Middle School at a Glance


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Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

 Social

Studies

Ancient civilizations

Development of legal and religious traditions

Impact of past cultures on today's world

 

 

Comprehensive study of 21 National Geography Standards

Application of these standards to understand patterns and processes that shape world and its people

Overview of American history from colonial times up to contemporary times

People and events that shaped the growth of our country

 Language

Arts

Literature studies (novels, short stories, poetry, drama)

Formal essays and research papers

Skills (vocabulary, spelling, grammar)

 

Literature studies (novels, short stories, poetry, drama)

Formal essays and research papers

Skills (vocabulary, spelling, grammar)

Literature studies (novels, short stories, poetry, drama)

Formal essays and research papers

Skills (vocabulary, spelling, grammar)

 Mathematics

Review of basic skills such as multiplication & long division

Prime factorization of composite numbers

Estimation of square roots

Geometric terms

First degree algebraic equations

  

Skills in computation, fractions, decimals, percents, and measurements

Elementary algebra using variables

Geometric concepts such as measuring angles of polygons and calculating surface area and volume

Gain working knowledge of basic algebra

Scientific notation, mean, median, and probability

Pythagorean theorem

Proportions, laws of exponents, higher order equations, and slope

  Science

Life Science studies elements of life such as cells, plants, animals, the human body, genetics and heredity, and ecology

 

 

 

 

Earth Science studies geology, the structure of the earth, the dynamic earth, water and water systems, meteorology, and astronomy

Physical Science is an introduction to the concepts of physics and chemistry which studies matter, types of substances, interactions of matter, matter in motion, energy at work, and electricity and magnetism

 

Foreign Language

Spanish

 

Spanish

Spanish

 Art

Introduction to design elements: line, color, texture, shape, form, value

Create original works of art based on specific artistic periods

Create original works of art based on specific cultures of the world

 

 

Further exploration of design elements: line, color, texture, shape, form, value

Create original works of art based on specific artistic periods and specific world cultures

Study one-point perspective and how to use it for good composition

 

Study of art history in the Americas

Create original works of art based on specific periods of American history, from Native American up to contemporary art