Classically Educating Disciples for Christ

Seventh and Eighth Grades: Primary Texts and Materials

Bible I: Old Testament Introduction and Survey

  • ESV Student Study Bible by Crossway Books
  • The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study by Starr Mead, published by Crossway
  • The Invisible Hand by R.C. Sproul
  • The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the OT by Nancy Guthrie

Bible II: Systematic Theology and Basic Apologetics

  • ESV Student Study Bible by Crossway Books
  • Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem
  • The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
  • Truth for All Time by John Calvin
  • The Mark of a Christian by Francis Schaeffer

History and Geography: World Studies

  • World Studies by Bob Jones University Press
  • World Studies Student Activity Book by BJU Press

Literature

  • Selected titles from the Samuel Fuller School Literature List
  • Selected comprehension guides from approved publishers (Progeny Press, Veritas Press, Memoria Press, Logos, etc.)
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Captain’s Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Horatius at the Bridge by Lord Macaulay
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • Selected Short Stories

English Grammar and Writing

  • Rod and Staff English 7 “Building Securely” and English 8 “Preparing for Usefulness”
  • Progymnasmata: Fable, Narrative, Proverb, Refutation/Confirmation by Cindy Marsch published by Writing Assessment Services
  • Classical Composition: Fable Stage by James Selby, published by Memoria Press
  • Classical Composition: Narrative Stage by James Selby, published by Memoria Press
  • Classical Composition: Chreia/Maxim by James Selby, published by Memoria Press
  • Classical Composition: Refutation/Confirmation by James Selby, published by Memoria Press
  • Pre-Algebra - 7th Grade
  • Algebra ½: An Incremental Development, 3rd edition published by Saxon Publishers, Inc.

Pre-Algebra: 7th Grade

  • Saxon Algebra 1/2

Algebra I: 8th Grade

  • Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs
  • Scientific calculator
  • Teacher created materials

Latin

  • Latin Alive, Book 1, by Karen Moore and Gaylan DuBose, published by Classical Academic Press
  • National Latin Exam by Cheryl Lowe, published by Memoria Press
  • The Ancient Roman World (The World in Ancient Times) by Ronald Mellor and Marni McGee, published by Oxford University Press

General Science

  • Exploring Creation With General Science, Dr. Jay Wile
  • Laboratory notebook
  • Experiment materials

Physical Science

  • Exploring Creation With Physical Science, Dr. Jay Wile
  • Laboratory notebook
  • Experiment materials

Informal Logic: Inductive Reasoning

  • The Art of Argument published by Classical Academic Press
  • The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn & Hans Bluedorn
  • With Good Reason (teacher resource) by S. Morris Engel

Formal Logic: Deductive Reasoning

  • Introductory Logic by Doug Wilson and Jim Nance
  • The Discovery of Deduction by Joelle Hodge, Aaron Larsen, and Shelly Johnson
  • With Good Reason (teacher resource) by S. Morris Engel
  • Come, Let Us Reason (teacher resource) by Geisler and Brooks