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Book List 2018

BOOK LIST

CYCLE 1 REQUIRED BOOKS:

REMEMBER!  Some Aquinas Learning materials (Parent Guides & Workbooks) are included in the subscription.  Other items are ordered through our "In-House Store" or at other stores like Amazon or Lulu.  These items are usually one-time purchases or optional, so we don’t automatically include them with the subscription.

AL Discount Codes for 2018

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PARVA

Parva Parent Guide (included in subscription)

Parva Student Workbook (included in subscription)

AL Timeline Pages (required, but it's a one-time purchase because we use the same one every year)

AL Audio CDs (required only for mentors, but recommended for parents)

Catechism: Knowing God, Our Loving Father Parva Text
(we recommend buying for your oldest child from K-6, and using it for all the younger kids, Alta students each need their own Catechism text)

Latin: Song School Latin (required for mentors, recommended for parents)

Literature:  FRA* (Family Read Aloud) - Parva:**

*Note in the Prima levels, it is not necessary to buy the specific ISBN we linked here.  We chose editions that were readily available, but you can use any edition.

**These Family Read-Aloud books are meant for families with children 7 years and up, but since it's a family affair, we've added them here.  If you only have children 6 years and younger, there's no need to read these books now (though you may want to try - it's a family's choice really).  You can pick age-appropriate books/poems for you to read aloud. We recommend stories from My Bookhouse SeriesEdited by Olivia Beauport Miller, or classic books at mainlesson.com, for a wonderful selection of read-alouds for younger children.  D'Aulaire's Greek Myths or Norse Myths, Aesop's Fables, Mother Goose, and Hans Christian Andersen, and other fairy tales would also be appropriate for this age.  See suggestions for families with Parva-only and younger children.

Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)
Pyramid (Macaulay)
Tanglewood Tales (Hawthorne)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
The Bronze Bow (Speare)
White Stag (Seredy)

Suggestions for PARVA-ONLY & younger children:



PRIMA I (Grade 1-3)

 

Prima Parent Guide  (included in subscription)

Prima I Student Workbook (included in subscription)

AL Timeline Pages (required, but it's a one-time purchase because we use the same one every year)

AL Audio CDs (required for mentors - for in-class use, recommended for parents - especially for "in-car" use)

Catechism: Knowing God, Our Loving Father Prima I Text
(we recommend buying for your oldest child from K-6, and using it for all the younger kids, Alta students each need their own Catechism text.)

Composition – IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)
Primary Arts of Language – Writing 

Geography - Aquinas Learning Geography Cycle One

Literature FRA (Family Read Aloud) – Prima I Level

Summer Reading Suggestions (OPTIONAL): 

Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)
Pyramid (Macaulay)
Tanglewood Tales (Hawthorne)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
The Bronze Bow (Speare)
White Stag (Seredy)

PRIMA II (Grade 4-6)

Prima Parent Guide  (included in subscription)

Prima II Student Workbook (included in subscription)

AL Timeline Pages (required, but it's a one-time purchase because we use the same one every year)

AL Audio CDs (required only for mentors, but recommended for parents.  These can be ordered through our store)

Catechism -  Knowing God, Our Loving Father Prima II Text
(we recommend buying for your oldest child from K-6, and using it for all the younger kids, Alta students each need their own Catechism text)

Grammar - Aquinas Learning English Language Lessons (ELL)

Composition IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)
Ancient History Theme-Based Writing
Student Resource Notebook

Geography - Aquinas Learning Geography Cycle One

Literature FRA (Family Read Aloud) – Prima II Level

Summer Reading: (Optional, except 6th graders should read two and write a short book report - click here for Book Report Form): 

D'Aulaire's Greek Myths (D'Aulaire)
D'Aulaire's Norse Myths (D'Aulaire)
Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick)
The Wanderings of Odysseus (Sutcliff)
King David and His Songs (Windeatt)
Detectives in Togas (Winterfeld)
The Ides of April (Ray)

Family Read-Alouds - FRA
*Note in the Prima levels, it is not necessary to buy the specific ISBN we linked here.  We chose editions that were readily available, but you can use any edition.
Please don't read all the books ahead of time.  We try to break up the reading so that students will discuss one part of the book one week and the second half of the book two weeks later.  If you have an avid reader, please pick more books from the summer reading list.  

Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)
Pyramid (Macaulay)
Tanglewood Tales (Hawthorne)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
The Bronze Bow (Speare)
White Stag (Seredy)

SCHOLA ALTA I (Grade 7-8)

CATECHISM
Colette Lienhard. Knowing God, Our Loving Father - Alta I Level
(each Alta student needs their own text as it will be used to for  annotations, highlighting, and chapter quizzes, etc.)

COMPOSITION
Advanced IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)
Student Resource Package
TWSS (Teaching Writing with Structure and Style by IEW) Student Workbook - This is for the students who haven't had IEW in the 4-6th grade level or those who feel they need a reminder of what to do for each unit.  At this level, their knowledge of writing using the IEW program is put to the test by using real-life source texts and research papers assignments.

HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Robert Lassater, Christopher Zehnder. All Ye Lands (Catholic Textbook Project, Ignatius Press, 2010).
Merriam Webster’s Notebook Atlas
Time Trek Notebook - one time purchase; you can use the same book every year.

MATERIAL LOGIC
Aaron Larsen, et al., The Art of Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies Student Edition (Camp Hill, Pa.: Classical Academic Press, 2010). 
Parents may want to also purchase the Teacher Edition, which includes answers to worksheets and tests, to help students and check their work; BUT students should not have access to it.

