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AO Year 9 Weekly ScheduleAmblesideOnline.org

Ambleside Online Year 9:
36-Week Schedule



As a help for scheduling Year Nine of Ambleside Online's curriculum, we are pleased to offer printable charts, the weekly assignments in list form below, or families may choose to use a modification of either for their own personal use. However, please see Our Fair Use Policy before sharing any part of the curriculum.

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(Printable chart schedules include details for all three terms)

Daily Work
Copywork (penmanship)
Math
Science, such as Apologia

Weekly Work
Current Events (Keep up with your choice of periodicals or blogs)
Dictation and additional writing assignments
Outdoor Nature Study
Picture Study
Composer Study
Hymn and Folksong
Handicrafts
A Shakespeare play spread over each term
One of Plutarch's Lives, spread over each term
Foreign language


Time period covered in Year 9: 1688-1815 including French and American Revolutions

Books used for this schedule:

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson pages 81-269 OR Age of Revolution by Churchill
Founding Father - Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser OR Life of Washington by David Ramsay
Autobiography of Ben Franklin terms 1 and 2
Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton terms 1 and 2 (19 weeks, read 2 chapters per week)
Plutarch's Lives (use Ambleside's rotation)
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason, remainder of Book 1
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
Are You Liberal, Conservative? or Confused? by Richard Maybury term 1
The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot, used in terms 1 and 2
C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity (if you've read it, read The Problem of Pain)
How to Read a Book, part 3 (chapters 13-15 this term)
History of English Literature for Boys and Girls by HE Marshall Ch 60-73 this year
Simond's Literature - Increase and Cotton Mather from Chapter 1 (The New England Clergy)
Simond's Literature -Chapter 2 (click on each of the five subtitles under The Eighteenth Century; because of an error in frames, subsections can't be accessed except from main page)
Isaac Bickerstaff by Richard Steele
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverly by Richard Steele term 1
The Coverley Papers from the 'Spectator'
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. (Skip chapter 5 in Part II, on Gulliver's visit to Brobdinnag, the land of the Giants.)
Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift
Elements of Style by Strunk and White
How To Read a Book by Mortimer Adler, part 3 for this year
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson (still needs to be broken into weekly readings)
Poetry of Alexander Pope
Apologia Science or BJU Science

Additionally, these texts will be needed for Term 2
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson pages 121-184 from beginning of part 3 to 'the extent to which one influenced the other, at all times.'
term 3 pg 184-279 from The stages by which the United States Constitution was created" to end of pt 3
Declaration of Rights (1765) The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781)
Treaty with Great Britain (1783)
The Federalist I and II (1787)
Constitution of the United States (1787) (These are only a few of the documents suggested for this term; if you'd like to do more, see the Yr 9 page)
Patrick Henry's famous 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech (which prepared Virginia for war against the Mother Country) [audio]
Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies, March 22,1775
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Sermon (1741)
John Wesley Denounces the Doctrine of Predestination or "Free Grace" (1740) (provides a theological contrast to Edwards' sermon)
John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen (to be read over 20 weeks)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield, choose selections (we hope to have some selections chosen this year)
How to Read a Book, part 3 (chapters 16, 17 this term)
Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin OR Natural History of Selbourne by Gilbert White OR The Life of the Fly by J. Henri Fabre
Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler terms 2 and 3 (18 weeks)
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Five Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet
War of the Worldviews by Gary DeMar
History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson
Oliver Goldsmith - She Stoops to Conquer and/or The Vicar of Wakefield
The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan
The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer
Poetry of William Cowper and Phyllis Wheatley
Love is a Fallacy by Max Shulman (a fun, short piece)
The Story of Painting by H.W. Janson - this term: Toward Revolution (If you choose another option, spread it over the year as desired.)

