Ambleside Online Year 9 – Adapted for Australia

A tweaked  version of Ambleside Online for a 15 going on 16 year old young man. The work will be spread over 4 to 4½ days due to work and music commitments. No doubt I\’ll be adjusting as we go so I may end up coming back to this page and making changes as they occur.

Bible & Devotional

Personal reading                                                                                                                                         Together time – Bible memory etc.
Saints and Heroes by George Hodges (for Church History) 
I’m substituting books here with what I have on hand or because we’ve already used the AO suggestion:
* The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
** The Pursuit of God by Tozer                                                                                                           
*** The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott   
The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill                                      

* Buccaneer Explorer (William Dampier) This book covers Geography also
                                                                                                                                                                    ** Captain James Cook                                                                                                                          
** Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse

*** Napoleon Bonaparte by Albert Marrin                                                                                         
*** William Wilberforce by Kevin Belmonte


* Book of Marvels by Richard Halliburton (from previous years of AO)
** Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks
*** Matthew Flinders 

Government and Economics
* Whatever Happened to Justice? by Richard Maybury (continued from last year)
**  Economix by Michael Goodwin  (See here – scroll down the page) My husband read and enjoyed  this book and suggested we use it).
Ourselves – as a read aloud 
Shakespeare – The Tempest; A Midsummer Nights\’ Dream                                                                                                                      
Plutarch\’s Lives – read aloud
History of English Literature by H.E. Marshall – Chapters 60-73 

** The Vicar of Wakefield                                                                                                             

*** Pride and Prejudice                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
The Count of Monte Christo 
Current Events
Informally with Dad in the evenings
How Should we Then Live by Francis Schaeffer; DVD series volumes V & VI
The Grammar of Poetry – continued from last year
Read a poem daily – William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Australian anthology
Grammar and Composition
Our Mother Tongue by Nancy Wilson – 1 lesson per fortnight
Written narrations each week
Dictation – Twice a week
Maths – Continue with Algebra 1
Continue with Physical Science
The Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif 
The Great Astronomers (Newton to Le Verrier)                                                                                                                  
Nature Study                                                                                               
Nature Journal
The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
Nature Studies in Australia by William Gillies & Robert Hall   – 40 Chpts:  1 to 2 lessons a week
Bush Calendar by Amy Mack: One reading per month; start with January (book starts with August)      
Drawing & Art
The Arts by Hendrik Van Loon – Chapter 41 – 48
Continue drawing skills
Picture Study   

Love is a Fallacy by Max Schulman

Composer Study
Music lessons
Hymns & Folksongs


Gym, swimming
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand (possible read aloud & discuss)

Life & Work Skills
Update first aid skills
Driver’s Education 
Gardening & Yard Work 
Home repair and maintenance 
Make regular meal
Continue with paid work

Free Reading

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska  Orczy     

Man Alive by G.K. Chesterton

Books by P. G. Wodehouse 
Sir Gibbie by George MacDonald
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome 
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Horatio Hornblower books by C. S. Forester




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