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reathing Room-Charlotte Mason

Classical High School

The thoughts of high school have been treacherous. There have been times when I just think I'll go crazy trying to figure it all out! In the end, after MUCH prayer, my husband and I have laid out the following plan for our high school. Keep in mind that this "plan" allows for alot of flexibility. This is sortof like a scope & sequence more than a hard & fast set of "to-do's" or booklists. Take it for what it is: OUR homeschool high school plan! Prayerfully consider what it is that the Lord would have your child do for their high school career.  Everything we have placed here as a priority, and indeed throughout our entire school, has been chosen in light of these Scriptures:

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink,
or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
-1 Corinthians 10:31

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things.
-Phillipians 4:8

My mouth shall speak of wisdom;
and the meditation of my heart
shall be of understanding.

-Psalms 49:3

The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction. My son,
hear the instruction of thy father,
and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be an ornament of grace
unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
-Proverbs 1:7-9

Our children will be thoroughly able to communicate both orally             and through the written word.

Our children will have been exposed to a large variety of what is            considered quality literature. They will have read the following books         and have written a report on each before graduation:

The Bible (in it's entirety)
Foxe's Christian Martyrs by John Foxe, edited by W. Grinton Berry
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Poems by William Wordsworth
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
Life of Columbus by Washington Irving
Life of George Washington by Washington Irving
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Darwin's Black Box by Michel Behe
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Future Men by Douglas Wilson
Rediscovering the Lost Treasure of Family Worship by Ted Tripp
Passing the Scepter: What Fathers Should Teach Their Sons by James McDonald

Our children will have a firm understanding of the principles of mathematics. This will include 4 years of math with a combination of both abstract and consumer oriented.

Our children will have a thorough understanding of God's creation according to Scriptures and will understand in light of Scriptures the prevailing myths of the world concerning these creations.

Our children will be able to argue/challenge untruth in light of Scripture & logical thought. The Fallacy Detective

Foreign Language:
Our children will chose one foreign language to study and master both through conversation and the written word.

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Our children will have a comfortable grasp of New Testament Greek. We believe this to be essential for every believer to aid in preserving the authenticity of Scripture in this modern day.
<>Our children will have studied and memorized the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

Music & Art:
Our children will be able to sketch comfortably as needed in everyday living and as much more as ability and desire demands.

Our children will be well on the way to mastering a chosen musical instrument or voice to be used for the glory of God.


Helpful Links:

Trivium Pursuit

The Bluedorns welcome you to Trivium Pursuit Online.
Here you will find resources which apply
Christian Classical Education to Homeschooling.

Homespun Tapes: Music Instruction

I'd like to personally welcome you to the Homespun Tapes web site, which features the largest catalog of music lessons on videos, DVDs and CDs available anywhere. Our lessons are designed for students at all levels, from absolute beginners (including kids) to experienced professionals -- and everyone in between. Whether you are a "back porch picker" or have aspirations to play professionally, we have lessons for you.

A collection of books online. Free.

Though we prefer the trivium method outlined by Bluedorns
(Trivium Pursuit), this site has much helpful information and
a thorough booklist for all grades.



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