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AmblesideOnline Year 7 Basic Version 36-week schedule



As a help for scheduling Year 7 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

Weekly Work
Current Events (Keep up with your choice of periodicals or blogs)
Dictation
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


Books Needed:

These books will be needed right away:
A Bible (This schedule follows AO's 6-year plan through the Bible, continuing from Year 6)
A math program
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
Saints and Heroes, Vol 1 by George Hodges, for church history, if you didn't use Trial and Triumph in Years 1-6
The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill (volume 1 of his History of the English Speaking Peoples) OR Arnold-Forster's History of England
Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin OR How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
Plutarch's Lives
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys by H.E. Marshall ch 1-31
The Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch OR King Arthur book selection from Year 5 (this schedule includes Pyle's)
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
The Oxford Book of English Verse (1-24, 29, 31-33) OR Idylls of the King by Tennyson
The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (as a reference)
The Life of the Spider by Henri Fabre
Eric Sloane's Weather Book
First Studies in Plant Life
Adventures with a Microscope
Secrets of the Universe
Great Astronomers
The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand (or save for a later Year)

These books will be needed later in the school year:
Signs and Seasons (starts in Week 2)
The Life of King Alfred by Asser, selected passages (starts in week 3)
In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty (starts in week 4) OR The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (starts in week 13)
William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings (week 11)
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer OR The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges (starts in week 13)
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury (starts in week 20)
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason (starts week 23)
The Magna Carta (week 18)
A Taste of Chaucer by Anne Malcolmson OR The Chaucer Story Book by Eve Tappan (starts in week 25)
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar by Nancy Wilson (start week 26, continue book next year)

Week 1
Bible: Numbers 1-3; Luke 1:1-25; Psalm 56, 57; Proverbs 17:1-13
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: What kind of a place is this? AND 1. Don't ask questions
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 01 Cyprian, 200-258
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 1 Britannia OR Arnold-Forster ch 1 The Romans in Britain
The Brendan Voyage ch 1 OR How the Heather Looks ch 1
Joan of Arc Book I introduction, ch 1 When the Wolves, 2 The Fairy Tree
Age of Chivalry: Preface-Part One, Chap I Introduction (half) OR Pyle's King Arthur prologue
Ivanhoe intro and ch 1
Oxford Book of English Verse 1. Cuckoo Song, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 1
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 1 (first half)
First Studies in Plant Life ch 1 How Seedlings Come Up From the Ground
Adventures with a Microscope: Introduction (How to Use a Microscope)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Intro 1 week
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 1 Exercise Your Mind
The Story of Painting work through ch 1 this week and next
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 1 (due to the subject of this book, may be postponed a year)

Week 2
Bible: Numbers 4, 5; Luke 1:26-56; Psalm 58, 59; Proverbs 17:4-28
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 2. As long as you're sincere
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 02 Athanasius, 296-373
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 2 Subjugation OR Arnold-Forster ch 2. The coming of the Saxons
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 2  OR How the Heather Looks ch 2
Joan of Arc Book I ch 3 All Aflame with
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 1 In the Listening Time
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap I Introduction (last half) OR Pyle's King Arthur Winning of Kinghood ch 1
Ivanhoe ch 2
Oxford Book of English Verse 2. Alison, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 1
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 1 (second half)
Botany activity: grow plants (sunflowers, corn, peas or beans)
Adventures with a Microscope: choose three adventures this term
Signs and Seasons: Introduction (and field work)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (first third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 2 Love to Listen
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 2

Week 3
Bible: Numbers 6, 7; Luke 1:57-80; Psalm 60, 61; Proverbs 18:1-10
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 3. Let's all meditate on our navels
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 03 Ambrose, 340-397
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 3 The Roman Province OR Arnold-Forster ch 3. The Saxon Conquest
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part I
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 2 OR How the Heather Looks ch 3
Joan of Arc Book I ch 4 Joan Tames the Wild Man, 5 Domremy Pillaged
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 2 The Story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap II The Mythical History of England OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
Ivanhoe ch 3, 4
Oxford Book of English Verse 3. Spring-tide, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 2
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 2
Botany activity: grow plants (sunflowers, corn, peas or beans)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (second third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 3 Opposing Viewpoints
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 3

