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AmblesideOnline Years 7/8: 36-Week Schedule, July 2017

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Daily Work
Copywork (penmanship)
Math
Science, such as Apologia

Weekly Work
Current Events (Keep up with your choice of periodicals or blogs)
Dictation and additional writing assignments
Outdoor Nature Study
Picture Study
Composer Study
Hymn and Folksong
Handicrafts
A Shakespeare play spread over each term
One of Plutarch's Lives, spread over each term
Foreign language


First 24 weeks are from Year 7, Weeks 25-36 are from the first half of Year 8.

These books will be needed right away:
The Birth of Britain, by Winston Churchill
How To Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren
Ourselves, by Charlotte Mason
The Fallacy Detective, by Bluedorn
Saints and Heroes, Vol 1, by George Hodges
War of the Worldviews, by Gary DeMar
More Than a Carpenter, by Josh McDowell
The Brendan Voyage, by Tim Severin
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys, by H.E. Marshall
Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott
The Oxford Book of English Verse
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar, by Nancy Wilson
The Story of Painting, by H. W. Janson
The Life of the Spider, by Jean Henri Fabre
Eric Sloane's Weather Book, by Eric Sloane
First Studies of Plant Life, by George Francis Atkinson
Adventures with a Microscope, by Richard Headstrom
Great Astronomers, by R.S. Ball
Signs and Seasons, by Jay Ryan (week 2)

These books will be needed later in the year:
The Life of King Alfred, by Asser (week 3)
Secrets of the Universe, by Paul Fleisher (week 5)
The Chaucer Story Book, by Eva Tappan (week 7)
William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings (week 9)
The Magna Carta (week 12)
The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer (week 13)
The Story of Joan of Arc, by Andrew Lang (week 13)
Promise of Fidelity by Alessandro Manzoni and Omero Sabatini (week 18)
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, by Richard Maybury (week 20)
Saints and Heroes, Vol 2, by George Hodges (week 24)
The New World, by Winston Churchill (week 25)
selected Shakespeare Sonnets (week 25)
Martin Luther's defense before the Diet of Worms (week 26)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Truth (week 26)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Revenge (week 28)
Everyman, a Morality Play (week 29)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Innovations (week 30)
Queen Elizabeth's speech to the Spanish Armada, July 29, 1588 (week 32)
Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, Paul Turner (week 32)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Regiment of Health (week 32)
Common Sense, by Thomas Paine (week 33)
Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science, by Tiner (or use R.S. Ball text; week 33)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Suspicion (week 34)
The Declaration of Independence (week 35)
Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies (week 35)
Francis Bacon essay: Of Discourse (week 36)
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (week 36)
Constitution of the United States (week 36)
The Federalist, Nos. 1 and 2 (week 36)
Patrick Henry's 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech (week 36)


Week 01
Numbers 1-3; Luke 1:1-25; Psalm 56, 57; Proverbs 17:1-13
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 1, 2a
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 1 The Activity and Art of Reading pg 1-6 Active Reading
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 1 The Activity and Art of Reading pg 7-11 Goals of Reading
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 1-4 The Country of Mansoul
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 1 Exercise Your Mind, Lesson 2 Love to Listen
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 01 Cyprian
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle pg 5-8
More Than a Carpenter Preface
Brendan Voyage ch 1 Storm
History of English Literature ch 01 In the Listening Time; ch 02 The Story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley
Ivanhoe Introduction
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 1
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 1
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 1 (first half)
First Studies in Plant Life ch 1 How Seedlings Come Up From the Ground
Adventures with a Microscope: Introduction (How to Use a Microscope)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Intro 1 week

