4th - 6th Grade CURRICULUM

 

  • Bible

    • Positive Action for Christ - https://www.positiveaction.org/

      • We believe that the Bible is God’s self-revelation, the Word He gave to reveal His glory, grace, and love. Therefore, we write our studies to magnify His majesty, His works, and His nature. In each passage of the Bible, we look for how God reveals Himself, then how His message can shine through context, culture, language, and application. We challenge students first to stand in awe of God, to know and love Him, for that is the first step of any true change of character.

  • Math 

    • Saxon - https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math/overview

      • To master mathematics, students need to build on prior learning—what new concepts they can learn depends on which concepts they already know. Saxon Math™ provides a learning structure proven to advance students steadily and assuredly to higher levels of understanding. 

      • In Saxon Math, concepts from every math strand are woven together and connected throughout the year. Skills or concepts are reinforced throughout the years, helping students build a strong foundation of understanding.

  • Science 

    • Apologia - https://www.apologia.com/

      • Apologia’s creation-based science curriculum has been voted #1 for over 12 years in a row.  They have received over 75 awards for our science and biblical worldview curriculum. The study of science is not a purely factual endeavor; it is intimately linked to our knowledge and acknowledgment of our Creator. Knowledge of God gives meaning to scientific data; it permits us to know the truth not only in concept but also an encounter.

  • History 

    • Notgrass History - https://history.notgrass.com/

      • Notgrass History exists to glorify God by producing materials centered in His Word that help teach children to honor God with heart, soul, and mind. 

      • 4th - 6th Grade offers the following over three years - America the Beautiful covers American history and geography. From Adam to Us explores people, places, and events from Creation to the present and all around the world. Uncle Sam and You introduces children to the American government and civics.

      • In the high school grades 9th - 12th, students earn three (3) credits per year while studying Notgrass - Bible, History, and English

  • English 

    • Grammar  

      • Easy Grammarhttps://www.easygrammar.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html      Wanda Phillips used the prepositional approach and combined it with various strategies for effective teaching.  She also added review both on a daily basis (Daily Grams) and cumulatively at the end of each unit (included in Easy Grammar texts). "My students began to like English because it made sense, and their scores improved remarkably," Wanda shares.  The Easy Grammar teaching texts and Daily Grams review texts were written because she wanted to share this very simple but effective method with others.  "I realized that students throughout the nation could benefit by using this approach," Phillips notes. "I began writing my program into texts because of the need to help children learn to speak and write properly. This was the basis for text development, and it continues to be my mission."

    • Reading 

      • Abeka - https://www.abeka.com/ChristianSchool/                                                                                  The means by which each person may learn for himself. Because children often emulate what they read, they need reading skills and character-building reading materials from an early age. Abeka employs phonics as the most logical, orderly way to introduce reading to children. Abeka readers are beautifully illustrated and imaginatively written.  Selections are carefully chosen for interest, readability, theme, and values, with literary concepts and questions throughout to guide students in comprehension of reading material and in the development of critical thinking skills, including the application of valuable principles to their lives.

    • Penmanship - CCS teaches and utilizes cursive from Pre-K through 12th-grade                      

      • Abeka - https://www.abeka.com/ChristianSchool/                                                                         Writing in cursive brings more involvement from the brain, and the extra involvement helps it develop.  In “Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter,” William R. Klemm, Ph.D., writes, “The benefits to brain development are similar to what you get with learning to play a musical instrument. Not everybody can afford music lessons, but everybody has access to a pencil and paper.”

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