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This course is a history survey course covering the time period from creation through the Middle Ages.  We will also discuss the modern era and how the ancient civilizations influenced our present day culture.  The units studied include: the First Earth (Creation through the Flood), Mesopotamia (Sumerians and Old Babylonians), the emergence of civilizations, Egypt, Canaan (Hittites, Phoenicians, Lydians, Syrians, and Hebrews), Persia, Greece, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and Christianity, Byzantine Empire and Infidel (Islam), European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Reformation and Modern Era.  The student studies the World History through the use of films, map studies, lectures, textbook readings, primary sources, discussion groups, role playing, group projects, debates and supplemental readings.

Students will "tour" the world in a condensed study of the world's geography examining both physical and cultural characteristics to better appreciate their own context as well as the many varied contexts that are unfamiliar to them.

Students will gain a basic understanding of the purpose of government through a study of biblical principles, the history of government, and current news items to better fulfill their responsibilities as American citizens.

Students will gain an appreciation of the rich cultural, political, and most importantly spiritual heritage surrounding the founding and growth of the United States.  We begin our study in topics spanning 1492 through the Constitution and pick up again in the Reconstruction era through more recent decades.

Literature portion of 9th grade English.  Themes in Literature (A-Beka), and selected classic novels and Shakespearean play are sources of literature used in this course.

Last overview of grammar topics for effective English speaking and writing.  Overview of parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences, and agreement.  Common errors in language and punctuation and capitalization rules reviewed.

9th Grade English Grammar using Bob Jones curriculum.  Reinforcement worksheets and pre-tests for each unit.

10 English Spelling and Vocabulary contains twelve units each meant to take two weeks using one vocabulary list of twelve words and two spelling lists of twenty words.  The exercises will expose students to synonyms of the vocabulary words.  In the course of the year approximately one thousand vocabulary words are used.  Spelling words feature spelling rules and commonly misspelled words.

9th English Spelling Lists (28 lists of twenty words each) feature spelling patterns and commonly misspelled words and Vocabulary Lists (28 lists of ten words each) have exercises to put words into sentence contexts.  There are weekly quizzes and review lessons after every seven lessons with cumulative tests.

Upperclassmen will study an overview of British literature from the first British work of Beowulf to the modern era.

This American Literature course is a year-long course designed to prepare students for beginning-college level writing.  This class will help to develop skills as an independent reader and writer through assessing a variety of genres on three levels: understanding, interpreting and analyzing.  Students taking this class will write and revise certain pieces into polished final drafts, including college application essays, response papers and a research paper.  Throughout the year, they will accumulate a final writing portfolio which will have evidence of both the finished work and works in progress.  The reading aspect of this class will have an emphasis on American Literature from the earliest American writers into the 21st century and how American Literature has entered the world literary scene and made an impact. 

Seventh Grade English will be a blend of grammar, literature and the basics of writing.  Sentence structure, writing application, and vocabulary use is the main focus of our grammar study.  Much of this is based upon the reading that is done and breaking down what makes writing effective through grammar.  We will spend time working on creating a strong foundation in grammar as well as incorporating those skills into their actual writing.  Short stories, nonfiction, & fiction, poetry, drama and novels are all utilized throughout the school year.  A wide array of materials are used, giving students an understanding of the world and presenting opportunities to balance what literature has to offer with what the Word of God says.  Response papers, research assignments, projects, creative writing, and daily assignments are used throughout the year to enhance the teaching tools available for instruction.  These different venues will help to enable students with a variety of giftings to be able to both learn from different teaching techniques and be able to utilize their own talents to express themselves.  It is also my goal to have the students revise their work multiple times to improve the quality of their work and to identify weaknesses and mistakes within their writings.

Students are introduced to the scientific method and encouraged to apply it throughout this Christian life science text. They investigate fields such as botany, anatomy, zoology, microbiology, and ecology with the goal of discovering the thoughts of the Creator through the ingenious structure and orderly function of His creation.

This is a high school/ college preparatory survey course in the foundations of chemistry, quantification, and chemical interactions.  Historical development of chemistry and the periodic table, nomemclature of elements and compounds and descriptive chemistry and reaction chemistry are discussed.  Numerical quantification, use of scientific notation, and conversions of units are thoroughly practiced skills employed throughout the course.  Laboratory experiences are limited by our classroom setting and safety.  Selected topics in acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction, chemical kinetics and eqilibria may be included.

Students will solidify their understanding of basic mathematic operations while beginning an understanding of the language of Algebra.

This is a high school level survey of plane and solid geometry (Euclidean).  Emphasis is on building a deductive approach to mathematics; reasoning from undefined, defined terms, postulates and and properties, to theorems and their corollaries.  Application of these geometric tools of thought are applied to lines, planes, triangles, quadrilaterals, similar and congruent polygons and to circles.  Practical application to traditional determination of areas, surface areas, and volumes of solids, as well as using analytical (coordinant geometry) and transformational geometry are included.

This is the online portion of the 7-8th grade health / safety unit they are learning as a part of their p.e. class.  The final grade will be added to their regular science / health grade.


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