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K-6 Curriculum

K - 6 Bible Curriculum

Kindergarten/Grade 1:  Introduction to the Bible, including Old Testament characters, The Psalms, Thanksgiving, Major Prophets, Elijah and Josiah, Life of Jesus, including Christmas and Easter. Character traits such as loving, sharing, caring, giving, trusting, believing, forgiving, witnessing and pleasing God.

Grade 2 - 3: Focus on the foundational teachings of the Bible, including the nature and character of God, qualities of His people and His church, an overview of the Bible, God's attributes, biblical characters, the early church and what it means to know Jesus and live for Him. Old Testament figures, Ruth, David, Elijah, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel, Job and New Testament figures, Jesus, Peter and Paul.

Grade 4 - 5: (Young Peacemakers) Understanding and responding to conflict in a Biblical manner through the study of Biblical history.

Grade 6: Focus on the foundational teachings of the Bible, including the nature and character of God, qualities of His people and His church, including chapters titled, God’s Grand Design, Before Foundation, Through the Covenant, Under the Blood, Royal Home, God’s Providence, Life of Jesus, Incarnate Word, Ends of the Earth.

K - 6 Language Arts Curriculum

In elementary Language Arts phonics, reading, writing, and spelling are connected - woven together to provide students with a solid language-arts foundation.  The Foundations and Frameworks program, using authentic literature for reading skill development, selected for each student’s ability level, is used throughout the elementary grades.

Kindergarten: Letter and sound recognition, writing all upper and lower case letters, beginning phonics skills, sight words, writing words and sentences, basic punctuation, beginning capitalization, reading strategies, comprehension and fluency

Grade 1: Expand on phonics skills, expand on reading strategies, guided reading and independent reading, reading for comprehension, beginning grammar skills, punctuation, capitalization, beginning parts of speech, introduction to the writing process, simple book reports, journal writing

Grade 2: Parts of speech, sentence structure and usage, writing skills with time-order paragraph, friendly letter, poems, paragraphs, and a research project

Grade 3: Parts of speech, sentence structure, mechanics of writing and usage, reference and study skills, writing projects that include persuasive essay, book report, friendly letter, and a research report

Grade 4:  Emphasis on independent reading and skill development, English grammar and usage, as well as practice with essential reference skills for using dictionaries and encyclopedias. Parts of speech and sentence structures are examined in detail to help students gain a mastery of grammar. The writing process is explained in a step-by-step manner to be implemented in a variety of writing assignments, such as a personal narrative, a research report, and a business letter.

Grade 5: Emphasis on independent reading and skill development and traditional grammar as well as practice with vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as compare-contract essays, persuasive business letters, diamantes, and more. Practice and reinforcement with resource skills using thesaurus and writing models, abbreviations, prepositions, homophones, and diagramming models.

Grade 6: Reading skill development through the Foundations and Frameworks program using authentic literature, selected for each student’s ability level.  Writing and grammar includes work with parts of speech, personal narrative, newspaper editorial, research project, historical fiction, compare-contrast, essay, poetry and a cover letter. Expository, persuasive, descriptive and narrative writing are used throughout these exercises.

 

K-6 Math Curriculum

The math curriculum focuses on the order of God’s universe.  The curriculum allows students to see how God has a perfect plan.  They also learn how to problem solve using the world of order created by God.

Kindergarten: Numbers through 100, count to 100 by twos, fives, and tens, sorting patterning, graphing, measurement, time to the hour and half hour, introduction to money, simple addition and subtraction, solving word problems

Grade 1: Patterns, addition and subtraction facts to 18, two-digit addition and subtraction, introduction to geometry and fractions, counting to 100, place value, graphs, time, money, measurement, word problems, critical thinking skills

Grade 2: Addition and subtraction facts to 18, place value, money, time, geometry and fractions, measurements, two digit addition and subtraction, computation skills and word problems

Grade 3: Place value, review of addition and subtraction facts, multiplication and division facts from 0 - 18, money, geometry, measurements, graphs, time, money, and problem solving

Grade 6: Numerical expressions and equations, decimals, number theory and fraction concepts, operations with fractions, rate, ratio, and proportion, percentages, algebra - integers and rational numbers, inequalities, equations, and graphs, geometry - lines, angles, polygons and circles, measurement calculations, data, graphs and probability

 

 

K-6 Science Curriculum

The science curriculum leads students to see God’s hand in the world around them.  The material and process of inquiry will enrich their knowledge of creation, affirm their faith in the creator, and empower them to be good stewards of creation.  

Kindergarten / Grade 1: Our bodies including introduction to the digestive, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems, bones, muscles, 5 senses, health, safety - bus, bicycle, fire and poisons

Grade 2: Bones and muscles, health and safety, animals, liquids and solids, position and motion, buoyancy and boats

Grade 3: Circulatory and respiratory system, plants, forces and electricity, heat and temperature, soil, natural resources, and structures

Grade 4 - 5: Scientific investigations, force and motion, organ systems, weather, minerals, rocks & earth’s structures

Grade 6: Scientific investigations for the immune and nervous systems, diversity of life, energy, electricity, matter, weather, flight

 

K-6 Social Studies Curriculum

The social studies curriculum, supported by the Bob Jones University Press Heritage Studies text, integrates Bible, citizenship, cultures, economics, geography, government and history to reveal God’s wisdom, omnipotence, sovereignty and benevolence in the world around us.

Kindergarten / Grade 1: God’s world, beginning map skills, continents, oceans, culture, families, community places and helpers, needs and wants, states, our country and its capital, Native Americans, Christopher Columbus, Pilgrims.

Grade 2 -3 : United States history from early explorers and Native Americans to the Civil War.

Grade 4 - 5: United States history from the creation of the car in the late 1800s through the 2015 Clean Power plan, include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions

Grade 6: Historical beginnings, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Israel, India, China, Persia, Greece, and Rome, the Byzantine Empire, Mesoamerican, Ancient Africa, Japan and the Middle Ages in Europe