Curriculum & Course Index

CURRICULUM

Most of the curriculum we use in Bethel Baptist Christian School is the Abeka curriculum. Abeka is a curriculum that has been proved to give quality education while keeping a Christ-centered theme.

Most of the curriculum we use in Bethel Baptist Christian School is the Abeka curriculum. Abeka is a curriculum that has been proved to give quality education while keeping a Christ-centered theme.

COURSE INDEX

MATH

Basic Mathematics

This course is designed to develop both the student’s understanding of our number system and their accuracy in computation. It reviews operations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. This course introduces the student to integer and set operations, the Cartesian plane, and measures of central tendency.

Pre-Algebra

This class offers an introduction to basic algebra concepts, and algebraic operations. It is designed to provide a bridge for students as they progress from basic arithmetic to elementary algebra. This course gives the student more practice with the tools of algebra including variables, exponents, radicals, and functions.

Algebra 1

Designed as a first course in algebra, this class provides the student opportunities to build their algebraic skills and prepare for future mathematics courses. This course teaches algebraic concepts systematically, beginning with basic operations on integers and ending with applications of quadratic functions.

Algebra 2

Introduces the student to advanced algebraic topics such as radicals, logarithms, complex numbers, the use of matrices, and the principles of basic trigonometry. This course gives the student an opportunity to learn how to use technological tools such as the TI-84 graphing calculator.

Geometry

This class introduces students to the concepts of analytic geometry. It includes concepts of lines, planes, triangles, congruence, inequalities, parallel lines, similarity, areas and volumes. This course also introduces the student to logic and the use of deductive reasoning including two column proofs, flow proofs, and paragraph proofs.

ENGLISH

English 7

This course is an in-depth study of grammar including parts of speech, mechanics for writers, sentence and paragraph composition, and the writing process. Literature basics including types of genres – short story, poetry, historical fiction, etc. as well as literary devices and terms are also discussed in detail in this course. Vocabulary is studied throughout the selected works.

English 8

Building upon the basic foundations of English 7, this class is also an in-depth study and review of grammar including parts of speech, mechanics for writers, sentence and paragraph composition, and the writing process. It includes additional development of the use of phrases and clauses. Literature basics including types of genres – short story, poetry, historical fiction, etc. as well as literary devices and terms are also discussed in detail in this course. Vocabulary is studied throughout the selected works.

English 9

Because the study of grammar is foundational to mastering the English language, this course is an intensive study of grammar, including parts of speech, sentences, spelling, vocabulary, and writing skills, enabling the student to write a well-constructed and grammatically correct composition. The course also includes a study of the elements of literature such as theme, character, conflict, structure, drama, and poetry.

English 10

In this course, the principles of English grammar and structure will be applied to improve writing skills and oral communication. Students will learn various modes of writing, including description, compare and contrast, analytical, and research. Vocabulary and spelling skills are also included in this course. A general scope of the fundamentals of literature is taught including units on the short story, poetry, drama, essay, and the novel.

English 11

This course reviews the principles of English grammar, seeking to improve the students’ writing skills and oral communication. Students will engage in extensive essay writing and a variety of writing genres. This course also examines American literature from a historical perspective as well as from a literary one. The study includes a variety of American authors and their works, including poetry, drama, essays, and the novel. The material covered represents the history of the United States from the discovery of the new land to the present day.

English 12

The emphasis of this course is on an advanced study of grammar, usage, and composition through the writing of several essays and a research paper. This course also includes a concentrated study of British writers and their works from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period. British literature is examined from a historical perspective as well as from a literary one and includes the study of a variety of genres, including essays, poetry, drama, and the novel.

SCIENCE

Life Science

This class is a comprehensive survey of Life Science, intended to expose each student to the major areas of life science. Students will be expected to analyze, compare, contrast, and discuss in order to have a thorough understanding of the material.Some of the topics that will be introduced this year include: cell structure, genetics, and microbiology.

Physical Science

This class provides a scaffold of basic information regarding matter and measurement, leading to the essential information in classical physics, work and energy, thermodynamics, magnetism, sound, and light. This course also provides the necessary foundation of knowledge and theory for subsequent science courses, including Chemistry and Physics.

Biology

This class is a comprehensive survey of Biology, intended to expose each student to the scope of biology. Students will be expected to analyze, compare, contrast, discuss, and apply in order to have a thorough understanding of the material. Some of the topics that will be introduced this year include: cellular biology, genetics, microbiology, botany, and zoology.

Chemistry

This class is designed to presents students with the foundational ideas of chemistry, including atomic structure, bonding, nomenclature, solutions, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, organic and biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. In addition, students will perform supervised laboratory investigations and experiments in class.

Physics

This class is a comprehensive survey of Physics, intended to expose each student to the basics of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and optics. Students will be expected to analyze, compare, contrast, discuss, and apply in order to have a thorough understanding of the material.

HISTORY

World Studies

Our emphasis will be on cultures and how they developed in the context of historical events. Our text also includes a study in geography; we will be learning the location and importance of several key countries throughout the world. The purpose of this class is to provide each student with a general understanding of world history from 1100-the present. Our goal for this class is to recognize that history is the study of people just like us. These people had interests, goals, and desires for their lives that molded their society, just as we mold ours.

American History

This class is a comprehensive survey of United States history, intended to give each student a solid foundation of knowledge about the heritage of this country. The purpose of this class is to provide each student with a general understanding of US History from exploration to World War I. We will also evaluate historical narratives and original documents for accuracy and historical perspectives. We will strive to identify the consequences of past decisions, good and bad as well as to explore the causes and effects of major events and dates in each era of history.

Geography

This course is designed to survey countries around the world through a study of physical geography, climate, economics, and society. In addition to being able to recognize basic geographic information, each student will develop the following skills: interpret basic types of maps, use basic geographic terms and tools, compare and contrast different regions, show the relationship between physical geography and human activity, list special challenges to mission work in different regions, and explain the motivations behind modern conflicts.

World History

This class is a comprehensive survey of world history, intended to give each student a solid foundation of knowledge about the events of the past and how countries have grown and developed. The purpose of this class is to provide each student with a general understanding of world history from the beginning of civilizations to the present. We will also evaluate historical narratives and original documents for accuracy and historical perspectives.

United States History

This class is a comprehensive survey of the history of the United States, intended to give each student a solid foundation of knowledge about the events of the past and how our country has grown and developed. The purpose of this class is to provide each student with a general understanding of United States history from exploration to the present, with a strong focus on the 20th – 21st centuries. We will also evaluate historical narratives and original documents for accuracy and historical perspectives.

Government

Our emphasis will be on pursuing a deeper understanding of the institution of American government. We will compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the three branches of government.

Economics

The goal is for the student to demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts. Students become familiar with the economic system of the United States and how it operates. They also explore the roles of various components of the American economic system. Students examine their roles as consumer, worker, investor and voting citizen. Topics of discussion include the Stock Market, comparative economic systems, and the impact of political and social decisions on the economy.

BIBLE

Bible Class (Junior High and High School)

The Junior High Bible class applies Biblical knowledge and truths as it applies to our daily living. Pupil participation is encouraged to ascertain the relevance, understanding, and application of each lesson. Student participation includes quizzes, question and answer, as well as Jeopardy style competition.