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Book Lists and Study Resources

Biblical Studies

  • Asch, Sholem – Moses
  • Asch, Sholem – The Prophet (Isaiah)
  • Asch, Sholem – The Apostle (Paul)
  • Asch, Sholem – Mary
  • Asch, Sholem – The Nazarene (Jesus)

Biography

  • Bird, Isabella L. – A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • Backus, Harriet Fish – Tomboy Bride
  • Faulk, Odie B. – The Geronimo Campaign
  • Gwynne, S.C. – Empire of the Summer Moon
  • Smith, P. David – Ouray Chief of the Utes

Charlotte Mason

Citizenship

Commonplace book

Concentration

Economics

Fine Arts

  • Composers
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Piano
  • Poetry

Foreign Language

  Dutch

  French

  Latin

4-H

Geography

Grammar

Great Books 1 – Schola Tutorials – 9th grade book list

Health and Nutrition

History

Colorado History

  • Vandenbusche, Duane – The Gunnison Country

   Ancient History

Liberty Classroom – Western Civilization to 1500

Potter, William – Twenty Battles That Changed the World

  • Salamis – 480 bc – The Greeks vs. The Persians
  • Arbela – 331 bc – The Macedonians vs. The Persians
  • Cannae – 216 bc – The Romans vs. The Carthaginians
  • Tours – 1732 – Franks vs. Moors
  • Crecy – 1346 – England vs. France
  • Constantinople – 1453 – Eastern Romans vs. Turks
  • Tenochtitlan – 1521 – The Spanish Conquistadors vs. the Aztecs
  • Lepanto – 1571 – European Coalition vs. Arab Fleet
  • Armada – 1588 – England vs. Spain

   Medieval History

   Renaissance History

   Modern History

Literature

  • Adams, Richard – Watership Down
  • Alcott, Louisa May – Jack and Jill
  • Alcott, Louisa May – Little Men
  • Alcott, Louisa May  – Little Women
  • Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
  • Bulfinch, Thomas – The Age of Fable
  • Bulfinch, Thomas – The Age of Chivalry
  • Bynyan, John – Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Bynyan, John – The Holy War
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Little Princess
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Lost Prince
  • Carroll, Lewis – Alice in Wonderland
  • Carroll, Lewis – Through The Looking Glass
  • Cervantes, Miguel – Don Quixote
  • Chesterson, G.K. – The Innocence of Father Brown
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur – The Complete Sherlock Holmes
  • Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe
  • Dodge, Mary Maples – Hans Brinker
  • Dumas, Alexandre – The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang – Fauste
  • Golding, William – The Lord of the Flies
  • Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – Tanglewood Tales
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Wonder Book
  • Lang, Andrew – Arabian Nights
  • Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Lewis, C.S. – The Four Loves
  • Lewis, C.S. – The Space Trilogy
  • London, Jack – The Call of the Wild
  • Kingsley, Charles – Hereward, the Last of the English or Hereward the Wake published in Robin Hood 
  • Kingsley, Charles – Water Babies
  • Kingsley, Charles – Westward Ho!
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Kim
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Captain’s Courageous
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Puck of Pooks Hill
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Riki Tiki Tavi
  • MacDonald, George – The Light Princess
  • MacDonald, George – Phantastes
  • MacDonald, George – The Princess and The Goblin
  • MacDonald, George – The Princess and Curdie
  • MacDonald, George – At The Back of the North Wind
  • MacDonald, George – The Wise Woman
  • Montgomery, Luck Maud – Anne of Greene Gables
  • More, Sir Thomas – Utopia
  • Orwell, George – Animal Farm
  • Orwell, George – Nineteen Eighty Four
  • Page, Elizabeth – Wagon’s West  – A Story of the Oregon Trail
  • Porter, Eleanor H. – Just David
  • Porter, Eleanor H. – Pollyanna
  • Pyle, Howard – The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Pyle, Howard – The Book of King Arthur
  • Schmid, Christopher – The Basket of Flowers
  • Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – Kidnapped
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
  • Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels
  • Scott, Sir Walter – Rob Roy
  • Scott, Sir Walter – Ivanhoe
  • Spyri, Joanna – Heidi
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Children of Huren
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Silmarillion
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Lord of the Rings
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Two Towers
  • Tolkien, J.R.R – The Return of the King
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Twain, Mark – The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Twain, Mark – The Prince and the Pauper
  • Twain, Mark – The War Prayer
  • Verne, Jules – Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Verne, Jules – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • White, T.H. – The Once and Future King
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls – The Little House series
  • Wyss, Johann – The Swiss Family Robinson

