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AO Years 10/11 (9, 10, 11 in Two Years) AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Years 9/10: 36-Week Schedule

AmblesideOnline Years 9, 10, 11 in Two Years



As a help for scheduling Combo Year 9/10 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 (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 9

Week 1
Bible continues AO's plan and assumes you'll complete the plan in your student's senior year rather than in their junior year. 2 Kings 1, 2; Mark 1-2:12; Psalm 1, 2; Proverbs 17:1-13
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 1
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 1
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 1
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 1
Royal Road to Romance ch 1, 2
Common Sense introduction
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope The design (or, if you're using AO's abridged selections, use the asterisks as dividing places.)
War of the Worldviews Preface and Introduction
Writers Inc - pg 1 Understanding the Writing Process (allow 2 weeks)
How to Read a Book ch 6
Battle of the Books (read over the next two weeks)

Week 2
Bible: 2 Kings 3, 4; Mark 2:13-4:20; Psalm 3, 4; Proverbs 17:4-28
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 2
Optional: Saints and Heroes by G Hodges (Vol 2) 13 Fox, 1624-1691
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 2
Salem witch trial transcript, 1692
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 2
Royal Road to Romance ch 3
Common Sense ch 1 (Of the Origin and design of Government...)
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope Epistle 1 The Universe
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle (first half)
Writers Inc - pg 1 Understanding the Writing Process (allow 2 weeks)
How to Read a Book ch 7
Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift

Week 3
Bible: 2 Kings 5, 6; Mark 4:21-5; Psalm 5, 6; Proverbs 18:1-10
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 3
Optional: Saints and Heroes by G Hodges (Vol 2) 14 Wesley, 1703-1791
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 3
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 3
Royal Road to Romance ch 4
Common Sense ch 2 (Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession)
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope Epistle 2 Himself as an Individual
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle (second half)
Writers Inc - pg 41 using the Writing Process (allow 2 weeks)
How to Read a Book ch 8
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 1-3

Week 4
Bible: 2 Kings 7, 8; Mark 6; Psalm 7, 8; Proverbs 18:1-24
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 4 (this is a long chapter)
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 4
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 4
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 2
Royal Road to Romance ch 5
Common Sense ch 3 (Thoughts on The Present State of...)
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope Epistle 3 Society
War of the Worldviews ch 2 Worldviews in Conflict
Writers Inc - pg 41 using the Writing Process (allow 2 weeks)
How to Read a Book ch 9
The Story of Painting Towards Revolution
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 4-6

Week 5
Bible: 2 Kings 9, 10; Mark 7-8:21; Psalm 9; Proverbs 19:1-10
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 5
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 1
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 5
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 3
Royal Road to Romance ch 6
Common Sense ch 4 (Of the Present Ability of America...)
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope Epistle 4 Happiness
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview
Writers Inc - pg 81 Writing Sentences (allow 2 weeks)
Love is a Fallacy by Max Schulman
How to Read a Book ch 10
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 7-9

Week 6
Bible: 2 Kings 11, 12; Mark 8:22-9:29; Psalm 10, 11; Proverbs 19:11-21
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 6
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 2
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 6
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 4
Royal Road to Romance ch 7
Common Sense Appendix
The Four Loves Introduction
War of the Worldviews ch 4 Shopping for a God
History of English Literature ch 60 Dryden - The New Poetry
Writers Inc - pg 81 Writing Sentences (allow 2 weeks)
How to Read a Book ch 11
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 10-12

Week 7
Bible: 2 Kings 13, 14; Mark 9:30-10:31; Psalm 12, 13, 14; Proverbs 19:22-29
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 7
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 3, 4
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Sermon AND "John Wesley Denounces the Doctrine of Predestination" 1741
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 7
Royal Road to Romance ch 8
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 1 The Rich and The Poor
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 11 Love's Lords In Waiting: Gladness pg 131-136
The Four Loves Loves for the Subhuman
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping Into the Void (first half)
History of English Literature ch 61 Defoe - The First Newspapers
Writers Inc - pg 125 The Art of Writing
How to Read a Book ch 12
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 13-15

Week 8
Bible: 2 Kings 15-16:12; Mark 10:32-11; Psalm 15, 16; Proverbs 20:1-14
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 8
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 5, 6
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 8
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 5
Royal Road to Romance ch 9
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 2 Wages
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 12 Justice, Universal pg 136-140
The Four Loves Affection
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping Into the Void (second half)
History of English Literature ch 62 Defoe - "Robinson Crusoe"
Writers Inc - pg 142 Personal Writing
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 16-18

