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Middle School Curriculum

Sixth Grade
For more detailed overview of the year, please download the the 6th Grade Curriculum Map.

English / Language Arts

Fiction

  • General Fiction
  • “Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling

Nonfiction: General Nonfiction

Mythology

  • Greek Mythology
  • Various Greek Myths

Ancient Greece

  • Homer
  • The Iliad
  • The Odyssey

Shakespeare/ Ancient Rome: Julius Caesar

Poetry

Selected Poems

Tudor England: The Prince and the Pauper

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Mathematics

Numbers & Operations

  • Locate and Compare Numbers
  • Equivalence and Representation
  • Factors and Primes
  • Ratios and Rates
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Percent
  • Estimation and Problem Solving
  • Common Factors and Common Multiples

Algebra

  • Representations of Relationships
  • Equivalent Expressions
  • Solving Equations

Geometry & Measurement

  • Measurement of Polygons and Prisms
  • Angles and Intersecting Lines
  • Angles in Geometric Figures
  • Converting and Estimating Measurements
  • Complementary, Supplementary, Right, Straight, Adjacent and Vertical

Data Analysis & Probability

  • Sample Space
  • Probability and Experiments
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Science

  1. Scientific Method and Technological Design Process
  2. Matter
  3. Acid, Bases, and Solutions
  4. Motion
  5. Forces
  6. Work and Power
  7. Energy
  8. Waves Hearing, and Sound
  9. Science Fair
  10. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  11. Engineering: Careers and Flight
  12. Engineering: Bridges
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Social Studies

  • Geography Skills
  • Minnesota History
  • Judaism and Christianity (+Chapter 12: Islamic World)
  • Ancient Greece & Rome
  • Enlightenment
  • French Revolution & Romanticism
  • Industrialism, Capitalism, & Socialism
  • Independence for Latin America
  • Immigration
  • Industrialization & Urbanization in America
  • Reform in Industrial America
  • Mesopotamia, Egypt & Kush
  • Civilization in India & China
  • The Early Americas
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Physical Education
  • Team Building
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Flag Football
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Team Handball
  • Fitness Circuits
  • Yoga
  • Broomball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Fitness Testing
  • Classic Games
  • Softball
  • Archery
  • Week on Wheels
  • Content/Game Review
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    Music

    Music Elements

    • Rhythm
    • Dynamics
    • Form
    • Timbre
    • Texture

    STOMP

    • Composition

    American Genres

    • Blues
    • March
    • Ragtime
    • Jazz
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    Art

    1. Classical Art
    2. Gothic Art
    3. The Renaissance
    4. Baroque Period
    5. Rococo Period
    6. Neo-Classical Period
    7. Romantic Period
    8. Realism
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    Grammar

    • Season One Review
    • Participial Phrases
    • Gerund Phrases
    • Infinitive Phrases
    • Appositive Phrases
    • Adjective Clauses
    • Adverb Clauses
    • Noun Clauses
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    Seventh Grade
    For more detailed overview of the year, please download the the 7th Grade Curriculum Map.

    English / Language Arts

    Fiction

    • Literacy Terms: Irony (verbal, situational, dramatic) flashback, foreshadowing, hyperbole, oxymoron, parody, etc.
    • Elements of Fiction: Plot, setting, theme, point of view, conflict, characterization, etc.
    • READ: Short Stories (5)

    Animal Farm

    • Literary Terms cont.: Satire, allegory, symbolism
    • Spelling/Grammar/Vocab
    • READ: Animal Farm

    Nonfiction

    • Types of Nonfiction: Essay and Memoir
    • READ: “Shooting an Elephant” and “When I Was Puerto Rican”

    Anne Frank

    • READ: Anne Frank

    Poetry

    • Review Poetry Terms
    • Forms of Poetry
    • Types of Rhyme

    Call of the Wild

    • READ: Call of the Wild
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    Mathematics

    Numbers & Operations

    • Rational Numbers
    • Comparing Rational Numbers
    • Problem Solving with Rational Numbers

    Algebra

    • Proportional Relationships
    • Proportional Problem Solving
    • Numerical and Algebraic Equations
    • Represent and Solve Equations

    Geometry & Measurement

    • Circumference and Area of Circles
    • Perimeter and Area of Sectors
    • Volume and Surface Area of Cylinders
    • Similarity and Scaling in Two-Dimensions
    • Transformations on the Coordinate Grid

    Data Analysis & Probability

    • Measures of Central Tendency
    • Circle Graphs and Histograms
    • Probability and Proportionality
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    Science

    1. What is science? What is life?
    2. Taxonomy
    3. How to use a microscope
    4. Cell Unit – Cells and Organelles
    5. Cell Processes
    6. Cell Cycle
    7. Meiosis and Genetics
    8. Evolution and Natural Selection
    9. Animal Behavior
    10. Pathogens and Our Immune System
    11. Body Systems
    12. Dissection Unit
    13. Ecology
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    U.S. History

