-63
         Is scientific proof possible? pg 63-64
         7. Life in a Test Tube? pg 65
         Either/or pg 65-66
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 7 The Strange Tale of Phlogiston, the Element that Wasn't
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 1, 2
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 33 Evander, Infant Rome
The Hobbit ch 13
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): Things mined from the earth: minerals and metals such as coal, iron, gold, silver, lead, tin, copper, mercury, salt. Quarried stones: granite, sandstone; limestone (chalk), marble, slate and their uses. Where brick and glass come from; mortar.

Week 14
Bible (OT): Job 8-14; Psalm 22; Proverbs 7:6-27
Bible (NT): Acts 1:1-5; 1 Cor. 15:3-9 ("The Great Forty Days")
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 10-19
Augustus Caesar's World: Cleopatra and her Son, p 14-18, Caesar's Adopted Son pg. 19-21, Cicero, pg 22-26
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 1 God's Book of Creation (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 1, ch. 6-9)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 13
School of the Woods ch 12 At the Sound of the Trumpet
It Couldn't Just Happen 7. Life in a Test Tube? What do Evolutionists think happened? pg 66-67
         Stanley Miller's experiment pg 67
         What is a cell? pg 68-69
         How do we know it Couldn't Just Happen? pg 69-72
The Elements: tin pg 120-121
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 3
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 33 Nisus and Euryalus
The Hobbit ch 14

Week 15
Bible (OT): Job 15-21; Psalm 23, 24; Proverbs 8:1-11
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 20-29
Augustus Caesar's World: Conspirators Without a Plan p 26-28, Mark Antony pg 29-34, Why is July pg 35-40
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 2 Book of Adam (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 1, ch. 10-14)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 14
It Couldn't Just Happen 8. The Mystery of the Moths: The moths that changed! pg 73-74
         Other changes and evolution pg 74-75
         The Theory of Evolution and evolution pg 75-76
         What are genes and chromosomes? pg 76-77
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 8 ch Mr. Priestly Clears Things Up
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 4
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 33 Mezentius, Pallas, Camilla, Turnus
The Hobbit ch 15

Week 16
Bible (OT): Job 22-29; Psalm 25; Proverbs 8:12-21
Bible (NT): Luke 24:44-53; Mark 16:19-20; Acts 1:8-12 ("The Ascension")
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 30-39
Augustus Caesar's World: Gauls, Geese and Black Vultures p 41-44, Octavian Plays the game pg 45-49, Bloody Finger Prints pg 50-54
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 2 Book of Adam (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 2, ch. 1-4)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 15 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 5 The Zambesi Expedition (and map work)
School of the Woods ch 13 The Gladsome Life
It Couldn't Just Happen 8. The Mystery of the Moths: What about those moths? pg 77-78
         What experiments show pg 78-79
         Were there "hopeful monsters"? pg 79-80
         What does the Bible say? pg 80-81
The Elements: lead pg 188-191
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 5
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 34 Pythagoras
The Hobbit ch 16

Week 17
Bible (OT): Job 30-35; Psalm 26, 27; Proverbs 8:22-35
Bible (NT): John 14:14-26; Acts 2:1-16 ("The Coming of the Holy Ghost")
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 40-49
Augustus Caesar's World: Candles and Holly Berries pg 55-58, The Festival of Lights pg 63-65, first half of Herod Future King of the Jews pg 66-70
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 3 Book of Noah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 2, ch. 5-7)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 16
School of the Woods ch 14 How the Animals Die
It Couldn't Just Happen 9. The Record in the Rocks: What is a fossil? pg 82
         What do fossils have to do pg 83
         What did Charles Darwin think abut fossils? pg 84-85
         What are strata? pg 85-89
         Other problems, too pg 89-90
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 9 Mr. Cavendish and Inflammable Air
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 6
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 34 Sybaris and Crotona, Myth of Osiris and Isis
The Hobbit ch 17

Week 18
Bible (OT): Job 36-41; Psalm 28, 29; Proverbs 9:1-18
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 50-58
Augustus Caesar's World: Philippi and the Ghost pg 71-76, Antony and Octavian Divide the World pg 77-79
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 3 Book of Noah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 3, ch. 1-3)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 17
It Couldn't Just Happen 9. The Record in the Rocks: Taking wings pg 90-91
         Evidence for creation pg 91
         10. The Same, yet Different: pg 94-96
         Is similarity proof? pg 96-97
The Sea Around Us: ch. 1
The Elements: hydrogen pg 14-15, helium pg 16-17
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 7
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 34 Oracles: Oracle of Aesculapis
The Hobbit ch 18

