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    Raising our children and educating them could be described as, "a long obedience in the same direction." The longer we homeschool, the more we believe that to be obedient, to stay on the "narrow pathway" that Jesus described, we need the Lord desperately, and we also need each other.

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    Encouragement

    Encourage means, "to inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten."

     

    "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up." I Thessalonians 5:11


Middle School

Middle School 2018-2019

Middle School Classes

Scheduling 

Devotions begin at 8:45

Middle School classes: 9:00 to 3:00

Writing-Grammar

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Writing & Grammar

IEW's World History-Based Writing Lessons

Easy Grammar Plus

Institute for Excellence in Writing: World History-Based Writing Lessons

Using the Structure and Style writing method, 6th–9th grade students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events and people around the globe. This yearlong course explores world history from Gutenberg to twenty-first-century technology.

Easy Grammar Plus

Students learn grammar faster and easier when they're actually writing and editing texts; this hands-on approach to grammar is just one of the reasons why Easy Grammar is so successful. Utilizing the prepositional approach, students memorize prepositions to then eliminate from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier. Concepts are reviewed and introduced throughout the school year; this, accompanied with reviews helps to ensure engaged, mastery learning for all students. This comprehensive workbook covers nouns, verbs, common mistakes (fragments, run-ons, etc.), phrases, clauses, adverbs, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions and the other major aspects of grammar.

Need to purchase:

IEW World History-Based Writing Lessons – Teacher/Student Combo

IEW World History Curriculum says that the Student Resource Packet is required for this course. It is free to download from IEW with the purchase of the curriculum. If you prefer to purchase a copy, click here.

Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook

Easy Grammar Plus Teacher Edition

History

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Middle Ages History & Geography

Mystery of History, Vol. 2 - The Early Church and the Middle Ages

Sheppard Software Online Geography Program (FREE)

Mystery of History Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages

The Mystery of History Volume 2 continues the story of God's working in history with lessons that cover the early church that arose after the death of Christ (AD 33) through the Middle Ages and the invention of the printing press. This classical curriculum is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, and gives students insight into how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies that integrate fascinating stories with the events of the time.

Geography

Sheppard software online program – Europe, Asia, Africa, & Middle East

Need to purchase:

Mystery of History Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages

Optional:

Mystery of History Volume 2 - Audio CD Set

Literature-Vocabulary

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Literature & Vocabulary

Various Literature Selections (to be determined by the teacher)

Wordly Wise 3000 Student Book 7, 4th Edition

Literature - Various Literature Selections to be determined by the teacher

Vocabulary

Wordly Wise 3000, 4th Edition, Book 7 contains 20 lessons with 15 words per lesson and focuses on preparing students to be able to decipher words they'll encounter in content area texts, literature, and tests. Lessons begin with word lists that include definitions with contextual sentences, much like dictionary entries; a selection of activities follow the word list, which may include matching words and definitions, matching synonyms and antonyms, identifying whether words were used correctly in a particular context, sentence completions, reading passages followed by comprehension questions, discussion/writing extension ideas, and other exercises. This book also comes with 12 months of access to Quizlet (with Grade 7 words pre-loaded), in which students practice learning words and definitions in an ad-free environment, test themselves on their knowledge, and play motivating games to reinforce long-term retention of words.

Need to purchase:

Literature - Various books to be announced over the summer.

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 Student Edition, 4th Edition

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 Key, 4th Edition

Teacher resource only: 

Various Literature Guides

The Thinking Toolbox

 

Science

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Physical Science

Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Ed.

Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Ed.

In this study of Physical Science, you'll be introduced to the stunning world you live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics.

Need to purchase:

Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science Set, 2nd Ed.

Optional purchase:

Audio Book MP3 CD

Elective - Middle School Art

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Middle School Art

This class is optional for middle schoolers. There will be an additional supply fee.

Middle School Art, taught by Beth Pell, will be for beginners on up. Class time will include instruction in drawing, colored pencil, pen and ink, print making, and painting. Most of our time will be focused on doing art. A sketch journal with homework assignments will be an integral part of putting into practice what has been learned in class. The goal of the class will be to advance each student in art skills and creativity.

Need to purchase: 

Art supplies will be purchased with the supply fee through Beth

 

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