Lumen Christi Catholic School The Curriculum k-12 August, 2016



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Lumen Christi Catholic School



The Curriculum K-12

August, 2016

Lumen Christi Catholic School is established to teach the unity of faith and reason through the

Light of Christ Jesus for the formation of young Catholics in truth and virtue.

Kindergarten

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Image of God Series--K; Who am I

Phonics

Intensive Phonics, Reading Horizons. Explode the Code: A, B, C, 1 and 1 1/2 books

Little Angel Book—red



Math

Memoria Press Numbers Book part one and two. [Number recognition; counting to 100]

Science

Plants, Insects, Oceans, My Body, Animals Around the World, Early Childhood Thematic Series, Evan Moor Publishing

Reading

Reading Horizons, K (Intensive Phonics)

Little Angel Book—red



Speech

Recitation: Prayers

Writing &

Handwriting

Handwriting for Young Catholics (Level K) Seton Press

Lakeshore Draw and Write Journal




Spelling / Phonics


Intensive Phonics, Reading Horizons. Explode the Code: A, B, C, 1 and 1 1/2 books

Penmanship/ Handwriting

Handwriting for Young Catholics (Level K) Seton Press


1st Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Golden Children's Bible, Stories of Saints

Reading

Reading Horizons, 1 (Intensive Phonics)

Little Angel Readers A-D and workbooks



Aesops Fables; Tales of Peter Rabbt; Curious George; Frog and Toad

Memoria Press Literature Pak

Poetry—Harp and Laurel Wreath


Math

Rod and Staff

Science

Christian Liberty, Nature Readers Books 1 & 2, 2nd Ed.

History/ Geography

History Odyssey Program: Ancient

  • The story of the World Ancients, Ancient Civilization History Packets

  • Daily Geography Practice, Evan Moore

Latin

Prayers and General Latin Vocabulary


Music

Instrument Families: Carnival of Animals

Solfege 1-8

Compass 1: Major Scale


Art

Art periods and various media

Speech

Recitation: Prayers, Poetry, Bible verses

Spelling, Phonics

Intensive Phonics, Reading Horizons; Intensive Phonics manuals and readers

Penmanship/ Handwriting

A Reason for Handwriting Based on Scripture, Carol and Retzer

Writing

Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop

2nd Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism

Reading

Reading Horizons, 2 (Intensive Phonics)

Seton Readers: These are our neighbors; This is our Parish

Story Time Treasures--Workbook

Bears of Hanlock Mountain

Memoria Press Literature Pak




Math

Rod and Staff

Science

Purposeful Design Science Level Two 2nd Edition, 2008

History/ Geography

History Odyssey Program: Ancient

  • Encyclopedia of World History

  • Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History

  • History Odyssey: Middle Ages




Latin

Prayers and General Latin Vocabulary


Music

Compass 2: Tonic/ Major Triad

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion

Peter and the Wolf


Art

Art periods and various media

Speech

Recitation: Prayers, Poetry, Bible verses

Writing

Shurley English Level 2

Spelling, Phonics

Intensive Phonics, Reading Horizons

Penmanship/ Handwriting

Handwriting for Young Catholics (Level 2) Seton Press



3rd Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 1

St. Vincent dePaul, Pauline Press




Reading

Reading Horizons, 3 (Intensive Phonics)

Seton Reader: This is our Valley



Little House in the Big Woods, Wilder

Courage of Sarah Noble, Dalgliesh

Cricket in Times Square, Selden


Math

Rod and Staff; Speed drills

Science

Purposeful Design Science Level Three 2nd - Edition, 2008

History/ Geography

History Odyssey Program: Early Modern Age

  • Encyclopedia of World History

  • Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History

  • The Story of the World, Vol. 3--Early Modern by Susan Rice Brown

  • A Childs History of the World, V. M. Hilllyer

  • U.S. Maps = Geography




Latin

Prayers and general Latin Vocabulary

Music

Compass 3: Re-Fa-La

Strings Quartet, Brass Quartet




Art

Art periods and various media

Speech

Recitation: Prayers, Poetry, Bible verses

Writing

Shurley English Level 3

Spelling, Phonics

Intensive Phonics, Reading Horizons; Spelling Workout C (Modern Curriculum Press )

