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Grades 5-8 Curriculum Overview

GRADE FIVE

History and Literature

  • Ancient Mythologies and Histories: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, North American Culture

  • Biographies

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Creative Writing

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Handwriting as an Art

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

  • Averages

  • Metric System

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

Science

  • Botany

Geography

  • Historical Maps of Mediterranean Area

  • North America

  • Mapmaking and North American Geography

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Recorder and Singing are integrated into Academics

  • Orchestra

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance

GRADE SIX

History and Literature

  • Roman History

  • Medieval History

  • Biographies

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Creative Writing

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Research Skills

  • Calligraphy

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (with instruments)

  • Ratios

  • Proportion

  • Percentages

  • Graphs

  • Estimating

  • Business Math: Profit and Loss, Discounting, Interest

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

Science

  • Geology and Mineralogy

  • Physics: Heat, Light, Acoustics, Magnetism, Electricity, Mechanics, Hydraulics, Aerodynamics

Geography

  • Physical Geography of the World

  • Economic Interdependence

  • Cultural Geography: Religions, Traditions, Lifestyles

  • Mapmaking

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • String Ensemble

  • Choir

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

  • Woodworking

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Medieval Dance

GRADE SEVEN

History and Literature

  • Renaissance

  • Age of Exploration: Tales of Discovery

  • Biographies

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Research Skills

Mathematics

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Graphs (continued)

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

Science

  • Human Physiology and Nutrition

  • Astronomy

  • Chemistry: Inorganic

  • Physics: Continued

Geography

  • Physical Geography of the World

  • Economic Interdependence

  • Cultural Geography: Religions, Traditions, Lifestyles

  • Mapmaking

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • String Ensemble

  • Choir

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

  • Woodworking

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Renaissance Dance

GRADE EIGHT

History and Literature

  • Modern History

  • 18th-20th Centuries: Revolutions in Politics and Industry

  • Biographies

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Short Stories

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Research Skills

Mathematics

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Practical Applications

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

Science

  • Meteorology

  • Human Anatomy

  • Chemistry: Organic

  • Physics: Continued

Geography

  • Physical Geography of the World

  • Economic Interdependence

  • Cultural Geography: Religions, Traditions, Lifestyles

  • Mapmaking

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • String Ensemble

  • Choir

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

  • Woodworking

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Ballroom Dance