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AO Yr 10 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Year 10 Lite 36-Week schedule

This is an updated schedule that spreads the books out more evenly across the year. If you're looking for the original schedule, it's here and will stay up until July 2018. The original chart/grid schedules are linked from that schedule.



As a help for scheduling Year 10 Basic Version of AmblesideOnline'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


Go directly to week: 1 2 3 4 5 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Free Reading


Week 1
Bible: Isaiah 1-5:19; John 1:1-32; Psalm 56, 57; Proverbs 1:1-19
Attributes of God 1 The Solitariness of God; 2 The Decrees of God
The Great Democracies, ch 1 Victory Peace beginning to "it seemed that a corner had been turned." (or Johnson's History of the American People Part 3: 284-292 to "Congress price, $1.25 an acre.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 1
Frederick Douglass Narrative Preface
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 1 Boyhood, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 1 A President's Childhood
Eothen ch 01 Over the Border, first half
The Law, Bastiat, The law perverted!, Life is a Gift From God, What is Law?, A Just and Enduring Government, The Complete Perversion of the Law
Sesame and Lilies: 1 Sesame: Of King's Treasuries, first half
Invitation to the Classics: The Purpose of Invitation to the Classics
Emerson: essay on Art
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 1-5
Moby Dick ch 1
The Book on Writing ch 1
How to Read a Book ch 13 How to Read Practical Books
Six Easy Pieces - pg ix-xviii Introduction
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - The Age of Machines (work through this section over the term)
Character is Destiny ch 1 (optional)
Story of Painting: work through The Age of Machines this term
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 1 An Upright Man, first half (as free reading)

Week 2
Bible: Isaiah 5:20-9; John 1:35-ch 2; Psalm 58, 59; Proverbs 1:20-33
Attributes of God 3 The Knowledge of God; 4 The Foreknowledge of God
The Great Democracies, ch 1 Victory Peace from "Once again in English history the personal affairs" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 292-301 from All the same, speculation and land" to "became a prosperous corporation.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 2
Frederick Douglass Narrative Letter from Wendell Phillips and ch 1
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 2 The Young Backwoodsman, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 2 Captain Lincoln
Eothen ch 01 Over the Border, second half
The Law, Bastiat, A Fatal Tendency of Mankind, Property and Plunder, Victims of Lawful Plunder, The Result of Legal Plunder, The Fate of Non-Conformists, Who Shall Judge?
Sesame and Lilies: 1 Sesame: Of King's Treasuries, second half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 1-4
Walden: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Invitation to the Classics: The Importance of the Classics
Short Story: My Kinsman, Major Molineux by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1832)
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 6-8
Moby Dick ch 2, 3, first half
How to Read a Book ch 13 The Two Kinds of Practical Books
The Book on Writing ch 2
Six Easy Pieces pg xix-xxiii Special Preface
Character is Destiny ch 2 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 1 An Upright Man, second half (as free reading)

Week 3
Bible: Isaiah 10-14; John 3:1-36; Psalm 60, 61; Proverbs 2:1-9
Attributes of God 5 The Supremacy of God; 6 The Sovereignty of God
The Great Democracies, ch 2 Canning the Duke from beginning to "still lingers in my ear the melody of that voice." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 301-311 from "It is a curious fact that" to many of the old tobacco plantations.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 3
The Holy Alliance Treaty September 26, 1815
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 2, ch 3
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 3 Slavery, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 3 Lawyer Lincoln
Eothen ch 02 Turkish Traveling, first half
The Law, Bastiat, The Reason Why Voting is Restricted, The Answer is to Restrict the Law, The fatal Idea of legal Plunder, Perverted Law Causes Conflict, Slavery and Tariffs are Plunder, Two Kinds of Plunder
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 5/6
Invitation to the Classics: The Classics Are Not the "Canon"
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 9-11
Moby Dick ch 3, second half
How to Read a Book ch 13 The Role of Persuasion
The Book on Writing ch 3
Great Astronomers: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (optional)
Six Easy Pieces pg xxv-xxix Feynmn's Preface
Character is Destiny ch 3 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 2 The Fall, first half (as free reading)

