Year 12 Program and Booklist

Year 12


The Apologetics Bible
My Utmost For His Highest, by Oswald Chambers
Streams of Living Water, by Richard Foster or The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
Your God is Too Safe, Buchanan

Reasonable Faith, by William Lane Craig
Pensées Pascal, Blaise
A Meaningful World by Witt and Wiker

Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce Shelley
*Selections from the Works of Josephus (begin after OT history)
**Selections from Greek Histories by Herodotus
***The Early History of Rome by Livy vol 1-5
***How the Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill

Scheduled Ancient and World Literature
How to Read the Bible as Literature, by Leland Ryken
Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective by Leland Ryken
Heroes of the City of Man: A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature by Leithart

Term 1
The Epic of Gilgamesh (parental discretion advised)
The Iliad, by Homer
Macbeth by Shakespeare (watch the movie)
Paradise Lost by Milton (selections)
GREEK DRAMA: Oresteia Trilogy, Aeschylus

Term 2
The Odyssey by Homer
The Trial and Death of Socrates (listen to audio too)
GREEK DRAMA:  Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne
Great Expectations by Dickens (if you didn’t read this yet)

Term 3
The Aeneid by Virgil
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy
The Stranger by Camus
The Little Prince by St. Exupery

Hills and the Sea, Hilaire Belloc
Island of the World, by Michael O’Brien (Balkans, WW2)

Govt. and Economics
How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by Peter D. Schiff or
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman 

Short Stories and Essays
The World’s Last Night and other Essays by C.S. Lewis
'On Stories' and Other Essays, C.S. Lewis
Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Continue your Math program
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

Nature Study and Science
Science Matters by Hazen and Trifel
Exploring Creation with Physics, by Dr. Jay Wile
Keep a nature journal

Keep a Commonplace Book
Write a poem every two weeks
Oral and written narrations
Notes and Outlines

Poetry and Recitations
T.S. Eliot
Lucy Shaw
Wendell Berry
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Eyes of Youth, a Book of Verse (selected poems by Padraic Colum, Shane Leslie, Viola Meynell, Ruth Lindsay, Hugh Austin, Judith Lytton, Olivia Meynell, Maurice Healy)
Having Decided To Stay by Johnson, Bryana (poetry from a Charlotte Mason Schools graduate)

Foreign Language
Various literature in target language for translation into English
Open learning Institute (online and free)

Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts by Ryken
Paint/sketch every two weeks
Daily Piano

Free Reading for entire year:
Brave New World Huxley, Aldous
Everlasting Man, Chesterton, G.K.(read before Orthodoxy)
Orthodoxy, Chesterton
The Silmarillion Tolkien, J.R.R.
Murder in the Cathedral by Eliot, T.S. 
Lilith by George MacDonald
Collected Fictions, by Jorge Luis Borges
Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
1984 Orwell, George (parental discretion advised)
The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest  
Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Letters to Children Lewis, C.S.
War in Heaven by Charles Williams
Descent into Hell by Charles Williams
Bleak House Dickens, Charles  
This Present Darkness, Peretti, Frank
The Mabinogion
Saga of the Volsungs
Jayber Crow by Wendell Bery
Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry
Gilead by Marilynn Robinson
Pearl translated by Tolkien
Sir Orfeo translated by Tolkien
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky