Thomas School
Curriculum for Grade Twelve (© 2011 Jean W. and Maria C. M. Rioux)

SCRIPTURE STUDY THREE TIMES WEEKLY Understanding the Scriptures (Didache) Read text, then completely answer all questions. (Chapters 1-15 were completed in Grade 11; 16-30 in Grade 12) Chapter 16: The World Of The New Testament __ The Prophecies Fulfilled? The Pharisees, The Sadducees, After The Maccabees, Herod The Great, When The Time Had Fully Come, Religion In The Roman Empire __ Herod’s Sons Inherit His Kingdom, The Spread Of The Jewish Religion, Proselytes Of The Gate, Judea And Galilee, The Samaritans __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 17: The New Testament __ How The New Testament Is Organized, The New Law: The Four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John History: The Acts Of The Apostles, Wisdom: The Epistles, Prophecy: The Revelation __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 18: The Incarnation __ The Son Of David, Hail Mary, The Birth Of Jesus, The Journeys Of Jesus __ Nunc Dimittis, The Epiphany, The Holy Innocents, Teaching The Teachers __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 19: What Jesus Did __ John The Baptist Makes Straight The Way, Jesus Baptized, The Temptation In The Wilderness, Water Into Wine, Cleansing The Temple __ The Land Of Zebulun And Naphtali, Healing The Sick, Who Sinned? Casting Out Demons, Eating With Sinners, Women And Samaritans, The Twelve, Hosanna To The Son Of David __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 20: What Jesus Taught __ Teaching With Authority, Parables, The Kingdom Of God Is At Hand, Born From Above, The Letter Of The Law Is Not Enough __ The Last Shall Be First, The First Shall Be Last, Love Your Enemies, God’s Grace Is Undeserved Pray Without Ceasing, Jesus Is The Bread Of Life __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 21: The Cup Of Consummation __ The Missing Cup, In Gethsemane, Jesus Arrested In Gethsemane, Peter’s Denial, Blasphemy! Judas Repents, Pilate Examines Jesus __ Crucify Him! Jesus Crucified, Behold Your Mother, The Last Cup, Pontius Pilate,

The Crucifixion Psalm, The Jews __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 22: The Resurrection __ The Women Who Met The Risen Lord, The Road To Emmaus: Jesus Revealed In The Eucharist, The Power To Forgive And Retain Sins, Doubting Thomas, Back To Galilee Peter’s Redemption __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 23: Jesus Fulfills The Old Testament __ Fulfilling The Law And The Prophet, The Church Before Jesus, 1. Jesus Fulfills The Covenant With Adam, 2. Jesus Fulfills The Covenant With Noah, 3. Jesus Fulfills The Covenant With Abraham, 4. Jesus Fulfills The Covenant With Moses __ The New Exodus, Jesus The Passover Lamb, 5. Jesus Fulfills The Covenant With David __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 24: The Birth Of The Church __ Restoring The Kingdom, The Election Of Matthias, Pentecost __ Peter’s Authority, Martyrdom Of Stephen, What The Early Christian Community Was Like __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 25: Reaching Out To All Nations __ Philip Baptizes The Ethiopian, Saul The Persecutor, Saul’s Conversion, Are Christians Jews?, The Council Of Jerusalem __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 26: Paul, An Apostle __ Peter And Paul In Acts, Apostle To The Gentiles, The Law Was Our Custodian, Sin Brings Death Through The Law __ St. Paul’s Doctrine Of Justification, St. Paul’s Travels, Map: Paul’s Second Journey, Map: Paul’s Third Journey, Map: Paul’s Journey To Rome __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 27: The New Kingdom __ The Son Of David, The Riddle: How Can David’s Son Be David’s Lord?The Church Perfectly Fulfills The Davidic Covenant, The Davidic Covenant: Seven Primary Features, The Davidic Covenant: Three Secondary Features __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 28: The Catholic Church in Scripture __ Organization Of The Church, The Primacy Of Peter, Councils Of The Whole Church,Sacraments __ Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Annointing Of The Sick, Holy Orders,

Matrimony __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 29: The End Of History __ What Jesus Taught About The End Of History, The End Of The Old Covenant, The Vision Of The Heavenly Liturgy, The Liturgy Of The Word __ The Heavenly Eucharist, The Beasts, The New Jerusalem, The Warning And The Promise __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism Chapter 30: How To Read The Bible __ The Bible Is Literature, Spiritual Senses, Look To The Church For Guidance, What To Read First, Pray __ Supplementary Reading, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Practical Exercises, From The Catechism

