Courses and Book List

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4th Grade

Class

Text Books

 

 U.S. History / State History

  • A Beka The History of Our United States - Third Edition
  • For state history we will use the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series. Get the book that is written for your state. Make sure it is the most recent edition. (the copyright will be between 2001-2003) You can either buy the book on Amazon or check it out from your local library.
  • Click here to order from Amazon

Science and Health

  • A Beka Understanding God's World - Third Edition
  • Developing Good Health - Second Edition

 

Bible

  • Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (to be downloaded from VHR) - this course is an Old Testament Survey written on a 4th-6th grade level. Audio version of this text is available on Librivox.org
 

5th Grade

Old World History

  • Abeka Old World History and Geography - Third Edition

Old World History and Geography

Science and Health

  • A Beka Investigating God's World  - Third Edition
  • Enjoying Good Health - Second Edition

Investigating God's World

Enjoying Good Health

Language Arts

  • God's Gift of Language B - Second Edition. This is not the most recent edition, but it is still available from Abeka.
  • Spelling, Vocabulary and Poetry 5 - Fourth Edition. This is not the most recent edition, but it is still available from Abeka
  • Read and Think 5
  • All fifth grade readers (Beyond the Horizon, Windows to the World, Of America I - Third Edition, Adventures in Nature - Third Edition)
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: God's Gift of Language B Teacher's Edition
  • Book Report Books (Rosa, Noah Webster)

Language B

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 5

Bible

  • Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (to be downloaded from VHR) - this course is an Old Testament Survey written on a 4th-6th grade level. Audio version of this text is available on Librivox.org
 

6th Grade

New World History

  • A Beka New World History and Geography - Third Edition

New World History and Geography (Third Edition)

Science and Health

  • A Beka Observing God's World - Third Edition
  • Choosing Good Health - Second Edition

Observing God's World

Choosing Good Health

Language Arts

  • God's Gift of Language C - Second Edition
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: God's Gift of Language C Teacher's Edition
  • Spelling, Vocabulary and Poetry 6, Fifth Edition
  • Read and Think 6
  • All Sixth Grade Readers (Mountain Pathways, Voyage of Discovery, Of America II, Adventures in Greatness); 
  • Sixth Grade Book Report Books (Message of the Mountain, Billy Sunday: Runner for the Lord)
  • Creative Writing

Language C

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 6

Bible

  • Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (to be downloaded from VHR) - this course is an Old Testament Survey written on a 4th-6th grade level. Audio version of this text is available on Librivox.org
 

7th Grade

History

  • History of the World - Third Edition - Click here to order from Amazon (This is NOT the most recent edition)

History of the World in Christian Perspective (A Beka Book)

Science and Health

  • Science Order and Reality - Second Edition - Click here to order from Abeka
  • A Healthier You - 1989 Click here to order from Amazon; Click here to order from Abeka

Science Order and Reality

A Healthier You

Language Arts

  •  Abeka Handbook of Grammar & Composition Fourth Edition click here to order from Abeka

Note - This is listed with the 11th grade text books. This book has no exercises. All exercises are done online and immediately graded. This is simply a compilation of all of the grammar rules. We will cover only the grammar rules that pertain to the 7th grade curriculum. This handbook will be used for all grades 7 and 8.

  • Literature (to be downloaded from Virtual Home Room) In quarters 1-3 students will read a selection of short stories and a full book. In the 4th quarter students will read the full book, Tarzan of the Apes. Click here to see the full Table of Contents. Most short stories and novels are also available in audio which can be downloaded without cost from www.Librivox.org
 
  • Abeka Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry I

Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry I

8th Grade

History

  • Abeka America, Land I Love - Second Edition

America: Land I Love

Science and Health

  • Abeka Matter & Motion in God's Universe

Order from Moore Expressions; Order from Amazon

Matter and Motion in God's Universe

Language Arts

  • Abeka Handbook of Grammar & Composition

Note - This is listed with the 11th grade text books. This book has no exercises. All exercises are done online and immediately graded. This is simply a compilation of all of the grammar rules. We will cover only the grammar rules that pertain to the 8th grade curriculum. This handbook will be used for all grades 7 and up.

  • Literature (to be downloaded from Virtual Home Room) Each quarter, students will read short stories for the first 3 weeks. They will read two classic novels for the rest of each quarter. There are 12 novel of which they will choose 8. (The Shortstop, Treasure Island, Helen's Babies, War of the Worlds, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Girl of the Limberlost, Beasts of Tarzan, Hans Brinker, Pollyanna, Biography of a Grizzly, Tristan and Iseult, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) All novels are also available in audio book version which can be downloaded without cost from www.Librivox.org
 
  • Abeka Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry II
 

9th Grade

Cultural Geography

  • Bob Jones Cultural Geography (ISBN 978-1-59166-496-3) This text provides a survey of geographic principles through a regional approach. Students will study the geography, cultures, land forms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country as they "travel" around the world.
 

Grammar

  • Abeka Handbook of Grammar & Composition

    Note - This is listed with the 11th grade text books. This book has no exercises. All exercises are done online and immediately graded. This is simply a compilation of all of the grammar rules. We will cover only the grammar rules that pertain to the 8th grade curriculum. This handbook will be used for all grades 7 and up.

     

 

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  paid course free course
study schedule Study schedules are supplied which help your child pace himself throughout the school year. Study schedules are supplied which help your child pace himself throughout the school year.
tests tests are taken online, scored automatically and recorded on report card tests are taken on paper, the parent must grade the tests and enter the scores
report card test scores are automatically recorded onto report cards test scores are automatically recorded onto report cards

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Class

Text Books

4th Grade

Math

  • Saxon Math 5/4; recommended - D.I.V.E. CD-ROM

5th Grade

Math

  • Saxon Math 6/5; recommended - D.I.V.E. CD-ROM

6th Grade

Math

  • Saxon Math 7/6; recommended - D.I.V.E. CD-ROM

7th Grade

Math

  • Saxon Math 8/7; recommended - D.I.V.E. CD-ROM

8th Grade

Math

  • Saxon Algebra 1/2; recommended - D.I.V.E. CD-ROM