Basic information about the books and materials for our essential courses follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

 

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Art Apprec (Guided Picture Studies II)

Recommended for Cycle C.

 

 

Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children

  • Author: Gladys S. Blizzard
  • Publisher/Copyright: Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge (originally Lickle Publ.), 2006, 1993. .
  • ISBN:        9780934738767
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone



[retired] Music Appreciation

Recommended for Cycle F.

 

Musical Instruments Coloring Book

  • Author: Ellen J. McHenry
  • ISBN: 0486287858        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


DOWNLOAD: Music Vocabulary List

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2005. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Music and Moments with the Masters Year 1

  • Author: Cornerstone Curriculum
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Cornerstone Curriculum, . Printed Guide with CDs.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Cornerstone Curriculum



American Folk Music

Recommended for Cycle H.

 

The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites (Dover Song Collections)

  • Author: Theodore Raph
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Dover Publications, 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486252221        978-0486252223
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Wee Sing America Book and CD

  • Author: Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Price Stern Sloan, Inc., 2007. Songbook and CD set.
  • ISBN: 0843112794        978-0843112795
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Music Appreciation

Recommended for Cycles B through G.

 

 

Classical Kids CDs

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Music Practice

Recommended for Cycle A.

 

Wee Sing Bible Songs: CD and Book Edition

  • Author: Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0843113006        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Classical Music Apprec

Recommended for Cycle I.

 

 

Music Appreciation I

  • Author: Patrick Fata
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 1st/2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        9781615387922
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Music Appreciation 1 2-Disc Audio CD

  • Author: Patrick Fata
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2017. Compact Disc (CD).
  • ISBN:        9781615389612
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art & Architecture I (AA1-A)

Recommended for Grade 11.

 

Semester 2: Roman Studies IIA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy


The Story of Art: Pocket Edition (16th edition)

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher/Copyright: London: Phaidon Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0714847038        978-0714847030
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th Edition [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Penelope J. E. Davies, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0131934554        978-0131934559
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


STAA Student Zone

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Spring Live Class: Art and Architecture IA

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy



Art & Architecture II (AA2-A)

Recommended for Grade 12.

 

Semester 1: European Studies IA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: : St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy


The Story of Art: Pocket Edition (16th edition)

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher/Copyright: London: Phaidon Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0714847038        978-0714847030
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th Edition [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Penelope J. E. Davies, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0131934554        978-0131934559
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


STAA Student Zone

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

The Face of Jesus in Art

  • ISBN: 0769701809        
  • Supplier: Ignatius Press


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Picturing Mary

  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006. DVD.
  • ISBN: 1594642664        
  • Supplier: Ignatius Press


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Fall Live Class: Art and Architecture IIA

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy



Art Apprec & Analysis

Recommended for Cycles B and D.

 

Faith and Life 1: Our Heavenly Father (Student Book)

  • Author: Daria Sockey
  • ISBN: 0898707048        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula


Faith and Life 4: Jesus Our Guide (Student Book)

  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0898709075        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula


DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone



Art Prac & Apprec (AR3-B)

Recommended for Grade 9.

 

Semester 2: U.S. Studies IIB Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy


 

ARTistic Pursuits Elementary 4-5 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition (3rd edition)

  • Author: Brenda Ellis
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Artistic Pursuits Inc., 2013. Print.
  • ISBN: 193939404X        978-1939394040
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


Artfully Teaching the Faith

  • Author: Steve Kellmeyer
  • Publisher/Copyright: Peoria, IL: Bridegroom Press, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 097181287X        978-0971812871
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites (Dover Song Collections)

  • Author: Theodore Raph
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Dover Publications, 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486252221        978-0486252223
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Wee Sing America Book and CD

  • Author: Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Price Stern Sloan, Inc., 2007. Songbook and CD set.
  • ISBN: 0843112794        978-0843112795
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


STAA Student Zone

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Spring Live Class: Art Practice and Appreciation

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy



Art Prac and Analysis

Recommended for Cycle H.

 

 

ARTistic Pursuits Elementary 4-5 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition (3rd edition)

  • Author: Brenda Ellis
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Artistic Pursuits Inc., 2013. Print.
  • ISBN: 193939404X        978-1939394040
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art Prac&Intro to Drafting

Recommended for Cycle F.

 

 

Complete-A-Sketch 1-2-3 on CD

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Insight Technical Education, 1999. Compact Disc (CD).
  • ISBN:        978-0975528037
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


Complete-A-Sketch: Vision-Dexterity-Focus

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205845        978-0972205849
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Practical Drafting: Applied Engineering Graphics

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205837        978-0972205832
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Practical Graphic Design

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205853        978-0972205856
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art Practice

Recommended for Cycle C.