CATECHETICS AND APOLOGETICS Faith of Our Fathers (Gibbons) __ Chapter I. The Blessed Trinity, The Incarnation, Etc. __ Chapter II. The Unity Of The Church. __ Chapter III. The Holiness Of The Church. __ Chapter IV. Catholicity. __ Chapter V. Apostolicity. __ Chapter VI. Perpetuity Of The Church. __ Chapter VII. Infallible Authority Of The Church. __ Chapter VIII. The Church And The Bible. __ Chapter IX. The Primacy Of Peter. __ Chapter X. The Supremacy Of The Popes. __ Chapter XI. Infallibility Of The Popes. __ ChapterXII. Temporal Power Of The Popes. __ I. How The Popes Acquired Temporal Power. __ II. The Validity And Justice Of Their Title. __ III. What The Popes Have Done For Rome. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

TWICE WEEKLY Chapter XIII. The Invocation Of Saints. Chapter XIV. The Blessed Virgin Mary. I. Is It Lawful To Honor Her? II. Is It Lawful To Invoke Her? III. Is It Lawful To Imitate Her As A Model? Chapter XV. Sacred Images. Chapter XVI. Purgatory And Prayers For The Dead. Chapter XVII. Civil And Religious Liberty. Chapter XVIII. Charges of Religious Persecution. I. The Spanish Inquisition. II. What About The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew? III. Mary, Queen of England. ChapterXIX.Grace—The Sacraments—Original Sin—Baptism—Its Necessity—Its Effects—Manner Of Baptizing. Chapter XX. The Sacrament Of Confirmation. Chapter XXI. The Holy Eucharist. Chapter XXII. Communion Under One

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Kind. Chapter XXIII. The Sacrifice Of The Mass. Chapter XXIV. The Use Of Religious Ceremonies Dictated By Right Reason. Chapter XXV. Ceremonials Of The Mass. Chapter XXVI. The Sacrament Of Penance.

__ I. The Divine Institution Of The Sacrament Of Penance. __ II. On The Relative Morality Of Catholic And Protestant Countries. __ Chapter XXVII. Indulgences. __ Chapter XXVIII. Extreme Unction. __ Chapter XXIX. The Priesthood. __ Chapter XXX. Celibacy Of The Clergy. __ Chapter XXXI. Matrimony.

A Biblical Defense of Catholicism (Armstrong) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Bible and Tradition Justification Development of Doctrine The Eucharist The Sacrifice of the Mass The Communion of Saints Purgatory Penance The Blessed Virgin Mary __ The Papacy and Infallibilty __ The “Perspicuity” of Scripture __ The Visible, Hierarchical, Apostolic Church __ The Historical Case for the Apocrypha __ The Biblical Case for Clerical Celibacy __ A Dialogue on Infant Baptism __ A Dialogue on Liturgy and “Vain Worship?

The One Minute Apologist (Armstrong) Scripture __ The Bible is the only infallible source of theological truth, The Bible is clear, or "perspicuous," in all its broad teachings about salvation, The Catholic Church added illegitimate books to the Bible __ We can know which books belong in the Bible simply by reading them, Catholics are taught not to read the Bible for themselves The Church __ The notion of bishops and a hierarchical Church is unbiblical, The Church is the invisible sum total of all true believers, Catholicism is a half-pagan religion, blending non-Christian beliefs and practices with the gospel __ Miracles and the supernatural gifts ceased after the death of the Apostles, The Catholic Church believes it can damn people to hell by excommunication, The Church can contain only the holy and saved __ Denominationalism is not condemned in Scripture, The Galileo incident proves that the Catholic Church isn't infallible The Papacy __ The Bible doesn't teach that the Church had one leader, Jesus didn't make Peter the leader of the Apostles, Peter himself is not the "rock" to which Jesus referred __ Paul rebuked Peter, How can a mere man be infallible? The case of Pope Honorius proves that popes are not infallible