LATIN OPTIONS (for 7-12th graders)

INTRO TO LATIN
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti Key

LATIN 1
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 1)  
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Latin Answer Key

LATIN 2
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 2)  
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Latin Answer Key

LITERATURE* (please check with your center director to see if they are using the same list we have here as there is some flexibility)

SUMMER READING:

A book report must be written on any book from the list plus Black Ships Before Troy. click here for Book Report Form:

Herodotus and the Road to History (Bendick), Detectives in Togas (Winterfield)-easy, The Ides of April (Ray), Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick), King David and His Songs (Windeatt) + Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff) 

CLASS READING:
Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)
Epic of Gilgamesh (free online)– 1000 years before Iliad
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (McGraw)
The Hittite Warrior (Williamson)
Lion in the Gateway (Renault) – Sparta/Athens
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Bendick) - optional if time allows
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, Ignatius Critical Edition)
Snow Queen (Andersen)


SCHOLA ALTA II (Grade 9-12)


CATECHISM
Knowing God, Our Loving Father - Alta II Level
(each Alta student needs their own text as it will be used to for  annotations, highlighting, and chapter quizzes, etc.)

COMPOSITION
Andrew Kern, et al., Lost Tools of Writing I – new edition (The CiRCE Institute. 2015)

HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
No text required this year.  Reading material will be uploaded on the course site.
Merriam Webster’s Notebook Atlas
Time Trek Notebook - one time purchase; you can use the same book every year.

ADVANCED MATERIAL LOGIC
Mortimer J. Adler, Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy (New York, N.Y.: Touchstone, 1978).
D.Q. McInerny, An Introduction to Foundational Logic (Elmhurst Township, Pa.: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 2012).

LATIN OPTIONS (for 7-12th graders)

INTRO TO LATIN
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti Key

LATIN 1
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 1)  
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Latin Answer Key

LATIN 2
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 2)  
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Latin Answer Key

LITERATURE

SUMMER READING: click here for Book Report Form

A book report must be written on any book from the list plus Out of the Silent Planet. The book report form can be found on the website under “Book List.” Please also see the website for links to the correct version of these books.

Silmarillon (Tolkien), The Fellowship of the Rings (Tolkien), The Two Towers (Tolkien), The Return of the King (Tolkien), Eagle of the Ninth (Sutcliff), The Silver Branch (Sutcliff), Perelandra (CS Lewis Space Trilogy 2), Hideous Strength (CS Lewis Space Trilogy 3) + Out of the Silent Planet (CS Lewis Space Trilogy)

CLASS READING: There are two sets of books in order to give teachers a little bit more choice and allow for a student in 12th grade repeating a cycle (they did in 9th grade) to have a new series of books to read.  (Manassas Center is using the first set)

Out of the Silent Planet (CS Lewis Space Trilogy)
Odyssey (Homer, Fagles) or Iliad (Homer, Fagles Translation)
Trial and Death of Socrates (Plato) or Meno (Plato)
Paradise Lost (Milton) or Inferno (Dante/Esolen)
Destruction of Sennacherib (Byron) 
King Lear (Shakespeare - Ignatius Press, Critical Edition) or MacBeth (Shakespeare – Ignatius Press, Critical Edition)
Helena (Waugh)
City of God (Augustine) or Confessions (Augustine)
The Persians by Aeschylus


TUESDAY STEM CLASSES (MANASSAS)

MATH
Pre-AlgebraStudent: Prealgebra (3rd Edition) by Margaret Lial  (ISBN: 0321266625
Recommended but not required: -DVD Lecture for each chapter (ISBN: 0321599306) or Youtube: free access to video lessons: https://youtu.be/k6RGGAgVfBg?list=PLlF4742K8uRKI83GGqVxGVbqEMymZEMAv
Geometry(1) Geometry Instructional Pack by Math-U-See (teacher’s manual, answer key, DVD lesson-by-lesson instruction) and (2) Geometry Student Pack (student workbook with honors pages and test booklet) https://store.demmelearning.com/math-u-see/secondary-math/geometry/

SCIENCE
Earth Science - Holt Science & Technology Textbook, copyright 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0030462276   
Biology - Prentice Hall - ISBN: 10:0131662554
ChemistryChemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman(Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6

SPANISH
Spanish I - Spanish for Children, Primer A by Julia Kraut, Classical Academic Press ISBN 978600510472
Spanish II - Spanish for Children, Primer B by Julia Kraut, Classical Academic Press ISBN 978600510472

BUSINESS
Fundamentals in Business - No text, there will be online readings provided free by the instructor.


CURRICULUM THEMES:
(If you would like to purchase supplementary materials to compliment the curriculum, see themes below)

Catechism: Scriptures - Old Testament

History: Ancient World

Science: Biology & Earth Science

Civics: Types of Governments in History

Geography: Middle East and Africa

Additional Resources:
http://www.mainlesson.com
ARX Publishing - historical novels from a Catholic publisher

Great resource for lectures on Religion & History:
Institute of Catholic Culture


 

AL DISCOUNT CODES FOR 2018

 

ARX Publishing: The Young Catholic's Bookshelf
Our books are already discounted 5-10% off, but get an additional 10% off any of our books in the "Young Catholic's Bookshelf"
or our main site: ARX Publishing by using the promo code: AQUINAS2018

CiRCE Institute
We’ll do 15% off anything in our store!
Promo Code: aquinas2018
Lost Tools of Writing

Classical Academic Press 
Get 20% off on their website (excluding online courses and Singapore Math) 
valid through Dec. 31, 2018
Promo Code: ALF20
Song School Latin
Art of Argument

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) –
Free shipping: SHIP-AL18
Free Portable Walls: PW-AL18
Expires 1/1/2019
Primary Arts of Language – Writing
Ancient History Theme-Based Writing
TWSS Student Workbook

Stone Tablet Press
AQLEARN2018 will give you a 10% discount for the Little Angel Reader Catholic Phonics Series