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Rhetoric School 9th-12th Grade

HISTORY

At the Rhetoric level, history explores the motivation of leaders, relationships between different cultures in existence at the same time, forms of government and causes of war, all within the context of a biblical world view. High School history at Coram Deo is taught in the traditional sequence of Ancient, World and Modern History and American Government and Economics.

Diana Waring’s History Revealed world history curriculum is divided into three time periods:

ANCIENT

(Creation to Christ)

MIDDLE

(Roman Empire to the French Revolution)

MODERN

(Napoleon to the Korean War)

ENGLISH
LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 9

Targeted to 9th graders, this class will begin with an introduction of the elements of a story through Adam Andrew’s “Teaching the Classics”. Rather than only reading for content, we will explore the different types of literature, look briefly at the history of each genre, and learn how to have a “Great Books discussion”. Literary analysis will be introduced. The grammar focus of this class will be identifying parts of speech by their actual function in the sentence. The composition portion of this class starts by laying a strong foundation. We begin by developing many types of paragraphs: comparison/contrast, persuasive, expository, narrative, cause and effect, etc. We will quickly expand these paragraphs into essays. The textbook for this course is Excellence in Literature’s Literature and Composition.

BRITISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 10

Geared for the 10th grader, in British literature, we step back in time into a familiar, but decidedly different era to study the Masters! This class will continue our study of the components that make great literature (conflict, setting, tone, mood, figures of speech, meter in poetry, etc). Our Great Books discussions will continue to build off of our understanding of the parts of literature. Reading material will be pulled from British literature including Shakespeare. The grammar focus of this class will be learning all of the comma, semicolon, colon, apostrophe, and sentence end mark rules. We’ll also learn how to punctuate quotations, dialogue, titles, and poems. Composition II will expand on the principles taught in Composition I. Now in composition class, particular and focused attention will be placed on executing the punctuation rules correctly in their own writing. The textbook for this class is Excellence in Literature’s British Literature.

AMERICAN LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 11

Geared for the 11th grader, in American literature, we study American works from each era. This class will continue our study of the components that make great literature (conflict, setting, tone, mood, figures of speech, meter in poetry, etc). Our Great Books discussions will continue to build off of our understanding of the parts of literature. By this time, a general level of grammar mastery is expected in all writing assignments. Targeted review of the punctuation rules will happen consistently. Learning to write a research paper will be a component of this class. The textbook for this class is Excellence in Literature’s American Literature by Janice Campbell.

LITERARY ANALYSIS & COMPOSITION
Grade 12

This class will focus on advanced literary analysis across genres including biblical allusions and worldview analysis. The literature for this class will cover works from Austen, Shakespeare, Dickens, and Lee among others. The writing focus of this class will be preparing students for college essays and research. The text for this class is Windows to the World.

VOCABULARY FROM CLASSICAL ROOTS
Grade 9

Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, literature, and mathematics – predominantly multisyllabic Greek – and Latin-based words. Strategic instruction helps students learn to unlock the meanings of thousands of words. As students transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they will develop a useful, transferable technique to make sense out of unfamiliar words.

Coram Deo Classical School Vocabulary From Classical Roots
ANALYTICAL GRAMMAR – HIGH SCHOOL REINFORCEMENTS
Grades 9-12

The Analytical Grammar High School Reinforcement books each focus on a literature topic: American authors, British authors, World authors, and Shakespeare’s plays. Each is set up with activities to reinforce all the grammar, diagraming, analysis, punctuation and usage.

Coram Deo Classical School Analytical Grammar - High School Reinforcements
MATH

Algebra I, II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and APCalculus. The Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 series follows the Saxon pedagogy of incremental, integrated topics that distribute concepts across the year. This approach gives students time to master the abstract concepts needed to solve complex problems, and helps them to see the connectedness of math. The rich scope of topics can be seen when one looks at the concepts that are covered in each strand of the Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 series. The integrated sequence of these concepts allows students to see the big ideas in mathematics, to understand its structure, and to gain higher levels of achievement

Coram Deo Classical School Geometry Algebra 1 Algebra 2
SCIENCE

CDCS is proud to offer Apologia’s Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Marine Biology, and Physics. Apologia Science publishes award-winning, creation-based science textbooks whose goal is to inspire an appreciation for science and a passion for learning.

