Bible Grade 7

Bible Grade 7

Philosophy Statement: The Bible is God’s message to man. Through the study and memorization of God’s Word, man gains the foundation by which he can live. It is the foundation of the Christian faith. By it man can learn of His salvation and the promise of eternity. The Bible course lends itself to opportunities to discuss contemporary issues and behavioral choices that can be explored through a biblical perspective.

Course Goal: Students will focus on the life of Christ as found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Textbook: The God-Man: Christ in the Gospels Positive Action Bible Curriculum

Materials: Teacher’s edition and workbook

Time Allotment: 45 minutes 5 times a week

Course Content:

    • The Bible—Our Manual for Spiritual Growth
    • The Life of Christ

t a) Birth b) Ministry c) Death and Resurrection

  • Weekly scripture memory passages

Areas To Be Evaluated:

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Workbook Activities

Bible Grade 8

Bible Grade 8

Philosophy Statement: The Bible is God’s message to man. Through the study and memorization of God’s Word, man gains the foundation by which he can live. It is the foundation of the Christian faith. By it man can learn of His salvation and the promise of eternity. The Bible course lends itself to opportunities to discuss contemporary issues and behavioral choices that can be explored through a biblical perspective.

Course Goal: During the first semester students will focus on the book of Proverbs to live wisely as followers of Christ. Students will focus on prayer, witnessing, personal Bible study, and daily living during the second semester.

Textbook: Wise Up! Wisdom in Proverbs

Dynamic Christian Living

Materials: Teacher’s edition and workbook

Time Allotment: 45 minutes 5 times a week

Course Content:

  • The Bible—Our Manual for Spiritual Growth
  • Prayer
  • Witnessing
  • Daily Living (Behavior)
  • Integrity
  • Character
  • Friendships/Parents
    • Scripture memory passages
    • Areas To Be Evaluated:
  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Workbook activities

Math Grade 6

Math Grade 6

Philosophy Statement: The concept of numbers began with God. Throughout the Bible He directs man to take note of measurements, times and records. These show the attributes of God in His care for detail, orderliness, accuracy, and consistency. Man was created with the ability to discover, understand, and work with numbers. This should be regarded as a gift from God

Course Goal: The students will receive instruction in and will demonstrate their ability to perform the mathematical functions that are involved in the areas of numeration, operations which include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers, and roots; fraction concepts, estimation, number theory, number sets, and number systems, measurement, unit conversion, geometry, algebra, statistics, data analysis, probability, problem solving strategies, and mathematical reasoning.

Textbook: Saxon Math 7/6 Hake, Stephen and Saxon, John 2004

Materials: Textbook, protractor, compass, metric-inch ruler

Time Allotment: 45 minutes / 5 days a week

Course Content:

  • Numeration
  • Place Value
  • Whole number computation
  • Decimal computation
  • Fraction computation
  • Signed number computation
  • Powers
  • Roots
  • Percents
  • Estimation
  • Number Theory
  • Number sets and number systems
  • Measurement
  • Unit conversion
  • Geometry
  • Perimeter
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Algebraic patterns
  • Integers
  • Equations
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Problem solving strategies

Areas To Be Evaluated:

  • Homework assignments
  • Tests and Quizzes
  • Projects
  • Notebook

Math Grade 7

Math Grade 7

Philosophy Statement: The concept of numbers began with God. Throughout the Bible He directs man to take note of measurements, times and records. These show the attributes of God in His care for detail, orderliness, accuracy, and consistency. Man was created with the ability to discover, understand, and work with numbers. This should be regarded as a gift from God

Course Goal: The students will receive instruction in and will demonstrate their ability to perform the mathematical functions that are involved in the areas of numeration, decimals, fractions, percents, powers, roots, estimation, number theory, number sets and number systems, measurement, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, problem-solving strategies, mathematical reasoning, and real world connections. Textbook: Saxon Math 8/7 with Prealgebra

Hake, Stephen and Saxon, John 2004 Materials: Textbook, protractor, compass, metric-inch ruler

Time Allotment: 45 minutes per day / 5 days a week Course Content:

Numbers and Operations:

  • Numeration
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide fractions
  • Fractions and mixed numbers
  • Converting decimals to fractions and percents and vice versa
  • Powers
  • Roots
  • Percents
  • Estimation
  • Number theory
    • Number sets and number systems Measurement:
      • Units- U.S. customary, metric, temperature, time
      • Unit conversion
    • Measuring- length, time, and angles Geometry:
      • Lines
      • Angles
      • Polygons-describing and classifying
      • Calculate perimeter, circumference, area, volume, surface area of parallelograms, squares, rhombuses, rectangles, trapezoids, trapeziums, triangles, kites, circles, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres
      • Constructions: circles, segments, angles, bisectors, polygons, and triangles

Areas To Be Evaluated:

• Notebook

  • Tests and Quizzes

• Projects

Homework

Math Grade 8

Math Grade 8

Philosophy Statement: The concept of numbers began with God. Throughout the Bible He directs man to take note of measurements, times and records. These show the attributes of God in His care for detail, orderliness, accuracy, and consistency. Man was created with the ability to discover, understand, and work with numbers. This should be regarded as a gift from God

Course Goal: The students will receive instruction in and will demonstrate their ability to perform the mathematical functions that are involved in the areas of geometry, exponents, mathematical properties, operations with real numbers , solving linear equations, solving inequalities, absolute value, operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, operating with radical expressions, graphing relations, functions, systems of linear equations, radicals, probability, quadratic equation, and problem solving.

