Bridging the Gap
At Trinity Christian Academy, we believe that students learn best when they are able to draw connections across different subjects. To strengthen these connections, students in grades K-6 enjoy special days where we bring history to life. In the classical education method, nothing is ever studied in isolation. Our cross-curricular learning method bridges the gap between topics in order to create a comprehensive picture for our students, engaging them in learning through research presentations, hands-on experience, and fun.
Cross-Curricular Learning Opporunities
50s Day (Kindergarten)
To celebrate the 50th day of school, our Kindergarteners experience a 1950s sock hop where they learn the Hokey-Pokey and other dances. In addition to dancing, they spend the day learning about what life was like in the 1950’s and reflect on how life has changed since then.
Hooray for USA Day-First Grade
After studying American history, our 1st graders choose and research a topic that is related to America. After they have completed their research, they create a presentation with visual aides and share their research with the class. Students are encouraged to dress up for their presentation too!
Colonial Day-Second Grade
To complete their unit on colonial America, 2nd graders celebrate Colonial Day. Students research and recreate a tool or item that the colonists would have used and give a presentation on it.
Pioneer Day-Third Grade
When our 3rd graders complete their unit on the early American period, students have Pioneer Day and experience life as a pioneer for a day. Students do line dances in gym class, make butter, use chalkboards to practice their math facts, and give a presentation on a tool or object that the pioneers used.
Medieval Feast Day-Third Grade
After studying the medieval period our 3rd grade students attend a feast hosted by a lord and lady. Students create their own coat of arms in art class which are displayed at the feast. They are treated to a 10-course meal offering food like pigeon breast (chicken tenders), freshly dried fish (goldfish), and more! To complete the feast, the boys are knighted and the girls participate in a ceremony of virtue.
Greek and Roman Day in Fourth Grade
To complete their study of Greek and Roman civilization, our 4th graders research and create a presentation on their topic of choice. They present their topic on stage, dress up in togas, and dine on hummus, cheese, olives, and more!
Kentucky History Day-Fifth Grade
The fifth grade classes study Kentucky History during the fall semester. They visit historical landmarks like the Ashland Estate, Constitution Square, and Fort Harrod. Students are asked to pick a topic of study related to Kentucky and then create a presentation about it.
Antiquities Museum-Sixth Grade
Our 6th grade students complete their study of ancient civilizations by making replicas of antiquities. The artifacts are set up in a “museum” where students can display their work to other students in the school.