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AmblesideOnline Year 11 Lite 36-week schedule



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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
The Pleasures of God by John Piper
A History of the Twentieth Century: The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History by Martin Gilbert
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
The World: Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris, formerly James
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Ourselves Book 2, pg 68-136
Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by David Breese
Invitation to the Classics by Louise Cowan and Os Guinness
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Story: The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster (1909)
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruf (chapters 9-12 this year)
Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay?
Short Anthology of Modern Poetry? (poetry is yet to be scheduled)
Essays: either online, or the book "Ex Libris"

These books will be needed later in the school year:
Short Story: The Open Window by Saki (Hector.H. Munro; 1914 week 2)
Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank OR The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (starts week 4)
Short Story: Barn Burning by William Faulkner (1939)
Speech: Woodrow Wilson, entering World War I, April 2, 1917 "War Message" (week 5)
Speech: Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball speech July 4, 1939 (week 10)
Speech: Winston Churchill "Blood, sweat and tears" May 13, 1940 (week 11)
Speech: Winston Churchill "Their finest hour" June 18, 1940 (week 12)
The Men Behind Hitler by Bernhard Schreiber (starts week 13)
Speech: Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address December 8, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy" (week 13)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok (starts week 13)
Short Story: Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell (week 13)
Speech: Eisenhower--D-Day invasion order June 5, 1944  "The eyes of the world are upon you...." (week 14)
Short Story: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber (1939; week 14)
Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman (starts week 15)
Speech: Franklin Roosevelt D-Day Prayer June 6, 1944 (week 15)
Speech: Douglas MacArthur's farewell to Congress April 19, 1951 "Old soldiers never die" (week 19)
Short Story: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (1948); week 20)
Essay:
Speech: J.F.Kennedy's Inauguration January 20, 1961 "Ask not what your country can do for you..."  (week 22)
Short Story: The Outstation by Somerset Maugham (1950; week 22)
Our National Parks by John Muir, ch 1-4 (online here) OR The Life of the Caterpillar by J. Henri Fabre (week 23)
The Trial at Nuremberg (one short essay; online here; used in week 24)
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul (starts week 25)
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman (starts week 25)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (starts week 25)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (starts week 25)
Speech: John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" June 26, 1963 (week 26)
Short Story: A & P by John Updike (1961; week 26)
Speech: I Have a Dream speech by M.L.King, Jr. August 28, 1963 OR "I've been to the mountaintop" March 3, 1968 (week 26)
Short Story: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1961; week 30)
Speech: Ronald Reagan--Brandenberg Gate June 12, 1987 "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" (week 33)
Short Story: Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (1965; week 34)


Week 1
Bible: Lamentations 1-3; 2 Corinthians 1-3; Psalm 106:1-23; Proverbs 17:1-13
The Pleasures of God introduction
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 1-21 of ch 1 1900-1904 (21 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 1 Everest 1953 pg 2-6)
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 1. The Lesson
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain introduction and ch 1
Short Story: The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster (1909)
The Great Gatsby ch 1
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave Preface, Introduction, ch 1 (Darwin)
Microbe Hunters ch 9 Bruce section 1, 2
Essay: In Defense of the Essay by Christopher Orlet
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 68,69 Sound Moral Judgement
On Writing Well ch 1

Week 2
Bible: Lamentations 4-5; Ezekiel 1-3; 2 Corinthians 4-6; Psalm 106:24-48; Proverbs 17:4-28
The Pleasures of God ch 1 In His Son, first half pg 25-34
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 22-41 of ch ch 1 1904-1907 (19 pgs)
Speech: Teddy Roosevelt "The Man with the Muck Rake"--April 15, 1906
The World: Life and Travel ch 2 A Benign Republic: USA-Manhattan, The South pg 7-14
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: Pt Two: The Lesson Applied ch 2. The Broken Window
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 2
Short Story: The Open Window by Saki (Hector.H. Munro; 1914)
The Great Gatsby ch 2
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 2 "Thinking Further About Science"
Microbe Hunters ch 9 Bruce section 3, 4
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 69-70 Moral Judgements and a Virtuous Life
On Writing Well ch 2