Week 02
Numbers 4, 5; Luke 1:26-56; Psalm 58, 59; Proverbs 17:4-28
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 2b, 3
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 1 The Activity and Art of Reading pg 11-15 Reading as Learning; Present and Absent Teachers
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 5-8 ch 2 The Perils of Mansoul
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 3 Opposing Viewpoints, Lesson 4 Red Herring Fallacy
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 02 Athanasius
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle pg 8-12
More Than a Carpenter ch 1
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 2 The Idea
History of English Literature ch 03 One of the Sorrows of Story-Telling
Ivanhoe ch 1
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 2
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 1
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 1 (second half)
Botany activity: grow plants (sunflowers, corn, peas or beans)
Adventures with a Microscope: choose three adventures this term
Signs and Seasons: Introduction (and field work)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (first third)

Week 03
Numbers 6, 7; Luke 1:57-80; Psalm 60, 61; Proverbs 18:1-10
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 4
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 2 The Levels of Reading pg 16-20 (all)
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 9-10 ch 3 The Government of Mansoul
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 5 Recognizing Red Herrings, Lesson 6 Special Pleading
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 03 Ambrose
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle pg 12-19
More Than a Carpenter ch 2
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 2 The Idea
History of English Literature ch 04 The Story of a Literary Lie
Ivanhoe ch 2
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 3
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 2
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 2
Botany activity: grow plants (sunflowers, corn, peas or beans)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (second third)

Week 04
Numbers 8-10; Luke 2:1-24; Psalm 62, 63; Proverbs 18:1-24
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 5
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 3 Elementary Reading pg 21-24
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 7 Ad Hominen Attack, Lesson 8 Genetic Fallacy
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 04 Chrysostom
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle pg 19-25
More Than a Carpenter ch 3
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 3 Building
History of English Literature ch 05 The Story of Fingal
Ivanhoe ch 3, 4
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 4
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 2
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 3
First Studies in Plant Life ch 2 How the Seeds Behave When Germinating
Signs and Seasons: Prologue (first half, and field work)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (last third)

Week 05
Numbers 11-13; Luke 2:25-52; Psalm 64, 65; Proverbs 19:1-10
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 6
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 3 Elementary Reading pg 24-28 Stages of Learning to Read, Stages and Levels
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 3 Elementary Reading 28-30 Higher Levels, Democratic Ideal of Education
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 11-14 Part I ch 1 Hunger
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 9 Tu Quoque, Lesson 10 Faulty to the People
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 05 Jerome
War of the Worldviews ch 2 Worldviews in Conflict pg 27-33
More Than a Carpenter ch 4
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 3 Building
History of English Literature ch 06 About Some Old Welsh Stories and Story-Tellers
Ivanhoe ch 5
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 5
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 3
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 4 and 5
Botany activity: grow seeds between paper
Signs and Seasons: Prologue (second half, and field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 1, What is Natural Law? p. 1-4

Week 06
Numbers 14, 15; Luke 3:1-22; Psalm 66, 67; Proverbs 19:11-21
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 7
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 4 Inspectional Reading pg 31-36 Skimming or Pre-reading
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 11 Appeal to the people, Lesson 12 Straw Man
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 06 Augustine
War of the Worldviews ch 2 Worldviews in Conflict pg 33-38
More Than a Carpenter ch 5
Brendan Voyage ch 4 Departure
History of English Literature ch 07 How Arthur Was Written in English; ch 08 The Beginning of the Reading Time
Ivanhoe ch 6
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 6
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 3
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 6
Botany activity: grow seeds between paper
Signs and Seasons: ch 1 schedule over 15 weeks (include field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 2, Archimedes' Principle p. 5-11

Week 07
Numbers 16, 17; Luke 3:23-38; Psalm 68; Proverbs 19:22-29
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 8
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 4 Inspectional Reading pg 36-38 Superficial Reading
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 15-17 ch 2 Thirst
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 13 The Story of Aroup Goupta, Lesson 14 Assumptions
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 07 Benedict
War of the Worldviews ch 2 Worldviews in Conflict pg 38-43
More Than a Carpenter ch 6
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 5 Gaeltacht
History of English Literature ch 09 "The Passing of Arthur"
Ivanhoe ch 7, half of ch 8
Chaucer Story Book ch 01 At the Tabard Inn
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 7
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 4
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 7
Botany activity: start soaking seeds prior to reading First Studies in Plant Life
First Studies in Plant Life ch 3 The Parts of the Seed
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 3, Planetary Motion p. 12-20

