The rhetoric stage is essentially the high school stage. This level bumps up in difficulty quite a bit, as students are able to handle deeper and more difficult books. I expect my rhetoric students to be fully independent, except they do join us for Morning Basket. I keep all my kids running along the same history timeline, though they may be at a slightly different pace and very different difficulty levels. I give my rhetoric students a checklist of work for the week and they are responsible for doing it and checking it off. I usually check their work only weekly, though we do discuss their readings over dinner daily.
The Bible Among the Myths (1 chapter per week; weeks 1-11)
The Epic of Eden (1 chapter per week; weeks 13-23)
The Epic of Eden Small Group Study (daily reading plus weekly video and discussion; weeks 25-36)
The History of the Ancient World (1-3 days per week; weeks 1-31)(Keep a list of important people and dates in history notebook)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (weeks 25-36)
Nature Study: The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (weeks 1-36)
General Science 2: Survey of Geology and Archaeology (weeks 1-36)
Grammar: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons for grade level (5 days/week; weeks 1-36)
Writing: The Creative Writer (weeks 1-36)
Till We Have Faces (weeks 1-6)
The Lightening Thief (weeks 1-17)
The Lord of the Rings (weeks 13-30)
The Sea of Monsters (weeks 18-30)
The Titan’s Curse (weeks 30-34)
Introduction to Logic (weeks 1-36)
Latin: Canon Press Latin Primer (weeks 1-36)
French: Rosetta Stone French (2-3 days/week; weeks 1-36)
Life of Fred at level
Plutarch Lives, Volume 1 (2 days/week; weeks 1-21)
Plutarch Lives, Volume 2 (2 days/week; weeks 21-35)
I keep everything planned out as seen above for each week.
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