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Level I – 7th Grade

 
Class Author Work(s)
Bible Study Methods Hendricks Living by the Book
  Moses Pentateuch (Genesis–Deuteronomy)  
Classical Foundations 1 Phillips Easy Grammar: Plus
  Pudewa Institutes for Excellence in Writing Material  
  Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O Henry, Rudyard Kipling, C.S. Lewis, Guy de Maupassant, James Thurber, Mark Twain Various short stories
Algebra 1/2 John Saxon Algebra 1/2
Physical Science Various Discussions and sample readings studying a range of scientific fields–Geology, Aeronautics, Rocketry, Astronomy, Chemistry, etc for the purpose of arousing interest in Science
Ancient Near East Various Projects and maps over various civilizations–The Ancient Egyptian, Mycenaean, Minoan, Babylonian, Hebrew and Indus River Valley
 
*Excerpts only

Level II – 8th Grade

 
Class Author(s) Work(s)
Old Testament Various Joshua – Malachi
English 1 Aeschylus Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides
  Homer The Iliad, The Odyssey  
  Plato The Republic, The Apology, other selected works
  Sophocles Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone  
Classical Foundations 2 Pudewa Institutes for Excellence in Writing Material
  Phillips Easy Grammar: Ultimate Series
Algebra 1 Saxon Algebra 1
Biology Kaskel, Hummer, and Daniel Biology: An Everyday Experience
  Darwin
The Origin of Species
  Behe
Darwin's Black Box*
  Aristotle
De Anima*
  Bernard An Introduction to Experimental Medicine*
  Yancey and Brand Fearfully and Wonderfully Made*
  Strobel The Case for a Creator*
Greece and Rome Hamilton Mythology*
  Plutarch Lives of Noble Greeks and Romans*
  Herodotus The Histories*
  Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War*
  Livy The Early History of Rome*
  Seutonius Lives of the 12 Caesars*
 
*Excerpts only 

Level III – 9th Grade

 
Class Author(s) Work(s)
New Testament Various MatthewRevelation
English 2 Anselm ProslogiumMonologium, Cur Deus Homo
  Aristotle Physics, Metaphysics, De Anima, Nichomachean Ethics, Parts of Animals, On the Soul    
  Athanasius On the Incarnation  
  Augustine Confessions, City of God
  Cicero Selected Works    
  Erasmus On Free Will
  Shakespeare Selected Works
  Virgil The Aeneid    
Greek 1 Mounce Beginning Greek
Algebra 2
Saxon Algebra 2
Logic
Wilson and Nance Introductory Logic, Intermediary Logic
World History 1 Kaufman Our Young Folks' Plutarch
  Josephus Antiquities of the Jews
  Seutonius The Twelve Caesars
  Tacitus The Annals of Imperial Rome  
 
*Excerpts only

Level IV – 10th Grade

 
Class Author(s) Work(s)
Bible Literature Various GenesisRevelation*
English 3 Aquinas Summa Theologica
  Calvin The Institutes of the Christian Religion*
  Chaucer Canterbury Tales
  Dante Inferno
  Hobbes The Leviathan
  Milton Paradise Lost
  Shakespeare Hamlet
  Spenser Faerie Queene    
Greek 2 Mounce Beginning Greek
Pre-Calculus Foerster Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications
Physics Hewitt Conceptual Physics
  Hickman Problem-Solving Exercises in Physics
World History 2 Armstrong Islam
  Machiavelli The Prince  
  Marx The Communist Manifesto    
  Schaeffer
How Should We Then Live?
  Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copeland, Handel, Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Wagner
Selected Compositions
 
*Excerpts only

Level V – 11th Grade

 
Class Author(s) Work(s)
English 4 Conrad Heart of Darkness
  Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov
  Goethe Faust
  Hume Treatise on Human Nature
  Kant Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics, Foundations to the Metaphysics of Morals
  Kirkegaard Fear and Trembling
  Montaigne Essays
  More Utopia
  Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil
  Pascal Pensées
  Swift Gulliver's Travels
Rhetoric Aristotle On Rhetoric
  Cicero De Oratore, Rhetorica as Herennium, De Inventione
  Plato  Meno, Ion, Gorgias, Phaedrus
  Various Selected Speeches
Fine Arts 1 Fritz Creating
Geometry Abbott Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
  Euclid 
The Elements
  Various
SAT Prep
Chemistry    
     
American History Founding Fathers Declaration of Independence, The Constitution
  Hamilton, Jay and Madison The Federalist Papers
  King March on Washington Address
  Lincoln Selected Speeches
 
  Tocqueville Democracy in America
     
     
 
*Excerpts only

Level VI – 12th Grade

The Bible
Selections

Aristotle
Physics

Adam Smith
Wealth of Nations

Twain
Selected Writings

Melville
Moby Dick

T. S. Eliot
Selected Poems

C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity

Shelley
Frankenstein

Stevenson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Ptolemy
Almagest

Churchill
Selected Works

Copernicus
On the Revolutions of the Spheres

Lucretius
On the Nature of Things

Pascal
Pensees

Einstein
Selected works

Galileo
Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World Systems

Newton
Principia
Mathematica

Descartes
Geometry
 
Pascal
Generation of Conic Sections

Euclid
The Elements

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