Week 08
Numbers 18-20; Luke 4:1-41; Psalm 69; Proverbs 20:1-14
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 9
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 4 Inspectional Reading pg 38-41 On Reading Speeds, Fixationd and Regressions
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 15 Circular Reasoning, Lesson 16 Equivocation
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 08 Gregory the Great
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview pg 45-50
More Than a Carpenter ch 7
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 5 Gaeltacht
History of English Literature ch 10 Adventures of an Old English Book; ch 11 The Story of Beowulf
Ivanhoe second half of ch 8, ch 9
Chaucer Story Book ch 02 The Knight's Tale: Palamon and Arcite, Part I and II
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 8
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 4
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 8, 9 and 10
First Studies in Plant Life ch 4 Growth of the Root and Stem Secrets of the Universe: ch. 4, Galileo's Laws of Motion p. 21-32

Week 09
Numbers 21, 22; Luke 4:42-5:16; Psalm 70, 71; Proverbs 20:15-30
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 10, 11a
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 4 Inspectional Reading pg 41-44 Problem of Comprehension, Summary
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 18-20 ch 3 Restlessness and Rest
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 17 Loaded Question, Lesson 18 Slippery Slope
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 09 Columba
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview pg 50-53
More Than a Carpenter ch 8
Brendan Voyage ch 6 Hebrides
History of English Literature ch 12 The Father of English Song; ch 13 How Caedmon Sang
Ivanhoe ch 10, 11
Chaucer Story Book ch 02 The Knight's Tale: Palamon and Arcite, Part III and IV
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 9
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 5
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 11
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 5, Newton's Three Laws of Motion p. 33-43
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Copernicus 14 pg (first half)

Week 10
Numbers 23-25; Luke 5:17-39; Psalm 72; Proverbs 21:1-11
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 11b, 12
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 5 How to Be a Demanding Reader pg 45-48 Four Basic Questions
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 19 Part-to-Whole, Lesson 20 Whole-to-Part
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 10 Charlemagne
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview pg 53-59
More Than a Carpenter ch 9
Brendan Voyage first third of ch 7 The Sheep Islands
History of English Literature ch 14 The Father of English History; ch 15 How Alfred the Great Fought with his Pen
Ivanhoe ch 12, 13
Chaucer Story Book ch 03 The Man of Law's Tale: The Story of Constance (consider spreading over two days this week)
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 10
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 5
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 6, The Law of Universal Gravitation p. 44-54
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Copernicus 14 pg (second half)

Week 11
Numbers 26, 27; Luke 6:1-23; Psalm 73; Proverbs 21:12-20
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 13, 14a
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 5 How to Be a Demanding Reader pg 48-52 Make a Book Your Own, Three Kinds of Note-making
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 21-23 ch 4 Chastity
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 21 Either-Or, Lesson 22 What Is a Generalization?
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 11 Hildebrand
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview pg 59-63
More Than a Carpenter ch 10
Brendan Voyage second third of ch 7 The Sheep Islands
History of English Literature ch 16 When English Slept
Ivanhoe ch 14, 15
Chaucer Story Book ch 04 The Prioress's Tale: Little Hugh of Lincoln
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 11
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 6
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 13
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 7, Conservation of Momentum p. 55-64

Week 12
Numbers 28-30; Luke 6:24-49; Psalm 74; Proverbs 21:21-31
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 14b, 15
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
The Magna Carta document
How To Read a Book Part 1 ch 5 How to Be a Demanding Reader pg 52-56 Forming the Habit of Reading, From Many Rules to One Habit
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 23 Hasty Generalization, Lesson 24 What Is an Analogy?
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 12 Anselm
War of the Worldviews ch 4 Shopping for a God pg 65-70
More Than a Carpenter ch 11
Brendan Voyage third third of ch 7 The Sheep Islands
History of English Literature ch 17 The Story of Havelok the Dane
Ivanhoe ch 16, 17
Chaucer Story Book ch 05 The Nun's Priest's Tale: The Cock, The Hen, and The Fox
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 12
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 6
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 14
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 8, Optics - The Laws of Light p. 65-80

