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AmblesideOnline Year 10 Basic Version 36-Week 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


Books Needed:

These books will be needed right away:
A Bible
A math program
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
The Great Democracies by Winston Churchill (volume 4 of his History of the English Speaking Peoples) OR A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Arguing About Slavery by William Lee Miller
various speeches
The Story of Abraham Lincoln by Mary Hamilton or The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay
Eothen by Alexander Kinglake
The Law by Frederic Bastiat
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives (follow Ambleside Online's rotation)
Character is Destiny by Russell Gough
Invitation to the Classics by Louise Cowan and Os Guinness
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (plan to finish this book over the summer)
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Shakespeare play
Ralph Waldo Emerson essays
Poetry of Samuel Coleridge
The Book on Writing: the Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque
On the Art of Writing by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (optional)
The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (as a reference)
Apologia science text OR BJU Press Science
Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (online here)
How To Read a Book revised edition by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (3 years) (starts week 3)
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - The Age of Machines

These books will be needed later in the school year:
Short Story: My Kinsman, Major Molineux by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1832)
Short Story: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
Short Story: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1839)
Short Story: The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (1842; audio here)
Short Story: A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877)
Short Story: The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880)
Short Story: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1884)
Short Story: How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy (1886)
Short Story: The Open Boat by Stephen Crane (1897)
Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruf (chapters 3-8 this year) (starts in week 9)
Frederick Douglass essays (Reconstruction, An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage, My Escape From Slavery) (starts week 11)
The Deadliest Monster by Jeff Baldwin (starts week 13)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley AND Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (starts week 13)
One Blood by Ken Ham (optional; starts week 13)
Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning (starts week 13) (download poems here.)
The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink OR The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (starts week 21)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown (optional) (appropriate for Term 3; week 25)
The Graves of Academe by Richard Mitchell (starts week 25)
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin (starts week 25)
How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer (starts week 25)
Silas Marner by George Eliot (starts week 25)
Poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walter Whitman (starts week 25)
G.K. Chesterton essays (A Piece of Chalk; The Twelve Men; What is Right With the World) (starts week 26)
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (starts week 32)


Term 1

Week 1
Bible: Isaiah 1-5:19; John 1:1-32; Psalm 56, 57; Proverbs 1:1-19
Knowing God ch 1, 2
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
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 1 Boyhood, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 1 A President's Childhood
Eothen ch 1
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
Character is Destiny ch 1
Invitation to the Classics: The Purpose of Invitation to the Classics
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 1-4
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 1 An Upright Man (two weeks)
Ralph Waldo Emerson essay: Art
The Book on Writing ch 1
Six Easy Pieces - pg ix-xviii Introduction
Walden 1. Economy - allow 2 weeks
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - The Age of Machines (work through this section over the term)

Week 2
Bible: Isaiah 5:20-9; John 1:35-ch 2; Psalm 58, 59; Proverbs 1:20-33
Knowing God ch 3
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
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 2 The Young Backwoodsman, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 2 Captain Lincoln
Eothen ch 2
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?
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 1-4
Character is Destiny ch 2
Invitation to the Classics: The Importance of the Classics
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 5-8
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 1 An Upright Man (two weeks)
Short Story: My Kinsman, Major Molineux by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1832)
The Book on Writing ch 2
Six Easy Pieces pg xix-xxiii Special Preface
Walden 1. Economy - allow 2 weeks

Week 3
Bible: Isaiah 10-14; John 3:1-36; Psalm 60, 61; Proverbs 2:1-9
Knowing God ch 4
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
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 3 Slavery, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 3 Lawyer Lincoln
Eothen ch 3
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
Character is Destiny ch 3
Invitation to the Classics: The Classics Are Not the "Canon"
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 9-12
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 2 The Fall (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 3
Six Easy Pieces pg xxv-xxix Feynmn's Preface
Walden 2. Where I Lived, & What I Lived for - allow 2 weeks
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 13 How to Read Practical Books over the next two or three weeks

Week 4
Bible: Isaiah 15-21; John 4:1-42; Psalm 62, 63; Proverbs 2:10-22
Knowing God ch 5
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, 5
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 4 Lincoln the Lawyer, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 4 Congressman Lincoln
Eothen ch 4
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
Character is Destiny ch 4
Invitation to the Classics: Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 13-16
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 2 The Fall (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 4
Six Easy Pieces pg 1-4 Introduction
Walden 2. Where I Lived, & What I Lived for - allow 2 weeks

