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Ambrose Curriculum Guide: By Grade (K–6) / By Discipline (7–12)

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  • Ambrose Curriculum Guide: By Grade (K–6) / By Discipline (7–12)
  • Ambrose Curriculum Guide: By Grade (K–6) / By Discipline (7–12)
  • Ambrose Curriculum Guide: By Grade (K–6) / By Discipline (7–12)

Ambrose Curriculum Guide: By Grade (K–6) / By Discipline (7–12)

$95.00
$95.00
  • 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 individual grade levels or disciplines of the Ambrose Curriculum Guide. To buy the full K–12 guide, please click here. To buy the Grades 7–12 Letters (Great Books), please click here.

    Take the guessing out of planning and preparing for an upcoming school year by using the best K–12 classical curriculum guide we have found! We have partnered with The Ambrose School of Boise, Idaho, to provide you with this valuable resource that can be used and adapted for schools, co-ops, and homeschools. The Ambrose Curriculum Guide represents the fruit of more than ten years of planning, teaching, assessment, collaboration, writing, revising, and rewriting. There is no other guide that we know of that contains such ongoing thought, clarity, detail, and accumulated wisdom. With 262 total documents for grades K–12, this guide is a remarkable help to any teacher or administrator as you engage in curriculum decisions and lesson planning.

    The Ambrose Curriculum Guide is composed of a variety of documents that cover every grade and subject and includes a curriculum roadmap, course lead sheets, course scope and sequences, rubrics, and 132 separate literature teaching guides for upper school teachers. Divided into two major parts, Lower School and Upper School, this ultimate resource of suggested texts, teaching goals and methods, suggested schedules, and more will give you an incredible head start as you prepare for a new academic year. You can use the Ambrose Curriculum Guide as a tool to plan a start-up school, to provide guidelines for a co-op, to design a grade level for a homeschool student, and much more. This versatile guide can meet the needs of any educator!

    What Does the Ambrose Curriculum Guide Contain?

    To see a full list of contents included for each grade level, please visit the “Complete File List” tab above. You can also click the “Look Inside” button above the product image at the top of this page to preview samples of the Ambrose Curriculum Guide!

    The Lower School part contains 77 documents in 10 major sections:

    • 7 sections for grades K–6
    • 3 additional sections for PE, Music, and Art

    The Upper School part contains 185 documents in 6 major sections for grades 7–12:

    • Science
    • Math
    • Letters (literature, history, philosophy)
    • Language (Latin, Greek, French)
    • Rhetoric, Composition, and Theology
    • Arts & Electives

    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 Purchasing Options?

    This unique guide can be purchased in the following breakdowns:

    *You may purchase any section from either the Lower School or Upper School part for $95, with the exception of the Grades 7–12 Letters (Great Books) section, which contains 132 separate documents and is priced at $195.

    Note: Once purchased, a digital Microsoft Word version of the guide (or purchased segments) 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.

  • Below is a complete list of the folders included in each grade level. In addition to the individual files below, each folder automatically comes with:

    • 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

    Kindergarten
    Bible Course Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Course Lead Sheet
    Literature Course Lead Sheet
    Math Course Lead Sheet
    Penmanship and Writing Course Lead Sheet
    Science Course Lead Sheet
    Speech Meet Core Principles
    Speech Meet Rubric

    1st Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Lead Sheet
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    2nd Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Lead Sheet
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    3rd Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Latin Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Lead
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    4th Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Latin Course Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Lead Sheet
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Course Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    5th Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Latin Course Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Lead Sheet
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Course Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    6th Grade
    Bible Lead Sheet
    Grammar-Composition Lead Sheet
    History-Geography Lead Sheet
    Latin I Course Lead Sheet
    Literature-Reading Course Lead Sheet
    Math Lead Sheet
    Science Course Lead Sheet
    Spelling-Penmanship Lead Sheet

    K–6 Art
    K Art Lead Sheet
    1st Grade Art Lead Sheet
    2nd Grade Art Lead Sheet
    3rd Grade Art Lead Sheet
    4th Grade Art Lead Sheet
    5th Grade Art Lead Sheet
    6th Grade Art Lead Sheet

    K–6 Music
    K Music Lead Sheet
    1st Grade Music Lead Sheet
    2nd Grade Music Lead Sheet
    3rd Grade Music Lead Sheet
    4th Grade Music Lead Sheet
    5th and 6th grade Orchestra Parent Letter
    5th Grade Music Lead Sheet
    6th Grade Music Lead Sheet

    K–6 Physical Education
    K Physical Education Lead Sheet
    1st Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet
    2nd Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet
    3rd Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet
    4th Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet
    5th Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet
    6th Grade Physical Education Lead Sheet

    7th Grade Arts & Electives
    Basic and General Orchestra Lead Sheet
    Broadcast Media Course Lead Sheet
    Devoveo Choir Lead Sheet
    Essentials of Drama Lead Sheet
    Fine Art Lead Sheet
    Gaudeo Choir Lead Sheet
    Graphic Design Lead Sheet
    Honors Orchestra Lead Sheet
    House Athletics Lead Sheet
    Jazz Band and Ensemble Lead Sheet
    Journalism Yearbook Lead Sheet
    Junior and Senior Drama Lead Sheet
    Newspaper Journalism Lead Sheet
    Teacher Apprentice Syllabus
    Teaching Apprentice Evaluation Rubric
    Teaching Apprenticeship Lead Sheet
    Teaching Assistant Evaluation Rubric
    Teaching Assistant Lead Sheet
    Theater Lead Sheet
    Trial Advocacy Course Lead Sheet

    7–12 Composition-Rhetoric-Summa
    Ambrose Oral Defense Presentation Rubric
    Ambrose Oral Presentation Rubric
    Ambrose Persuasive Writing Rubric
    Classical Rhetoric Lead Sheet
    Composition I Lead Sheet
    Composition II Lead Sheet
    Logic Course Lead Sheet
    Rhetoric Steering Document
    Summa Civitas Lead Sheet
    Summa Theologica Lead Sheet
    Writer's Rhetoric Lead Sheet
    Writing Fundamentals Lead Sheet

    7–12 Languages
    French I Lead Sheet
    French II Lead Sheet
    Greek I Lead Sheet
    Greek II Lead Sheet
    Latin II Lead Sheet
    Latin III Lead Sheet
    Latin IV Lead Sheet
    Latin IV Readings Lead Sheet
    Latin V Course Lead Sheet

    7–12 Mathematics
    Algebra I Lead Sheet
    Algebra II Lead Sheet
    Calculus Course Lead Sheet
    Geometry Lead Sheet
    Math Logic Lead Sheet
    Mathematics Steering Document
    Precalculus Course Lead Sheet
    Quadrivium Lead Sheet
    Trigonometry Architecture Lead Sheet
    Trigonometry Course Lead Sheet

    7–12 Sciences
    Biology Lead Sheet
    Chemistry Lead Sheet
    Conceptual Physics Lead Sheet
    Human Biology Lead Sheet
    Physical Science Lead Sheet
    Physics Lead Sheet

    7–12 Letters (Great Books)—Sold Separately!

  • 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.

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