Week 13
Numbers 31, 32; Luke 7:1-35; Psalm 75, 76; Proverbs 22:1-14
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 16
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 01 The Childhood of Joan of Arc; ch 02 Voices Came to the Maid
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 6 Pigeonholing a Book pg 59-61 Importance of Classifying
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 24-32 ch 5 The Five Senses
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 25 Weak Analogy?,Lesson 26 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 13 Bernard
War of the Worldviews ch 4 Shopping for a God pg 70-72
Pursuit of God Forward; Tozer's Legacy
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 8 Faroes to Iceland
History of English Literature ch 18 About some Song Stories
Ivanhoe ch 18, 19
Chaucer Story Book ch 06 The Pardoner's Tale: The Revelers Who Went Out to Meet Death
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 13
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 7
First Studies in Plant Life ch 5 Direction of Growth of Root and Stem
Adventures with a Microscope: choose 4 adventures this term
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 9, The Law of Conservation of Matter p. 81-85

Week 14
Numbers 33-35; Luke 7:36-8:15; Psalm 77; Proverbs 22:15-29
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 17, 18a
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 03 Maid Obeyed the Voices; 04 Joan Heard News Strangely
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 6 Pigeonholing a Book pg 61-65 What You Can Learn from the Title
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 27 Post Hoc Ergo Prooter Hoc in Statistics, Lesson 28 Proof by Lack of Evidence
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 14 Thomas Becket
War of the Worldviews ch 4 Shopping for a God pg 72-79
Pursuit of God Preface
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 8 Faroes to Iceland
History of English Literature ch 19 "Piers the Ploughman:" ch 20 "Piers the Ploughman"
Ivanhoe ch 20, 21
Chaucer Story Book ch 07 The Wife of Bath's Tale: The Unknown Bride
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 14
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 7
First Studies in Plant Life ch 6 Buds and Winter Shoots
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 10, Pascal's Law p. 86-96

Week 15
Numbers 36, Deut 1; Luke 8:16-39; Psalm 78:1-22; Proverbs 23:1-11
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 18b, 19a
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 05 Maid Saw the Dauphin; 06 Maid Rode to Orleans
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 6 Pigeonholing a Book pg 65-70 Practical vs Theoretical
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 33-34 Part II The House of Mind ch 1
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 29 What Is Propaganda? Lesson 30 Appeal to Fear
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 15 John Langton
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping into the Void pg 81-84
Pursuit of God ch 1 Following Hard After God
Brendan Voyage ch 9 Island of Smiths
History of English Literature ch 21 How the Bible came to the People
Ivanhoe ch 22, 23
Chaucer Story Book ch 08 The Friar's Tale: The Story of the Summoner
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 15
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 11, Boyle's and Charles's Law p. 97-109

Week 16
Deut 2, 3; Luke 8:40-9:17; Psalm 78:23-39; Proverbs 23:12-28
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 19b, 20
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 07 Maid Saved Orleans; 08 Maid Took the Town of Jargeau
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 6 Pigeonholing a Book pg 70-74 Kinds of Theoretical Books
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 31 Appeal to Pity, Lesson 32 Bandwagon
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 16 Dominic
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping into the Void pg 84-89
Pursuit of God ch 2 Blessedness of Possessing Nothing
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 10 Emergency
History of English Literature ch 22 Chaucer: Bread and Milk for Children
Ivanhoe ch 24
Chaucer Story Book ch 09 The Clerk's Tale: Patient Griselda (consider spreading over two days this week)
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 16
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 12, Bernoulli's Principle p. 110-115