Week 9
Bible: 2 Kings 16:13-ch 18; Mark 12; Psalm 17; Proverbs 20:15-30
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 9 AND 10
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 7, 8
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 9
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 6
Royal Road to Romance ch 10
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 3 Population: or Patty's Marriage
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 13 Justice To The Persons Of Others pg 140-145
The Four Loves Friendship
War of the Worldviews ch 6 Spiritual Counterfeits
History of English Literature ch 63 Swift - "The Journal to Stella"
Writers Inc - pg 155 Subject Writing
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 19-21

Week 10
Bible: 2 Kings 19, 20; Mark 13-14:11; Psalm 18; Proverbs 21:1-11
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 11
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 9, 10
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 10
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 7
Royal Road to Romance ch 11
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 4 The Poor's Rate: or The Treacherous Friend
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 13 Justice To The Persons Of Others pg 145-150
The Four Loves Eros
War of the Worldviews ch 7 The Occult Explosion
History of English Literature ch 64 Swift - "Gullivers Travels"
Writers Inc - pg 167 Creative Writing
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 22-24

Week 11
Bible: 2 Kings 21-23:18; Mark 14:12-72; Psalm 19; Proverbs 21:12-20
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 12
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 11, 12
The Declaration of Independence (online here)
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 11
Royal Road to Romance ch 12
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 5 Foreign Trade: or The Wedding Gown
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 14 Truth: Justice In Word pg 150-156
The Four Loves Charity
War of the Worldviews ch 8 Living in a Postmodern World
History of English Literature ch 65 Addison - "The Spectator"
Writers Inc - pg 185 Persuasive Writing
Microbe Hunters: ch 1 Leeuwenhook
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 25-27

Week 12
Bible: 2 Kings 23:19-ch 25; Mark 15, 16; Psalm 20; Proverbs 21:21-31
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 13
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 13, 14, 15
Patrick Henry's famous 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech, 1775 (online here)
Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies, March 22,1775 (online here)
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 12
Royal Road to Romance ch 13
The Law Bastiat: from Life Is a Gift from God to Property and Plunder
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 15 Spoken Truth pg 156-159
Character is Destiny ch 1
War of the Worldviews Conclusion
History of English Literature ch 66 Steele - The Soldier Author
Writers Inc - pg 199 Academic Writing
Microbe Hunters: ch 2 Spallanzani

Optional Exam

Week 13
Bible: 1 Chronicles 1, 2; Acts 1, 2; Psalm 21; Proverbs 22:1-14
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 14
Knowing God ch 1
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (online here) 1781
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 13
Royal Road to Romance ch 14
The Law Bastiat: from Victims of Lawful Plunder to The Answer Is to Restrict the Law from The Fatal Idea of Legal Plunder to Socialism Is Legal Plunder
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 15 Spoken Truth pg 159-163
Character is Destiny ch 2
Postmodern Times preface
History of English Literature ch 67 Pope - "The Rape of the Lock"
Writers Inc - pg 215 Writing About Literature (allow 2 weeks)

Week 14
Bible: 1 Chronicles 3-5:17; Acts 3, 4; Psalm 22; Proverbs 22:15-29
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 15
Knowing God ch 2
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 14
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 8
Royal Road to Romance ch 15
The Law Bastiat: from The Choice Before Us to Law Is a Negative Concept
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 16 Some Causes Of Lying pg 163-167
Character is Destiny ch 3
Postmodern Times ch 1
History of English Literature ch 68 Johnson - Days of Struggle
Writers Inc - pg 215 Writing About Literature (allow 2 weeks)

Week 15
Bible: 1 Chronicles 5:18-7:12; Acts 5, 6; Psalm 23, 24; Proverbs 23:1-11
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 16
Knowing God ch 3
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 15
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 9
Royal Road to Romance ch 16
The Law Bastiat: from The Political Approach to The Socialists Wish to Play God
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 17 Integrity: Justive In Action pg 167-171
Character is Destiny ch 4
Postmodern Times ch 2
History of English Literature ch 69 Johnson - The End of the Journey
Writers Inc - pg 245 Research Writing (allow 3 weeks)

Week 16
Bible: 1 Chronicles 7:13-9:32; Acts 7-8:8; Psalm 25; Proverbs 23:12-28
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 17
Knowing God ch 4
The Federalist, articles 1 and 2, 1787
Constitution of the United States (online here) 1787
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 16
Royal Road to Romance ch 17
The Law Bastiat: from The Socialists Despise Mankind to Socialists Want to Regiment People
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 18 Opinions: Justice In Thought pg 171-175
Character is Destiny ch 5
Postmodern Times ch 3
History of English Literature ch 70 Goldsmith - The Vagabond
Writers Inc - pg 245 Research Writing (allow 3 weeks)

