Omnibus 1 Text W/Teacher CD-Rom 4TH Edition
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In Latin, Omnibus means 'all encompassing.'
The Omnibus Curriculum from Veritas Press is designed to help enlighten, train, and develop young minds through the study of everything important, long-lasting, and true: the ideas, arguments and expression of the Western Canon as expressed in the Great Books.
Omnibus I: Biblical and Classical Civilizations is the first in a series of six books that repeat a three year cycle of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern history; the first three are at the logic stage, and the latter three at the Rhetoric stage. Omnibus II is recommended for 7th grade, but parents may wish to preview the material to see whether their student is at a rigorous enough reading and maturity level for the materials covered. The three books in the series may be used in any order for children at that level.
Each volume features lists of both Primary and Secondary books. Primary books are the traditional Great Books, while the Secondary books provide balance in the areas of Theology, History and Literature, such as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Holiness of God. Primary Books to read include: Genesis, Exodus, the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Code of Hammurabi, First & Second Samuel, First & Second Kings, The Odyssey, Histories, Oresteia, Plutarch's Lives, The Theban Trilogy, The Last Days of Socrates, The Early History of Rome, Luke, Acts, The Aeneid, The Twelve Caesars, Julius Caesar, and Revelation. Secondary Books include: Chosen by God, Till we Have Faces, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Best Things in Life, the Unaborted Socrates, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Screwtape Letters, The Holiness of God, and additional books of the Bible.
Each chapter covers a Great Book, examining the author, context, significance, main characters, summary and setting, worldview, and providing an in-depth essay analyzing and teaching the important points of the work. Chapters conclude with five sessions that provide reading assignments plus questions to consider, optional activities, comprehension questions, textual analysis, cultural analysis, biblical analysis, application questions, recitations, and other assignments .
The included Teacher's Guide CD-ROM duplicates the student text and inserts answers to all questions, provides grading tools, and more.
Covering literature, history, and theology from a solidly Reformed perspective, editors Douglas Wilson and G. Tyler Fischer weave their understanding of God's providence and sovereignty throughout history. Emphasizing the importance of understanding presuppositionalism, evaluating worldview, and having a Christo-centric understanding of the world, the authors clearly set out the goal of their work:
'We do not learn logic and rhetoric simply to become more competent than our peers. We do it to take dominion in the name of Jesus Christ.'
604 pages, indexed, with timeline, hardcover. Grade 7. 4th Edition.
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