Textbook: Saxon- Algebra I An incremental Development Saxon, John Jr. 2003

Materials:

• Textbook Time Allotment: 45 minutes per day / 5 days a week Course Content

• Calculate perimeter, circumference, area, volume, and • Graphs of linear equations andsurface area of quadrilaterals, triangles, trapezoids, graphs of vertical and horizontalcircles, prisms, pyramids, cones and cylinders lines

• Solve using order of operations • Substitution axiom

• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers and real • Overall and weighted average numbers • Slope intercept method of • Absolute value graphing• Symbols of inclusion • Factoring trinomials • Learn the identity, distributive, equality, associative, and • Multiply binomials commutative properties • Simplify, add, subtract, multiply • Solve one-step and multi-step equations as well as and divide polynomials equations with variables on both sides • Probability• Algebraic phrases • Stem-and-leaf plots and • Greatest common factor histograms • Least common multiple and least common multiple of • Solution of quadratic equation byalgebraic expressions factoring• Solve and graph inequalities and graphical solutions of • Pythagorean thermo inequalities • Absolute value inequalities • Ratio problems • Conjunctions and disjunctions• Range, median mode and range • Linear inequalities • Conjunctions • Direct and inverse variation• Cartesian Coordinate system • The quadratic formula • Scientific notation • Box-and-whisper plots• Multiply and divide monomials

Areas To Be Evaluated:

  • Homework
  • Test and quizzes
  • Notebook
  • Projects

Science Grade 6

Science Grade 6

Philosophy Statement: The study of science is an examination of the creation of God and its detailed structure. Through the study and observation of His creation, students will learn about the orderliness, the eternal nature, and the character of the Creator, as shown in His sovereignty, providence, and immutability.

Course Goals: Students will discover God’s wonderful creation through a study of the earth, cells and organisms, matter and energy, astronomy, heredity, and the nervous and immune systems.

Textbook: Science 6 Bob Jones University Press

Materials: Text, activity manuals, assessments, investigative supplies, videos

Time Allotment: 45 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Weathering and Erosion
  • Natural Resources
  • Cells and Classification
  • Animal Classification
  • Plant Classification
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Motion and Machines
  • Stars
  • Solar System
  • Plant and Animal Reproduction
  • Heredity and Genetics
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System

Areas to be evaluated

  • Tests
  • Class work
  • Projects

Science Grade 7

Science Grade 7

Philosophy Statement: The study of science is an examination of the creation of God and its detailed structure. Through the study and observation of His creation, students will learn about the orderliness, the eternal nature, and the character of the Creator, as shown in His sovereignty, providence, and immutability.

Course Goals: Students will study organism classification, cellular biology, and genetics. The differences between creation and evolution provide a firm foundation for the chapters on microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and human anatomy.

Textbook: Science 7 Bob Jones University Press

Materials: Text, activity manuals, assessments, investigative supplies, videos

Time Allotment: 45 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • Life and Science
  • Classifying things
  • Life and cells
  • Activities of cells
  • Mitosis and genes
  • Genetics of organisms
  • Genetic changes
  • Biblical creationism
  • Biological evolution
  • Little-seen kingdoms
  • Kingdom Plantae : Plant structure
  • Kingdom Plantae: Plant activities
  • Kingdom Plantae: Plant reproduction

Areas to be evaluated

  • Tests
  • Class work
  • Projects

Invertebrates I: Sponges, jellyfish, and worms

  • Invertebrates II: Mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms
  • Vertebrates I: Fish, amphibians, and reptiles
  • Vertebrates II: Birds and mammals
  • Animal behavior
  • Sexual reproduction in animals
  • The ecosystem
  • Relationships between organisms
  • Natural resources
  • Support and movement of the body
  • Internal balance of the body
  • Energy of the body
  • Control of the body

Science Grade 8

Science Grade 8

Philosophy Statement: The study of science is an examination of the creation of God and its detailed structure. Through the study and observation of His creation, students will learn about the orderliness, the eternal nature, and the character of the Creator, as shown in His sovereignty, providence, and immutability.

Course Goals: Students are introduced to the physical sciences and the scientific method. The course includes introductory chemistry, introductory physics, and the metric system in preparation for upper-level laboratory sciences.