Week 17
Bible: 1 Chronicles 9:33-11; Acts 8:9-9; Psalm 26, 27; Proverbs 23:29-35
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 18
Knowing God ch 5
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 17
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 10
Royal Road to Romance ch 18
The Law Bastiat: from A Famous Name and an Evil Idea to Socialists Want Forced Conformity
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 18 Opinions: Justice In Thought pg 175-179
Character is Destiny ch 6
Postmodern Times ch 4
History of English Literature ch 71 Goldsmith - "The Vicar of Wakefield"
Writers Inc - pg 245 Research Writing (allow 3 weeks)

Week 18
Bible: 1 Chronicles 12-14:17; Acts 10, 11; Psalm 28, 29; Proverbs 24:1-16
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 19
Knowing God ch 6
Washington's Farewell Address 1796
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 18
Royal Road to Romance ch 19
The Law Bastiat: from Legislators Desire to Mold Mankind to What Is Liberty?
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 18 Opinions: Justice In Thought pg 179-183
Postmodern Times ch 5
History of English Literature ch 72 Burns - The Ploughman Poet
Writers Inc - pg 297 Workplace Writing

Week 19
Bible: 1 Chronicles 15, 16; Acts 12-13:41; Psalm 30, 31; Proverbs 24:17-34
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 20
Knowing God ch 7
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 19, 20
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 11
Royal Road to Romance ch 20
The Law Bastiat: from Philanthropic Tyranny to Napoleon Wanted Passive Mankind
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 18 Opinions: Justice In Thought pg 183-187
Character is Destiny ch 7
Postmodern Times ch 6
History of English Literature ch 73 Cowper - "The Task"
Writers Inc - pg 351 Reading Skills (allow 3 weeks)

Week 20
Bible: 1 Chronicles 17-19; Acts 13:42-15:29; Psalm 32, 33; Proverbs 25:1-10
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 21
Knowing God ch 8
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 21
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 12
Royal Road to Romance ch 21
The Law Bastiat: from The Vicious Circle of Socialism to The Socialists Reject Free Choice
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 19 Principles: Justice In Motive pg 187-191
Character is Destiny ch 8
Postmodern Times ch 7
Writers Inc - pg 351 Reading Skills (allow 2 weeks)

Week 21
Bible: 1 Chronicles 20-22; Acts 15:22-16:40; Psalm 34; Proverbs 25:11-19
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 22
Knowing God ch 9
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 22
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 13
Royal Road to Romance ch 22
The Law Bastiat: from The Cause of French Revolutions to Law and Charity Are Not the Same
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 20 Self-Ordering pg 191-195
Character is Destiny ch 9
Postmodern Times ch 8
Writers Inc - pg 351 Reading Skills (allow 2 weeks)

Week 22
Bible: 1 Chronicles 23-25; Acts 17, 18; Psalm 35; Proverbs 25:20-28
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 23
Knowing God ch 10
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 23
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 14
Royal Road to Romance ch 23
The Law Bastiat: from The High Road to Communism to Let Us Now Try Liberty
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 20 Self-Ordering pg 195-199
Character is Destiny ch 10
Postmodern Times ch 9
Writers Inc - pg 383 Study Skills (allow 2 weeks)

Week 23
Bible: 1 Chronicles 26, 27; Acts 19-20:17; Psalm 36; Proverbs 26:1-14
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 24
Knowing God ch 11
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 24
George Washington from James Baldwin's Four Great Americans ch 15
Royal Road to Romance ch 24
On Liberty ch 1 Introductory (first half)
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) ch 20 Self-Ordering pg 199-204
Character is Destiny ch 11
Postmodern Times ch 10
Writers Inc - pg 383 Study Skills (allow 2 weeks)

Week 24
Bible: 1 Chronicles 28-29; Acts 20:18-21; Psalm 37; Proverbs 26:15-28
Churchill's Age of Revolution, ch 25
Knowing God ch 12
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen ch 25
Arguing About Slavery ch 1
Royal Road to Romance ch 25
On Liberty ch 1 Introductory (second half)
Ourselves (Book 1, Self-Knowledge) Part IV Vocation pg 204-end
Character is Destiny ch 12
Postmodern Times ch 11
History of English Literature ch 74 Wordsworth - The Poet of Nature
Writers Inc - pg 421 Speaking, Thinking, and Viewing Skills (allow 3 weeks)