    1. America Claims an Empire
    2. World War I & the Russian Revolution
    3. The Roaring 1920s
    4. The Great Depression
    5. World War Looms
    6. World War II — European Theater
    7. World War II – Pacific Theater
    8. Cold War Conflicts and Postwar Boom
    9. The New Frontier and The Great Society
    10. Civil Rights
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    Physical Education
  • Team Building
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Flag Football
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Team Handball
  • Fitness Circuits
  • Yoga
  • Broomball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Fitness Testing
  • Classic Games
  • Softball
  • Archery
  • Week on Wheels
  • Content/Game Review
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    Music

    Music Elements

    • Rhythm
    • Dynamics
    • Form
    • Timbre
    • Texture

    Pop Music

    • How to use chords in pop music

    Music History

    • Baroque Era
    • Classical Era

    Opera

    • Opera
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    Art

    • Impressionism
    • Post impressionism
    • Expressionism and Abstraction
    • Modern American Painting
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    Grammar

    • Gerunds, Infinitives, Participials, Appositives
    • Adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and noun clauses
    • Comma Splices and Comma Splits
    • Comma Rules (1-11)
    • Punctuating Quotations
    • Punctuating Dialogue
    • Punctuating Titles
    • Semicolons and Colons
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    Eighth Grade
    For more detailed overview of the year, please download the the 8th Grade Curriculum Map.

    English / Language Arts

    Literary Elements

    • Topics: Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict, Theme, Point of View
    • READ: Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
    • READ: The Monkey’s Paw
    • READ: The Yellow Wall Paper

    Drama

    • Topics: Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict, Theme, Point of View
    • READ: Twelfth Night
    • Literary Devices: aside, dramatic irony, foil, foreshadowing, imagery, metaphor, monologue, oxymoron, paradox, personification, puns, simile, soliloquy, stage directions, verbal irony
    • Social Topics: relationships, responsibility, life lessons, age vs. youth, moral choices, history of theatre, impulse decision making, love vs. hate, fate, deception, secrecy

    Literature and Non-Fiction

    • Topics: Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict, Theme, Point of View, Vocabulary, Exposition, Writing, Tools/Literary Devices
    • Elements of Poetry
    • History of the Vietnam War
    • READ: The Things They Carried
    • Various parallel and juxtaposing non-fiction, poetry and fiction texts

    Literature, Poetry and Non-Fiction

    • Topics: Setting, Character, Plot, Conflict, Theme, Point of View, Satire
    • Comparing and Contrast
    • History of American Racial Relations
    • READ: To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Various parallel and juxtaposing non-fiction, poetry and fiction texts
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    Mathematics

    Numbers & Operations

    • Irrational Numbers
    • Compare Real Numbers
    • Rational Numbers as Approximations
    • Scientific Notation & Significant Digits

    Algebra

    • Functions
    • Linear Functions: Equations & Graphs
    • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
    • Coefficients and Lines
    • Evaluate Algebraic Equations
    • Properties and Equivalent Expressions
    • Linear Equations and Inequalities to Represent Relationships
    • Properties of Equality
    • Solve Linear Inequalities
    • Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
    • Systems of Linear Equations
    • Roots

    Geometry & Measurement

    • Distance and the Pythagorean Theorem
    • Justification of the Pythagorean Theorem
    • Polygons on a Coordinate Grid
    • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines on a Coordinate Grid

    Data Analysis & Probability

    • Scatterplots
    • Lines of Best Fit
    • Reasonableness of Predictions
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    Science

    1. Scientific Method and Matter
    2. Earth, Moon, Sun
    3. Astronomy
    4. Minerals
    5. Rocks
    6. Weathering
    7. Erosion and Mass Movement
    8. Fresh Water
    9. Renewable and Non-renewable Resources
    10. Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    11. Atmosphere and Weather
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    World Geography

    1. The Basics of Geography
    2. Europe
    3. Russia & Its Republics
    4. South Asia
    5. Latin America
    6. Africa
    7. Southwest Asia
    8. East Asia
    9. Southeast Asia, Oceania, & Antarctica
    10. United States & Canada
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    Physical Education
  • Team Building
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Flag Football
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Team Handball
  • Fitness Circuits
  • Yoga
  • Broomball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Fitness Testing
  • Classic Games
  • Softball
  • Archery
  • Week on Wheels
  • Content/Game Review
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    Music

    Music History

    • Romantic Ear
    • 20th Century

    World Music

    • Middle East
    • India
    • Africa
    • Indonesia
    • Inuit Culture
    • Native American
    • Australia
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    Art Painting Since WWII

    • Abstract Impressionism
    • Pop Art
    • Harlem Renissance

    Photography

    • Intro to Photography

    20th Century Sculpture

    • Figurative Sculpture
    • Large Scale Sculpture

    Architecture Since the Industrial Revolution

    • First Skyscrapers
    • Frank Lloyd Wright
    • The International Style
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    Grammar