Week 3
Bible: Ezekiel 4-7; 2 Corinthians 7-9; Psalm 107:1-22; Proverbs 18:1-10
The Pleasures of God ch 1 In His Son, second half pg 34-45
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 41-61 of chs 1 and 2 1907-1911 (20 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 2 A Benign Republic: USA-Chicago, The Rocket pg 14-18
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 3. The Blessings of Destruction
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 3
Invitation to the Classics: James Joyce - Dubliners
The Great Gatsby ch 3 (first half)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 3 "Social Darwinism"
Microbe Hunters ch 9 Bruce section 5, 6
Essay: The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent by John Erskine, 1915
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 71-73 Poetry, Novels, Essays
On Writing Well ch 3

Week 4
Bible: Ezekiel 8-11; 2 Corinthians 10-12; Psalm 107:23-43; Proverbs 18:1-24
The Pleasures of God ch 2 In All He Does, first half pg 47-62
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 61-79 of ch 2 1911-1914 (18 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 3 Kingdom of Troubles: The Middle East- Egypt pg 19-27
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 4. Public Works Mean Taxes
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 4
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 1 The One Hundredth Birthday Party
The Great Gatsby ch 3 (second half)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 4 Marx
Microbe Hunters ch 9 Bruce section 7, 8, 9
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 74, 75 History, The Informed Patriot
On Writing Well ch 4

Week 5
Bible: Ezekiel 12-15; 2 Corinthians13; Romans 1; Psalm 108; Proverbs 19:1-10
The Pleasures of God ch 2 In All He Does, second half pg 63-75
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century ch 3 (pg 80-111) 1914-1918 (31 pgs)
Short Story: Barn Burning by William Faulkner (1939)
Speech 1: Woodrow Wilson, entering World War I, April 2, 1917 "War Message"
The World: Life and Travel ch 3 Kingdom of Troubles: The Middle East-Lebanon pg 27-31
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 5. Taxes Discourage Production
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 2 Full Table
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 5
The Great Gatsby ch 4
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 5 Marxism
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 75-77 Philosophy
On Writing Well ch 5

Week 6
Bible: Ezekiel 16, 17; Romans 2, 3; Psalm 109; Proverbs 19:11-21
The Pleasures of God ch 3 In His Creation, first half pg 77-86
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 112-133 of ch 4 1918-1921 (21 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 3 Kingdom of Troubles: The Middle East-Jordan, Jerusalem pg 31-37)
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 6. Credit Diverts Production
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 6
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 3 Karel
Invitation to the Classics: Franz Kafka - The Trial
The Great Gatsby ch 5
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 6 Julius Wellhausen
Essay: The Superstition of School by G.K. Chesterton, 1923
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 77, 78 'A Message'
On Writing Well ch 6

Week 7
Bible: Ezekiel 18-20; Romans 4, 5; Psalm 110, 111; Proverbs 19:22-29
The Pleasures of God ch 3 In His Creation, second half pg 86-96
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 133-153 of ch 4 1921-1924 (20 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 3 Kingdom of Troubles: The Middle Eas- Iran, Oman pg 37-42
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 7. The Curse of Machinery
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 7
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 4 The Watch Shop
The Great Gatsby ch 6
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 7 "The Coming of the Strange Fire"
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 79-83
On Writing Well ch 7

Week 8
Bible: Ezekiel 21-22:27; Romans 6-8:11; Psalm 112, 113; Proverbs 20:1-14
The Pleasures of God ch 4 In His Fame pg 97-119
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 153-174 of ch 4 and 5 1924-1927 (21 pgs)
Optional speech: Franklin Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1933 "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
The World: Life and Travel ch 3 Kingdom of Troubles: The Middle East-The Suez Affair, Baghdad, Israel pg 42-50
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 8. Spread-the-Work Schemes
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 8
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 5 Invasion
The Great Gatsby ch 7 (first third)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 8 Sigmund Freud
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 83 (Indecision)-87
On Writing Well ch 8

