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  • CHURCH HISTORY IIA (CH2-A)

    Course Registration No. REL-020

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    18-week course plan studying an introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica in A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft and The One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost.  Alongside the introduction to this great saint, we will explore Church history from the collapse of the Carolingian empire to the Treaty of Westphalia (ninth to seventeenth centuries) using The Didache Series' The History of the Church (Chs. 8-14 this semester).
           The feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students, is January 28th.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of Saint Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica

    • Author: Peter Kreeft
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1993. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898704383        978-0898704389
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    162 pages

     

    One-Minute Aquinas

    • Author: Kevin Vost
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Sophia Institute Press, 2014. Print.
    • ISBN: 1622821580        978-1622821587
    • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

    Paperback; 304 pages.

     

    The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

    • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
    • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
    • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
    • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum

    Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website: http://www.theologicalforum.org/ProductInformation.aspx?BrowseBy=Category&CategoryId=106&ProductId=312.

     

     

    STAA Study Guide: European Studies I, A Track (Research Papers • Rhetoric IA • Church History IIA • Catholic Apologetics A • European History IA • Shakespeare • Art & Architecture IIA)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

     

     


     

  • CHURCH HISTORY IIB (CH2-B)

    Course Registration No. REL-021

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    18-week course plan studying St. Thomas Aquinas and Church history from the collapse of the Carolingian empire to the Treaty of Westphalia (ninth to seventeenth century). Books for this semester: Louis de Wohl's The Quiet Light: A Novel About Thomas Aquinas, The One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost, and The Didache Series' The History of the Church (Chs. 8- 14).
           The feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students, is January 28th.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

    • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
    • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
    • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
    • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum

    Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website: http://www.theologicalforum.org/ProductInformation.aspx?BrowseBy=Category&CategoryId=106&ProductId=312.

     

    The Quiet Light: A Novel About Thomas Aquinas

    • Author: Louis de Wohl
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898705959        978-0898705959
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    377 pages; 19 chapters.

     

    One-Minute Aquinas

    • Author: Kevin Vost
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Sophia Institute Press, 2014. Print.
    • ISBN: 1622821580        978-1622821587
    • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

    Paperback; 304 pages.

     

     

    STAA Study Guide: European Studies I, B Track (Composition IB • Church History IIB • European History IB • American Literature)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

     

     


     

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHE-B)

    Course Registration No. PE -673

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    "But if a man uses exercise, food, and drink in
    moderation, he will become physically strong and
    his health will be improved and preserved.  It is the
    same with the virtues of the soul -- for instance,
    fortitude, temperance, and the other virtues."
    St. Thomas Aquinas
     
    Cultivate a habit of healthy physical activity: regularity is more important than the amount of time you give it.  Attach yourself to a reasonable daily routine, such as thirty minutes, rain or shine, of walking, hiking, jogging, running, swimming, biking, aerobic classes, treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper, rowing, or the like or as directed by your doctor or other healthcare professional.  High school students need at least 75+ hours per school year.  All time in weight training, cardio exercise, and formal or informal sports can be logged for Physical Education.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


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    Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul

    • Author: Kevin Vost, Psy D.
    • Publisher/Copyright: Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2007. .
    • ISBN: 1933184310        978-1933184319
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    Dr. Vost explains the basic principles of strength and endurance training, weaving in fitness wisdom from classical philosophers, athletic popes, and even St. Thomas Aquinas.

     

     

    Gradebook for Physical Education

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1998. PDF file.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

    Available as a download from the STAA Student Zone.