7th Grade

Connect the Thoughts Greece 
CTT is a critical thinking based curriculum that asks open-ended questions and requires a 50 word written response. It has vocabulary and maps built in and is designed to have the students consider and explain concepts. It covers history, (of course) philosophy, politics, science, religion, art and literature of ancient Greece. 
CTT Rome
To Be A Roman and A Roman Map Workbook - bought as a bundle through Homeschool Buyers Co-op and might do some of it. 

Science Fusion  Module G, H and I. It is an inquiry-based science program that has a lot of interactive features, some challenging critical thinking problems and virtual labs as well as regular labs. To view a 27 minute video that will give you an overview of the program, click on the Science Fusion link above and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Why ScienceFusion?

Kinetic Books -  Pre-Algebra 
Life of Fred Pre-Algebra books for fun.

Writing with Skill - Complete Writer Level 1

The Creative Writer - Level 1
This writing program will be scheduled on Fridays.

Killgallon: Sentence Composing for Middle School: A Worktext on Sentence Variety and Maturity 
Update: I decided for continuity reasons, to wait on Sentence Composing until he's done the Grammar book. They are similar in some ways and since he's already started the Grammar book, I figured I'l let him finish it, then move onto Sentence-Composing most likely in second semester.

A similar format to the sentence composing book, but for grammar. 

The Book of Roots: Advanced Vocabulary Building From Latin Roots - A perfect book to tie in history, vocabulary Latin roots and his Latin class. 

Critical Thinking



Reading List/ Literature Study
I may not get to all of these.

The Trojan War - MP Guide - A retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He's already studied these, so just rereading a light story to review. 

Famous Men of Rome - though Lively Latin covers many of the same stories, so I may not need this.
Horatius at the Bridge - Memoria Press
The Hunger Games Trilogy - yep, I plan to work a lit study of this into Rome when we're almost done and compare.
The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason - Excellent book that is written by many authors in a series of essays tying Hunger Games and philosophy together. It's an easy read that explains the philosophical roots behind the book. It introduces concepts from Plato, Socrates, Darwin, Hobbes, Nietzsche, and Kant in a gentle way. It also explains the heavy themes that run throughout the book about war, morality, social classes, sacrifice, and survival, as well as music and beauty. This book is a perfect addition to our Hunger Games unit while studying Rome.

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