    • Forming the Possessive
    • Capitalization Rules
    • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Which Pronoun?
    • Who vs. Whom
    • Adjective or Adverb?
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    Latin I - IV
    Latin I

    Minimus – Chapters 1-3

    • Present tense forms of sum, esse
    • Simple Adjectives
    • Present tense verb endings
    • Basic Greco-Roman myths

    Minimus – Chapters 4-6

    • Gender
    • Adverbs
    • Roman Empire, and Roman travel methods

    Minimus – Chapters 7-9

    • Imperatives
    • Roman Baths
    • Roman Military
    • Prepositions

    Minimus – Chapters 10-12

    • Conjunctions
    • Latin word order
    • English Derivatives

    Ecce Romani – Chapters 1-3

    • Parts of Speech
    • Linking verbs
    • Plural adjectives and nouns

    Ecce Romani – Chapters 4-6

    • Direct objects (Accusative)
    • The complementary infinitive
    • Impersonal verb phrase

    Ecce Romani – Chapters 7-9

    • Plural Accusative
    • Vocative Case
    • Prepositional phrases

    Ecce Romani – Chapters 10-12

    • Accusative and Infinitive construction
    • Genitive Case
    • Ablative Case

    Ecce Romani – Chapters 13-15

    • i-stem nouns
    • Imperfect tense
    • Neuter Nouns
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    Latin II

    Caecilius – Stage One

    • Latin sentence structure
    • Roman Family Life
    • Roman Homes

    In Villa – Stage Two

    • Latin case uses (accusative is introduced)
    • Roman daily life

    Negotium – Stage Three

    • Refinement of the accusative case, third declension accusatives introduced

    In Foro Stage – Four

    • Latin singular pronouns
    • Latin singular verbs in the present tense
    • Roman civic life

    In Theatro – Stage Five

    • Latin plural verbs
    • Roman plays

    Felix – Stage Six

    • Latin perfect tense
    • Latin imperfect tense

    Cena – Stage Seven

    • Sentences without a defined subject
    • Roman attitudes about Life and Death

    Gladiatores – Stage Eight

    • More Latin case uses
    • Superlative Adjectives
    • Gladiators

    Thermae – Stage Nine

    • The dative case
    • More pronouns are introduced

    Rhetor – Stage Ten

    • Verb forms of 1st and 2nd person plural
    • Comparative adjectives
    • Roman education

    Candidati – Stage Eleven

    • The irregular verb placet
    • Interrogative pronouns and adjectives
    • Roman local government

    Vesuvius – Stage Twelve

    • Full complement of perfect tense endings
    • Full complement of imperfect tense endings
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    Latin III

    Latin II review

    • Extensive Vocabulary Review
    • Extensive Grammar review

    Stage 13 – In Britania

    • Infinitives of all four conjugations
    • Irregular verbs: volo, nolo, possum
    • Enclitic particle -que

    Stage 14 – Apud Salvium

    • Adjectives
    • Prepositional phrases
    • Ablative case
    • Roman rual life

    Stage 15 – Rex Cogidubnus

    • Relative clauses
    • Gender
    • Roman-British history

    Stage 16 – In aula

    • Pluperfect Tense
    • Interrogative sentences
    • Roman palaces in Britain

    Stage 17 – Alexandria

    • Genitive Case
    • Alexandria

    Stage 18 – Euthychus et Clemens

    • Neuter Nouns
    • Fourth Declension
    • Fifth Declension

    Stage 19 – Isis

    • Demonstrative pronouns: hic, ille
    • Imperatives
    • Vocative Case

    Stage 20 – Medicus

    • Present Participles
    • Personal Pronouns
    • Science of Alexandria
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    Latin IV

    CAPVT I

    • Verbs of the First and Second Conjugation
    • Adverbs
    • Reading and Translating

    CAPVT II

    • First Declension Nouns and Adjectives
    • Prepositions
    • Conjunctions
    • Interjections

    CAPVT III

    • Second Declension Masculine Nouns and Adjectives
    • Apposition
    • Word Order

    CAPVT IV

    • Second Declension Neuter Nouns and Adjectives
    • Present of Sum
    • Predicate Nominatives
    • Substantives

    CAPVT V

    • First and Second Conjugations
    • Future and Imperfect
    • Adjectives in -er

    CAPVT VI

    • Sum and Possum
    • Complementary Infinitive

    CAPVT VII

    • Third Declension Nouns

    CAPVT VIII

    • Third Conjugation: Present System

    CAPVT IX

    • Demonstratives Hic, Ille, Iste
    • Special īus Adjectives

    CAPVT X

    • Fourth Conjugation and – verbs of the Third

    CAPVT XI

    • Person Pronouns Ego, , and Is
    • Demonstratives Is and īdem

    CAPVT XII

    • The Perfect Active System
    • Synopsis
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