And these texts will be needed for Term 3:
Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789)
Treaty with the Six Nations (1794)
Washington's Farewell Address also here, or find audio (1796)
Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase) (1803)
Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812) (1814)
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott- the version online (also here) has been scheduled even though it has a portion missing
The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis
How to Read a Book, part 3 (chapters 18, 19 this term)
Postmodern Times by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (chapters are short)
Faust, Book I by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (if you use the Bartleby link given, plan to read about 370 lines per week)
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (start in term 3, finish over the summer as the time period overlaps into Year 10's history)
Poetry of Lord Byron
The Great Astronomers, chapters near the end by Robert S. Ball
The Story of Painting by H.W. Janson (this term: Age of Machines to paragraph ending "artist and public that still persists today." in the Romantic Movement section)
The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith OR The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Term 1: 1688-1730

Week 1
Bible: 2 Kings 1, 2; Mark 1-2:12
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 79-82 (to 'there are immortal souls') OR Age of Revolution, William of Orange (first half this week)
Peruse this site and read actual cases and legal documents.
Note: Incidentally, a good foil for reading the Witchcraft Trials of Salem would be the Malleus Maleficarum -- a book about how to discover witches published in England. The Salem Witch Trials were a blight on our history, but the fact remains that they stand out because of the rarity of witchcraft executions in the Colonies, and their comparatively late date (although Switzerland executed a witch in 1892). In the Colonies, 40 people were executed for witchcraft, half of them in the Salem Trials, and one of the key judges later repented and expressed his deep sorrow for his role in the executions. In England, there were nearly a thousand witchcraft trials from 1552 to 1722, and roughly a quarter of those ended in executions. Scotland tried nearly 2,000 in the same period, and even Switzerland had nearly 400 witchcraft trials in this period with nearly a quarter of the accused executed. Southwestern Germany executed some 3,000 during the same time period. Read another perspective.
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father introduction and begin "War" (it's a long chapter) OR Life of Washington ch 1, 2
Royal Road to Romance ch 1, 2
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 131-135: Gladness
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 10-16 Introduction-ch 1
Mere Christianity 1. Law of Human Nature, 2. Some Objections, 3. The Reality of the Law OR The Problem of Pain Preface
Microbe Hunters ch 1 Leeuwenhook (there are 4 sections; space it out for the Week if desired)
History of English Literature Chap 60 Dryden - The New Poetry
Coverley Papers: 1 Addison, 2 Steele, 106 Addison
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 1 The Staffian Race, ch 2 Pacolet
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: Sir Roger's Family
Gulliver's Travels Part I-A Voyage to Lilliput ch 1, 2
Tale of a Tub: The Preface
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 2
Bible: 2 Kings 3, 4; Mark 2:13-4:20
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
Optional: Saints and Heroes by G Hodges (Vol 2) 13 Fox, 1624-1691
History of the American People pg 82-85 (to 'watershed in American history.') OR Age of Revolution, William of Orange (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "War" OR Life of Washington ch 3
Royal Road to Romance ch 3, 4
Essay on Man: The Design
Simonds American Literature IV The New England Clergy, last section on Cotton and Increase Mather
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 17-35 ch 2-5
Mere Christianity 4. What Lies Behind the Law, 5. We Have Cause to be Uneasy OR The Problem of Pain 1 Introductory
Microbe Hunters ch 2 Spallanzani (there are 7 sections; space it out for the Week if desired)
Coverley Papers: 107 Steele, 108 Addison, 109 Steele
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 3 Pacolet's Story, ch 4 Recollections
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: Mr Will Wimble
Gulliver's Travels Part I-A Voyage to Lilliput ch 3-5
Tale of a Tub: Section I.--The Introduction
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 3
Bible: 2 Kings 5, 6; Mark 4:21-5
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 85-89 (to 'an experimental center for plants.') OR Age of Revolution, Continental War (first half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Constitution" first half of the chapter OR Life of Washington ch 4