Week 9
Bible: Ezekiel 22:28-ch 26; Romans 8:12- ch 9; Psalm 114, 115; Proverbs 20:15-30
The Pleasures of God ch 5 In (unconditional) Election, first third pg 121-131 (treated also in the Appendix) *If your church differs in this teaching, this might be an excellent opportunity for discussion
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 174-195 of ch 5 1927-1930 (21 pgs)
Optional speech: Edward VIII abdicates the throne of England--December 11, 1936 "the woman I love"
The World: Life and Travel ch 4 South African White and Black pg 51-55)
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 9
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 9. Disbanding Troops and Bureaucrats
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 6 The Secret Room
Invitation to the Classics: William Butler Yeats - Poems
The Great Gatsby ch 7 (second third)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 9 John Dewey
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 87 (Interpretation)-89
On Writing Well ch 9

Week 10
Bible: Ezekiel 27-30:19; Romans 10, 11; Psalm 116, 117; Proverbs 21:1-11
The Pleasures of God ch 5 In (unconditional) Election, second third pg 131-143 (treated also in the Appendix) *If your church differs in this teaching, this might be an excellent opportunity for discussion
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 195-214 of ch 5 1930-1932 (19 pgs)
Speech 2: Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball speech July 4, 1939 (also see biography on the site)
The World: Life and Travel ch 5 Confusions in Paradise: The Carribean pg 56-63
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 10. The Fetish of Full Employment
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 10
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 7 Eusie
The Great Gatsby ch 7 (last third)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 10 John Maynard Keyes
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 89 (Sentimental Humanity)-91
On Writing Well ch 10

Week 11
Bible: Ezekiel 30:20-ch 33; Romans 12-14; Psalm 118:1-18; Proverbs 21:12-20
The Pleasures of God ch 5 In (unconditional) Election, last third pg 143-155 (treated also in the Appendix) *If your church differs in this teaching, this might be an excellent opportunity for discussion
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 215-239 of ch 6 1932-1936 (24 pgs)
Speech 3: Winston Churchill "Blood, sweat and tears" May 13, 1940
The World: Life and Travel ch 6 Europe: After the War was Over-Berlin, Paris pg 64-70
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 11. Who's "Protected" by Tariffs?
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 11
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 8 Storm Clouds Gather
The Great Gatsby ch 8
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 11 Kierkegaard
Essay: The Second Time I Learned to Read by Stephen L. Carter
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 91 (Christ Presented in the Gospels)-93
On Writing Well ch 11

Week 12
Bible: Ezekiel 34-36; Romans 15, 16; Psalm 118:19-29; Proverbs 21:21-31
The Pleasures of God ch 6 In Bruising His Son, first half pg 157-168
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 240-263 of ch 6 1936-1939 (23 pgs)
Speech 4: Winston Churchill "Their finest hour" June 18, 1940
The World: Life and Travel ch 6 Europe: After the War was Over-London, Two Grandees pg 70-77
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 12. The Drive for Exports
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain ch 12
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 9 The Raid
The Great Gatsby ch 9
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave ch 12 "Who Shall Overcome?"
Essay: Master of Many Trades by Robert Twigger, 2013
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 93 (The Words of Christ)-96
On Writing Well ch 12

Optional Exam Week

Week 13
Bible: Ezekiel 37-39; Colossians 1, 2; Psalm 119:1-19; Proverbs 22:1-14
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 264-278 of ch 7 1940-1941 (14 pgs)
Speech 5: Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address, December 8, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy"
The Pleasures of God ch 6 In Bruising His Son, second half pg 168-178
The World: Life and Travel ch 7 Orientalisms: The Far East-Japan pg 78-86
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 13. 'Parity' Prices
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner Preface
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 10 Scheveningen
On Writing Well ch 13
Invitation to the Classics: T. S. Eliot - Four Quartets
Short Story: Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell (1936)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 1
Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs Grassi section 1, 2