Week 4
Bible: Isaiah 15-21; John 4:1-42; Psalm 62, 63; Proverbs 2:10-22
Attributes of God 7 The Immutability of God; 8 The Holiness of God
The Great Democracies, ch 2 Canning the Duke from "Canning's death at a critical moment" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 311-320 from "The Founding Fathers" to "made to achieve a compromise always.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 4
The Catholic Emancipation Act
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 4
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 4 Lincoln the Lawyer, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 4 Congressman Lincoln
Eothen ch 02 Turkish Traveling, second half
The Law, Bastiat, The Law Defends Plunder, How to Identify legal Plunder, Legal Plunder has Many Names, Socialism is Legal Plunder, The Choice Before Us, The Proper Function of the Law, The Seductive Lure of Socialism, Enforced Fraternity Destroys Liberty
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 6-9
Walden: Reading
Invitation to the Classics: Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 12-14
Moby Dick ch 4-6
How to Read a Book ch 13 What Does Agreement Entail?
The Book on Writing ch 4
Six Easy Pieces pg 1-4 Introduction
Character is Destiny ch 4 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 2 The Fall, second half (as free reading)

Week 5
Bible: Isaiah 22-26; John 4:43-5:15; Psalm 64, 65; Proverbs 3:1-20
Attributes of God 9 The Power of God; 10 The Faithfulness of God
The Great Democracies, ch 3 Reform and Free Trade from beginning to "alighted in the course of their journey." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 320-330 from "This second tradition, upheld for so long" to "of presidential charisma in American history.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 5
Irish Views of the Potato Famine
Parliamentary testimony from Accounts of English Mill workers
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 5, ch 6
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 5 Defeat of the Little Giant, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 5 The Champion of Freedom
Eothen ch 03 Constantinople, first half
The Law, Bastiat, Plunder Violates Ownership, Three Systems of Plunder, Law is Force, Law is a Negative Concept, The Political Approach, The Law and Charity, The Law and Education, The Law and Morals
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 9-11
Walden: Sounds
Invitation to the Classics: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 15-16
Moby Dick ch 7-8
How to Read a Book ch 14 How to Read Imaginative Literature; How Not to Read
The Book on Writing ch 5
Character is Destiny ch 5 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 3 The Year 1817, first half (as free reading)

Week 6
Bible: Isaiah 27-30; John 5:16-6:21; Psalm 66, 67; Proverbs 3:21-35
Attributes of God 11 The Goodness of God; 12 The Patience of God
The Great Democracies, ch 3 Reform and Free Trade from "In 1837 King William died." to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 330-339 from "The presidential election of 1824" to "and essentially Virginian Ascendancy.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 6
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 7, ch 8
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 6 The New President and Seccession, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 6 The New President
Eothen ch 03 Constantinople, second half
The Law, Bastiat, 6, A Confusion of Terms, The Influence of Socialist Writers, The Socialists Wish to Play God, The Socialists Despise Mankind, A Defense of Compulsory Labor, A Defense of Paternal Government
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 12/13
Invitation to the Classics: Wordsworth and Coleridge - Lyrical Ballads
Emerson: essay on Nature
Short Story: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 17-18
Moby Dick ch 9
How to Read a Book ch 14 General Rules for Reading Imaginative Literature
The Book on Writing ch 6
Great Astronomers: William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (optional)
Six Easy Pieces pg 4-10 Matter is Made of Atoms
Character is Destiny ch 6 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 3 The Year 1817, second half (as free reading)

Week 7
Bible: Isaiah 31-36; John 6:22-60; Psalm 68; Proverbs 4:1-3
Attributes of God 13 The Grace of God; 14 The Mercy of God
The Great Democracies, ch 4 The Crimean War from beginning to "arts and to socialism in politics." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 339-349 from "To Jackson, then, it was a hostile city" to "million in gifts and annuities.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 7
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 9
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 7 The War, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 7 Lincoln and the War
Eothen ch 04 The Troad, all
The Law, Bastiat, The Idea of Passive Mankind, Socialists Ignore Reason and Facts, Socialists Want to Regiment People, A Famous Name and an Evil Idea, A Frightful Idea
Walden: Solitude
Invitation to the Classics: German Classics
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 19-21
Moby Dick ch 10-12
How to Read a Book ch 15 Suggestions for Reading Stories, Plays, and Poems
The Book on Writing ch 7
Great Astronomers: Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (optional)
Microbe Hunters ch 3 Louis Pasteur, first half
Character is Destiny ch 7 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 4 To Trust is Sometimes to Surrender (as free reading)

