Download freshman year course curriculum

   year here.


Freshman English

Begin each quarter spending 2 weeks reading your novel and completing the activities

included with the study guides. Finish your novel study with a book report.

Use the remaining weeks of each quarter to complete the

lessons of the

English course

. You should also spend at least 2 hours a week in

“free” reading, using novels and
non-fiction books of your choice.

(Be sure to record all reading materials on your Reading 


Grammar & Composition – Pre-College English

Literature –

1st Quarter: The Call of the Wild,

by Jack London (Study Guide)

LINK>> call-of-the-wild-by-jack-london


2nd Quarter: Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes

(Study Guide)


3rd Quarter: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (Study Guide)

LINK >> frankenstein-or-modern-prometheus-by-mary-w-shelley

E BOOK Frankenstein-or-Modern-Prometheus-by-Mary-W-



4th Quarter: Animal Farm, by George Orwell (Study Guide)


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Note: Students in need of remedial math instruction before

embarking on an algebra course should first

complete Saylor’s Foundations of Real World Math.

Algebra 1

Complete the lessons for the Algebra 1 course.

Use the worksheets for additional practice in any topics or concepts that you need.  Algebra 1

Practice worksheets

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Environmental Science

Watch the videos, read the online textbook, and complete the

lab activities

for the Habitable Planet. Complete the additional lab

activities offered at the

HippoCampus website. The Habitable Planet

(You can download a full copy of the textbook 

here.) HippoCampus Lab Simulations

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US History 1Introduction to United States History: Colonial 

Period to the Civil War

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Photography Assignments
Student Examples:

Photoshop Assignments:

Using Levels to Adjust Tonal Range
Color Balance
Using Curves to Adjust Tonal Range and Color
Setting White and Black Points
Using Adjustment Layers and Making Selective Adjustments
Color Correction by the Numbers
Correcting Camera Perspective
Correcting Lens Distortion and Using Free Transform

