Curriculum Overview

Sixth Grade

These are the main skills your sixth grade student will learn:

  • Science - Earth Science

    • Interior layers of the earth​

    • Rocks and minerals

    • Plate tectonics

    • Water

    • Weather

    • Atmosphere

    • Solar System

  • Social Studies - Eastern Hemisphere

    • Map Skills

      • Longitude and latitude

      • Geography

      • Identify seven continents

      • Identify land forms

      • Identify and locate countries in Africa and Asia

    • History

      • Ancient civilizations of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

      • Identify colonizers of the African continent and resulting cultural impact

      • Origins of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

      • Research/presentation of important historical figures from Africa and Asia

    • American Government/Current Events

      • Three branches of government

      • Separation of powers

      • Presidential primaries and caucuses

      • Events leading to the Constitutional Convention in 1787

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Curriculum Overview

Seventh Grade

These are the main skills your seventh grade student will learn:

  • Science - Life Science

    • Cells and their function

    • DNA and genetics

    • Kingdoms and phyla of living organisms

    • Human body systems

    • Frog dissection. 

  • Social Studies - American History

    • First migrants to America

      • Bering land bridge

      • Native American cultures

      • First European settlers

      • Revolutionary War

      • Pre-Civil War

Curriculum Overview

Eighth Grade

These are the main skills your eighth grade student will learn:

  • Science - Physical Science

    • Chemistry

      • Atoms

      • Elements

      • Interactions and Reactions

    • Physics

      • Newton's laws of motion​

      • Forces

      • Simple Machines

      • Rube Goldberg machines​

  • Social Studies - American History

    • Civil War​

    • Industrial Revolution

    • Westward Expansion

    • World War I

    • The Great Depression

    • World War II

    • Modern history

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