This one-of-a-kind program was created by hiring numerous experts to organize and lead you through the study of the great works from antiquity, teaching with the emphasis on ideas, not simply information. Omnibus I is, in essence, a collection of study and discussion guides (with daily lesson plans), offering commentary on the books, as well as each book's historical context and the ideas it considers, always comparing those ideas with biblical truth. This well-thought-out, manageable tool, with daily lesson plans, will make teaching and interacting with the greatest works of Western Civilization both enjoyable and profitable. With Trinitarian thinking at the core of the study, students will learn to interact with timeless material in a wise and godly way. In Omnibus I, the students will cover history, literature and theology from the dawn of time to the fall of Rome. They will also apply and further develop their skills in composition, logic and aesthetics.
This book includes the Teacher's CD-ROM, which offers the entire text along with the answer key. If you have additional students or don't want the answer key (with the accompanying expense), you may order the text without the CD-ROM.
Sample from Omnibus I: Genesis
Sample from Omnibus I: Genesis TE
Resources for listening:
First 21 lines of the Odyssey in English and Greek (mp3 format)
Dido's Lament (mp3 format)
* As all seven Chronicles of Narnia books are used (and the guide doesn't reference page numbers for them), it doesn't matter which version of the books you use. Here are the boxed sets we offer:
Omnibus I includes a chapter onThe Twelve Caesars by Suetonius; students read the complete text along with commentary by Brent Harken, and complete extensive written exercises. The version used was translated by Robert Graves and edited by James B. Rives; Rives softened some of the more graphic content. Even so, it's still graphic content—chapters on Caligula, Nero, and Domitian include descriptions of bestiality, pedophilia, incest, and more. While Harken is clear that this is wicked behaviour, having 7th graders read content like this (The Twelve Caesars is one of the primary texts for year-one second-semester) seems to us inadvisable, at least in many cases. Also, Harken's interpretation of the text is a bit odd. Proceed with caution, and if necessary skip this text altogether.
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