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VERITAS

ACADEMY


GRAMMAR SCHOOL (K–6th)

CURRICULUM GUIDE


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SECTION ONE

Curriculum by Grade

Kindergarten

Art

Bible


History & Geography—Lancaster

Math


Music

Reading (and Handwriting)


First Grade

Art

Bible

Grammar


History & Geography—Pennsylvania

Math


Music

Reading (and Handwriting)


Second Grade

Art


Bible— Genesis through Joshua

Grammar (and Handwriting)

History & Geography—Old Testament & Ancient Egypt

Latin (Pre-Latin)

Linguistics

Math


Music

Reading
Third Grade

Art

Bible—Judges through Kings



Grammar

History & Geography—New Testament, Greece & Rome

Latin (Latin I)

Linguistics

Math

Music


Reading
Fourth Grade

Art


Bible—Chronicles through Malachi & Job

Grammar


History & Geography—Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

Latin (Latin II)

Linguistics

Math


Music

Reading
Fifth Grade

Art

Bible—The Gospels



Grammar

History & Geography—Explorers to 1815

Latin (Latin III)

Linguistics

Math

Music


Reading
Sixth Grade

Art


Bible—Acts through Revelation

Grammar


History/Geography—1815 to Present

Latin (Latin IV)

Math

Music


Reading

SECTION TWO

Curriculum by Subject

ART—Kindergarten through Sixth Grade


BIBLE

Kindergarten—Old Testament

First—New Testament

Second—Genesis through Joshua

Third—Judges through Kings

Fourth—Chronicles through Malachi and Job

Fifth—The Gospels

Sixth—Acts through Revelation

GRAMMAR—First Grade through Sixth Grade

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

Kindergarten—Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

First—Pennsylvania

Second—Old Testament and Ancient Egypt

Third—New Testament, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Fourth—Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation

Fifth—Explorers to 1815

Sixth—1815 to Present


LATIN

Second—Pre-Latin

Third—Latin I

Fourth—Latin II

Fifth—Latin III

Sixth—Latin IV


LINGUISTICS—Second Grade through Fifth Grade
MATH—Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
MUSIC—Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
READING—Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

(includes literature lists for all but kindergarten and handwriting for kindergarten and first grade)


12/10/01


KINDERGARTEN ART


Primary texts and materials


Crafts for Young Children

Drawing With Children

How to Teach Art to Children

Fine art primers

Various illustrations, photographs

Markers, crayons, pencils, water colors

Drawing paper, sketch paper, illustration paper (w/ half lines)

Clay, construction paper, tissue paper, beads, buttons, other small items

Items for interesting still-lifes

Containers for materials

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Describe the beauty, colors, textures, sizes, etc. in the Creation that God gave us.

Correctly hold, use, clean-up, and store all tools and materials.

Use the entire space given for creating work (i.e., fill the paper).

Recreate, both on paper and in sculpture, the basic geometric shapes.

Identify those geometric shapes in real objects.

Describe a given color or shade as light or dark.

Manipulate a variety of lights and darks (color & B/W) in drawing.

Copy from an illustration or photograph using above skills and tools.

Illustrate a story or theme using above skills and tools.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction and demonstration

Individual attention to skill development

Copying from given materials, photographs, still-lifes

Integration with other subject areas (illustrate in Bible, history, reading, etc.)

Approximate time per week—one hour (excluding integration)

12/11/01


KINDERGARTEN BIBLE

(Old Testament)


Primary texts and materials


Bible (NKJV)

Big Book of Questions and Answers, The: A Family Guide to the Christian Faith

Big Picture Bible Timeline

Child’s Story Bible, The

Children’s Illustrated Bible, The

Stories From the Old Testament

Wee Sing Bible Songs

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:


Understand that God gave us the Bible as His only written Word.

Correctly identify the two parts of the Bible; Old and New Testaments.

Recite the books of the Old Testament in sequence.

Correctly identify major characters in the Old Testament and know for what they are most remembered.

Describe the major biblical events discussed in class.

Consistently participate in daily praying.