Week 19
Bible (OT): Job 42, Exodus 1-4; Psalm 30, 31; Proverbs 10:1-11
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 59-66
Augustus Caesar's World: Horace and the Country Mouse pg 80-84, Antony and Cleopatra pg 84-90, Herod the Fugitive pg 91-92
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 4 Book of the Sons of Noah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 3, ch. 4-6 and Book 4, ch. 1)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 18 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 6 The Upper Shire and Lake Nyassa (and map work)
The Sea Around Us: ch. 2
It Couldn't Just Happen 10. The Same, yet Different: Why is homology good evidence? pg 97-98
         What are problems with homology? pg 98-99
         What about other similarities? pg 99-100
         What does the evidence show? pg 100
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 10 Chemistry's French Revolution
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 8
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 34 Oracle of Apis
The Hobbit ch 19

Week 20
Bible (OT): Exodus 5-9:12; Psalm 32, 33; Proverbs 10:12-21
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 68-77
Augustus Caesar's World: Virgil and Isaiah pg 93-96, Octavia Weds Antony pg 97-100, Herod King of the Jews pg 100-101, To Athens and Return pg 102-106
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 4 Book of the Sons of Noah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 4, ch. 2-4)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 19
It Couldn't Just Happen 11. The Wonders of Design: pg 102-103
         The woodpecker pg 103-104
         The amazing penguin pg 104-105
         The temperature bird pg 105-106
         The first zipper pg 106
The Sea Around Us: ch. 3
The Elements: oxygen pg 28-29
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 9
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 35 Origin of Mythology
Animal Farm ch 1, 2

Week 21
Bible (OT): Exodus 9:13-12; Psalm 34; Proverbs 10:22-32
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 78-86
Augustus Caesar's World: The Future Empress pg 107, The Siege of Jerusalem pg 108-111, A Turning Point pg 112-116, The Love Story Ends pg 117-121
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 5 Book of Shem (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 4, ch. 5-9)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 20
It Couldn't Just Happen 11. The Wonders of Design: Directional signals? pg 106-107
         The first sonar? pg 107
         The first kite? pg 107-108
         An unusual cooling system pg 108-109
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 11 A Revolution in Names
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 10
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 35 Statues of the gods: The Diana a La Biche
Animal Farm ch 3, 4

Week 22
Bible (OT): Exodus 13-16:20; Psalm 35; Proverbs 11:1-11
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 87-96
Augustus Caesar's World: Herod and Mariamne pg 122-125, Triumph and Peace pg 125-128, Augustus Caesar pg 133-136
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 5 Book of Shem (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 4, ch. 10-12)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 21 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 7 Foiled by the Slavers (and map work)
It Couldn't Just Happen 12. More Wonders of Design: pg 110-111
         More examples of design pg 111
         A termite's home is its castle pg 111-113
         Life inside the castle pg 113
The Sea Around Us: ch. 4
The Elements: mercury pg 184-185
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 11
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 35 The Poets of Mythology: Ovid
Animal Farm ch 5, 6

Week 23
Bible (OT): Exodus 16:21-20; Psalm 36; Proverbs 11:12-22
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 97-106
Augustus Caesar's World: The Druids pg 137-140, Tales of the Wild Northwest pg 141-145, A Wedding pg 145-146, The Pantheon pg 147-151
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 6 Book of Terah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 4, ch. 13-14)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 22
It Couldn't Just Happen 12. More Wonders of Design: Dancers with wings pg 113-114
         On the march pg 114-115
         Will insects take over the world? pg 115-116
         13. When It Takes Two: pg 117-118
The Sea Around Us: ch. 5
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 12 'Nature Never Creates Other Than Balance in Hand'
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 12
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 36 Modern Monsters, the Phoenix, the Cockatrice
Animal Farm ch 7, 8

Week 24
Bible (OT): Exodus 21-24; Psalm 37; Proverbs 11:23-31
Story of the Greeks by HA Guerber ch 107-115
Augustus Caesar's World: A Bible for the Romans pg 152-154, The Story of Aeneas pg 155-158, Who Were the Roman Gods: Mars pg 160-161 (This book contains sections on the birth of world religions presented from a secular humanist point of view. Parents may wish to cover these sections closely with their children.)
Genesis: Finding Our Roots Unit 6 Book of Terah (spread over two weeks) (or Ben Hur Book 4, ch. 15-17)
Missionary Travels - none scheduled this week; catch up if needed
It Couldn't Just Happen 13. When It Takes Two: Mutualism in the oceans pg 118-119
         Insects and plants pg 119
         Insects and orchids pg 120-121
         More mimics pg 121-122
         Wonders everywhere pg 122-123
The Elements: nitrogen pg 26-27
Archimedes and the Door of Science ch 13
Poetry of Carl Sandburg
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 36 The Unicorn, the Salamander
Animal Farm ch 9, 10

