Class times: Online Youth: Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00 or 18+ Online class: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30
Class Dates: September 6th to December 13th, and January 8th to May 9th
Calendar: Tentative Calendar (subject to minor changes from time to time).
For our curriculum, we will be reading original works, plus the first unit of Roman Roads Early Moderns: Rise of England. Contact me for 50% discount code. We will be working through some of the most influential works, including biographies of great men. Please begin to purchase the following books using the links provided (and look for used books to save money—I like to look for used books in good condition):
Semester One (Fall 2017)
Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses Please find this book as soon as you can and I recommend starting it before you come to our first class. Moreover, I highly recommend you enjoy a night at the Family Home Movies in your own living room with your loved ones to watch a BYUTV docudrama about Joan of Arc. This docudrama was produced by my neighbor down the street and has become a classic for me.
Vasari’s Lives of the artists
Leonardo’s Notebooks, by Da Vinci and H. Anna Suh
The Prince, by Niccoló Machiavelli
The Essays, Francis Bacon
The Essential Galileo, by Galileo
Pascal’s Pensées, by Blaise Pascal
The Reader from Roman Roads (For Shakespeare and Milton) Link to order book is forthcoming!
Semester Two (Jan 2018)
Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe
history.com on Oliver Cromwell (read and watch recordings)
A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift
Grace Abounding and The Life and the Death of Mr. Badman, by John Bunyan (optional: Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyon
The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe
Johann Sebastian Bach: the Learned Musician, Christoph Wolff
Mozart: A Life, by Paul Johnson
Sister Revolutions: French Lightning, American Light, by Susan Dunn