Describe in his own words: the basic Gospel, what sin is, what obedience is, God's love and forgiveness, God's creative and sustaining power, God’s holiness, and unchanging character.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction—Using Bible reading, story telling, pictures, drama, puppets, etc.

Large group participation—Using daily singing, prayer (teacher-led)

Projects, art work; integrated with other subject areas

Use timeline to understand sequence of events.

Approximate time per week—one to one and one-half hours (excluding integration)

12/11/01


KINDERGARTEN HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

(Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

Primary texts and materials


Bible (NKJV)

Lancaster city maps

Pictures, artifacts and pamphlets

Student family photos

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Begin to understand God’s sovereignty in history.

Begin to understand that it is God’s providential acts that bring about the events of history.

Begin to understand a timeline of history by using personal family information.

Explain in their own words that God is sovereign in their lives, their families, and in the world. (Drawn from scriptural stories and readings through the year.)

Recall the basic tasks done by Lancaster city service personnel (e.g., firemen, police, hospital, mayor, etc.).

Identify the location of their home on a basic city map (possibly class-made).

Identify the major land features and uses of land in this area.

Recall basic facts of Lancaster County history.

Recognize basic traffic signs.

Recall the state’s name in which they live.

Recall their own address and telephone number.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction using maps, pictures, guest speakers, artifacts, stories/biographies, models, and other visual helps to illustrate changes over time.

Construction of individual student timeline.

Build models, make family trees, make foods, make local crafts, read stories, listen to stories, do drama, make maps, make “time capsules.”

Integrate with Bible and art (geographical features)

Field trips to locations important to Lancaster County (i.e., fire department, Kitchen Kettle, Landis Valley Museum, “The Pumpkin Patch,” etc.)

Approximate time per week—one to one and one-half hours

12/11/01


KINDERGARTEN MATH


Primary texts and materials


Saxon 1 worksheets, teacher’s manual and one meeting book, workbook and flashcard set per student

Kindergarten reproducible math worksheets

Variety of manipulatives

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

State that God gave us numbers and systems of math to help us.

Explore new ways of manipulating materials, e.g., counting, sorting, comparing sizes and shapes, and making designs and patterns.

Properly form written numbers.

Consistently arrange items to form predictable patterns.

Correctly organize items according to their distinctive properties or characteristics; i.e., practice noticing small details and distinctions to aid in classifying.

Consistently and correctly count forward and backward.

Make correct comparisons between items according to length, quantity, weight, volume, and duration (more or less conception).

After gaining adequate knowledge through practice, graph basic comparison information.

Correctly identify basic geometric shapes; e.g., triangle, square, circle, etc.

Count by ones, twos, fives and tens to one hundred. (Grasp basic base ten system.)

Correctly recall the days of the week and the months of the year.

Explore and correctly use basic (1-20) addition and subtraction through repeated combinations of numbers.

Identify and state the values of a penny, a nickle, and a dime.

Identify the half-hour and hour markings on a clock.

Work independently to complete written and oral story problems.

Describe correctly fractions of 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction: using manipulatives and/or integration with other subjects

Individual and small group work using Saxon materials

Math centers, games

Use of play money, clocks, computer to reinforce skills/concepts

Approximate time per week—four and a half to five hours

12/17/01


KINDERGARTEN MUSIC

Primary texts and materials


Instruments

bass bar

glockenspiel

piano


metallophone

xylophone

CD’s & Tapes

Classical Kids Series

Other

Kodaly Methods



Primary objectives—the student will be able to:
Express that music is given by God and should be done to His glory.

Discriminate between high and low.

Identify pitch direction.

Match pitches in vocal range.

Identify and echo clear, focused head-tones.

Locate high and low sounds on pitched instruments.

Recognize steady beat or no beat.

Identify repeated rhythm patterns.

Distinguish between no beat, steady beat and melodic rhythm.

Discriminate between melody alone and melody with accompaniment.

Recognize and identify sections of music as same or different.

Primary teaching methods


Large group instruction and demonstration

Individual attention to skill development

Integration with other subject areas (Bible, history, reading, etc.)

Guest artists

Participation in musical productions.

Regular listening in foreground and background of appropriate musical pieces with emphasis on pieces that have stood the test of time.

