I thought I’d share our plans, since talking programs and ideas never seems to get old. I will start with Sandra’s plans.
Sandra (Grade 11)
English: Vocabulary Vine; Apples Daily Spelling Drill; our teen book club (see a few posts back); “To Kill a Mockingbird” book study from Center for Learning. (They have the best secular book guides I’ve found.)
Academic Writing: Finding a secular program that is strong was tricky. I’ve settled on Jensen’s Format Writing. It transitions from paragraphs to essays. I especially appreciate the section on condensation – the ability to read and condense is one of the key missing pieces in many university students. I used Donna Young’s syllabus to schedule our year, but I substituted the section on condensation for the section on business writing.
Geography: Trail Guide to World Geography
Chemistry: The Great Courses: High School Chemistry, a DVD lecture set with accompanying exercises
Physics: Conceptual Physics
Environmental Science: she and my dad are covering a university text together.
Math: Teaching Textbooks Geometry
History: Foundations of Western Civilization, from Great Courses.
Volunteering: she works one afternoon each week at Ten Thousand Villages.
Phys Ed: Running half-marathons, soccer.
Fine Arts: dance.
Extra: How to become a Superstar Student from Great Courses.