Royal Road to Romance ch 5, 6
Essay on Man: 1 - The Universe
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 36-48 ch 6-10
Mere Christianity 1. The Rival Conceptions of God, 2. The Invasion, 3. The Shocking Alternative OR The Problem of Pain 2 Divine Omnipotence
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 13 over the next two or three weeks
History of English Literature Chap 61 Defoe - The First Newspapers
Coverley Papers: 110 Addison, 112
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 5 Marriage of Sister Jenny, ch 6 A Case of Spleen, ch 7 The Dream of Fame
Gulliver's Travels Part I-A Voyage to Lilliput ch 6-8
Tale of a Tub: Section II.
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 4
Bible: 2 Kings 7, 8; Mark 6
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
Optional: Saints and Heroes by G Hodges (Vol 2) 14 Wesley, 1703-1791
History of the American People pg pg 89-93 (to 'operating over 300 ships.') OR Age of Revolution, Continental War (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Constitution" last half of the chapter OR Life of Washington ch 5
Royal Road to Romance ch 7, 8
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 136-139: Justice Universal
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 49-61 Washington's Farewell Address-ch 12
Mere Christianity 4. The Perfect Penitent, 5. The Practical Conclusion, 1. The Three Parts of Morality OR The Problem of Pain 3 Divine Goodness
Simonds History of American Literature I. The First Half of the Century
Coverley Papers: 113 Steele, 114, 115 Addison
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 8 Love and Sorrow, ch 9 Love and Reason
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: The Picture Gallery
Gulliver's Travels Part II-A Voyage to Brobdingnag ch 1-3 (near the end of ch 1, Gulliver describes a giantess nursing a child.)
Tale of a Tub: Section III.--A Digression Concerning Critics
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 5
Bible: 2 Kings 9, 10; Mark 7-8:21
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 93-96 (to 'cotton after the Revolution.') OR Age of Revolution, The Spanish Succession (first half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "President" OR Life of Washington ch 6
Royal Road to Romance ch 9, 10
Essay on Man: 2- Himself as an Individual
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 62-73 ch 13-15
Mere Christianity 2. The Cardinal Virtues, 3. Social Morality, 4. Morality and Phsycoanalysis OR The Problem of Pain 4 Human Wickedness
History of English Literature Chap 62 Defoe - "Robinson Crusoe"
Coverley Papers: 116 Budgell, 117 Addison, 118 Steele
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 10 A Business Meeting, ch 11 Duello, ch 12 Happy Marriage
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: A Country Sunday
Gulliver's Travels Part II-A Voyage to Brobdingnag ch 4 and 6 (skip ch 5, where some ladies take undignified liberties with tiny Gulliver)
Tale of a Tub: Section IV.--A Tale Of A Tub
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 6
Bible: 2 Kings 11, 12; Mark 8:22-9:29
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 96-100 (to 'provided free for guests.') OR Age of Revolution, The Spanish Succession (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Nature" OR Life of Washington ch 7
Royal Road to Romance ch 11, 12
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 74-85 ch 16-18
Mere Christianity 5. Sexual Morality, 6. Christian Marriage OR The Problem of Pain 5 The Fall of Man
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 14 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
History of English Literature Chap 63 Swift
Coverley Papers: 119 Addison, 120
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 13 Dead Folk, ch 14 The Wife Dead, ch 15 The Club at the Trumpet
Gulliver's Travels Part II-A Voyage to Brobdingnag ch 7, 8
Tale of a Tub: Section V.--A Digression In The Modern Kind, Section VI.--A Tale Of A Tub
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 7
Bible: 2 Kings 13, 14; Mark 9:30-10:31
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 100-103 (to 'over the people of the colonies.') OR Age of Revolution, Marlborough (first half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Morals" OR Life of Washington ch 8
Royal Road to Romance ch 13, 14
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 140-149: Justice to the Persons of Others
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 86-99 ch 19-23
Mere Christianity 7. Forgiveness, 8. The Great Sin, 9. Charity OR The Problem of Pain 6 Human Pain
Coverley Papers: 121, 122, 123
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 16 A Very Pretty Poet, ch 17 Fatherly Care
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: The Widow
