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Year 6 Modern History

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For students wanting to study a full-year of Modern History followed by a 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.

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

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

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.)  If your student needs help writing a 5 sentence paragraph, try this short 5-week course.

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 Story of the World, Volume 4 by Susan Wise Bauer

Term 1:  Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt by George Grant

Term 2:  Never Give In (Winston Churchill) by Stephen Mansfield
Term 3:  Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl; or The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig; or The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Literature The Age of Fable (continued from previous years) by Thomas Bullfinch 

Term 1:  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
Term 2:  Animal Farm by George Orwell
Term 3:  The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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:  Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik OR Ordinary Genius by Stephanie McPherson
Term 2:  Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig
Term 3:  Biography of another 20th Century 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.  


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