Living Books Curricula

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I’ve learned that my kids enjoy living books more than textbooks, so I decided to work with that. plannerBelow is just books I assembled to make my own course, I organized into a schedule, and this is the schedule I wrote for each class. I hope you can use it or it will inspire you to use your own set of living books!

weight-of-grades2This is my Grading for Out-of-the-Box curriculum and how I arrived at this system so you can customize your own. πŸ˜‰

 

science

Science:

biology

Biology– We used this for High School. 10th grade. Includes lab activities.

forensics

Forensic Science with labΒ Β  Forensic Science with Lab– We used this for 7th grade.

HUMAN-PHYSIOLOGY

Human Anatomy and Physiology – I used for 12th grade- but this was my non-science kid.

chemistry

High School Chemistry – my son used this for 11th grade. There are a few options for Chemistry in here.

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Agriscience, Ag Literacy, Agronomy (Soil) and Animal Science – lot of resources for a study or to enhance another course- Ag Literacy Resources

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Language Arts:

poetry

Introduction to Poetry– this was a read aloud I did with my 4th and 7th graders.

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We’ve kind of hodgpodged our Language Arts together in High School and here were some of my thoughts onΒ  literature studies.

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Fine Arts? Musicals! movie fun. & Writing. – this was designed for a friend. Her daughter was into musicals. Could be supplemental for history (chronological for the time they were set in)Β  or writing. I think it is a fun credit for FINE ARTS.

social-studies

Social Studies:

timeline

How to choose a spine to create your own HistoryΒ  this is a read aloud I do with the whole gang. I’ve found that my High Schoolers – so far- choose to do something on their own. This is a chronological history study.

americaliberty

U.S. Governement – We used this for High School. This uses mostly FREE resources.

economics

Economics- a study of Capitalism for High School -many resources some free

constitution

Civics! (I think that is what I’ll call it πŸ˜‰ ) a Constitution, justice and What makes America different course.

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World Geography and History of Cartography

As I was working on Civics and World Geography, I came upon this list and it is worth sharing: government/economics/constitution/justice

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Renaissance Art History – This was supplemental to our Year 2 HISTORY, but could be part of a fine arts credit!

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Electives:

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Introduction to Philosophy – we used this in High School.

fine-arts

Fine Arts:

music appreciation

Music Appreciation – I did this as a read aloud to my fourth grader, but I may assign this to my middle school and high school students. It was great fun and a ton of great information about all kinds of music and composers. From Psalms to Classical Composers to a History of American Music.

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Art! Drawing 1 – Drawing is learning to use your right brain- your creative side. Have you been asked to think outside the box? learn to quiet your left brain enough to find out what your creative ideas are πŸ˜‰ THIS one is kind of a philosophy Drawing 2 is a PLAN πŸ˜‰

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Art! Drawing2– After learning to ‘see’ in Drawing 1, here are some exercises to help you put 3D objects on paper. This uses many Pinterest links. This one is a rough PLAN of attack.

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Art! Color– color theory and using color to enhance your drawings and projects. An extension of Drawing 2- in color.

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Fine Arts? Musicals! movie fun. & Writing. – this was designed for a friend. Her daughter was into musicals. Could be supplemental for history or writing. I think it is a fun credit for FINE ARTS.

renaissance study2

Renaissance Art History – This was supplemental to our Year 2 HISTORY, but could definitely be part of a fine arts credit! Lots of Da Vinci if you like invention and engineering!