Bradford Selections

 

for the 2018-19 School Year are still under development. We will be posting updates as decisions are made. We will stay with the books that work well and take a little more time to decide if we will be changing books for certain Topics. Selecting the very best books is a task The Founders Committee takes very seriously, so we want to be sure we “get it right.” If you have a specific question on a specific Topic, please do not hesitate to send us a message at our email address listed below. We will gladly let you know which selections have made the final consideration.

To give you an example of a Final Booklist and Topic List, we have retained our prior year’s selections. To see the 2017-18 selections, scroll down on this page.

Bradford Program Selections for the 2018-19 School Year

American History

Form III is undecided.

Form II will cover the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Gold Rush, and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, including the impact of U.S. Presidents on these events. This Country of Ours.

Form IA is A First Book in American History, Eggleston, 1400s to 1600s, and This Country of Ours.

Form IB will cover Colonial America from the first Settlements up to and including the formation of the new United States of America.

World History

Form III will use The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill, 1956.

Form II is A Child’s History of the World, Hillyer, covering Chapters 5-36, the Ancient World up to the time of Jesus.

Form IA will cover the Year 1000 A.D. up through the Middle Ages and Fifty Famous Stories Retold.

Form IB is Viking Tales.

French History

Form III and Form II will use French History for English Children.

English History

(English History will be included in The Fairfield Program this year. The book is Our Island Story.)

Plutarch’s Lives

(Form III’s Plutarch will be included in the Morning Program this year. The book will be Our Young Folk’s Plutarch, Kaufman.)

Form II will use Story of the Greeks and Story of the Romans, (Gould’s translation).

Geography

Form III is undecided.

Form II is undecided.

Form IA is undecided.

Numbers

Form IB and Form IA will use Singapore Math, U.S. Edition.

Arithmetic

Form II and Form III will use Singapore Math, U.S. Edition.

Form III’s book for Euclid and Repetition Euclid is undecided.

Latin

Form III will use First Form Latin.

Form II will use Latina Christiana.

Form IA is undecided.

French

Form III and Form II will use Speaking French with François and Miss Mason.

Form IA and Form IB is undecided.

German

Form III and Form II is undecided.

Italian

Form III is undecided.

Spanish

(Spanish will be included in The Fairfield Program this year.)

Bible

Form III and Form II will use The Holy Bible, KJV.

Form IA will use A Child’s Story Bible, Catherine Vos.

Form IB is undecided.

Dictation

Form III and Form II will use Spelling Wisdom.

Reading

All Forms are undecided except Form IB.

Form IB will use First Start Reading, a program based on Word Mastery by Florence Akin.

Grammar

Form III is undecided.

Form II is undecided.

Other Bradford Program Topics which have undecided selections

Composition (Form II)

Printing (Form IA)

Writing

Writing and Brush Draw (Form IA)

Literature

Hymns

Sol-Fa

Lab Science

Swedish Drill

Picture Study

Botany (Form III)

Geology (Form III)

Physiology (Form III)

Biography (Form II)

Drawing (Form IA)

Handicrafts (Form IA)

*Some selections are subject to change without notice to an equally challenging selection based upon availability, time constraints, student abilities, cost, and the decision of the Founders Committee.

As usual, The Bradford Program features a mid-morning snack break called Tea Time, with crackers, cheese, fruit, and tea provided by the school.

For 2018, we will be adding a Lunch and Recess period at the end of every school day.

For the first week of every Term, we will hold a “Feast Week” with the following Topics:

Form IA’s “Feast Week” Topics
Bible
Habits
Swedish Drill
Hymns
World History
Biography
Dancing
Shakespeare
and more, to be decided.

Form II’s “Feast Week” Topics
Bible
Habits
Picture Study
Shakespeare
Literature
Folksongs
Plutarch’s Lives
Grammar
Swedish Drill
Spanish
Picture Study
American History
Hymns

Form III’s “Feast Week” Topics
Bible
Habits
Literature
Biography
Picture Study
Shakespeare
American History
Hymns
Swedish Drill
Composition
Folksongs

 

Bradford Program Selections for the 2017-18 School Year

American History

Form II will cover the Twentieth Century, including World War I & World War II. In addition and optionally, they may read George Washington’s World and This Country of Ours, selected chapters, if they have not already. (Sergeant York and the Great War for Summer Term.)

Form IA is A First Book in American History, Eggleston and Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans.

Form IB will focus on the Twentieth Century and inventions from that time.

Biography

Form II is Abigail AdamsPoor Richard, and Galileo & the Magic Numbers
Form IA is Benjamin FranklinGeorge WashingtonBuffalo Bill, Columbus, Pocahontas, and Lief the Lucky.

Geography

Form II is Visits to the Middle East and Minn of the Mississippi 
Form IA is Visits to North America and Seabird
Form IB is local map-making and Paddle to the Sea

Habits

Candor & Alertness to Seize Opportunities, Summer
Attention, Obedience & Truthfulness, Orientation
Usefulness & Sweet, Even Temper, Fall
Generosity & Gentleness, Winter
Observation & Reflection, Spring

Literature

Form II are Robinson Crusoe and Kidnapped 
(The Winged Watchman
for Summer Term)
Form IA are Blue Fairy Book and Just So Stories as well as
selections like the following:

The Velveteen Rabbit
St. George and the Dragon

The King of the Golden River
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Charlotte’s Web 

Form IB are Winnie-the-Pooh and Beatrix Potter Tales as well as
selections like the following:

Blueberries for Sal
The Ox-Cart Man
Stone Soup
Miss Rumpius
Madeline
Make Way for Ducklings
Ferdinand
Katrina Catherina and the Box
The Story About Ping

Poetry

Form II is Tennyson, Dickinson, Wordsworth
Form IA is Stevenson, Rossetti
Form IB is Read Me A Poem, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Poems & Prayers for the Very Young

Other Languages

Form IB is American Sign Language with Signing Time.

Form IB students receive handouts with the signs to practice at home. Signing Time curriculum is seen in class. Several additional copies of Signing Time will be in the Parents’ Library, if needed.

Copywork, Handwriting, and Printing

Form II Copywork will be provided by Handout.
Form IA Copywork is Copybook II in class and A Reason for Handwriting for at-home lessons.
Form IB is A Reason for Handwriting A (K5) and Delightful Handwriting (K4).

Phonics, Letters, and Reading 

Form IB is First Start Reading (K5) or My Father’s World’s Kindergarten Reading (K4)

All Bradford students will read the Reader series by Free & Treadwell. Form IB students will be placed by parents in the K4 or K5 reading programs.

Grammar 

Form II is Grammar-Land and Simply Grammar 
Form IA receives basic Grammar instruction and word usage exercises in the Language book, along with beginning composition exercises.
Form IB receives early punctuation and word usage guidance in context.

Trial and Triumph (Christian Studies)

Form IA and Form II will study early Church heroes, martyrs, and leaders with Trial and Triumph, Hannula.

Swedish Drill will be practiced right before Tea Time using commands and guidance from The Swedish Drill Teacher. Sol-Fa will begin with basic note lessons and slowly progress to hand-shape associations. We will end the year with the goal of performing one song very well. Table Manners and Group Social Manners will be taught at Tea Time, as always. Students will practice their Service Skills by serving each other, as always. We ended the year by perfecting the “cleaning up after each other” portion of Service Skills, so we will begin there as well. Our Hymn selections will be similar to prior years.

*Some selections are subject to change without notice to an equally challenging selection based upon availability, time constraints, student abilities, cost, and the decision of the Founders Committee.

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