Charlotte Mason - Educating the Whole Person for Life!
Ambleside Online ~ Charlotte Mason ~ Home Schooling


Year 6 Ancient History

Home | About Our Family | Home School Methods | Teaching CM Subjects
Getting Started | Getting Organized | Some Schedules and Forms | PDF Files

For students wanting to study a full-year of Ancient History, here is a suggested course of study.  This program could be followed up by House of Education Year 7 Middle Ages very nicely.

Year 6 Traditional  |  Year 6A Modern History  |  Year 6B Ancient History

Feel free to use this outline for your own student and modify it to suit your needs.

Subject Suggested Books or Curricula
Bible Option 1:  Read through the KJV Bible using Penny Gardner's suggested outline of bible stories> 
Old Testament
  |  New Testament

Option 2:  Read through the KJV Bible using Calvary Chapel's Online Sunday School Curriculum>  
Old Testament
  |  New Testament

Option 3:  Use a Bible Curriculum of your choice

Trial and Triumph (Church History) by Richard Hannula for older students (5th grade and up)

Math Option 1:  Use one of Ambleside Online's suggested Math programs:  Math-U-See, Developmental Math, or Making Math Meaningful

Option 2:  Use a Saxon 7/6, BJUP Math 6, or another textbook type program

Option 3:  Use a Living Math approach

Foreign Language Begin Latin and if time allows a modern language (Spanish, French or German)
Grammar and Composition Option 1:  Review parts of speech usage using either or Teaching Basic English Rules

Option 2:  Use Easy Grammar 5/6 (may be spread over 2 years) 

Option 3:  Use a Grammar program of your choice

Begin weekly written narration on either history or literature readings.  Narrations should be 3-5 well-written sentences (proper capitalization and punctuation.)

Copy Bible verses neatly from Bible study or use prepared copywork from either a handwriting course or the AOCopywork Group list.

History and Historical Tales and Biographies Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
Term 1:  Genesis:  Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick 
Term 2:  Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber
Term 3:  Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
Literature The Age of Fable (continued from previous years) by Thomas Bullfinch or D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Term 1:  The Iliad by Homer or Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang or Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy or The Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church
Term 2:  The Odyssey by Homer or The Odyssey for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church
Term 3:  The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth Speare or The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff

Science Option 1:  Read Secrets of the Universe by Paul Fleisher or The Boy Scientist by John Bryan Lewellen or The Sciences by Edward Holden (online) if you haven't already done so.  If you have, consider option 2.

Option 2:  Choose a science textbook of your choice or use one of Apologia Elementary science books.  A Beka's Observing God's Creation is a very good choice (not real textbook-y).  Christian Liberty Press sells the student book only and it can be read once per week with one day for a project (low-cost, household items).

Option 3:  For older students, choose a science curriculum based on your student's needs.

Term 1:  Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Term 2:  Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen
Term 3:  Biography of another early scientist
Nature Study Continue with Ambleside Online Nature Study rotation.  Keep a nature journal, practice drawing and sketching from life.

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna B. Comstock

If you haven't followed Ambleside Online's Natural History readings thus far, suggested books to read (one per term):

Term 1:  Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long
Term 2:  School of the Woods by William J. Long
Term 3:  Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton

Geography Missionary Travels by David Livingstone (dry and dull) or choose David Livingstone:  Man of Prayer and Action (Christian Liberty Press) instead.  

Other choices include Halliburton's Book of Marvels (OOP) or V.M. Hillyer's A Child's Geography of the World (OOP).

Poetry Follow Ambleside Online's Poetry rotation or read through the Oxford Book of Children's Verse over the course of this year.
Special Studies Continue with Ambleside Online's Artist, Composer, Folk and Hymn rotation.  Read Plutarch following the posted schedule or read through John White's Boys and Girls Plutarch here.
P.E./Health Include some physical education each week.  


Home | About Our Family | Home School Methods | Teaching CM Subjects
Getting Started | Getting Organized | Some Schedules and Forms | PDF Files

Site Map


Copyright 1998-2010. Carol Hepburn.