Academic Plans for Dominic for 2011; of course much will be learnt outside of these plans whilst; helping to build a house, learning life skills and living life:)
Dominic’s passion is writing, he has been writing a novel for a couple of years now and has not lost his enthusiasm.  All other learning is second place to his passion, however he has seriously been directing his thoughts towards careers, what would suit best etc.  We need to invest some time this year towards work experience opportunities. 


Bible Study
Teen Timeline DVDs – Mark Hart (Once Weekly)


Didache’s Introduction to Catholicism

A Philadelphia Catholic in King James’s Court by Martin de Porres Kennedy
& Discussion/Study Guide

Read at least two books of Saint biographies a Term. See List below.

Language Arts
Grammar and Composition
Narrations Oral and Written. Dominic to increase the amount and quality of narrations

Eng for Aust Schools – Ridout
Writing Club with Sr Judith
Fix it! Grammar (IEW)

Literature Analysis 
Windows to the World – IEW

Creative Writing
Novel Writing and Editing
Assigned Blog Topics (email assignment weekly)
LogicThe Fallacy Detective – Nathaniel Bluedorn 

Studied Dictation/Spelling
Spelling Wisdom

Printed Book, improving cursive.

Read Aloud

Each term read two classic, two saints, two history and two geography books independently.

List to be added term by term
Louis de Wohl – Set All Afire
                      – Restless Flame
                      – Quite Light
                      – Golden Thread
                      – The Spear
                      – Joyful Beggar
 Miser of Souls – Maragret Trouncer
Dominic Savio – Boco-Aronica

The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur C Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur C Doyle
Golden Pharoah – Karl Bruckner
Adventures of Robin Hood – Roger L Green
Dolphin Crossing – Jill Paton Walsh
Airpino Assignment – Geoffrey Trease
The Tunnel – Eric Williams
The Wooden Horse – Eric Williams

Poetry Appreciation
‘The Laurel and the Harp’ and ‘Four Corners.’
Poetry Analysis
Windows to the World – IEW

Spanish – Live Mocha



Unit Studies:
Engineering – Computers, Pull apart and re-construct
Marine Biology – Deep Sea Creatures, ocean currents and tides.
*Can we go deep sea diving?
Space “I love space!”

1 double page of research notes
1 page summary/highlight
1 page of graphics
Document any practical exercises.

Human Society and Its Environment
Michael Palin DVDs
Watch together, discuss.
Pins on wall map,
Fill in blank maps and simple worksheet
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft by Thor Heyerdahl

Term 1- Finish SOTW Vol 4
with chapter questions and mapwork.
Term 2 – Australian History
Arthur Baillie, Manning Clark and Eve Pownell as spines
Extra Readings, written Narrations
Term 3 & 4 SOTW Vol 3

Book List to be added term by term
Current Affairs
ABC emails from Dad

Creative and Practical Arts 
Music & Music Appreciation
Learn two+ new hymns each term.

Classical Music – Listen to 2 composers per term.
Read Opal Wheeler or picture book about composer

Art & Art Appreciation
Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom
To undertake one+ project per week

Art Appreciation – Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Study 2 artists per term.
Read about artists, picture books and study prints.


Crafty Cow
Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt (missing still)
To undertake one+ project per week

Practical Skills
– Improve your cooking skills.
– Building Skills- Main focus, working alongside Dad building,  will learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!