OliveTree Book List & Class Descriptions 6th – 12th Grades



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Book List & Class Descriptions 6th – 12th Grades

All prices listed are retail prices from the publisher's website. Many find books for less at local retailers (Probascos and Salt &Light). Please be mindful to purchase book editions as listed. Books to be purchased by students are listed in BOLD type.



6th Grade Block:

Science: Apologia (apologia.com)


Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology $39.00
Anatomy Note-taking Journal $27.00
No Testing – there will be a few in class quizzes.
Scientific experiments and projects in class, such as testing bacteria content around the house, finding their blood type, creating a cell model from Jell-O and candy, and building a stethoscope! Students read the chapter and test at home. Labs are done in class. Students provide textbooks. The journal is uniquely designed to correspond with every assignment and activity in the course book, providing you with a record of your student's scientific endeavors throughout the year.
Logic & Reasoning:
Logic will do more to teach the students to think clearly, reason well, and spot errors in the reasoning of others, than any other activity. A good grasp of the concepts taught here will help the students in many areas of life. In this class, we will be discussing informal reasoning and logic.  We will talk about good reasoning and bad reasoning.  We will be exploring some different thought process in reasoning and critical thinking skills such as analogies, word games, Sudoku, fallacies, red herrings and other logic games.  No text to purchase.
Art Studio:
Finally!  An art class just for 6th graders!  Students will learn to express themselves through various art techniques and mediums.  Hands on activities in groups allow students to enjoy their peers as they unleash their creativity.
No text to purchase.


7th Grade Block:

Science 7 Lab: Apologia (apologia.com)


Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd edition $68.00
Solutions and Tests $22.00
The text is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology.  There are many hands-on experiments done in class. This class is the Lab portion only.     Students read the chapter and test at home.
Writing: WriteShop (writeshop.com)
WriteShop I (Kautzer, Oldar) $45.95
WriteShop 1 will teach students to develop strong paragraphs with clarity, conciseness, colorful vocabulary and interesting sentence types. Descriptive, narrative and informative writing are covered using prewriting activities, dictation, brainstorming, sloppy copy, first revision, editing and final draft.

Speech: Effective Communication


With the benefit of a classroom setting, students will engage in oral and written exercises designed to improve basic and advanced communication skills. Each child will learn how to individually as well as corporately work together to prepare various assignments. Another critical skill for the Middle School students to learn is how to efficiently take notes and organize classroom information. These skills will undoubtedly prepare them to reach their academic potential, so during all assigned tasks, efficiency and organization will be heavily stressed. No text to purchase.
7th Grade Tuesday/Thursday OPTIONAL classes:

English 7: Materials supplied by teacher, no text to purchase


Class will focus on reading for enjoyment and understanding- students select books. Reading comprehension; Vocabulary; Grammar are covered. English 7 and WriteShop are a complete Language Arts program.

Science 7: Apologia (apologia.com)


Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd edition $68.00
Solutions and Tests $22.00
This text is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology taught from a thoroughly Christian perspective.

Math: BJU (bjupress.com)



Pre-Algebra – 2nd edition Student Book BJU #233114 $53.89
Test Book BJU # 233148 $15.00
With homeschooled students coming from many different math curriculum's, we highly recommend students take the       Pre-Algebra class at OliveTree if you plan to take high school math at OliveTree.
Pre-Algebra eases the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses. Problem-solving and real-life uses of math are featured in each chapter.

8th Grade Thursday Block:
Science Lab: Apologia (apologia.com)
Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition $68.00
Solutions and Tests $22.00
Testing is done at home.
The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments done in class. This class is the Lab portion only.Students read the chapter and test at home.

Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing (excellenceinwriting.com)


The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing 3rd Ed. (Myers) $29.00
In 8th grade composition students will learn to craft well organized thoughtful essays. They will learn to write clear thesis statements, make helpful transitions between paragraphs, give thorough explanations in body paragraphs, and compose satisfying conclusions. WriteShop 1 is not a pre-requisite.

