Level 11

( Grade 11 – Age 16-18 )

Build Your Library: Level 11 - World History, Part 2This year is a continuation of World History that we began in Level 10. We’ll continue reading the hilarious and information packed series: Cartoon History of the Modern World by Larry Gonick. Using these two books as our spine, we’ll delve deeper into the material using a variety of living books and resources to  get a deep understanding of history and the people who lived it.

The literature this year provides a peek into history through the eyes of people who lived during major events (historical as well as fictional). Follow Waman as he sees the great Incan Empire fall apart with the arrival of the gold hungry Spanish in The Gold Eaters. View how the slave trade affected both the Africans who remained and those who were sold into slavery in Homegoing , and experience life in a concentration camp with the enigmatic Dita Kraus in The Librarian of Auschwitz. We’ll also be learning about poetic forms as well as writing our own poetry using The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms.

The science focus this year is Chemistry using the free text CK-12 Intermediate Chemistry as our spine, then fleshed out with several living books to make the subject come alive.

The elective this year is the History of the English Language. You will delve into a study of word origins and the history of language using Excavating English  as our spine, along with some fascinating books about grammar, the history of words, and the making of the Oxford dictionary.

This is going to be an amazing year of learning!

The 389 page PDF lesson plans include:

  • a daily and weekly schedule for 36 weeks of study
  • reading list
  • a set of high school level Composition Cards (Narration for high schoolers)
  • vocabulary words, discussion questions and dictation passages tied to the literature readings
  • Weekly writing assignments
  • memory work projects
  • Activity Pages
  • research projects

You Can Download a Sample Week Here:

L11 – World History, Pt. 2 2018-SAMPLE 

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Cartoon History of the Modern World 1 (Spine)
Cartoon History of the Modern World 2 (Spine)
The History Book (Spine)
Atlas of World History (Spine)
World History in Documents  (Spine)
Before Columbus 
The Prince
The Tudor Tutor
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
Galileo’s Daughter
The Lost King of France
King Leopold’s Ghost 
Tesla vs. Edison
The War to End All Wars
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
Nothing to Envy 


The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Gold Eaters
Queen’s Own Fool
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
Rebel Queen 
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Last Days of Night
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Librarian of Auschwitz
Barefoot Gen
Revolution is not a Dinner Party
Good Omens


Why Poetry?
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Spine)


CK-12 Intermediate Chemistry (Spine)
Periodic Tales (Spine)
Napoleon’s Buttons
Caesar’s Last Breath
Radium Girls OR What Einstein Told His Cook

History of the English Language:

Excavating English (Spine)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mother Tongue
Word by Word: Secret Lives of Dictionaries
The Professor and the Madman
Greek and Latin Roots Books 10 (Spine)
Greek and Latin Roots Books 11 (Spine)

Drawing Lab (Spine)

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