Week 14
Bible: Ezekiel 40-42; Colossians 3, 4; Psalm 119:20-35; Proverbs 22:15-29
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 278-292 of ch 7 1941-1943 (14 pgs)
Speech 6: Eisenhower broadcasts D-Day invasion order, June 5, 1944 (Real Audio only--1 min. 42 sec. click on Speech Archive, scroll down to first Eisenhower entry)
The Pleasures of God ch 7 In Doing Good To All Who Hope In Him, first half pg 179-192
The World: Life and Travel ch 7 Orientalisms: The Far East-Hong Kong pg 86-88; ch 8 Venice 1959 pg 89-90)
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 14. Saving the X Industry
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 1
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 11 The Lieutenant
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 2
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 97-100 Nature
Short Story: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber (1939)
On Writing Well ch 14
Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs Grassi section 3, 4

Week 15
Bible: Ezekiel 43-45; Philemon; Ephesians 1; Psalm 119:37-56; Proverbs 23:1-11
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 292-305 of ch 7 1943-1944/5 (13 pgs)
Speech 7: Franklin Roosevelt D-Day Prayer June 6, 1944
The Pleasures of God ch 7 In Doing Good To All Who Hope In Him, second half pg 192-202
The World: Life and Travel ch 9 The Eichmann Trial pg 92-99
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 15. How the Price System Works
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 2
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 12 Vught
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 3
Invitation to the Classics: Robert Frost - Poems
On Writing Well ch 15
Essay: Introduction to Athanasisus' Incarnation by C. S. Lewis, 1944 (just the introduction to the book)
Six Easy Pieces: pg 69-72 What is energy?
Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs Grassi section 5

Week 16
Bible: Ezekiel 46-48; Ephesians 2, 3; Psalm 119:57-71; Proverbs 23:12-28
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 305-319 of ch 7 1944/5-1945 (14 pgs)
Optional speech: Speech: Eisenhower -Supreme Allied Commander on victory: June 12, 1945
The Pleasures of God ch 8 In the Prayers of the Upright, first half pg 203-216
The World: Life and Travel ch 10 The Cold War-The UN, Moscow (half) pg 100-106
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 16. 'Stabilizing' Commodities
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 3
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 13 Ravensbruck
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 4
Invitation to the Classics: Modern Poetry in English
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 100-102 Science
On Writing Well ch 16
Essay: The Inner Ring, by C. S. Lewis, 1944
Six Easy Pieces: pg 72-80 Gravitational potential energy
Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs Grassi section 6

Week 17
Bible: Joel 1-3; Daniel 1; Ephesians 4, 5; Psalm 119:72-87; Proverbs 23:29-35
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 320-333 of ch 8 1945-1948 (13 pgs)
The Pleasures of God ch 8 In the Prayers of the Upright, second half pg 216-231
The World: Life and Travel ch 10 The Cold War-Moscow pg 106-112
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 17. Government Price-Fixing
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 4
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 14 The Blue Sweater
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 5, 6
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 102-103 Art
On Writing Well ch 17
Six Easy Pieces: pg 80/81 Kinetic energy
Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs Grassi section 7, 8

Week 18
Bible: Daniel 2, 3; Ephesians 6; Philippians 1; Psalm 119:88-102; Proverbs 24:1-16
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 333-346 of ch 8 1948-1950 (13 pgs)
The Pleasures of God ch 9 In Personal Obedience and Public Justice, first half pg 233-246
The World: Life and Travel ch 10 The Cold War-Leningrad, Odessa pg 112-118
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 18. What Rent Control Does
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 5
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place ch 15 The Three Visions
Invitation to the Classics: Modern Drama
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 7
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 104-106 Sociology
Essay: Politics and the English Language by George Orwell, 1946
On Writing Well ch 18
Six Easy Pieces: pg 81-88 Other forms of energy