Approximate time per week—thirty minutes (excluding integration)

12/12/01

KINDERGARTEN READING AND HANDWRITING

Primary texts and materials

Veritas Press Phonics Museum, Level K

Phonics Fundamentals, Vol.1 (as needed for reinforcement)

Reproducible Phonics Worksheets (as needed for reinforcement)

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:


Understand that God gave us language and the Bible.

Correctly identify upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.

Correctly identify consonants and vowels.

Correctly and consistently vocalize the most frequently used sound of each letter of the alphabet.

Demonstrate the ability to blend sounds together in short vowel words.

Correctly identify and vocalize short vowel sounds to decode words.

Use decoding skills to beginning reading primers.

Recall specific, important details from stories and books read aloud by them or to them.

Share favorite books with others; either by reading them aloud or describing them.

Correctly form upper- and lower-case letters using modern manuscript.

Primary teaching methods
Large group instruction.

Individual and small group instruction (based on reading ability).

Use of art and drama to encourage a love of books.

Approximate time per week—five hours

12/10/01

FIRST GRADE ART




Primary texts and materials

Discovering Art

Drawing With Children

Draw Then Write

Fine art primers

Various illustrations, photographs

Markers, crayons, pencils, water colors, pastels, tempera paint

Drawing paper, sketch paper, illustration paper (w/ half lines)

Clay, construction paper, tissue paper, beads, buttons, other small items

Items for interesting still-lifes

Containers for materials

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Describe the beauty, colors, textures, sizes, etc. in the Creation that God gave us.

Correctly hold, use, clean-up, and store all tools and materials.

Use the entire space given for creating work (i.e., fill the paper).

Recreate, both on paper and in sculpture, the basic geometric shapes.

Identify those geometric shapes in real objects.

Describe a given color or shade as light or dark.

Manipulate a variety of lights and darks (color & B/W) in drawing.

Copy from an illustration or photograph using above skills and tools.

Illustrate a story or theme using above skills and tools.

Primary teaching methods


Large group instruction and demonstration

Individual attention to skill development

Copying from given materials, photographs, still-lifes

Integration with other subject areas (illustrate in Bible, history, reading, etc.)

Approximate time per week—one hour (excluding integration)

12/11/01


FIRST GRADE BIBLE

(New Testament)

Primary texts and materials


Bible (NKJV)

Big Book of Questions and Answers About Jesus, The

Big Picture Bible Timeline, The

Child’s Story Bible, The

Children’s Illustrated Bible

Wee Sing Bible Songs

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Understand that God gave us the Bible as His only written Word.

Correctly identify the two parts of the Bible; Old and New Testaments.

Recite the books of the New Testament in sequence.

Understand that Jesus is God and was born of an earthly mother (i.e., He was God incarnate).

Correctly identify major characters in the New Testament and know for what they are most remembered.

Describe the major biblical events discussed in class.

Consistently participate in daily praying.

Describe in his own words: the basic Gospel, what sin is, what obedience is, God's love and forgiveness, God's creative and sustaining power, God’s holiness, and unchanging character.

Review objectives—it is understood that all “primary objectives” from prior years will be taught/reviewed as necessary.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction—Using Bible reading, story telling, pictures, drama, puppets, etc.

Large group participation—Using daily singing, prayer (teacher-led)

Projects, art work; integrated with other subject areas

Use timeline to understand sequence of events.

Approximate time per week—two hours (excluding integration)

10/23/01


FIRST GRADE ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Primary texts and materials


The Shurley Method, Level 1, audio tape, teacher’s edition, one workbook per student

Penmanship paper w/illustration area

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Demonstrate understanding that God gave us letters and language.

Consistently and properly form the upper and lower case versions of each letter of the alphabet (using modern manuscript).

Memorize the Shurley Method jingles for the eight parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, object of the preposition, pronoun, article adjectives) and the sentence jingle.

Consistently use the Shurley Method question-answer flow for the parts of speech that have been covered.

Accurately identify the complete subject/predicate in a sentence.

Identify single/plural words and common/proper nouns.

Select synonyms and antonyms for given words.