We also offer  Classical Astronomy by Jay Ryan.  Students take a deeper look into the sun and stars by learning historical practices, the biblical heritage of  timekeeping through the skies and astronomical cycles.

Our academically rigorous, college preparatory books are written in an easy-to-understand, conversational tone directly to the student, unburdening the parents from the burden of direct instruction. Ideal for those who love science and those who aren’t so sure, our Jr. and Sr. High science texts make comprehension easy, education solid, and God’s work in Creation clear.

 

BJU SPANISH 1

Spanish 1 introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and present the gospel. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.

BJU SPANISH 2

In Spanish 2, students learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level with Spanish-speaking people in a variety of setting: a store, a bank, an airport, a hotel, a doctor’s office, an auto shop, and on the mission field. Grammar, pronunciation, writing, listening, verb tenses, and moods are emphasized in a variety of exercises and Spanish dialogues.

FRENCH 1

French 1 features the latest updates on French culture and advice on relating to French-speaking neighbors in Canada, Europe, and around the world. Students will begin to develop proficiency in French grammar and will learn practical language content, such as greetings and taking leave, asking and answering simple questions to meet survival needs, ordering food, traveling, and sharing the gospel in a simple manner, all within the context of real-life situations.

German 1

German 1 features German culture and proficiency in German grammar. Students will learn practical language content, all within the context of real-life situations.

LATIN ALIVE 1 & 2

Latin is an elegant and ancient language that has been studied for many generations. It is also quite alive in our culture, and in the languages we speak today. Latin Alive! is a series of Latin texts for junior high or high school Latin study. Written by experienced and enthusiastic Latin teachers, Latin Alive! is an excellent introduction to the classical language. With an emphasis on grammar and solid understanding of the language, it goes on to frame the study of Latin in Roman culture and mythology, and also to remind us of the many ways Latin is present in our culture today.

GOVERNMENT

This class will be an in-depth study of the biblical view of government, a survey of classic political texts and of various forms of government, an in-depth analysis of American government and the Constitution, and a biblical evaluation of ethical issues addresses in the political arena. Class discussions will encourage students to critically think through the purpose and structure of government. Students will read a variety of books or selections of books from great thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Locke, and Mill. Additionally, students will participate in a mock congress and a mock supreme court trial.

ECONOMICS

This class will focus on the biblical view of economics, a survey of classic economics texts such as The Wealth of Nations and The Communist Manifesto, a survey of various economic systems, and an in-depth analysis of free market capitalism and communism.

LOGIC

A student should be in the 11th grade or higher.

PRIMARY GOALS

The student will be able to:

  • Analyze categorical and propositional arguments.
  • Take simple arguments in normal English and turn them into syllogisms and propositions.
  • Judge the validity and soundness of the syllogisms or propositions of an argument.

This class meets 1 hour per week. Students come to class after reading the textbook and answering assigned questions at home. They come with interest and the background knowledge needed to participate in class during the lecture dialogue. The class time is kept in focused by using a 24-inch monitor withPowerPoint slides made from the textbook. Students and teacher dialogue in respond to questions over the textbook material. Homework assignments require 2 or 3 hours per week. Tests are emailed home every chapter or two to be administered by parents. The textbook is designed for home school learning and includes practices exercises to be done at home.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This course will meet the requirement of 1/2 credit of Physical Education required by the state of Georgia to receive a High School Diploma. This class will meet 1 hour a week, but will document additional sessions of physical activity weekly in order to accumulate the 90 hour requirement. This class is designed for males and females and will cover the fundamentals of fitness including: heart rate training effect, perceived exertion, high interval intensity training, metabolic resistance training, flexibility, core strength, joint stability, weight training, etc. Students will be taught how to perform exercises at home with simple, inexpensive equipment. Students will gain the knowledge be shown the techniques to maintain a lifestyle of physical fitness. Students will be tested over simple, necessary concepts in order to insure mastery of an active lifestyle at a basic level.

