Adv American Gov & Econ
Open To:

Grade 11-12 students.

Materials Used:

Selections of St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica (provided), Federalist and Anti Federalist papers, the Constitution, Common Sense, Democracy in America, and Economics in One Lesson (booklist on family site).

Description:

The course begins with a discussion of law through the light of St. Thomas and culminates with an understanding of the type of government laid out by our Founding Fathers. Economic principles are also discussed in depth.

Cost: $482.00
Am Gov & Econ (ABeka)
Open To:

Grade 10-12 students

Materials Used:

American Government in Christian Perspective from ABeka, Economics Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective by R. Kirk (ABeka), test/quiz booklets, and other required texts. (Booklist on family site)

Description:

This course covers the Constitution, the branches of government and offers a thorough look at economics, both in principle and in application to particulars.

1 HS credit.

Cost: $482.00
Ancient History & Literature
Open To:

Grade 9-12 students.

Materials Used:

The Founding of Christendom by Warren Carroll, and other required books (booklist on family site).

Description:

This course emphasizes what can be achieved through man’s natural gifts and virtues, both intellectual and moral. Historical material focuses on an understanding of natural virtue and its relationship to society and government. Discussions center around questions that help the student come to an understanding of these issues. Course includes the reading of great works of literature: Iliad (or Children’s Homer), Plutarch, Shakespeare, Plato.

2 HS credits

Cost: $482.00
History Book Club Grade 6
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-8

Materials Used:

Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah, Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Golden Goblet, Victory on the Walls, The Hittite Warrior, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course but you can add TS support. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher.

Cost: $162.00
History Book Club Grade 7
Open To:

Students in Grades 6-9

Materials Used:

Famous Men of Greece, The Greeks, Herodotus’ Histories, D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, The Children’s Homer, Archimedes and the Door of Science, Famous Men of Rome, City, The Romans, A Triumph for Flavius, Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Augustus Caesar’s World, The Eagle of the Ninth, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course but you can add TS support. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher.

Cost: $162.00
History Book Club Grade 8
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-10.

Materials Used:

Fingal’s Quest, Augustine Came to Kent, Son of Charlemagne, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Magna Charta, Adam of the Road, Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi, St. Dominic and the Rosary, The Door in the Wall, The Black Arrow, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course but you can add TS support. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher.

Cost: $162.00
Literary Analysis
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

See booklist on family site.

Description:

This course covers classic works of literature: Ivanhoe, Emma and Till We Have Faces are the longer selections in the course. The works of Shakespeare covered include: King Lear and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Tolstoy’s Forged Coupon, Kafka’s Metamorphoses, and Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale are among the works read. Other authors include Flannery O’Connor, Leo Tolstoy, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   Weekly discussion board posts will be required most weeks. There will be a final exam each semester.

Cost: $482.00
Medieval European History & Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

History of the English Speaking Peoples by Churchill, The History of Medieval Spain by J. O’Callaghan, and other required books (see book list on family site).

*Note that this course does not use the Medieval English and Spanish syllabus – that is a different course.

Description:

Through investigation, discussion and debate, issues of particular importance are addressed including the development of kingship & government in the Middle Ages, the Inquisition, and the Reformation. The application of Catholic moral teachings in such cases as Suetonius and the Londoners, King Stephen and the hostages, Martyrs of the Cordoba, and tyrannicide are also covered. In addition, works of literature, such as Song of Roland, Beowulf, Ballad of the White Horse, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Cid are discussed. We also have a mock Inquisition trial, so that the students are clear about how such trials worked. Paper grading included.

2.0 HS credits

Cost: $482.00
SS-10: English 10
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

MODG Composition Manual; Wordly Wise 3000; Writing Skills Book 3

Description:

Focusing on writing, this course works on how to research for an essay, how to write introdutory paragraphs, how to write persuading paragraphs, biography information, and more. Many resources are provided to assist student. 

Cost: $352.00
SS-10: World History & Geog
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

Christ the King, Lord of History and Workbook, Daughter of Time.

Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of history, from the Old Testament to World War II, including Greece, Rome, the Early Church, the Middle Ages, Spain, the Reformation and Counterreformation, the French Revolution and more. 

Cost: $482.00
SS-11: English 11
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Description:

This English course goes hand-in-hand with the SS-11 US History class.

Cost: $352.00
SS-11: US History & Geog
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

See syllabus for booklist.

Description:

A gentle approach to our LS US History class. This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss, investigate, and debate on many key issues, such as the justification for secession, and dropping of the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics such as The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinSense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage among others. 

Cost: $482.00
SS-12: Am Gov & Econ
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Description:

This course teaches American Government and Economics using the ABeka Text.

Cost: $482.00
SS-12: English 12
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.

Description:

A Literature course which includes Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.  

Cost: $352.00
SS-9: Church History
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

The Story of the Church, Saint John Paul II: Be Not Afraid, Red Blood Crescent, The St. Thomas More of London.

Description:

Based on Story of the Church, students learn history through the life of the Church. Teachers supplement with slideshows. Students are pre-assigned questions to help them learn to search for text.

Cost: $482.00
SS-9: English 9
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

Editor in Chief Level 2, Writing Skills Book 2 (Hansbury), Supplemental Grammar Workbook. Wordly Wise 3000

Description:

Course includes basic grammar rules and speech parts. Online access to WordlyWise3000.

Cost: $352.00
US History & American Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

 Christ in the Americas by Anne Carroll and other required books. (See book list provided on family site.)

Description:

This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss and investigate key issues. Students hold class debates on the justification for secession, and dropping the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics including The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Sense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage. Paper grading included.

2.0 HS credits.

Cost: $482.00

Hear from Our Families:

“MODG, which uses the classical approach to education, has been a real eye opener for my daughter and for me. First of all, Anna has thrived on the fact that we can move at a pace that is equal to her learning ability. Her state standardized tests continue to be in the above average range for her age level. When we were at the Catholic School, her test scores were high as well. However, it was because I prepared her at home for them. We rarely finished a text book at the Catholic School, so course work was never technically complete. Every year she was there, I finished course work on my own with her as well as extra learning activities over the summer. We do so much during the year and it’s so thorough with MODG, there is no need to do this over the summer as we did before. I used to be a teacher’s aide in Math and Science for the Junior High level at the same Catholic School so I am very familiar with their caliber of work. MODG far surpasses it. Anna has been able to move ahead in subjects that interest her or in which she excels. She has particularly enjoyed not only the textbooks for history, but the literature based learning as well. Her ability to do Latin has continually amazed us and we have found that it has advanced her knowledge in English grammar. We love the way course work in one subject often ties in with learning in another subject. Our greatest joy in homeschooling Anna through MODG, however, has been in religion. Whereas her religion books in Catholic school seemed dead, the MODG curriculum has given her the real “meat and potatoes” of her faith. She not only has developed a real love for her faith, but she is able to understand it and defend it as well. Last year she told me that because of what she has learned she feels that she finally “knows God.” What more could I ask.”

Phyllis F
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2005