Each Clayborn Hall grade consists of twenty-eight sets of lessons and seven
examinations. A report card is issued following each test and upon completion
of each grade. Each set of lessons contains the equivalent of five chapters
from five separate text books on five different subjects. At Clayborn Hall, you will
have no additional books, CDs, or tapes to purchase. Permanent grade
records are maintained, and grade transcripts are provided. Clayborn Hall lessons
adhere to the Federally Suggested Guidelines for Education.
Your child will learn. . .
Language Arts: Guiding comprehension and interpretation in reading
fables, myths, non-fiction writing and classics including Tom Sawyer,
Julius Caesar, Don Quixote, and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
Studying vocabulary, syllables, word division, capitalization, abbreviations,
parts of speech, verb tenses, writing poetry, and original
Reviewing math skills, addition, multiplication, division, mixed numbers,
numbers to billions, decimals, tables and graphing, geometric figures,
multiplying and dividing fractions, areas, word problems, functions,
equations, and ratios.
Studying animal, matter and plant classification; reproduction in plants
and animals; weather and climate patterns; photosynthesis; physics,
energy, engines, electricity, power, stars; earth's structure. Health and personal hygiene.
Clarifying map skills, studying early American history, first explorers, colonization,
independence, the Civil War, Reconstruction and expansion
in the wild west, immigration, the early twentieth century of the United States. Introducing
European history, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the growth of English
power, the Enlightenment, revolutions of France. Discussing
Fine Arts: Exploring music, harmony, melody, the keyboards, the
orchestra and musicians including Mozart, Rossini and Sousa.
Studying the history of painting and biographies of great artists
including Ingres, Delacroix, El Greco, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo
de Vinci. Reviewing architecture study of buildings such as The
Palace of Versailles, Saint Paulís Cathedral, Moorish style,, and
buildings by Inigo Jones, John Soane, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan,
Frank Lloyd Wright, and Walter Gropius.
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