The Priesthood __ The Bible says we're all priests, Celibacy for priests is both unnatural and unbiblical, The Catholic Church's male-only priesthood is sexist The Sacraments __ The thief on the cross proves that sacraments are unnecessary, Holy Communion was meant to be a symbolic rite only, The Catholic Mass is an abomination in the sight of God __ The Catholic Mass is a form of idolatry, It is wrong for Catholics not to allow everyone to receive Holy Communion, Baptism is merely a symbolic rite __ Infants cannot be baptized because they're not able to choose Jesus, The Catholic Church teaches that a baby who dies unbaptized will go to hell, Confession to a priest is an unbiblical concept Salvation __ Works play no part whatsoever in salvation, The Catholic system of "merit" is no different from works-salvation, True Christian believers cannot fall away from salvation __ Justification is external and imputed, not internal or "infused", There is no difference between "mortal" and "venial" sins, Original sin is not taught in the Bible __ Eternal hellfire is not taught in the Bible, The Church teaches that all nonCatholics will go to hell, The Bible says nothing of a third state besides heaven and hell, Our sufferings have nothing to do with those of Jesus Theology of God __ God is not three-in-one, as in the irrational doctrine of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit is neither a person nor God, God could not have become a man, Jesus had to grow into the understanding that He was God Mary and the Saints __ Mary was not sinless throughout her whole life, Mary had other children besides Jesus, Calling Mary the "Mother of God" makes her greater than God, Mary could not have been "assumed" into heaven __ Calling Mary the "Mediatrix" of graces makes her equal to Jesus, There's no reason for Christians to pray for the dead, Praying to saints is wrong, "Venerating" the saints through statues or icons is idolatry Other Topics __ Indulgences are a way for Catholics to buy salvation and "indulge" themselves in sin, Formal ritual worship is opposed to a vibrant spiritual life, The Rosary is "vain repetition", Crucifixes prove that Catholics believe Jesus is not yet glorified in heaven __ Catholic "sacramentals" and relics are unbiblical magic, Marriage is not absolutely indissoluble,"Annulments" are just the Catholic rationalization for divorc, The Catholic ban on contraception is an arbitrary, unbiblical restriction Additional Resource: The One Minute Philosopher (Brown)

RELIGIOUS READING Choose Among the Following: (at Pace) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Fides et Ratio JPII Gift and Mystery JPII On the Eucharist JPII The Queen's Way, (Sister Mary Amatora, O.S.F.) Introduction to the Devout Life, (St. Francis de Sale)s Crossing the Threshold of Hope JPII Quadragesimo Anno, (Pius XII) A Priest Forever, (Fr. Benedict Groeschel) A Treasure in Clay, (F.J. Sheen) God's World and Our Place in It(Sheen) Life of Christ (Sheen) Victory Over Vice (Sheen) A Map of Life (Sheed) Forget Not Love, (Andre Fossard) The Family That Overtook Christ, Raymond Theology For Beginners, Sheed Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons? Salvation is From the Jews Schoeman You Can Understand the Bible (Kreeft) The Mystery and Destiny of the Church (Sr. Rosena Marie) Lumen Gentium (Paul VI) Redemptoris Mater JPII Deus Caritas Est B-16 Spirit and Liturgy (Ratzinger) Credo for Today (Ratzinger)


__ Principles of Catholic Theology (Ratzinger) __ Introduction to Christianity (Ratzinger) __ Half-Truths: What’s Right and What’s Wrong (Brown) __ Not by Bread Alone (Sungeneis) __ Not by Scripture Alone (Sungenis) __ Not by Faith Alone (Sungenis) __ Making Senses Out of Scripture (Shea) __ By What Authoriry (Shea) __ 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (and 5 More That Didn’t Help) Wiker) __ G.K. Chesterton : Apostle of Common Sense (Ahlquist) __ The Four Loves (Lewis) __ The Problem of Pain (Lewis) __ Mere Christianity (Lewis) __ Reflections on the Psalms (Lewis) __ Little Lives of the Great Saints (Murray) __ The Fulfillment of All Desire (Martin) __ Jesus of Nazareth (Mother Mary Loyola) __ The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom (Hardon) __ Spiritual Excellence (Goodier) __ Saints and Sinners (Goodier)