Penmanship/ Handwriting

Handwriting for Young Catholics (Level 3) Seton Press

4th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Catechism

  1. Faith & Life: Jesus is our Guide

  2. Living for God Book 4

  3. Biography of Elizabeth Anne Seton




Reading

Seton Reader: This is our Land;

Farmer Boy, Wilder

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulaine, diCamillo

Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry

Charlotte's Web, E.B. White

Poetry Notebook




Math

Saxon 5/4

Science

Purposeful Design Science Level Four – Systems 2nd Edition, 2008

History/ Geography

History Odyssey Program: Modern Age

  • Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History

  • Willy Finds Victory, A Blessed Francis Seelos Story, Stromberg

  • Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

  • U.S. States and Capitals memorized




Latin

Prima Latina, Memoria Press

Music

Compass 4: Symphony Orchestra

Art

Art periods and various media

Speech

Recitation: Prayers, Poetry, Bible verses

Poetry Notebook



Writing

Shurley Grammar Level 4

Shurley English, Letter Writing



Spelling, Phonics

Reading Horizons; Spelling workbook D (Modern Curriculum Press )

Penmanship/ Handwriting

Handwriting for Young Catholics (Level 4) Seton Press

5th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Sacraments

  1. Jeff Cavins' Bible Timeline

  2. Living for God Book 5; Sacraments

  3. The First Christians, Marigold Hunt




Reading

Lion, Witch, Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis

The Magicians Nephew, C.S. Lewis

Hatchet, Paulsen

Poetry



Math

Saxon 6/5

Science

Purposeful Design Science Level Five - Changes 2nd Edition, 2008

History/ Geography

Classical Historian: Ancient. Lessons 1-34

  • World History Detective Book

  • The Golden Goblet, McGraw




Latin

Latina Christiana I, Memoria Press

Music

Music History: Baroque

Basic Chimes




Art

Greek/ Roman period of art

Speech

Memorization

Composition

"Fix it" Grammar IEW

Teaching Writing with Structure and Style IEW.

Book critique, IEW


Spelling

Spelling Workout Level F, Vocab-u-Lit Series Level F, (Modern Curriculum Press )

6th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Church

  1. Jeff Cavins' Great Adventure Bible Timeline

  2. The New American Bible

  3. Living for God Book 6: Living in God's Church

  4. St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars, Lomask, Ignatius




Reading

Ann of Green Gables, Montgomery

Red Wall, Jacques

The Hobbit, C.S. Lewis

Poetry



Math

Broken out by levels:

  1. Saxon Math 7/6

  2. Pre Algebra course 1: Mathematics Structure and Method, Course 1 Houghton Mifflin

Science

Purposeful Design Science Level Six- Choices 2nd Edition, 2008

History/ Geography

Classical Historian: Medieval Part I. Lessons 35-44

• World History Detective Book

St. Benedict: The Story of the Father of the Western Monk, Windeatt


Latin

First Form Latin: Memoria Press

Music

Music History: Baroque

Art

Byzantine/ Romanesque eras

Speech

Memorization

Historical Passages



Composition

"Fix it" Grammar IEW

Teaching Writing with Structure and Style IEW

Book critique, IEW


Spelling

Spelling Workout Level G (Modern Curriculum Press )



7th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Jesus and the New Testament

  1. Jeff Cavins' Bible Timeline

  2. Catechism

  3. The New American Bible

  4. Living for God Book 7: Living for Triumph

  5. The Joyful Beggar, deWohl




Literature

Watership Down, Adams

Kidnapped, Stevenson

The Once and Future King, White

Short Stories, Poetry

Introduction to Shakespeare: Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb


Math

Pre Algebra: Mathematics Structure and Method, Course 1 Houghton Mifflin

Or

Pre Algebra course 2: Mathematics Structure and Method, Course 2 Houghton Mifflin



Science

Introduction to Physical Science. Prentice Hall.


History/ Geography

Classical Historian: Medieval Part II. Lessons 45-78

  • World History Detective Book

  • St. Joan of Arc, deWohl




Latin

First Form Latin: Memoria Press

Music

Music History: Classical

Art

Gothic/ Renaissance

Speech

Shakespeare Recitation Contest

Composition

"Fix it" Grammar IEW

Teaching Writing with Structure and Style IEW.

