3rd Grade

Students in third grade at Arma Dei Academy continue a chronological study of history and Bible focusing on Ancient Greece and Rome. 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, projects, and practice.
Bible

Bible

(Veritas Press), ESV Bible
The Veritas Press curriculum outlines major stories and events from approximately 1500 BC until 400BC.

  • Judges of Israel
  • Kings of Israel & Judah
  • Life of David
  • Solomon's Reign
  • Parables, Proverbs, and Psalms
  • 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. Students memorize passages from Ruth, Judges, I & II Samuel, Psalms, Proverbs, and I Kings.

      History

      History/Geography

      New Testament, Greece, and Rome (Veritas Press)

    • Minoan Culture
    • Mycenaean Culture
    • Trojan War
    • Phoenicians & the Alphabet
    • Homer & Greek Myths
    • The Olympics
    • Rise and Fall of Rome
    • Colonization of Greece
    • Democracy in Greece
    • Roman Republic
    • Persian Wars
    • Greek Philosophers
    • Alexander the Great
    • Reign of Julius Caesar
    • Birth-Ascension of Christ
    • The Third grade students present a Roman City Festival in February. They are responsible for designing and building a historically accurate part of a Roman city. Through this process, students become historical experts.

      Geography
      Geography is taught throughout History, Bible, and Literature units.

        Literature

        Literature

        Students discuss in depth the story elements of plot, setting, and characterization. Students also learn how to recognize, understand, and use figurative language such as metaphor, simile, inference, symbolism, and allegory.

      • Detectives in Togas (Winterfeld)
      • The Trojan Horse (Little)
      • Homer Price by (McCloskey)
      • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
      • Pompeii Buried Alive (Kunhardt)
      • Aesop’s Fables
      • The Mystery of the Roman Ranson (Winterfeld)
      • Cleopatra by (Stanley & Vennema)
      • Read Alouds

      • The Bronze Bow (Speare)
      • Heidi (Spyri)
        • Grammar

          Grammar

          Shurley English Level 3

        • Students master three sentence patterns
        • Continue to develop punctuation and editing skills
        • The eight parts of speech are taught through song and question and answer flows
          • Composition

            Composition

            Students are introduced to the beginning stages of the Progymnasmata.

          • Fable
          • Narrative
          • Description
            • Latin

              Latin

              Latin for Children (Classic Academic Press)

                Vocabulary

                Vocabulary

                Worldy Wise 3000 Level 3

                Vocabulary instruction becomes more sophisticated, preparing students for content learning.

                  Penmanship

                  Penmanship

                  Students develop beautiful penmanship through the practice of cursive handwriting.

                    Math

                    Math

                  • Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach
                  • Multiplication Jingles through 9’s
                    • Science

                      Science

                      The Grammar of Astronomy and Earth Science (Hudson)

                      Third grade students also spend time each semester participating in STEM activities in the science lab.

                    • Planet Earth
                    • Rocks & Fossils
                    • Weather
                    • The Solar System
                    • Continents Poem
                      • Art

                        Art

                      • Elements of art
                      • Color theory
                      • Beginning level guided drawing and painting techniques
                      • Recreate simple pieces of art from Greece and Rome
                        • Music

                          Music

                        • Introduction to the recorder
                        • Counting in 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8 Time
                        • Intervals (step/skip; 2nds and 3rds)
                        • Beginning composition and conducting
                        • Ensemble and multi-instrument songs
                        • Identify music alphabet on piano: ABCDEFG
                        • Music and composing of Greece and Rome
                        • Recognition: flat, sharp, C, E, and G key signatures on staff