Course of Study 2017-2018

 

Kindergarten/ Form 1

 

BibleErgermeier’s Bible Story Book

             Bible verse memory/ recitation

Math: Singapore Math: Essential Math K

Language Arts:

Phonics          Wilson Fundations K

Handwriting    Italic A

Literature        Five In A Row: literature-based unit studies

Grammar        First Grammar Lessons, by Jesse Wise

Writing        Transcribed narrations: Home Narration Journal

Golden Lines copy book

History:  Intro to the World: Cultures/ Sonlight

Science: Nature Study: Christian Liberty Nature Reader

Natural HistoryThe Burgess Bird Book for Children

                                  Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, By Bernard J. Nebel

Music:  Music and Movement

              Composer study: Classical Magic, Themes Vol. 1

               Lessons and Carols program

               Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Art:

       Picture study

       Artist study

       Formal Art

Habit Training: Laying Down the Rails for Children, Lanaya Gore

 

Form 2 – Grades 1 and 2

 

BibleThe Child’s Story Bible, New Testament  stories, By Catherine Vos

Bible verse memory/ recitation

Math: Singapore Math: Primary Math 1 or 2

Language Arts:        1st-grade                2nd grade

Phonics:        Wilson Fundations 1        Wilson Level 2

Handwriting:    Italic B                 Italic C

Literature:        Classic selections from Honey for a Child’s Heart, By Gladys Hunt

Grammar:        First Language Lessons, by Jessie Wise

Writing:        Transcribed narrations: home narration journals

Golden Lines Copy Books…both grades

Poetics:

History:  Learning God’s Story: Genesis to Revelation

My Father’s World

Science:  Nature Study

Natural History: The Burgess Animal Book for Children, by Thornton Burgess

My Father’s World Science 1

Music: Music and movement

Composer Study: Classical Magic, Themes Vol. 1

Vocal Music

Lessons and Carols program

Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Art:

Picture study

Artist study

Formal Art

Habit TrainingLaying Down the Rails for Children, Lanaya Gore

Form 3 – Grades 3 and 4

 

Bible:              The David C. Cook Journey Through the Bible By Gilbert Beers

Bible verse memory/ recitation

Celebrating Biblical Feasts, Martha Zimmerman

Math:             Singapore Math: Primary Math 3 or 4

Language Arts:

Handwriting:    Italic D or E

    Literature:        Classic selections from Honey for A Child’s Heart, By Gladys Hunt

Grammar:        Grammar Island, by Michael Clay Thompson

Writing:           Sentence Island, by Michael Clay Thompson

Studied dictation: excerpts from literature

Golden Lines copybooks

Poetics:        The Music of the Hemispheres, by Michael C.Thompson

Vocabulary:    Caesar’s English 1, Part 1   MCT

History:            Creation to the Greeks

My Father’s World

Streams of Civilization, Volume 1

                           Ancient World, Usborne

Science:            Science in the Beginning, By Jay Wile

Music:     Vocal Music

Composer Study: Intro to Vivaldi, Bach and Handel

Lessons and Carols program

Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Art:                God and the History of Art 1

Picture Study

Artist Study

Formal Art

Habit Training:        Laying Down the Rails for Children, Lanaya Gore

 

Form 4 – Grades 5 and 6

 

Bible:                How the Bible Came to Us, by Meryl Doney

Bible verse memory/ recitation

Trial and Triumph: Stories From Church History, By Richard Hannula

Math:                Singapore Math: Primary 5 or 6

Language Arts:       

Handwriting:    Italic F

    Literature:        Dangerous Journey, The Door in the Wall,

                               The Bronze Bow, Twice Freed

    Grammar:        Grammar Town by Michael C. Thompson

Writing:        Paragraph Town by Michael C. Thompson

Studied dictation: excerpts from literature

Golden Lines Copybook

Poetics:        Building Poems by Michael C. Thompson

Vocabulary:    Caesar’s English I, Part 2 by Michael C. Thompson

History:         Rome to the Reformation

My Father’s World

The Story of the World, by Susan Wise Bauer

Augustus Caesar’s World, by Genevieve Foster

Science:            1st Semester:  The Human Body

2nd Semester: Exploring Creation With Astronomy

                            Apologia

Music:      Vocal Music

Composer study: Into to Haydn, Mozart, and

Beethoven

Lessons and Carols program

Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Art:          Picture Study: art of the Middle Ages and the

