UNCOVERING CREATION TO CHRIST
The fourth grade class schedule may be viewed under schedule / tuition.
Uncovering Creation to Christ, the fourth grade core curriculum, begins a four-year chronological study of history. Students will travel back in time to Old Testament days and explore ancient history from Creation to the Greeks. This will provide a firm foundation for your student’s study of history as they see how the Biblical account fits in with other civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Babylon. The student will enjoy many hands-on projects, timeline, and history notebook.
BIBLE & HISTORY
Old Testament stories are studied in-depth using the Bible and Ancient World for helpful background information. The history of other civilizations, such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Greece, are integrated with Old Testament history. Students learn how the 10 plagues were a judgment against Egypt's gods, and why Israel and Judah feared Assyria. All of history is viewed from a Christian perspective, using Mystery of History and other resources. Students complete a timeline and create a history notebook with a page for each major event or person, map work, and illustrated pages to color. Enjoy playing the ancient Egyptian game of Senet, writing in cuneiform on clay tablets (cookies), and sampling Old Testament times food. Hands-on projects reinforce learning from in-class books such as Ancient Egypt and other sources.
Grade appropriate spelling, handwriting, creative writing, and grammar are taught using a variety of materials. Copy work, dictation and memorization are incorporated into the week. Students will enjoy the classic Greek stories, "the Iliad and the Odyssey," from The Children's Homer as well as fables from The Aesop for Children. Additional novels such as Tirzah, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Cricket in Times Square. Vocabulary skills, comprehension and spelling are strengthened with the use of A Reaon for Spelling, English from the Roots Up as well as various novel studies.
Legacy Community Academy uses Math in Focus partnered with Calvert lesson manuals for our math curriculum. Math in Focus provides an articulated sequence of topics allowing third, fourth and fifth grade students to master foundational topics. Math in Focus has an emphasis on problem solving, skill consolidation, and a deep understanding in preparation for future math learning. Students progress through fraction, decimals, ratios, model drawing, expressions, equations and inequalities.
The core of this science curriculum uses Foss Science curriculum and God's Big World magazine subscription. This science program focuses on God’s amazing world and is supplemented with many hands-on lab experiments. Students also focus on the six days of creation using Dinosaurs of Eden as well as ancient Greek science using Archimedes and the Door of Science.
LCA encourages students to enjoy exploring the world of art through the use of their creativity and critical thinking. The study of arts and crafts is based on ancient history. Students explore different artists, mediums, and creative thinking that correlate with the humanities thatthey are studying!