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.
Books or Curricula
||Option 1: Read through the
KJV Bible using Penny Gardner's suggested outline of bible
Testament | New
Option 2: Read through the KJV Bible using Calvary
Chapel's Online Sunday School Curriculum> Old
Testament | New
Option 3: Use a Bible Curriculum of your choice
Trial and Triumph (Church History)
by Richard Hannula for older students (5th grade and up)
||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
||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 DailyGrammar.com
Basic English Rules
Option 2: Use Easy Grammar 5/6 (may be spread over
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
|History and Historical Tales
||Story of the World, Volume
4 by Susan Wise Bauer
Term 1: Carry
a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt by
Never Give In (Winston Churchill) by Stephen Mansfield
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl; or The Endless Steppe
by Esther Hautzig; or The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
||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
||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: 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.
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert
Cwiklik OR Ordinary Genius by Stephanie McPherson
Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig
Term 3: Biography of another 20th Century scientist
||Continue with Ambleside Online
Nature Study rotation. Keep a nature journal, practice
drawing and sketching from life.
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna
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
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).
||Follow Ambleside Online's
Poetry rotation or read through the Oxford Book of Children's
Verse over the course of this year.
||Continue with Ambleside Online's
Artist, Composer, Folk and Hymn rotation. Read Plutarch
following the posted schedule or read through John White's
and Girls Plutarch here.
||Include some physical education