Week 8
Bible: Isaiah 37-40; John 6:61-7:27; Psalm 69; Proverbs 4:14-27
Attributes of God 15 The Loving-kindness of God; 16 The Love of God
The Great Democracies, ch 4 The Crimean War from "Foreign affairs and the threat of war" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 349-358 from "Cass was a sophisticated man" to "Depression made it certain he would lose.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 8
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 10, first third
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 8 Victory, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 8 Unsuccessful generals
Eothen ch 05 Infidel Smyrna, first half
The Law, Bastiat, The Leader of the Democrats, Socialists Want Forced Conformity, Legislators Desire to Mold Mankind, Legislators Told How to Manage Men, A Temporary Dictatorship, Socialists want Equality of Wealth
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 14/15
Invitation to the Classics: John Keats - The Great Odes
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 22-26
Moby Dick ch 13-15
The Book on Writing ch 8
How to Read a Book ch 15 How to Read Stories
Microbe Hunters ch 3 Louis Pasteur, second half
Six Easy Pieces ppg 10-15 Atomic Processes
Character is Destiny ch 8, 9 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 5 The Descent (as free reading)

Week 9
Bible: Isaiah 41-43; John 7:28-53; Psalm 70, 71; Proverbs 5:1-14
Attributes of God 17 The Love of God to Us; 18 The Wrath of God
The Great Democracies, ch 5 Palmerston from beginning to "bitter mark in the memory of both countries." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 358-367 from "If there were any justice in politics" to "written about a river, Life on the Mississippi.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 9
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 10, second third
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 9 O Captain My Captain, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 9 Freedom for the Slaves
Eothen ch 05 Infidel Smyrna, second half
The Law, Bastiat, The Error of the Socialist Writers, What is Liberty?, Philanthropic Tyranny, The Socialists Want Dictatorship, Dictatorial Arrogance, The Indirect Approach to Despotism
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 15/16
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ch 1-3
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 27-30
Moby Dick ch 16, first half
How to Read a Book ch 15 A Note About Epics
The Book on Writing ch 9
Great Astronomers: John Couch Adams (optional)
Character is Destiny ch 10 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 6 Javert (as free reading)

Week 10
Bible: Isaiah 44-47; John 8:1-47; Psalm 72; Proverbs 5:15-23
Attributes of God 19 The Contemplation of God; 20 The Bounties of God
The Great Democracies, ch 5 Palmerston from "While these events unrolled in India" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 367-377 from "At their peak, there were 6,000" to "He did all these things.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 10
Giuseppe Garibaldi's speech to his soldiers
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 10, last third
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 10 The Man Who Was President
Eothen ch 06 Greek Mariners, first half
The Law, Bastiat, Napoleon Wanted Passive Mankind, The Vicious Circle of Socialism, The Doctrine of the Democrats, The Socialist Concept of Liberty, Socialists Fear All Liberties, The Superman Idea, The Socialists Reject Free Choice
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 16-18
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ch 4-7
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 31-35
Moby Dick ch 16, second hlaf
Short Story: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1839)
How to Read a Book ch 15 How to Read Plays
The Book on Writing ch 10
Microbe Hunters ch 4 Robert Koch, first half
Character is Destiny ch 11, 12 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 7 The Champmathieu Affair, first half (as free reading)

Week 11
Bible: Isaiah 48-52:10; John 8:48-ch 9; Psalm 73; Proverbs 6:1-19
Attributes of God 21 The Gifts of God; 22 The Guidance of God to "that we are prepared to follow Christ."
The Great Democracies, ch 6 Canada and South Africa entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 377-386 from "He also got America into war" to "Unknown President Polk.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 11 and 12
Frederick Douglass Narrative ch 11
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 11 The Turning Point of the War
Eothen ch 06 Greek Mariners, second half
The Law, Bastiat, The cause of French Revolutions, The Enormous Power of Government, Politics and Economics, Proper Legislative Functions, Law and Charity are Not the Same
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 18-21
Frederick Douglass: My Escape From Slavery
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ch 8-9
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 36-39
Moby Dick ch 17
The Book on Writing ch 11
How to Read a Book ch 15 A Note About Tragedy
Microbe Hunters ch 4 Robert Koch, second half
Six Easy Pieces pg 15-23 Chemical Reactions
Character is Destiny ch 13 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 7 The Champmathieu Affair, second half (as free reading)