Worldview:


As the name of the course is Worldviews, ultimately students will consider a variety of religious worldviews.  Before we can do that, however, we must first be thoroughly comfortable and conversant with a Christian Worldview.  Thus, the first semester will be invested in an overview of Christianity.  The second semester will be spent considering other religions in light of a Christian Worldview.  We will be interacting with Bible passages and John Blanchard's book, Right with God, as well as regular dialogue about current events from a Christian worldview. So What's the Difference, by Ridenour will be used second semester.  No text to purchase - OliveTree supplies books.
Worldview can be a component  of your History program at home.

8th Grade Tuesday/Thursday OPTIONAL classes:

English 8: Materials supplied by teacher, no text to purchase


Class will focus on reading for enjoyment and understanding- students select books. Reading comprehension; Vocabulary; Grammar are covered. English 8 and Composition are a complete Language Arts program.

Science 8: Apologia (apologia.com)


Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition $68.00
Solutions and Tests $22.00
Testing is done at home.
The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics taught from a thoroughly Christian perspective. The author concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement.
Math: BJU (bjupress.com)
Pre-Algebra – 2nd edition Student Book BJU #233114 $53.89
Test Book BJU # 233148 $15.00
With homeschooled students coming from many different math curriculum's, we highly recommend students take the       Pre-Algebra class at OliveTree if you plan to take high school math at OliveTree.
Pre-Algebra eases the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses. Problem-solving and real-life uses of math are featured in each chapter.
Algebra 1 is also offered to students who have completed Pre-Algebra (see 9th grade list for book and description)


HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES - offered individually, note some classes have pre-requisites
MATH
 
BJU Algebra 1 – 3rd edition Student Book BJU #270546 $51.39  (bjupress.com)
Test Book BJU #270579 $15.00
Scientific Calculator and Graph paper
The Algebra I student text includes scriptural principles woven throughout. Concepts are presented with examples and explanations. Homework sections are on three levels. Cumulative Review questions are located at the end of every section. Procedures and definitions are color-coded for reference.
Pre-Algebra is a pre-requisite
BJU Geometry – 3rd edition Student Book BJU #281592 $51.39  (bjupress.com)
Test Book BJU #217620 $15.00
Protractor, Compass, Scientific Calculator
Traditional geometry text requiring the students to prove theorems. Exercises seek to develop problem solving skills and reinforce the geometry concepts covered in each lesson. The curriculum is biblically based. "Analytic Geometry" helps students to make the algebra-geometry connection in each chapter. "Geometry Around Us" reveals some of geometry's secret hideouts. "Geometry Through History" introduces students to the achievements of mathematicians of the past. Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite.
BJU Algebra 2 – 3rd edition Student Book BJU #279141 $51.39   (bjupress.com)
Tests Book – 3rd edition BJU # 286419 $15.00
Graphing Calculator: TI-83 Plus (or higher)
Algebra 2 reviews and expands concepts learned for graphing and solving linear and quadratic equations. Lessons take a more advanced look at radical, exponential, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations and functions. To expose the student to higher mathematical studies, the course introduces complex numbers, probability, statistics, and analytic geometry. The TI-83 Plus graphing calculator is used all year to build concepts and expand understanding of the material.
Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite, Geometry before Algebra 2 is recommended

SCIENCE
Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) $68.00  (apologia.com)
Tests Book $22.00
This course features an introduction to the study of living things. The chemistry of life, cell structures and processes, cellular reproduction, genetics, ecosystems and creation vs. evolution. The five major kingdoms are studied individually. The experiments include dissections with high quality microscopes and dissection kits.  This award-winning, college-prep biology course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone, taught form a Christian worldview.  No pre-requisite
Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry (2nd edition) $68.00  (apologia.com)
Solutions and Tests $22.00
This award-winning, Christ-centered modular course offers a rigorous foundation in high-school/college-prep chemistry. Completion of Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite.
Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd edition) $68.00  (apologia.com)
Solutions and Tests $22.00
This course provides a detailed intro to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily
emphasizing vector analysis. It provides the student with a strong background in units, measurement, one and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work & energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits and magnetism. 
Pre-requisite: Algebra and an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent.
LITERATURE
 