Week 5
Bible: Isaiah 22-26; John 4:43-5:15; Psalm 64, 65; Proverbs 3:1-20
Knowing God ch 6
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 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 5
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
Character is Destiny ch 5
Invitation to the Classics: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 17-20
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 3 The Year 1817 (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 5
Walden 3. Reading - allow 2 weeks

Week 6
Bible: Isaiah 27-30; John 5:16-6:21; Psalm 66, 67; Proverbs 3:21-35
Knowing God ch 7
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 7
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 6 The New President and Seccession, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 6 The New President
The Law, Bastiat, 6, A Confusion of Terms, The Influence of Socialist Writers, The Socialists Wish to Play God, The Socialists Despise MankindD, A Defense of Compulsory Labor, A Defense of Paternal Government
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 12/13
Character is Destiny ch 6
Invitation to the Classics: Wordsworth and Coleridge - Lyrical Ballads
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 21-24
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 3 The Year 1817 (two weeks)
Ralph Waldo Emerson essay: Nature
Short Story: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
The Book on Writing ch 6
Walden 3. Reading - allow 2 weeks
Six Easy Pieces pg 4-10 Matter is Made of Atoms
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 14 Imaginative Literature over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 7
Bible: Isaiah 31-36; John 6:22-60; Psalm 68; Proverbs 4:1-3
Knowing God ch 8
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 8
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 7 The War, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 7 Lincoln and the War
Eothen ch 6
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
Character is Destiny ch 7
Invitation to the Classics: German Classics
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 25-28
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 4 To Trust is Sometimes to Surrender
The Book on Writing ch 7
Walden 4. Sounds - allow 2 weeks

Week 8
Bible: Isaiah 37-40; John 6:61-7:27; Psalm 69; Proverbs 4:14-27
Knowing God ch 9
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 9
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 8 Victory, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 8 Unsuccessful generals
Eothen ch 7
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
Character is Destiny ch 8, 9
Invitation to the Classics: John Keats - The Great Odes
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 29-32
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 5 The Descent
The Book on Writing ch 8
Six Easy Pieces ppg 10-15 Atomic Processes
Walden 4. Sounds - allow 2 weeks

Week 9
Bible: Isaiah 41-43; John 7:28-53; Psalm 70, 71; Proverbs 5:1-14
Knowing God ch 10
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 10, 11
Story of Abraham Lincoln, ch 9 O Captain My Captain, or Boys Life of Lincoln ch 9 Freedom for the Slaves
Eothen ch 8
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
Character is Destiny ch 10
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 33-36
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 6 Javert
The Book on Writing ch 9
Walden 5. Solitude - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 3 Pasteur (there are 8 sections; space it out for the week if desired)
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 15 Stories, Plays, and Poems over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 10
Bible: Isaiah 44-47; John 8:1-47; Psalm 72; Proverbs 5:15-23
Knowing God ch 11
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 12
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 10 The Man Who Was President
Eothen ch 9
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
Character is Destiny ch 11, 12
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 37-39
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 7 The Champmathieu Affair (two weeks)
Short Story: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1839)
The Book on Writing ch 10
Walden 5. Solitude - allow 2 weeks

Week 11
Bible: Isaiah 48-52:10; John 8:48-ch 9; Psalm 73; Proverbs 6:1-19
Knowing God ch 12
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 13
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 11 The Turning Point of the War
Eothen ch 10
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
Character is Destiny ch 13
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 40-42
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 7 The Champmathieu Affair (two weeks)
Frederick Douglass essay: Reconstruction
The Book on Writing ch 11
Six Easy Pieces pg 15-23 Chemical Reactions
Walden 6. Visitors - allow 2 weeks

Week 12
Bible: Isaiah 52:10-ch 58; John 10; Psalm 74; Proverbs 6:20-35
Knowing God ch 13
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 14
Boys Life of Lincoln ch 12, 13 Conqueror of a Great rebellion/14th of April
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
Character is Destiny ch 14
Uncle Tom's Cabin ch 43-45
Les Miserables Vol 1 Book 8 Counter-Stroke
The Book on Writing ch 12
Walden 6. Visitors - allow 2 weeks

Optional Exam Week

Term 2

Week 13
Bible: Isaiah 59-64; John 1:1-44; Psalm 75, 76; Proverbs 7:1-5
Knowing God ch 14
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 15
Eothen ch 11
One Blood Preface, introduction
The Deadliest Monster prologue
Frankenstein preface, introduction, etc
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde introduction
Invitation to the Classics: Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 1 Waterloo (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 13
Six Easy Pieces pg 23 Basic Physics Introduction
Walden 7. The Bean-Field - allow 2 weeks

