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Curriculum: Middle School

6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade

Language Arts

  • Integrated literature/grammar/writing
  • Parts of speech and writing mechanics
  • Creative and analytical writing
  • Writing process for paragraphs and multi-paragraph essays
  • Vocabulary development
  • Critical thinking
  • Realistic and historical fiction
  • Literary elements and poetic devices

Math 6

  • Numeration and number theory
  • Operations and computation involving:  Decimals, fractions, ratios, integers, and percents
  • Data, statistics and chance
  • Geometric figures and measurement
  • Introduction to Pre-Algebra

Physical Science

  • The skills of science
  • Scientific careers
  • Scientific measurements
  • Lab safety
  • Matter:  Describing, classifying, physical changes, states
  • Elements and the periodic table:  Atoms, isotopes, metals, nonmetals, metalloids
  • Chemical reactions and acids and bases
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Energy and heat
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Mechanical waves and sound
  • Electromagnetic waves and light
  • Work, power, simple machines
  • Energy resources:  Nonrenewable and renewable, conservation

World History

  • Early human societies
  • River valley civilizations
  • Emphasis on Greece and Rome as foundations for U.S. government and Western civilization
  • Medieval Europe
  • Discovering commonalities between humans of different times and cultures
  • Adopting an objective view of history and recognizing bias
  • Humanities integration of art, architecture, literature, and music
  • Use of primary and secondary sources
  • Writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology and research skills
  • Collaborative learning
  • Study skills
    Acclimation to middle school

Spanish

  • Basic words such as greetings, farewells, months, weeks, weather, classroom objects, characteristics, food and free time activities
  • Basic grammar including conjugation of regular verbs in the present tense, pronouns, plural and singular as well as masculine and feminine
  • Basic information about different Spanish-speaking countries including history and culture
  • Begin developing conversation and writing skills

Weekly Rotating Classes

  • Physical Education or Dance
  • Religion/Advisory
  • Library

Electives

  • Study Skills
  • Painting and Pottery
  • Influential Painters
  • Band / Choir
  • Music Technology
  • Introduction to Technology
  • Ancient Warfare
  • Cooking
  • Introduction to Psychology