Electives

Scope & Sequence Electives

Christian Growth  (Self-Pacs 133–138)  (1/2 Credit)

   The student reads:

The School of Obedience by Andrew Murray, an encouragement to Believers to follow the Lord’s example of obedience in life and ministry.

The Hour That Changes the World by Dick Eastman, a plan with practical suggestions for the Christian who wants to improve prayer life.

Nervous Christians by L. G. Little and T. H. Epp, a study of nervous disorders, psychosomatic suffering, and psychotherapy as written by a Christian doctor.

The Spirit-Controlled Temperament by Tim LaHaye, a discussion of the four basic temperaments and how God uses them in a Christian life dedicated to Him.

When a Christian Sins by John R. Rice, an examination of what happens when a Christian sins—how his life is affected, and how he can avoid sin.

This Way to Happiness by Clyde M. Narramore, a survey of the basic needs of all humanity and how they are all met fully in Christ.

 

Introduction to Missions (PACEs 1–6)   (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

Is introduced to worldwide missions.

Gains an appreciation of what has helped shape the path of mission work.

Reads Peril by Choice by James Hefley, the story of John and Elaine Beekman, missionaries to Mexico and Guatemala.

Reads Peace Child by Don Richardson, the story of Don and Carol Richardson, missionaries to what is now Papua, Indonesia.

Reads Beyond the Next Mountain by Mawii Pudaite, the story of Rochunga Pudaite, native of India, who translated the Bible into the Hmar language.

Reads C. T. Studd by Norman Grubb, the story of C. T. Studd, missionary to China, India, and Africa.

Reads The Triumph of John and Betty Stam by Geraldine Taylor, the story of John and Betty Stam, missionaries to China.

Reads Give Up Your Small Ambitions by Michael Griffiths, a book that assumes that we have given up our “small ambitions” and are pressing toward the mark of the great ambition—the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Reads Flagellant on Horseback by Richard Ellsworth Day, the story of David Brainerd, missionary to United States Indians in early colonial days.

Successful Living     Studies in Proverbs the first 9 chapters   (1 Credit)

The course encourages the student to have proper attitudes and levels of commitment culminating in using wisdom in life choices

Topics studied:

Proper attitude toward God  - Proper attitude toward authority

Proper attitude toward money    - Proper attitude toward wisdom                         

Four levels of commitment to God

Dangers of Evil Man and the Strange Woman Qualities of the Virtuous Woman

Happiness - Six inward qualities to develop - Priorities to establish       

Happiness - Developing solid relationships

Education - The qualifications of a teacher-What should betaught?                                  

Marriage - The preciousness of marriage displayed against the backdrop if infidelity                                 

Work Ethic - Two habits that build a career- Two distractions that ruin a career

Temptations of life - Dangers to avoid - Decisions to make                                   

Wisdom - How to find wisdom throughout life

Conclusion - The two choices

New Testament Church History – From an Anabaptist Perspective  (1Credit)

Written by:William McGrath    Edited by: Harold Brenneman

Reviewers: Enos Heatwole, Ernest Hochstetler, Amzie Yoder, Dallas Meador, Abe Schwartz

Overview of Biblical History (the centrality of Jesus Christ in history).

 Old Testament, Inter- Testament History and New Testament History

Christ’s New Testament Church Established

Our Sources of His Story –The Gospels

Christ’s Ministry-Selecting and Training the Apostles

Expansion of the Apostolic Church

The Persecuted Church,The Chronology of Reformation Denominations,How God Has Preserved the Anabaptist, Histories of Mennonite and Related Churches

Understanding: the Smyrna Age Chronology, the Pergamos Age Chronology, the Thyatira Age Chronology, the Sardis Age Chronology, the Philadelphia Age Chronology, the “Laodicean Age” Chronology, the Laodicean Age Chronology

 

Nutrition Science (1/2 Credit) 

A practical course that includes projects and recipes can be used as a ½ year credit in Science, Health or Economics.

