EUROPEAN HISTORY II (EH2-A)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Part II of II: 18-week course plan using Christ the King; The Prince; Don Quixote (abridged); Making of the West; and How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.

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 2: European Studies IIA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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Student study guides and course plans for the second 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.

Christ the King, Lord of History: A Catholic World History from Ancient to Modern Times

  • Author: Anne Carroll
  • Publisher/Copyright: TAN Books, 1994. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895555034        978-0895555038
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474 pages; 31 lessons; comprehension questions and projects ideas for each chapter; index. Grades 7 - 10. Used as the guiding narrative for many of the high school courses. Keep it in your home library until all of your children have graduated.

Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures: A Concise History: Volume I to 1740, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Lynn Hunt, et al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0312439458        978-0312439453
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ORDER BY ISBN NUMBER. "Making of the West" is a SECULAR, lower division college text that is used in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy's U.S. Studies IA, Greek Studies I & II, Roman Studies I & II, and European Studies I & II courses. Note that this is the CONCISE version of the textbook. While the page numbers will not line up exactly, the 3rd edition of the CONCISE version will work just as well as the 2nd edition of the CONCISE version. Amazon.com regularly has used copies available for 25-75% off the new price. 607 pages.

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

  • Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr
  • Publisher/Copyright: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895260387        978-0895260383
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280 pages.

The Prince

  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Publisher/Copyright: Penguin Classics, 2003. Print.
  • Translator: George Bull
  • ISBN: 0140449159        978-0140449150
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Don Quixote [ABRIDGED]

  • Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Publisher/Copyright: Signet Classics, 1957, 2013. Print.
  • Translator: Walter Starkie
  • ISBN: 0451532295        978-0451532299
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560 pages; Abridged edition.

A Man for All Seasons

  • Author: Robert Bolt (Director: Fred Zinnemann)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1966, 2007. DVD.
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120 minutes. Actors: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern, Orson Welles.

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

Cliffs Notes: Don Quixote [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Marianne Sturman
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cliffs Notes, 1964. Print.
  • ISBN: 0822004151        978-0822004158
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96 pages.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Spring Live Class: European History IIA

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 11 and 12 that meets every other academic week of the second semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.



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