Optional Exam

Next 24 weeks crossing over into the following year are from Year 10

Week 25
Bible: 2 Chronicles 1-4; Acts 22; Psalm 38, 39; Proverbs 27:1-12
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 1
Knowing God ch 13
Arguing About Slavery ch 2
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 1 Boyhood, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 1 A President's Childhood
Royal Road to Romance ch 26
On Liberty ch 2 On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (first fifth)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) pg 1-5
Character is Destiny ch 13
Postmodern Times ch 12
History of English Literature ch 75 Wordsworth and Coleridge - The Lake Poets
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 1-4
My Kinsman, Major Molineux by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1832)
Frankenstein preface, introduction, etc
Ralph Waldo Emerson essay: Art
Writers Inc - pg 421 Speaking, Thinking, and Viewing Skills (allow 3 weeks)
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 13 for the next two weeks
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - The Age of Machines (over the next 8 weeks)

Week 26
Bible: 2 Chronicles 5-7; Acts 23; Psalm 40; Proverbs 27:13-27
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 2
Knowing God ch 14
Arguing About Slavery ch 3, 4
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 2 The Young Backwoodsman, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 2 Captain Lincoln
Royal Road to Romance ch 27
On Liberty ch 2 On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (second fifth)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 1 The Court Of Appeal pg 5-9
Character is Destiny ch 14
Postmodern Times ch 13
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde introduction
History of English Literature ch 76 Coleridge and Southey - Sunshine and Shadow
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 5-8
Frankenstein ch 1, 2
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
Writers Inc - pg 421 Speaking, Thinking, and Viewing Skills (allow 3 weeks)

Week 27
Bible: 2 Chronicles 8-11; Acts 24, 25; Psalm 41, 42; Proverbs 28:1-9
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 3
Knowing God ch 15
Arguing About Slavery ch 5
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 3 Slavery, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 3 Lawyer Lincoln
Royal Road to Romance ch 28
On Liberty ch 2 On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (third fifth)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 2 The Instruction Of Conscience pg 9-12
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
Frankenstein ch 3-5
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 1
History of English Literature ch 77 Scott - The Awakening of Romance
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 9-12
Ralph Waldo Emerson essay: Nature
The Book on Writing ch 1
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 14 for the next two weeks

Week 28
Bible: 2 Chronicles 12-16; Acts 26; Psalm 43, 44; Proverbs 28:10-17
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 4
Knowing God ch 16
Arguing About Slavery ch 6, 7
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 4 Lincoln the Lawyer, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 4 Congressman Lincoln
Royal Road to Romance ch 29
On Liberty ch 2 On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (fourth fifth)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 3 Temperance pg 12-16
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
Frankenstein ch 6, 7
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 2
History of English Literature ch 78 Scott - "The Wizard of the North"
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 13-16
Frederick Douglass essay: Reconstruction
The Book on Writing ch 2

Week 29
Bible: 2 Chronicles 17-19; Acts 27; Psalm 45; Proverbs 28:18-28
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 5
Knowing God ch 17
Arguing About Slavery ch 8
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 5 Defeat of the Little Giant, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 5 The Champion of Freedom
Royal Road to Romance ch 30
On Liberty ch 2 On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (last fifth)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 3 Temperance pg 16-21
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
Frankenstein ch 8, 9
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 3
History of English Literature ch 79 Byron - "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 17-20
The Book on Writing ch 3
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 15 for the next two weeks

Week 30
Bible: 2 Chronicles 20-22; Acts 28; James 1; Psalm 46, 47; Proverbs 29:1-15
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 6
Knowing God ch 18
Arguing About Slavery ch 9, 10
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 6 The New President and Seccession, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 6 The New President
Royal Road to Romance ch 31
On Liberty ch 3 Of Individuality (first half)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 4 Chastity (Part 1) pg 21-25
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
Frankenstein ch 10, 11, 12
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 4
History of English Literature ch 80 Shelley - The Poet of Love
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 21-24
Frederick Douglass essay: An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage
The Book on Writing ch 4

Week 31
Bible: 2 Chronicles 23-25:13; James 2, 3; Psalm 48, 49; Proverbs 29:16-27
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 7
Knowing God ch 19
Arguing About Slavery ch 11, 12
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 7 The War, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 7 Lincoln and the War
Royal Road to Romance ch 32
On Liberty ch 3 Of Individuality (second half)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 4 Chastity (Part 1) pg 25-29
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
Frankenstein ch 13, 14, 15
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 5
History of English Literature ch 81 Keats - The Poet of Beauty
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 25-28
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1839)
The Book on Writing ch 5
Microbe Hunters ch 3 Pasteur (there are 8 sections; space it out for the week if desired)
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 16 for the next two weeks

