Within the practical writing section are lessons on book reports and responding to essay questions on tests. Business writing covers writing various types of letters as well as a résumé. These lessons might be used anytime after the paragraph lessons.
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Note Upcoming Changes: The AO Advisory is currently working on updated revisions to our Devotional and Worldview subjects for this Year. As we adjust these subjects, our changes will be posted as an alternate option. You may wish to go ahead and use the selections currently listed, or wait to purchase books until the changes are posted. Either choice--the current book list or the updated one--will be a strong option.
These books have been republished by Living Book Press and and can be ordered individually directly from their website. They may also in print through Lerner Publishing Group at Book Depository. Some of the American references may have been converted to British references.The book goes in and out of print and can sometimes be difficult to find, although it does pop up; public libraries would be the obvious first place to look since the book isn't really that old. Please don't feel that the Advisory is asking anyone to go on a major quest for the only excellent book out there. That's not what was intended by leaving the book on the list, only that if you CAN get a copy, it's still our first choice for this year. If you are unable to access it, another solid option is The Boy Scientist by John Bryan Lewellen, out of print, but more readily available at used book sources than Secrets of the Universe (not the recent \"The Boy Scientist: 160 Extraordinary Experiments and Adventures;\" look for the 1955 one by John Llewellen). Another option is The Sciences by Edward Holden, out of print, but online. Charlotte Mason herself recommended Holden's book, so even simply taking a look at it will give an idea of the kind of science text she would have used. We don't usually recommend out of print books, or very expensive books. All of these books are good, and if you can obtain them, we suggest you use them. However, we continue to seek an alternative that fits our guidelines of excellence, availability, and affordability.The Boy Scientist by John Lewellen covers similar topics and is a very worthwhile alternative. Try this link: ($amzn) Be sure to get the 1955 red book by John Llewellen. There's a 2009 book (it's blue) called \"The Boy Scientist: 160 Experiments, A Popular mechanics Book\" by C. J. Peterson; it is not the same book. A weekly breakdown could look like this:Term 1 Boy Scientist: week 1 ch 1, first half (pg 1-9) Boy Scientist: week 2 ch 1, second half (pg 9-18) Boy Scientist: week 3 ch 2, first third (pg 20-26) Boy Scientist: week 4 ch 2, second third (pg 26-33) Boy Scientist: week 5 ch 2, last third (pg 33-40) Boy Scientist: week 6 ch 3, first half (pg 42-49) Boy Scientist: week 7 ch 3, second half (pg 49-58) Boy Scientist: week 8 ch 4, first half (pg 60-65) Boy Scientist: week 9 ch 4, second half (pg 65-70) Boy Scientist: week 10 ch 5, first third (pg 72-78) Boy Scientist: week 11 ch 5, second third (pg 78-85) Boy Scientist: week 12 ch 5, last third (pg 85-92)Term 2 Boy Scientist: week 13 ch 6, first half (pg 94-99) Boy Scientist: week 14 ch 6, second half (pg 99-106) Boy Scientist: week 15 ch 7, first quarter (pg 108-114) Boy Scientist: week 16 ch 7, second quarter (pg 114-121) Boy Scientist: week 17 ch 7, third quarter (pg 121-128) Boy Scientist: week 18 ch 7, last quarter (pg 128-136) Boy Scientist: week 19 ch 8, first quarter (pg 138-144) Boy Scientist: week 20 ch 8, second quarter (pg 144-150) Boy Scientist: week 21 ch 8, third quarter (pg 150-157) Boy Scientist: week 22 ch 8, last quarter (pg 157-164) Boy Scientist: week 23 ch 9, first third (pg 166-173) Boy Scientist: week 24 ch 9, second third (pg 173-180)Term 3 Boy Scientist: week 25 ch 9, last third (pg 180-188) Boy Scientist: week 26 ch 10, first quarter (pg 190-195) Boy Scientist: week 27 ch 10, second quarter (pg 195-200) Boy Scientist: week 28 ch 10, third quarter (pg 200-206) Boy Scientist: week 29 ch 10, last quarter (pg 206-214) Boy Scientist: week 30 ch 11, first half (pg 216-224) Boy Scientist: week 31 ch 11, second half (pg 224-232) Boy Scientist: week 32 ch 12, first third (pg 234-240) Boy Scientist: week 33 ch 12, second third (pg 240-246) Boy Scientist: week 34 ch 12, last third (pg 246-254) Boy Scientist: week 35 ch 13, first half (pg 256-260) Boy Scientist: week 36 ch 13, second half (pg 260-264) (Back)
