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10th Grade Overview - Our "Upper School"
(more upper school information)

Math

Topics

Geometry I, Algebra II

Some of the resources we used

Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding by Harold R. Jacobs

Enhanced Teacher's Guide for Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding (Third Edition) by Harold R. Jacobs

Advanced Algebra Through Data Exploration: A Graphing Calculator Approach by Jerald Murdock

A List of High School Math Texts

 

Science

Physical Sciences:

2 week Residential courses: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry I
Astronomy I


Technology:
First Lego League - Alternative Energy study

Engineering
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design

Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Kotz & Purcell

Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering) by Dava Newman

Design Drawing by Francis D. K. Ching

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Fourth Edition (Elsevier Aerospace Engineering) by T.H.G. Megson

VIDEO

To Conquer the Air - The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight [4 Audiocassettes/6 Hours]

Nova: Fall of the Leaning Tower

Kitty Hawk - The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (Collector's Edition DVD)

Social Studies
Philosophy: Science and Religion

History
S2Topics: Story of the Bible (This course is the secular history of this text.)

Healthy Teen Living II: Driver’s Ed, Insurance and tax topics.

Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief by Huston Smith.

Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion by Phil Dowe.

Darwin's Gift: to Science and Religion by Francisco Jose Ayala

What Are the Animals to Us?: Approaches from Science, Religion, Folklore, Literature, and Art by Dave Aftandilia.

Kaplan SAT 2009 Premier Program (w/ CD-ROM) (Kaplan SAT (w/CD))

English II
Continues the study and development of skills in literature, composition and grammar through active reading and ongoing writing. This course covers four types of literature genre: short stories, novels, essays, and comic strip/satire writing.

Literature Reading, periodical and current event reading.

The Story and Its Writer Compact: An Introduction to Short Fiction by Ann Charters

Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing by Patricia T. O'Conner

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale,

The New Writing with a Purpose, 14th Edition by James McNab McCrimmon

The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story by Frank O'Connor

Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster

The Seagull Reader: Essays, Second Edition by Joseph Kelly

The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O'Neil.

Litrerature List - Partial

The Caine Mutiny: A Novel - Herman Wouk
The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne,
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
My Antonia - Willa Cather
Whirligig - Paul Fleischman

Foreign Language

Latin III Honors


French I

Wheelock's Latin, 6e by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur ,
A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition by Dale A. Grote
Collins Latin Concise Dictionary (Harpercollins Concise Dictionaries)
Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition and Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Revised Edition, 2 Volume Set by Paul T. Comeau,
Pronunciation and Reading of Classical Latin (The Living Voice of Greek and Latin)[sound recording] Daitz, Stephen G

38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin by Anne H. Groton and James M. May

Electives
Art History, Live Theater Arts, Live Music events.

History of Art for Young People (Trade Version) (5th Edition) - by Anthony F. Janson

Physical Education Snow Skiing, Tennis, scuba, TaeKwonDo, Kayaking, Golf and Bike riding  
Community Service 100 hours or more of service  

 

 


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