Optional Exam Week

Week 25
Bible (OT): Exodus 25-28; Psalm 38, 39; Proverbs 12:1-12
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 1-8
Augustus Caesar's World: Jupiter pg 162-165, Golden Eagles Come Home pg 166-169, Out of Persia pg 170-174
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 5, ch. 1-3)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 23 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 8 In the Heart of Africa (and map work)
It Couldn't Just Happen 14. The Family Tree? pg 126-127
         Piltdown man pg 127-128
         What's new? pg 129
The Sea Around Us: ch. 6
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 13 Mr. Dalton and His Atoms
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (If you absolutely can't find Galileo and the Magic Numbers, Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick has the same chapter lineup. The other book is much preferred, however) ch 1
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 37 Zoroaster, Hindu Mythology
The Iliad (Books 1 and 2) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 1 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Golden Apple
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): People around the world live in different dwellings, eat, work, learn and play. Terms: agriculture (farming), stock-raising, mining, lumbering, fishing. Town people: manufacturing, trade/commerce, transportation and other occupations.

Week 26
Bible (OT): Exodus 29-32:16; Psalm 40; Proverbs 12:13-28
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 9-17
Augustus Caesar's World: We Still Call it Sunday pg 174-176, Herod and the Temple pg 177-182, Hillel the Great Pharisee pg 182-185, The Law of Moses pg 186-191
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 5, ch. 4-8)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 24
It Couldn't Just Happen 14. The Family Tree? Why so many mistakes? pg 130-131
         Where did humans really come from? pg 131-133
         Either, or pg 133
The Sea Around Us: ch. 7
The Elements: Titanium p 58-61
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 2
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 37 Vishnu-Castes
The Iliad (Books 3 and 4) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 2, 3 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Ship-Gathering and Quarrel with the High King

Week 27
Bible (OT): Exodus 32:17-35; Psalm 41, 42; Proverbs 13:1-12
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 18-26
Augustus Caesar's World: Augustus the God pg 192-194, A Roman Pharaoh pg 199-204
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 5, ch. 9-13)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 25
It Couldn't Just Happen 15. Amazing and Wonderful: pg 134
         Life in this world pg 134
         You and your body pg 134
         Inside your body pg 134-135
         The world's best pump pg 135
The Sea Around Us: ch. 8
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 14 The Shocking Mr. Davy
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 3
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 37 Buddha-Prester John
The Iliad (Books 5 and 6) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 4 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Single Combat

Week 28
Bible (OT): Exodus 36-39; Psalm 43, 44; Proverbs 13:13-25
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 27-35
Augustus Caesar's World: Remember Akhenaton pg 205-209, Philo and the Lighthouse pg 210-214
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 5, ch. 14-16)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 26 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 9 A Death Blow to Slavery (and map work)
It Couldn't Just Happen 15. Amazing and Wonderful: The oxygen exchange pg 135-138
         Rushing rivers within pg 138-139
         How many cells in your body? pg 139-140
         Eyes to see pg 140
         Ever new pg 140-141
The Elements: phosphorus pg 44-45
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 4
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 38 Northern Mythology, The Joys of Valhalla
The Iliad (Books 7 and 8) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 5 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Women of Troy and The High King's Embassy

Week 29
Bible (OT): Exodus 40; Leviticus 1-4; Psalm 45; Proverbs 14:1-11
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 36-43
Augustus Caesar's World: Questions and Answers pg 215-223, Stepsons and Stars pg 224-227
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 6, ch. 1-3)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 27
It Couldn't Just Happen 16. In God's Image: pg 142-143
         How does the brain work? pg 143
         Your nervous system pg 143-144
         Grey matter? pg 144-145
The Sea Around Us: ch. 9
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 15 Guy-Lussac and Avogadro to the Rescue
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 5
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 38 the Valkyrior-How Thor Paid his Wages
The Iliad (Books 9 and 10) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 6 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Horses of King Rhesus and Red Rain

Week 30
Bible (OT): Leviticus 5-8; Psalm 46, 47; Proverbs 14:12-24
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 44-51
Augustus Caesar's World: Strabo and the World pg 228-232, Of Calendars and the Mayans pg 233-238, Children of the Sun pg 239-242
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 6, ch. 4-6)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 28
It Couldn't Just Happen 16. In God's Image: The true you pg 145-147
         What evolutionists can never explain pg 147
         God's gift? pg 147-148
         You, for always pg 148-149
The Sea Around Us: ch. 10
The Elements: potassium pg 52-53, sodium pg 34-35
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 6
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 38 The Recovery of the Hammer
The Iliad (Books 11 and 12) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 7, 8 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Battle for the Ships