Book critique, IEW


8th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Religion

Morality and Virtue

  1. Living for God Book 8: Living for Holiness

  2. Catechism

  3. The New American Bible

  4. Father Damien and the Bells, Sheehan, Ignatius




Literature

The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas

Lincoln’s last days, O'Reilly

Tom Sawyer, Twain

And then there were None, Christi

Short Stories, Poetry

Introduction to Shakespeare: Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb


Math

Pre Algebra course 2: Mathematics Structure and Method, Course 2 Houghton Mifflin

or

Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications by Paul Foerster


Science

Fall: Introduction to Physical Science. Prentice Hall.

Spring: Science Lab Methods




History/ Geography

Classical Historian: America

  • American History. Taking a Stand Publications

  • The History of the United States and its People, Edward Eggleston

  • The Patriot's History Reader. Essential Documents for Every American, Schewikart, Dougherty, Allen

  • Johnny Tremain, Forbes




Latin

Second Form Latin: Memoria Press

Music

Music History: Romantic, Impressionism

Art

Baroque/ Modern

Speech

Shakespeare Recitation Contest

Composition

"Fix it" Grammar IEW

Teaching Writing with Structure and Style IEW.



Book critique, IEW

9th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Theology

  1. New Testament (Fall Semester)

    1. The New American Bible

    2. Introduction to the Study of Scriptures, Lumen Christi

    3. The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, Vatican

    4. Introduction to the New Testament, Perkins.

    5. Teacher created handouts

  2. Morality (Spring Semester)

    1. Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle

    2. "The Meaning of Virtue in Saint Thomas Aquinas," Fr. John Hardon

    3. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Life in Christ

    4. Back to Virtue, Peter Kreeft

    5. Confessions, Augustine

    6. Additional Spiritual Classics for Advanced Students




English 9

The Fundamentals of Literature

  • The Illiad. Homer

  • A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

  • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis

  • My Life and Hard Times, James Thurber

  • Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Two Shakespearean plays




Math

Algebra I

Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications, Paul Foerster
Or for Advanced Students:

Algebra II

Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications, Paul Foerster


Science

Geology

Earth. An Introduction to Physical Geology, Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens


History/ Geography

(Alternating Years 9/10): Human Geography

  1. Human Geography. The Cultural Landscape. 8th Edition. Rubenstein

  2. Afghanistan Unit. Watson Institute for International Studies.




Language

Latin

Latin I: Latin Alive--Book 1. Classical Academic


Spanish

  1. Avancemos 1 (Hold McDougal) Textbook, Workbook

  2. Class Zone.com/cz/books/avecemos_1




Skills

Composition

  1. Warriner's English Grammar and Composition, 3rd course


Logic

  1. Nonsense. Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How we abuse Logic in our everyday language, Robert J. Gula

  2. Socratic Logic. Peter Kreeft






High School Shakespeare Program

Each year: Recitation contest 8-12
First Year: Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s dream

Second Year: Hamlet, Henry V

Third Year: Romeo & Juliet, Othello

Fourth Year: Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew




Art

Portfolio Art: 1/2 credit per year

Music

Music Appreciation Course (required w/ class of 2020)



N.B.

  1. Often 9th and 10th grade classes are combined, e.g. Western Civ and Human Geography will be taught on alternate years

  2. Theology is on a four year cycle. One year will be represented here; the other 3 years of high school theology are listed in the subsequent grades 10-12.

10th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Theology

Scripture: The Old Testament

  1. The New American Bible

  2. Jeff Cavins' Bible Timeline

  3. A Father who Keeps His Promises, Scott Hahn

  4. Dei Verbum

  5. Reading the Old Testament, Fr. Lawrence Boadt, CSP




English

The Elements of Literature
Novel/Play

  1. The Odyssey. Homer

  2. Murder in the Cathedral. T. S. Eliot

  3. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens

  4. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

  5. The Chosen. Chaim Potok

  6. Romeo and Juliet and Othello, Shakespeare


Short Stories:

