Middle School 6th-8th Grades

At Trinity Prep, Middle School students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are in the Logic Stage of development.  In the Logic Stage, students are developing the capacity to grasp more abstract concepts and philosophies, and to master more analysis and comparison.  In classical education, Logic Stage students move beyond simply memorizing information and adding to their database, as is the focus in the Grammar Stage.  They are laying the foundation for the Rhetoric Stage (high school)  when they will more deeply assess the world around them, compare it to their worldview, form a response to it, and articulate that view.  So, the Logic levels are devoted to exposing students to literature, history, and science concepts which broaden their world and expose them to various ideas.  At Trinity Prep, engaging in these ideas in a Christian environment is an important context and a priority.

Course Sequence and Curricula

All course content is aligned with Texas and national standards.

Math

Logic 1:  6th-grade level course, using Holt Course 1 text.
Logic 2:  7th-grade Pre-Algebra course, using Holt Course 2 text.
Logic 3:  8th grade Pre-Algebra course, using Holt Course 3 text, OR, Algebra 1.
Note:  If a student does not test into our math level, he or she can study independently in Study Hall.

Science

Logic 1:   Human Body and Life Science.  Text:  Life Science, BJUPress, 4th ed.
Logic 2:   Earth Science and Foundations in Design.  Text:  Earth Science, BJUPress, 4th ed.
Logic 3:   Physical Science.  Text: Physical Science, BJUPress.  ISBN:  9781606824641.

History/Geography

Logic 1:  Ancients to Middle Ages (5000 BC – 1200AD).  Text:  Human Odyssey, Vol. 1, K-12.
Logic 2:  Late Middle Ages to Early Modern Era (1200 – 1900).  Text:  Human Odyssey, Vol. 2, K-12.
Logic 3:  Modern Era and US History (1700 – present).  Text:  American Republic, BJUPress, 3rd ed.

English (Writing, Literature and Grammar)

Logic 1:

Writing – Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, from www.excellenceinwriting.com.
Literature – various readers from Ancients to Middle Ages time period
Grammar – Analytical Grammar, from analyticalgrammar.com.

Logic 2:

Writing – Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons, from www.excellenceinwriting.com.
Literature – various readers from late Middle Ages through Early Modern Era.
Grammar – Analytical Grammar, from analyticalgrammar.com.

Logic 3:

Writing – Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, from www.excellenceinwriting.com.
Literature – various readers from US History and Modern Era.
Grammar – Analytical Grammar, from analyticalgrammar.com.
Parents will need to provide the following, as desired:
Language Arts – Additional Vocabulary/Spelling work
Fine Arts – music, art, drama/theatre
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