Week 17
Deut 4, 5; Luke 9:18-50; Psalm 78:40-72; Proverbs 23:29-35
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 21
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 09 Defeated the English in Fair Field; 10 Joan Led the Dauphin to be Crowned
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 7 X-Raying a Book pg 75-78
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 35-44 ch 2 My Lord Intellect
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 33 Exigency, Lesson 34 Repetitiion
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 17 Francis Bernadone
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping into the Void pg 89-94
Pursuit of God ch 3 Removing the Veil
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 10 Emergency
History of English Literature ch 23 Chaucer: "The Canterbury Tales;" ch 24 Chaucer: At the Tabard Inn
Ivanhoe ch 25, 26
Chaucer Story Book ch 10 The Squire's Tale: Cambuscan and the Brazen Horse (consider spreading over two days this week)
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 17
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 9
First Studies in Plant Life ch 7 The Plant
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (first third)

Week 18
Deut 6-8; Luke 9:51-10:24; Psalm 79; Proverbs 24:1-16
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 22
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 11 Maid was Betrayed at Paris; 12 Maid Took Certain Towns
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 7 X-Raying a Book pg 78-83 Stating the Unity of a Book
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 35 Transfer, Lesson 36 Snob Appeal
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping into the Void pg 94-101
Pursuit of God ch 4 Apprehending God
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 11 Greenland Sea
History of English Literature ch 25 The First English Guide-book
Ivanhoe ch 27, 28
Chaucer Story Book ch 11 The Franklin's Tale: The Promise of Dorigen
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 18
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 9
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (first third)

Week 19
Deut 9-11; Luke 10:25-11:13; Psalm 80; Proverbs 24:17-34
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 23
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 13 Voices Prophesied Evil; 14 Maid was Taken
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 7 X-Raying a Book pg 83-90 The Art of Outling a Book
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 45-47 ch 3 Daemons of Intellect
Fallacy Detective: Lesson 37 Appeal to Tradition and Appeal to Hi-Tech,Lesson 38 Find Some Propaganda on your own
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 18 John Wycliffe
War of the Worldviews ch 6 Spiritual Counterfeits pg 103-106 (find a place to stop)
Pursuit of God ch 5 The Universal Presence
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 11 Greenland Sea
History of English Literature ch 26 Barbour: "The Bruce," Beginning of a Struggle; ch 27 Barbour: "The Bruce," The End of the Struggle
Ivanhoe ch 29, half of 30
Chaucer Story Book ch 12 The Canon's Yeoman's Tale: The Priest Who Learned to be a Philosopher
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 19
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 10
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 13, The Law of Definite Proportions and Gay-Lussac's Law p. 116-124
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (first third)

Week 20
Deut 12-14; Luke 11:14-54; Psalm 81, 82; Proverbs 25:1-10
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 24, 25, 26
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 15 Captivity of the Maid; 16 Trial of the Maid
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 7 X-Raying a Book pg 90-92 Reciprocal Arts of Reading and Writing
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy Preface; A Note About Economics; ch 1 Money: Coins and Paper
War of the Worldviews ch 6 Spiritual Counterfeits pg 106-109
Pursuit of God ch 6 The Speaking Voice
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 12 Puncture in the Ice
History of English Literature ch 28 A Poet King
Ivanhoe second half of ch 30, ch 31
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 20
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 10
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 14, Mendeleev's Periodic Law p. 125-133

Week 21
Deut 15-17; Luke 12:1-34; Psalm 83; Proverbs 25:11-19
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 27
Lang's Joan of Arc ch 17 Priests Betrayed the Maid; 18 End of the Maid; 19 Second Trial of the Maid
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 7 X-Raying a Book pg 92-95 Discovering the Author's Intention, First Stage
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 48-53 ch 4 My Chief Explorer Imagination
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 2, 3 Tanstaalf, The Romans; Inflation
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 19 John Hus
War of the Worldviews ch 6 Spiritual Counterfeits pg 110-113
Pursuit of God ch 7 The Gaze of the Soul
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 12 Puncture in the Ice
History of English Literature ch 29 The Death of the Poet King
Ivanhoe ch 32, half of 33
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 21
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 11
Signs and Seasons: ch 2 schedule over 16 weeks (and field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 15, The First Law of Thermodynamics p. 134-141