BJU Fundamentals of Literature  - 2nd edition BJU #259960 $58.89  (bjupress.com)
Fundamentals of Literature presents the foundational elements for literary analysis. Covering the topics conflict, character development, plot, theme, tone, etc., this course provides excellent practice in examining fiction under the light of a biblical framework. A review of grammar rules, editing practice and critical thinking exercises are provided by the instructor. Weekly assignments involve selected readings and discussion questions. Quarter requirements involve student analysis of a personally selected work.
No pre-requisite


BJU American Literature  (2nd edition) BJU#273714 $53.89  (bjupress.com)
Writers INC. A Student Handbook ISBN#9780669529951 $24.45
1st Semester: In-class Essay Writing – Students provide Writers INC., all other materials are provided by the instructor. These materials include selections from: J. Stobaugh’s Workbook for the SAT 1 Essay, Editor-in-Chief, Perplexor Critical Thinking Exercise. This writing course is designed to prepare students to effectively address essay questions. The format used is the in-class timed SAT Essay. This format can be expanded to fit any essay assignment. The students will also review writing techniques, editorial skills, and critical thinking skills. Weekly assignments include writing within the SAT time framework, editing practice, and critical thinking exercises. 
2nd Semester: American Literature - This course provides a survey of literature through America’s cultural periods. Students will have a chance to critically assess the writings using a biblical framework. This course provides an excellent companion study to American History. No tests. Students will be graded according to their weekly analysis. Quarter Grades will include a written analysis of an American author’s work.
No pre-requisite


Classic Literature: Selected full length Literature Texts correspond to periods in World History. $ varies
Teacher will place a group order for the following titles so students can be on same page for class discussions. We will email you to confirm costs before ordering.
The Odyssey, Richmond Lattimore To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Institute for Excellence in Writing (excellenceinwriting.com) Writing Research Papers; The Essential Tools (Myers) $29.00
Moving students beyond basic essay writing, this course teaches students to conduct research, manage
note-taking, and craft a well organized paper. Students will focus on literary analysis essays 1st semester and a research paper 2nd semester. Lit tests will include in-class essay questions to help students prepare for college entrance and exams. Students will be required to read and discuss 50 to 100 pages a week depending on the text.
No pre-requisite
British and Film Literature:
Note: Students supply British Lit books after final approval of titles. Film Lit materials supplied.
In A Survey of British Literature, students will be introduced to texts that relate to Britain from the Middle Ages through the 20th Century. These texts represent the political, social, and ideological movements of their time. As students analyze the purpose and audience for each text, they will better understand how these movements shaped each literary period. Students will also evaluate good storytelling through the use of literary devices (such as text form, tone, word choice, figurative language, symbolism), and respond to the literature through a variety of genres, both written and digital, to better understand how the texts are relevant to themselves. Some examples of texts studied in the past are: Beowulf, Hamlet, A Modest Proposal, Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lord of the Flies, and related poems.
Movies As Literature is intended to teach students how to analyze movies as story and discern the ideas being communicated through this visual media. The class focuses on three areas of storytelling and audience manipulation: movie techniques (such as camera shots/angles, lighting, sound), literary devices (theme, hero's flaw/arc, apparent defeat), and prevalent worldviews. By sharpening their understanding of these three things, students are better able to recognize good storytelling and both the overt and subtle messages being promoted. . Examples of movies viewed in class: The 39 Steps, Shane, E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Chariots of Fire, and short animated films/documentaries.
No pre-requisite
HISTORY

BJU Cultural Geography 9 (4th edition) BJU # 290866 $55.00  (bjupress.com)
Cultural Geography involves a survey of the world with its variety of nations, cultures and physical features. Weekly assignments involve chapter readings/questions. Unit work involves research over individually selected nations. Actual testing will cover only the foundational terms and concepts. The individualized student research constitutes the Unit test grade. The third and fourth quarters include a chance for the students to design brochures highlighting a favorite nation. Come journey with us! We will have a chance to explore parts of our marvelous world through appropriate DVD documentaries and sample some of the cuisine from the nations under study. 
No pre-requisite

BJU United States History  (3rd edition) BJU #222141 $43.00  (bjupress.com)
Beginning with an overview of Christian worldview issues, this course provides a survey of America’s history from pre-colonial days to the year 2000. Weekly assignments are designed to provide both deductive (chapter reading/section questions) and inductive study practice (individualized topical research). Historical documentaries supplement the text material, adding depth. The students’ weekly and quarterly research constitutes the tests for this course.
No pre-requisite

