Foundational Knowledge Everybody Should Have

Math through Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2

Reading — be able to read and understand what you read

Write – You need to be able to write and communicate

Basic Knowledge You Should Have

World History

American History

Science– Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Literature — novels, plays, poetry, the different forms and usages

Logic – the formal study of logic

Grammar — How we use language to convey information from the very basic levels of nouns and verbs through all the tenses and word usages

Rhetoric and Communication

Specialized Areas of Knowledge

Not everyone needs to be experts in everything.  There are lots of interesting subjects from which to choose. It basically means that you pick a subject and instead of staying broad and having a basic understanding you go deep and get indepth understanding.  Some examples of academic depth studies include calculus, astonomy, zoology, History of England or China or any other group, in depth study of a novel or play, reading and discussing the Great books of the Western World.