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Middle School Core Curriculum Plan


 

Language

Math

Foreign Language

History Science

6th Grade

Grammar/Writing

 

Literature Analysis:

Short Stories (Fiction & Nonfiction)

 

Public Speaking

6th Grade Math

-or-

Pre-Algebra

-or-

Algebra 1

 

 

Mandarin or Spanish

Early Explorers

 

US History from Colonization through the Civil War

Chemistry:

States of Matter
Atoms
Acids/Bases and Solutions

 

Earth Science:

Earth Systems
Plate Tectonics
Ecology

7th Grade

Writing:

Narrative, Descriptive, Compare/Contrast

 

Literature Analysis:

Novels (Fiction/Nonfiction)

 

Debate

7th Grade Math

-or-

Pre-Algebra

-or-

Algebra 1

Mandarin or Spanish

Year 2010-11

US History from Civil War to Modern Times

 

Year 2011-12

Ancient/ Modern China & India and Cultural Studies of Asia

Year 2010-11
Physical Science:
Chemical Interactions, Forces and Energy
Astronomy

 

Year 2011-12
Life Science:
Cell structure
Genetics
Living Systems

8th Grade

Writing:

classifying,

defining,

processing

 

Literature Study: Novels

 

Debate

8th Grade Math

-or-

Pre-Algebra

-or-

Algebra 1

-or-

Geometry

Mandarin or Spanish

 

Other required courses include: Computer Lab, Yearbook, P.E., and Independent Research Projects. The curriculum also includes the “hands-on” economics of running a “for profit” business. At the end of the year, students use their profits to help pay for the Spring “adventure trip.” On Fridays, regular “outings” are also planned to enable students to actively take part in community service activities and to become acquainted with local community resources.

 

While all students receive the same basic foundation in all subjects, expectations (according to the developmental level of each child) are determined on an individual basis.