Week 19
Bible: Daniel 4-6:18; Philippians 2, 3; Psalm 119:103-122; Proverbs 24:17-34
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 346-359 of ch 8 1950-1951 (13 pgs)
Speech 8: Douglas MacArthur's farewell to Congress April 19, 1951 "Old soldiers never die"
The Pleasures of God ch 9 In Personal Obedience and Public Justice, second half pg 246-258
The World: Life and Travel ch 10 The Cold War-Czechoslovakia, Poland pg 118-125
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 19. Minimum Wage Laws
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 6
Diary of a Young Girl (spread over 16 weeks) OR The Hiding Place epilogue Jesus is Victor
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 8
On Writing Well ch 19
Six Easy Pieces: pg 89/90 Planetary motions

Week 20
Bible: Daniel 6:19-9:19; Philippians 4; 1 Timothy 1; Psalm 119:123-136; Proverbs 25:1-10
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 359-372 of ch 8 1951-1953 (13 pgs)
Optional speech: Speech: Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" March 5, 1946
The Pleasures of God ch 10 In Concealing . . . first third pg 259-273
The World: Life and Travel ch 10 The Cold War-The Sixth Fleet, Helsinki, Trieste pg 125-132)
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 20. Do Unions Really Raise Wages?
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 7
Invitation to the Classics: C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
Short Story: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (1948)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 9, 10, 11
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 106-108 To Know Ourselves-end of chapter
On Writing Well ch 20
Six Easy Pieces: pg 90-92 Kepler's laws

Week 21
Bible: Daniel 9:20-11; 1 Timothy 2-4; Psalm 119:137-155; Proverbs 25:11-19
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 372-386 of ch 8 1953-1955 (14 pgs)
The Pleasures of God ch 10 In Concealing . . . second third pg 273-288
The World: Life and Travel ch 11 South American Frissons-La Paz, Lima pg 133-138)
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 21. 'Enough to Buy Back the Product'
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 8
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 12
On Writing Well ch 21
Six Easy Pieces: pg 92-94 Development of dynamics

Week 22
Bible: Daniel 12; Ezra 1-4:16; 1 Timothy 5, 6; Psalm 119:156-176; Proverbs 25:20-28
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 386-398 of ch 8 1955-1956 (12 pgs)
The Pleasures of God ch 10 In Concealing . . . last third pg 288-301
The World: Life and Travel ch 11 South American Frissons-Cuzco pg 138-141; ch 12 Oxford 1965 pg 142-144
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 22. The Function of Profits
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner ch 9
Invitation to the Classics: William Faulkner - Go Down, Moses
Short Story: The Outstation by Somerset Maugham (1950)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 13
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 109-110
On Writing Well ch 22
Six Easy Pieces: pg 94-98 Newton's law of gravitation

Week 23
Bible: Ezra 4:17-7; 1 Peter 1, 2; Psalm 120, 121; Proverbs 26:1-14
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 399-409 of ch 9 1956-1958/9 (10 pgs)
The Pleasures of God Epilogue Almost Too Good to Be True pg 303-312
The World: Life and Travel ch 13 Australia pg 145-153 )
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 23. The Mirage of Inflation
The Men Behind Hitler Schreibner Author's Note
Our National Parks ch 1 Of the West to "as soon as their families are able to fly well." 'Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal. Nevermore will time seem short or long, and cares will never again fall heavily on you, but gently and kindly as gifts from heaven.' OR The Life of the Caterpillar ch 1 View processionary caterpillars here.
Invitation to the Classics: Simone Weil - Waiting for God
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 14, 15, 16
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 111-112
On Writing Well ch 23
Six Easy Pieces: pg 98-104 Universal gravitation