Reformation; Gothic and Romanesque art

Artist Study:  artists of the Middle Ages and the

Renaissance: Donatello, Giotto, Ghiberti, Raphael,

Van Eyck. Titian, Durer

Formal Art

Habit Training:        Laying Down the Rails for Children, Lanaya

Form 5- Grades 7 and 8

 

Bible:                Introduction to inductive Bible study

Precept Upon Precept, by Kay Arthur

Math:                Pre-Algebra: Singapore

OR

Beginning Algebra, by Margaret Lial

(Algebra 1)

Language Arts:   

Literature:        Titles from The Brave Writer: Boomerang Series

                               Across Five Aprils, A Wrinkle in Time, LIttle Women,

                               Animal Farm, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

                              The Pearl, To Kill a Mockingbird,

                              The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Grammar:        Grammar Voyage by Michael Clay Thompson

Writing:        Essay Voyage by Michael Clay Thompson

Studied dictation: excerpts from literature

Golden Lines copybooks

Poetics:        A World of Poetry by Michael Clay Thompson

Vocabulary:    Caesar’s English II by Michael C. Thompson           

History:            The History of US: 1850-Present

Oxford University Press
Science:            7th Grade: Exploring Creation with General Science

8th Grade: Earth Science, BJU Press

Music:     Vocal Music

Composer Study: American composers

1850-present

Stephen Foster, Cole Porter, John Philip Sousa,

Scott Joplin, Aaron Copeland, Duke Ellington,

George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein

Lessons and Carols program

Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Art:                Picture and Artist study: American artists

1850-present

Winslow Homer, Mary Cassat, Georgia O’Keeffe,

Jackson Pollock, Norman Rockwell, Picasso

Foreign Language:    Spanish 1

Habit Training:        Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, by Alex and Brett Harris

Forms 6- High School Grades 9-10

 

Bible:                (Incorporated into Omnibus II)

The Gospel of John

                           Ephesians

Math:                Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Jacobs

OR

Intermediate Algebra, Margaret Lial

    (Algebra 2)

Language Arts:   

Literature:        The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Rings,

                The NIne Tailors, The Dragon and the Raven,

                The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,

                The Two Towers, Henry V, King Richard III,

                The Return of the King

Grammar:        Easy Grammar by Wanda Phillips

Composition:    Lost Tools of Writing, Level 1  Circe Institute

Poetry:        The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

History:            Omnibus II: Veritas Press

“All-encompassing Bible, Literature and HIstory”

Medieval Age. from the times of the early church

fathers to the Protestant Reformation

History reading includes:

The Church History Eusebius,

                Confessions of St. Augustine,

                On the Incarnation, The Creeds (Apostles, Nicene,

                & Chalcedonian), The Ecclesiastical History of the

                English People, The Rule of St. Benedict, Beowulf,

                The Song of Roland, The HIstory of the Kings of

                Britain, Macbeth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,

                Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Canterbury Tales,

                The Bondage of the Will

Science:            Glencoe Chemistry: Matter and Change,

                      McGraw Hill Higher Education

OR

                   Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable

                Future, by Richard T. Wright

Music:            Vocal Music

Composer Study

Lessons and Carols Program

Fine Arts Festival end-of-year program

Foreign Language:    Spanish 2 or 3

Habit Formation:        Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against

                Low Expectations, Alex and Brett Harris

The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges
*NOTE:    Upper grades (11th and 12th) will participate in dual-enrollment courses at Thomas Nelson Community College for instruction in electives beyond those offered at Covenant.

Form 7-High School Grades 11-12

 

Bible:           Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against

Habit Training:        Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris

The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges

Math:                Intermediate Algebra, Margaret Lial

                            OR

                Higher level math, dual enrollment TNCC

Humanities:        Literature, Composition, Christian Worldview and Apologetics

Composition:    Lost Tools of Writing, Level 2 Circe Institute

Literature:  

A C.S. Lewis Symposium, to include:

Mere Christianity

Screwtape Letters

Out of the Silent Planet

Worldview:        How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig,  By Susan Schaeffer McCauley

                             The Deadliest Monster, Jeff Baldwin

Electives Available:      Art

Choral music or private voice lessons

                                            Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future by Richard T. Wright

Composer study, Drama, Nature Study and

Gardening, Handcrafts and Life Skills