Week 14
Bible: Isaiah 65, 66; Amos 1, 2; John 1:45-12:19; Psalm 77; Proverbs 7:6-27
Knowing God ch 15
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 16
Eothen ch 12
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 21-25
One Blood ch 1 Cain's Wife
The Deadliest Monster ch 1
Frankenstein ch 1, 2
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 1
Invitation to the Classics: Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 1 Waterloo (two weeks)
Short Story: The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (1842; audio here)
The Book on Writing ch 14
Walden 7. The Bean-Field - allow 2 weeks

Week 15
Bible: Amos 3-8; John 12:20-50; Psalm 78:1-22; Proverbs 8:1-11
Knowing God ch 16
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 17
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 25/26
One Blood ch 2 Natural Selection
Frankenstein ch 3, 4, 5
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 2
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 2 The Ship Orion
The Book on Writing ch 15
Walden 8. The Village - allow 2 weeks
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 16 History over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 16
Bible: Amos 9; Micah 1-5; John 13; Psalm 78:23-39; Proverbs 8:12-21
Knowing God ch 17
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 18, 19
Eothen ch 14
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 26-28
One Blood ch 3 Genetics
The Deadliest Monster ch 2
Frankenstein ch 6, 7
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 3
Invitation to the Classics: Frederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of. . .
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 3 Fulfillment of the Promise Made to the Departed (two weeks)
Frederick Douglass essay: An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage
The Book on Writing ch 16
Six Easy Pieces pg 27-32 Physics Before 1920
Walden 8. The Village - allow 2 weeks

Week 17
Bible: Micah 6, 7; Hosea 1-4; John 14; Psalm 78:40-72; Proverbs 8:22-35
Knowing God ch 18
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 20, 21
Eothen ch 15
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 29-31
One Blood ch 4 One Race
Frankenstein ch 8, 9
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 4
Invitation to the Classics: Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 3 Fulfillment of the Promise Made to the Departed (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 17
Walden 9. The Ponds - allow 2 weeks

Week 18
Bible: Hosea 5-10; John 15; Psalm 79; Proverbs 9:1-18
Knowing God ch 19
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 22
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 31/32
One Blood ch 5 Interracial Marriage
The Deadliest Monster ch 3
Frankenstein ch 10, 11, 12
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 5
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 4 The Old Gorbeau House
Short Story: A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877)
The Book on Writing ch 18
Walden 9. The Ponds - allow 2 weeks

Week 19
Bible: Hosea 11-14; Nahum 1-3; John 16; Psalm 80; Proverbs 10:1-11
Knowing God ch 20, 21
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 23
Eothen ch 16
One Blood ch 6 Curse on Ham?
Frankenstein ch 13, 14, 15
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 6
Invitation to the Classics: Emily Dickinson - The Complete Poems
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 5 A Dark Chase Requires a Silent Hound (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 19
Six Easy Pieces pg 32-38 Quantum Physics
Walden 10. Baker Farm - allow 2 weeks
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 17 Science and Mathematics over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 20
Bible: Zeph 1-3; Jeremiah 1-2:25; John 17; Psalm 81, 82; Proverbs 10:12-21
Knowing God ch 22
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 24
Eothen ch 17
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 33-40
One Blood ch 7 Arguments Refuted
The Deadliest Monster ch 4
Frankenstein ch 16, 17
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 7
Invitation to the Classics: Herman Melville - Moby Dick
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 5 A Dark Chase Requires a Silent Hound (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 20
Walden 10. Baker Farm - allow 2 weeks

Week 21
Bible: Jeremiah 2;26-5; John 18; Psalm 83; Proverbs 10:22-32
The Attributes of God Preface, ch 1 The Solitariness OR Imitation of Christ Preface, Bk 1 ch 1-10
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 25
Eothen ch 18
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 41-43
One Blood ch 8 Stone Age People
Frankenstein ch 18, 19
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 8
Invitation to the Classics: Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 6 Petit-Picpus
Frederick Douglass essay: My Escape From Slavery
The Book on Writing ch 21
Walden 11. Higher Laws - allow 2 weeks

Week 22
Bible: Jeremiah 6-8; John 19; Psalm 84, 85; Proverbs 11:1-11
The Attributes of God ch 2 The Decrees, 3 The Knowledge OR Imitation of Christ Bk 1 ch 11-19
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 26
Eothen ch 19
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 43/44
One Blood ch 9 Darwin's Body Snatchers
The Deadliest Monster ch 5
Frankenstein ch 20, 21
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 9
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 7 A Parenthesis
Short Story: The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880)
The Book on Writing ch 22
Six Easy Pieces pg 38-47 Nuclei and particles
Walden 11. Higher Laws - allow 2 weeks