Week 4
Bible: Numbers 8-10; Luke 2:1-24; Psalm 62, 63; Proverbs 18:1-24
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 4. I bet you believe in the tooth fairy, too
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 04 Chrysostom, 347-407
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 4 The Lost Island, to "occupation grew from year to year." OR Arnold-Forster ch 4. How the Saxons became English and the English became Christians
In Freedom's Cause ch 1 OR Daughter of Time, to start in week 13
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part I
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 3 OR How the Heather Looks ch 4
Joan of Arc Book I ch 6 Joan and Archangel Michael
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 3 One of the Sorrows of Story-Telling
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap III Merlin OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3, conclusion
Ivanhoe ch 5
Oxford Book of English Verse 4. Blow, Northern Wind, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 2
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 3
First Studies in Plant Life ch 2 How the Seeds Behave When Germinating
Signs and Seasons: Prologue (first half, and field work)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Ptolomy (last third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 4 Red Herring Fallacy
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 4

Week 5
Bible: Numbers 11-13; Luke 2:25-52; Psalm 64, 65; Proverbs 19:1-10
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 5. You've gotta experience it yourself
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 05 Jerome, 340-420
Churchill's Birth of Britain from ch 4 The Lost Island, "Of all the tribes of the Germanic race" to ch 5 England, "as he walked anywhere in the streets in the Roman fashion." OR Arnold-Forster ch 5. The Northmen
In Freedom's Cause ch 2
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part I
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 3 OR How the Heather Looks ch 5
Joan of Arc Book I ch 7 She Delivers the Divine Command
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 4 The Story of a Literary Lie
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap IV Arthur OR Pyle's King Arthur Winning of a Sword ch 1
Ivanhoe ch 6
Oxford Book of English Verse 5. This World's Joy, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 3
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 4 and 5
Botany activity: grow seeds between paper
Signs and Seasons: Prologue (second half, and field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 1, What is Natural Law? p. 1-4
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 5 Recognizing Red Herrings
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 5

Week 6
Bible: Numbers 14, 15; Luke 3:1-22; Psalm 66, 67; Proverbs 19:11-21
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 6. If it feels good, do it
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 06 Augustine, 354-430
Churchill's Birth of Britain to end of ch 5, England OR Arnold-Forster ch 6. The Reign of King Alfred
In Freedom's Cause ch 3
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part I
The Brendan Voyage ch 4 OR How the Heather Looks ch 6
Joan of Arc Book I ch 8 Why the Scorners Relented
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 5 The Story of Fingal
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap V Arthur (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
Ivanhoe ch 7
Oxford Book of English Verse 6. A Hymn to the Virgin, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 3
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 6
Botany activity: grow seeds between paper
Signs and Seasons: ch 1 schedule over 15 weeks (include field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 2, Archimedes' Principle p. 5-11
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 6 Ad Hominem Attack
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 6

Week 7
Bible: Numbers 16, 17; Luke 3:23-38; Psalm 68; Proverbs 19:22-29
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 7. A bunch of fairy tales
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 07 Benedict, 480-543
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 6 The Vikings OR Arnold-Forster ch 7. The English Kings from Edward "the Elder" to Edward "the Martyr"
In Freedom's Cause ch 4
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part I
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 5 OR How the Heather Looks ch 7
Joan of Arc Book II ch 1 Joan Says Good-By, 2 Governor Speeds Joan, 3 Paladin Groans
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 6 About Some Old Welsh Stories and Story-Tellers
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap VI Sir Gawain OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3
Ivanhoe ch 8
Oxford Book of English Verse 7. Of a rose, a lovely rose,, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 4
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 7
Botany activity: start soaking seeds prior to reading First Studies in Plant Life
First Studies in Plant Life ch 3 The Parts of the Seed
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 3, Planetary Motion p. 12-20
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 7 Genetic Fallacy
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 7

Week 8
Bible: Numbers 18-20; Luke 4:1-41; Psalm 69; Proverbs 20:1-14
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 8. You don't think anyone's going to hell, do you?
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 08 Gregory the Great, 540-604
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 7 Alfred the Great first half OR Arnold-Forster ch 8. The Danish Conquest
In Freedom's Cause ch 5
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part II
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch  5 OR How the Heather Looks ch 8
Joan of Arc Book II ch 4 Joan Leads Us Through the Enemy
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 7 How the Story of Arthur Was Written in English
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap VII Caradoc Briefbras OR Pyle's King Arthur Winning of a Queen ch 1
Ivanhoe ch 9, 10
Oxford Book of English Verse 8. Praise of Women, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 4
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 8, 9 and 10
First Studies in Plant Life ch 4 Growth of the Root and Stem Secrets of the Universe: ch. 4, Galileo's Laws of Motion p. 21-32
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 8 Tu Quoque
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 8

