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Mater Amabilis
Level 1A, Y2 ~ Term 1 (weeks 1-6)

+Subjects considered to be essential at this level.
(N) Books/subjects intended for narration.
*Key curriculum ~ Highly Recommended ~ Optional extras

Subject

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

+RELIGIOUS ED.
New Testament

(N)* A Life of Our Lord for Children

p. 81-83

p. 84-86

p. 87-89




p. 90-92

93-95

Catechism

(N)* Faith and Life 3: Our Life With Jesus

1. God Loves Us

2. God Created the World

3. Learning about God

4. The Promise of a Savior

5. Abraham: the Father of God’s People

6. The Prophet Moses

Saints

(N)* A Child’s Illustrated Lives of the Saints OR Saints for Young Readers for Every Day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

Liturgical Year



















+MATHEMATICS (daily)
Math Program of Choice
and Short Daily Drills




















+ENGLISH
*
Primary Language Lessons

Lessons
83-84

Lessons
85-86

Lessons
87-88

Lessons
89-90

Lessons
91-92

Lessons
93-94

Writing: Handwriting and Copywork (daily)



















+LITERATURE
Tales
*
Classic Myths to Read Aloud


Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head

The Riddle of the Spinx

The Story of Helen of Troy: The Judgment of Paris

The Stealing of Helen

The Quarrel

The Gods Take Sides

Poetry

* The Harp and the Laurel Wreath

O Captain! My Captain (HLW 99)

Sheridan’s Ride (HLW 100)

The Star-Spangled Banner (HLW 103)

Solitude (HLW 104)

The Wonderful World (PLL Lesson 91)

The Destruction of Sennacherib (HLW 105)

+NATIONAL HISTORY
(N) * This Country of Ours

Ch. 64 - Washington First in War, First in Peace

Ch. 65 - Adams--How He Kept Peace with France

Ch. 66 - Jefferson: How the Territory was Doubled

Ch. 67 - Jefferson: How the Door Was Opened

Ch. 68 - Jefferson: An American Who Wanted to Be Kind

Ch. 69 - Madison: The Shooting Star and the Prophet

(N) * The Catholic Faith Comes to the Americas

Ch. 11 - Demetrius Gallitzen




Ch. 11 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton




Ch. 12 - Benedict Flaget




Supplemental National HIstory Reading























Mater Amabilis
Level 1A, Y2 ~ Term 1 (weeks 1-6)

Subject

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

+ANCIENT HISTORY
(N) * The Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt

(1) pp. 3 – 6

(2) pp. 6 – 10

(3) pp. 10 – 14

(4) pp. 14 – 19

(5) pp. 20 – 24

(6) pp. 24 – 29 (end of 2nd para) & (7) pp. 29 (3rd para) – 32 (2nd line)

Supplemental Ancient History Reading



















+GEOGRAPHY AND EARTH STUDIES
People and Places: Asia
The Children of China

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Study map of Asia.
Read 2-3 pages..

Earth Studies

*The Earth: Mountains and Volcanoes

1. Set up notebook. The Earth, p.46-7; M&V, p.30-1

*2. Local Geography

3. Start a mountain map. The Earth, p.28-9; M&V, p.4-5

4. Inside the Earth. The Earth, p.30; M&V, p.6

5. Movement of liquid rock. The Earth, p.31; M&V, p.7

6. Tectonic plates. The Earth, p.32; M&V, p.8

Deserts
*52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure by Lawrie Raskin

How I became a Desert Explorer/52 days by camel/ map of Sahara p.6

Ch. 1 Fun Times in Fez p. 7-13 (Fez, spices, eating, Moslem)

Ch. 2 Chills ‘n’ Thrills p. 14-19 (Atlas Mountains, Ksar es Souk, Morocco)

Ch. 3 What a Blast! pg. 20-29 (Desert, Merzouga, nomad Tent, Sandstorm)

Ch. 4 A Camel Tale p. 30-43 (Marrakesh, Zagora, Mhamid, Arabic, camels, bread, turban)

Catch up, review map of Sahara, cities and landforms from Ch. 1-4

+SCIENCE
*The Universe in My Hands

1. Size and Smallness

2. Page Zero-1 m

3. Page (-1)--1 dm

4. Page (-2)--1 cm

5. Page (-3)--1 mm

6. Magnitude Review

Adventures With a Microscope

Surprises in Your Microscope

The Art of Observation

Magnification

The Fabric of Reality

Up Close With Crystals

The Amazing Crystalization Experiment

NATURE STUDY



















FOREIGN LANGUAGE



















MUSIC APPRECIATION



















PICTURE STUDY



















ART



















MUSIC





















Mater Amabilis
Level 1A, Y2 ~ Term 1 (weeks 1-6)

