11th Grade Homeschool Curriculum & Schedule

Is it just me or did summer just fly by? We had a stellar summer. My youngest daughter came home from an eighteen-month mission in Cusco, Peru, and we ended the summer with a fabulous Alaskan cruise that we enjoyed as an entire family. Also, our house is finally getting some interest, though no offers yet. Keeping our fingers crossed that someone will fall in love with it soon.

We’ve officially begun our new homeschool year. I’m down to my baby and this is his junior or eleventh year. His older siblings are 26, 24, and 21. I have one college graduate and two returning to their higher educations.

He loves to make his own stir fry.

We are still utilizing a wonderful distance program through a Christian private school, Liahona Preparatory Academy. Marcus’ core classes will be through Liahona. These accredited courses are Mondays through Thursdays for 32 weeks. He has the option to watch each class live or recorded. Because he tries to watch these classes live, this sets his daily schedule:

9:30am (approx.) Unfortunately, two of his courses are at the same time so he will likely watch his math class live and his history class recorded. This year he is taking Calculus, using Calculus of a Single Variable by Larsen & Edwards. His history is World Civilizations/Geography, using Our Old World Beginnings: European History

10:30am (approx.) Science this year is Chemistry, using Chemistry Concepts and Applications by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

11:30am (approx.) English this year is History of Language and Literature. I’m excited about the books he will be reading in this class, in the following order: Beowulf: translation by Stephen Mitchell; Wulf the Saxon by G. A. Henty; Hamlet by William Shakespeare; Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell; A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

We just finished Marcus’ first week of these classes and it worked well for him to watch his history class right after English, and then he completes his math assignment.

Beautiful Feet Medieval History Senior High Pack

What I am most excited about is our Beautiful Feet Medieval History Unit. 🙂 This is our first experience with BFB so I’ll be posting more about it, but I expect this will be a favorite part of our homeschool year, especially since we are tackling it together. I honestly feel like this is a blessing for us because so much of what he does now that he’s in high school is independent work, and that’s great. I know he needs to become more independent every year. But I also believe that just because he’s a teen doesn’t mean our learning together is over.

Do you see a cross-over? Beowulf. His English teacher chose another translation than the one BFB chose so hopefully we can get a taste of each. I’m just excited that this unit will tie in with his English and his history classes this year. He’s sure to make more connections that way.

We plan to read from our Medieval Unit books every day and spend more time on it on Fridays which are class-free, except for Seminary. Seminary is a youth scripture study program in our church. For the rest of this year, he will be studying the New Testament and then in January he will switch to The Book of Mormon.

So that’s his curriculum and schedule. Now if we can just get our house sold. We had a showing this afternoon and it threw off our day, but hey, the house looks pretty amazing for the weekend, so there’s that. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! Let me know your weekend plans. We don’t have any so far, but it won’t be spent cleaning!

15 thoughts on “11th Grade Homeschool Curriculum & Schedule

  1. What a great set of books he’s reading! We’re not into high school yet, but I love reading about what is to come. I’ve toyed with the idea of, as they get older, switching from mom led curriculum to online learning. It’s nice to see what this looks like!

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  2. Summer did fly by!! You’ve done so well homeschooling your children Camie. I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day saying how I wished I would have had the knowledge and stamina to do the same with my sons when they were young.

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  3. Isn’t high school fun to study again!?! I find that my teens’ studies are my favorite studies of the day, and like you, I don’t want to be completely separated from them. I meet for an hour and a half a day with my teens to read, talk, write, and share learning experiences. I wish it could be longer! I hope you enjoy this year as much as it looks like you’re going to!!!!

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  4. Great subjects, your son will enjoy this. Summer went by too fast. I am looking forward to the Fall. This weekend will be all about gardening, My husband just took my son to a grow your own food class here in our city. They should be coming home with some baby fruit trees to plant later. You and your family have a great weekend.

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  5. The books and curriculum look great.

    No plans today, but we’re going to the Octoberfest here in town tomorrow. It’s a small one. I’m really curious to find out why they do it in September and not October. I hope I find an answer.

    I hope the house sells soon!

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