Frede Jensen was born on February 17, 1926, to Hans Jensen and Jenny Kirstine Martinusen in Taarup, Auning county, in the Midtjylland region of Denmark. He spent his first years on a sizable family homestead and was raised by his two loving parents. Frede was the second of three children born to the Jensen family. The property was home to a lovely forest where oak, pine, and beech trees grew. These early surroundings were likely the mold where Frede's great sensibility to nature was formed. The great depression arrived with its share of sufferings and soon the family had to relocate to a smaller house in the nearby small village of Trojstrup. Frede lived there with his family until he graduated from the Randers Stattskole in 1945. When he was a young teenager, he loved collecting and drying flowers from the countryside. His collection later ended up in the hands of the Museum of the Botanical Garden of Copenhagen, which they still preserve today. In 1945, Jensen went to the University of Copenhagen and completed his undergraduate studies in 1949. Jensen then attended the Université de Grenoble in France on a scholarship where he received a degree in French grammar and philology (Certificat de Grammaire et de Philologie Francaises) in 1950. While in Grenoble he joined a mountaineering club. For him it was the door opened to the undulating slopes of wildflowers, before setting his sights on higher summits later in his life. Jensen returned to Denmark to serve his mandatory 9-month military service from 1950 to 1951 where he served as a telex operator. Jensen then returned to the University of Copenhagen where he received his master's degree, with distinction, in 1953 in French with a minor in English.He spent the summer of 1953 studying at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, then went on to attend the University of Salamanca, Spain where he received a Spanish philology degree in 1955 (Diplomado de Filologia Hispánica). It was here that he met his future wife, whom he later wed in the United States in 1968.In 1956, Jensen moved to Los Angeles, California in the United States on a Fulbright grant and subsequently earned his PhD from U.C.L.A. in 1961, in Romance languages and Literatures with an emphasis in philology (French, Spanish, and Italian).Over the next 6 years, Jensen held a number of teaching positions, first at the University of Calgary, Canada and then at U.C.L.A., before settling in Boulder, Colorado to take on a professorship position at the University of Colorado in 1967. Jensen was Professor of French at the University of Colorado at Boulder until his retirement on June 19, 1996.Jensen was the recipient of numerous awards for scholarly achievements throughout his career. He also served as the President of the Centre de Guillaume IX, a center for research in Troubadour studies, and was a member of the editorial board of Semasia (a romance philology publication). He was also an avid mountaineer who summitted hundreds of peaks in Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Europe and the United States, and he climbed all fifty three of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks within two summers. He continued to hike regularly up until his death in September 2008, in Boulder, Colorado, at the age of 82.
Week 1Bible: Judges 1-3; Matthew 1; Psalm 106:1-23; Proverbs 1:1-19The Case for Christ intro, ch 1 OR Evidence That Demands a VerdictChurchill's The New World, ch 1 The Round World; Trace and label the map in the bookA Man for All Seasons Act 1 for 4 wks OR Roper's Life of Thomas More part 1 for 3 weeksDavid Howarth's Voyage of the Armada ch 1Christopher Columbus Mariner by Samuel Eliot Morison ch 1 Christopher Goes to Sea. Alternately, Hale's Life of Columbus has 9 chapters. OR 1493 for Young People: IntroductionUtopia, Paul Turner's translation: Introduction pg xi-xxiii (or original: Introduction)Everyman: A Morality Play spread over the 12-Week term as desiredFierce Wars Faithful Loves Canto 1Westward Ho ch 1, 2History of English Literature Chap 32 About the Beginning of the TheaterCM's \"Ourselves\" pg 66-72 Part II ch VIIRoar on the Other Side pg 11 IntroductionWhatever Happened to Justice pg 1-14 introduction, noteHow To Read a Book Part 2 ch 6 Pigeonholing a BookRural Hours (or Teale book) - spread over the year, matching chapters to your geographical area by seasonNapoleon's Buttons Intro, first half OR Marvels of the Molecule Pt 1 ch 1 The Water MoleculeChemical History of a Candle (with study guide) Lecture 1 Part 1Adventures with a Microscope: choose 4 adventures this term.First Studies of Plant Life ch 11 How the Living Plant Uses Water to Remain Firm (spread over 5 weeks)Signs and Seasons: ch 3 The Moon (schedule over term, with field work)Great Astronomers by Robert S. Ball: Galileo (30 pgs; divide over Term 1 as desired)Grammar: Our Mother Tongue Lesson 1, 2 OR work through Jensen's GrammarPoetry AnthologyShakespeare Sonnet XVIII 18(Jansen's The Story of Painting - ch 4 and 5 this year) 1e1e36bf2d