Week 23
Bible: Jeremiah 9-12; John 20; Psalm 86, 87; Proverbs 11:12-22
The Attributes of God ch 4 The Foreknowledge OR Imitation of Christ Bk 1 ch 20-24
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 27
Eothen ch 20
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 44-48
One Blood ch 10 Ota Benga
Frankenstein ch 22, 23
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ch 10
Invitation to the Classics: French Classics
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 8 Cemeteries Take What is Given Them (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 23
Walden 12. Brute Neighbors - allow 2 weeks

Week 24
Bible: Jeremiah 13-16; John 21; Psalm 88; Proverbs 11:23-31
The Attributes of God ch 5 The Supremacy OR Imitation of Christ Bk 1 ch 25-Bk 2 ch 7
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 28, 29
One Blood ch 11 The Last Adam's Race, What Does It Matter?
The Deadliest Monster ch 6
Frankenstein ch 24-end
Invitation to the Classics: Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Les Miserables Vol 2 Book 8 Cemeteries Take What is Given Them (two weeks)
The Book on Writing ch 24
Walden 12. Brute Neighbors - allow 2 weeks

Optional Exam Week

Term 3

Week 25
Bible: Jeremiah 17-20; 1 Thessalonians 1, 2; Psalm 89:1-15; Proverbs 12:1-12
The Attributes of God ch 6 The Sovereignty OR Imitation of Christ Bk 2 ch 8-12
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 30
Eothen ch 21
Graves of Academe Foreword
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 49-52
Sesame and Lilies - 1/4 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
How Should We Then Live ch 1
Invitation to the Classics: John Henry, Cardinal Newman - Apologia pro vita sua
Silas Marner ch 1, 2
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 1 Paris Atomized
Six Easy Pieces pg 47/48 Relation of Science Introduction
Walden 13. House-Warming - allow 2 weeks

Week 26
Bible: Jeremiah 21-23; 1 Thessalonians 3-5; Psalm 89:19-52; Proverbs 12:13-28
The Attributes of God ch 7 The Immutability OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 1-7
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 31
Eothen ch 22
Graves of Academe Propositions Three and Seven
Sesame and Lilies - 1/4 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
How Should We Then Live ch 2
Invitation to the Classics: Soren Kierkegaard - Fear and Trembling
Silas Marner ch 3
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 2 The Grand Bourgeois
G.K. Chesterton essay: A Piece of Chalk
Walden 13. House-Warming - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 4 Koch (there are 8 sections; space it out for the week if desired)
Short Story: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1884)
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 18 Philosophy over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 27
Bible: Jeremiah 24-26; 2 Thessalonians 1-3; Psalm 90, 91; Proverbs 13:1-12
The Attributes of God ch 8 The Holiness OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 8-16
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 32, 33
Eothen ch 23
Graves of Academe The End of the String
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 52-55
Sesame and Lilies - 1/4 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
How Should We Then Live ch 3
Invitation to the Classics: George Eliot - Middlemarch
Silas Marner ch 4, 5
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 3 The Grandfather and the Grandson
Six Easy Pieces pg 48/49 Chemistry
Walden 14. Former Inhabitants; & Winter Visitors - allow 2 weeks

Week 28
Bible: Jeremiah 27-30:11; 1 Corinthians 1, 2; Psalm 92, 93; Proverbs 13:13-25
The Attributes of God ch 9 The Power OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 17-23
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 34
Eothen ch 24
Graves of Academe The Wundter of It All
Sesame and Lilies - 1/4 of Lecture I Sesame: Of King's Treasuries
How Should We Then Live ch 4
Invitation to the Classics: Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poems
Silas Marner ch 6, 7, 8
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 4 The Friends of the ABC (two weeks)
Walden 14. Former Inhabitants; & Winter Visitors - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 5 Pasteur (there are 7 sections; space it out for the week if desired)

Week 29
Bible: Jeremiah 30:12-32:25; 1 Corinthians 3, 4; Psalm 94, 95; Proverbs 14:1-11
The Attributes of God ch 10 The Faithfulness OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 24-32
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 35
Eothen ch 25
Graves of Academe The Seven Deadly Principles
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 56/57
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
How Should We Then Live ch 5
Invitation to the Classics: Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Silas Marner ch 9
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 4 The Friends of the ABC (two weeks)
Six Easy Pieces pg 49-59 Biology (allow two weeks)
Walden 15. Winter Animals - allow 2 weeks

