( Grade 11 – Age 16-18 )
This 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!
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Cartoon History of the Modern World 1 (Spine)
Cartoon History of the Modern World 2 (Spine) – Bookshop.org
The History Book (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Atlas of World History (Spine) – Bookshop.org
World History in Documents (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Before Columbus – Bookshop.org
The Prince – Bookshop.org
The Tudor Tutor – Bookshop.org
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage – Bookshop.org
Galileo’s Daughter – Bookshop.org
The Lost King of France – Bookshop.org
King Leopold’s Ghost
Tesla vs. Edison
The War to End All Wars – Bookshop.org
Night – Bookshop.org
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler – Bookshop.org
Hiroshima – Bookshop.org
Nothing to Envy – Bookshop.org
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Bookshop.org
The Gold Eaters – Bookshop.org
Queen’s Own Fool – Bookshop.org
Macbeth – Bookshop.org
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Bookshop.org
Rebel Queen – Bookshop.org
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Bookshop.org
Homegoing – Bookshop.org
Howl’s Moving Castle – Bookshop.org
The Last Days of Night – Bookshop.org
All Quiet on the Western Front – Bookshop.org
The Librarian of Auschwitz – Bookshop.org
Barefoot Gen – Bookshop.org
Revolution is not a Dinner Party – Bookshop.org
Good Omens – Bookshop.org
CK-12 Intermediate Chemistry (Spine)
Periodic Tales (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Napoleon’s Buttons – Bookshop.org
Caesar’s Last Breath – Bookshop.org
Radium Girls – Bookshop.org OR What Einstein Told His Cook – Bookshop.org
History of the English Language:
Excavating English (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Bookshop.org
The Mother Tongue – Bookshop.org
Word by Word: Secret Lives of Dictionaries – Bookshop.org
The Professor and the Madman – Bookshop.org
Greek and Latin Roots Books 10 (Spine)
Greek and Latin Roots Books 11 (Spine)
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