Week 12
Bible: Isaiah 52:10-ch 58; John 10; Psalm 74; Proverbs 6:20-35
Attributes of God 22 The Guidance of God from "And what is signified by 'follow' Christ?" to "his lusts--so great is his darkness."
The Great Democracies, ch 7 Australia and New Zealand entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 386--394 from "The great California gold rush of 1849" to "was having a college education.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 13
Frederick Douglass Narrative Appendix, "A Parody"
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 12, 13 Conqueror of a Great rebellion/14th of April
Eothen ch 07 Cyprus, all
The Law, Bastiat, The High Road to Communism, The Basis for Stable Government, Justice Means Equal Rights, The Path to Dignity and Progress, Proof of an Idea, The Desire to Rule Over Others, Let Us Now Try Liberty
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 40-45
Moby Dick ch 18, 19
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ch 10
How to Read a Book ch 15 How to Read Lyric Poetry
The Book on Writing ch 12
Character is Destiny ch 14 (optional)
Les Miserables V1 Bk ch 8 Counter-Stroke (as free reading)

Optional Exam Week

Term 2

Week 13
Bible: Isaiah 59-64; John 1:1-44; Psalm 75, 76; Proverbs 7:1-5
Attributes of God 22 The Guidance of God from "The verses we have just considered were spoken by Christ" to end of ch
The Great Democracies, ch 8 American Epic from beginning to "the inexperience of their leaders in such affairs." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 394-405 from "By any statistical standards, America made enormous progress" to "pristine morality of the American ideal.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 14
Missouri Compromise, 1820
Eothen ch 08 Lady Hester Stanhope, first third
Frankenstein preface, introduction, etc
Invitation to the Classics: Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
Sesame and Lilies: 2 Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens, first half
Moby Dick ch 20-24
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 1, 2
The Book on Writing ch 13
How to Read a Book ch 16 How to Read History; The Elusiveness of Historical Facts
Six Easy Pieces pg 23 Basic Physics Introduction
One Blood Preface, introduction (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 1 Waterloo, first half (as free reading)

Week 14
Bible: Isaiah 65, 66; Amos 1, 2; John 1:45-12:19; Psalm 77; Proverbs 7:6-27
Attributes of God 23 The Blessings of God; 24 The Cursings of God
The Great Democracies, ch 8 American Epic from "The westward tide rolled on" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 405-414 from "The first Americsn intellectual and writer" to "--the commercial salesman.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 15
The 1850 compromise that included the end of the slave trade in Washington, DC
Up From Slavery ch 1 A Slave Among Slaves
Eothen ch 08 Lady Hester Stanhope, second third
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 21-25
Frankenstein ch 1, 2
Invitation to the Classics: Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays
Short Story: The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (1842; audio here)
Moby Dick ch 25-31
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 3, 4
Sesame and Lilies: 2 Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens, second half
How to Read a Book ch 16 Theories of History; The Universal in History
The Book on Writing ch 14
One Blood ch 1 Cain's Wife (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 1 Waterloo, second half (as free reading)

Week 15
Bible: Amos 3-8; John 12:20-50; Psalm 78:1-22; Proverbs 8:1-11
Attributes of God 25 The Gospel of the Grace of God
The Great Democracies, ch 9 Slavery and Secession entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 414-419 from "Whitman first published his central work" to end of chapter)
Arguing About Slavery ch 16
Dred Scott Decision, 1857
Up From Slavery ch 2 Boyhood Days
Eothen ch 08 Lady Hester Stanhope, last third
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 25/26
Frankenstein ch 3, 4, 5
Moby Dick ch 32-33
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 5, 6
Walden: Visitors
How to Read a Book ch 16 Questions to Ask of a Historical Book
The Book on Writing ch 15
One Blood ch 2 Natural Selection (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 2 The Ship Orion (as free reading)

Week 16
Bible: Amos 9; Micah 1-5; John 13; Psalm 78:23-39; Proverbs 8:12-21
The Imitation of Christ Book 1 ch 1-8
The Great Democracies, ch 10 The Union in Danger from beginning to "marshalled the overwhelming forces of the union." (or Johnson's History of the American People Part 4 pgs 423-433 from beginning of chapter to "supply and 6,000 [annually] for sale.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 17
Slave narratives (some this week, some next week)
Up From Slavery ch 3 The Struggle For An Education, first half
Eothen ch 09 The Sanctuary; 10 The Monks of Palestine
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 26-28
Frederick Douglass: An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage
Frankenstein ch 6, 7
Invitation to the Classics: Frederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of. . .
Moby Dick ch 34-36
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 7, 8
The Book on Writing ch 16
How to Read a Book ch 16 How to Read Biography
Great Astronomers: Sir George Biddell Airy (optional)
Six Easy Pieces pg 27-32 Physics Before 1920
One Blood ch 3 Genetics (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 3 Fulfillment of the Promise, first half (as free reading)

