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From: maria (
Subject:         here is my daughter's 10th grade
Date: August 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm PST

In Reply to: Here is what I know so far for son posted by Patti on July 11, 2009 at 5:46 am:

we finished grammar in 8th grade so we're doing writing now; mainly just a weekly paper on whatever literature or history we're working on, plus a longer essay for the year.

literature: 1 unit on the Heroic Quest - reading Beowulf, Gilgamesh, Le Chanson de Roland, Le Mort d'Artur, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. 1 unit on non-English novels: Madame Bovary, Remembrance of Things Past, The Magic Mountain, Anna Karenina, Don Quixote, Crime and Punishment.

History: The Teaching Company's History of China

Civics and philosophy: Hobbes' Leviathan, selections from Locke, Rousseau, the Federalist, JS Mill, the speeches of Edmund Burke, the Constitution, a selection of Supreme Court decisions

math: Calculus I

Science: physics and astronomy

language: Rosetta Stone Arabic I and Spanish IV; Latin II

PE: weekly Sierra Club expeditions, ending with a 4-day Outward Bound trip. We run a 5K together 3 times a week.

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