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Ambrose Curriculum Guide: Grades 7–12 Letters (Great Books)

$195.00

If you have already purchased a ClassicalU subscription, you can view any of these files for free! To download and edit the files, purchase is required. This page is for purchasing only the Grades 7–12 Letters (Great Books) section of the Ambrose Curriculum Guide. To buy the K–12 guide in full, please click here. To buy individual grade levels or disciplines, please click here.

Purchase the Grades 7–12 Letters (Great Books) section of the Ambrose Curriculum Guide separately! These 132 documents serve as a guide to the Great Books/humane letters and the core ideas that inform the Great Conversation, striving to teach a worldview that reunites faith and reason and gives students access to the vocabulary and thoughts of the great thinkers and writers of our past. These letters are often taught as part of an upper-school literature, history, philosophy, or theology course. These source sheets (objectives) include for each book: student objectives, focused passages, questions for discussion in the context of the course as a whole and also individual topics (vices/virtues, religion, worldview, government, etc.), and lists of connections to art, music, history, scripture, history, philosophy, and other works of literature.

Each downloadable section will also contain:

  • Read Me Documents (PDFs): Welcome Letter, Ambrose Curriculum Guide Overview, and Rights & Permissions
  • Sample Daily Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Rubrics, Templates & Other Materials (Zip File): contains a Hymn of the Month Two-Year Rotation, Persuasive Writing and Thesis Presentation & Defense Rubrics, Thesis Rubric: Written Essay, Curriculum Roadmap, House System, Required Unit Lesson Plan Template, Socratic Evaluation and Method Sheet, and Source Works Teacher’s Guide Template
  • Microsoft Word zip files containing the segment(s) purchased

What Are the Other Purchasing Options for the Ambrose Curriculum Guide?

The Ambrose Curriculum Guide can also be purchased in the following breakdowns:

Note: Once purchased, a digital Microsoft Word version of the purchased segment will be added to your My Library user account for you to download. These Microsoft Word files can be overwritten, modified, and otherwise changed to fit the particular needs and circumstances of your school, co-op, or homeschool.* You can even drop in your school or co-op crest in the upper left-hand corner!

*The bottom of each document contains the following copyright text, which must be kept: “Copyright © 2017 Classical Academic Press and The Ambrose School. This document may be used and modified by the purchasing organization only; any other use is strictly prohibited.” To read more about copyright and permissions for this product, please click here.

CAP Audio Room: Interview with Dr. Christopher Perrin on curriculum guides and planning

Ambrose Curriculum Guide Welcome Letter (PDF)

Ambrose Curriculum Guide Overview (PDF) This overview document is a detailed description of the Ambrose School “Curriculum Tree,” which contains the following elements:

  • Vision Statement
  • Curriculum Roadmap
  • Course Lead Sheets
  • Course Syllabus
  • Source Sheet Docs (sometimes referred to as “gold sheets” by The Ambrose School because these documents were printed on gold paper)
  • Lesson Plans*
  • Rubrics

*Please note: A lesson plan template is provided, but specific lesson plans are not supplied in this curriculum guide, as it is expected that these will be crafted by the teacher to suit his or her specific class context.

Since 1995, The Ambrose School’s goal has been consistent: to restore Christian intellectual leadership in our culture, both locally and nationally. The school has experienced consistent growth since it began with just three students, to its present size of around 500 students.

The Ambrose School is one of the veteran schools leading the renewal of classical education across the United States. The mission of The Ambrose School is “to mature students in Christ as we integrate faith and reason through classical Christian education.” They are dedicated to the idea that true education requires more than imparting knowledge, or training skills, or even teaching students to think (though all of these are involved). They are cultivating in students what the ancient Greeks and Christians called paideia. Paideia can be understood as the set of assumptions (worldview) a student has, and the rightly ordered affections (virtues) that drive what he or she is passionate about. Paideia motivates the decisions a person makes, and it turns faith into a powerful cultural force rather than a personal experience. A person’s paideia is the core ingredient in building a community that loves and honors God, and K–12 education is a foundational ingredient in forming paideia in a student. In Ephesians 6, God calls fathers to raise their children in the “paideia of the Lord.” Historically, Christian paideia has been cultivated through a unique form of education that was designed for this purpose: classical Christian education.

SKU: AMBROSE-LETTERS
Media: MS Word documents and PDFs in Zip file
Includes:

  • 132 Great Books/humane letters documents for grades 7–12
  • Read Me Documents (PDFs): Welcome Letter, Ambrose Curriculum Guide Overview, and Rights & Permissions
  • Sample Daily Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Rubrics, Templates & Other Materials (Zip File): contains a Hymn of the Month Two-Year Rotation, Persuasive Writing and Thesis Presentation & Defense Rubrics, Thesis Rubric: Written Essay, Curriculum Roadmap, House System, Required Unit Lesson Plan Template, Socratic Evaluation and Method Sheet, and Source Works Teacher’s Guide Template
  • Microsoft Word zip files containing the segment(s) purchased

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