Textbook: The Physical World Bob Jones University Press

Materials: Text, activity manuals, assessments, investigative supplies, videos

Time Allotment: 45 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • Science and the Christian
  • The scientific method
  • The measurement of matter
  • The properties of matter
  • The classification of matter
  • Models of atoms
  • The periodic table of elements
  • Forces between atoms
  • Chemical reactions
  • Solutions
  • Acids, bases, and salts
  • Energy and momentum
  • Mechanics: matter in motion
  • Work and machines
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat and temperature
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Sound waves
  • The electromagnetic spectrum

Areas to be evaluated

  • Tests
  • Class work
  • Projects

Social Science Grade 6

Social Science Grade 6

Philosophy Statement: Western Christian provides a chronological, historical foundation based on a biblical perspective, as depicted through the lives and events of individuals and groups. By presenting a composite of recorded events, students are shown how Christians have make a difference in the past and how they can impact their local and world communities today and in the future.

Course Goals: Students will understand the history of the New World and the geography of the New World. With the aid of maps, photos, illustrations, projects and the text inspire students to learn more about their own and neighboring countries.

Textbook: New World History and Geography, Map workbook

Materials: Colored pencils, spiral notebook

Time Allotment: 30-40 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • The First Americans and the land they found
  • Cold lands to the North
  • Canada: The second largest country
  • The Eastern United States
  • The north American Plains
  • The American West
  • George Washington and the New World’s First Republic
  • Expansion and Evangelism
  • Division and Reunion
  • Mexico and Central America
  • West Indies: Islands of the Caribbean
  • South America: Continent of Natural Resources
  • Nations of South America

Areas to be evaluated

  • Tests
  • Projects

Social Science Grade 7th

Social Science Grade 7th

Philosophy Statement: Western Christian provides a chronological, historical foundation based on a biblical perspective, as depicted through the lives and events of individuals and groups. By presenting a composite of recorded events, students are shown how Christians have make a difference in the past and how they can impact their local and world communities today and in the future.

Course Goals: History of the World is a thorough, up to date account of world history from a conservative, Christian perspective. Using maps, photos, videos, illustrations students will have a working knowledge of world geography, people that shaped history and understand the many lessons that can be learned from history with a biblical perspective.

Textbook: History of the World, Map workbook

Materials: Colored pencils, spiral notebook

Time Allotment: 30-40 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • The Beginning of World History: Ancient Middle East
  • Sumer to Canaan
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Assyria, Babylon, Persia
  • New Empires and Cultures
  • Assyria, Babylon, Persia
  • Greece
  • Rome before and after Christ
  • The Middle ages and the Distortion of Christianity
  • Islam versus Christendom
  • Feudalism
  • Age of Darkness
  • Beginning of the Modern Age
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Post Reformation Europe
  • Age of Exploration
  • Tests, projects

Areas to be evaluated

Social Science/American History Grade 8

Social Science/American History Grade 8

Philosophy Statement: Western Christian provides a chronological, historical foundation based on a biblical perspective, as depicted through the lives and events of individuals and groups. By presenting a composite of recorded events, students are shown how Christians have make a difference in the past and how they can impact their local and world communities today and in the future.

Course Goals: This course of study provides a Christian perspective of American History designed to give students a deeper understanding of our nation’s history and a working knowledge of world geography. The goal of the course is threefold: (1) to show God’s hand in the history of the United States, (2) to understand and appreciate the importance of the Constitution, and (3) to instill the desire to become good stewards of God’s world.

Textbook: America, Land I Love (A Beka)

Materials:

Time Allotment: 45 minutes daily

Course Content: Explorers of the New World 13 Colonies Independence Constitution Growth of the Nation Manifest Destiny Civil War Reconstruction Industrialism WWI/ WWII Korea/ Vietnam

Areas to be evaluated

  • Tests
  • Projects
  • Notebooks
  • Quizzes
  • Homework

Physical Education Grades 6-8

Physical Education Grades 6-8

Philosophy Statement: At Western Christian School the importance of maintaining a healthy body for God’s glory is stressed and supported through scripture. Understanding and respecting the differing athletic abilities of individuals, as well as encouraging the use of good sportsmanship, is a priority. Teamwork and cooperation is taught from a Christian perspective.

Course Goals: Students will learn the importance of understanding and having the knowledge of the rules of various games and sports. Team and individual strategies will be taught.

Materials: Sports equipment

Time Allotment: 30 minutes daily

Course Content:

  • Water polo
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Flag football
  • Basketball
  • Street hockey
  • Track and field
  • Softball
  • Volley tennis

Areas to be evaluated

Preparation for class (proper attire) Sportsmanship Effort and participation

Students in Western’s Middle School are required to take the following subjects

6th grade
  • Geography
  • Science
  • English
  • Math
  • Physical Education
  • Bible
  • Enrichment
7th grade
  • World History
  • Science
  • English
  • Math
  • Physical Education
  • Bible
  • Enrichment
8th grade
  • American History
  • Science
  • English
  • Pre-Algebra/Algebra1
  • Physical Education
  • Bible
  • Enrichment