Switched-On Schoolhouse has a diverse, vibrant mix of entertaining lessons filled with enriching, interactive content! Fun-filled lessons are created to captivate students' attention and engage them in learning. With features that enhance content and functionality, this Christian school curriculum offers ease, accuracy, and quality academics.
With animation, video clips, and other exciting multimedia, SOS challenges students to grasp difficult concepts and retain facts with hands-on practice.
With custom curriculum, teachers can modify existing subjects by combining, adding, or removing units and assignments. Teachers also can build their own curriculum from scratch using any available SOS materials.
SOS grades approximately 85% of student work, allowing teachers to dedicate more time to hands-on teaching. Teachers can also easily print detailed report cards and prepare transcripts.
Switched-On Schoolhouse Bible is a Christ-centered curriculum for grades 3-12 with a developmental, in-depth study of the Old and New Testaments. Both the King James Version and the New American Standard Bible versions are available for study. This Bible curriculum covers a variety of biblical material to assist in the development of practical Christian living. The Bible curriculum covers seven major themes: Theology, Attributes of God, Biblical literature, Biblical geography, Christian growth, Christian evidence, and a Special emphasis for each grade level.
Switched-On Schoolhouse History and Geography is a complete, Bible-based curriculum for grades 3-12. The goal of these courses is to develop students' understanding of and appreciation for God's activity as seen in the record of man and his relationships. The curriculum targets this goal by focusing on six major themes: Geography (World and American), History (World, History, and Religious History), Government and Citizenship, Economics, and Social Studies.
Switched-On Schoolhouse Language Arts, for grades 3-12, targets the sequential development of communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Because Language Arts is an integrated program, the elementary grades weave skill topics (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) together within units. In the middle and high school grades, skills are developed unit by unit. The major strands are detailed as follows: Reading (Vocabulary, Comprehension Skills, Literature Studies), Writing (Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar, Composition), Speaking and Listening, and Special Topics (Visual Media, History of the English Language, The Bible as Literature, Book Reports, and Study and Research Skills).
Switched-On Schoolhouse Math is a comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum for grades 3-12. Students will develop and build math skills through the use of various question formats, multiple exercise techniques, and fun learning games. This motivating math curriculum prepares students for using math successfully in real-life situations. Concepts are developed through grade levels to ensure mastery. The curriculum targets this goal by focusing on six major themes: Number Skills, Geometry, Algebra, Data Analysis, and Pre-calculus.
Switched-On Schoolhouse Science is an exciting, Bible-based curriculum for grades 3-12. Students develop observational skills as they study the physical universe God created. The program involves a combination of on- and off-computer assignments including experiments. Elementary and middle-school grades (3-9) observe each area of science on an individual survey basis, usually unit by unit. The high school grades (10-12) focus on specific areas of science—Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The four major strands are as follows: Life Science (Plants and Animals, Human Anatomy and Personal Care, Biology), Space and Earth Science (Geology, Weather, Space), Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics), Nature of Science (Scientific Method, Experimentation, Technology).
Switched-On Schoolhouse electives broaden students' knowledge base, providing a more complete academic experience and offering an opportunity to delve deeper into topics he or she displays an interest in exploring. These CD-ROM courses also equip students with the tools to research, apply critical thinking, and prepare for college. Available for grades 3–12, SOS includes specialized courses in world languages, history, math, science, literature, business, health, and more.