Includes topics on:

Developing Good Daily Habits

Importance of a Balanced Diet

Seven Major Nutrients Found in Food

Planning Your Eating

The importance of drinking plenty of water

Good and bad facts

Best ways to include fiber in your diet

Whole Grains

Starches – complex carbohydrates

Sweets – simple carbohydrates

Animal and Vegetable proteins

Principles of combining proteins

Ways to prepare beans

Vitamin deficiency diseases

Fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins

Mineral – macro minerals and trace minerals

Using vitamin knowledge in your daily habits

Variety Vegetables

Favorite Fruits

Lifetime weight control 

Business Math (PACEs 1–12)  (1 Credit)

   The student:

Reviews general math concepts.

Studies percentages.

Learns about the hourly wage system, salary, and commission.

Studies local, state, and federal taxes.

Examines the purchasing and pricing of goods for profit, the wholesaler, and the manufacturer.

Practices checkbook reconciliation, budget preparation, calculation of discounts, and insurance acquisition.

Accounting (1Credit)  (Alpha Omaga)

This full-color, consumable elective course comes complete with ten individual, motivating worktexts and a helpful teacher's guide. And topics studied are what your child will need to know in real life! Flexible, self-paced lessons cover concepts like transactions, posting items to a ledger, worksheets, financial statements, recording payroll, taxes, and more! Designed for grades 7-12, this math elective is a wonderful supplement for students who want to pursue a math or accounting degree, own a business, or enjoy money management. And instead of one huge, intimidating textbook, this encouraging course is divided into ten separate worktexts to encourage student learning!
 
But there's more! To aid comprehension, this step-by-step course emphasizes mastery learning techniques so students can work independently with confidence! Daily instruction and application as well as quizzes and tests for evaluation are all included. And to assist parents, the LIFEPAC teacher's guide contains must-have information like teaching notes, answer keys, alternate tests, and an abundance of enriching activities. What could be more convenient? Try this best-selling, Bible-based curriculum to see how fun teaching accounting can be.

General Business (Self-Pacs 97–108)  (1 Credit)

   This study introduces the upper-level high school student to the world of business. It includes markets, consumer studies, advertising, corporations and industries, careers in business, production, labor, federal control, international business, banking, and finance. 

Beginning Art (junior high or high school student) (Self-Pacs 73–84)  (1 Credit)

   The student:

Reproduces a number of illustrations in the course using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera, and samples the art of lettering.

Paints a color wheel, identifies warm and cool colors and mixtures, uses opposites on the color wheel successfully, and mixes colors to obtain the color needed.

Studies line variation, design, and shape, and uses shading for depth and perspective.

Draws various textures effectively.

Learns to create well-balanced indoor and outdoor scenes, landscapes, and interiors.

Uses stick figures to show action, indicates mood with facial expressions, and draws simple cartoons.

Understands how to make a flannel board, creates flannelgraph backgrounds and story materials, and makes posters.

Advanced Art (high school student) (Self-Pacs 97–108) (1 Credit)

   The student:

Studies an introduction to the tools of art: the pencil, pen and ink, and paints.

Learns the principles of design: symbols, rhythm, shapes, and awareness.

Investigates the hue, value, intensity, and proportion of color, and paints in color.

Designs clothing, draperies, still figures, and figures in motion.

Learns about observation, point of view, perspectives, and light and shade.

Examines chalk talks (materials, setup, tools for success) and generates a program.

Discovers lettering, layouts, spacing, and other techniques designed to help the student integrate the learned material.

Music (high school student)  (PACEs 1–6)  (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

Identifies various types of instruments—string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard instruments.

Is taught how to read music.

Learns how to select and purchase an instrument.

Appreciates the background of great hymns and hymn writers.

Gains knowledge of music notation including staff, clefs, intervals, scales, triads, and tetra chords.

Learns the properties of tone (sounds, pitch, duration, intensity, and quality).

Develops song-leading skills. n Recognizes recorded music from select composers.

Required resource: Music Appreciation CDs (audio)

Speech  (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

Understands the importance of proper breathing techniques, adding variety through inflection, speaking with emotion and enthusiasm, improving eye contact, and learning to articulate sounds properly.

Becomes mentally and physically prepared for public speaking.

Observes how pause, stress, and pitch affect speaking.

Identifies the symptoms of stage fright.

Learns the importance of proper word choice.

Uses multiple personalities in communication.

Applies the concepts of effective speaking through the presentation of speeches. Optional resource: Speech Illustrated (DVD)

Collectivism  (Self-Pacs 133–138)    (1/2 Credit Political Science)

   The student:

Studies the origins of collectivism in the revolt of Satan, the fall of man, the Tower of Babel, and classical and neo-classical utopian theorists.

Examines the development of socialist movements from the seventeenth to the eighteenth centuries and studies an account of the fascist movements in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Argentina.

Investigates the order of the Illuminati, the French Revolution, Communism in ancient Greece and Rome, the Wesley Revivals in England, and the Awakenings in America.

Analyzes the theory of Marxism—looks into the lives of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

Considers the events leading up to the 1905 and 1917 Russian Communist Revolutions, the 1912 Chinese Nationalist Revolution, and the 1948 Communist takeover of China. 

The Constitution  (Self-Pacs 133–136)   (1/2 Credit Political Science)

   The student:

Studies the origins and foundations of the Constitution including its drafting and ratification.

Memorizes, writes, and recites the Preamble to the Constitution.

Discusses Article I—the organization, administration, and official duties of the legislative branch of government.

Recognizes limitations on the President’s powers and duties, the duties of the executive branch of government, and a discussion of Article II.

Researches methods of amending the Constitution and the organization, administration, and duties of the judicial branch of the government.

Investigates certification of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land and ratification rules and procedures.

Health  (PACEs 1–6)  (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

Learns the importance of proper nutrition, both spiritual and physical; types of nutrients; a balanced approach to exercise, diet, and weight loss.

Examines a Biblical view of tobacco, alcohol, harmful drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and mental and emotional health.

Gains valuable information on safety in six basic areas: home, transportation, job, school, personal safety, and safety for children.

Learns about basic first aid treatment and care such as bites, bleeding, burns, fractures, and choking, taking a temperature or pulse, and blood pressure reading.

 

French  (Self-Pacs 97–108)  (1 Credit)

   High school students are introduced to the French language with special emphasis on developing good reading skills. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the accidence (inflection of words) of the French language and will have had several opportunities to utilize the lessons learned through practice reading and recorded lectures.

Greek I  (Self-Pacs 121–132)  (1 Credit)

   This is an introductory course in the Greek of the New Testament designed to enable the student to read from the Greek New Testament. Vocabulary, grammar, and accidence (inflection of words) are the major studies, ending with an application of all grammar learned by translating I John. Required resources: Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus) and Greek Handbook

Spanish  (Activity Pacs 1–12)  (1 Credit)

   The exciting Spanish I course represents a first in the DVD-Activity Pac format. The DVDs present the instructional content, and the Activity Pacs provide the drill and learning activities. The course consists of 24 instructional DVDs, 12 Activity Pacs, 1 Test DVD, and 4 Score Keys. DVDs are required.

 

 

Typing (1 credit)

Learn how to touch-type! A complete guide book for learning how to touch-type on a computer keyboard includes: How to get from A to Z on your keyboard; How to negotiate punctuation keys; How to type numbers on a numeric keypad; How to avoid fatigue and aches and pains, especially carpal tunnel syndrome; Tips for first-time and experienced computer users; User-friendly exercises and practice lessons to build up speed and efficiency. Includes: creation of charts and tables, formatting of business letters, envelopes, memos, resumes, and reports. Also covers the proper use and etiquette of email, texting, IM and blogs.

Parent – Teacher must monitor accuracy, speed, mastery and progress of student.

 

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