Gulliver's Travels Part III-A Voyage to Laputa, Etc ch 1-3
Tale of a Tub: Section VII--A Digression In Praise Of Digressions, Section VIII.--A Tale Of A Tub
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 8
Bible: 2 Kings 15-16:12; Mark 10:32-11
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 103-107(to 'of the mob belonged to it!') OR Age of Revolution, Marlborough (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father Ideas" OR Life of Washington ch 9
Royal Road to Romance ch 15, 16
Essay on Man: 3- Society
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 100-111 ch 24
Mere Christianity 10. Hope, 11. Faith, 12. also titled Faith OR The Problem of Pain 7 Human Pain, Continued
History of English Literature Chap 64 Swift Gulliver's Travels
Coverley Papers: 125, 126, 127
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 18 Bickerstaff Censor
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: The Chase
Gulliver's Travels Part III-A Voyage to Laputa, Etc ch 4-7
Tale of a Tub: Section IX.--A Digression Concerning The Original
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 9
Bible: 2 Kings 16:13-ch 18; Mark 12
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 107-108 (to 'second half of the twentieth century.') OR Age of Revolution, Oudenarde and Malplaquet (first half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Fathers" OR Life of Washington ch 10
Royal Road to Romance ch 17, 18
Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 112-121 summary-end
Mere Christianity 1. Making and Begetting, 2. The Three-Personal God OR The Problem of Pain 8 Hell
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 15 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
Coverley Papers: 128, 129
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 19 Of Men Who Are Their Own Masters
Gulliver's Travels Part III-A Voyage to Laputa, Etc ch 8-11
Tale of a Tub: Section X.--A Farther Digression, Section XI.--A Tale Of A Tub
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 10
Bible: 2 Kings 19, 20; Mark 13-14:11
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 108-112 (to 'essence of the religious experience.') OR Age of Revolution, Oudenarde and Malplaquet (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Patriarchs and Masters" OR Life of Washington ch 11
Royal Road to Romance ch 19, 20
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg150-155: Truth: Justice in Word
The English Constitution 1 Introduction first half
Mere Christianity 3. Time and Beyond, 4. Good Infection, 5. The Obstinate Toy Soldier OR The Problem of Pain Animal Pain
History of English Literature Chap 65 Joseph Addison "the Spectator"
Coverley Papers: 130, 131, 132 Steele
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 20 False Doctoring, ch 21 Drinking
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: The County Assizes
Gulliver's Travels Part IV-A Voyage to the Houyhnhnms ch 1-4
Tale of a Tub: The Conclusion; read to the end
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 11
Bible: 2 Kings 21-23:18; Mark 14:12-72
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 112-114 (to 'stranger sects on the Protestant fringes.') OR Age of Revolution, Treaty of Utrechte (first half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Father of his Country" OR Life of Washington ch 12
Royal Road to Romance ch 21, 22
Essay on Man: 4- Happiness
The English Constitution 1 Introduction second half
Mere Christianity 6. Two Notes, 7. Let's Pretend, 8. Is Christianity Hard?, 9. Counting the Cost OR The Problem of Pain 10 Heaven
Coverley Papers: 269 Addison, 329, 335 Addison
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 22 Night and Day, ch 23 Two Old Ladies, ch 24 Maria Calls in Shire Lane
Days with Sir Roger DeCoverley: The Spectators Return to Town
Gulliver's Travels Part IV-A Voyage to the Houyhnhnms ch 5-8
Battle of the Books--take 2 weeks to read this
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Week 12
Bible: 2 Kings 23:19-ch 25; Mark 15, 16
Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
History of the American People pg 114-117 OR Age of Revolution, Treaty of Utrechte (last half this week)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Founding Father "Death" OR Life of Washington ch 13
Royal Road to Romance ch 23, 24
The English Constitution 2 The Constitution first half
Mere Christianity 10. Nice People or New Men?, 11. The New Men OR The Problem of Pain Appendix
History of English Literature Chap 66 Dick Steele
Coverley Papers: 359 Budgell, 383 Addison, 517
Isaac Bickerstaff ch 25 Sister Jenny and Her Husband, ch 26 Love That Will Live, ch 27 Mr Bickerstaff's Nephews
Gulliver's Travels Part IV-A Voyage to the Houyhnhnms ch 9-12
Battle of the Books--take 2 weeks to read this
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts I and II this term