Week 17
Bible: Micah 6, 7; Hosea 1-4; John 14; Psalm 78:40-72; Proverbs 8:22-35
The Imitation of Christ Book 1 ch 9-15
The Great Democracies, ch 10 The Union in Danger from "Both sides set to work to form armies." to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 433-442 from "Actually, Virginia was living on its slave" to "was obvious and recognized.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 18 and ch 19
Slave narratives (some this week, some next week)
Up From Slavery ch 3 The Struggle For An Education, second half
Eothen ch 11 Galilee; 12 My First Bivouac
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 29-31
Frankenstein ch 8, 9
Invitation to the Classics: Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
Moby Dick ch 37-41
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 9, 10
Walden: The Bean-Field
How to Read a Book ch 16 How to Read About Current Events
The Book on Writing ch 17
One Blood ch 4 One Race (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 3 Fulfillment of the Promise, second half (as free reading)

Week 18
Bible: Hosea 5-10; John 15; Psalm 79; Proverbs 9:1-18
The Imitation of Christ Book 1 ch 16-20
The Great Democracies, ch 11 The Campaign Against Richmond from beginning to "the Army of Northern Virginia." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 442-451 from "At Bloomington on May 29" to "he remained his brother's dependant.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 20
Confederate Constitution
Up From Slavery ch 4 Helping Others
Eothen ch 13 The Dead Sea
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 31/32
Frankenstein ch 10, 11, 12
Short Story: A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877)
Moby Dick ch 42-44
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 11
How to Read a Book ch 16 A Note on Digests
The Book on Writing ch 18
One Blood ch 5 Interracial Marriage (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 4 The Old Gorbeau House (as free reading)

Week 19
Bible: Hosea 11-14; Nahum 1-3; John 16; Psalm 80; Proverbs 10:1-11
The Imitation of Christ Book 1 ch 21-24
The Great Democracies, ch 11 The Campaign Against Richmond from "Lee now made the first of his offensive" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 451-461 from "it is important to grasp that, when Davis spoke" to "Congress as the State of West Virginia in 1863.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 21
Causes for Secession; Ordinances of secession
Up From Slavery ch 5 The Reconstruction Period
Eothen ch 14 The Black Tents
Frankenstein ch 13, 14, 15
Invitation to the Classics: Emily Dickinson - The Complete Poems
Moby Dick ch 45-47
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 12, 13
The Book on Writing ch 19
How to Read a Book ch 17 How to Read Science and Mathematics
Microbe Hunters ch 5 Louis Pasteur, first half
Great Astronomers: Sir William Rowan Hamilton (optional)
Six Easy Pieces pg 32-38 Quantum Physics
One Blood ch 6 Curse on Ham? (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 5 A Dark Chase Requires a Silent Hound, first half (as free reading)

Week 20
Bible: Zeph 1-3; Jeremiah 1-2:25; John 17; Psalm 81, 82; Proverbs 10:12-21
The Imitation of Christ Book 1 ch 25; Book 2 ch 1-4
The Great Democracies, ch 12 Lee and McClellan from beginning to "a struggle unsurpassed in history." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 461-470 from "General Lee, the state's most distinguished soldier" to "a basic issue of Christian principle.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 22
Lincoln's goals for the war, as stated in a letter to Horace Greely
Up From Slavery ch 6 Black Race And Red Race
Eothen ch 15 The Passage of the Jordon
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 33-40
Frankenstein ch 16, 17
Invitation to the Classics: Herman Melville - Moby Dick
Moby Dick ch 48-50
Silas Marner Part 1 ch 14, 15
Walden: The Village
How to Read a Book ch 17 Understanding the Scientific Enterprise
The Book on Writing ch 20
Microbe Hunters ch 5 Louis Pasteur, second half
One Blood ch 7 Arguments Refuted (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 5 A Dark Chase Requires a Silent Hound, second half (as free reading)

