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Our Philosophy
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Margins
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Lesson Planning
Completing a Unit
Co-ops
Babies and Toddlers
High-School Students
Curriculum Needs
Resources Needed
Resources Recommended
Ongoing Projects
Helpful Guidelines for Writing Reports
Guidelines for Writing Research Papers
Final Notes


Unit One-General Studies

Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary and Punctuation List
Subject Symbols

History
     Timelines
     Prehistory
Archaeology
Geography
Theology
     Natural Reason and Divine Revelation
     Sacred Scripture
     Closing Activities
Appendix
     Poems About Time
     Canticle of the Sun
     Paul Revere's Ride
     Bible Stand





Creation


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

God and His Creation

The Eternal God
Angels
Creation Myths
The Creation Story

The Origins Conflict

Overview of the Origins Conflict
Limits of Science
The Church’s Guidance on Origins Issues
Origin of the Universe
The Age of the Earth
Dating Methods
Biological Evolution
Non-Evolutionary Theories of the Origin of Species
Intelligent Design
Missing Links
Scientific Problems with Evolution
Arguing to the Truth
History of Evolution
The Origins Debate: Conclusion

The Life of Early Humans

The Fall of Mankind
Nomadic Peoples
Agrarian Peoples
The Flood
The Ice Age
Closing Activities

Appendix

The Athanasian Creed
A Germanic Myth of Creation
Sacred Creation Chant of the Pima Indians
Theodore of Mopsuestia on Evolution and Creation
Papal Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Arky, Arky
Fire and Ice
Exsultet
Resources





Mesopotamia


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary and Punctuation List
Subject Symbols

The Activities

Geography/Climate
Metallurgy
Cities
Agriculture
School and Family Life
Religion
Government
Number System
Writing
The Wheel
Slavery
Food
Clothing
Patriarchs
Epic of Gilgamesh
Closing Activity

Appendix

Farming Methods
School Life
Code of Hammurabi
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Resources





Ancient Egypt


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

The Activities

Introduction
Geography / Climate
Food
Hygiene and Cosmetics
Clothing
Homes
Recreation
Language
Number System
The Pharaoh
Religion
Pyramids
The Empire
The Hebrew People
The Exodus
The Covenant and Commandments
Closing Activity

Appendix

Selected Hieroglyphs
Examination of Conscience





Ancient Israel

A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

Activities

Geography/Climate
The Promised Land
The Tabernacle
Last Days of Moses
The Fall of Jericho/ Conquering the Land
Religious Practices and Laws
Settling the Land
Post-Nomadic Lifestyle of the Israelites
Clothing
Development of Writing
Establishment of a Monarchy
     Samuel
     Saul
     David
          The Psalms
     Solomon
Art
Elijah and Elisha
The Prophets
Closing Activities

Appendix

Map of the Middle East
Map of the Promised Land
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Reading from Origen
Mrs. Alles' Challah
Outline of David's Life
Miserere
Canaanite Prayer for a Time of Danger
Hebrew Acrostic
Phoenician Boat
The Destruction of Sennaherib
Round - By the Floods





Ancient Greece


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

Activities

Introduction
The Bronze Age
The Dark Age
The Archaic Period
     Development of the Greek City-State
Classical Greece
     Daily Life in Classical Greece
     Food and Farming
     Clothing
     Transportation
     Homes
     Family Life
     Religion
     Education
     Writing
     Number System
     Physical Fitness
     Military
Achievements of Ancient Greece
     Art
     Architecture
     Literature
     Philosophy
     Science
     Mathematics
     Democracy
The Persian Wars
The Peloponnesian War
The Hellenistic Age
Closing Activity

Appendix

Map of the Aegean
Pronunciation Guide
Directions for Tea-dying Paper
Government Day
The Farmer's Calendar by Hesiod
Constructing a Book
Pottery Shapes
Greek and Phoenician Alphabets
St. Basil the Great--Address to Young Men
Plato’s Republic--Book One
Oaths
Daniel’s Vision
Music
Map of Hellenistic Greece
Resources





