11th Grade Homeschool Overview
How to take historic principles into the future
11th grade, your student is almost done. Have they taken the needed courses to graduate? Do they have ideas about where they are going next? College? Trade school? Missions? What does the next season hold?
Because there are as many future options as there are people, Sonlight has designed our High School level programs to be flexible. Each level works for a range of grade levels, to ensure your student covers all of the subjects they need for whatever they are pursuing. Examine your history options and choose a program that will fulfill requirements and excite your student's interest. Any program will provide an excellent year of study.
11th Grade History / Bible
- American History
- Church History/ World History
- 20th Century World History
Let's look at each of these courses more in depth.
American History: Dig into American history as you move chronologically through time. Examine periods like the empires that existed before Columbus; the founding fathers; WWI; and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. While you may have touched on this subject before, this is an opportunity to look deeper into these subjects. Many states require American History to graduate, you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
History of the Christian Church / World History: While still a traditional Church History course, this comes with the added benefit of studying all of the history and interactions from around the world through this unique lens. Many states require World History to graduate; you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
The 20th Century World History: Learn the key events, people, conflicts, inventions and changes of the last century. You'll have the opportunity to evaluate it for what it is, why it happened as it did and where we are headed now. Many states require World History to graduate, you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
American Government and Economics: Combining two 18-week courses, American Government and Economics; the first offers a view of not only how our government works, but also why it works as it does; the second demystifies one of the least understood disciplines in all of academics.
You will unravel the complexity of government as it has played out throughout our history. After an overview of government types, we begin with the Constitution. How have two centuries of social currents and historical events altered Americans' understanding of this document: Jeffersonian Democracy, Lincoln's presidency, the incredible increase in the federal government during the 20th century and more. Most Americans think our government is pretty complicated. Interestingly enough, the Founding Fathers designed it that way! As students ponder foundational issues, we present different sides, enabling them to see beyond surface rhetoric and think for themselves.
Check out all of Sonlight's History / Bible modules here.
Unsure which program would be best for your students' requirements? Check out our free report on creating transcripts here.
11th Grade Lesson Plans
For high school levels, we have designed the lesson plans, our Instructor's Guides, to move you to a supportive role. The notes in the Instructor's Guides (IGs) are written to the students, and each high school program includes both a Parent Guide and a Student Guide.
The Student Guide contains discussion and thought questions. Some questions cover basic comprehension, and some are closer to college-level analysis. The Parent Guide contains all the same information, along with answers. So, while you still receive the book-by-book, and subject-by-subject schedule, and notes the tool has changed to match this high school season.
Your student will be able to work independently for much of the time and you are able to choose when and how you would like to work with them.
IGs are included with your History / Bible and Literature / Language Arts or All-Subjects Packages. Use them for record keeping, a daily schedule, notes, or any combination of the three. At the high school level, your Apologia Science program comes with a Sonlight "Schedule Plus" which provides a Sonlight-style schedule to accompany the Apologia program.
11th Grade Literature / Language Arts
For your 11th grade year, you will have Literature and Language Arts combined. As your students read the literature, they will spend some time on comprehension questions, as well as to continue looking in-depth at literary analysis and deeper thought questions: What effect did this have? Where these good actions?
Your student will continue to learn terms like analogy and conflict, think through ethical questions, and build their cultural literacy. Their writing assignments mostly come from their reading.
You can also choose from several optional workbooks, with assignments scheduled in the IG. Wordly Wise improves vocabulary and Analogies helps your student learn to reason. Analogies are part of college admission standardized testing, as well as helpful in overall communication. If you suspect your student needs more instruction in grammar, add on a grammar program here.
Check out all of Sonlight's Literature / Language Arts modules here.
11th Grade Science
Sonlight offers Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physics, with the addition of the Sonlight-exclusive Schedule Plus (which provides the familiarity of Sonlight's IG for your Apologia studies). The CD-ROM version of the program is less expensive and includes all of the information found in the print version, with multimedia add-ons such as animations, videos, narrations, and audio pronunciation guides.
A solid mathematically-oriented introduction to physics this is an excellent preparation for mathematically-inclined students who have an interest in possibly pursuing a technical or engineering degree in college.
In order to fully understand the text, a student needs to be comfortable with sine, cosine, and tangent functions along with their inverses.
Choose the matching 11th Grade Science level or browse other available Science programs to find the best program for your family this year. If you would prefer to study something else, you can customize your science selection and still get our best discount of 20%.
11th Grade Math
Sonlight includes Math-U-See's PreCalculus in our 11th Grade All-Subjects Package.
PreCalculus covers topics such as trigonometry, identities, polar equations, logarithms, sequences, limits and other topics to prepare for calculus.
Your student will learn about subjects like understanding and working with trigonometric ratios, their reciprocals, and their inverses; how to work with trigonometric expressions and identities; what it means to understand and work with polar coordinates and radian measure; and graphing and analyzing trigonometric functions among other things.
They will learn how to understand functions, limits, domain, and range; work with arithmetic and geometric series and sequences; and how to understand and apply the laws of sines and cosines.
While Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Package, if you are interested in another program, you can easily swap out the math and still receive our best 20% discount. Learn more about your other 11th Grade Math options here.
Ways to Buy
Two ways to choose your 11th Grade curriculum
Put together a customized program OR select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family.
Start with History
Use with one or more children. Add subjects as needed.
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Everything you need for one child. Fully customizable.
Start with History
Choose one of the options below.
Select the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information.
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Add other subjects as needed.