HEALTH

This interesting, practical class addresses the health care issues that concern young adults today. Health discusses the various body systems in the field of health care that most directly involves them. Therefore, as students read about nutrition, growth, and development, they learn about the digestive and endocrine systems. The section on fitness includes the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory; the section on mental health, the nervous system. This integral approach helps students better understand their bodies and determine the steps needed to attain and maintain good health.

Other important chapters include information on safety, first aid, drug abuse, and interpersonal relationships. Students and teachers alike are sure to appreciate the colorful photographs, illustrations, and diagrams–including an atlas of the body systems–as well as the study questions for comprehension, application, and review.

BIBLE

The goal of this class is to acquaint the students with a broad overview of the books of the Bible so that they understand the flow of redemptive history, how each book contributes to that flow, and some of the historical influences that God used to accomplish His purposes throughout the history of mankind.

The first semester we plan to explain the process from which God has preserved His Word for us to study today. The overview of the Old Testament will begin by studying the foundational role of Genesis 1-11. Our focus will then move to the Abrahamic Covenant of Genesis 12, 15, 17 and show how

the rest of the Bible is the fulfillment of three major promises which God made to Abraham. With this broad overview in place, we will then spend the majority of the semester briefly discussing the major points of each Old Testament book, looking for themes that will help us grow to be more like Jesus.

The plans for the Spring Semester are to examine the New Testament books and show how each of the books fit into the history of the New Testament. As the students understand the role and overall themes of each book, they can then study the Bible with greater accuracy and apply it to their lives for the glory of God and their own good.

The textbook will be “Talk Thru the Bible”, written by Bruce Wilkerson & Kenneth Boa. The homework will be devotional while encouraging the students to build a notebook that can serve them the rest of their lives. My hopes for this class is that not only will the students understand the Bible better in its overall themes, but that they will grow closer to God and one another as they apply it to their lives.

History

HISTORY

At the Rhetoric level, history explores the motivation of leaders, relationships between different cultures in existence at the same time, forms of government and causes of war, all within the context of a biblical world view. High School history at Coram Deo is taught in the traditional sequence of Ancient, World and Modern History and American Government and Economics.

Diana Waring’s History Revealed world history curriculum is divided into three time periods:

ANCIENT

(Creation to Christ)

MIDDLE

(Roman Empire to the French Revolution)

MODERN

(Napoleon to the Korean War)

English

LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 9

Targeted to 9th graders, this class will begin with an introduction of the elements of a story through Adam Andrew’s “Teaching the Classics”. Rather than only reading for content, we will explore the different types of literature, look briefly at the history of each genre, and learn how to have a “Great Books discussion”. Literary analysis will be introduced. The grammar focus of this class will be identifying parts of speech by their actual function in the sentence. The composition portion of this class starts by laying a strong foundation. We begin by developing many types of paragraphs: comparison/contrast, persuasive, expository, narrative, cause and effect, etc. We will quickly expand these paragraphs into essays. The textbook for this course is Excellence in Literature’s Literature and Composition.

BRITISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 10

Geared for the 10th grader, in British literature, we step back in time into a familiar, but decidedly different era to study the Masters! This class will continue our study of the components that make great literature (conflict, setting, tone, mood, figures of speech, meter in poetry, etc). Our Great Books discussions will continue to build off of our understanding of the parts of literature. Reading material will be pulled from British literature including Shakespeare. The grammar focus of this class will be learning all of the comma, semicolon, colon, apostrophe, and sentence end mark rules. We’ll also learn how to punctuate quotations, dialogue, titles, and poems. Composition II will expand on the principles taught in Composition I. Now in composition class, particular and focused attention will be placed on executing the punctuation rules correctly in their own writing. The textbook for this class is Excellence in Literature’s British Literature.

