Seven Little Australians Living and Learning: Planning for Malachi - Grade 11
As I revise plans for Malachi's studies before he graduates in 18 months months, I 'touch base' with our vision and focus for him: what virtues, skills and knowledge do we want him to graduate with?
Malachi is an intelligent young man with an incredible retentive memory. Applying himself to his studies will be the major focus.
Spiritual - Read two saint's bio's or spiritual works per term, personal choice, from Home Library.
'Extras' - Suggest Peter Kreeft if time
Weekly narrations on each of Malachi's Readings of 'Inspirational' subjects. These are: Faith, science, history, geography, economics and civics.
All About Spelling
when needed to understand spelling rules.
Daily work on penmanship
Grammar and Composition
English for Australian Schools - Ronald Ridout
*Daily grammar and composition session with Mum, will also cover essay writing using selections from our home library.
One major essay to be assigned on each of the following per term: Faith, literature, history and science. Futher composition will be required for OYAN
Spent at least one session per week on OYAN
5 novels/term and book of short stories, some suggestion below, further list coming
Write 1 paper on novel of choice, see Composition.
*Mum will assign Essay Question
To discuss one of Malachi's novels per week using Adam Andrews' questions
Malachi has already read many Shakespeare plays.
Watch one play of choice on DVD per Term
Poetry & Short Stories Vols 1 & 2
Critical Thinking Book 1
Each term read at least two classic, saints, short stories and history books.
Witness to Hope - George Wiegel
Fr Brown - GK Chesterton
Ray Bradbury's -Fahrenheit 451
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Landscape with Dragons - Michael O'Brien
1000 Good Books List
Modern Times - Paul Johnson
Didache - Church History: If time allows
Army - Leon Davidson or
The Gallipoli Story - Patrick
The Shadow of His Wings: True
Story of Fr. GG
Fighting Phantoms - M Zachary
Extra books available if time allows
Remembrance Day - Unknown Soldier Keating
A Writer's World Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris
Secular -Emails; to discuss with Dad
in One Lesson by Hazlitt
Yaba - Constitution Education
Parliamentary Education Office
Essay due on Australian government, voting system
Science Matters - Robert Hazlett
Be familiar with Word, Excel, powerpoint etc
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Children - Malachi, Grade 11, Highschool, Planning