Week 24
Bible: Ezra 8-10; 1 Peter 3-5; Titus; Psalm 122, 123, 124; Proverbs 26:15-28
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 409-416 of ch 9 1958/9-1959/60 (7 pgs)
Optional speech: Douglas MacArthur's address at West Point May 12, 1962 "Duty, honor, country."
The Pleasures of God Appendix: Are There Two Wills pg 313-342 (optional)
The World: Life and Travel ch 14 A New Africa-Ghana, Nigeria pg 154-161
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 24. The Assault on Saving
essay: The Trial at Nuremberg
Our National Parks ch 1 from "This is Nature's own reservation" to "kindly as gifts from heaven." OR The Life of the Caterpillar ch 2 (Note Fabre's comments on communal living in this chapter.)
Invitation to the Classics: Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Letters and Papers from Prison
The Chosen by Chaim Potok ch 17, 18
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 112-114
On Writing Well ch 24 (end)

Optional Exam Week

Week 25
Bible: Haggai 1, 2; Zechariah 1-3; Hebrews 1-3; Psalm 125, 126, 127; Proverbs 27:1-12
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 1
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 416-439 of ch 9 1959/60-1963/4 (23 pgs)
Speech 9: J.F.Kennedy's Inauguration January 20, 1961 "Ask not what your country can do for you..."
When Character Was King ch 1 I Remember You, ch 2 All Presidents Come From Something
The World: Life and Travel ch 14 A New Africa-Ethiopia pg 161-165, ch 15 Manhattan 1969 pg 166-168
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: ch 25. The Lesson Restated
Our National Parks ch 1 from "The vast Pacific Coast reserves" to "lively pictures by water-fowl." OR The Life of the Caterpillar ch 3
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 1 "The Medium is the Metaphor"
Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 (2 weeks)
Essay: Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation by Ronald Reagan, 1983
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 1, 2
Microbe Hunters ch 11 Walter Reed section 1, 2

Week 26
Bible: Zechariah 4-9; Hebrews 4-6; Psalm 128, 129, 130; Proverbs 27:13-27
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 2
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 439-459 of ch 9 1963/4-1966 (20 pgs)
Speech 10: John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" June 26, 1963
Speech 11: MLK Jr - 5. August 28, 1963--"I Have a Dream"
The World: Life and Travel ch 16 Pleasure Places-Kashmir pg 170-177
When Character Was King ch 3 Movie Star
Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson: The Lesson After Thirty Years
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 4 OR Our National Parks ch 1 from "The Mount Rainier Forest Reserve" to end of chapter.
Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 (2 weeks)
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 3, 4, 5
Short Story: A and P by John Updike (1961)
Microbe Hunters ch 11 Walter Reed section 3, 4

Week 27
Bible: Zechariah 10-12; Hebrews 7, 8; Psalm 131, 132, 133; Proverbs 28:1-9
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 3
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 459-479 of ch 9 and 10 1966-1969/70 (20 pgs)
Optional speech: Edward Kennedy at Robert Kennedy's funeral June 8, 1968 "I see things that never were and say 'why not?''
Optional speech: Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing July 20, 1969 "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." (20th century topics, or click here for 4 min. 22 sec. of Real Audio of landing and Armstrong's words, go here and click on Speech Archive and go to Neil Armstrong entry)
When Character Was King ch 4 And Here He Becomes the Man He Was
The World: Life and Travel ch 16 Pleasure Places-Trouville pg 177-182
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 5 OR Our National Parks ch 2 Yellowstone to "snowy purpled foam." 'the whole wilderness is enlivened with happy animals.'
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 115-117
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 2 "Media as Epistemology"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 104-107 Cavendish's experiment
Fahrenheit 451 Part 2 (2 weeks)
Invitation to the Classics: Flannery O'Connor - A Good Man is Hard to Find; Greenleaf; Revelation
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 6, 7, 8
Microbe Hunters ch 11 Walter Reed section 5, 6, 7