Week 9
Bible: Numbers 21, 22; Luke 4:42-5:16; Psalm 70, 71; Proverbs 20:15-30
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 9. That does not compute
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 09 Columba, 521-597
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 7 Alfred the Great, second half OR Arnold-Forster ch 9. The Danish Kings and Edward the Confessor
In Freedom's Cause ch 6
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part II
The Brendan Voyage ch 6 OR How the Heather Looks ch 9
Joan of Arc Book II ch 5 We Pierce the Last Ambuscades
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 8 The Beginning of the Reading Time
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap VIII Launcelot of the Lake OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
Ivanhoe ch 11, 12
Oxford Book of English Verse 9. Freedom, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 5
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 11
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 5, Newton's Three Laws of Motion p. 33-43
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 9 Faulty Appeal to Authority
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 9

Week 10
Bible: Numbers 23-25; Luke 5:17-39; Psalm 72; Proverbs 21:1-11
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 10. Defective merchandise: please discard
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 10 Charlemagne, 742-814
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 8 The Saxon Dusk, first half OR Arnold-Forster ch 10. The Norman Conquerors
In Freedom's Cause ch 7
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part II
The Brendan Voyage first third of ch 7 OR How the Heather Looks ch 10
Joan of Arc Book II ch 6 Joan Convinces the King , 7 Our Paladin in His Glory
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 9 "The Passing of Arthur"
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap IX The Adventure of the Cart OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3
Ivanhoe ch 13
Oxford Book of English Verse 10. The Love Unfeigned, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 5
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 6, The Law of Universal Gravitation p. 44-54
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 10 Appeal to the People
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 10

Week 11
Bible: Numbers 26, 27; Luke 6:1-23; Psalm 73; Proverbs 21:12-20
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 11. How to be your own selfish pig
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 11 Hildebrand, 1020-1085
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 8 The Saxon Dusk, second half OR Arnold-Forster ch 11. The Story of the English
William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings
In Freedom's Cause ch 8
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part II
The Brendan Voyage second third of ch 7 OR How the Heather Looks ch 11
Joan of Arc Book II ch 8 Joan Persuades Her Inquisitors , 9 Made General-in-Chief
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 10 The Adventures of an Old English Book
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap X-XI The Lady of Shalott; Queen Guenever's Peril OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 4
Ivanhoe ch 14, 15
Oxford Book of English Verse 11. Balade, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 6
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 13
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 7, Conservation of Momentum p. 55-64
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 11 Straw Man
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 11

Week 12
Bible: Numbers 28-30; Luke 6:24-49; Psalm 74; Proverbs 21:21-31
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: 12. You only go round once in life
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 9 The Norman Invasion OR Arnold-Forster ch 12. The Historians and Writers of England before the Norman Conquest
In Freedom's Cause ch 9
Asser's Life of King Alfred spend 5 weeks in Part II
The Brendan Voyage third third of ch 7 OR How the Heather Looks afterword
Joan of Arc Book II ch 10 Maid's Sword and Banner, 11 War March Is Begun, 12 Puts Heart in Her Army
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys none this week
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XII Tristram and Isoude OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 5
Ivanhoe ch 16
Oxford Book of English Verse 12. Merciles Beaute, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 6
Eric Sloane's Weather Book ch 14
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 8, Optics - The Laws of Light p. 65-80
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 12 Story of Aroup Goupta
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 12