Week 22
Deut 18-21:9; Luke 12:35-13:9; Psalm 84, 85; Proverbs 25:20-28
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 28
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 8 Coming to Terms With an Author pg 96-100 Words vs Terms
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 54-55 ch 5 The Beauty Sense
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 4 Dollars, Money and Legal Tender
War of the Worldviews ch 7 The Occult Explosion pg 115-119
Pursuit of God ch 8 Creator-Creature Relation
Brendan Voyage first half of ch 13 Land in the West
History of English Literature ch 30 Dunbar: The Wedding of the Thistle and the Rose
Ivanhoe second half of ch 33, ch 34
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 22
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 11
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 16, The Second Law of Thermodynamics p. 142-148

Week 23
Deut 21:10-24:9; Luke 24:10-35; Psalm 86, 87; Proverbs 26:1-14
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 29
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 8 Coming to Terms With an Author pg 100-103 Finding the Key Words
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 56-65 ch 6 My Lord Chief Attorney General, Reason
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 5 Revolutions
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 1 ch 20 Savonarola
War of the Worldviews ch 7 The Occult Explosion pg 119-123
Pursuit of God ch 9 Meekness and Rest
Brendan Voyage second half of ch 13 Land in the West
History of English Literature ch 31 At the Sign of the Red Pale
Ivanhoe ch 35
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 23
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 17, Laws of Electromagnetism p. 149-158

Week 24
Deut 24:10-27:26; Luke 14:1-35; Psalm 88; Proverbs 26:15-28
Churchill Birth of Britain ch 30
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 8 Coming to Terms With an Author pg 103-106 Technical Words and Special Vocabularies
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 6 Wages, Prices Spirals, Controls
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 01 Martin Luther
War of the Worldviews ch 7 The Occult Explosion pg 123-129
Pursuit of God ch 10 The Sacament of Living
Brendan Voyage appendix II
Ivanhoe ch 36, 37
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Oxford Book of English Verse
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 24
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 18, Ohm's Law and Joule's Law p. 159-168

Week 25 (Begins Renaissance era)
Deuteronomy 28, 29; Luke 15; Psalm 89:1-15; Proverbs 27:1-12
Churchill The New World ch 1
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 8 Coming to Terms With an Author pg 106-113 Finding the Meanings
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 66-72 Part II ch 7 The Desires
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 7 Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, Recession
War of the Worldviews ch 8 Living in a Postmodern World pg 131-136
Mere Christianity Preface
Kon Tiki, chapter 1: A Theory
Ivanhoe ch 38,39
Promise of Fidelity ch 1 pg 1-12; ch 2 pg 13-23
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 18
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 25
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
Adventures with a Microscope: choose 4 adventures this term
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 19, Relativity p. 169-178
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Galileo (first quarter)

Week 26
Deuteronomy 30-31:29; Luke 16; Psalm 89:19-52; Proverbs 27:13-27
Churchill The New World ch 2, 3
Martin Luther's defense before the Diet of Worms
optional: A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt (movie)
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 114-116
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 8 (including Beyond the Basics)
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 02 Sir Thomas More
War of the Worldviews ch 8 Living in a Postmodern World pg 137-140
Mere Christianity Book 1 ch 1 The Law of Human Nature
Francis Bacon essay: Of Truth, spread over three days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 2: An Expedition is Born (spend 2 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 32 About the Beginning of the Theater
Ivanhoe ch 40
Promise of Fidelity ch 3 pg 24-35
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 30
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 26
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 13
Secrets of the Universe: Chapter 20, Quantum Mechanics p. 179-191
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Galileo (second quarter)