MATHEMATICS Euclid’s Elements (Euclid) __ Bk. I: Definitions, Postulates, Common Notions __ Prop. 1-3 __ Prop. 4-5 __ Prop. 6-8 __ Prop. 9-11 __ Prop. 12-13 __ Prop. 14-16 __ Prop. 17-19 __ Prop. 20-21 __ Prop. 22-23 __ Prop. 24-25 __ Prop. 26-28 __ Prop. 29-30 __ Prop. 31-33 __ Prop. 34-36 __ Prop. 37-39 __ Prop. 40-42 __ Prop. 43-44 __ Prop. 45-46 __ Prop. 47 (Pythagorean Theorem) -48 __ Bk. II:Definitions; Prop. 1-2 __ Prop. 3-4 __ Prop. 5-6 __ Prop. 7-8 __ Prop. 9-10 __ Prop. 11-12 __ Prop. 13-14 __ Bk. III: Definitions, Prop. 1 __ Prop. 2-3 __ Prop. 4-6 __ Prop. 7-8 __ Prop. 9-10 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Prop. 11-12 Prop. 13-14 Prop. 15-16 Prop. 17-18 Prop. 19-21 Prop. 22-23 Prop. 24-25 Prop. 26-28 Prop. 29-31 Prop. 32-33 Prop. 34-35 Prop. 36-37 Bk.IV: Definitions, Prop. 1 Prop. 2-3 Prop. 4-5 Prop. 6-7 Prop. 8-9 Prop. 10-11 Prop. 12 Prop. 13-14 Prop. 15-16 Bk. V: Definitions Prop. 1-3 Prop. 4-5 Prop. 6-7 Prop. 8-9 Prop. 10-11 Prop. 12-14 Prop. 15-16 Prop. 17-18 Prop. 19-21 Prop. 22-23 Prop. 24-25 Bk. VI: Definitions, Prop. 1 Prop. 2-3 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Prop. 4-5 Prop. 6-7 Prop. 8-9 Prop. 10-12 Prop. 13-14 Prop. 15-16 Prop. 17-18 Prop. 19 Prop. 20 Prop. 21-22 Prop. 23-24 Prop. 25-26 Prop. 27-28 Prop. 29-30 Prop. 31-32 Prop. 33 Bk. VII: Definitions Prop. 1-2 Prop. 3 Prop. 4-5 Prop. 6-8 Prop. 9-11 Prop. 12-14 Prop. 15-16 Prop. 17-18 Prop. 19-20 Prop. 21-23 Prop. 24-25 Prop. 26-27 Prop. 28-29 Prop. 30-32 Prop. 33 Prop. 34 Prop. 35-36 Prop. 37-39

GRAMMAR AND WRITING The Elements of Style (Strunk)


__ Introduction __ Form the Possessive Singular of Nouns by Adding 's. In a Series of Three or More Terms with a Single Conjunction, Use a Comma after Each Term except the Last. Enclose Parenthetic Expressions between Commas. Place a Comma before a Conjunction Introducing an Independent Clause. __ Do Not Join Independent Clauses with a Comma. Do Not Break Sentences in Two. Use a Colon after an Independent Clause to Introduce a List of Particulars, an Appositive, an Amplification, or an Illustrative Question. Use a Dash to Set Off an Abrupt Break or Interruption and to Announce a Long Appositive or Summary. __ The Number of the Subject Determines the Number of the Verb. Use the Proper Case of Pronoun. A Participial Phrase at the Beginning of the Sentence Must Refer to the Grammatical Subject. II.Elementary Principles of Composition __ Choose a Suitable Design and Hold to It. Make the Paragraph the unit of Composition. Use the Active Voice. Put Statements in Positive Form. __ Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language. Omit Needless Words. Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences. __ Express Coordinate Ideas in Similar Form. Keep Related Words Together. In Summaries, Keep to One Tense. Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End. III.A Few Matters of Form IV.Words and Expressions Commonly Misused __ pp.39-44 __ pp. 45-50 __ pp. 51-56 __ pp. 57-60 __ pp. 61-65 V.An Approach to Style (with a List of Reminders) __ Place Yourself in the Background. Write in a Way That Comes Naturally. Work From a Suitable Style. __ Write with Nouns and Verbs. Revise and Rewrite. Do Not Overwrite. Do Not Overstate. __ Avoid the Use of Qualifiers. Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner. Use Orthodox Spelling. __ Do Not Explain Too Much. Do Not Construct Awkward Adverbs. Make Sure the Reader Knows Who is Speaking. __ Avoid Fancy Words. Do Not Use Dialect Unless Your Ear Is Good. Be Clear. Do Not Inject Opinion. __ Use Figures of Speech Sparingly. Do Not Take Shortcuts at the Cost of Clarity. Avoid Foreign Languages. Prefer the Standard to the Offbeat.

