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Grades 3-8

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Language Arts 300 (10 Units) Grammar, spelling, book reports, stories, fables, reading, adjectives, punctuation, capitalization.

Language Arts 400 (10 Units) Book reports, writing fables, spelling, use of dictionary, different kinds of writing, short stories and word play.

Language Arts 500 (10 Units) Contractions, diphthongs, abused language, parts of speech, opinions, essays, projects.

Language Arts 600 (10 Units) Adverbs, pronouns, idioms, business news story, interjections, outlines, organizing, the President’s thoughts, metaphors, poems, drama.

Language Arts 700 (10 Units) Building blocks, information texts, narratives, biographies, personal and business letters, public speaking, essays, critiques, more mechanics, formatting, autobiographies, character sketch.

Language Arts 800 (10 Units) Strategies for writing, punctuation, essays, analyzing, propaganda, per- suasive factors, formal essays, summarizing, paraphrasing, persuasive language, listening, cues, following directions, story elements, narrating, editing.

 

Mathematics 300 (10 Units) Place values, addition and carrying, money, subtraction, borrowing, fractions, shapes measurement, graphs and rounding.

Mathematics 400 (10 Units) Place values, rounding, perimeters, calendars, shapes, roman numerals, multiplication and division, word problems, equations, decimals, angles fractions, short division, protractor, multiplication, division, factoring and data collection.

Mathematics 500 (10 Units) Number theory and operations, including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, measurement and two- and three- dimensional figures. Introduction to algebraic, statistical, and probability concepts.

Mathematics 600 (10 Units) Focus on number skills and numerical literacy, with an introduction to the number skills necessary for algebra, factoring, exponents, statistical charts, probabilities, and mak- ing predictions. Solid experience with number theory and operations, including decimals and fractions.

Mathematics 700 (11 Units) Integers, fractions, decimals, patterns and equations, ratios and proportions, probability and graphing, data analysis, geometry, measurement and area, surface area and volume.

Pre-algebra (11 Units) Subsets of the real number system, using variables, The number line, comparing rational numbers, exponents, scientific notation, square roots, order of operations, expres- sions and equations, solving one-step and two-step equations, relations and functions, analyze graphs, integers, evaluating expressions, prime factorization and GCF, simplifying fractions, LCM and LCD, like and unlike fractions, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing fractions, two-step equations, prime factorization, simplifying fractions, one-step and two-step inequalities, proportions, applications, direct variation, solving percent problems, applications, unit conversion, corresponding parts, indirect measure, models and scales, rewriting equations, combine like terms, intercepts, non- linear functions, geometric/exponential/recursive sequences, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, circles, polygons, Quadrilateral Family, perimeter and circumference, area of parallelograms, area of circles, composite figures, symmetry, reflections, distance and midpoint, tessellations, dilations, central tendency and
dispersion, bar/circle/line graphs, histograms, box-and-whisker plots, scatter plots, misleading graphs, appropriate displays, tree diagrams and counting principle, permutations, combinations, mixed reviews of outcomes, probability and odds, disjointed and overlapping events, independent and dependent.

 

Science 300 (10 Units) Oxygen, digestion, root hairs, seeds, animals, insects, fish, amphibians,
reptiles, birds, mammals, marsupials, foods, teeth, chemistry, volume, mass, sounds, earth rotations and seasons, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, volcanoes, heat, molecules, liquids, gas, electricity, friction, static, sun.

Science 400 (10 Units) Plants, parts of plants, animals, insects, mollusks, endangered species, conservation, ecology, decomposers, ecosystem, food chain, diorama, machines-simple and complex, Galileo, pulley, gravity, electricity, current, circuit, conductors, magnetism, Edison, water-ice gas, as solvent, atmosphere, hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, weather instruments, astronomy, Isaac Newton, stars and space, Earth, air, water, land.

Science 500 (10 Units) Cells, Hooke, Leeuwenhoek, protozoa, seed plants, spores, mold, yeasts, fungi, invertebrates, vertebrates, carbon cycle, terrarium, food chain, prairie land, heat energy, chemical energy, sources of energy, plate tectonics, under ground forces, reading fossils, identifying rocks, erosion, matter, skeleton, natural cycles-moon, life comets.

Science 600 (10 Units) Photosynthesis, enzymes, digestive system, mouth digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory, excretory, muscles, bones, nervous system, eye, heart, blood, ear, animal behavior, biomes, tropisms, mitosis, meiosis, embryo, DNA mutations, genetics, genes and traits, Mendel, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, atomic number electron arrangement, diagram of atom, force, work, gasses, mechanical energy, heat energy.

General Science I (10 Units) Earth in space, the planets, astronomy, the weather and climate, the human body, careers in Science, measurements and graphs.

General Science II (10 Units) Atoms and molecules, rocks and fossils, nutrition and health, energy and magnetism, machines and work, balance in nature, oceanography, inner and outer space from a Christian perspective, Science and Technology vocations.

 

History/Geography 300 (10 Units) Communities- mining: iron ore, drilling for petroleum, gold, silver, and copper, farming, fishing, cattle ranching, dairy farming, manufacturing: automobiles, cereal, furniture, chemicals, technology, space.

