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6th Grade Core Overview

English Language Arts

  1. Reading
    1. Comprehension – literal and figurative
    2. Structure of Literature
    3. Conflict and Resolution
    4. Protagonist/Antagonist
  2. Composition
    1. Persuasive
    2. Descriptive
    3. Narrative
    4. Expository
    5. Poetic
  1. Speaking ...more

6th Grade Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Identify Elements of Art
    2. Unity
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture & Masks
    2. Observational Drawing: Portraits
    3. Abstractions
    4. Collage
    5. Textiles
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
    2. Art Found in Nature
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Discuss and Interpret Works of Art
    2. Deriving Meaning from Art
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
    2. Internet Usage and Safety
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside & Inside
    2. Computer Software
  3. Graphic Design
    1. Color and Pixels
    2. Bitmap & Vector Based Software
  4. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing & Spreadsheet
    2. Publication
    3. Presentation
  5. Web Design
    1. HTML
  6. Object Oriented Programming
    1. Concepts
    2. ActionScript
  7. Animation
    1. Drawn & Stop Motion Animation
    2. Digital Animation
  8. SOUND
    1. Formats
    2. SoundBooth

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Theater
    2. Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Writing Original Scripts
    2.  
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Theatrical Terms
    2. Collaboration in Production
    3. Inter-Curricular Connections
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Evaluation of Collaborative Process
    2. Appropriate Audience Response
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Theatrical Skill Development
    2. Rehearsal Process
    3. Performance Before Live Audience

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Injury Prevention and Safety
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  5. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  6. Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom

7th Grade Core Overview

English Language Arts

  1. Reading
    1. Comprehension – literal and figurative
    2. Structure of Literature
    3. Conflict and Resolution
    4. Protagonist/Antagonist
  2. Composition
    1. Persuasive
    2. Descriptive
    3. Narrative
    4. Expository
    5. Poetic
  3. Speaking ...more

Grade 7 Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Art
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture: Masks & Cameo
    2. Observational Drawing: Still Life
    3. Textiles & Collage
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Understanding Realistic and Abstract Art
    2. Non-Objective Art
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
    2. Internet Usage and Safety
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside & Inside
    2. Computer Software
  3. Graphic Design
    1. Color and Pixels
    2. Bitmap & Vector Based Software
  4. Digital Photography
    1. Camera Function
    2. Composition
  5. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing & Spreadsheet
    2. Publication & Presentation
  6. Web Design
    1. HTML
    2. DreamWeaver
  7. Object Oriented Programming
    1. Concepts
    2. ActionScript
    3. Java
    4. Objective C
  8. Animation
    1. Drawn & Stop Motion Animation
    2. Digital Animation
  9. Sound
    1. Formats
    2. SoundBooth
  10. Video Editing & Visual Effects

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Theater
    2. Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Writing Original Scripts
    2.  
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Theatrical Terms
    2. Collaboration in Production
    3. Inter-Curricular Connections
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Evaluation of Collaborative Process
    2. Appropriate Audience Response
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Theatrical Skill Development
    2. Rehearsal Process
    3. Performance Before Live Audience

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Injury Prevention and Safety
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  5. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  6. Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom

8th Grade Core Overview

English Language Arts

  1. Reading
    1. Comprehension – literal and figurative
    2. Structure of Literature
    3. Conflict and Resolution
    4. Protagonist/Antagonist
  2. Composition
    1. Persuasive
    2. Descriptive
    3. Narrative
    4. Expository
    5. Poetic – ...more

Grade 8 Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Art
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture: Masks & Cameo
    2. Observational Drawing: Still Life
    3. Textiles & Collage
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Understanding Realistic and Abstract Art
    2. Non-Objective Art
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

 

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
    2. Internet Usage and Safety
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside & Inside
    2. Computer Software
    3. Networking and the Web
    4. Computer History
  3. Graphic Design
    1. Color, Pixels, and 3D Design
    2. Bitmap & Vector Based Software
  4. Digital Photography
    1. Camera Function
    2. Composition & Lighting
  5. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing & Spreadsheet
    2. Publication & Presentation
  6. Web Design
    1. HTML& PHP
    2. DreamWeaver & WordPress
  7. Database
    1. Functions & MySQL
  8. Object Oriented Programming
    1. ActionScript
    2. Java & Objective C
  9. Animation
    1. Drawn & Stop Motion Animation
    2. Digital Animation
  10. Sound
    1. Formats & SoundBooth
  11. Video Editing & Visual Effects

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Elements of Theater
    2. Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Writing Original Scripts
    2.  
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Theatrical Terms
    2. Collaboration in Production
    3. Inter-Curricular Connections
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Evaluation of Collaborative Process
    2. Appropriate Audience Response
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Theatrical Skill Development
    2. Rehearsal Process
    3. Performance Before Live Audience

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Injury Prevention and Safety
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  5. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting
  6. Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
    1. Concept, Influences, and Decisions
    2. Healthy Behaviors & Goal Setting

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom