CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

All summaries of this curriculum are from: veritaspress.com, welltrainedmind.com, Usborne.com

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Third Grade

 

Reading:  Literature and Comprehension Guides

 

Third grade literature will include reading and comprehension activities from the books:  Charlotte’s Web, Homer Price, Misty of Chincoteague, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Magician’s Nephew, Peter Pan, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Random House Book of Fairy Tales, Stuart Little, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Story of the Treasure Seekers, and The Dragon of Lonely Island. 

 

Language Arts:  Shurley Level 3

 

The most astounding and effective grammar program available. The children learn jingles to memorize the parts of speech, enabling and encouraging them to chant till they start dreaming grammar lessons.

 

Writing:  1. Classically Cursive Attributes of God & Classically Cursive Shorter Catechism  2.  IEW Teaching Writing

 

1. Students will continue to develop their cursive skills by copying Scripture passages that focus on the attributes of God. This easy-to-use book will give your student the practice they need to be successful in cursive as well as ingrain truth in hearts and minds for decades to come.  Students can continue to develop their skill in cursive writing by copying the Shorter Catechism. Beginning with "What is the chief end of man" and ending with "What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?"

2. This writing course for elementary students new to IEW lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of 15–30 weeks, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.

 

Bible: Judges to Kings

 

This curriculum covers Judges through the time of Kings and Chronicles. Learning many of the major events of Scripture chronologically has proven invaluable in the lives of many children. Having children memorize names, dates, places, and events has given them a valuable tool for understanding how God is working today and what He has done during many past events. Furthermore, they are following classical methodology by memorizing this material which is presented in a variety of ways that makes the memory work quite enjoyable. We’ve heard countless examples of how students who used this curriculum were able to routinely contextualize more in-depth study in later years—and that is exactly what needs to happen. We know of no better means to make a student familiar and comfortable with his Bible than this tool.

 

Math:  Saxon 5/4

 

Yes 5/4, this is no typo. Recommended for 3rd and 4th graders, the award-winning Mathematics 3 (Saxon 5/4) builds on basic level math skills while introducing more complex math concepts that will begin preparing the student for higher levels of math in the late Grammar stage. Students will work to master whole number concepts, computation, geometry, and other math concepts appropriate for this age level.

 

Science:  Elemental Science:  Biology for the Grammar Stage (animals, human body, plants)

 

This curriculum lays out a twenty-week study of animals, a ten-week study of the human body, and a six-week study of plants using visually appealing encyclopedias.  It includes weekly scientific demonstrations, reading assignments, notebook assignments, additional activities, memory work, and more!

 

Geography:  1. Geography songs CD and Song Book  2.  Legends & Leagues East Storybook

 

1. This thirty–four track CD and companion book take advantage of children’s natural aptitude for learning through exposure to music. By singing the songs while reading the lyrics, children can easily learn the names and locations of all 226 countries, oceans, continents, and planets.

2. Ready to travel with the ever adventurous Mr. Latitude and Mr. Longitude? Join these two gentleman in this storybook as they venture to the East to defeat the evil bunyip with the help of a sweet girl named Momochan. While there, the group encounters dragons, fairies, baku, kangaroos, a terra-cotta army, and the famous submarine captain, Nemo! They travel aboard the Nautilus and even visit Shangri-La

History:  Story of the World

 

This four-volume set covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas — find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This read-aloud series is designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

 

Latin:  Latin for Children A set

 

Rigorous, comprehensive, organized, flexible, easily taught. These are just a few words that describe this brilliant curriculum. Of course, incorporating Veritas Press History and Shurley Grammar methods into its teaching doesn`t hurt. And the Activity Book is a sure way to have students ask for more Latin today. Uses ecclesiastical or classical pronunciation.

 

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