20/22 Books & Curriculum

Parent Purchase List

Here is the list of the curriculum you will need to provide your child(ren) for each of our 2020-2021 classes. The items with an “**” next to them are optional. 

 

You don’t need to purchase everything your child will be using - some of it is included in the materials fee - which is why not everything is on this list.

K-1st Ancient History Class

  1. Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

  2. Story of the World, Activity Book 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

  3. (**optional) Historical fiction (read-aloud) books: This class has no required books to purchase - you get to choose! - so we’re providing you with a solid list to consider! You’re welcome to choose other books as well - these are just suggestions! Feel free to buy used or even borrow from the library - enjoy immersing your children in books about this period of history to help it come alive for them! Students will have a fun assignment on a historical fiction book each quarter, so plan ahead. 

 

History Detectives: Ancient Egypt by Philip Ardagh

4790dd37b3127cce98549485a76b00000000100A

K-1st Science - Habitats Class

  1. One Small Square: Pond by Donald M. Silver

  2. One Small Square: Arctic Tundra by Donald M. Silver

  3. One Small Square: Swamp by Donald M. Silver

  4. One Small Square: Cactus Desert by Donald M. Silver

  5. Additional curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

K-1st Language Arts Class

Phonics/Writing/Grammar:

  1. Riggs Writing and Spelling Road to Reading and Thinking Book 1, by the Riggs Institute
  2. Riggs Boxed Set of 71 Phonogram Cards, by the Riggs Institute

  3. Riggs Wall Charts - 11”x14” Small, by the Riggs Institute

  4. Basic Spelling and Usage Dictionary by the Riggs Institute

  5. Additional curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

(**optional) Literature - if you want, you may buy a copy of what will be read during class each week, but you can find these for free at the library or even YouTube, too): 

2nd - 3rd Ancient History Class

K - 1st Fine Arts Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

  1. Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

  2. Story of the World, Activity Book 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

  3. Historical fiction books (2nd grade) - (**optional) Please see the list of historical fiction books in the K-1 class for suggestions. This class has no required books to purchase - you get to choose! - so we’re providing you with a solid list to consider! You’re welcome to choose other books as well - these are just suggestions! Feel free to buy used or even borrow from the library - enjoy immersing your children in books about this period of history to help it come alive for them! Students will have a fun assignment on an historical fiction book each quarter, so plan ahead. 

  4. Historical fiction books (3rd grade) - 

  5. Additional curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

2nd - 3rd Ancient Science Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

2nd - 3rd Language Art Class

Literature (listed in the order they will be read): 

 

Grammar: 

 

Writing: 

2nd - 3rd Latin Class

2nd - 3rd Fine Arts Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

4th - 6th Ancient History Class

4th - 6th Ancient Science Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

4th - 6th Language Arts Class

Literature (listed in the order they will be read): 

 

Grammar: 

 

Writing: 

4th - 6th Latin Classes 

4th - 6th Fine Arts Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill

7th - 8th Ancient History Class

  1. Take a Stand! Ancient Student Bundle - by The Classical Historian

  2. Quarter 1: The Odyssey of Homer, Richard Lattimore, Translator 

  3. Quarter 2: The Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus by John S. White 

  4. Quarter 2: The Best Things in Life by Peter Kreeft

  5. Quarter 3: The Aeneid by Virgil, Robert Fitzgerald, Translator 

  6. Quarter 4: Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Roma Gill, editor 

  7. **Plutarch’s Lives: Volume I, Arthur Hugh Clough, editor (**optional, as we’ll only be reading about Solon and Publicola and we will provide printed copies of the text for each of these men, but you’re welcome to buy the entire Volume 1 if you prefer)

7th - 8th Physical Science Class

7th - 8th Language Arts Class

Literature (listed in the order they will be read): 

 

Grammar: 

  1. Vocabulary from Classical Roots B by Norma Fifer

  2. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind Red Workbook by Susan Wise Bauer (I also strongly recommend purchasing the answer key and instructor book for your reference)

 

Writing: 

 

Logic: 

7th - 8th Latin Classes

7th - 8th Fine Arts Class

  • Curriculum - provided by Peace Hill