9th Grade

Biology (current year)

  • Fall Semester: Exploring Creation with Biology, Wile and Durnell (Apologia)
  • Spring Semester: Advanced Biology: The Human Body, Shannon and Yunis (Apologia)
  • Tutor’s note: Both of these Biology texts can be obtained used from Amazon (here and here), or new from Amazon (here and here) or Apologia (here and here)

Basic Science (next year)

English

  • Handbook of Grammar and Composition, 4th edition (or any previous or used edition is fine, Abeka #63355
  • Writers Inc. (try Amazon or Half Price Books), ISBN: 0669471860
  • The Iliad, unabridged, translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Odyssey, unabridged, translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fagles
  • Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
  • The Three Theban Plays, Robert Fagles

There are often inexpensive copies of the Homer and Virgil books (Fagles’ translation) available at Half Price Books locations.

Geometry

  • Geometry Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition (try Amazon), Harold Jacobs, ISBN: 0716743612
  • The Jacobs Geometry book is now being published by My Father’s World. You can also find it (in addition to Amazon) along with the answer key, at www.mfwbooks.com
  • Additional materials: The Bones (Euclid) ISBN-13: 978-1888009217 ISBN-10: 1888009217

Latin III

  • Wheelock’s Latin Reader (try Amazon), Richard Lafleur, ISBN: 978-0060935061

Logic

  • Traditional Logic (you need books 1 and 2), Martin Cothran
  • Traditional Logic workbooks (Memoria Press is now printing the logic exercises as a separate workbook (they used to be after every chapter). The students will need both the text and the workbook. Younger siblings can just buy a fresh workbook.)

Western Civ I

  • Historyguide.org
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, Anthony Esolen ISBN: 1596980591
  • Water from a Deep Well, Sittser, ISBN: 978-083-083-7458