Lite 7

* Library resource
** Borrowed book
*** Personal additions to the booklist

History

Biographies

Geography
  • The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin {book}
  • Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier (1500's) by Stephen Leacock {Google eBook & Librivox audio}

Government and Economics
  • Dreams Come Due: Government and Economics as if Freedom Mattered by John Galt {book}***
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury {iBooks}

Citizenship

Current Events

Literature

Poetry


Grammar and Composition
  • Grammar Land by M.L. Nesbitt {Google book & Librivox audio}
  • English Grammar 101 {online}
  • IEW Student Writing Intensive C {we own}

Recitation

Copywork/Transcription
  • Include selections from Shakespeare,  poetry and other sources. These selections may be the same ones used for recitation.
  • Consider beginning a personal quote book, a commonplace book.
  • Do dictation regularly.

Mathematics

Science
  • The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock {book}
  • Anatomy and Physiology The Easy Way {book}***

Nature Study

Logic
  • The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn {borrowing from another AOer}**

Drawing and Art
  • The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - chapters 1-3 {we own}
  • Artist rotation posted at Ambleside Online

Music
Folk Songs:

Foreign Language
  • Spanish

Health
  • Health curriculum of your choice

Life and Work Skills
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook by Sean Covey {book}
  • How to Study by Ron Fry {book}


Free Reading

Ambleside Online Year 7 Lite 36-week schedule

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Ambleside Online 7 Lite Booklist

All book links provided are the best sources I have found for each book, laid out in a logical order, so that anyone can see what's available and where.

History
The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill (volume 1 of his History of the English Speaking Peoples; purchase) [A schedule here]
William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings (online here) (week 11)
The Magna Carta (online here; also available in a modern paraphrase) (week 24)
In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty (online here; purchase/Kindle) OR The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (purchase) (starts in week 4) (Richard picture for Tey book ishere.)

Biographies
The Life of King Alfred by Asser, selected passages (online here or download here; copy and paste entire contents of file to your Word Processor to print) (starts in week 3)
(Personal Recollections of) Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (online here; purchase/Kindle)

Geography
The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin (purchase/purchase for Kindle) OR How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger (purchase/purchase for Kindle)

Government and Economics
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury (purchase) (starts in week 20)

Citizenship
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason (online here, also available in a modern paraphrase) (purchase/purchase Leslie Laurio's paraphrase for Kindle) (starts week 23)
Plutarch's Lives (follow Ambleside Online's rotation)

Current Events
Keep up with daily news (resource options here) and keep a calendar of events

Literature
The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys by H.E. Marshall ch 1-31 (online here)
The Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch (online here; purchase) [This assumes your student read King Arthur in Year 5; if this isn't the case, consider using one of the Year 5 options instead.]
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (online here; purchase/purchase for Kindle) (download Katie Barr's Word Doc notes)
A Taste of Chaucer by Anne Malcolmson (purchase) OR other version of Canturbury Tales edited for students (Chaucer needs editing!) As a last resort, use The Chaucer Story Book, by Eve Tappen, (online here; purchase) which is Chaucer retold in prose (starts in week 25)
Shakespeare (continue with Ambleside Online rotation)

Poetry
The Oxford Book of English Verse (Poems 1-24, 29, 31-33) (online here; the same text, but with a different title, is also at Project Gutenberg) OR Idylls of the King by Tennyson (online here)
Check online sites such as Librivox for free audio readings of poems; this is a growing project and more poems are online every month.

Grammar and Composition
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar by Nancy Wilson (purchase) (start week 26 with Unit 1, Lessons 1-9, continue the book next year)

Recitation
Psalm 45, Psalm 46, and Psalm 51
Shakespeare passages
A poem per term from the term's poetry selections (For Term 1, 8 Praise of Women and 32 The True Knight)

Copywork/Transcription
Include selections from Shakespeare, the Bible, poetry and other sources. These selections may be the same ones used for recitation. Consider begining a personal quote book.
Also, do dictation regularly.

Math
Continue your math program; for some options, see this page.

Science
The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (as a reference)
Apologia science text (purchase General Science/Physical Science) OR Rainbow Science (purchase)

Nature Study
The Life of the Spider by Henri Fabre (online here; Fabre texts with photos; purchase) OR The Lay of the Land by Dallas Lore Sharp (online here)

Logic
The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn (purchase)

Drawing and Art
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - chapters 1-3 (purchase)
Continue the artist rotation posted at Ambleside Online

Music
Continue the composer rotation and hymn rotation posted at Ambleside Online
Folk Songs:
Term 1: The Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood; The Three Ravens; and The Outlandish Knight. (lyrics and midi files here)
Term 2: When The King Enjoys His Own Again; Farewell to Lochaber; Battle of Otterburn (try this site)
Term 3: Go No More a Rushing; Greensleeves; Scarbourough (lyrics and midi files here)

Foreign Language
Begin Latin if you've not started already OR Continue with any previous foreign language studies

Health
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand (purchase/purchase for Kindle) (or save for a later Year; see notes here)

Life and Work Skills
Work on useful skills such as budgeting, gardening, cooking, car maintenance, carpentry, etc.

Free Reading
Try to use books that were not included from Year 7, or the Year 7 Free reading List