Course Registration No. FA -088


18-week course plan from U.S. Studies II, B Track: Artistic Pursuits; Artfully Teaching the Faith; The American Song Treasury; and Wee Sing America.





ARTistic Pursuits Elementary 4-5 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition (3rd edition)

  • Author: Brenda Ellis
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Artistic Pursuits Inc., 2013. Print.
  • ISBN: 193939404X        978-1939394040
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Plastic Comb: 92 pages; 3rd edition (2013)


Artfully Teaching the Faith

  • Author: Steve Kellmeyer
  • Publisher/Copyright: Peoria, IL: Bridegroom Press, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 097181287X        978-0971812871
  • Supplier: Retail or

64 pages; see for the artwork.



DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF document.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the "Resource Library for Teaching-Parents" and the student course webpage.


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites (Dover Song Collections)

  • Author: Theodore Raph
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Dover Publications, 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486252221        978-0486252223
  • Supplier: Retail or

406 pages; 6 sections; musical notation, lyrics, and history of each song; index of titles.


Wee Sing America Book and CD

  • Author: Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Price Stern Sloan, Inc., 2007. Songbook and CD set.
  • ISBN: 0843112794        978-0843112795
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

63 pages; 41 songs; simple musical notation and lyrics.



STAA Study Guide: U.S. Studies II, B Track (Composition IIB • Catholic Apologetics B • U.S. Hist & Geogr IIB • Art & Music B)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: Lulu

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.





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We can’t imagine going without these wonderful, enhanced lesson plans! Thank you!

On the STAA Study Guides


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