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Here are some of the features of the Abeka Scope and Sequence booklet.
The booklet covers Nursery (2 years old) up through 12th grade. There is a page for each age or grade. For 2 and 3 year olds it starts with Language Arts, Numbers, Bible, and Music/Arts & Crafts.
For four year olds they add phonics, cursive, language, and poetry. I still can't figure out why someone would start a 4 year old with cursive writing, but that is what Abeka does.
When you get to the page for 5 year olds they add Science and Social studies. In first grade they add Spelling, Health/Safety and Manners, and Arithmetic. They change Social Studies to History and Geography at this point too.
The Science and History listings are basically just people and concepts that they want them to be familiar with during that year. In my opinion, they don't need to study these items in this order. They just need to be sure they are studying some aspect of Science or History during each year. The order is not important, just the fact that they are learning each year.
In 7th grade they add sex education from the Bible as one of their courses. Tenth grade includes the courses Biology, World History and Cultures and adds Keyboarding.
Eleventh grade includes US History, Document Processing, Foreign Language (Spanish or French), and Chemistry.
Twelfth grade includes Government, Economics, Physics, Speech, Family/Consumer Sciences, and a Foreign Language.
Each of the grades also has recommended Math subjects such as Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.
You can download and view the complete book at the Abeka website. It is 16 pages long. You can print off just one page or all the pages.
Let me caution you not to get too excited about this Abeka scope and sequence. Most of the time it is discouraging for a normal homeschool mom to look over any of these types of lists. The program is so advanced that it can be discouraging for the normal student to try to attain these standards.
If you can look at these pages and just get a general idea of what could be taught, then read away. If you tend to stress over these types of lists, then maybe you should not even have a look.
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