Optional Exam Week

Term 2: 1730-1786

Week 13
Bible: 1 Chronicles 1, 2; Acts 1, 2
The God Who is There Section 1, ch 1, 2
History of the American People pg 121-125 to "Huguenot immigrants in the British colonies could testify" OR Age of Revolution, The House of Hanover
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Royal Road to Romance ch 25, 26
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 156-162: Spoken Truth
The English Constitution 2 The Constitution second half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine Introduction
War of the Worldviews Preface and Introduction
History of Rasselas ch 1-3 (these are very short chapters)
Land of Little Rain ch 1, 2 OR Selbourne to end of Letter IV OR Life of the Fly ch 1, 2
The Story of Painting by H.W. Janson - this term, work through the section "Toward Revolution"
Simonds History of American Literature II. Benjamin Franklin
Poetry
Grammar
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 14
Bible: 1 Chronicles 3-5:17; Acts 3, 4
The God Who is There Section 1, ch 3, 4
History of the American People pg 125-131 to "factor in his life and allegiance." OR Age of Revolution, Sir Robert Walpole
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Royal Road to Romance ch 27, 28
The English Constitution 3 The Monarchy first half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine 1 Of the Origin and Design of Government in General
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle 21 (first half)
History of Rasselas ch 4-8
She Stoops to Conquer, a play; read Act I (there are 5 acts; do one per week)
Land of Little Rain ch 3 OR Selbourne Letters V-XI OR Life of the Fly ch 3, 4
Simonds History of American Literature III. The Second Half of the Century
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 15
Bible: 1 Chronicles 5:18-7:12; Acts 5, 6
The God Who is There Section 1, ch 5
History of the American People pg 131-136 to "indulging his scientific curiosity." OR Age of Revolution; Austrian Succession
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Royal Road to Romance ch 29, 30
The English Constitution 3 The Monarchy second half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine 2 Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession
War of the Worldviews ch 1 Preparing for Battle (second half)
History of Rasselas ch 9-12
She Stoops to Conquer, a play; read Act II
Land of Little Rain 4 OR Selbourne Letters XII-XXII OR Life of the Fly ch 5
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 16 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
Simonds History of American Literature IV. Poetry of the Revolution
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 16
Bible: 1 Chronicles 7:13-9:32; Acts 7-8:8
The God Who is There Section 2, ch 1, 2
History of the American People pg 136-141 to "and oppressive, but ridiculous." OR Age of Revolution, use this week to catch up if necessary
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this book has no chapters; estimate and read portions over 16 weeks)
Royal Road to Romance ch 31, 32
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 163-166: Some Causes of Lying
The English Constitution 4 The House of Lords first half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine 3 Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs
War of the Worldviews ch 2 Worldviews in Conflict
History of Rasselas ch 13-15
She Stoops to Conquer, a play; read Act III
Land of Little Rain 5 OR Selbourne Letters XXIII-XXXII OR Life of the Fly ch 6
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 17
Bible: 1 Chronicles 9:33-11; Acts 8:9-9
The God Who is There Section 2, ch 3, 4
History of the American People pg 141-147 to "--to a close." OR Age of Revolution, The American Colonies
Declaration of Rights (1765)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 1, 2
Royal Road to Romance ch 33, 34
The English Constitution 4 The House of Lords second half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine 4 Of the Present Ability of America, with misc Reflexions
War of the Worldviews ch 3 The Christian Worldview
History of Rasselas ch 16-19
She Stoops to Conquer, a play; read Act IV
Land of Little Rain 6, 7 OR Selbourne Letters XXXIII-XLIV OR Life of the Fly ch 7, 8
History of English Literature Chap 67 Pope
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 18
Bible: 1 Chronicles 12-14:17; Acts 10, 11
The God Who is There Section 2, ch 5 and Section 3, ch 1
History of the American People pg 147-152 to "their lives and fortunes in the same cause." OR Age of Revolution, The First World War
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 3-5
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Royal Road to Romance ch 35, 36
The English Constitution 5 The House of Commons first half
Common Sense by Thomas Paine Appendix
War of the Worldviews ch 4 Shopping for a God
History of Rasselas ch 20-25
She Stoops to Conquer, a play; read Act V
Land of Little Rain 8 OR Selbourne Letters to Daines Barrington I-VI OR Life of the Fly 9, 10
History of English Literature Chap 68 Samuel Johnson
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 19
Bible: 1 Chronicles 15, 16; Acts 12-13:41
The God Who is There Section 3, ch 2, 3