Recognize and use contractions; I’m, can’t, don’t, doesn’t, didn’t

Identify present, past, and future verb tenses.

Identify simple sentences and fragments; make fragments into complete sentences.

Consistently and correctly write his name on all worksheets and papers.

Consistently use correct capitalization and punctuation in a written sentence (e.g., beginning capitals, ending periods).

Write at least a three-sentence story with a beginning, middle, and an end, using the above skills correctly.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction

Individual instruction/work

Regular oral presentations, spelling bees

Integration of other subjects in writing/oral presentations

Chant and drill jingles

Play review games

Approximate time per week—four hours (including integration)

12/10/01


FIRST GRADE HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

(Pennsylvania)

Primary texts and materials


Around and About Our Globe, Our World

Around and About Maps and Journeys

Beginning Geography, Vol. 1 & 2

Bible (NKJV)

Teacher-made timeline cards

Miscellaneous Pennsylvania history materials

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Begin to understand the flow (that is, sequencing) of history including the following events: Creation, Indians, William Penn, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross, Pennsylvania Dutch, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Gettysburg, James Buchanan, and Milton Hershey.

Further understand God’s sovereignty in history.

Further understand that it is God’s providential acts that bring about the events of history.

Describe the basic lifestyle of the Indians prior to the European settlers; their dress, food, shelters, celebrations, religion, language, and how they affect Pennsylvania history.

Recall names and basic details of first white settlers in Pennsylvania. (See Materials)

Describe how lifestyles (dress, jobs, entertainment, food) of people living in this area have changed over the period studied.

Identify the God-made resources of the area, such as unique soil, rivers, lakes, vegetation/crops, climate, etc.

Have a basic understand of a map and globe.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction using maps, pictures, guest speakers, artifacts, stories/biographies, models, and other visual helps to illustrate changes over time.

Construction of individual student timeline.

Build models, make family trees, make foods, make local crafts, read stories, listen to stories, do drama, make maps, make “time capsules.”

Integrate with Bible and art

Field trips to locations important to Pennsylvania (e.g., Betsy Ross House, Ephrata Cloister, Harrisburg, Independence Hall, Landis Valley Museum, Liberty Bell)

Approximate time per week—one and one-half to two hours

10/23/2001


FIRST GRADE MATH


Primary texts and materials


Saxon 2 worksheets, teacher’s manual and one meeting book, workbook and flashcard set per student

A variety of manipulatives (including materials from Saxon’s affiliate and Math-U-See, play money, clocks, etc.)

Various math-related worksheets for each student

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Demonstrate understanding that God gave us numbers and mathematical systems to help us in life and to also help us understand His immutable (unchangeable) and logical character.

Complete each assigned math work/worksheets satisfactorily (75%+).

Demonstrate ability to use number line concepts (numbers before and after) and count to 400 by ones and 1,000 by hundreds.

Work independently to complete written and oral story problems after identifying correct function to use.

Correctly count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 10's, and 25's.

Skip count in order to count money. Recognize and count denominations.

Correctly add and subtract two digit numbers, with 70% accuracy.

Describe and use correctly fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/8; including comparing sizes of fractions.

Correctly tell time in five minute intervals with 90% accuracy.

Comprehend the concept of multiplication and multiply 0 to 5 sums.

Correctly identify and use 1/2" markings on a ruler or yardstick.

Comprehend and decode simple graphs and scales with 70% accuracy.

Review objectives—it is understood that all “primary objectives” from prior years will be taught/reviewed as necessary.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction: using manipulatives and/or integration with other subjects

Individual and small group work using Saxon materials

Math centers, games

Use of play money, clocks, computer to reinforce skills/concepts


Approximate time per week—four and a half to five hours

12/17/01


FIRST GRADE MUSIC

Primary texts and materials


Instruments

bass bar

glockenspiel

piano


metallophone

xylophone

CD’s & Tapes

Classical Kids Series

Other

Melody Lane



Kodaly Methods

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:


Express that music is given by God and should be done to His glory.

Sing increasingly more difficult songs.

Discriminate between high and low.

Identify pitch direction.