The Lively Art of Writing (Paine) __ A Note to the Student __ What Is an Essay? Subjects for Essays, What Is an Opinion, and How Do You Reach It? __ What Makes an Opinion Interesting? Examining the Opposition, Believe What You Say, Summary, From Opinion to Thesis, "Closing In" on Your Thesis __ The Five-Step Process, A Subject Close to Home, Summary __ The Full and Final Thesis, Elements of a Full Thesis, __ The Psychology of Argument, Strongest Argument Last, Form of the Full Thesis, Summary, __ Structure, The Introduction, No Bombs, Please, The Big Middle Section, Refer to Your Full Thesis, Your Strongest Argument __ The Conclusion, Back to Beginnings, Understand the Structure, Tying In the Middle Section, Summary __ First Steps Toward Style, The First Commandment, The Second Commandment Summary __ The Size and Shape of Middle Paragraphs, One Point, One Paragraph, Length of Paragraphs, Basic Paragraph Structure, Developing a Paragraph, Picture-Frame Paragraphs, Summary __ Connections Between Paragraphs, Standard Devices, A Note on "however", Paragraph Hooks, The Combinations, Summary __ The Passive Voice, What It Is, and How to Beat It, Adrift in Nobody-Land, Making the Subject Perform, Why Passive Voice at All? __ A Plan for Self-Protection, Summary, The Sound of Sentences, The Rhythm of Speech, Getting Inside the Sentence __ The Basic Statement, The Strung-Along Sentence, The Periodic Sentence, The Combinations, __ Selecting the Details, Expanding the Subject, Expanding the Verb, Expanding the Rest of the Sentence, Summary __ Parallel Structure, Look for the Common Denominator, The Smaller Parallels Summary __ A Way with Words, Synonyms and Antonyms, Big Words and Small, The Solemn Vapors, Metaphor and Simile, Allusion, Summary __ Odds and Ends and Means, The Terrible Three, The Troublesome Twenty-Seven, Punctuation, Summary __ More Freedom and a Few Flourishes, First Person at Last, How to Write Badly by Trying Very, Very Hard, __ Irony, The Fully Ironic Essay, The Ironic Touch __ Writing the Term Paper, The Trial Thesis, Procedure for Research, The Final Thesis, Your Paper Is in the Cards __ Writing the First Draft, The Final Draft, Summary, Summing Up, Handy Reminders



Resources: Excellence in Writing (Pudewa) Write With the Best: Modeling Writing After Great Works of Literature (Grades 3-12) (By Dixon) VOCABULARY Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student Study Words. Use unfamiliar ones in a story. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Pages 18-30 Pages 31-43 Pages 44-58 Pages 58-71 Pages 72-80 Pages 6-17 Pages 81-90 Pages 90-97 Pages 97-104 Pages 104-112 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Pages 113-120 Pages 120-128 Pages 128-135 Pages 135-145 Pages 145-155 Pages 155-165 Pages 165-174 Pages 174-183 Pages 184-194 Pages 194-205 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Pages 205-215 Pages 215-224 Pages 225-235 Pages 236-246 Pages 246-256 Pages 256-266 Pages 266-274 Pages 274-287 Pages 287-298 ONCE WEEKLY

Vocabulary From Classical Roots Study Words. Use unfamiliar ones in a story. __ __ __ __ Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 __ __ __ __ Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8 __ __ __ __ Lesson 9 Lesson 10 Lesson 11 Lesson 12 __ __ __ __ Lesson 13 Lesson 14 Lesson 15 Lesson 16

HISTORY Quest of a Hemisphere (Boyle) __ Part 1: The Old World Finds the Western Hemisphere __ Chapter 1. Spanish Civilization Invades the Americas __ Chapter 2. Portuguese Navigators Explore the Seas __ Chapter 3. New Netherland and New Sweden Are Started __ Chapter 4. France Plants Her Banner in North America __ PART 2: England Bids for the New

THREE TIMES WEEKLY World __ Chapter 5. "We Hope to Plant a Nation" __ Chapter 6. For Freedom of Opportunity __ PART 3: A New Nation Rises __ Chapter 7. France and Great Britain Clash __ Chapter 8. A Family Quarrel Leads to War __ Chapter 9. The Revolutionary War

