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Upper-Grammar Class Descriptions and Supply Lists

Upper-Grammar

Humanities

This two-hour block is an integrated humanities course driven by great books focusing on stories from ancient civilizations. Students will dive deep into the literature while exploring history, geography, composition, poetry, art, music, and church history.

In-Class Curriculum: Literature selections from the ancient civilizations, IEW, Famous Men of Rome and Famous Men of Greece.

At Home Recommendations: Students will complete weekly reading assignments, IEW writing assignments, selections from Famous Men of Rome and Famous Men of Greece. Parents may wish to purchase an Ancient History resource for further Bible and History studies.

 

Latin

This class is designed to teach Latin in an inviting and creative way. The student will be trained in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives. Lessons teach mnemonic aids (songs and chants) that enable students to learn Latin with ease and delight. Note: Latin for Childen A is a prerequisite for this class. If your student has not completed the prerequisite then they will be placed in Public Speaking.

In-Class Curriculum: Latin for Children Primer B (full set)

At Home Recommendations: Students will complete weekly assignments from Latin for Children Primer B.

Public Speaking

“A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something.” -Plato

In this dynamic speech course, students will learn how to speak effectively through imitation and speech writing. The students’ skills will be honed through a variety of exercises. Students will be given many opportunities to practice their developing public speaking skills while they present at least four types of speeches: self-introduction, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive.

In-Class Curriculum: IEW Bootcamp and Try it! Speech I: Public Speaking and Practical Life Skills

At Home Recommendation: Students will have weekly presentations to write and practice.

Science

Students will explore God’s creation through botany. This will include exposure to vocabulary, the scientific method, and hands on experiments.

In-Class Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook and Notebooking Journal, 2nd Edition

At Home Recommendations: Students will read weekly from their textbooks and complete assignments in the Notebooking Journal.

 

Upper-Grammar Student Supply List

Humanities

Latin

Public Speaking

Science

  • 1” Three-ring binder
  • Literature Selections (you may choose to check these books out at the library):
    • Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht by Richard Platt
    • Tirzah by Travis Lucille
    • Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
    • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
    • Little Pilgrims Progress by Helen Taylor
  • IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 6th Edition (Student Book)
  • Famous men of Rome (text only)
  • Famous men of Greece (text only)
  • Student Planner
  • Latin for Children Primer B (Full Set)
  • IEW Bootcamp (hardcopy or digital)
  • Try it! Speech I: Public Speaking and Practical Life Skills (digital student workbook only)
  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook and Notebooking Journal, 2nd Edition