Logic – Oxford Tutorials – Introductory Logic- First Semester

Logic – Oxford Tutorials – Intermediate Logic – Second Semester

LumosityBrain Games

Math

Nature Studies

  • Amory, Cleveland – Ranch of Dreams
  • Mowat, Farley – Never Cry Wolf
  • Roberts, Monty – The Man who Listens to Horses
  • Tompkins, Peter and Bird, Christopher – The Secret Life of Plants

Political Philosophy Classics:

  • The Republic, Plato, 400 BC, ~500 pages
  • The Prince, Machiavelli, 1532, ~70 pages
  • Lex Rex, Rutherford, 1644, ~350 pages
  • Leviathan, Hobbes, 1651, ~400 pages
  • Two Treatises of Government, Locke, 1689, ~450 pages
  • The Social Contract, Rousseau, 1762, ~100 pages
  • Commentaries on the Laws of England, Blackstone, 1765, ~2000 pages
  • The Wealth of Nations, Smith, 1776, ~1200 pages
  • Common Sense, Paine, 1776, ~100 pages
  • Debates from the Constitutional Convention, 1787
  • The Federalist Papers, 1787, ~500 pages
  •  The Anti-Federalist Papers, 1787, ~400 pages
  • Reflections on the Revolution in France, Burke, 1790, ~350 pages
  •  Democracy in America, de Tocqueville, 1835, ~1000 pages
  • The Communist Manifesto, Marx & Engels, 1848, ~50 pages
  • The Law, Bastiat, 1849, ~100 pages
  • On Liberty, Mill, 1859, ~200 pages

Ron Paul

Science

Johnson, George – The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments:

  • Galileo: The Way Things Really Move
  • William Harvey: Mysteries of the Heart
  • Isaac Newton: What a Color Is
  • Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier: The Farmer’s Daughter
  • Luigi Galvani: Animal Electricity
  • Michael Faraday: Something Deeply Hidden
  • James Joule: How the World Works
  • A.A. Michelson: Lost in Space
  • Ivan Pavlov: Measuring the Immeasurable
  • Robert Millikan: In the Borderland

ScienceAgriculture – Farming

  • Carson, Rachel – Silent Spring
  • Kirby, David – Animal Factory  – The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans
  • Mas Masumoto, David – Wisdom of the Last Farmer
  • Nader, Ralph – Genetically Engineered Food – Changing the Nature of Nature
  • Schlosser, Eric – Fast Food Nation
  • Schmid ND, Ron – The Untold Story of Milk

ScienceAstronomy

  • Reed, W. Maxwell – The Stars for Sam

ScienceBiology

ScienceChemistry

SciencePhysical Science

  • DeCamp, L. Sprague – Man and Power The Story of Power from the Pyramids to the Atomic Age

Shakespeare

Oxford Tutorials Shakespeare – two semesters

reading and assignment schedule

  • First Semester

    WEEK
    Session/Date            Play/Act(s)

      1. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1

      2. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2

      3. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3

      4. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts 4-5

      5. Romeo & Juliet, Act 1

      6. Romeo & Juliet, Act 2

      7. Romeo & Juliet, Act 3

      8. Romeo & Juliet, Acts 4-5

      9. Twelfth Night, Act 1

    10. Twelfth Night,  Act 2

    11. Twelfth Night, Act 3

    12. Twelfth Night, Acts 4-5

    13. King Lear, Act 1

    14. King Lear, Acts 2-3

    15. King Lear, Acts 4-5

    16. Semester Exam

    Second Semester

    WEEK
    Session/Date        Play/Act(s)

      1. As You Like It, Act 1

      2. As You Like It,   Act 2

      3.  As You Like It,   Act 3

      4. As You Like It,  Acts 4-5

      5. Othello, Act 1

    6. Othello,  Act 2

      7. Othello, Act 3

      8. Othello,  Acts 4-5

      9. The Tempest, Act 1

    10.  The Tempest, Act 2

    11.  The Tempest, Act 3 

    12.  The Tempest, Acts 4-5

    13.  Sonnets, #    1-38

    14.  Sonnets,  # 39-77

    15.  Sonnets, #  78-116

    16.  Sonnets, # 117-154

Elementary Shakespeare reading:        

      Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare by Lamb, Charles and Mary 

  • The Tempest
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • The Winters Tale
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • As You Like It
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Cymbeline
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • All’s Well that Ends Well
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Measure for Measure
  • Twelfth Night or What You Will
  • Timon of Athens
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet – Prince of Denmark
  • Othello
  • Pericles – Prince of Tyre

Spelling – MasterSpell

 

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Writer’s WorkshopOxford Tutorials Two Semesters

  • Genesis
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Orthodoxy by G.K.Chesterson
  • Luke
  • Acts
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

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