Humanities Methods

Veritas Classical Grammar School - Grades K – 4

The Veritas Grammar School will emphasize student exposure to and comprehension of core knowledge in literature, writing, grammar, vocabulary, history and geography, and fine arts. 

The Veritas Grammar School curriculum incorporates methods developed by Charlotte Mason, including narration, memorization, picture study, and sketching. Weekly assignments will guide the student and parents in preparation for the next week’s class. 

• Students will be guided by an experienced educator through a comprehensive curriculum. Parents and students will be able to refer to the textbooks throughout the week to complete assignments and move broader and deeper into the material presented in class. 

• The academic program has been created to challenge students to think critically and grow in their knowledge of humanities through reading, projects, the study of Latin root-words and the integration of biblical truth in all subjects. 

• Elementary students attend class with peers in the same grade level under the supervision of an experienced educator.

• Humanities & Language Arts classes meet one day per week from 9 am – 2 pm at the respective campus.

• Students have the opportunity to take an additional math and science on a second day of the week at the Alpharetta campus.

Veritas Classical Preparatory School - Grades 5 – 12

In the Veritas Preparatory School all subjects are taught from a distinctively biblical world view. 

• The curriculum integrates history (world and American), literature (classical, American, British), composition, grammar, study skills, logic, and critical thinking. 

• Vocabulary development through Latin and Greek roots culminates in a formalized study of Latin and Greek as languages in high school. 

• Each week, the student will receive an assignment sheet delineating the work required in each subject area. 

• Students will participate in a combined grade level classroom that allows them to interact with peers and promotes classroom discussion and group projects.

• Humanities & Language Arts classes meet one day per week from 9 am – 2 pm at the respective campus. 

• Students have the opportunity to take an additional math and science on a second day of the week at the Alpharetta campus.

Curriculum Rotation

  YEAR A YEAR B

GRADES 5 - 6 American History: The Explorers to the Jacksonians World History: Egyptian,
Greek and Roman Civilizations
 
  Geography: North and
South America
Geography: Africa and Asia
 
  Language Arts
Vocabulary
Study Skills
Critical Thinking
Language Arts
Vocabulary
Study Skills
Critical Thinking

GRADES 7 - 8   World History:
Middle Ages – Modern Times
 
  Geography: North and South America Geography: Europe
 
  Language Arts
Vocabulary
Study Skills
Critical Thinking
Language Arts
Vocabulary
Study Skills
Critical Thinking

GRADES 9 - 12 YEAR A YEAR B YEAR C YEAR D

History

American History

American Government
and Economics

Ancient World History

Modern World History

Literature American Novels Literary Types & Composition American Poetry
Essays and Short Stories
Cultures of the World British Literature

Language Arts Grammar and Composition
Essay Writing
 
Public Speaking
Debate
Research Papers
Public Speaking
Debate
Poetic Composition
Written Creative
Expression
Research Papers

Latin and Greek Year A
Latin I & II
Studies in Grammar,
Vocabulary and
Translation
Year B
Latin I & II
Studies in Grammar,
Vocabulary and
Translation
Year C
Latin I & Latin II
Studies in Grammar,
Vocabulary and
Translation
Year D
Latin I & II
Studies in Grammar,
Vocabulary and
Translation

Bible New Testament Studies Worldview Chronological Study of Old Testament - (I) Chronological Study of Old Testament - (II)

Rhetoric Logic Critical Thinking Skills Speech Debate