Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Beginning the Second Leg of Our Journey with Unit Studies and CM

We are beginning our second and final six-year history rotation this year. I have been busy with last-minute preparations and details. It feels good to be finished now. We will be studying Ancient History and Chemistry for 7th grade, but it seems like just yesterday that we were studying Story of the World in Year 1 and making all those fun elementary-aged projects. SIGH. Oh well, that is another post. : ) Here is the course outline for the upcoming year combining elements of AmblesideOnline and Diana Waring's Ancient Civilizations and the Bible:

Course Outline for Ambleside Classical Year 7

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used.
* the book is used in term 1
** the book is used in term 2
*** the book is used in term 3

Bible

* ** *** Included in Diana Waring's ACATB

Devotional Reading

* Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick, Calls to Courage by Christian Light Education

** Lies Young Women Believe by DeMoss and Gresh, Calls to Courage by Christian Light Education

***How to be Your Own Selfish Pig: And Other Ways You've Been Brainwashed by Susan Schaeffer MaCaulay

History- The Ancient and Classical World

TERM 1: Creation, Mesopotamia, Egypt

Choose either Usborne Interntet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, pages 6-134 or

Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster, page xi-116

Unit Study Activities – Research, Bible, Timeline, Geography, Art, Drama, Cooking, Worldview: Diana Waring's Ancient Civilizations and the Bible - CD's and student guide activities, “Creation” to “Children of Israel”


TERM 2: The Story of Greece

Choose either Usborne Interntet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, pages 148-250 or

Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster, pages 117-204

Unit Study Activities – Research, Bible, Timeline, Geography, Art, Cooking, Drama, Worldview: Diana Waring's Ancient Civilizations and the Bible - CD's and student guide activities,“Assyria” to “Greece”

Enrichment Option: Ancient Greece Thematic Unit: Intermediate by Teacher Created Resources (Grades 6-8)


TERM 3: The Rise and Fall of Rome

Choose either Usborne Interntet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, pages 266-352 or

Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster, pages 205-end

Unit Study Activities – Research, Bible, Timeline, Geography, Art, Cooking, Drama, Worldview: Diana Waring's Ancient Civilizations and the Bible - CD's and student guide activities,“Rome” to “Jesus”

Enrichment: Ancient Rome Thematic Unit: Intermediate by Teacher Created Resources (Grades 6-8)


History Biography

* Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark)

** Famous Men of Greece

*** Famous Men of Rome


Literature

* Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

** Tale of Troy by Roger Lancelyn Green

*** The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare


Geography

* ** *** Geography of Ancient World included in Diana Waring's ACATB. Map work integrated with history reading.

Science

* **Chemical Interactions by Prentice-Hall

* **Chemical Interactions by DSM II (Delta Science)

Science Biography

* The World of Chemistry by Tiner
**
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
***
Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen


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