Week 30
Bible: Jeremiah 32:26-ch 35; 1 Corinthians 5-7:16; Psalm 96, 97; Proverbs 14:12-24
The Attributes of God ch 11 The Goodness OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 33-43
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 36
Graves of Academe The Principles March On
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 58/59
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
How Should We Then Live ch 06, 7
Invitation to the Classics: Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Silas Marner ch 10
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 5 The Excellence of Misfortune
Walden 15. Winter Animals - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 6 Roux and Behring (there are 4 sections; space it out for the week if desired)
Short Story: How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy (1886)
How To Read a Book Part 3 ch 19 Social Science over the next 2 or 3 weeks

Week 31
Bible: Jeremiah 36-38; 1 Corinthians 7:17-ch 8; Psalm 98, 99; Proverbs 14:25-35
The Attributes of God ch 12 The Patience OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 44-49
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 37
Eothen ch 26
Graves of Academe The Pygmies Revenge
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture II Lilies: Of Queen's Gardens
How Should We Then Live ch 8
Invitation to the Classics: Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
Silas Marner ch 11
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 6 The Conjunction of Two Stars
G.K. Chesterton essay: The Twelve Men
Walden 16. The Pond in Winter - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 7 Metchnikoff (there are 8 sections; space it out for the week if desired)

Week 32
Bible: Jeremiah 39-43; 1 Corinthians 9, 10; Psalm 100, 101; Proverbs 15:1-15
The Attributes of God ch 13 The Grace OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 50-55
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 38
Eothen ch 27
John Stuart Mill On Liberty ch 1
Graves of Academe Problem-Solving in the Content Area
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 60/61
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Preface to Later Editions
How Should We Then Live ch 9
Invitation to the Classics: Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Silas Marner ch 12, 13
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 7 Patron-Minette
Six Easy Pieces pg 59-61 Astronomy
Walden 16. The Pond in Winter - allow 2 weeks

Week 33
Bible: Jeremiah 44-47; 1 Corinthians 11; Psalm 102; Proverbs 15:16-33
The Attributes of God ch 14 The Mercy OR Imitation of Christ Bk 3 ch 56-Bk 4 ch 1
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 39
Eothen ch 28
John Stuart Mill On Liberty ch 2
Graves of Academe Every Three Second
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 61-63
Sesame and Lilies - 1/2 of Preface to Later Editions
How Should We Then Live ch 10
Invitation to the Classics: The Makers of the Modern World
Silas Marner ch 14, 15
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 8 The Noxious Poor (four weeks)
Six Easy Pieces pg 61-63 Geology
Walden 17. Spring - allow 2 weeks

Week 34
Bible: Jeremiah 48, 49; 1 Corinthians 12, 13; Psalm 103; Proverbs 16:1-11
The Attributes of God ch 15 The Love of God OR Imitation of Christ Bk 4 ch 2-8
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
Eothen ch 29
John Stuart Mill On Liberty ch 3
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 63/64
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture III The Mystery of Life and its Arts
How Should We Then Live ch 11
Invitation to the Classics: Fredrich Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
Silas Marner ch 16
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 8 The Noxious Poor (four weeks)
Six Easy Pieces pg 63/64 Psychology
Short Story: The Open Boat by Stephen Crane (1897)
Walden 17. Spring - allow 2 weeks

Week 35
Bible: Jeremiah 50-51:53; 1 Corinthians 14-15:20; Psalm 104; Proverbs 16:12-22
The Attributes of God ch 16 The Wrath OR Imitation of Christ Bk 4 ch 9-12
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
John Stuart Mill On Liberty ch 4
Ourselves, Book 2 pg 64-67
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture III The Mystery of Life and its Arts
How Should We Then Live ch 12
Invitation to the Classics: Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Silas Marner ch 17, 18, 19
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 8 The Noxious Poor (four weeks)
Six Easy Pieces pg 64-69 How Did it Get This Way?
Walden 18. Conclusion - allow 2 weeks

Week 36
Bible: Jeremiah 51:54-ch 52; Habakkuk 1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:21-ch 16; Psalm 105; Proverbs 16:23-33
The Attributes of God ch 17 The Contemplation OR Imitation of Christ Bk 4 ch 13-18
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
John Stuart Mill On Liberty ch 5
Sesame and Lilies - 1/3 of Lecture III The Mystery of Life and its Arts
How Should We Then Live ch 13
Silas Marner ch 20-end
Les Miserables Vol 3 Book 8 The Noxious Poor (four weeks)
G.K. Chesterton essay: What is Right With the World
Walden 18. Conclusion - allow 2 weeks
Microbe Hunters ch 8 Theobald Smith (there are 6 sections; space it out for the week if desired)

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