Photography 1 Study Guide

Photography I Final Test Study Guide

  1. What shooting or exposure icon on the mode dial tries to make the subject in focus and the background blurred?
  1. What shooting or exposure icon on the mode dial tries to make every object in the frame in focus?
  1. Which control on your digital camera allows you to tell the camera what color of light you are in to make the best image?
  1. What does the rule of thirds suggest?
  1. A ____________ is a digital picture element, a square that can only be one color and value.
  1. How many pixels are in 1 megapixel?
  1. What does resolution mean in the context of digital photography?
  1. What advantage(s) does a 10 megapixel camera have over a 3 megapixel camera?
  1. Resolution in a digital image is measured in terms of what?
  1. In this class, what is the recommended resolution for output to an inkjet printer?
  1. Most photographers agree that increasing the resolution after this number does not improve image quality?
  1. How do you get to the image size dialogue box in Photoshop?
  1. To change the resolution of an image without affecting the size of the file or affecting the actual pixel count, what box must be unchecked?
  1. To actually change the size of an image at a given resolution value, you need to check what box on the Image Size dialogue window?
  1. If you printed an 8 X 10 inch image at 30 ppi, how would the resulting image appear while holding it in your hands?
  1. An image has an array of 3300 x 2700 pixels.  How large would the image be printed at 300 ppi?
  1. An image has an array of 2400 x 1920 pixels.  How large would the image be printed at 240 ppi?
  1. Which file format is generally supported by just about any software that allows you to work with digital images?
  1. Which file format compresses the image at capture?
  1. What is/are a/an advantage(s) of shooting JPG files?
  1. What is/are a/an disadvantage(s) of shooting JPG files?
  1. On your digital camera, what does changing the ISO to a higher number do?
  1. What is a histogram?
  1. The far left value of 0 on the histogram indicates what tonal value?
  1. The far right value of 255 on the histogram indicates what value?
  1. A value of 128 on the histogram indicates what?
  1. A value of 236 is more black than white.
  1. A histogram that shows the graph abutted or against the left side indicates what?
  1. A histogram that shows the graph abutted or against the right side indicates what?
  1. What does tonal value mean?
  1. What is Photoshop’s primary palette to keep track of the tonal values and to measure specific areas with sample points?
  1. How can you place a Color Sampler point?
  1. When evaluating an image, what are values that are totally black or totally white are said to be?
  1. What is the first thing to consider when looking at a histogram in the Levels dialogue box?
  1. A graph that spans the entire histogram indicates what?
  1. How can you find the brightest spot in the image using the Levels or Curves dialogue box?
  1. When adjusting the image using Levels, what happens if you move the white and black slider toward the center past where the graph begins and ends?
  1. One way to simplify your photographic composition is to do what?
  1. Cropping an image is an essential part of processing your photos in Photoshop.
  1. When cropping your image, what is/are the major consideration(s)?
  1. What does cropping accomplish?
  1. After using the crop tool to select the part of the image to keep, how can you accept or complete the crop?
  1. What is the aspect ratio of a photograph?
  1. What tool can be used to straighten an image?
  1. During a crop, using the Crop tool, you find the dimensions of the crop constrained to a fixed proportion.  What can you do to allow you to select the crop size of your choosing?
  1. What would be the best reason to use the crop tool?
  1. Which tool can you use to paint pixel information from one part of the image to another?
  1. Which retouching tool do you use by drawing around the area to be repaired and the dragging that area to another part with similar texture?
  1. Using the color wheel of additive colors (light), what is the complement (opposite) of red?
  1. Using the color wheel of additive colors (light), what is the complement (opposite) of magenta?
  1. Using the color wheel of additive colors (light), what is the complement (opposite) of yellow?
  1. What are the primaries (colors) of white light?
  1. When equal intensities or brightness of the primaries of white light are in the same pixel, the pixel can be what?
  1. One way to correct perspective distortion can be accomplished by using what filter?
  1. Barrel distortion can be corrected by using what tool?
  1. What direction of light is good for enhancing the texture of an object?
  1. What kind of camera is suggested to learn more advanced photography concepts?
  1. What kind of camera is often used by photojournalists?
  1. What kind of camera is preferred by serious landscape photographers?
  1. What does the content of the image refer to?
  1. The term “form” can mean two ideas in art/photography.  What does the term “form” mean in the context of the overall composition?
  1. What kind of light source creates soft shadows and smooth transitions from highlight to shadow?
  1. What size of light source creates hard edge shadows and crisp transitions from highlights to shadows?
  1. The sun is an example of what kind of light source?
  1. What natural formations turn the sun into a large soft light?
  1. A small flashlight will always be a small light source?
  1. How can you turn a small light source into a larger source?
  1. How can you avoid mergers or tangents?
  1. In the context of digital photography, what does “mowing the lawn” mean?

Making a Contact Sheet

Objectives and Lessons:

Class information
Notebook Organization
Class Syllabus
J Drive Folder information
Final Test Study Guide
Design Elements
Design Elements 2
Design Elements 3
CompsitionForm and Content
Writing a Composition Report
Preparing for a Critique
Making a Contact Sheet Example
Understanding Pixels and Megapixels
Understanding Resolution
Using the Image Resize Dialogue Box
What is a Camera, Camera Obscura, Pinhole, SLR, Digital
Exposure-Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
Point-and-Shoot Camera Settings…Taking ControlUnderstanding and Evaluating a Histogram
Aspect Ratios
JPGs, The Dirty Truth, and RAW files
Using Exposure Compensation
Avoiding Tangents and Other Distracting Elements
Hard and Soft Light Demonstration (KT Video)
Additive Color Wheel-Color Theory
Future Camera Choice


This contains lessons please one lesson a week


Wisdom, Part I: Acquire knowledge about God and His story

Bible, History, & Geography

Lesson 1: What does the Bible say about


photography? Read the following and discuss.

Leviticus 26:1, “Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.”

We are not to create images to worship; however, Ezekiel 4:1 says, “Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.” This shows that art is to be used for God’s purposes.

God expects us to use a gift of art for His Glory. See 1 Kings 7:13-45 as an example. Huram was gifted in bronze work and created pomegranates, lilies, gourds, bulls, and lions to decorate the Temple. Photography is just another form of art which is to be used for God’s glory.

Lesson 2: How does photography fit into His story?

Learn the history of photography:

History Timeline of Photography. The art of photography began in 1839 with the Daguerreotype and continues today in many forms.

A History of Photography. Read how photography began.