Optional Exam Week

Term 2

Week 13
Bible: Numbers 31, 32; Luke 7:1-35; Psalm 75, 76; Proverbs 22:1-14
The Pursuit of God Preface, introduction, etc OR The Pursuit of Holiness Preface, ch 1
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 12 Anselm, 1033-1109
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 10 William the Conqueror OR Arnold-Forster ch 13. William I--The Norman Conquest
In Freedom's Cause ch 10 OR Daughter of Time ch 1
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 8
Joan of Arc Book II ch 13 Checked by the Folly of the Wise, 14 What the English Answered
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 11 The Story of Beowulf
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XIII Tristram and Isoude (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 6 and conclusion
Ivanhoe ch 17, 18
Oxford Book of English Verse 13. Lament for Chaucer, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 7
First Studies in Plant Life ch 5 Direction of Growth of Root and Stem
Adventures with a Microscope: choose 4 adventures this term
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 9, The Law of Conservation of Matter p. 81-85
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 13 Assumptions
The Story of Painting work through ch 2 this week and next
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 13

Week 14
Bible: Numbers 33-35; Luke 7:36-8:15; Psalm 77; Proverbs 22:15-29
The Pursuit of God ch 1 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 2, 3
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 11 Growth Amid Turmoil OR Arnold-Forster ch 14. Feudalism
In Freedom's Cause ch 11 OR Daughter of Time ch 2
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 8
Joan of Arc Book II ch 15 My Exquisite Poem Goes to Smash, 16 Finding of the Dwarf
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 12 Father of English Song
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XIV-XV Sir Tristram's Battle with Sir Launcelot; The Round Table OR Pyle's King Arthur The Three Worthies prologue
Ivanhoe ch 19, 20
Oxford Book of English Verse 14. Vox ultima Crucis, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 7
First Studies in Plant Life ch 6 Buds and Winter Shoots
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 10, Pascal's Law p. 86-96
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 14 Circular Reasoning
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 14

Week 15
Bible: Numbers 36, Deut 1; Luke 8:16-39; Psalm 78:1-22; Proverbs 23:1-11
The Pursuit of God ch 2 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 4
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 13 Bernard, 1091-1153
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 12 Henry Plantagenet OR Arnold-Forster ch 15. William II, "The Red King"
In Freedom's Cause ch 12 OR Daughter of Time ch 3
The Brendan Voyage ch 9
Joan of Arc Book II ch 17 Sweet Fruit of Bitter Truth, 18 Joan's First Battle-Field
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 13 How Caedmon Sang
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XVI-XVII Sir Palamedes; Sir Tristram OR Pyle's King Arthur Merlin ch 1
Ivanhoe ch 21, 22
Oxford Book of English Verse 15. Spring Song of the Birds, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 11, Boyle's and Charles's Law p. 97-109
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 15 Equivocation
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 15

Week 16
Bible: Deut 2, 3; Luke 8:40-9:17; Psalm 78:23-39; Proverbs 23:12-28
The Pursuit of God ch 3 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 5
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 13 The English Common Law OR Arnold-Forster ch 16. Henry I
In Freedom's Cause ch 13 OR Daughter of Time ch 4
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 10
Joan of Arc Book II ch 19 We Burst In, 20 Joan Makes Cowards, 21 Gently Reproves
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 14 The Father of English History
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XVIII Perceval OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
Ivanhoe ch 23
Oxford Book of English Verse 16. Robin and Makyne (spend 3 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 12, Bernoulli's Principle p. 110-115
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 16 Loaded Questions
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 16

Week 17
Bible: Deut 4, 5; Luke 9:18-50; Psalm 78:40-72; Proverbs 23:29-35
The Pursuit of God ch 4 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 6, 7
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 14 Becket, 1118-1170
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 14 Coeur de Lion OR Arnold-Forster ch 17. Stephen
In Freedom's Cause ch 14 OR Daughter of Time ch 5
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 10
Joan of Arc Book II ch 22 The Fate of France Decided, 23 Inspires the Tawdry King
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 15 How Alfred the Great Fought with his Pen
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XIX-XX The Sangreal, or Holy Graal; The Sangreal (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3
Ivanhoe ch 24
Oxford Book of English Verse 16. Robin and Makyne (spend 3 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 9
First Studies in Plant Life ch 7 The Plant
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Copernicus 14 pg (first half)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 17 Part-to-Whole
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 17

