Biblical-Classical Middle School Homeschool: The Principle Approach®

Biblical-Classical Middle School Homeschool: The Principle Approach®

Homeschooling middle school? Welcome to our Biblical-Classical middle school resource: the Principle Approach® article! Homeschooling middle school students is amazing. Before we know it, they’ll be homeschooling high school. Therefore, we have precious little time between now and then in which to intentionally immerse our students in Bible Principles. But praise God that we have this time!

A Biblical-Classical education is also known as a Principle Approach® education. It’s what we’re given by God’s Providential Hand out of the Protestant Reformation. And it’s from that moment forward in education that we find Christians teaching and learning with this method for generations. Indeed, it’s the very education which our Founding Fathers received. And we witness the historical evidence of its fruit because of the principles upon which our great nation is founded. While keeping the Bible at the heart of education in every subject, we too can raise strong leaders of Christian Character to help preserve our liberties for generations to come.

How do you know if a Biblical-Classical education is what you’re looking for?

  • Do you love God with all your heart, mind, and soul?
  • Are you thankful for the great things He has done by His Providential Hand?
  • Do you cherish our liberties and the founding of our nation on Biblical Principles?
  • Is a Bible-based education what you desire for your family?

If you answer yes, then this a “passion-match” for you in education. And something else to celebrate, is the results that this Bible-Centered education as seen via the PEERS Test.

Below is a small taste of the delicious recipe for a Biblical-Classical middle school. In addition to these samples, you’ll see where you may purchase the complete lists.

Biblical Classical Middle School, Homeschool Middle School, Principle Approach

Sixth Grade

For the sixth grade in Literature, we cover some of these literary works and more:

  • Philemon
  • Sir Walter Scott: Wizard of the North (biography)
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Additionally, we do special days to celebrate the literature we study.

For sixth grade History and Geography, we study the themes of:

  • The purpose of studying it with a Christian worldview
  • The Bible Principles of learning it
  • A survey of Ancient, Middle, and Medieval History
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Pagan view of man and government
  • God’s view of man and government
  • Map Work
  • Key Individual Studies

In Sixth Grade Science we cover:

  • Zoology and its role on the Christian History Timeline
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology and its role on the Christian History Timeline

The Noah Plan® Overviews cover Bible, Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, English, Literature, History and Geography, Science, Drama, Music, and Art. The full list of Leading Ideas and Bible Principles for each subject/ Books/Selected Readings for the school year can be purchased below:

Seventh Grade

For the seventh grade in Literature, we cover some of these literary works and more:

  • Poetry
  • Essays- Paul’s Epistles
  • History of the Essay and Its Masters
  • Speeches and rhetoric
  • Short Story- From the Bible and  Hawthorne, Irving, Poe, to name a few
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Additionally, we do special days to celebrate the literature we study.

For seventh grade History and Geography, we study the themes of:

  • Introducing Modern History
  • Biblical Foundations of geography
  • Providential view
  • Review of methods of nation making
  • Christian Idea of Man and Government/Pagan Idea of Man and Government
  • Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Eighteenth Century; Nineteenth Century; Twentieth Century
  • How Christ Changed History: Internal to External and Governments
  • Mapwork
  • Key Individual Studies

The Noah Plan® Overviews cover Bible, Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, English, Literature, History and Geography, Drama, Music, and Art. The full list of Leading Ideas and Bible Principles for each subject/ Books/Selected Readings for the school year can be purchased below:

Eighth Grade

For the seventh grade in Literature, we cover some of these literary works and more:

  • Contrast of Pagan and Christian Elements in Literature
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne’s A Wonder Book for Girls and Boysselections for discussion. Of note, this is chosen because Nathanial Hawthorne is one of America’s greatest Christian authors. And he deliberately chose six of the most prominent and instructive of the Greek myths. But what’s unique about this book, is that Hawthorne maintains the identity of the characters and story while removing the harsh and immoral elements which are present in most books on the subject.  In this way, Hawthorne’s writing is strong in Christian morality while handling this pagan area of study.
  • Reading of The Odyssey: the Fitzgerald translation
  • Roman Philosophers: pagan thinkers on statesmanship and life contrasted with the Gospel
  • Major Novel Study: Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

The Noah Plan® Overviews cover Bible, Mathematics,  Algebra I, English, Literature, History (Rudiments of America’s Christian History), Drama, Music, and Art. The full list of Leading Ideas and Bible Principles for each subject/ Books/Selected Readings for the school year can be purchased below:

Curriculum Guides to help you on your Biblical-Classical Journey

These guides are amazing! Because they go from K-12th Grade. And they correlate to what the Noah Plan® Overviews lay out for you to teach weekly in each quarter. For certain, this cuts down research time for you. Plus, these are reliable sources to teach from. Lastly, they help you to teach from a Providential  View, how Christ is the Focal Point of each subject, and more.

In the end you save time and money with the Noah Plan® Curriculum.

Thank You!

Thank you for purchasing through Principled Academy, a reseller of the Noah Plan® Curriculum. When you buy through Principled Academy, you help support this ministry and our family.

 

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