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Every Child, Every Day

  1. Curriculum
  2. Enrichment
  3. Library

Curriculum: Middle School

6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade

Language Arts

  • Integrated literature/grammar/writing
  • Research paper
  • Variety of challenging and stimulating literary genres
  • Vocabulary development
  • Critical thinking
  • The 5 paragraph essay
  • Literary elements and poetic devices
  • Writing mechanics and integration of grammar through writing

Pre-Algebra

  • Integers, expressions, equations and inequalities
  • Factors and exponents
  • Rational numbers, ratios, percents and proportions
  • Linear functions
  • Real numbers, Pythagorean theorem, measurement, area and volume
  • Polynomials

Life Science

  • Scientific thinking
  • Science and society
  • Using math in science (graphs/tables)
  • Organic compounds
  • Cellular transport
  • Photosynthesis and respiration
  • Cells
  • Living things and taxonomy
  • Evolution
  • Plant structures and reproduction
  • Animal reproduction, growth, and development
  • Human body systems & organization
  • Ecosystems and biomes
  • Populations, adaptations, and biodiversity
  • Mendelevium genetics and punnett squares
  • Human inheritance patterns and genetic disorders
  • Genetic engineering
  • Infectious disease
  • Food webs and energy pyramids
  • Nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen cycles

American History

  • U.S. events, people, places, and issues, c. 1800-1900
  • Emphasis on connections between historical events and current issues
  • Analyzing historical events within the context of their time
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of leaders, including the factors involved in decision-making
  • Developing empathy to understand multiple viewpoints of complex issues
  • Recognizing bias
  • Humanities integration of art, architecture, literature, and music
  • Use of primary and secondary sources
  • Responsible citizenship
  • Writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology and research Collaborative learning
  • Study skills

Spanish

  • Everyday verbs, objects, ailments, daily routines, weather, activities, family, schedules and classes and characteristics
  • Use of pronouns, conjugation of verbs, adjectives, ordinal numbers, articles, and frequency
  • Continue developing proficiency in conversation and writing skills
  • Focus on culture, history, fine arts and festivals

Weekly Rotating Classes
Physical Education
Religion/Advisory
Library

Electives
Advanced Band / Choir
Multimedia PublicationsWeb Design
Robotics
Advanced Drawing
Influential Painters
Pottery and Painting
From Flickers to Color
The Wild, Wild West
Yearbook
Music Technology
Cooking