Omnibus 3 Student Text
Author: Douglas Wilson
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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 III: Reformation to the Present is the third 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 III is recommended for 9th 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 Old Man and the Sea and Pride and Prejudice. Primary Books to read include: The Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Plymouth Plantation, The Federalist/Anti-Federalist Papers, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Slave Narratives, The Communist Manifesto, Philemon, and more. Secondary Books include: Frankenstein, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Pit and the Pendulum, Little Women, The Old Man and the Sea, Animal Farm, Death of a Salesman, and How then Shall we Live?
Each chapter's essay 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 questions to consider, optional activities, reading assignments, cultural analysis, biblical analysis, application, summa questions, recitation comprehension questions, lateral thinking, review questions, and evaluation questions.
This book is perfect for additional students in a class, co-op, or family; the teacher's CD-ROM is not included.
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.'
617 pages, indexed, with timeline, hardcover. Grade 9.
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