Week 21
Bible: Jeremiah 2;26-5; John 18; Psalm 83; Proverbs 10:22-32
The Imitation of Christ Book 2 ch 5-10
The Great Democracies, ch 12 Lee and McClellan from "Lincoln had hoped for a signal victory" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 470-480 from "Moreover, having split, the Christian churches promptly" to "Too bad! Too bad! OH! TOO BAD!")
Arguing About Slavery ch 23 and 24
Up From Slavery ch 7 Early Days At Tuskegee
Eothen ch 16 Terra Santa, first half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 41-43
Frankenstein ch 18, 19
Invitation to the Classics: Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
Moby Dick ch 51-53
Silas Marner Part 2 ch 16
Walden: Higher Laws
How to Read a Book ch 17 Suggestions for Reading Classical Scientific Books
The Book on Writing ch 21
One Blood ch 8 Stone Age People (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 6 Petit-Picpus (as free reading)

Week 22
Bible: Jeremiah 6-8; John 19; Psalm 84, 85; Proverbs 11:1-11
The Imitation of Christ Book 2 ch 11-12; Book 3 ch 1-2
The Great Democracies, ch 13 Chancellorsville and Gettysburg from beginning to "facing each other on the Raphidan." (long section!) (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 480-489 from "General Meade was criticized for not following" to "verdict and Whitman's concurred.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 25
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Up From Slavery ch 8 Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House
Eothen ch 16 Terra Santa, second half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 43/44
Frankenstein ch 20, 21
Short Story: The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880)
Moby Dick ch 54
Silas Marner Part 2 ch 17, 18
The Book on Writing ch 22
How to Read a Book ch 17 Facing the Problem of Mathematics
Microbe Hunters ch 6 Pierre Paul Emile Roux, Emil von Behring
Six Easy Pieces pg 38-47 Nuclei and particles
One Blood ch 9 Darwin's Body Snatchers (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 7 A Parenthesis (as free reading)

Week 23
Bible: Jeremiah 9-12; John 20; Psalm 86, 87; Proverbs 11:12-22
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 3-6
The Great Democracies, ch 13 Chancellorsville and Gettysburg from "We must now turn to the West" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 489-498 from "Yet it is curious how little impact" to "issued December 8, 1863.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 26
Up From Slavery ch 9 Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights
Eothen ch 17 The Desert, first half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 44-48
Frankenstein ch 22, 23
Invitation to the Classics: French Classics
Moby Dick ch 55-57
Silas Marner Part 2 ch 19, 20
Walden: The Pond in Winter
How to Read a Book ch 17 Handling the Mathematics in Scientific Books
The Book on Writing ch 23
One Blood ch 10 Ota Benga (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 8 Cemeteries Take What is Given Them, first half (as free reading)

Week 24
Bible: Jeremiah 13-16; John 21; Psalm 88; Proverbs 11:23-31
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 7-12
The Great Democracies, ch 14 The Victory of the Union entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 498-507 from "His first practical step was to" to end of chapter)
Arguing About Slavery ch 27
Up From Slavery ch 10 A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw
Eothen ch 17 The Desert, second half
Frankenstein ch 24-end
Invitation to the Classics: Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Moby Dick ch 58-61
Silas Marner Part 2 ch 21, Conclusion
Walden: Conclusion
How to Read a Book ch 17 A Note on Popular Science
The Book on Writing ch 24
One Blood ch 11 The Last Adam's Race, What Does It Matter? (optional)
Les Miserables V2 Bk ch 8 Cemeteries Take What is Given Them, second half (as free reading)

Optional Exam Week

Term 3

Week 25
Bible: Jeremiah 17-20; 1 Thessalonians 1, 2; Psalm 89:1-15; Proverbs 12:1-12
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 13-19
The Great Democracies, ch 15 The Rise of Germany from beginning to "the sentence was not carried out." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 511-517 from beginning of chapter to "adventure-game for rich city-dwellers.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 28 and 29
Up From Slavery ch 11 Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them
Eothen ch 18 Cairo and the Plague, first third
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 49-52
The Deadliest Monster prologue
Invitation to the Classics: John Henry, Cardinal Newman - Apologia pro vita sua
Sesame and Lilies: Preface to Later Editions
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 62-70
How to Read a Book ch 18 How to Read Philosophy
Six Easy Pieces pg 47/48 Relation of Science Introduction
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 1 Paris Atomized (as free reading)