Week 31
Bible (OT): Leviticus 9-13:8; Psalm 48, 49; Proverbs 14:25-35
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 52-60
Augustus Caesar's World: Herod is Dead pg 243-245, The Old Silk Road pg 246-249, Land of the Dragon pg 250-257
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 7, ch. 1-4)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 29 OR Story of David Livingstone: ch 10 The Last Journey (and map work)
It Couldn't Just Happen 17. A Sure Word: pg 152-153
         Knowing about God pg 153-154
         What's so special about the Bible? pg 154-155
         The Bible's historical accuracy pg 155-156
         Can we prove the Bible's origin? pg 156-159
The Sea Around Us: ch. 11
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 16 Things Fall into Place: Triads and Octaves
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 7
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 39 Thor's Visit to Jotunheim spend 2 weeks as needed
The Iliad (Books 13 and 14) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 9 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Armor of Achilles and Vengence for Patroclus

Week 32
Bible (OT): Leviticus 13:9-ch 15; Psalm 50; Proverbs 15:1-15
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 61-68
Augustus Caesar's World: Of India and the Hindus pg 258-264, Pater Patriae pg 265-266
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 7, ch. 5 and Book 8, ch. 1-2)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 30
It Couldn't Just Happen 18. How We Know We Can Trust: pg 160
         Prophecy about Jesus pg 160-163
         The evidence of miracles pg 163-164
         Were Jesus' miracles real? pg 164-166
         What did Jesus teach about beginnings? pg 166-167
The Elements: magnesium pg 36-37, chlorine pg 48-49
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 8
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 39 Thor's Visit to Jotunheim spend 2 weeks as needed
The Iliad (Books 15 and 16) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 10 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Funeral Games and Ransom for Hector

Week 33
Bible (OT): Leviticus 16-18; Psalm 51; Proverbs 15:16-33
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 69-76
Augustus Caesar's World: Buddha and the Kingdom of Truth pg 267-272, December 25, Year 1 pg 277-281, Tiberius pg 282
Choose a history supplement this term ( or Ben Hur Book 8, ch. 3-5)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 31
It Couldn't Just Happen 19. What the Bible Teaches About Creation: How many choices are there? pg 168-169
         What we learn about creation pg 169-171
         When did God create? pg 171
The Sea Around Us: ch. 12
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 17 The Mystery Solved
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 9
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 40 Death of Baldur
The Iliad (Books 17 and 18) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 11 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Luck of Troy

Week 34
Bible (OT): Leviticus 19-22; Psalm 52, 53; Proverbs 16:1-11
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 77-85
Augustus Caesar's World: A Boy of Nazareth pg 283-286, The Hebrew Prophets pg 287-294, On the German Border pg 295-297
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 8, ch. 6-8)
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 32
It Couldn't Just Happen 19. What the Bible Teaches About Creation: Did God create in consecutive pg 172-173
         The Genesis Flood pg 173-175
         What we can and cannot know pg 175-176
The Sea Around Us: ch. 13
The Elements: nickel pg 74-75, platinum pg 78-79
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 10
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 40 Funeral of Baldur-Iceland
The Iliad (Books 19 and 20) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 12 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Warrior Women and The Death of Achilles

Week 35
Bible (OT): Leviticus 23-25:13; Psalm 54; Proverbs 16:12-22
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 86-93
Augustus Caesar's World: The Passover pg 298-304, My Dear Tiberius pg 305-306, Hermann The German Hero pg 308-311
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 8, ch. 9)
Missionary Travels - if you have not finished, use this week and next to do so
It Couldn't Just Happen 20. Alive Now and Forevermore: pg 177-178
         What about you? pg 178
         What does lie in the future? pg 178-180
         Resurrection ahead pg 180-184
The Sea Around Us: ch. 14
Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 18 The Mystery Continues
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 11
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 41 Druids
The Iliad (Books 21 and 22) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 13 OR Black Ships Before Troy: Poisoned Arrow and The Wooden Horse

Week 36
Bible (OT): Leviticus 25:14-ch 27; Psalm 55; Proverbs 16:23-33
Story of the Romans by HA Guerber ch 94-102
Augustus Caesar's World: Farewell Augustus! pg 312-314, The Kingdom of Heaven pg 315-319, A New Religion for Rome pg 320-325
Trial and Triumph ch 1. Polycarp Witness in the Arena (69-155 AD) pg. 17
Choose a history supplement this term (or Ben Hur Book 8, ch. 10)
Missionary Travels - if you have not finished, use this week to do so
It Couldn't Just Happen - none
The Elements: uranium pg 210-213, radium pg 202-203, plutonium pg 216-217
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (or Along Came Galileo) ch 12
Poetry of Langston Hughes
Shakespeare - work on current term's play for the 12-week term
Plutarch - read slowly through this term's Life for the 12-week term
Age of Fable ch 41 Iona
The Iliad (Books 23 and 24) OR a retelling, such as Tales of Troy ch 14 OR Black Ships Before Troy: The Fall of Troy

Optional Exam Week


Lastest updates August 15, 2013 Printable charts updated;
May 31, 2013 Genesis: Finding Our Roots and Churchill swapped terms