History of the American People pg 152-157 to "Independence sets forth." OR Age of Revolution, The Quarrel with America
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 6, 7
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Royal Road to Romance ch 37
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 167-172: Integrity in Work
The English Constitution 5 The House of Commons second half
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 1 The Rich and The Poor
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping Into the Void (first half)
History of Rasselas ch 26-29
The School for Scandal, a 5-act play; read Act I
Land of Little Rain 9 OR Selbourne Letters VII-XVI OR Life of the Fly ch 11
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 17 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
History of English Literature Chap 69 Johnson
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 20
Bible: 1 Chronicles 17-19; Acts 13:42-15:29
The God Who is There Section 3, 4, 5
History of the American People pg 157-162 to "September 11, 1777." OR Age of Revolution, use this as a catch-up week
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 8, 9
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Walking the Bible "And God Said . . . Go Forth"
The English Constitution 6 Changes of Ministry first half
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 2 Wages
War of the Worldviews ch 5 Leaping Into the Void (second half)
History of Rasselas ch 30-34
The School for Scandal, a play; read Act II
Land of Little Rain 10 OR Selbourne Letters XVIII-XXII OR Life of the Fly ch 12-14
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 21
Bible: 1 Chronicles 20-22; Acts 15:22-16:40
The God Who is There Section 4, ch 1, 2
History of the American People pg 162-167 to "Anglo-American Special Relationship." OR Age of Revolution, War of Independence
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 10
Patrick Henry's famous 'Give me liberty or give me death - 1775
Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies, 1775
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Walking the Bible "In the Land of Canaan"
The English Constitution 6 Changes of Ministry second half
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 3 Population: or Patty's Marriage
War of the Worldviews ch 6 Spiritual Counterfeits
History of Rasselas ch 35-38
The School for Scandal, a play; read Act III
Land of Little Rain 11 OR Selbourne Letters XXIII-XXXVI OR Life of the Fly ch 15-16
History of English Literature Chap 70 Goldsmith
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 22
Bible: 1 Chronicles 23-25; Acts 17, 18
The God Who is There Section 4, ch 3 and Section 5, ch 1
History of the American People pg 167-173 to "lost the religious battle." OR Age of Revolution, The United States
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 11
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Walking the Bible "Take Now Thy Son"
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 173-178: Integrity in Use of Time
The English Constitution 7 Supposed Checks and Balances first half
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 4 The Poor's Rate: or The Treacherous Friend
War of the Worldviews ch 7 The Occult Explosion
History of Rasselas ch 39-42
The School for Scandal, a play; read Act IV
Land of Little Rain 12 OR Selbourne Letters XXXVII-XLIV OR Life of the Fly ch 17-18
History of English Literature Chap 71 Goldsmith
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 23
Bible: 1 Chronicles 26, 27; Acts 19-20:17
The God Who is There Section 5, ch 2 and Section 6, ch 1
History of the American People pg 173-177 to "reaching it the next morning."
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 12, 13
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781)
Treaty with Great Britain (1783)
Constitution of the United States (1787)
The Federalist, Nos. 1 and 2 (1787)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Walking the Bible "A Pillow of Stones"
The English Constitution 7 Supposed Checks and Balances second half
Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet 5 Foreign Trade: or The Wedding Gown
Love is a Fallacy (very short!)
War of the Worldviews ch 8 Living in a Postmodern World
History of Rasselas ch 43-46
The School for Scandal, a play; read Act VI (take 2 weeks if necessary)
Land of Little Rain 13 OR Selbourne Letters XLV-LVI OR Life of the Fly ch 19
History of English Literature Chap 72 Burns
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Week 24
Bible: 1 Chronicles 28-29; Acts 20:18-21
The God Who is There Section 6, ch 2 and Appendices
History of the American People pg 177-184 to "the other, at all times."OR Age of Revolution, The Indian Empire
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 14
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Sermon (1741)
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Walking the Bible "On the Banks of the Nile"
The English Constitution 8 Prerequisites of Cabinet Government first half
War of the Worldviews Conclusion
History of Rasselas ch 47-49
Land of Little Rain 14 OR Selbourne Letters LVII to end OR Life of the Fly ch 20
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through parts III and IV this term