  1. Dawn in the Forest and What Stumped the Blue Jays. Mark Twain.

  2. Pigeon Feathers. John Updike

  3. An Old Fashioned Iowa Christmas. Paul Engle.

  4. Return of the Rangers. Kenneth Roberts.

  5. On the Pleasures of No Longer Being Very Young. G.K. Chesterton

  6. Cupid’s Arrows. Rudyard Kipling

  7. The Grave Grass Quivers. McKinley Cantor

  8. A Miserable Merry Christmas. Lincoln Steffens

  9. The Gift of the Magi. O. Henry

  10. Works by Edgar Allan Poe:

    1. The Cask of Amontillado

    2. The Masque of the Red Death

    3. The Tell Tale Heart

    4. The Pit and the Pendulum

    5. The Fall of the House of Usher

    6. The Purloined Letter

    1. Poetry: Eldorado, The Bells, Annabel Lee

Poetry

  1. Emily Dickenson

  2. Walt Whitman

  3. James Joyce

  4. John Greenleaf Whittier

  5. Thomas Hardy

  6. G.K. Chesterton

  7. Matthew Arnold

  8. Edmund Waller

  9. Langston Hughes

  10. Aesop

  11. John Keats

  12. William Cowper

  13. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. e.e. cummings

  15. Robert Frost

  16. Sarah N. Cleghorn




Math

Algebra II

Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications, Paul Foerster
Or

Geometry

Geometry by Ray Jurgensen, et. al.


Science

Biology

Holt Modern Biology: Student Edition Grades 9-12 , 1999. Holt Reinhart and Winston. Workbook




History/ Geography

(Alternating Years 9/10) Course: Western Civilization

  1. Text: Macmillan Mainstreams of Civilization 3-volume set

  • Ancient Civilizations,

  • Medieval and Early Modern Times

  • Modern Times

  1. Oedipus the King – Sophocles

  2. Mediaeval FeudalismCarl Stephenson

  3. All Quiet on the Western Front -- Erich Marie Remarque




Language

Latin

  1. Latin II: Memoria Press Third Form Latin


Spanish

  1. Avancemos 2, Holt McDougal

  2. Class Zone.com/cz/books/avecemos_2

Skills

Composition

  1. John E. Warriner. Warriner's English Grammar and Composition. Fourth Course.

  2. Composition 10 Program, Lumen Christi handouts


Apologetics

  1. Handbook of Christian Apologetics. Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions, Peter Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli.

  2. Beginning Apologetics 1: How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith , Frank Chacon

  3. The Road to Damascus. The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fifteen Converts to Catholicism, Fr. John A. O'Brien






11th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Theology

Church

  1. New American Bible

  2. Rome Sweet Home, Scott Hahn

  3. The Practice of the Presence of God by Moynihan, O.P.

  4. "Thirsting and Quenching" from Prayer Primer, Fr. Thomas Dubay

  5. Church Documents, Vatican

  6. Catechism on Belief and Faith

  7. Catholicism Video Series, Bishop Robert Barron

  8. Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila

  9. The Rich Gift of Love. Video series, Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P

  10. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission, James Wood




English

American Literature

  1. The Inferno. Dante

  2. Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare

  3. The Literature of Settlement—John Smith, William Bradford, John Winthrop & The Crucible by Arthur Miller

  4. The Literature of Religious Experience—The Bay Psalm Book, roger Williams, Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Jonathan Edwards

  5. The Literature of Revolution—Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, Andrew White, S.J., St. Isaac Jogues, S.J., Thomas Jefferson, John Carrol, George Washington

  6. Macbeth. Shakespeare

  7. Knickerbockers—Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant

  8. New England School—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes

  9. Transcendental Optimists—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman

  10. Transcendental Pessimists—Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorn (carrying into second semester)

  11. American Realism and Naturalism—Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Sidney Lanier, James Whitcomb Riley, Emily Dickinson

  12. Masters of Realism— Henry James, Mark Twain

  13. Midsummer Night’s Dream

  14. Naturalists—Stephen Crane

  15. Modern American Poetry—Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, William Carolos Williams, Carl Sandburg, E.E. Cummings

  16. Modern American Prose—Jack London, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O’Conner, Ernest Hemingway

  17. The Crucible. Arthur Miller

  18. The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorn

  19. Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain

  20. The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen Crane

  21. The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald




Math

Geometry

Geometry by Ray Jurgensen, et. al.
Or

Pre Calculus

Pre Calculus: Advanced mathematical concepts by Berchie Holliday et.al.


Science

Chemistry

Modern Chemistry (Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Text and Workbook.