Week 27
Deuteronomy 31:30-ch 33; Luke 17-18:14; Psalm 90, 91; Proverbs 28:1-9
Churchill The New World ch 4
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 117-120 Sentences vs Prepositions
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 73-80 ch 8 The Desires
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 9, 10 Getting Rich Quick; Boom and Bust Cycle
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 03 Ignatius Loyola
War of the Worldviews ch 8 Living in a Postmodern World pg 140-144
Mere Christianity Book 1 ch 2 Some Objections
Kon Tiki, chapter 2: An Expedition is Born (spend 2 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 33 How the Shepherd Watched their Flocks
Ivanhoe ch 41, 42
Promise of Fidelity ch 4 pg 36-48; ch 5 pg 49-61
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 31
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 27
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 14
First Studies in Plant Life ch 8 The Stem
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 21, Conservation of Mass/Energy p. 192-197
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Galileo (third quarter)

Week 28
Deuteronomy 34; Joshua 1-4:14; Luke 18:15-43; Psalm 92, 93; Proverbs 28:10-17
Churchill The New World ch 5
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 121-124 Finding the Key Sentences
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 11 How Much is a Trillion? Roaring 90's
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 04 Thomas Cranmer
War of the Worldviews Conclusion pg 145-150
Mere Christianity Book 1 ch 3 The Reality of the Law
Francis Bacon essay: Of Revenge, spread over two days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 3: To South America (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 34 The Story of Everyman
Ivanhoe ch 43
Promise of Fidelity ch 6 pg 62-73
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 53
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 28
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 14
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 22, The Uncertainty Principle p. 198-203
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Galileo (last quarter)

Week 29
Joshua 4:15-ch 6; Luke 19:1-40; Psalm 94, 95; Proverbs 28:18-28
Churchill The New World ch 6
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 124-128 Finding the Prepositions
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 81-86 Part III ch I The Ways of Love
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 12 Federal Debt; Interesting Exercise; Spends So Much
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 05 John Calvin
Mere Christianity Book 1 ch 4 What Lies Behind the Law
Kon Tiki, chapter 3: To South America (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 35 How a Poet Comforted a Girl
Ivanhoe ch 44
Everyman: spread this play over two weeks, if necessary
Promise of Fidelity ch 7 pg 74-88
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 54
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 29
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 15
First Studies in Plant Life ch 9 The Root
Secrets of the Universe: Appendix, The Inverse Square Laws p. 204-207

Week 30
Joshua 7, 8; Luke 19:41-20:26; Psalm 96, 97; Proverbs 29:1-15
Churchill The New World ch 7
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 128-134 Finding the Arguments
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 13 Summary
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 06 John Knox
Mere Christianity Book 1 ch 5 We Have Cause to Be Uneasy
Francis Bacon essay: Of Innovations, spread over two days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 3: To South America (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 36 The Renaissance
Everyman: spread this play over two weeks, if necessary
Promise of Fidelity ch 8 pg 89-106; ch 9 pg 107-119
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 73
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lessons 30, 31
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 15

Week 31
Joshua 9, 10; Luke 20:27-47; Psalm 98, 99; Proverbs 29:16-27
Churchill The New World ch 8
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 9 Determining an Author's Meaning pg 135-136 Finding the Solutions
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 87-90 ch 2 Pity
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 14 Where Do We Go From Here?
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 07 Gaspard de Coligny
Mere Christianity Book 2 ch 1 Rival Conceptions of God
Kon Tiki, chapter 3: To South America (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 37 The Land of Nowhere
Promise of Fidelity ch 10 pg 120-132
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 87
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 32
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 16