Learn about the life and work of famous photographers. Pick two or three of the following photographers and research their life and work. Use Famous Person Report form if desired. See if you can discover what their relationship with God was and how it affected their work. Click on Significant People from A History of Photography site and any other resources you can find. Some other sites have been suggested below.

  • Louis Daguerre – Daguerreotype
  • William Henry Fox Talbot – Calotype
  • Frederick Scott Archer – Collodion process
  • Richard Maddox – Gelatin, dry process
  • William Henry Jackson & Carleton Eugene Watkins – Photos convinced Congress to set aside National Parks
  • William Hyde Wollaston – camera lucida
  • Adam Clark Vroman – Photography of Indian Missions
  • Peter Henry Emerson – First photos of ordinary scenes of everyday life
  • Paul Martin – First candid photography, concealed camera as pile of books or in a leather case
  • Alfred Stieglitz – Established photography as an art form (
  • Lewis Hine – First social photographer – Ellis Island immigrants, war-relief work, victims of the depression
  • Erich Salomon– Pioneered techniques of photojournalism, candid photos of diplomatic conferences, criminal trials, Supreme Court in session
  • Man Ray – mocked literal realism, used double exposure, photo montage, solarization, manipulation to express scorn for the world, Dadaism & Surrealism, Rayographs (put objects on photo paper and expose with light).
  • Lazlo Hoholy-Nagy – Avant-guard art, Academy of Radical Art, Design and Social Thinking
  • Dorothea Lange – Photograph of bread line in 1932 started her career, compassion
  • Paul Strand – people portraits
  • Edward Weston – Photographer of Hollywood stars, dancers, 1st photographer to receive Guggenhelm Fellowship, photographed American West, archetypal
  • Walker Evans – “world’s greatest expert at photographing empty rooms in houses and making them echo with the people who live there.”
  • W. Eugene Smith – “record events in a way that showed his own compassion for the joys and suffering of humanity.” Sense of mission, help increase people’s sympathy for fellow human beings, Depression, WWII heroism, the horror of modern warfare
  • Bill Brandt – Surreal photojournalist
  • Henry Cartier-Bresson – Most influential photographer of his generation, had a talent for remaining invisible to people he photographed (used black tape to cover metal shine on camera). Noted for great timing, photographing the “decision moment”
  • Ansel Adams – foremost photographer of the American land – particularly the West.
  • Minor White– Visual poems, a metaphor of something else, Introduced the “Sequence”
  • Harry Callahan – extreme tonal scales, designs in black and white
  • Yousuf Karsh – specialized in flawless portraits of famous men
  • Philippe Halsman – imaginative portraits of famous people (Albert Einstein, Adlai Stevenson made into stamps)
  • Irving Penn – America’s foremost fashion photographer, 1943 Vogue cover launched career
  • Ernst Haas – Noted for talent of photographing color, panning, intentional movement to mix color in background, underexposure
  • George Eastman – Invented “American Film”, camera came preloaded with film, you take shot, send camera back, they process and send camera back with new film in it. Invented a system. “you press the button, we do the rest”
  • James Clerk Maxwell – Additive colors
  • Louis Ducos du Hauron – Subtractive theory
  • Eadweard Muybridge – develops a fast shutter that aids him in making photographs of objects in motion

Wisdom, Part II: Acquire knowledge about God’s Creation

Lesson 3: Reading. Read a book about photography or a biography of a photographer.

Choose one or two of the following books, search the Photography Store, or use your library.

Lesson 4: Communication – Do an oral and written project on one or more of the following:

  • Select one famous photographer and write a biography or give an oral report.
  • Glossary – Research and write the definition of: Daguerreotype, Calotype, collodion process, f/64 Group, Camera Lucida, Camera Obscura, subtractive theory, wet plate process, tintype, color photography, panchromatic film, Kodachrome, archetypal
  • Visit a photo lab to see how film is developed and how enlargements are made. Write a paper or give an oral report on what you learned.
  • How are photos restored?
  • Learn the difference between film cameras versus digital camera. See Science below. Write a report or give an oral report.
  • Explain depth of field, film speed, and exposure. See Science below.
  • Create a list or database of community resources for photographers: stores, labs, courses, galleries
  • Make a list of camera equipment: tripod, lenses, filters, etc.


