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Working on high school.

Posted by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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My daughter has two years until she is in high school, but I'm working looking at the different options out there for her.  Some people tell me to just wait and see what comes out, well I like to plan things and I plan for the unexpected.  My daughter doesn't like textbooks at all and she doesn't like computer based courses, unless it's art related.  She will work through workbooks and worktexts just fine, she will do literature based curricula just fine.  So I'm trying to get a list of curricula that will help me fulfill the graduating requirements for my daughter.  Which are 4 math (Algebra I and above, she will be in Geometry in 9th grade unless something happens), 3 science (I was thinking Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), 4 English with literature and composition, 1 US history, 1 world history/geography, .5 American Government, .5 Economics, 2 foreign language, 1 fine arts, 1 physical education, and 8 electives.

I'm mostly doing this so I can add in things that my daughter is interested in, photography, digital arts and such.

by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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by on May. 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

 apologia has good biology, chemistry and physics books

government- book

http://www.boundarystone.org/product/basic-economics-3rd-ed/

http://www.classicalhistorian.com/american-government-and-economics.html

we used these for american and world history, http://www.newleafpublishinggroup.com/index.php?cPath=82&filter_id=7

world history and american history  http://www.classicalhistorian.com/ 

world history- http://www.shopchristianliberty.com/streams-of-civilization-volume-1-textbook/ and vol. 2  http://www.shopchristianliberty.com/streams-of-civilization-volume-2-textbook/

this is online(english) but could be useful somehow- http://lessons.englishgrammar101.com/EnglishGrammar101/Foreword.aspx

heres some literature - http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/

we llike this one- http://site.totallanguageplus.com/

look here for some ideas- http://www.hslda.org/highschool/curriculum.asp#subject_language

as for math  saxon worked fine for us 

 economics to look at:

we did this one- just a short one about economics  http://cathyduffyreviews.com/Government/uncle-eric-series.htm

  • Basic Economics
  • Common Sense Business for Kids
  • Economics, BJU Press
  • Economics for Everbody
  • Economics in One Lesson
  • Economics, School of Tomorrow
  • Economics: Work and Prosperity, A Beka
  • Exploring Economics
  • Global/Business Finance and Stock Investing Course
  • Money Matters for Teens
  • The Myth of the Robber Barons
  • Stock Market Companion
  • Stock Investing Course
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (reviewed in Uncle Eric series)
    NYCitymomx3
    by Bronze Member on May. 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    I am already looking at high school, too.  My plan (which I'm sure will change) looks something like this:

    Literature: 

    • (9th) - Lightning Lit - American
    • (10th) - Lightning Lit - British
    • (11th) - Lightning Lit - Shakespeare
    • (12th) - Lightning Lit - World 

    Writing:  

    • (9th) - Write Shop I or Writing Non-Fiction in High School (Watson) or Wordsmith or Killgallon 

      Grammar, Sentence Composing & Paragraphs for High School

    • (10th) - 

      WriteShop II or 

      Writing Fiction in High School (Watson) or 

      Wordsmith Craftsman or 

      Killgallon 

      Grammar, Sentence Composing & Paragraphs for High School
    • (11th) - continuing with the same
    • (12th) - 

      The Art of the Short Story (Dana Gioia & R.S. Gwynn) or 

      Writer’s Workshop (Gregory L. Roper) or 

      Killgallon 

      Grammar, Sentence Composing & Paragraphs for College

    Spelling & Vocabulary:

    • (9th-12th) Sequential Spelling 4-7 and Wordly Wise 3000 9-12

    Math:

    • (9th) - Holt Geometry, Jurgensen Geometry, AoPS Insto to Geometry + AoPS Intro to Number Theory, Saxon Algebra 2
    • (10th) - AoPS Intermediate Algebra + AoPS Intermediate Counting & Probability, Foerster's Algebra & Trigonometry: Functions & Applications,  or Saxon Advanced Math
    • (11th) - AoPS PreCalculus, Foerster's Precalculus: Concepts & Applications, Saxon Calculus
    • (12th) - AoPS Calculus, Foerster's Calculus: Concepts & Applications

    History:

    • (9th) - Prentice Hall World History + Runkle Geography
    • (10th) - same
    • (11th) - A History of US (Hakim) + America the Story of US (DVDs)
    • (12th) - Government & Economics TBA

    Science:

    • (9th) -  Apologia Biology + Lab
    • (10th) - Apologia Chemistry + Lab
    • (11th) - Apologia Physics + Lab
    • (12th) - Apologia Advanced ???

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