Week 26
Bible: Jeremiah 21-23; 1 Thessalonians 3-5; Psalm 89:19-52; Proverbs 12:13-28
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 20-24
The Great Democracies, ch 15 The Rise of Germany from "The war seemed over." to end (short section) (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 517-526 from "The years of vast expanses and high profits" to by sheer weight of numbers.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 30
Up From Slavery ch 12 Raising Money, first half
Eothen ch 18 Cairo and the Plague, second third
The Deadliest Monster ch 1
Invitation to the Classics: Soren Kierkegaard - Fear and Trembling
Chesterton essay: A Piece of Chalk
Short Story: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1884)
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 71-76
Sesame and Lilies: 3 The Mystery of Life and its Arts
How to Read a Book ch 18 The Questions Philosophers Ask
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 2 The Grand Bourgeois (as free reading)

Week 27
Bible: Jeremiah 24-26; 2 Thessalonians 1-3; Psalm 90, 91; Proverbs 13:1-12
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 25-30
The Great Democracies, ch 16 Gladstone and Disraeli from beginning to "from this glittering prospect." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 526-536 from "The violent phase in the West's history" to "managers had their hands in the till.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 31
Gladstone's speech to his constituents on the accomplishments of the administration
Up From Slavery ch 12 Raising Money, second half
Eothen ch 18 Cairo and the Plague, last third
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 52-55
The Deadliest Monster ch 2
Invitation to the Classics: George Eliot - Middlemarch
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 77-81
How to Read a Book ch 18 Modern Philosophy and the Great Tradition
Six Easy Pieces pg 48/49 Chemistry
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 3 The Grandfather and the Grandson (as free reading)

Week 28
Bible: Jeremiah 27-30:11; 1 Corinthians 1, 2; Psalm 92, 93; Proverbs 13:13-25
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 31-37
The Great Democracies, ch 16 Gladstone and Disraeli from "In 1876 the Eastern Question" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 536-545 from "These public suspicions were intensified" to "sixth-largest rail-stock owner in the nation.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 32
Disraeli's speech on the Reform Bill
Up From Slavery ch 13 Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech, first half

Eothen ch 19 The Pyramids; 20 The Sphynx
The Deadliest Monster ch 3
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 82-87
Invitation to the Classics: Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poems
How to Read a Book ch 18 On Philosophical Method
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 4 The Friends of the ABC, first half (as free reading)

Week 29
Bible: Jeremiah 30:12-32:25; 1 Corinthians 3, 4; Psalm 94, 95; Proverbs 14:1-11
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 38-45
The Great Democracies, ch 17 American "Reconstruction" entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 545-554 from "These financiers were not without redeeming features" to "himself called a positive genius.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 33
Andrew Johnson's Proclamation of Amnesty for South
Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, 1866
Up From Slavery ch 13 Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech, second half
Eothen ch 21 Cairo to Suez, first half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 56/57
The Deadliest Monster ch 4
Invitation to the Classics: Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 88-93
How to Read a Book ch 18 On Philosophical Styles
Six Easy Pieces pg 49-59 Biology (allow two weeks)
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 4 The Friends of the ABC, second half (as free reading)

Week 30
Bible: Jeremiah 32:26-ch 35; 1 Corinthians 5-7:16; Psalm 96, 97; Proverbs 14:12-24
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 46-49
The Great Democracies, ch 18 America as a World Power entire chapter (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 554-564 from "Carnegie's ability to make first-class steel" to "gold outflow from the United States.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 34 and 35
Up From Slavery ch 14 The Atlanta Exposition Address
Eothen ch 21 Cairo to Suez, second half
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 58/59
The Deadliest Monster ch 5
Invitation to the Classics: Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Short Story: How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy (1886)
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 94-100
How to Read a Book ch 18 Hints for Reading Philosophy
Microbe Hunters ch 7 Ilya (or Elie) Metchnikoff
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 5 The Excellence of Misfortune (as free reading)

Week 31
Bible: Jeremiah 36-38; 1 Corinthians 7:17-ch 8; Psalm 98, 99; Proverbs 14:25-35
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 50-54
The Great Democracies, ch 19 Home Rule for Ireland from beginning to "they had paid the penalty." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 564-573 from "In October 1907 Morgan was coming up to his" to "then cut to 200 feet in 1911.)")
Arguing About Slavery ch 36
The Berlin Conference of 1885
Up From Slavery ch 15 The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking, first half
Eothen ch 22 Suez
The Deadliest Monster ch 6
Invitation to the Classics: Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
Chesterton essay: The Twelve Men
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 101-107
How to Read a Book ch 18 On Making Up Your Own Mind; A Note on Theology
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 6 The Conjunction of Two Stars (as free reading)