Lesson 5: Math

Lesson 6: Science


Lesson 7: Art

  • Pick a shape (triangle, square, circle) and take a series of photos of everything you can find that contains this shape. Mount as displays and then ask others if they can identify the theme.
  • Take four pictures that illustrate: shape, lines, rhythm, texture
  • Take a series of pictures based on a theme or idea: unusual architecture, flowers, reflections, circles, etc. and create a display.
  • Visit a photography studio
  • Attend a photography exhibit
  • Learn to frame and display photos.
  • Learn to analyze a photo.

Lesson 8: Music

  • Take pictures that represent these moods or feelings: happiness, loneliness, sadness, pride, fun, anger, confusion, boredom, fear.
  • Create a slide show with music to accompany the photos.


Stature: (Physical Development & Care of the Temple)


Lesson 9: Learn how photography can be used to improve health. Choose one or two activities.

  • Take a nature walk and shoot photos of what you see.
  • Shoot photos at a sports event – involves lots of walking!
  • Learn about photography careers in the medical field: Biomedical Photography
  • Learn about advertising and fashion photography. How does the knowledge of skin care, clothing, and food help in this area?


In Favor with God


Spiritual Growth, Doers of the Word, Stewardship


Lesson 10: Stewardship

  • Learn how to maintain, clean, and store your camera.

Lesson 11: Develop your God-given gift of photography, if applicable:

Practice portrait photography: Take a “head shot” of a friend
Ask to go along with a professional photographer as an “assistant” or even to just watch.
Create a portfolio.
Create a business card.
Careers: Fine Art, Portraits, Wedding, Commercial (Fashion & Advertising), Architectural, Sports, Newspaper, Forensic, Biomedical, Law, Travel, Public Relations
Select one of the photography careers that interests you and research it. Find out what type of work they do and what training is needed. If possible, ask to spend a couple of hours with them and perhaps develop this into an internship program.
Get a part-time job in a photo store or lab.

In Favor with Man


Serves the church, family, & community, hospitality [decor], crisis intervention [abortion, substance abuse], respect for life [adoption, eldercare, handicapped], biblical counseling

Lesson 12: How can photography be used in social issues and missions?

  • Take pictures that tell a story or that illustrate a book or poem. Prepare an exhibit of your photos.
  • Create a photo greeting card or calendar to send to shut in.


  • If you are involved in a homeschool organization that has a graduation and yearbook, get involved!


  • Photograph a community event and send it to your local chamber of commerce. Offer to let them use it in their brochures.


  • Offer to photograph a special event for a nonprofit organization (outreach project, mission trip, event,etc.)





Elective 1:

Psychology   :Introduction to Psychology

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Elective 2:

Computer Science

Complete the Computer Skills and Literacy course during the first week.

(This is a short course that should last about 3 hours.)

Use the remaining weeks to complete Computer Science 1.Computer Skills and Literacy

Introduction to Computer Science 1

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Sophomore Year

Supplies needed:

You will need loose-leaf notebook paper, dividers, and

binders to make your study journals, along with pens and

pencils for writing. Ideally, you will also have printer paper

and ink for the literature study guides, science lab activities,

and math practice worksheets, but you can read the

materials online and write your answers on notebook paper

if necessary.

You may find the literature novels at your local library or purchase them online.

If you have not already, you will need to create a free student account with Sailor.
You should also create a free account with Carnegie-Mellon University for your Biology and French courses.

Download the Sophomore Year Course Curriculum list here.

* Home-Economics

Week 1 First week of September

  1. Learn about major kitchen appliances
  2. learn about small kitchen appliances
  3. learn about safety in the kitchen 
  4. learn about first aid in the kitchen
  5. this weeks hands on lesson using the blender

week 2

  1. becoming a daughter of devotion
  2. common cooking terms
  3. cooking abbreviations and equivalents
  4. measuring accurately and choosing recipes
  5. This weeks hands on lesson using the food processor and oven—broiler

week 3

  1. practicing new skills
  2. Breakfast for a good start in the morning
  3.  Planning and preparing a breakfast meal
  4. hands on lesson making a breakfast meal
  5. read about how to properly air and make your bed in preparing for next week

week 4

  1. this weeks hands on lesson baking cookies
  2. lets organize your room
  3. lets deep clean your room
  4. becoming a daughter of order
  5. read 7 habits for highly effective teenagers—get from your local library if you want additional reading.