Week 32
Joshua 11-13; Luke 21-22:6; Psalm 100, 101; Proverbs 30:1-9
Churchill The New World ch 9, 10
Queen Elizabeth's speech to the Spanish Armada, July 29, 1588
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 10 Criticizing a Book Fairly pg 137-140 Teachability as a Virtue
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 15 (up to pg 106) Natural Law and Economic Prosperity
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 08 William the Silent
Utopia (Paul Turner edition) pg 7-13
Mere Christianity Book 2 ch 2 The Invasion
Francis Bacon essay: Of Regiment of Health, spread over three days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 4: Across the Pacific (spend 2 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 38 The Death of Sir Thomas More
Promise of Fidelity ch 11 pg 133-146; ch 12 pg 147-155
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 90
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 33
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 16 (end of book)

Week 33
Joshua 14-16; Luke 22:7-53; Psalm 102; Proverbs 30:10-23
Churchill The New World ch 11
Common Sense Introduction, ch 1, 2
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 10 Criticizing a Book Fairly pg 145-147 Avoiding Contentiousness
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 10 Criticizing a Book Fairly pg 140-145 Role of Rhetoric, Importance of Suspending Judgment
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 91-94 ch 3 Benevolence
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy: pg 107 Nations and Legal Systems
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 09 William Brewster
Utopia (Paul Turner edition) Book One pg 15-22
Mere Christianity Book 2 ch 3 The Shocking Alternative
Kon Tiki, chapter 4: Across the Pacific (spend 2 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 39 How the Sonnet Came to England
Promise of Fidelity ch 13 pg 156-166; ch 14 pg 167-178
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 94
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lessons 34, 35
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
First Studies in Plant Life ch 10 Leaves
Johannes Kepler (take four weeks)

Week 34
Joshua 17-19; Luke 22:54-23:25; Psalm 103; Proverbs 30:24-33
Churchill The New World ch 12
Common Sense ch 3, 4; appendix
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 10 Criticizing a Book Fairly pg 147-151 Resolution of Disagreements
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 125-132 The Long Winter; Real Wages Chart
Utopia (Paul Turner edition) Book One pg 22-30
Mere Christianity Book 2 ch 4 The Perfect Penitent
Francis Bacon essay: Of Suspicion, spread over two days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 5: Halfway (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 40 The Beginning of Blank Verse
Promise of Fidelity ch 15 pg 179-189
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 97
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lessons 36, 37
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
Johannes Kepler (take four weeks)

Week 35
Joshua 20-22:14; Luke 23:26-24:12; Psalm 104; Proverbs 31:1-9
Churchill The New World ch 13
Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies, March 22,1775
The Declaration of Independence
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 11 Agreeing or Disagreeing With an Author pg 152-156 Prejudice and Judgment
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 95-98 ch 4 Sympathy
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 133-143 The Oil Myth; Truth About Inflation
Utopia (Paul Turner edition) Book One pg 30-39
Mere Christianity Book 2 ch 5 The Practical Conclusion
Kon Tiki, chapter 5: Halfway (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 41 Spenser: "The Shepherd's Calendar"
Promise of Fidelity ch 16 pg 190-201; ch 17 pg 202-214
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 104
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 38
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
Johannes Kepler (take four weeks)

Week 36
Joshua 22:15-ch 24; Luke 24:13-50; Psalm 105; Proverbs 31:10-31
Churchill The New World ch 14
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown
Constitution of the United States
The Federalist, Nos. 1 and 2
Patrick Henry's famous 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech
How To Read a Book Part 2 ch 11 Agreeing or Disagreeing With an Author pg 156-160 Judging the Author's Soundness
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 143-end Real Investment Value
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges Vol 2 ch 10 William Laud
Utopia (Paul Turner edition) Book One pg 39-47
Mere Christianity Book 3 ch 1 Three Parts of Morality
Francis Bacon essay: Of Discourse, spread over three days this week
Kon Tiki, chapter 5: Halfway (spend 4 weeks)
History of English Literature ch 42 Spenser: "The Faery Queen;" ch 43 Spenser: His Last Days
Promise of Fidelity ch 18 pg 215-225; ch 19 pg 226-236
This term's Life from Plutarch
This term's Shakespeare play
Shakespeare Sonnet 116
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue: Lesson 39
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers this term
Johannes Kepler (take four weeks)