Week 18
Bible: Deut 6-8; Luke 9:51-10:24; Psalm 79; Proverbs 24:1-16
The Pursuit of God ch 5 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 8
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 15 Magna Carta OR Arnold-Forster ch 18. Henry II
The Magna Carta document
In Freedom's Cause ch 15 OR Daughter of Time ch 6
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 11
Joan of Arc Book II ch 24 Tinsel Trappings of Nobility, 25 At Last--Forward!
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys none this week
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XXI The Sangreal (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 4, conclusion
Ivanhoe ch 25, 26
Oxford Book of English Verse 16. Robin and Makyne (spend 3 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 9
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Copernicus 14 pg (second half)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 18 Whole-to-Part
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 18

Week 19
Bible: Deut 9-11; Luke 10:25-11:13; Psalm 80; Proverbs 24:17-34
The Pursuit of God ch 6 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 9
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 15 Langton, 1170-1221
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 16 On the Anvil OR Arnold-Forster ch 19. Richard Coeur-de-Lion
In Freedom's Cause ch 16 OR Daughter of Time ch 7
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 11
Joan of Arc Book II ch 26 The Last Doubts Scattered, 27 Joan Took Jargeau
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 16 When English Slept
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XXII Sir Agrivain's Treason OR Pyle's King Arthur Pellias ch 1
Ivanhoe ch 27
Oxford Book of English Verse 17. The Bludy Serk (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 10
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 13, The Law of Definite Proportions and Gay-Lussac's Law p. 116-124
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 19 Either-Or
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 19

Week 20
Bible: Deut 12-14; Luke 11:14-54; Psalm 81, 82; Proverbs 25:1-10
The Pursuit of God ch 7 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 10
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 17 The Mother of Parliaments OR Arnold-Forster ch 20. John--the History of the Charters
In Freedom's Cause ch 17 OR Daughter of Time ch 8
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 12
Joan of Arc Book II ch 28 Foretells Her Doom, 29 Talbot Reconsiders, 30 Red Field of Patay
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy Preface and A Note About Economics, ch 1
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 17 The Story of Havelok the Dane
Age of Chivalry: Part One, Chap XXIII Morte d'Arthur OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
Ivanhoe ch 28
Oxford Book of English Verse 17. The Bludy Serk (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 10
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 14, Mendeleev's Periodic Law p. 125-133
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 20 What is a Generalization?
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 20

Week 21
Bible: Deut 15-17; Luke 12:1-34; Psalm 83; Proverbs 25:11-19
The Pursuit of God ch 8 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 11, 12
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 16 Dominic, 1170-1228
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 18 King Edward I, first half OR Arnold-Forster ch 21. What the Great Charter Did for Englishmen
In Freedom's Cause ch 18 OR Daughter of Time ch 9
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 12
Joan of Arc Book II ch 31 France Begins to Live Again, 32 Joyous News Flies Fast , 33 Five Great Deeds
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 2, 3
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 18 About some Song Stories
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap I-II The Britons; The Lady of the Fountain OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3
Ivanhoe ch 29
Oxford Book of English Verse 18. To a Lady, or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 11
Signs and Seasons: ch 2 schedule over 16 weeks (and field work)
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 15, The First Law of Thermodynamics p. 134-141
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 21 Hasty Generalizations
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 21

Week 22
Bible: Deut 18-21:9; Luke 12:35-13:9; Psalm 84, 85; Proverbs 25:20-28
The Pursuit of God ch 9 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 13
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 18 King Edward I, second half OR Arnold-Forster ch 22. Henry III--The Parliament of England
In Freedom's Cause ch 19 OR Daughter of Time ch 10
The Brendan Voyage first half of ch 13
Joan of Arc Book II ch 34 Jests of the Burgundians, 35 Heir of France is Crowned
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 4
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 19 "Piers the Ploughman"
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap III-IV The Lady of the Fountain (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 4
Ivanhoe ch 30
Oxford Book of English Verse 19. In Honour of the City of London (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 11
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 16, The Second Law of Thermodynamics p. 142-148
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 22 What is an Analogy?
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 22

Week 23
Bible: Deut 21:10-24:9; Luke 24:10-35; Psalm 86, 87; Proverbs 26:1-14
The Pursuit of God ch 10 OR The Pursuit of Holiness ch 14, 15
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 17 Francis, 1182-1226
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 19 Bannockburn OR Arnold-Forster ch 23. Edward I and "The Breaking of Wales"
In Freedom's Cause ch 20 OR Daughter of Time ch 11
The Brendan Voyage second half of ch 13
Joan of Arc Book II ch 36 News from Home, 37 Again to Arms
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 5
CM's "Ourselves" pg 1-4 The Country of Mansoul
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 20 "Piers the Ploughman" - continued
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap V-VI Geraint, the Son of Erbin OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 5
Ivanhoe ch 31
Oxford Book of English Verse 19. In Honour of the City of London (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 17, Laws of Electromagnetism p. 149-158
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 23 Weak Analogy
The Story of Painting work through ch 3 this week and next
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 23