week 5

  1. How to chop vegetables
  2. this weeks hands on skill—making soup
  3. Why do onions make you cry?  Did this happen to you when you were chopping them up for soup? Learn what causes this and what you can do to prevent it.
  4. let’s try sculpting some pumpkins
  5. simple fall decorating ideas—-part of being a keeper of the home, is decorating and keeping it looking nice.  You want your home to be a haven for the family to come home to. Not something that has every inch covered with decorating items but something that says “Look, I care enough about my home to make it a beautiful place of rest for my family.”    Decorating can be fairly inexpensive, don’t just go to the store and buy something that you see you love.  Do some research, do a google on inexpensive fall decorating ideas.  Look at the thousands of ideas out there to make it part of your home.  As you grow in your years and you see a neat home decorating idea for the fall time, write it down and save it in a notebook.   Maybe you see it in a magazine or on a website,print it off to save for the future when maybe you will have a home to decorate.  Start a binder especially for this. (see week 8 ideas–binders)  You can also include favorite recipes and ideas that you will be collecting over the course of years to come.  By the time you are ready to start a home, you will have a multitude of ideas to use.

Week 6

  1. Becoming a daughter of delight
  2. this weeks hands on skill–quick breads or muffins
  3. How to wash dishes
  4. You will be starting some sewing projects this year.  Depending upon the level of training you have already had some of you maybe able to skip this step, but for others it is a basic introduction in how to use a sewing machine.  Click here for step by step pictures.  Or for visual learners here is a video to check out
  5. Read about how to sew an envelope slipcover for pillows.  You will need to choose some fabric this week in order to sew it next week.  Some of you may have some throw pillows lying around the house for this project, if not you can either buy pillow forms at craft stores or go to your local goodwill and buy a few and throw them in your washer.  It doesn’t matter what they look like because you are going to change the cover anyways.
  6. Jump ahead to week 10 and 12 read #1.  If you choose to do these projects, start looking for photos over the next week and have them printed off, so that you may have them in time for your project.

week 7

  1. This week you are going to sew your pillow slip covers.   sewing your envelope slipcover for pillows
  2. Before bread baking, learn how to clean it up
  3. This weeks hands on kitchen skill–baking bread
  4. Learning how to vacuum–yes this may sound easy, but read it anyways, may be a part you have failed to do.
  5. Learn how to maintain a vacuum and read about the dirtiest things you touch everyday and notice #15

week 8

  1.  becoming a daughter of wisdom
  2. Read how to make a household binder
  3. This weeks hands on skill cinnamon sticks
  4. let’s learn some table manners
  5. Need some conversation starters for your dinners keep these handy

Week 9

  1. this weeks hands on skill chili and cornbread
  2. read how to properly do the laundry.  In a few weeks you will learn more about properly folding your laundry.
  3. read how to take stains out naturally
  4. Learn and make some homemade laundry soap
  5. Learn how to properly set a table

week 10

  1. Do you or your family have a bunch of photos that are just sitting in a box?  Why not make an inexpensive photo collage with them.  This you will probably have to start after you get all your supplies.  Get a list of what you need so that when you goto the store, you can be sure to get them.  Need to order some prints?  Ask your parent beforehand and find an online store to get them printed at.   Walmart does them for around 9 cents a photo.  You upload your photos and then you can either pick them up or have them shipped to your home.  This is a great Life Skill in dealing with a business.
  2. this weeks hands on skill stuffed pizza shells
  3. Since we are getting close to Thanksgiving, why not do a little research, maybe look for some recipes to try, or maybe some neat decorating ideas. Try pinterest online and search “thanksgiving ideas”.   Add these ideas to your Evernote notebook or print them off and put in your household binder, under the tab “holidays”
  4. becoming a daughter of beauty part 1–read the ugly side of beauty
  5. Here are 27 different ways to fold a cloth napkin.  It brings a sense of elegance to your table when you have the napkins, folded nicely.  Learn one of these ways to add to your table.  Even if you don’t use cloth you can use these with paper napkins as well, it will be smaller and a little more difficult but still manageable.  The fan fold is an easy one to learn

