Logic (6th-8th Grades)

Junior High – 6th Grade

girlsLanguage Arts

Includes literature, poetry memorization, vocabulary, the mechanics of grammar and writing, and connecting writing with other subjects such as history and science.  Students will further develop their knowledge and command of literary devices and tools and incorporate these into their personal writing.

  • IEW
  • Grammar- Sonlight Grammar 6
  • The Grammar of Spelling, Spelling City
  • Select novels and literature instruction

History/Geography/Bible

History and geography studies will focus upon a rotating schedule of 4 time periods. Texts employing a strong narrative method are used in each grade, as well as biography and historical fiction novels to engage students in a meaningful way with our rich and eventful past.  Students will present research projects and papers, memorize geography, and compile a projects.  Lively Socratic discussions will aid students in making connections between historical events and a Biblical worldview. Students memorize Scripture using Seeds Family Worship CDs. Samples of our curriculum include:

  • Mystery of History
  • Story of the World
  • The History of U.S.
  • Map Trek
  • Veritas Press History Timeline Cards
  • Historical fiction selections

Science

Students study science via the Apologia Young Explorer series rotating through the various volumes. Lessons are read at home and in class students engage in labs, presentations, and narrations.

Art

Our curriculum utilizes creative instruction to help every student develop a love for art and a healthy self-image in a way that emphasizes the value and talent of each child. Students will move through units that explore the main elements of art: texture, form, space, shape, color, value and line, while navigating through artwork of some of history’s masters.

Logic

This course is designed to teach logic and critical thinking skills. Students will engage in lively Socratic discussions after reading chapters in order to solve thinking problems, analyze opposing viewpoints, analyze evidence and sources, how to list reasons you believe something and much more.

Spanish

Our Spanish program teaches comprehension of the language for reading purposes and encourages a wide range of approaches to language learning.

Latin

Our Latin program teaches comprehension of the Latin language for reading purposes and encourages a wide range of approaches to language learning. Samples of curriculum include Cambridge, Oxford, and Latin for Children.

Math

Students will learn math in their appropriate placement level of Saxon Math.

Study Hall

Study hall is available if your student requires additional study time for any subject.  This would take the place of an elective.

 

Junior High – 7th/8th Grades

Language Arts

Includes literature, poetry memorization, vocabulary, the mechanics of grammar and writing, and connecting writing with other subjects such as history and science.  Students will further develop their knowledge and command of literary devices and tools and incorporate these into their personal writing.

  • Write-Shop I or II:  An Incremental Writing Program
  • Novel selections
  • Grammar – Daily Grams

History/Geography/Bible

History and geography studies will focus upon a rotating schedule of 4 time periods. Texts employing a strong narrative method are used in each grade, as well as biography and historical fiction novels to engage students in a meaningful way with our rich and eventful past.  Students will present research projects and papers, memorize geography, and compile a projects.  Lively Socratic discussions will aid students in making connections between historical events and a Biblical worldview. Students memorize Scripture using Seeds Family Worship CDs. Samples of our curriculum include:

  • Mystery of History
  • Story of the World
  • The History of U.S.
  • Map Trek
  • Veritas Press History Timeline Cards
  • Historical fiction selections

Life Science

The course provides a thorough overview of the life sciences. Activity pages with color illustrations and photographs are included in the back of the student text. Objectives are listed at the beginning of each section, and self quizzes and regular review questions are at the end of each chapter. There is increased emphasis on Bible integration as well as career features, increased compliance with national and state science standards, enhanced appendices on classification and biomes, and an expanded glossary and index.

  • Life Science – Science Shepherd

Earth Science

A thorough treatment of everything from the earth’s position in the solar system, to natural systems, to land and water features, this fresh new text leads Christian students to study and think as stewards of God’s good creation.

  • Novare Earth Science

Spanish

Our Spanish program teaches comprehension of the Latin language for reading purposes and encourages a wide range of approaches to language learning.

Latin

Our Latin program teaches comprehension of the Latin language for reading purposes and encourages a wide range of approaches to language learning. Samples of curriculum are Cambridge, Oxford, Latin Alive.

 

 Math

Students will learn math in their appropriate placement level of Saxon math through Pre-Algebra, and will study Algebra or Geometry using McDougal Littell.

Study Hall

Study hall is available if your student requires additional study time for any subject.  This would take the place of an elective.

Electives – Art, Logic, Drama, Home Economics, Yearbook

Art

Our curriculum utilizes creative instruction to help every student develop a love for art and a healthy self-image in a way that emphasizes the value and talent of each individual. Students will move through units that explore the main elements of art: texture, form, space, shape, color, value and line, while navigating through artwork of some of history’s masters.

 Logic

This course will welcome students into the fascinating realm of formal, deductive logic. Formal logic studies how an argument is put together—the form or structure of an argument. It is intended to emphasize the practical and real-world application of soundly structured, deductive logic. Using methods such as Socratic dialogue, ample discussion, and integration of other subjects, it teaches the ways in which students learn best.  Samples texts include The Discovery of Deduction: An Introduction to Formal Logic and Traditional Logic by Memoria Press.

 Yearbook (8th Grade & High School)

Motivated junior high and high school students will create a Yearbook for Liberty Classical.  Working closely with a tutor, students will learn about the process of creating a yearbook.  They will be responsible for taking pictures, arranging pages, and even writing for this book.  This class is definitely an “extra” course that will require hard work and dedication.  Students will sometimes meet with their Tutor on Liberty Days during Study Hall, Lunch or after classes.  There will also be non-Liberty days when they will meet off campus to work on the yearbook.  In addition, most of the work and assignments will be completed at home with the assistance of the Tutor via email.  We are looking for highly motivated students who are interested in photography, writing, and willing to work extra hours to make an excellent yearbook for Liberty Classical that will be available for purchase at the end of the year.