AMERICAN LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Grade 11

Geared for the 11th grader, in American literature, we study American works from each era. This class will continue our study of the components that make great literature (conflict, setting, tone, mood, figures of speech, meter in poetry, etc). Our Great Books discussions will continue to build off of our understanding of the parts of literature. By this time, a general level of grammar mastery is expected in all writing assignments. Targeted review of the punctuation rules will happen consistently. Learning to write a research paper will be a component of this class. The textbook for this class is Excellence in Literature’s American Literature by Janice Campbell.

LITERARY ANALYSIS & COMPOSITION
Grade 12

This class will focus on advanced literary analysis across genres including biblical allusions and worldview analysis. The literature for this class will cover works from Austen, Shakespeare, Dickens, and Lee among others. The writing focus of this class will be preparing students for college essays and research. The text for this class is Windows to the World.

Coram Deo Classical School Vocabulary From Classical Roots
VOCABULARY FROM CLASSICAL ROOTS
Grade 9

Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, literature, and mathematics – predominantly multisyllabic Greek – and Latin-based words. Strategic instruction helps students learn to unlock the meanings of thousands of words. As students transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they will develop a useful, transferable technique to make sense out of unfamiliar words.

Coram Deo Classical School Analytical Grammar - High School Reinforcements
ANALYTICAL GRAMMAR – HIGH SCHOOL REINFORCEMENTS
Grades 9-12

The Analytical Grammar High School Reinforcement books each focus on a literature topic: American authors, British authors, World authors, and Shakespeare’s plays. Each is set up with activities to reinforce all the grammar, diagraming, analysis, punctuation and usage.

Math

Coram Deo Classical School Geometry Algebra 1 Algebra 2

Algebra I, II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and APCalculus. The Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 series follows the Saxon pedagogy of incremental, integrated topics that distribute concepts across the year. This approach gives students time to master the abstract concepts needed to solve complex problems, and helps them to see the connectedness of math. The rich scope of topics can be seen when one looks at the concepts that are covered in each strand of the Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 series. The integrated sequence of these concepts allows students to see the big ideas in mathematics, to understand its structure, and to gain higher levels of achievement

Science

CDCS is proud to offer Apologia’s Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Marine Biology, and Physics. Apologia Science publishes award-winning, creation-based science textbooks whose goal is to inspire an appreciation for science and a passion for learning. We also offer Classical Astronomy by Jay Ryan.  Our academically rigorous, college preparatory books are written in an easy-to-understand, conversational tone directly to the student, unburdening the parents from the burden of direct instruction. Ideal for those who love science and those who aren’t so sure, our Jr. and Sr. High science texts make comprehension easy, education solid, and God’s work in Creation clear.

Foreign Language

BJU SPANISH 1

Spanish 1 introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and present the gospel. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.

BJU SPANISH 2

In Spanish 2, students learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level with Spanish-speaking people in a variety of setting: a store, a bank, an airport, a hotel, a doctor’s office, an auto shop, and on the mission field. Grammar, pronunciation, writing, listening, verb tenses, and moods are emphasized in a variety of exercises and Spanish dialogues.

 FRENCH 1

French 1 features the latest updates on French culture and advice on relating to French-speaking neighbors in Canada, Europe, and around the world. Students will begin to develop proficiency in French grammar and will learn practical language content, such as greetings and taking leave, asking and answering simple questions to meet survival needs, ordering food, traveling, and sharing the gospel in a simple manner, all within the context of real-life situations.

German 1

LATIN ALIVE 1 & 2

Latin is an elegant and ancient language that has been studied for many generations. It is also quite alive in our culture, and in the languages we speak today. Latin Alive! is a series of Latin texts for junior high or high school Latin study. Written by experienced and enthusiastic Latin teachers, Latin Alive! is an excellent introduction to the classical language. With an emphasis on grammar and solid understanding of the language, it goes on to frame the study of Latin in Roman culture and mythology, and also to remind us of the many ways Latin is present in our culture today.

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS

GOVERNMENT

Coming soon.