week 11

  1. We are going to continue our Thanksgiving ideas search this week.  Look for a dish and a dessert that you can make for your Thanksgiving meal.  Be sure to ask your parent if it is okay for you to make it.
  2.  Continue working on your photo collages if you are not already done with them.
  3. Read 21 days to a more natural home series part 1-7
  4. Read about making a salad and how to wash the vegetables properly
  5. This weeks hands on skill–making a leafy salad

week 12

  1. This week you are going to purchase your ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal dish and dessert.  Check your pantry beforehand and see what items you need to purchase to make your dish and dessert.  Then make a list and let your parent know that you need to buy these ingredients.  If your list is fairly large make it according to the isles of the store.   That way when you are shopping you don’t have to jump from isle to isle and go back a bunch of times.  Think store brand on most of your foods, they usually taste about the same at  a fraction of the cost.  We will learn more about shopping later on this year.
  2. The holidays are coming up quick.  Why not get a jump start on making some gifts for someone.  These picture tiles are inexpensive and make great gifts.   If you are going to make these, make a list of the items you need for your next shopping trip.  Upload your photos to an online printer, like Walmart and have them shipped to your home.
  3. becoming a daughter of beauty part 2
  4. learn how to properly fold towels
  5. read how to properly fold clothing, Here is another way to a fold  tshirt.  It says it can be folded in 2 seconds, might be worth learning.  It looks like the way it is folded in a store.

week 13 Thanksgiving

  1. read 21 days to a more natural home series part 8-14
  2. becoming a daughter of beauty part 3
  3. this weeks hands on skills making your dish and dessert for Thanksgiving
  4. remember your practicing new skills when making your food

week 14

  1. finish reading 21 days to a more natural home series part 15-21
  2. This weeks hands on activity–sewing— making an apron.  These are super easy,claiming to make 1 in about a 1/2 hour.  There are 2 different projects to choose from, decide which one you would like to make or try both. Tea towel apron or a simple apron.  This one has a ruffle at the bottom, if you are not accustomed to sewing yet, just leave that part of, she even recommends that.
  3. this weeks hands on skill  soup and bread making.  Remember in week 5 I said you would be making soup again, the time is now.  Choose another recipe or find your own online.  You will be baking some bread too.  You can use the same one you had done before or try some Eziekel bread.  Remember how to clean up bread dough, for ease of cleaning.
  4. Have you thought much about how bad the cleaners are that we use in our home?   With your mother’s permission, see if she will allow you to try 1 or 2 all natural recipes from the 21 days to a more natural home.  Try them and use them for a week, see if you notice a difference than using chemical kind.
  5. If you enjoyed sewing your aprons, think of someone else whom you could make some for,for the holidays.

week 15

  1. This week start looking up Christmas decoration and food ideas.  Place them in your binder.  See if there are any that you would like to make to help decorate your home.
  2. becoming a sister of love
  3. this weeks hands on skills crockpot cooking
  4. We are going to focus on gift giving over the next couple of weeks.  I have a list of 15 homemade inexpensive gifts that you can make.  Or maybe you found one on your own while looking up Christmas decorations and food ideas.

Week 16

  1. Lets choose and make another crockpot dish this week
  2. Lets continue working on our homemade gifts for someone else.

week 17 Christmas

no classes this week

week 18 New years

no classes this week

Week 19

  1. read tips for planning meals
  2. lots of sandwich ideas here —choose one or two for your lunch meal
  3. this weeks hands on skill--putting it into practice making a lunch
  4. learn how to properly dust
  5. learn how to properly wash a window –going to need a good quality squeegee.  Or you can try to  wash it with newspaper and all natural cleaner

Week 20

  1.  Read all you will ever need to know about bread making part 1
  2. Read all you will ever need to know about bread making part 2
  3. This weeks hands on skill breads
  4. This weeks hands on skill crockpot cooking–choose another recipe and make it this week
  5. Learn how to properly sweep a floor, make sure to read the tips section