BJU World History  Student Text (4th Edition) BJU# 275560 $51.94  (bjupress.com)
Teacher supplies tests
Students examine ancient civilizations through the Greeks to the Roman Empire. Then they survey India, Asia, and Africa on their way to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, upon which modern history is founded. They are challenged to discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. God’s providence and Bible integration are given prominence as the students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens.
No pre-requisite
Government & Economics
Texts - OliveTree will place a group order for these books:
Money, Greed and God by Jay Richard
Common Sense Economics by Gwartney, Stroup
The Law by Frederic Bastiat
Real Citizenship by Tim Echols
U.S. Constitution
American Government: This semester-long course will begin with a reading of The Law by Frederick Bastiat, followed by an in-depth reading and analysis of the U.S. Constitution based on the original intent of the Founding Fathers as well as an understanding of the background sources of the document including the Bible. Students will gain a thorough grasp of their rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens as well as an understanding of the challenges of our modern political system. In addition to our study of the federal government, state and local government will be investigated because this is where citizens can have the most impact on the system. Students will take three or four tests and will write a couple of essays and/or projects during the semester. One field trip such as attending a political caucus, county convention, or visit to a court of law will be required per quarter. Students should leave this class with a deep appreciation for the American system of government as well as specific knowledge of how and why they should be involved.
Economics: Given the uncertainty of our current economic situation, students need to understand and be able to apply sound economic principles in their lives today. This course will teach basic economic ideas that are crucial to this understanding based on a free market and biblical perspective. Students will learn about inflation, trade-offs, the importance of incentives, supply and demand, the problems of debt, the influence of government and politics on the economy, the various schools of economic thought, and other common macroeconomic topics. In addition to basic economics, students will be given simple practical steps to get off to a good start in their personal financial lives. There will be four tests throughout the semester, at least one paper, and a semester-long project that will be presented to the class. At the end of the class, students will be equipped to manage their own affairs wisely and will have the ability to understand the causes behind the volatility seen in today's global economy.
No pre-requisit

ELECTIVES
Spanish 1 - Realidades 1 Student Text ISBN 0133691721 $71.97      Prentice Hall Publishers www.pearsonschool.com
                  Leveled Vocabulary and Grammar Workbook I 013369268X $13.97

Spanish 2 – Realidades 2 Student Text ISBN 013369173X $71.97     Prentice Hall Publishers www.pearsonschool.com
                   Leveled Vocabulary & Grammar Workbook 2 0133692698 $13.97

Note: No group order will be placed, order these books on your own – leave time


for shipping. We recommend placing order by mid to late July.

REALIDADES is a standards-based Spanish curriculum that balances grammar and communication. The program offers technology via computer web codes that enable students to hear the language inside and outside of the classroom allowing an integration of language and culture to teach and motivate all students. With a fluent Spanish speaker for a teacher, students enjoy lively conversation in class.



Speech Class:
This is a high school level speech class geared toward 11th – 12th graders. It is designed as a fundamental course to improve public speaking in formal as well as informal situations. The activities include the organization, preparation and delivery of solo speaking opportunities. The class includes Introductory, Demonstration, Persuasive and Book Review Speeches.  Also covered is storytelling, dramatic interpretation and a creative team project.
Teacher: Nana Tonkin No text required.
Graphic Art
Students will be taught the fundamentals of graphic design. Designing logos, newsletters and band posters. Enrolled students will be emailed a minimal supply list for both Graphic and/or Fine Art.
Fine Art
Students are challenged to take their drawing skills to a higher level. Illustrating portraits, still life, figure drawings, and landscapes, paying extra attention to detail with a realistic approach.

Meet the Art Teacher, Mrs. Mary Caraway:


Mary grew up in the New Orleans area, where her childhood was shaped by the art, architecture and spirit of the region. After studying fine art and graphic design at Louisiana State University, she spent 15 years as an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and watercolor artist before relocating with her Husband and 2 sons to Fort Collins in 2002. Mary is passionate about teaching art to kids.

*OliveTree reserves the right to cancel classes if minimum enrollment is not met
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