ECONOMICS

Coming soon.

Electives

LOGIC

A student should be in the 11th grade or higher.

PRIMARY GOALS

The student will be able to:

  • Analyze categorical and propositional arguments.
  • Take simple arguments in normal English and turn them into syllogisms and propositions.
  • Judge the validity and soundness of the syllogisms or propositions of an argument.

This class meets 1 hour per week. Students come to class after reading the textbook and answering assigned questions at home. They come with interest and the background knowledge needed to participate in class during the lecture dialogue. The class time is kept in focused by using a 24-inch monitor withPowerPoint slides made from the textbook. Students and teacher dialogue in respond to questions over the textbook material. Homework assignments require 2 or 3 hours per week. Tests are emailed home every chapter or two to be administered by parents. The textbook is designed for home school learning and includes practices exercises to be done at home.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This course will meet the requirement of 1/2 credit of Physical Education required by the state of Georgia to receive a High School Diploma. This class will meet 1 hour a week, but will document additional sessions of physical activity weekly in order to accumulate the 90 hour requirement. This class is designed for males and females and will cover the fundamentals of fitness including: heart rate training effect, perceived exertion, high interval intensity training, metabolic resistance training, flexibility, core strength, joint stability, weight training, etc. Students will be taught how to perform exercises at home with simple, inexpensive equipment. Students will gain the knowledge be shown the techniques to maintain a lifestyle of physical fitness. Students will be tested over simple, necessary concepts in order to insure mastery of an active lifestyle at a basic level.

HEALTH

This interesting, practical class addresses the health care issues that concern young adults today. Health discusses the various body systems in the field of health care that most directly involves them. Therefore, as students read about nutrition, growth, and development, they learn about the digestive and endocrine systems. The section on fitness includes the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory; the section on mental health, the nervous system. This integral approach helps students better understand their bodies and determine the steps needed to attain and maintain good health.

Other important chapters include information on safety, first aid, drug abuse, and interpersonal relationships. Students and teachers alike are sure to appreciate the colorful photographs, illustrations, and diagrams–including an atlas of the body systems–as well as the study questions for comprehension, application, and review.

Bible

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

The goal of this class is to acquaint the students with a broad overview of the books of the Bible so that they understand the flow of redemptive history, how each book contributes to that flow, and some of the historical influences that God used to accomplish His purposes throughout the history of mankind.

The first semester we plan to explain the process from which God has preserved His Word for us to study today. The overview of the Old Testament will begin by studying the foundational role of Genesis 1-11. Our focus will then move to the Abrahamic Covenant of Genesis 12, 15, 17 and show how the rest of the Bible is the fulfillment of three major promises which God made to Abraham. With this broad overview in place, we will then spend the majority of the semester briefly discussing the major points of each Old Testament book, looking for themes that will help us grow to be more like Jesus.

The plans for the Spring Semester are to examine the New Testament books and show how each of the books fit into the history of the New Testament. As the students understand the role and overall themes of each book, they can then study the Bible with greater accuracy and apply it to their lives for the glory of God and their own good.

The textbook will be “Talk Thru the Bible”, written by Bruce Wilkerson & Kenneth Boa. The homework will be devotional while encouraging the students to build a notebook that can serve them the rest of their lives. My hopes for this class is that not only will the students understand the Bible better in its overall themes, but that they will grow closer to God and one another as they apply it to their lives.

BASICS OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING

This course greatly helps to prepare students think through issues Biblically, to be discerning, and to help themselves as well as others with their problems. It is based on Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to [thinking like] this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The main textbook will be the book, Attitudes of a Transformed Heart, by Martha Peace. The book is divided into three parts: A High View of God, Bible Doctrine with Applications, and How to Think Biblically. Intertwined throughout the course will be basics of biblical counseling and simple case studies. It is an ideal course to prepare high school students for life and education after graduating from high school. Martha Peace thinks that Attitudes of a Transformed Heart is the most important book that she will ever write. In fact, if she could have only written one book, it would have been that one.

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