Week 21

  1. How to plan your dinner menu
  2. Choosing  a menu for dinner
  3. making your meal this week, after you have all of your ingredients make your meal for your family and friends.
  4. read how to deep clean a bathroom  somethings to consider after deep cleaning the surfaces of the bathroom are removing the hair off of brushes on a weekly basis and washing them along with your combs in an all natural cleaning solution.  You can soak them in a bowl of hot water and 2 Tablespoons of solution.  Let them soak for 1/2 hour while you go about cleaning up.
  5. how to dress modestly in an immodest world    also  check this blog out from fresh modesty.  Each week she posts pictures of her clothing that she wears, and it is cute.  Modest dressing in a young cool fashion way.   This is an excerpt from her about page:

Isn’t it conflicting for a girl who claims to be modest to post 500 pictures of herself on the internet? At first glance, yes, it is. I struggle with this, and try to encourage my readers in the most humble way possible. I realize that real-life examples are sometimes hard to find, as well as practical, real tips for actual living in modest clothes. I’ve found posting pictures of what I’m wearing to be the easiest, most effective way to do this. I welcome critiques, challenges, and different perspectives. I hope that you will see my heart in this and take it for what it is. I do this for y’all.

Week 22

  1. becoming a daughter of discernment part 1
  2. this weeks hands on skill choose a  sewing project
  3. read about quick-fix meals and why you should  know about them
  4. 2nd this weeks hands on skill making a quick dinner
  5. goto and read The Top 10 Things Girls Should Study (But Rarely Do)

Week 23

  1. plan a meal this week from week 21, just make the main entree and the sides or choose your own ideas.
  2. Nutrition information
  3. Learn about drink choices
  4. check out this site, it has a visual of how much sugar is really in the things that we eat.  Click through the different products to see how much “hidden” sugar you actually consume in different foods.
  5. Read the Proverbs 31 daughter from altogether separate

Week 24

  1. becoming a daughter of discernment part 2
  2. this weeks hands on skills making a quick meal
  3. learn some basic cupcake decorating, you can save some of these ideas in your binder or Evernote
  4. this weeks hands  on lesson making cupcakes-choose from your cupcake decorating page
  5. Read another Proverbs 31 daughter from stay at home daughters

Week 25

  1. learn about first aid part 1 and learn about first aid part 2
  2. take a quiz about what you learned
  3. This week take another cupcake idea and make some
  4. Lets learn how to wash the kitchen floors
  5. this weeks hands on meal make a soup and garlic parmesan bread sticks for  dinner choose from the links or make your own recipes.  If you have extra bread dough make some cinnamon sticks for the next days snack

Week 26

  1. Lets learn how to be prepared by making an overnight breakfast
  2. Lets learn about safe chicken handling tips
  3. lets learn the different chicken cuts
  4. lets plan and prepare a chicken meal
  5. we are going to learn calligraphy writing.  Click here for basic supply needs

Week 27

  1. Bless your Mother this week by making another overnight breakfast
  2. Make a soup and breadstick meal this week
  3. do lesson 1,2, and 3 in calligraphy writing, click on the link
  4. do lesson 4,5, and 6 in calligraphy writing, click on the link
  5. becoming a daughter of service part 1

Week 28

  1. becoming a daughter of service part 2
  2. do lesson 7,8, and 9 in calligraphy writing, click on the link
  3. make another lunch  this week–choose from these sandwiches
  4. learn how to make hardboiled eggs, then make some deviled eggs for a side for dinner
  5. make a quick fix meal this week

Week 29

  1. continue on practicing your calligraphy there are many different lessons to explore
  2. lets make a chicken meal
  3. as a resourceful woman we don’t  need to run to the store for everything and that includes beauty products.  Click here for 50 all natural products you can make
  4. if you would like to advance your sewing skills you can try your hand at sewing from a pattern.  click here for information how to sew using a pattern.  When you are finished,  click here to view how to read a pattern. If you have decided to sew something,  take a trip to your local fabric store or if your Walmart has a section visit that.  Look through the patterns and find something you would like to sew.  I recommend Simplicity its so easy series, you want something that is basic and going to be somewhat stress free.  Choose a dress or skirt. Nothing with buttons, or zippers.    You can always adapt the pattern and make the dresses longer if needed.  Be careful when choosing knit materials they are stretchy and unless your sewing machine is equipped with a special needle it will be hard to sew this without stretching it.  Choose cotton material and wash and dry it before you cut out your pattern.
  5. Make another pie this week for your family