 

Draw Write Now! #6: Animals and Habitats on Land, Ponds and Rivers, and Oceans

  • Author: Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer
  • ISBN: 0963930761        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art Practice

Recommended for Cycles A and B.

 

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals

  • Author: Ed Emberley
  • ISBN: 0316789798        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art Practice

Recommended for Cycle D.

 

 

Art With a Purpose: Artpac 3

  • Author: Myron and Rachel Weaver
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Art With a Purpose: Artpac 4

  • Author: Myron and Rachel Weaver
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Art Practice

Recommended for Cycle E.

 

Draw Squad

  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • ISBN: 0671656945        978-067165942
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Classical Picture Studies

Recommended for Cycle A.

 

Primary Language Lessons

  • Author: Emma Serl
  • Publisher/Copyright: Lake Wales, FL: Lost Classics Book Company, 1997, 1911. .
  • ISBN: 0965273512        978-0965273510
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Old World Art (App&Prac)

Recommended for Cycles G and I.

 

 

Ever Ancient, Ever New/Level 1 (Text)

  • Author: Bethany Pedersen
  • Publisher/Copyright: Irving TX: Catholic Heritage Curricula, 2016. .
  • ISBN:        9780991326495
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula


 

Ever Ancient, Ever New/Level 1: ART Pad

  • Author: Bethany Pedersen & AnneMarie Johnson
  • Publisher/Copyright: Irving TX: Catholic Heritage Curricula, 2016. .
  • ISBN:        9781946207999
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula



Picture Study Intermed

Recommended for Cycle E.

 

 

No text required.

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: None.



Greek Playwrights (GPW-B)

Recommended for Grade 10.

 

Semester 2: Greek Studies IIB Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: : St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy


Aeschylus: Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

  • Author: Aeschylus
  • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
  • Translator: Christopher Collard
  • ISBN: 019953781X        978-0199537815
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Aeschylus II: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound

  • Author: Aeschylus
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.
  • Translator: Seth G. Benardete, David Grene
  • ISBN: 0226307948        978-0226307947
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)

  • Author: Sophocles
  • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
  • Translator: H.D.F. Kitto
  • ISBN: 0199537178        978-0199537174
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae (Focus Classical Library)

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher/Copyright: Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, R. Pullins & Company, Inc., 2004. Print.
  • Translator: Stephen Esposito, A.J. Podlecki, Michael R. Halleran
  • ISBN: 158510048X        978-1585100484
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Aristophanes: Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Plume, 1994. .
  • Translator: William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglass Parker
  • ISBN: 0452007178        978-0452007178
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


Great Dialogues of Plato

  • Author: Plato
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2015. Print.
  • Translator: W.H.D. Rouse
  • ISBN: 0451471709        978-0451471703
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


STAA Student Zone

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato's Apology

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898709253        978-0898709254
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com


OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Spring Live Class: Greek Playwrights

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy



Roman Architecture I

Recommended for Cycle F.

 

Our Amazing Bridges Architecture Kit

  • Author: Slinky Science
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


Roman Engineers, The [ORDER USED]

  • Author: L.A. and J.A. Hamey
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 1981. Print.
  • ISBN: 0521225116        9780521225113
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com



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California

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Michigan

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Texas

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Kansas

I really don't know what I would do without your kindness, and very helpful advice. You are a blessing to our family.

Pat

Idaho

The assessment testing was quick and easy to do, so I didn't expect much valuable feedback. Boy was I wrong!!! It was like my advisor had met my kids and spent hours/days with them.

Mary Ellen

Maryland

We have been so very happy with our first year with STAA! Thank you for walking me through it and for all the fantastic resources and materials we are using. There is not one we don't like!

Elizabeth

California

Our family so enjoyed our wonderful relationship with STAA as our [son] worked his way through high school. It was a wonderful and outstanding experience for him and we continue to suggest your program to all those who are looking for an excellent homeschool experience.

Debra S.

Colorado

Since I am writing, I will also sing more praises of the Greek Studies plan. [My daughter] moaned over the timed-essay and then did very well. So easy to implement with the choose one reflection topic from each subject and then get ready, get set, go! Apparently the school also gave suggestions for the process essay in "Format Writing." Thank you! For a mom of many this is real time saver.

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mother of 9th grade daughter and several STAA graduates

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Illinois

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Texas

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