“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” -John Muir
Subject headings are linked to pages listing options for expanding those topics of study. We are also working on listing options to the main curriculum on these pages.





  • Memory Work
    • 3 poems per term
    • 1 passage from Shakespeare per term
    • 1 passage from The Illiad per term




We like The Art of Problem Solving math sequence which follows from their Beast Academy for younger kids. They offer math beyond the traditional algebra to calculus path, which we include in our sequence. There are plenty of math curricula out there and most of them can be used just fine with UML.

  • AOPS Precalculus


The Wider Feast

Free Reading

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
  4. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  5. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  7. Rob Roy by Walter Scott
  8. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  9. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  10. The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman
  11. The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House by Jesse J. Holland
  12. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  13. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C. L. R. James
  14. A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel
  15. The Major Works by Alfred Tennyson
  16. Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen by Linda M. Heywood
  17. The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey by Randy Sparks

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