Preschool – 8th Grade Curriculum

Curriculum Materials Grades PK-8  (2016-2017)

The following is a list of publishing companies and their materials that GCCA purchases materials to use in its academic program, grades Preschool through 8th Grade. It should be noted, however, that teachers at GCCA are instructed to teach “beyond the textbook” as they teach children from a Christian perspective. Subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center. For more information, please see our Educational Philosophy (Handbook, p. 6).

Pre-School

  • Bible – The Child’s Story Bible (Vos), Tell Me About God (Banner of Truth Trust), Bible Story Book, Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook
  • Beginning Phonics – A Beka
  • Beginning Math – A-Beka

(The above supplement integrated thematic units.)

Kindergarten

  • Bible –  My ABC Bible Verses Book (Good News); The Big Picture Bible Time Line Workbook (Gospel Light); The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes Book (Tyndale House), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook
  • Phonics/Reading – A-Beka Letters and Sounds K, K Phonics Readers
  • Language – A-Beka
  • Handwriting – A-Beka Writing with Abeka, cursive
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones
  • Social Studies/Science – A-Beka God’s World
  • Grammar/Composition – Shurley Grammar

1st Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (Old Testament – Ancient Egypt Series), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook, ESV Bible
  • Phonics/Reading – A-Beka, Henry and Mudge, Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. DeSoto)
  • Grammar/Composition – Shurley Grammar
  • Handwriting – A-Beka Writing with Phonics 1, cursive
  • Spelling – A-Beka
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 1
  • History – Veritas Press (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt)
  • Science – Christian Schools International Grade 1 Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education

2nd Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (Judges-Kings), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook
  • Phonics/Reading – A-Beka, Amelia Bedelia, Charlotte’s Web, The Courage of Sarah Noble, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, The Velveteen Rabbit, Classic Worktext – Robin Hood
  • Grammar/Composition – Shurley Grammar, Institutes for Excellence in Writing, Imitations in Writing: Aesop’s Fables & Greek Heroes
  • Handwriting – Abeka Writing in Phonics 2, Zaner-Bloser Manuscript Level 2
  • Spelling – A-Beka
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 2
  • History – Veritas Press (New Testament, Greece and Rome)
  • Science – Christian Schools InternationalGrade 2 Science
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education

3rd Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (Chronicles-Malachi, and Job), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook, ESV Bible
  • Reading – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Thomas Edison, The Man Who Laid the Egg, Ink on His Fingers, Trumpet of the Swan, Pilgrim’s Progress, Marco Polo, Sarah: Plain and Tall, The  Whipping Boy, Traditional Literature Unit, Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation, Skippack School
  • Grammar/Composition – Shurley Grammar, Institutes for Excellence in Writing, Imitations in Writing: Fairy Tales & Medieval Legends
  • Handwriting – No book used, penmanship grade given, (A- Beka style used)
  • Spelling – A-Beka
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 3
  • History – Veritas Press (Middle Ages, Renaissance, & Reformation)
  • Science – Christian Schools International Grade 3 Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education

 

4th Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (The Gospels), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook, ESV Bible
  • Reading – Caddie Woodlawn, The Sign of the Beaver, Homer Price, Family Under the Bridge, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, My Side of the Mountain, Twenty-One Balloons, Poetry Unit, The Winter of the Red Snow (minus pages 63-64), Voyage to Freedom, Song of the Brook
  • Grammar/Composition – Shurley Grammar, Institutes for Excellence in Writing, Writing Trails in American History, Poetry Patterns
  • Handwriting – Continued Practice with Penmanship, grade given (Abeka style used)
  • Spelling – A-Beka
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 4
  • History – Veritas Press (Explorers to 1815) and PA History
  • Science – Christian Schools International Grade 4 Science
  • Latin – Latina Christiana
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education

5th Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (Acts -Revelation, first half), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook, ESV Bible
  • Literature – Cricket in Times Square, Freedom Crossing, Island of The Blue Dolphins, Christy, Louis Braille, Gettysburg, The Borrowers, The Door in the Wall
  • Grammar/Composition – Institutes for Excellence in Writing, Shurley Grammar, Imitations in Writing: The Grammar of Poetry
  • Spelling – ACSI
  • Latin – Latina Christiana
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 5
  • History – Veritas Press (1815 – Present); History of Us – Vol. 8
  • Science – Christian Schools International Grade 5 Science
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education

6th Grade

  • Bible – Veritas Press (Acts-Revelation, second half), Settle’s Bible Memory Work Notebook, ESV Bible
  • Literature – Call it Courage, A Christmas Carol, Tuck Everlasting, The Westing Game, Where the Red Fern Grows, White Fang, Carry a Big Stick, The Wright Brothers, Black Beauty, Number the Stars, Children of the Storm
  • Grammar/Composition – Institutes for Excellence in Writing, Shurley Grammar, Writing Trails with Men of Science, The Grammar of Poetry
  • Spelling – integrated with History and Geography
  • Latin – Latina Christiana
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Math 6
  • History – Veritas Press (1815 – Present); History of Us
  • Science – Christian Schools International Grade 6 Science
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education

 

7th Grade

  • Humanities (includes Bible, Literature, History, Grammar, & Composition): Omnibus I (Veritas Press), Genesis, James, Histories (Herodotus), The Odyssey, The Magician’s Nephew, Prince Caspian, The Early History of Rome, The Aeneid, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Holiness of God
  • Latin – Henle’s Latin I
  • Logic – Bluedorn’s The Fallacy Detective
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Prealgebra
  • Science –  Christian Schools International Life Science/ Physical Science
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education

8th Grade

  • Humanities (includes Bible, Literature, History, Grammar, & Composition): Omnibus I and II (Veritas Press)
  • Latin – Henle’s Latin I
  • Logic – Classical Academic Press – The Discovery of Deduction: An Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Mathematics – Bob Jones Algebra I
  • Science – Christian Schools International Life Science/ Physical Science
  • Music – Conversational Solfege
  • Art
  • Physical Education