LBC Grade Four Teaching Guide & Resources

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Best for children 9-11 or families wishing to combine children ages 8 to 12.

Grade Four Teaching Guide and Grade Four Resource CD: Term-by-term overview of each subject and a week-by-week schedule that details how to use the literature to teach each subject.

Flexible scheduling using the LBC trademarked "Planning for Learning" method which uses 36-weeks in all, divided into four terms.

Print version: 207 pages, wire bound
Digital version:  direct download


Detailed Description of Grade Four

Booklist and Overview

Sample Weekly Lessons

This grade covers:

    • Language Arts: Includes storytelling, penmanship, dictation, spelling, poetry and a reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    • American History: Civil War period studied with emphasis on the lives of great men and women of both the north and the south, black and white.

    • World History: An extensive study of the Middle Ages from the Dark Ages and High Middle Ages to the birth of the Nation State.

    • Bible Study: Scripture readings and memorization according to the schedule of Charlotte Mason, biographies of heroes of the faith from the Middle Ages.

    • Science: Year-long study of astronomy, using Exploring Creation with Astronomy and biographies of great minds of the Middle Ages.

    • Geography: For World History, mapping Europe, and for American History mapping the states as they were during the Civil War.

    • Composer Study: Music of the Middle Ages, e.g. Gregorian chants and folk music. Also songs of the Civil War era.

    • Nature Study: A guided exploration into nature and the use of a nature journal.

    • Picture Study: Study of the works of Giotto, and other medieval artists and Civil War-era art.

Grade Four Resources include maps, documents, helpful articles, and a printable Uncle Remus Stories by Joel Chandler Harris.