Abeka’s proven approach to teaching helps teachers teach and students learn.
It begins with a traditional philosophy of education. This teacher-directed framework empowers teachers to focus students’ attention on the material they need to learn—in a context and sequence that will help them learn it best.
As students begin to grasp what’s being taught, newly acquired concepts and skills are fortified time and again using a method often referred to as spiral learning.
Finally, students’ growing mastery of subject matter is strengthened because of the comprehensive design of our curriculum. Material taught in one subject is reinforced in other subjects. At every step of the way, students learn, apply, and master new concepts and skills. Since education shouldn’t end with a diploma, Abeka gives students a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning.
The Shurley English curriculum uses a unique combination of features and strategies to provide for student success in grammar, skills, writing, and reading. These features are logically, sequentially, and systematically woven into the curriculum to provide a solid foundation for lifetime literacy. The strategies used support all types of learners.
General Science is written for students in 7th grade. It can also be used for 8th graders especially if the student has not met the 7th grade math prerequisite for Physical Science, our 8th grade course. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, which all use household items.
Physical Science is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course, but students can use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics.
This Purposeful Design inquiry-based science series provides a hands-on approach to science education that will accomplish the following: