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History

How does the history program work?
 
History is an essential component of our overall academic program at Calvary Christian Academy.  Taught in four year cycles, every student in Levels 2-5 will study the same era in history at the same time. Material becomes more complex at each level as it builds upon the knowledge base formed in earlier levels.
 
What is the scope and sequence?
 
  1. Ancient History- Creation to the fall of the Roman Empire: This period will focus on the history of Israel, Egypt, Greece, Rome and ancient Mesopotamia with a smaller portion of time devoted to studying ancient cultures in other areas of the world. Most importantly, the Bible will be placed in its historical context.
  2. Middle Ages- The fall of Rome to the Reformation/Renaissance: The age of monarchs and the role of the church. The greatest focus will be on European history, but some time will be spent learning about what was happening on other continents during this period.
  3. Early Modern History- The Reformation to the year 1800- with a focus on exploration of the New World, the spread of Protestantism, the founding of colonial America, the American and French Revolutions, and the U.S. Constitution. European and American history will be the primary focus this year.
  4. Modern History- 1800 to the present: The emphasis will be upon the new United States, the antebellum period and slavery, the Civil War, westward expansion, immigration, both world wars, the Great Depression, and the rise of the great banks and corporations, modern global “conflicts”, the types of governments and economic systems being tried around the world, and the role of religion in modern society.
 
How are other areas of the traditional "social studies" curriculum addressed?
 
Geography will be included at each level and during every year of the four year cycle..  Students will learn to create both historical and modern maps in increasing detail as they progress through the curriculum. Students will also be taught the fundamentals of economics and government as they study the governments and economies of past and present nations.

Level 2

At this level, students are just beginning to grasp the concept of time.  Thus, timeline creation will be an integral part of the history curriculum in Level 2.  Students will also read or listen to high-interest biographies, non-fiction texts, and works of historical fiction.  Reading will be supplemented with notebooking, drama, arts and crafts, and other hands-on projects. Students will also begin to label and draw basic maps

History Selections

Year 2

Level

Year 1

Year 4

Year 3

2

Story of the World  Middle Ages
 Story of the World
​Early Modern History
Story of the World
Modern History

Textbook

Story of the World  Ancient Times
 
Kitchen Knight
The Making of a Knight
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
The Minstrel in the Tower
Saint George and the Dragon
Castle Diary
“You Wouldn’t Want to Be” Series
Columbus
 
 
 
Three Young Pilgrims
A Lion to Guard Us
The Courage of Sarah Noble
The Bears of Hemlock Mountain
The Matchlock Gun
Biographies of the Founding Fathers
Phoebe the Spy
A More Perfect Union
“If You Lived” series
Ox Cart Man
How We Crossed the West
The Cabin Faced West
Prairie School
Abraham Lincoln
The New Americans
Strawberry Girl
Twenty and Ten
Aesop’s Fables
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The Trojan Horse
King Midas and the Golden Touch
“You Wouldn’t Want to Be” Series
Roman Diary

2

Literature

Level 3

Students in the Level 3 classroom will study historical issues in greater depth, focusing on major events and their causes, the lives of both major historical figures and everyday people, and the cyclical nature of problems and conflicts.  They will create maps with greater detail and begin to delve into economic and political systems.

History Selections

Year 2

Level

Year 1

Year 4

Year 3

 
Remember the Days
Ancient Times

Remember the Days
​Early Modern History

Remember the Days
Modern History

Textbook

3

Remember the Days
Medieval Times
The Story for Teens
Adam and His Kin
The God King
The Trojan War
Alexander the Great
The Shadow Spinner
The Bronze Bow
The Aeneid for Boys and Girls
The Ides of April
The Eagle of the NInth
King Arthur
Robin Hood
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Son of Charlemagne
Catherine Called Birdie
The Awakening of Europe
Flame Over Tara
Peril and Peace
Bible Smuggler
Men of Iron
 
 
Before Columbus
Almost Home
The Landing of the PIlgrims
The Iron Peacock
The Arrow Over the Door
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Johnny Tremain
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch
George Washington’s World
Sacajawea
Only the Names Remain
Elijah of Buxton
Dragon’s Gate
Bonanza Girl
The Yanks are Coming
Moonshiner’s Son
The Hiding Place

3

Literature

Level 4

By the time most students reach level four, they are capable of  advanced reading and thinking.  They are ready to tackle primary source historical documents, and to use multiple sources of information to form a cohesive narrative of an historical event.  At this level, students will look more intently at political and economic systems and will study the lives of political figures in greater detail.

History Selections

Year 2

Level

Year 1

Year 4

Year 3

 
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
 
A Beka U.S History
 

Textbook

4

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
A Beka U.S HIstory
 
A Beka American Government

4

The Story
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Illiad
The Odyssey
Famous Men of Greece
Famous Men of Rome
The History of the Early Church
 
 
Beowulf
Canterbury Tales
Pilgrim’s Progress
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Church History in Plain Language
Famous Men of the Middle Ages
 
 
 
Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation
Of Plymouth Plantation
The Scarlet Letter
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Yankee Doodle Boy
The Great Little Madison
The Prince
Candide
Undaunted Courage
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Civil War
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Great Gatsby
Farewell to Manzanar

Literature

The mission of Sheridan Christian Academy is to provide a high quality, Christ centered education that cultivates both mind and spirit while building knowledge, inquiry, self-worth, and moral fortitude upon a foundation of Biblical faith and principles.
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