Week 24
Bible: Deut 24:10-27:26; Luke 14:1-35; Psalm 88; Proverbs 26:15-28
The Pursuit of Holiness ch 16, 17, A Further Word
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 20 Scotland and Ireland OR Arnold-Forster ch 24. Scotland
In Freedom's Cause ch 21 OR Daughter of Time ch 12
The Brendan Voyage appendix I-II
Joan of Arc Book II ch 38 King Cries Forward, 39 We Win But, 40 Treachery Conquers, 41 Maid Will March No More
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 6
CM's "Ourselves" pg 5-8 ch 2 The Perils of Mansoul
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys none this week
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap VII Geraint, the Son of Erbin (Continued) OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 6
Ivanhoe ch 32
Oxford Book of English Verse 20. On the Nativity of Christ (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 18, Ohm's Law and Joule's Law p. 159-168
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 24 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 24 and 25

Optional Exam Week

Term 3

Week 25
Bible: Deuteronomy 28, 29; Luke 15; Psalm 89:1-15; Proverbs 27:1-12
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 21 The Long-Bow OR Arnold-Forster ch 25. Edward II--"The Making of Scotland"
In Freedom's Cause ch 22 OR Daughter of Time ch 13
Joan of Arc Book III ch 1 Maid in Chains, 2 Sold to the English
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 7
CM's "Ourselves" pg 9-10 ch 3 The Government of Mansoul
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 21 How the Bible came to the People
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap VIII-IX Pwyll, Prince of Dyved; Branwen, the Daughter of Llyr OR Pyle's King Arthur Gawaine ch 1
A Taste of Chaucer Introduction OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 1 At The Tabard Inn
Ivanhoe ch 33
Oxford Book of English Verse 20. On the Nativity of Christ (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 13
Adventures with a Microscope: choose 4 adventures this term
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 19, Relativity p. 169-178
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 25 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc in Statistics
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ch 25

Week 26
Bible: Deuteronomy 30-31:29; Luke 16; Psalm 89:19-52; Proverbs 27:13-27
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 22 The Black Death OR Arnold-Forster ch 26. Edward III--"The Ruin of France"
In Freedom's Cause ch 23 OR Daughter of Time ch 14
Joan of Arc Book III ch 3 Weaving the Net, 4 Ready to Condemn, 5 Fifty Experts Against
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 8 (including Beyond the Basics)
CM's "Ourselves" pg 11-14 Part I ch 1 Hunger
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 22 Chaucer - Bread and Milk for Children
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap X Manawyddan OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 2
A Taste of Chaucer The Prologue OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 2 The Knight's Tale: Palamon and Arcite
Ivanhoe ch 34
Oxford Book of English Verse 21. Lament for the Makers (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 1
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 13
Secrets of the Universe: Chapter 20, Quantum Mechanics p. 179-191
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 26 Proof by Lack of Evidence

Week 27
Bible: Deuteronomy 31:30-ch 33; Luke 17-18:14; Psalm 90, 91; Proverbs 28:1-9
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 18 Wycliffe, 1320-1384
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 23 King Richard II and the Social Revolt, first half OR Arnold-Forster ch 27. Richard II: (1) Wat Tyler, (2) The Banishment of Bolingbroke
In Freedom's Cause ch 24 OR Daughter of Time ch 15
Joan of Arc Book III ch 6 Maid Baffles Her, 7 Craft That Was in Vain
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 9, 10
CM's "Ourselves" pg 15-17 ch II Thirst
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 23 Chaucer - "The Canterbury Tales"
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap XI-XII Kilwich and Olwen OR Pyle's King Arthur ch 3, conclusion
A Taste of Chaucer The Fortunes of the Great: The Monk's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 3 The Man of Law's Tale: The Story of Constance
Ivanhoe ch 35
Oxford Book of English Verse 21. Lament for the Makers (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 2
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 14
First Studies in Plant Life ch 8 The Stem
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 21, Conservation of Mass/Energy p. 192-197
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 27 What is Propaganda?

