Fourth Grade

Students in fourth grade at Arma Dei Academy continue a chronological study of history and Bible focusing on the Middle Ages. Great works of literature that integrate with the historical time period are read, discussed, and analyzed. Grammar and writing skills are sharpened and enhanced through direct instruction and ongoing instruction in the fourteen steps of the Progymnasmata.
Bible

Bible

Chronicles through Malachi and Job (Veritas Press)

  • Elijah and Elisha
  • Jonah
  • The Fall of Israel and Judah
  • Major and Minor Prophets
  • The Life of Daniel
  • Esther
  • Job
  • Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is a critical component of the curriculum.

      History/Geography

      History/Geography

      Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation (Veritas Press) Story of the World (Bauer)

    • Fall of Western Roman Empire
    • Rise of Christianity and Byzantine Empire
    • Barbarian and Viking Invasions
    • Rise of Islam
    • Feudalism
    • Holy Roman Empire and the Crusades
    • Renaissance
    • Reformation
    • Ecclesiastical Architectural Tour Students see the east/west schism in living history throughout downtown Denver.

      Medieval Festival in April.

      Geography
      European Geography is taught throughout history, Bible & literature units.

        Literature

        Literature

      • Dangerous Journey (Pilgrim's Progress) (Bunyan)
      • Whipping Boy (Fleischman)
      • Rolf and the Viking Bow (French)
      • Beowolf (Rebsamen)
      • Leif the Lucky (d'Aulaire)
      • I, Juan De Pareja (de Trevino)
      • Robin Hood (Green)
      • Hamlet (Shakespeare)
      • Thunderstorm in the Church (Vernon)
      • Fine Print (Burch)
      • Duncan's War (Bond)
      • Song and Poetry

      • Illumina O Culos Meos
      • Of the Father’s Love Begotten
      • Dona Nobis Pacem
      • Memorized Portions

      • Beowulf (Old English)
      • Canterbury Tales (Middle English), Chaucer
      • Band of Brothers (Early Modern English), Shakespeare
        • Grammar

          Grammar

          Shurley English Grammar Made Easy
          Students master five sentence patterns as well as sharpen editing skills, subject/verb agreement, and verb tense consistency.

            Latin

            Latin

            Latin for Children A (Classical Academic Press)

            Libellus de Historia: Latin History Reader (Moore)

              Vocabulary

              Vocabulary

              Wordly Wise 3000 Level 4
                Cursive Penmanship

                Cursive Penmanship

                Zaner-Bloser Students develop beautiful penmanship through the practice of cursive writing
                  Composition

                  Composition

                  Students learn how to use words to engage the imagination of the audience. They continue to improve written communication skills by employing the following stages of the Progymnasmata.

                • Fable
                • Narrative
                • Description
                  • Math

                    Math

                    Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach

                      Science

                      Science

                      Chemistry for The Grammar Stage

                    • Chemistry and the periodic table of elements
                    • The Elements (Lehrer)
                    • Scientific method taught and applied during labs
                    • Engineering design process of projects
                    • Labs and engineering projects correlate with curriculum and provide hands-on learning of specific content
                      • Music

                        Music

                        God Made Music 4

                      • Reading Music and Harmonizing
                      • Two part harmony
                      • Reading music on the staff
                      • Singing rounds and story songs
                      • Identification of 4th - 8th intervals
                      • Music and composing of the studied historical period
                      • Identification of treble and bass clef staff notes in key of C
                      • Choral Music

                      • Rhythm recognition
                      • Ear training
                        • Art

                          Art

                        • Introduction of elements of shape
                        • Practice of straight lines, curved lines, angle lines, circles, and dots
                        • Beginning level guided drawing and painting techniques
                        • Draw and paint artists from the Medieval Period
                        • Recreate simple pieces of art from the Medieval Period
                        • Complete a canvas painting