Optional Exam Week

Term 3: 1786-1815

Week 25
Bible: 2 Chronicles 1-4; Acts 22
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 1 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life preface, ch 1
History of the American People pg 184-192 to "In that sense it was very important." OR Age of Revolution, The Younger Pitt
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 15, 16
Founding Brothers: Preface- The Generation
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 1, 2
Walking the Bible "And They Made Their Lives Bitter"
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 179-186: Opinions
The English Constitution 8 Prerequisites of Cabinet Government second half
Postmodern Times ch 1, 2
The Problem of Pain preface and introduction
Great Astronomers: Isaac Newton
The Story of Painting by H.W. Janson (this term, work through Age of Machines to paragraph ending "artist and public that still persists today." in the Romantic Movement section)
Pride and Prejudice ch 1-7
Faust, lines 1-370 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 1-5
The Four Loves Introduction (two weeks have been allowed for each chapter scheduled)
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 26
Bible: 2 Chronicles 5-7; Acts 23
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 2 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 2, 3
History of the American People pg 192-200 to "as two years (some, one)." OR Age of Revolution, The American Constitution
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 17
Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789)
Founding Brothers: ch 1 The Duel
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 3, 4
Walking the Bible "A Wall of Water"
The English Constitution 9 Its History first half
Postmodern Times ch 3
The Problem of Pain 2. Divine Omnipotence
Great Astronomers: Flamsteed
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 18 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
Simonds History of American Literature V. The Close of the Century
Pride and Prejudice ch 8-13
Faust, lines 370-740 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 6-10
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 27
Bible: 2 Chronicles 8-11; Acts 24, 25
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 3 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 4, 5
History of the American People pg 200-208 to "William Few of Georgia." OR Age of Revolution, The French Revolution
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 18, 19
Founding Brothers: ch 2 The Dinner
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 5, 6
Walking the Bible "A Land of Fiery Snakes and Scorpions"
The English Constitution 9 Its History second half
Postmodern Times ch 4
The Problem of Pain 3. Divine Goodness
Great Astronomers: Halley
Pride and Prejudice ch 14-18
Faust, lines 740-1110 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 11-15
The Four Loves Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 28
Bible: 2 Chronicles 12-16; Acts 26
Practice of the Presence of God Conversations: 4 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 6, 7
History of the American People pg 215 to "industry could stand on its own feet." OR Age of Revolution, France Confronted
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 20
Founding Brothers: ch 2 The Dinner (catch up week)
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 7, 8
Walking the Bible "On Holy Ground"
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 187-190: Principles
The Rights of Man preface to English edition and Rights of Man to "expedition to Versailles, October the 5th and 6th."
Postmodern Times ch 5
The Problem of Pain 4. Human Wickedness
Great Astronomers: Bradley
Pride and Prejudice ch 19-23
Faust, lines 1110-1480 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 16-20
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 29
Bible: 2 Chronicles 17-19; Acts 27
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 1 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 8, 9
History of the American People pg 215-222 to "inti-mate acquaintance." OR Age of Revolution, use this week to catch up if necessary
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 21, 22
Founding Brothers: ch 3 The Silence
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 9, 10
Walking the Bible "The God-Trodden Mountain"
The Rights of Man Rights of Man to "Those Men Despise It.--But it is time to proceed to a new subject."
Postmodern Times ch 6
The Problem of Pain 5. The Fall of Man
Great Astronomers: William Herschel
Pride and Prejudice ch 24-29
Faust, lines 1480-1850 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 21-25
The Four Loves Affection
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 30
Bible: 2 Chronicles 20-22; Acts 28; James 1
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 2 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 10, 11
History of the American People pg 222-230 to "led America to an auspicious start." OR Age of Revolution, Trafalgar
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 23
Founding Brothers: ch 4 The Farewell
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 11, 12
Walking the Bible "Wandering"
The Rights of Man Rights of Man to end of chapter
Postmodern Times ch 7
The Problem of Pain 6. Human Pain
Great Astronomers: LaPlace
