Holy Trinity students study American history, geography, and literature, as well as world geography and non-western cultures.
Our Geography program is designed to give students mastery over very concrete and useful information and the world and to build each year on the previous year’s work.
Students trace and study maps, draw freehand maps, and by the end of the curriculum they are able to draw political and physical maps of both hemispheres from memory.
Students also read a variety of books to supplement their knowledge of America and the world.
Grades K-2 Identify continents, oceans, equator, poles, tropics, major countries, and some states on both a map and globe.
Grade 3 By the end of the year students will be able to identify the 50 states and eight regions on an unlabeled outline map and recite and spell states, abbreviations, nicknames, key facts, and capitals.
Grade 4 Geography of the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
Grade 5 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceana, and the Americas.
Grade 6 American history using the Guerber’s The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic along with the 200 Questions About American History program.
Students study the planet earth using the J.H. Tiner text Exploring Planet Earth as well as Geography III: Exploring and Mapping the World. Students study the climate, recent and current history, culture, and religion of every continent. In addition to labeling maps, students learn to draw each continent using the Robinson Map Project. This is a thorough world geography course.