Week 28
Bible: Zechariah 13, 14; Esther 1, 2; Hebrews 9, 10; Psalm 134, 135; Proverbs 28:10-17
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul first half of ch 4
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 479-500 of ch 10 1969/70-1974 (21 pgs)
Optional speech: Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" speech, November 3, 1969
Optional speech: Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's opening statement to House Judiciary Committee
The World: Life and Travel ch 17 Ex-Britannica-Singapore pg 183-188
When Character Was King ch 5 Honey, Roy Rogers is Here
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 6 OR Our National Parks ch 2 from "The stones of this divine masonry" to "the Strokhr 162 feet."
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 117 (Enter Not)-118
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 3 "Typographic America"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 107-112 What is gravity?
Fahrenheit 451 Part 2 (2 weeks)
Essay: Can Beauty Help us to Become Better People? by John Armstrong, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 9, 10
Microbe Hunters ch 12 Paul Ehrlich section 1, 2

Week 29
Bible: Esther 3-6; Hebrews 11, 12; Psalm 136; Proverbs 28:18-28
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul second half of ch 4
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 500-522 of ch 10 1974-1977 (22 pgs)
Optional speech: Richard Nixon's resignation August 8, 1974
Optional speech: Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon September 8, 1974
When Character Was King ch 6 The Ranch, ch 7 Everything Changes
The World: Life and Travel ch 17 Ex-Britannica-Ceylon pg 188-192
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 7 OR Our National Parks ch 2 from "In New Zealand" to "left of the ancient volcanoes."
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 118 (Training a Trusty Spirit)-120
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 4 "The Typographic Mind"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 112-114 Gravity and relativity
Fahrenheit 451 Part 3 (2 weeks)
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 11
Microbe Hunters ch 12 Paul Ehrlich section 3, 4

Week 30
Bible: Esther 7-10; Hebrews 13; Psalm 137, 138; Proverbs 29:1-15
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 5
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 522-542 of ch 10 1977-1979 (20 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 17 Ex-Britannica-Darjeeling pg 192-199
When Character Was King ch 8 The Things They Carried
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 8 OR Our National Parks ch 2 from "Now the post-glacial agents" to end of chapter
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 121-125
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 5 "The Peek-a-Boo World"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 115-117 Atomic mechanics
Fahrenheit 451 Part 3 (2 weeks)
Invitation to the Classics: Aleksander I. Solzhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 12, 13, 14
Short Story: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1961)
Microbe Hunters ch 12 Paul Ehrlich section 5

Week 31
Bible: Nehemiah 1-3; 2 Timothy 1-4; Psalm 139; Proverbs 29:16-27
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul first half of ch 6
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 543-564 of ch 11 1979-1983 (21 pgs)
The World: Life and Travel ch 17 Ex-Britannica-Delhi pg 199-205
When Character Was King ch 9 Executive Mansion, ch 10 Grace Under Pressure
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 9 (probably a psyche casta moth) OR Our National Parks ch 3 Yosemite to "broad west flank." Nearly all the park is a profound solitude. Yet it is full of...God's thoughts.'
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 126-128
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 6 "The Age of Show Business"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 117-120 An experiment with bullets
Essay: You're Regretting Wrong by Judith Shulevitz, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 15, 16
Microbe Hunters ch 12 Paul Ehrlich section 6

Week 32
Bible: Nehemiah 4-6; 2 Peter 1-3; Psalm 140, 141; Proverbs 30:1-9
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul second half of ch 6
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 564-585 of ch 11 1983-1986 (21 pgs)
Optional speech: Ronald Reagan--D-Day Memorial--June 6, 1984 "These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc."
Optional speech: Ronald Reagan--Challenger Disaster Address Jan 28, 1986 "they touched the face of God."
The World: Life and Travel ch 19 London 1975 pg 210-215
When Character Was King ch 11 Funny How History Works
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 10: Great Peacock (Saturnia pyri) OR Our National Parks ch 3 from "One of the best general views" to end of chapter
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 129-132
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 7 "Now . . .This"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 120-122 An experiment with waves
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 17, 18