Week 32
Bible: Jeremiah 39-43; 1 Corinthians 9, 10; Psalm 100, 101; Proverbs 15:1-15
The Imitation of Christ Book 3 ch 55-59
The Great Democracies, ch 19 Home Rule for Ireland from "The position of the Liberal Party" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 573-583 from "Horizontal expansion in Chicago" to "most clamoring for stained-glass windows.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 37
British Missionary Letters urging annexation of South Sea Islands
Up From Slavery ch 15 The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking, second half
Eothen ch 23 Suez to Gaza; 24 Gaza to Nablous
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 60/61
Invitation to the Classics: Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 108-115
How to Read a Book ch 18 How to Read Canonical Books
Six Easy Pieces pg 59-61 Astronomy
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 7 Patron-Minette (as free reading)

Week 33
Bible: Jeremiah 44-47; 1 Corinthians 11; Psalm 102; Proverbs 15:16-33
The Imitation of Christ Book 4 ch 1-3
The Great Democracies, ch 20 Lord Salisbury's Government from beginning to "were on the grand scale." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 583-592 from "But Tiffany put his best ideas" to "escape from Biltmore's problems.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 38 and 39
British Missionary Letters urging annexation of South Sea Islands
Up From Slavery ch 16 Europe, first half
Eothen ch 25 Mariam
Open letter to the Belgian King from an American
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 61-63
Invitation to the Classics: The Makers of the Modern World
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 116-124
How to Read a Book ch 19 How to Read Social Science
Six Easy Pieces pg 61-63 Geology
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 8 The Noxious Poor, first quarter (as free reading)

Week 34
Bible: Jeremiah 48, 49; 1 Corinthians 12, 13; Psalm 103; Proverbs 16:1-11
The Imitation of Christ Book 4 ch 4-9
The Great Democracies, ch 20 Lord Salisbury's Government from "In January 1893 the Independent" to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 592-601 from "Between 1880 and 1920 more, and bigger" to "antisocial exploitation of corporate power.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 40
Up From Slavery ch 16 Europe, second half
Eothen ch 26 The Prophet Damoor; 27 Damascus
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 63/64
Invitation to the Classics: Fredrich Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
Six Easy Pieces pg 63/64 Psychology
Short Story: The Open Boat by Stephen Crane (1897)
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 125-129
How to Read a Book ch 19 What Is Social Science?The Apparent Ease of Reading Social Science
Microbe Hunters ch 8 Theobald Smith
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 8 The Noxious Poor, second quarter (as free reading)

Week 35
Bible: Jeremiah 50-51:53; 1 Corinthians 14-15:20; Psalm 104; Proverbs 16:12-22
The Imitation of Christ ook 4 ch 10-13
The Great Democracies, ch 21 The South African War from beginning to power with a large majority." (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 601-611 from "In 1906 Theodore Roosevelt termed" to "That was a task for American leadership.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 41
Up From Slavery ch 17 Last Words, first half
Eothen ch 28 Pass of the Lebanon
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 64-67
Invitation to the Classics: Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 130-133
How to Read a Book ch 19 Difficulties of Reading Social Science
Six Easy Pieces pg 64-69 How Did it Get This Way?
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 8 The Noxious Poor. third quarter (as free reading)

Week 36
Bible: Jeremiah 51:54-ch 52; Habakkuk 1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:21-ch 16; Psalm 105; Proverbs 16:23-33
The Imitation of Christ Book 4 ch 14-18 (end)
The Great Democracies, ch 21 The South African War from "On January 22, 1901, Queen Victoria died." to end (or Johnson's History of the American People pgs 611-620 from "It was against this background that America drifted" to "336 to 140, Parker carrying Southern states only.")
Arguing About Slavery ch 42
Up From Slavery ch 17 Last Words, second half
Eothen ch 29 Surprise of Satalieh
Vision of the Anointed
Moby Dick ch 134-135
Chesterton essay: What is Right With the World
How to Read a Book ch 19 Reading Social Science Literature
Les Miserables V3 Bk ch 8 The Noxious Poor, last quarter (as free reading)

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