Kindergar-ten

LANGUAGE ARTS: listening and speaking, reading, writing, language conventions, poetry, fiction including Aesop's Fables, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world and American geography, early exploration and settlement, US presidents, symbols and figures

VISUAL ARTS: elements of art, sculpture, looking at and talking about works of art

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, songs

MATHEMATICS: patterns and classification, numbers and number sense, money, computation, measurement, geometry

SCIENCE: plants and plant growth, animals and their needs, the human body, introduction to magnetism, seasons and weather, taking care of the Earth, science biographies


1st Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS: listening and speaking, reading including fiction and non-fiction works, narrative and informative writing, language conventions, poetry, fiction including Aesop's Fables, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world history including early and modern civilizations, American history including early people and civilizations, early exploration and settlement, the American Revolution, early exploration of the American West, symbols and figures

VISUAL ARTS: art from long ago, elements of art, kinds of pictures

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, songs

MATHEMATICS: patterns and classification, numbers and number sense, money, computation including addition and subtraction, measurement, geometry

SCIENCE: living things and their environments, the human body, matter and properties of matter, introduction to electricity, astronomy, the Earth, science biographies


2nd Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS: listening and speaking, reading including fiction and non-fiction works, narrative, informative, and persuasive writing, language conventions, poetry, fiction including mythology of Ancient Greece, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world history including ancient civilizations, American history including the US constitution, westward expansion, the Civil War, immigration and citizenship, fighting for a cause, geography of the Americas, symbols and figures

VISUAL ARTS: art from long ago, elements of art, kinds of pictures, abstract art, architecture

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, songs

MATHEMATICS: numbers and number sense, fractions, money, computation including multiplication, measurement, geometry

SCIENCE: cycles in nature, insects, the human body, magnetism, simple machines, science biographies


3rd Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS: reading and writing including grammar and vocabulary, poetry, fiction including myths and mythical characters, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world history including the Ancient Roman civilization and the Vikings, American history including the earliest Americans, early exploration of North America and the thirteen colonies

VISUAL ARTS: elements of art, American Indian art, art of Ancient Rome and Byzantine civilization

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, songs

MATHEMATICS: numbers and number sense, fractions and decimals, money, computation including division, measurement, geometry

SCIENCE: introduction to classification of animals,  the human body, magnetism, light and optics, sound, ecology, astronomy, science biographies


4th Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS: writing and research, grammar, and usage, poetry, fiction including myths and mythical characters, speeches, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world geography, history in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and China, American history including the American Revolution, making a constitutional government, early presidents and politics, reformers, symbols and figures

VISUAL ARTS: art of Middle Ages in Europe, Islamic art and architecture, the art of Africa, the art of China, the art of the US

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, songs

MATHEMATICS: numbers and number sense, fractions and decimals, money, computation including multiplication and division, measurement, geometry

SCIENCE: the human body, basic chemistry, electricity, geology, meteorology, science biographies


5th Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS: writing and research, grammar, and usage, vocabulary, poetry, fiction including myths and legends, speeches, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world geography, early American civilizations, European exploration and trade, the Renaissance and the Reformation, England in the Golden Age, Russian early history, and feudal Japan, American history including westward expansion, the Civil War, Native Americans, US geography

VISUAL ARTS: art of the Renaissance, 19th century American art, art of Japan

MUSIC: elements of music, listening and understanding, American musical traditions, songs

MATHEMATICS: numbers and number sense, ratio and percent, fractions and decimals, computation including multiplication and division, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, pre-algebra

SCIENCE: classifying living things, cells, plant structures and processes, life cycles and reproduction, the human body, chemistry, science biographies


6th Grade

ENGLISH: writing and research, grammar, and usage, spelling, vocabulary, poems and terms, fiction and drama, sayings and phrases

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: world geography, lasting ideas from ancient civilizations, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Romanticism, industrialism, capitalism, and socialism, Latin American independence movements, American history including immigration, industrialization, and urbanization, reform

VISUAL ARTS: art history, classic art, Gothic art, art of the Renaissance, Baroque art, Rococo art, neoclassical and romantic art, realism art

MUSIC: elements of music, classic music from Baroque to Romantic

MATHEMATICS: numbers and number sense, ratio, percent, and proportion, computation including multiplication and division, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, pre-algebra

SCIENCE: plate tectonics, oceans, astronomy, energy, heat, and energy transfer, the human body, chemistry, science biographies


7th Grade

ENGLISH: writing and research, grammar, and usage, spelling, vocabulary, elements of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, foreign phrases commonly used in English

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: America becomes a world power, World War I, the Russian Revolution, America from the 1920s to the New Deal, World War II, geography of the US

VISUAL ARTS: art history, impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism and abstraction, modern American painting

MUSIC: elements of music, classic music from Romantics to Nationalits, American musical traditions including blues and jazz

MATHEMATICS: pre-algebra, geometry including three-dimensional objects, probability and statistics

SCIENCE: atomic structure, chemical bonds and reactions, cell division and genetics, history of the Earth and life forms, evolution, science biographies


8th Grade

ENGLISH: writing and research, grammar, and usage, spelling, vocabulary, elements of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, foreign phrases commonly used in English

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY: the decline of European colonialism, teh Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and the rise of social activism, the Middle East and oil politics, the end of the Cold War and the expansion of democracy and its challenges, the US Constitution, geography of Canada and Mexico

VISUAL ARTS: art history, painting since World War II, photography, 20th century sculpture, architecture since the Industrial Revolution 

MUSIC: elements of music, non-western music, classical music including modern music, vocal music

MATHEMATICS: algebra including quadratic equations and functions, analytic geometry including introduction to trigonometry, triangles, and proofs

SCIENCE: physics, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation and light, sound waves, chemsitry of food and respiration, science biographies