History/ Geography

U.S. History

  1. The American Pageant by David M. Kennedy, Elizabeth Cohen, Thomas A. Bailey

  2. American Exceptionalism by Charles Murray

  3. 4 American History Document Based Questions (DBQ)— primary sources

  4. Ronald Reagan. A Basic Introduction, Lee Edwards and Heritage Foundation

  5. The Declaration of Independence




Language

Latin

  • Latin III: Memoria Press Fourth Form Latin (Proctored independent study)

Spanish

  1. Avancemos 3(Hold McDougal) 2010 Textbook, Workbook

  2. Class Zone.com/cz/books/avecemos_3




Skills

Composition

  1. Essay Writing, Lumen Christi materials

  2. The Research Paper, Lumen Christi materials

  3. SAT and College Application Essay Writing, Andrew Pudewa


Speech and Drama

  1. The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice, Kate DeVore

  2. The Complete Book of Speech Communication: A Workbook of Ideas and Activities for Students of Speech and Theatre. Carol Marrs

  3. Speech Assignments and Helps, Lumen Christi materials.



12th Grade

Discipline

Texts and Teaching Resources

Theology

Church History

  1. The Catholic Church. The First 2000 Years, Martha Rasmussen

  2. Compact History of the Church, Shreck

  3. The Apostles, Pope Benedict XVI

  4. Church documents




English

British Literature

  1. Literary Terms, Lumen Christi Notebook

  2. Purgatorio and Paradisio. Dante

  3. Pater Noster. Olde and Middle English

  4. Ecclesiastical History of the English Speaking People. Bede (selections)

  5. The Anglo Saxon Chronicle (selections)

  6. Anglo Saxon Poetry and Story: Caedmon's Hymn; The Dream of the Rood; The Wanderer; The Wife's Lament

  7. Beowulf. Translation by Seamus Heaney

  8. The Domesday Book (selections)

  9. Ancrene Wisse and Showings. Julian of Norwich (selections)

  10. The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer (selections)

  11. English Ballads. Various authors.

  12. English Mystery Play: York Play of the Crucifixion

  13. Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare

  14. A Man for All Seasons. Bolt

  15. English Translations of the Bible. "Beatitudes" in various translations including Douay Rheims.

  16. The Book of Common Prayer. Marriage Ceremony.

  17. Le Morte d'Arthur. Malory (selections)

  18. Poetry: Wyatt, Howard, Sidney, Raleigh

  19. The Faerie Queene. Spenser (selections)

  20. Of Studies and Of Great Place. Bacon

  21. Poetry. Donne, Jonson, Herbert

  22. Diary. Pepys (selections)

  23. Paradise Lost. Books I and IX. Milton

  24. Rule, Britannia. Thomas

  25. Robinson Crusoe. Defoe (selections)

  26. Gulliver's Travels. A Modest Proposal. Swift (selections)

  27. Poetry. Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats

  28. Frankenstein. Shelley

  29. Pride and Prejudice. Austen

  30. Poetry. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Brownings, Hopkins, Carlyle, Newman, Arnold.

  31. Alice in Wonderland. Carroll (selections)

  32. World War One British Poets. Ward, Editor

  33. Modern Poetry. Yeats, Auden, Eliot, Heaney




Math

Pre Calculus

Pre Calculus: Advanced mathematical concepts, Berchie Holliday et.al.
Or

Calculus

Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic, Finney et.al.

Science

Science Electives:

Physics

Physics. Conceptual Physics, 10th, Hewitt.

Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy. Principles of Anatomy & Physiology, Tortora and Derrikson


History/ Geography

U.S. Government (semester course)

  1. American Government. 8th Edition, Wilson and Diulio

  2. The Federalist Papers 10 and 51, Hamilton and Madison

  3. The U.S. Constitution


Economics (semester course)

  1. Economics: Principles in Action. The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, O'Sullivan, Sheffrin, Ingram

  2. Excerpts from the following resources:

    1. The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

    2. Papal Encyclicals:

      1. Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labor)

      2. Centesimus Annus (100 years after Rerum Novarum)


World Religions

World Religions, Jeffry Brodd


Language

Latin

Latin III: Memoria Press Fourth Form Latin (Proctored independent study)



Spanish

  1. Avancemos 1 (Hold McDougal) Textbook, Workbook

  2. Class Zone.com/cz/books/avecemos_1




Skills

Composition

  1. Business writing, Lumen Christi materials

  2. Newsletter writing for The Bleat, Lumen Christi materials


Vocabulary

Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student, Levine


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