CHURCH HISTORY IIA (CH2-A)

COURSE OVERVIEW

A one-semester course, worth five high school credits. An introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica in A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft and The One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost.  Alongside the introduction to this great saint, we will explore Church history from the collapse of the Carolingian empire to the Treaty of Westphalia (ninth to seventeenth centuries) using The Didache Series' The History of the Church (Chs. 8-14 this semester).

ORDERING INFORMATION

Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 1: European Studies IA Study Guide

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  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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Student study guides and course plans for the first semester of the European Studies, A Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at www.shop.staahomeschool.com.

A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of Saint Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher/Copyright: Ignatius Press, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898704383        978-0898704389
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162 pages

One-Minute Aquinas

  • Author: Kevin Vost
  • Publisher/Copyright: Sophia Institute Press, 2014. Print.
  • ISBN: 1622821580        978-1622821587
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Paperback; 304 pages.

The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

  • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
  • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum
Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website: https://www.theologicalforum.org/ProductInformation.aspx?BrowseBy=Category&CategoryId=106&ProductId=312.

STAA Student Zone

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There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Fall Live Class: Church History IIA or IIB

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 8 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the first semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.



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