Classic Children’s Literature (Free Reads):

Choose at least one per term

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

  • All-of-a-kind Family by Sydney Taylor

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L.Baum

  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

  • Little House in the Big Woods and other books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers and other books by E.Nesbit

  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

  • The Princess and Curdie and The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

  • The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner

  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

  • Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie

  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Additional History Readings (Optional)

Recommended Reading:



Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Carry On Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Thomas Jefferson:
Meet Thomas Jefferson by Marvin Barrett
Other:
Susanna of the Alamo: a True Story by John Jakes
The Mexican Story by May McNeer and Lynd Ward — Catholic perspective

Additional Ancient History Readings (Optional)

NON-FICTION

  • Tut’s Mummy Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly. Easy reader telling the story of the discover of Tutenkhamun’s tomb.

  • The Boy Pharaoh: Tutenkhamun by Noel Streatfeild. A recreation of the life of Tutenkhamun by a gifted author of both children’s fiction and historical non-fiction. Out of print.

  • Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki. A clear, thorough description of the mummification process.

  • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

  • Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baike

PICTURE BOOKS

  • Senefer by Beatrice Lumpkin

  • Pepi and the Secret Names by Jill Paton Walsh

  • Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie de Paola. Just for fun! (Not historical)




MYTHOLOGY

  • Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green.

  • Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths told by Jim Weiss (audio).




  • HISTORICAL FICTION

  • Casting the Gods Adrift: a Tale of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine McCaughrean.

  • Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Ruth Fosdick Jones

  • The following books are written for slightly older children and may be more suitable for Level 2:

  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

  • Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

  • God King by Joanne Williamson

  • Shadow Hawk by Andre Norton

  • The Cat of Bubastes by G.A.Henty



Mater Amabilis
Level 1A, Y2 ~ Term 1 (weeks 7-12)

Subject

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

+RELIGIOUS ED.
New Testament

(N)* A Life of Our Lord for Children

p. 96-98




99-101

103-105

107-109




Catechism

(N)* Faith and Life 3: Our Life With Jesus

L. 7 - God’s Laws of Love

L. 8 - King David

L.9 - Loving God Most of All










Saints

(N)* A Child’s Illustrated Lives of the Saints OR Saints for Young Readers for Every Day


2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

2 days, saint of the day

Liturgical Year -

Advent
*
The Life of Mary







The Annunciation & The Visitation

The Nativity, The Presentation at the Temple, & The Flight into Egypt

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple, The Wedding at Cana, &The Crucifixion

The Ascension, Pentecost, & The Assumption or Dormition

+MATHEMATICS (daily)
Math Program of Choice
and Short Daily Drills




















+ENGLISH
Primary Language Lessons

Lessons
95-96

Lessons
97-98

Lessons
99-100

Lessons 101-102

Lessons 103-105

Lessons 106-108

Writing: Handwriting and Copywork (daily)



















+LITERATURE
Tales
Classic Myths to Read Aloud



The Wrath of Achilles

The Wooden Horse

The Return of Ulysses: The Greeks Set Sail

Circe’s Palace

The Perilous Voyage Homeward

What Had Happened in Ithaca

Poetry

* The Harp and the Laurel Wreath

A Child’s Wish (HLW 106)

The Spider and the Fly (HLW 107)

The Ride of Collins Graves (HLW 109)

The Ride of Collins Graves (HLW 110-11)

November (PLL Lesson 104)

How They Brought the Good News (HLW 112)

+NATIONAL HISTORY
(N) * This Country of Ours

Ch. 70 - Madison: War With Great Britain

Ch. 71 - Monroe: Monroe’s Famous Doctrine

Ch. 72 - Adams: The Tariff of Abominations

Ch. 73 - Jackson: “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever”

Ch. 74 - Harrison: The Hero of Tippecanoe

Ch. 75 - Tyler: Florida Becomes a State

(N) * The Catholic Faith Comes to the Americas

Ch. 12 - Simon Brute




Ch. 12 - James Bayley










Supplemental National History Reading


















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