History/Geography 400 (10 Units) Surface of the earth, space exploration, seaport cities: Sydney, Hong Kong, China, life in the desert, deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, modern ways of life, grasslands, tropical rainforests, polar regions, mountain countries, North America.

History/Geography 500 (10 Units) History from the Vikings to early settlers to developing into a world power, relations to Canada and South America.

History/Geography 600 (10 Units) Development of all continents and history of the world.

World Civilizations 700 (10 Units) Religions and politics as well as history of development to the present ; relations between countries.

History/Geography 800 (10 Units) Colonies and evolution of our country. Includes detailed accounts and WWI and WWII.

ELECTIVE – Civics (5 Units) Personal rights and responsibilities of citizenship, role of religion in government, implications of American politics and foreign policy internationally, a new nation, the constitution, branches of government, government by the people, relationship to the world.

State Histories (1-5 Units) Five Unit courses include lessons, quizzes, projects and tests examining the history, culture, government, economy, and citizenship of the state. One Unit courses use a project format to cover the same topics.

Bible 300 (10 Units) The wonder of God’s universe, life of Jesus, living for God through obedience, praise, and worship, understanding God’s word and love for His children.

Bible 400 (10 Units) Christian Discipleship is the focus for exploring God’s Word , how I love for God,, God cares for us, how I know God exists, the geography of the Old Testament, witnessing for Jesus.

Bible 500 (10 Units) Develop a lifelong relationship with the Father through His Word. The existence of angels, the Bible as a book of prophecy and poetry and God’s work shown through service to others.

Bible 600 (10 Units) A rich overview of the Bible beginning with creation and the kingdom of Israel, through the life of Christ, culminating with the lessons on Revelations.

Bible 700 (10 Units) Explore practical Christianity today as it applies to our daily life. Worship, mission of mankind, God’s enduring love for his people shown through His love, mercy and grace.

Bible 800 Practical Christianity and Church History (10 Units) Establishment of church, the nature of God, the concept of salvation. Expanded understanding of prayer and its purpose in life, God’s will, the role of parents and children and the book of Proverbs.

 

Music Theory (5 Units) 7th+ Students learning experience will include the basic concepts of rhythm and meter, notation and pitch, scales and key signatures, harmony with hands on activities of performance and composition.

 

Health Quest (5 Units) 4TH – 6TH Body tissues, skeleton, calcium, systems, emotional health, choices, social health, nutrition, ingredients, food pyramid, safety in the home, natural disasters, ecology, pollutions, recycling, poisoning, disease and prevention, immunizations, infectious diseases.

Physical Fitness (5 Units) 7THKnowledge and skills needed to analyze the key components of successful physical activity and ability to use this analysis to determine if a program is reasonable and effective, skill to describe, perform and identify the three main types of physical activity and motivational strategies to continue positive fitness habits, activities in flexibility training, cardiovascular fitness and resistance training.

 

Principles of Coding (5 Units) is designed to introduce middle school students (including 6th grade) to the power of coding. Computer literacy has become just as important as reading and math literacy in the 21st Century. No matter what career students select, learning even the basics of coding and computers will benefit them. Additionally, every year there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are trained in computer science. Jobs in this industry are growing at more than two times the national average of any other field.

Throughout this course, students are not only introduced to the basics of coding, but delve deeply into the thought processes behind designing technology. Right from the start, students learn the Engineering Design Process and follow this process to create games, simulations, and even a mobile application. Students learn the connection between the core subjects of English Language Arts and Math to Computer Science. Students also examine the impact of technology from a global perspective. The content was written to be highly-engaging for the middle-school audience. Multimedia and interactive elements are built into every lesson to ensure a high-level of student engagement throughout.

Career Explorations 1 The Career Explorations 1 Course Is Designed To Give Seventh- And Eighth-Grade Students An Opportunity To Explore Various CTE Subjects. Specifically, Students Will Be Able To Learn About Careers Involving Human-Related Services. Each Unit Introduces One Particular Field And Explains Its Past, Present, And Future. The Goal Is To Whet Students’ Appetites For These Careers. Students Can Then Explore That Career In More Detail As A High School Student.

Career Explorations 2 The Career Explorations 2 Course Is Designed To Give Seventh- And Eighth-Grade Students An Opportunity To Explore Various CTE Subjects. Specifically, Students Will Be Able To Learn About Careers Involving Various Technical Fields From Computers To Agriculture. Each Unit Introduces One Particular Field And Explains Its Past, Present, And Future. The Goal Is To Whet Students’ Appetites For These Careers. Students Can Then Explore That Career In More Detail As A High School Student.

Family and Consumer Science (10-units) Use biblical principles to help high school students develop positive self-esteem and learn to successfully navigate relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and even those in the marketplace. The curriculum introduces students to character and appearance from a biblical perspective. The material also teaches about nutrition, clothing styles, home care and hospitality, personal finance, and child development and care.

Keyboarding and Applications Keyboarding and Applications is a semester-long elective that teaches students keyboarding skills, technical skills, effective communication skills, and productive work habits. In this course, students will learn about proper keyboarding technique. Once students have been introduced to keyboarding skill, lessons will include daily practice of those skills. Students will gain an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, file management, and the Internet. In addition, they will apply their keyboarding skills and create a variety of business documents, including word processing documents and electronic presentations.