Week 33
Bible: Nehemiah 7, 8; Jude; Psalm 142, 143; Proverbs 30:10-23
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul first half of ch 7
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 586-607 of ch 11 1986-1989 (21 pgs)
Speech 12: Ronald Reagan--Brandenberg Gate June 12, 1987 "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
The World: Life and Travel ch 19 London 1975 pg 215-223
When Character Was King ch 12 The Power of Truth, ch 13 Tough Choices
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 11 OR Our National Parks ch 4 Forests of Yosemite to "furze, it will be something." 'Going to the woods is going home . . . Here everything is hospitable and kind.'
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 132 (A Brilliant Career)-133
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 8 "Shuffle Off to Bethlehem"
Essay: The Problem With Too Much Information by Dougald Hine, 2014
Six Easy Pieces: pg 122-124 The interface of electron waves
Invitation to the Classics: Contemporary Writers
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 19, 20, 21

Week 34
Bible: Nehemiah 9, 10; 1 John 1-3; Psalm 144, 145; Proverbs 30:24-33
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul second half of ch 7
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 608-632 of ch 12 1989-1993 (24 pgs)
Optional speech: Barbara Bush at Wellesley, 1990
Optional speech: George H. W. Bush 41st President--Announces Attack on Iraq January 16, 1991
The World: Life and Travel ch 19 London 1975 pg 223-226
When Character Was King ch 14 Comedy, ch 15 Rosty, Rush, Reagan, ch 16 Strong Women
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 12 OR Our National Parks ch 4 from "The mountain pine" to "singularly rich and sumptuous."
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 133 (A Dividing Line)-134
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 9 "Reach Out and Elect Someone"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 127-133 Watching the electrons
Short Story: Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (1965)
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 22, 23, 24

Week 35
Bible: Nehemiah 11-13; 1 John 4, 5; Psalm 146, 147; Proverbs 31:1-9
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 8
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 632-655 of ch 12 1993-1996/7 (23 pgs)
Optional speech: here Mother Theresa at Presidential Prayer Breakfast 1994 February 5--before President and Mrs. Clinton, on subect of abortion
Optional speech: Billy Graham's funeral address for Richard Nixon April 27, 1994 Part 1 Part 2
The World: Life and Travel ch 20 Post-Glory: The USA-Los Angeles pg 227-232
When Character Was King ch 17 Big Trouble, ch 18 Big Triumph
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 13 OR Our National Parks ch 4 from "The flowers are in their prime" to "above Hetch-Hetchy."
Ourselves by CM Book II pg 134 (Will May Be a National Attribute)-136
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 10 "Teaching as an Amusing Activity"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 133-136 First principles of quantum mechanics
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 25, 26, 27

Week 36
Bible: Malachi; 2 John; 3 John; Psalm 148, 149, 150; Proverbs 31:10-31
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul ch 9
Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 655-678 of ch 12 1996/7-1999 (23 pgs)
Optional speech: Queen Elizabeth II on death of Princess of Wales, September 5, 1997
Optional speech: Clarence Thomas "I am a man, a black man, an American" July 29, 1998, before National Bar Association
Speech: Chairman Hyde's Opening Remarks to Impeachment Inquiry of President Clinton, December 11, 1998 (9min 18sec on Real Audio)
Optional speech: Elie Wiesel The Perils of Indifference April 12, 1999
The World: Life and Travel ch 20 Post-Glory: The USA-Los Angeles pg 232-237
When Character Was King ch 19 Dubya Was Watching, ch 20 The Old Man of St. Cloud Road
The Life of the Caterpillar ch 14 OR Our National Parks ch 4 from "The mountain live-oak, or goldcup oak" to end of chapter
Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 11 "The Huxleyan Warning"
Six Easy Pieces: pg 136-139 The uncertainty principle
To Kill a Mockingbird ch 28-end

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