Echo and sing clear, focused head-tones (in vocal literature and songs).

Match pitches in vocal range.

Locate high and low sounds on pitched instruments.

Recognize steady beat or no beat.

Identify repeated rhythm patterns.

Distinguish between no beat, steady beat and melodic rhythm.

Discriminate between melody alone and melody with accompaniment.

Recognize and identify sections of music as same or different.

Create sound patterns with the body, voice or with instruments.

Review objectives—it is understood that all “primary objectives” from prior years will be taught/reviewed as necessary.

Primary teaching methods

Large group instruction and demonstration

Individual attention to skill development

Integration with other subject areas (Bible, history, reading, etc.)

Guest artists

Participation in musical productions.

Regular listening in foreground and background of appropriate musical pieces with emphasis on pieces that have stood the test of time.

Approximate time per week—one hour (excluding integration)

12/12/01


FIRST GRADE READING AND HANDWRITING

Primary texts and materials


Veritas Press Phonics Museum, Level 1

Phonics Fundamentals, Vol.2 (as needed for reinforcement)

Modern Manuscript Daily Handwriting Practice

The school's literature program and adopted titles (see current list)

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:
Recognize and use:

The beginning sounds of the alphabet

The short vowel sounds

The long vowel sounds

Consonant digraphs

“ing,” “ang” and “ong”

Beginning consonant blends

The two sounds of “y”

Vowel digraphs

Broad “o”

“sion” and “tion”

Read all primers in the Phonics Museum.

Read from the literature program (to supplement learning).

Successfully comprehend the details and the inferences in a given book.

Demonstrate noticeable improvement in the number of words understood and used correctly.

Consistently form upper- and lower-case letters from memory in modern manuscript.

Review objectives—it is understood that all “primary objectives” from prior years will be taught/reviewed as necessary.

Primary teaching methods


Large group instruction.

Individual and small group instruction (based on reading ability).

Use of art and drama to encourage a love of books.

Approximate time per week—five hours (not including integration)

12/10/01

SECOND GRADE ART




Primary texts and materials

Ancient Egyptian Design

Art and Civilization: Ancient Egypt

Art of Ancient Egypt, The: A Portfolio

Bible Stories Coloring Book

Discovering Art

Drawing With Children

History of Art for Young People

Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book

Museum Guides for Kids: Ancient Egypt

Usborne Story of Painting

Various illustrations, photographs

Markers, crayons, pencils, pastels, water colors, tempera paint

Drawing paper, sketch paper, construction paper, tissue paper

Clay, natural and man-made materials for sculptures/dioramas

Items for interesting still-lifes

Containers for materials

Other miscellany

Primary objectives—the student will be able to:

Describe the beauty, colors, textures, sizes, etc. found in the Creation that God gave to us.

Correctly hold, use, clean-up, and store all tools and materials.

Use the entire space given for creating work (i.e., fill the paper).

Use basic geometric shapes to assist in recreating, both on paper and in sculpture, copies of real objects.

Identify and recreate similar proportions in observed objects.

Manipulate a variety of lights and darks (color & B/W) in drawing.

Correctly use overlapping and size to illustrate size and distance/depth in space.

Copy from an illustration or photograph using above skills and tools.

Illustrate a story or theme using above skills and tools.

Given theme, create own illustration/sculpture using above skills.

Enjoy works of art concurrent with the historical period studied, paying particular attention to the fundamental mechanical aspects of the work itself as well as to the meaning conveyed by the artist through a given work and the historical context of both the work and its creator, e.g., Ancient Hebrew art (paying particular attention to biblically described works), Ancient Egyptian art and Ancient Near Eastern art.

Integration with other subject areas (illustrate in Bible, history, literature, etc.)

Review objectives—it is understood that all “primary objectives” from prior years will be taught/reviewed as necessary.

Primary teaching methods


Large group instruction and demonstration

Individual attention to skill development

Copying from given materials, photographs, still-lifes

Integration with other subject areas (illustrate in Bible, history, reading, etc.)

Guest artists

Approximate time per week—one hour (excluding integration)


12/11/01

SECOND GRADE BIBLE




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