Week 30

  1. lets learn about ground beef food safety
  2. learn how to buy and store ground beef.  Help yourself save hours in the kitchen by cooking your hamburger and then storing it in the freezer.
  3. Lets make a meal with ground beef
  4. How to make hardboiled eggs in the oven–a new easier way–try it today
  5. work on your sewing, calligraphy, or filling your household binder with ideas.

week 31

  1. becoming a daughter of honor part1
  2. games to keep children occupied–you never know when you will be put into a situation that you will need this list.
  3. This weeks hands on skill choose a chicken dinner to make
  4. some things you should know
  5. make another breakfast casserole for the weekend

week 32

  1. becoming a daughter of honor part 2
  2. all you will ever need to know about cookies
  3. this weeks hands on skill cookie and bar recipes
  4. information on how to store vegetables and fruits
  5. this weeks 2nd hands on skill, bless your household by making dinner TWICE this week

week 33

  1. becoming a daughter of honor part 3
  2. make a ground beef meal this week
  3. as God’s daughters we are not to be vain, but as wives we are called to a higher beauty.  Sometimes when we take photos of ourselves we find that they don’t turn out right.  here is an article that will help you take picture perfect poses each time.  Remember our focus is not about how great we look all the time, but knowing how to look our best is a good thing to know.
  4. Make either a cookie, cupcake, muffin, or pie recipe this week for your family
  5. here is a tutorial about changing a diaper, many of you may already be very familiar with it, even if you are, read the other tips included in the post.

Week 34

  1. how to wrap a gift beautifully and click here to view some great gift wrapping ideas
  2. Here is a check list to help you “measure” your life.  It is long, about 50 pages but it has much information.  Even if you don’t want to take and “grade” it , I would encourage you to go through the list and write down any areas that you feel you need to work on as a young woman of God.
  3. This week choose to make 2 dinner meals for your family, look back on some ideas in your curriculum or research and find your own recipes.
  4. car know how tips
  5. basic survival skills

Week 35

  1. How to make a comfort meal
  2. all you ever need to know about cakes part 1
  3. all you ever need to know about cakes part 2
  4. Lets bake a cake and decorate it
  5. Make dinner TWICE this week

Week 36

  1. Make a BBQ dinner
  2. Make a frozen dessert
  3. Lets learn about planning a garden
  4. Make a second dinner this week from any of the recipes you have already worked through
  5. sometimes you may be out of a certain ingredient click here to view some common ingredient substitutions.

Week 37

  1. Planning a fun family night
  2. Creating a snack night–menu
  3. Some basic household maintenance
  4. Make a dinner for your family TWICE this week
  5. Make a cake from your cake lesson

Week 38

  1. Make dinner Twice this week
  2. Make an overnight breakfast casserole this week
  3. doing your best
  4. wrap up


Sophomore English

Begin each quarter spending 2 weeks reading your novel and

completing the

activities included with the study guides.

Finish your novel study with a book report.

Use the remaining weeks of each quarter to complete the

lessons of the

English course

. You should also spend at least 2 hours a week in “free”


using novels and non-fiction books of your choice.

(Be sure to record all reading materials on your Reading 


Grammar & Composition – English Composition 1

Literature –

1st Quarter: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

(Study Guide)

2nd Quarter: The Red Badge of Courage,

by Stephen Crane (Study Guide)


3rd Quarter: A Separate Peace, by John Knowles (Study Guide)


4th Quarter: My Antonia, by Willa Cather (Study Guide)Study Journal cover



Complete the lessons for the Geometry course.

Use the worksheets

for additional practice in any topics or concepts that you

need.  Geometry

Practice worksheets

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Complete the lessons and activities for the course,

and choose at least 16 of the virtual lab activities.

(You may do 8 labs a semester, or

divide the work in any way that fits your schedule.)

Introduction to Biology

Virtual Labs

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US History II, Introduction to United States History:

Reconstruction to the Present

Study Journal cover

Elective 1:

American Government,

1 semester:  Introduction to American Politics

Study Journal cover


Elective 2:

Economics, 1 semester :Principles of Microeconomics

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Elective 3:

French 1 Elementary French 1

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