We use The Founding of Christendom by Warren Carroll as the primary text for this course. In addition the student reads works of literature and primary historical sources that are correlated to the time period being studied in history such as Antigone by Sophocles, Parallel Lives by Plutarch, The Histories by Herodotus, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius, and Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. We also provide the student with a variety of supplemental historical fiction that can be used to complement the study of history through literature. We also include essay and paper topics to give the student practice with writing in variety of styles. The Ancient History & Geography & Literature Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with paper topics, detailed literature, art, and music lists, and a variety of teaching resources including Tenth Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 2 credit course.
Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.