How to Read a Book, part 3 work in chapter 19 over the next 2 or 3 weeks
Pride and Prejudice ch 30-34
Faust, lines 1850-2220 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 26-30
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 31
Bible: 2 Chronicles 23-25:13; James 2, 3
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 3, 4 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 12, 13
History of the American People pg 230-237 to "minority only eight times." OR Age of Revolution, Emperor of the French
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 24
Founding Brothers: ch 4 The Farewell (catch up week)
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 13, 14
Walking the Bible "And the Earth Opened its Mouth"
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 191-203: Self-Ordering
The Rights of Man Miscellaneous chapter
Postmodern Times ch 8
The Problem of Pain 7. Human Pain, continued
Great Astronomers: Brinkley
Pride and Prejudice ch 35-40
Faust, lines 2220-2590 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 31-35
The Four Loves Friendship
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 32
Bible: 2 Chronicles 25:14-29:11; James 4, 5
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 5, 6 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 14, 15
History of the American People pg 237-245 to "to the pediment and roof." OR Age of Revolution, Peninsular War
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 25, 26
Founding Brothers: ch 5 The Collaborators
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 15, 16
Walking the Bible "The Land of Milk and Honey"
The Rights of Man Conclusion, Part 2 Preface, Introduction, ch 1
Postmodern Times ch 9
The Problem of Pain 8. Hell
Great Astronomers: John Herschel
History of English Literature Chap 73 Cowper
Pride and Prejudice ch 41-44
Faust, lines 2590-2960 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 36-40
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 33
Bible: 2 Chronicles 29:12-31; Galatians 1, 2
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 7, 8 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 16, 17
History of the American People pg 245-253 to "begged Congress to accept." OR Age of Revolution, Washington, Adams, Jefferson
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 27, 28
Founding Brothers: ch 5 The Collaborators (catch up week)
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 17-19
Treaty with the Six Nations (1794)
Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase) (1803)
Walking the Bible "The Wars of the Lord"
The Rights of Man ch 2 -3
Postmodern Times ch 10
The Problem of Pain 9. Animal Pain
Great Astronomers: Earl of Rosse
Pride and Prejudice ch 45-48
Faust, lines 2960-3330 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 41-45
The Four Loves Eros
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 34
Bible: 2 Chronicles 32-34:21; Galatians 3
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 9, 10 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 18, 19
History of the American People pg 253-261 to "Vermont and New York State." OR Age of Revolution, The War of 1812
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 29
Founding Brothers: ch 6 The Friendship
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 20-22
Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812) (1814)
Walking the Bible "Half as Old as Time"
CM's Ourselves Book 1 pg 204-210: Vocation
The Rights of Man ch 4
Postmodern Times ch 11
The Problem of Pain 10. Heaven
Great Astronomers: Airy
Pride and Prejudice ch 49-52
Faust, lines 3330-3700 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 46-50
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 35
Bible: 2 Chronicles 34:22-ch 36; Galatians 4
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 11, 12 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 20, 21
History of the American People pg 261-269 to "grand but ruthless purposes." OR Age of Revolution, Elba and Waterloo
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 30, 31
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 23
Walking the Bible "Sunrise in the Palm of the Lord"
The Rights of Man ch 5 to "the sick stranger will be better treated."
Postmodern Times ch 12
Great Astronomers: Hamilton
Pride and Prejudice ch 53-56
Faust, lines 3700-4070 (approximate)
Count of Monte Cristo ch 51-55
The Four Loves Charity
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Week 36
Bible: Obadiah; Jonah; Galatians 5, 6
Practice of the Presence of God Letters: 13, 14, 15 OR Christian's Secret of a Happy Life ch 22
History of the American People pg 269-279 OR Age of Revolution, catch up this week if necessary
John Adams and the American Revolution ch 32, 33
Napoleon Bonaparte by J. Abbott - not too long, but no chapters. Divide as desired this term
Miracle at Philadelphia ch 24, 25
Walking the Bible "And the People Believed" and "Take These Words"
The Rights of Man ch 5 to the end of the chapter
Great Astronomers: Le Verrier
Postmodern Times ch 13
Pride and Prejudice ch 57-61
Count of Monte Cristo ch 56-60 (finish reading chapters 61-118 through the summer)
Faust, lines 4070-4429 (approximate)
Poetry
Apologia Science or BJU Science
Elements of Style: Work through part V this term

Optional Exam Week

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