Adv American Gov & Econ
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

Selections of St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica (provided), Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers, the Constitution, Common Sense, Democracy in America, and Economics in One Lesson (see book list on family site). Online syllabus provided.

Description:

The course begins with a discussion of law through the light of St. Thomas and culminates with an understanding of the type of government laid out by our Founding Fathers. Economic principles are also discussed in depth. Paper grading is included.

Am Gov & Econ (ABeka)
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

American Government in Christian Perspective from ABeka, Economics Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective by R. Kirk from ABeka, test/quiz booklets, and other required texts (see booklist on family site). Online syllabus provided.

Description:

This course covers the Constitution, the branches of government and offers a thorough look at economics, both in principle and in application to particulars. Grading is included.

Ancient History & Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12

Materials Used:

 The Founding of Christendom by Warren Carroll, and other required books.See book list provided on the family site. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

This course has an emphasis on what can be achieved through man’s natural gifts and virtues, both intellectual and moral. The history material for the year focuses on an understanding of natural virtue and its relationship to society and government. Discussions center around questions that help the student come to an understanding of these issues. Course includes the reading of great works of literature: Iliad (or Children’s Homer), Plutarch, Shakespeare, Plato and many others. Paper grading is included.

Grade 6 Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-8

Materials Used:

Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Shadow Hawk, Golden Goblet, Mara, Daughter of the Nile, The Amulet, The Hittite Warrior, Old World and America (see family site for complete booklist)Online syllabus provided.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion based course but you can add a TA. All TAs working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TA will share feedback with the LS teachers as well. 

Grade 7 Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 6-9

Materials Used:

Famous Men of Greece, The Greeks, Herodotus’ Histories, D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, The Children’s Homer, Archimedes and the Door of Science, Famous Men of Rome, City, The Romans, A Triumph for Flavius, Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Augustus Caesar’s World, The Eagle of the Ninth, Old World and America. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion based course but you can add a TA. All TAs working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TA will share feedback with the LS teachers as well. 

Grade 8 Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-10.

Materials Used:

Fingal’s Quest, Augustine Came to Kent, Son of Charlemagne, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Magna Charta, Adam of the Road, Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi, St. Dominic and the Rosary, The Door in the Wall, Boy Knight of Reims, Old World and America. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion based course but you can add a TA. All TAs working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TA will share feedback with the LS teachers as well. 

Literature 12
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

See booklist on family site. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

This course covers classic works of literature: Ivanhoe, Emma and Till We Have Faces are the longer selections in the course. The works of Shakespeare covered include: King Lear and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Tolstoy’s Forged Coupon, Kafka’s Metamorphoses, and Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale are among the works read. Other authors include Flannery O’Connor, Leo Tolstoy, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Paper grading is included.

Medieval European History & Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

 History of the English Speaking Peoples by Churchill, The History of Medieval Spain by J. O’Callaghan, and other required books (see book list on family site). *Note that this course does not use the Medieval English and Spanish Syllabus – that is a different course. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

Through investigation, discussion and debate, issues of particular importance are addressed including the development of kingship & government in the Middle Ages, the Inquisition and the Reformation. The application of Catholic moral teachings in such cases as Suetonius and the Londoners, King Stephen and the hostages, Martyrs of the Cordoba, and tyrannicide are also covered. In addition, works of literature, such as Song of Roland, Beowulf, Ballad of the White Horse, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Cid, among others are discussed. We also have a mock Inquisition trial, so that the students are clear about how such trials worked. Paper grading is included.

SS-10: English 10
Materials Used:

MODG Composition Manual; Wordly Wise 3000; Writing Skills Book 3

Description:

Focusing on writing, this course works on how to research for an essay, how to write introdutory paragraphs, how to write persuading paragraphs, biography information, and more. Many resources are provided to assist student. 

SS-10: World History & Geog
Materials Used:

Christ the King, Lord of History and Workbook, Daughter of Time.

Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of history, from the Old Testament to World War II, including Greece, Rome, the Early Church, the Middle Ages, Spain, the Reformation and Counterreformation, the French Revolution and more. 

SS-11: English 11
Description:

This English course goes hand-in-hand with the SS-11 US History class.

SS-11: US History & Geog
Materials Used:

See syllabus for booklist.

Description:

A gentle approach to our LS US History class. This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss, investigate, and debate on many key issues, such as the justification for secession, and dropping of the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics such as The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinSense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage among others. 

SS-12: Am Gov & Econ
Description:

This course teaches American Government and Economics using the ABeka Text.

SS-12: English 12
Materials Used:

Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.

Description:

A Literature course which includes Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.  

SS-9: Church History
Materials Used:

The Story of the Church, Saint John Paul II: Be Not Afraid, Red Blood Crescent, The St. Thomas More of London.

Description:

Based on Story of the Church, students learn history through the life of the Church. Teachers supplement with slideshows. Students are pre-assigned questions to help them learn to search for text.

SS-9: English 9
Materials Used:

Editor in Chief Level 2, High School Grammar for Catholic Students (Seton Press), Writing Skills Book 2 (Hansbury), WW3000 Online

Description:

Course includes basic grammar rules and speech parts. Online access to WordlyWise3000.

US History & American Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

 Christ in the Americas by Anne Carroll, and other required books. (See book list provided on family site.) Online syllabus provided.

Description:

This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss, investigate and debate many key issues, such as the justification for secession and dropping of the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics such as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Sense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage among others. Paper grading is included.

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