__ PART 4: New Government for New Nation __ Chapter 10. People Choose Republican Form of Government . . . __ Chapter 11. Government Starts Under Constitution __ Chapter 12. The New Nation Defends Itself __ PART 5: The Nation Adjusts to a Moving Frontier __ Chapter 13. The West Comes into Power __ Chapter 14. New Lands and New Ideas __ PART 6: Disunity Upsets the Nation __ Chapter 15. Slavery Gains a Foothold __ Chapter 16. North and South Disagree __ Chapter 17. The Old South Begins a New Life __ PART 7: Settlers Win the Central Plains __ Chapter 18. The Path of Shining Rails 3 __ Chapter 19. Homesteaders Invade the Great Plains __ PART 8: Climate and Resources Pace Western Growth __ Chapter 20. In the Land of Little Rain __ Chapter 21. In the Pacific HISTORY READING

Northwest __ Chapter 22. In the Mountain Regions __ PART 9: Manufacturing Centers in the Northeast __ Chapter 23. A New Way of Life __ Chapter 24. Inland Waterways Spread Industry __ PART 10: The Nation Moves Toward Industrialization __ Chapter 25. Inventions Contribute to National Growth __ Chapter 26. A Century of Moving __ Chapter 27. Adjusting to Industrial Change __ Chapter 28. Mass Production Promotes Abundance __ PART 11: World Conflicts Involve the United States __ Chapter 29. The Spanish American War __ Chapter 30. The Nation Joins World Wars __ Chapter 31. World War II Encircles the Globe __ PART 12: The World Is in Conflict __ Chapter 32. Colonial Empires Crumble __ Chapter 33. Wars in Asia Involve the United States __ Chapter 34. Western Hemisphere Pursues a Vision


(At pace. Approximately one book/month., depending on the book.) __ __ __ __ __ The Federalist Papers The Anti-Federalist Papers (Ketcham) The Law (Bastiat) Lincoln-Dougals Debates Christianity, Democracy, and the American Ideal (Maritan) __ The Politics (Aristotle) __ On Kingship (St. Thomas) __ Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know (Moczar) __ 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: and 5 More that didn’t Help (Wiker) __ Render Unto Caesar (Chaput) __ Separation of Church and State

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(Hamburger) How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization (Woods) The Catholic Church: The First 2000 Years (Rasmussen) Team of Rivals (Kearns-Goodwin) Founding Fathers (Schlessinger) Founding Brothers (Ellis) John Adams (McCullough) Passionate Sage (Ellis) Erundite Sage (Ellis) His Excellency, George Washington (Ellis) 1776 (McCullough) Democracy in America (de Tocqueville)

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Common Sense (Paine) Herodotus Thucydides Plutarch’s Lives Events That Shaped the Century (Time-Life) __ Words That Built a Nation (Miller) __ The Endurance (Alexander) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ TWICE WEEKLY

SCIENCE Science and Religion (The Teaching Company) Prof. L. Principe __ Science and Religion __ The Warfare Thesis __ Faith and Reason_Scripture and Nature __ God and Nature_Miracles and Demons __ Church, Copernicus and Galileo __ Galileo's Trial __ God the Watchmaker

__ Natural Theology and Arguments from Design __ Geology, Cosmology, and Biblical Chronology __ Darwin and Responses to Evolution __ Fundamentalism and Creationism __ Past, Present and Future

The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography ( Dr. Sherwin Nuland ) (Teaching Company) __ Lect.01 Hippocrates and the Origins of Western Medicine. __ Lect.02 The Paradox of Galen __ Lect.03 Vesalius and the Renaissance of Medicine __ Lect.04 Harvey, Discoverer of the Circulation __ Lect.05 Morgagni and the Anatomy of Disease

__ Lect.06 Hunter, the Surgeon as Scientist __ Lect.07 Laennec and the Invention of the Stethoscope __ Lect.08 Morton and the Origins of Anesthesia __ Lect.09 Virchow and the Cellular Origins of Disease __ Lect.10 Lister and the Germ Theory __ Lect.11 Halsted and American Medical Education __ Lect.12 Taussig and the Development of Cardiac Surgery Great Ideas of Classical Physics (Stephen Pollock) (The Teaching Company) __ Lect.01 The Great Ideas of Classical Physics __ Lect.02 Describing Motion—A Break from Aristotle __ Lect.03 Describing Ever More Complex Motion __ Lect.04 Astronomy as a Bridge to Modern Physics __ Lect.05 Isaac Newton—The Dawn of Classical Physics __ Lect.06 Newton Quantified—Force and Acceleration __ Lect.07 Newton and the Connections to Astronomy __ Lect.08 Universal Gravitation __ Lect.09 Newton's Third Law __ Lect.10 Conservation of Momentum __ Lect.11 Beyond Newton—Work and Energy __ Lect.12 Power and the Newtonian Synthesis __ Lect.13 Further Developments—Static Electricity __ Lect.14 Electricity, Magnetism, and Force Fields __ Lect.15 Electrical Currents and Voltage __ Lect.16 The Origin of Electric and Magnetic Fields __ Lect.17 Unification I—Maxwell's Equations __ Lect.18 Unification II—Electromagnetism and Light __ Lect.19 Vibrations and Waves __ Lect.20 Sound Waves and Light Waves __ Lect.21 The Atomic Hypothesis __ Lect.22 Energy in Systems—Heat and Thermodynamics __ Lect.23 Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