Week 28
Bible: Deuteronomy 34; Joshua 1-4:14; Luke 18:15-43; Psalm 92, 93; Proverbs 28:10-17
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 19 Hus, 1373-1415
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 23 King Richard II and the Social Revolt, second half OR Arnold-Forster ch 27. Richard II: (3) Geoffrey Chaucer, (4) The Black Death--John Wycliffe
In Freedom's Cause ch 25 OR Daughter of Time ch 16
Joan of Arc Book III ch 8 Joan Tells of Her Visions
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 11
CM's "Ourselves" pg 18-20 ch III Restlessness and Rest
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 24 Chaucer - At the Tabard Inn
Age of Chivalry: Part Two, Chap XIII Taliesin
A Taste of Chaucer Chanticleer and the Fox: The Nun's Priest's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 4 The Prioress's Tale: Little Hugh of Lincoln [sad story for sensitive readers]
Ivanhoe ch 36
Oxford Book of English Verse 22. May in the Green-Wood, or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 3
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 14
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 22, The Uncertainty Principle p. 198-203
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 28 Appeal to Fear

Week 29
Bible: Joshua 4:15-ch 6; Luke 19:1-40; Psalm 94, 95; Proverbs 28:18-28
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 24 The Usurpation of Henry Bolingbroke OR Arnold-Forster ch 28. Henry IV
In Freedom's Cause ch 26 OR Daughter of Time ch 17
Joan of Arc Book III ch 9 Her Sure Deliverance Foretold
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 12
CM's "Ourselves" pg 21-23 ch IV Chastity
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 25 The First English Guide-book
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III. King Richard (first half) OR Beowulf
A Taste of Chaucer Patient Griselda: The Tale of the Clerk of Oxford OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 5 The Nun's Priest's Tale: The Cock, The Hen, and The Fox
Ivanhoe ch 37
Oxford Book of English Verse 23. Carol, or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 4
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 15
First Studies in Plant Life ch 9 The Root
Secrets of the Universe: Appendix, The Inverse Square Laws p. 204-207
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 29 Appeal to Pity

Week 30
Bible: Joshua 7, 8; Luke 19:41-20:26; Psalm 96, 97; Proverbs 29:1-15
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 25 The Empire of Henry V OR Arnold-Forster ch 29. Henry V
In Freedom's Cause ch 27 OR Daughter of Time ch 18
Joan of Arc Book III ch 10 Inquisitors at Their Wits End, 11 Court Reorganized for
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 13
CM's "Ourselves" pg 24-32 ch V The Five Senses
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 26 Barbour - "The Bruce," Beginning of a Struggle
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III King Richard (second half) OR Chuchulain, Champion of Ireland
A Taste of Chaucer Phoebus and the Crow: The Manciple's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 6 The Pardoner's Tale
Ivanhoe ch 38
Oxford Book of English Verse 24. Quia Amore Langueo (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 5
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 15
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (first third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 30 Bandwagon

Week 31
Bible: Joshua 9, 10; Luke 20:27-47; Psalm 98, 99; Proverbs 29:16-27
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 26 Joan of Arc OR Arnold-Forster ch 30. Henry VI--"The Freeing of France"
Joan of Arc Book III ch 12 Joan's Master-Stroke Diverted
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 14
CM's "Ourselves" pg 33-34 Part II The House of Mind ch 1
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 27 Barbour - "The Bruce," The End of the Struggle
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest OR Hereward the Wake
A Taste of Chaucer The Rocks of Brittany: The Franklin's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 7 The Wife of Bath's Tale: The Unknown Bride
Ivanhoe ch 39
Oxford Book of English Verse 24. Quia Amore Langueo (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue none this week
The Life of the Spider first half of ch 16
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (second third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 31 Exigency

