New Hard-Hitting Traditional Catholic Textbooks
Angelic Doctor Academy and Christ the King Books have collaborated for five years of intense labor to produce a new set of Traditional Catholic Textbooks. These books attempt to address, head-on, certain very pervasive errors across the disciplines. Instead of the typical biased United States History, public-school-style “science” books, and mathematics books which teach the child almost nothing but memorization and problem solving, we provide solid, orderly textbooks which proceed from the first principles of each science. The student really learns. Please check out the samples below!
NOTE: The books listed below are just a few of our new books. All of the books listed have corresponding student exercises manuals. We can grade all those exercises for the busy homeschooling parents! (Parents are, of course, free to instead grade the exercises themselves.)
|United States History from a Traditional Catholic Perspective||We think Traditional Catholics will especially love this book, which tells the true story of our country’s foundations, both the strengths and the weaknesses. We contrast Protestant and masonic ideas with the solid teachings of the Church; we expose some strengths and errors in our Founding Documents; the heroism of the immigrants;, the expansion of our nation; the great wars, and so much more. This hard-hitting book opens with the great Queen Isabella of Spain sending Columbus, and the ends around the 1970’s. An excellent, hard-hitting history which we challenge you to find elsewhere.|
|Biology for High School Students- a Traditional Catholic perspective||Far from simply avoiding sex-ed and evolution, this book presents a Catholic philosophy of science, completely opposed to that of secular biology texts. We show the student that that there is design and purpose in nature, and that living things are not just a collection of special materials. Rather, as St. Thomas and Aristotle teach, there are four causes of natural things, and that all living things have souls (of course, only men have immortal souls). It covers human and animal life, plants, microbiology, ecology, some treatment of Catholic ethics, and evolution. One of our top-selling books!|
|Annotated Papal Encyclicals Levels One, Two, and Three||Papal encyclicals, far from being just for clerics and adults, are definitely suitable for high school students. With guidance, they can definitely grasp the ideas. Our annotated texts provide that guidance for certain critical, hard-hitting, anti-liberal encyclicals. A must in these troubled times to fortify your student with unchangeable Catholic truths.|
|Annotated Sacred Scripture I; Annotated Sacred Scripture II||These texts lead the student through carefully chosen books of Scripture. We lament that our youth are not reading Scripture itself, but instead often merely read about Scripture, by means of commentaries. Just like the encyclicals, these are annotated to aid the student’s understanding.|
|Concepts in Science||In this short book, the student is guided through a variety of concepts not only important in themselves, but also critical for more advanced sciences such as biology, chemistry, or physics. These concepts address basic logic such as genus, species, specific difference, and careful definitions; concepts in measurement; matter, weight, mass, gravity; motion and Newton’s laws. The student then applies some of these to particulars, such as color, light, electromagnetic radiation, and much more.|
|An Introduction to Beautiful Music||Music has strong effects on the soul. Why should it not be then, that objectively beautiful works get a fair chance to form our youth? Such masterpieces as those of Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, and many others have excellent effects on the student’s mind, will, and passions. Let us encourage our youth to become familiar with and even love these great works!|
|Traditional Catholic Latin Series||
This is a two year Latin series. It will give the student a firm foundation in the fundamental concepts of the language. As one would expect in an introductory text, the emphasis is on the parts of speech, including the five declensions of nouns and the chief conjugations of verbs, along with mood, voice, and tense. In this way, the student will be well prepared to tackle the more difficult translation exercises of Latin Year 2.
The books contain many passages and examples pertaining to the Catholic Faith, good literature, and interesting topics. They also contain many sentence diagramming examples, which are critical for proper thinking and analysis. As with all of our courses, we can grade all the coursework for you – a huge time saver with a subject like Latin, in which the student must complete many exercises in order to get a grip on the language.