Roman Republic

A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

Activities

Introduction, Roman Beginnings
Etruscan Influence
Government
Military
Roman Expansion
The Hellenization of Rome
     Art
     The City
     Architecture
     Religion
     Literature
Seeds of Decline
The First Triumvirate
Julius Caesar
Calendars
Daily Life
     Food
     Fashion
     Family Life
     Education
     Roman Numerals
Latin
Closing Activities

Appendix

Romulus and Remus Statue
Maps
Government Charts
Histories by Polybius
“Horatius” by Macaulay
Everlasting Man by Chesterton
Sayings by Cato
Saint Symbols
Architecture and Engineering
“On Old Age” by Cicero
“. . . Toward this Form of Writing” by Juvenals
“O Captain, My Captain” by Whitman
Rhetorical Techniques
Laborem Exercens by Pope John Paul II
“Terrence this is Stupid Stuff” by Housman
“First Speech Against Cataline” by Cicero
“On Cicero” by Paterculus
The Gallic Wars by Caesar
“Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare
Roman Dishes
Latin Alphabet
Salve Regina and LatinPronunciation Chart
Resources





Pax Romana


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols

Activities

Pax Romana
Life of Christ
The Gospels
The Incarnation
Parables
Miracles
Passion and Death
The Blessed Sacrament
Resurrection and Ascension
Pentecost
Apostolic Age
Assumption and Coronation
The Flavian Dynasty
Closing Activities

Appendix

Jewish Sects by Josephus
Advent Chain
St. John the Baptist Party
Apostles’ Symbols
Catena Aurea by Aquinas
Scripture Study Tool
Sedar Symbolism
True Presence
Eucharist Cake
Good Friday “Reproaches”
Suffering Beads
Map
Peter’s Primacy in the Church
Annals by Tacitus
Resources





Roman Empire


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols


Activities

The Good Emperors—The Silver Age of Rome
Military Anarchy
Severan Dynasty
Asceticism
Diocletian
Constantine
The Developing Church
Church Hierarchy
Vestments
Development of Liturgical Music
Ancient Church Art
The Fall of Rome
Closing Activity

Appendix

Heresies
Letters of St. Ignatius
Martyrdom of Polycarp
“Second Nun’s Tale of the Life of Saint Cecilia”
“The Martyrdom of St. Justin”
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas
“The Story of the Discovery of the Cross”
St. John Chrysostom’s homily
Infant Baptism—Early Church Fathers
Priestly Vestments
Liturgical Colors
Confessions of St. Augustine
Prayers of St. Augustine
Early Church Saints' Party
Resources





Early Medieval


A Note About This Unit
Prayers and Hymns
Library List
Vocabulary List
Timeline
Subject Symbols


Activities

Introduction
The Barbarian Invasion
The Germanic Tribes
Religious Beliefs
The Asian Tribes
The Frankish Kingdom and the Merovingian Dynasty
Gregorian Chant
The Anglo-Saxons
Monasticism
The Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Emperors: Justinian and Theodora
The Law Code of Justinian
Byzantine Architecture
The Conquests of Justinian
Byzantine Christianity
Caesaro-Papism
Schism between East and West
Iconography
Iconoclasm
Islam
Islamic Art
Islamic Conquests
Scholarship and Culture in the Islamic World
Literature and Music in the Islamic World
Our Response to Islam Today
The Frankish Kingdom Part II: Charlemagne
Charlemagne’s Government
The Carolingian Renaissance
The Death of Charlemagne
Vikings
Viking Runes
Viking Seafaring
Viking Conquests and Settlements
Old English
The Norman Invasion of England
Closing Activities

Appendix

“Ten in the Bed”
St. Columban’s Boat Song
Recipes
The Lord’s Prayer in Gothic
St. Martin Song
St. John Chrysostom’s Easter Sermon
Icons
The Lord’s Prayer in Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon Riddles
Caedmon’s Hymn
Resources