Week 32
Bible: 2 Chronicles 25:14-29:11; James 4, 5; Psalm 50; Proverbs 30:1-9
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 8
Knowing God ch 20
Arguing About Slavery ch 13
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 8 Victory, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 8 Unsuccessful Generals
Royal Road to Romance ch 33
On Liberty ch 4 Of the Limits to Authority of Society (first half)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 5 Chastity (Part 2 Ordered Friendship) pg 29-33
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
Frankenstein ch 16, 17
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 6
History of English Literature ch 82 Carlyle - The Sage of Chelsea
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 29-32
Frederick Douglass essay: My Escape From Slavery
The Book on Writing ch 6

Week 33
Bible: 2 Chronicles 29:12-31; Galatians 1, 2; Psalm 51; Proverbs 30:10-23
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 9
Knowing God ch 21
Arguing About Slavery ch 14
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 9 O Captain My Captain, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 9 Freedom for the Slaves
Royal Road to Romance ch 34
On Liberty ch 4 Of the Limits to Authority of Society (second half)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 6 Chastity (Part 3 The Final Unchastity) pg 33-38
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Preface to Later Editions
Frankenstein ch 18, 19
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 7
History of English Literature ch 83 Thackeray - The Cynic?
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 33-36
The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (1842)
The Book on Writing ch 7
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 17 for the next two weeks

Week 34
Bible: 2 Chronicles 32-34:21; Galatians 3; Psalm 52, 53; Proverbs 30:24-33
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 10
Knowing God ch 22
Arguing About Slavery ch 15, 16
Royal Road to Romance ch 35
On Liberty ch 5 Applications (first third)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 6 Chastity (Part 3 The Final Unchastity) pg 38-41
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Preface to Later Editions
Frankenstein ch 20, 21
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 8
History of English Literature ch 84 Dickens - Smiles and Tears
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 37-39
A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877)
The Book on Writing ch 8

Week 35
Bible: 2 Chronicles 34:22-ch 36; Galatians 4; Psalm 54; Proverbs 31:1-9
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 11
The Attributes of God Preface, ch 1 The Solitariness of God
Arguing About Slavery ch 17
Royal Road to Romance ch 36
On Liberty ch 5 Applications (second third)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 7 Fortitude pg 41-45
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Lecture III The Mystery of Life and its Arts
Frankenstein ch 22, 23
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 9
History of English Literature ch 85 Tennyson - The Poet of Friendship
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 40-42
The Book on Writing ch 9
How to Read a Book, part 3 ch 18

Week 36
Bible: Obadiah; Jonah; Galatians 5, 6; Psalm 55; Proverbs 31:10-31
Churchill's Great Democracies, ch 12
The Attributes of God ch 2 The Decrees, 3 The Knowledge of God
Arguing About Slavery ch 18, 19, 20
Royal Road to Romance ch 37
On Liberty ch 5 Applications (last third)
Ourselves (Book 2, Self-Direction) ch 7 Fortitude pg 45-49
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Lecture III The Mystery of Life and its Arts
Frankenstein ch 24-end
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 10
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 43-45
The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880)
The Book on Writing ch 10
How to Read a Book, part 3 ch 19

Optional Exam


The following is a list of books from the Lite Years that were not scheduled for this combined plan and should be consulted first for free reading.

Year 9:
The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer ($)
The Story of Napoleon by H.E. Marshall (online here Δ; $ K) or The Boy Life of Napoleon by Eugenie Foa (online) OR The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by Robert Southey (online here ° Δ; $)
John Adams by David McCullough ($ K) OR John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen ($)
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (online ° Δ; $) Ω
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (online ° Δ; $ annotated K) Ω
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (online or here ° Δ; $ K) Ω
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin (online ° Δ; $) Ω

Year 10:
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (online ° Δ; $ K) Ω
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown (optional; $)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (online ° Δ; $) Ω (one possibility: Family Radio Theater's dramatic audio $)
How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer ($) The video series of the same title offers a strong supplement to the book. (purchase DVD series)
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (online ° Δ; $ K; free Kindle edition may be missing segments)

Year 11:
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ($)
When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan (20 chapters; $)
The World: Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris, formerly James ($) (brief non-graphic mention of the author's gender-change operation in chapter 18, titled "Casablanca." The chapter is very short and can be skipped or removed. Also some language on pg 233 and 242.) (Geography)
Our National Parks by John Muir (online here) OR The Life of the Caterpillar by J. Henri Fabre (online here) Fabre texts with photos
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ($ K)