Week 32
Bible: Joshua 11-13; Luke 21-22:6; Psalm 100, 101; Proverbs 30:1-9
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 27 York and Lancaster OR Arnold-Forster ch 31. York and Lancaster
Joan of Arc Book III ch 13 Third Trial Fails, 14 Joan Struggles with
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy ch 15 (up to pg 106)
CM's "Ourselves" pg 35-44 ch II My Lord Intellect
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 28 A Poet King
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III Robin Hood and His Adventures OR Robin Hood
A Taste of Chaucer The Ballad of Sir Thopas: Chaucer's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 8 The Friar's Tale: The Story of the Summoner
Ivanhoe ch 40
Oxford Book of English Verse 29. The Old Cloak (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 6
The Life of the Spider second half of ch 16 (end of book)
Great Astronomers by R.S. Ball: Brahe 23 (third third)
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 32 Repetition

Week 33
Bible: Joshua 14-16; Luke 22:7-53; Psalm 102; Proverbs 30:10-23
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 28 The Wars of the Roses OR Arnold-Forster ch 32. Edward IV
Joan of Arc Book III ch 15 Undaunted by Threat, 16 Joan Stands Defiant, 17 Supreme in Direst Peril, 18 Condemned Yet Unafraid
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy Nations and Legal Systems
CM's "Ourselves" pg 45-47 ch III Daemons of Intellect
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 29 The Death of the Poet King
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III Chevy Chase
A Taste of Chaucer The Story of Constance: The Tale of the Man of Law OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 9 The Clerk's Tale: Patient Griselda
Ivanhoe ch 41
Oxford Book of English Verse 29. The Old Cloak (spend 2 weeks), or work through Idylls of the King
First Studies in Plant Life ch 10 Leaves
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 7
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 33 Transfer

Week 34
Bible: Joshua 17-19; Luke 22:54-23:25; Psalm 103; Proverbs 30:24-33
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 29 The Adventures of Edward IV OR Arnold-Forster ch 33. The Invention of Printing
Joan of Arc Book III ch 19 Our Last Hopes of, 20 The Betrayal
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 125-132
CM's "Ourselves" pg 48-53 ch IV My Chief Explorer Imagination
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 30 Dunbar - The Wedding of the Thistle and the Rose
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III The Battle of Otterbourne
A Taste of Chaucer The Wily Alchemist: The Canon Yeoman's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 10 The Squire's Tale: Cambuscan and the Brazen Horse
Ivanhoe ch 42
Oxford Book of English Verse 31. To Mistress Margaret Hussey, or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 8
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 34 Snob Appeal

Week 35
Bible: Joshua 20-22:14; Luke 23:26-24:12; Psalm 104; Proverbs 31:1-9
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 30 Richard III, first half OR Arnold-Forster ch 34. Edward V and Richard III: (1) The Last of the Plantagenets
Joan of Arc Book III ch 21 Respited Only for, 22 Joan Gives the Fatal Answer, 23 Time Is at Hand
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 133-143
CM's "Ourselves" pg 54-55 ch V The Beauty Sense
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys ch 31 At the Sign of the Red Pale
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, **NOTE - different versions list different chapters for Part III Edward the Black Prince (first half )
A Taste of Chaucer Three Men in Search of Death: The Pardoner's Tale OR The Chaucer Story Book, ch 11 The Franklin's Tale: The Promise of Dorigen
Ivanhoe ch 43
Oxford Book of English Verse 32. The True Knight, or work through Idylls of the King
Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 9
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 35 Appeal to Tradition and Hi-Tech

Week 36
Bible: Joshua 22:15-ch 24; Luke 24:13-50; Psalm 105; Proverbs 31:10-31
Optional: Saints and Heroes by George Hodges 20 Savonarola, 1452-1498
Churchill's Birth of Britain, ch 30 Richard III, second half OR Arnold-Forster ch 34. Edward V and Richard III: (2) The First of the Tudors, (3) The Union of the Roses
Joan of Arc Book III ch 24 Joan the Martyr, Conclusion
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy pg 143-end
CM's "Ourselves" pg 56-65 ch VI My Lord Chief Attorney General, Reason
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys none this week
Age of Chivalry: Part Three, Edward the Black Prince (second half )
If you're using The Chaucer Story Book, ch 12 The Canon's Yeoman's Tale: The Priest Who Learned to be a Philosopher
Ivanhoe ch 44
Oxford Book of English Verse 33. An Epitaph, or work through Idylls of the King
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 36 Find Some Propaganda on Your Own

Optional Exam Week

Last update Jan 29, 2007 - Life of the Spider/Lay of the Land were spread throughout the whole year instead of through the first 15 weeks