__ Lect.24 The Grand Picture of Classical Physics Additional Science Reading: __ Finding Darwins’ God Miller __ Fabre: The Insect World __ Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Gibbons __ God's Universe by Gingerich __ Darwin's Black Box by Behe __ The Edge of Evolution, also by Behe __ Expelled (DVD) READING First Semester’s List __ Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare __ Hamlet __ The Song of the Scaffold __ Bulfinch’s Legends of Charlemagne, Thomas Bulfinch __ Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens __ The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens __ Silas Marner, Eliot __ Prince Otto, Robert Louis Stevenson __ Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys, John Buchan __ Darwin’s Black Box, Michel Behe __ Man Called Thursday, G.K. Chesterton` __ News From Nowhere, William Morris __ Twice Told Tales, Nathaniel Hawthorne __ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, R.L. Stevenson __ Pilgrim's Progress,Bunyan __ The Problem of Pain, Lewis __ The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom __ The Pardoner’s Tale __ Wars of the Jews Josephus __ Aeneid Virgil __ Illiad Homer __ Oddyssey Homer __ City of God Augustine __ The Magna Carta Daugherty __ The Inferno Dante __ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Tolkien __ Julius Caesar Shakespeare __ The Faerie Queen Spenser __ Don Quiote __ The Retrun of the Native Hardy __ Fr. Brown Chesterton __ Jeeves Wodehouse __ A Man For All Seasons Bolt __ __ __ __ __ ONE BOOK WEEKLY

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__ Battle of Maldon & others, Crossley-Hollan & Mitchell __ Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson __ Sonnets, Shakespeare __ Crossing the Bar, Tennyson MUSIC ONCE WEEKLY

Discovering Music:300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History and Culture by Reynolds __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Unit 1: Using Music History to Unlock Western Culture Unit 2: Music Entwined With Great Events in Western History Unit 3: Technology, Terminology, and Cultural Perspective Unit 4: Fanfare and Power: The Court of Louis XIV Unit 5: Sweeping Away the Renaissance into the Baroque Unit 6: Liturgical Calendar, Street Parties, and New Church music Unit 7: A Lively Journey Through the Life of J.S. Bach Unit 8:Enlightenment, Classicism, and the Astonishing Mozart Unit 9: Into the Abyss: The Centurey __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Struggles With Unfettered Imagination Unit 10: Beethoven as Hero and Revolutionary Unit 11: Salons, Poetry, and the Power of Song Unit 12:A Tale of Four Virtuosi and the Birth of the Tone Poem Unit 13: Nationalism, and the Explosion of the Romantic Operqa Unit 14: The Absolutely New World of Wagner Unit 15: Imperial Russia_A Cultural Odyssey Unit 16: Load Up the Wagons: The Story of American Music Unit 17: Turning the Page one Western Tradition with the Explosion of War

GREAT BOOKS SEMINAR (MONTHLY) September: Book of Job Why do the good suffer and the wicked prosper? October: Sophocles: Oedipus the King Aristotle uses Oedipus as the model of the tragic drama. What is the nature of tragedy, its causes and its meaning? November: Plato: Crito What is a good citizen? Is a good man obliged by bad laws/judgements December: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics; Book 1 What is happiness and how is it achieved? January: Aristotle: Politics, Book 1 Is the state natural or artificial? Febuary: Machiavelli: The Prince To truly be a good ruler must one also be a good man? March: Hamilton, Madison and Jay: The Federalist Papers, Numbers 1-10, 15, 31, 47, 51, and 68-72. April: Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov, Ch. 5: “The Grand Inqisitor.” May: Lavoisier: Elements of Chemistry, The Preface What is the connection between language and reasoning?

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