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6th Grade


Math

  • Decimals: Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide
  • Algebraic Equations: Solving Adding/Subtracting/Multiplying/ Dividing
  • Exponents
  • Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
  • Multiplying/Dividing Fractions
  • Multiplying/Dividing Fractions in Algebraic Equations
  • Proportions, Area/Circumference of Circle
  • Angles: Measuring/Drawing/Special Pairs/Labeling
  • Order of Operations
  • Algebraic Expressions: Writing and Simplifiying
  • Fractions: Comparing/Relating them to Decimals, Adding/Subtracting with Common/Uncommon Denominators
  • Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
  • Percents
  • Area and Perimeter of a Square/Rectangle/Parallelogram/ Triangles
  • 3D Shapes; Volume and Surface Area
  • Data Information: Range/Mean/Median/ModeLine Plots/Line Graphs/Stem/Leaf plots
  • Algebraic Equations with Fractions
  • Prime Numbers/GCF/LCM
  • Ratios
  • Unit Rates
  • Metric System
  • Probability
  • Triangles/Symmetry/Lines
  • Polygons/Transformations

Social Studies

  • Unit 1 Early Civilizations and Cultures
  • Unit 2 Early Civilizations in Africa and Asia
  • Unit 3 Early Civilizations in the Americas
  • Unit 4 Mediterranean Empries
  • Unit 5 The Medieval World
  • Unit 6 Discovery, Expansion, and Revolutions
  • Unit 7 A World in Opposition
  • Unit 8 World War I and World War II

Encore Physical Ed

  • Fitness Test
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Eclipse Ball
  • Scooter Ball
  • Balance Skills
  • Badminton
  • Juggling Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Cooperative Games
  • Softball

English

  • The Development of the Short Story From Myth to the 21st Century/Analytical Response - Essays
  • History of Drama Primitive to Professional Across the Globe/Analytical Response - Essays
  • Poetic Form and Structure - Figurative Language and Sound Device/Analytical Response - Essays
  • Guided Novel Studies - Elements, Genre, and Narrative Manner
  • Writing: Descriptive/Expository; Grammar: The Sentence and Its Parts; Nouns; Vocabulary: Dictionaries use; Greek or Latin Affixes and Roots
  • Writing: Personal Narrative; Procedural How-to; Grammar: Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives and Adverbs; Vocabulary: Greek or Latin Affixes and Roots; Word Relationships
  • Writing: Comparison; Fictional Narrative; Grammar: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections; Subject-Verb Agreement; Vocabulary Focus: Word Relationships
  • Writing: Persuasive Writing; Grammar: Capitalization and Punctuation; Vocabulary: Connotations and Denotations

Religion

  • Bible Reveals God's Love
  • God's Creation-Good
  • Abraham/Jacob
  • God Rescues Chosen People
  • Learning God's Way
  • The Period of Judges
  • David and Solomon
  • Elijah Proclaims the Messiah
  • Scripture-God's Saving Word
  • God Offers Love/Mercy
  • Israelites Journey to Egypt
  • God Gives the Lay
  • God Forgives Us
  • The Kings of Israel
  • Elijah and Amos
  • Prophets Proclaim God's Everlasting Love
  • We Live the Commandments Today
  • Chosen People Enter the Promised Land
  • Savior is Jesus, Son of God

Encore Art

  • Drawing Concepts
  • 3D Forms
  • Shading
  • Color Wheel
  • Work Egyptian Art
  • Scratch Board
  • Trees Illuminated
  • Manuscript Letters
  • Clay Nativities
  • Art with Recycled Materials

Science

  • Metric System
  • Motion/Forces and Energy
  • Potential Energy
  • Static Electricity
  • Laws of Heredity
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Minerals
  • Kinds of Air Masses
  • Scientific Method
  • Friction/Gravity
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Current Electricity
  • Punnett Squares
  • Earthquakes
  • Rocks
  • Weather Fronts
  • Names and Proper use of Equipment
  • Newton's Three Laws/Pressure
  • Thermal Energy
  • Electromagnetism
  • DNA
  • Volcanoes
  • Earth's Atmosphere
  • Thunderstorms & Safety
  • Lab Safety
  • Bernoulli's Principle
  • Energy Transformations
  • Cell Theory
  • Earth's Structure
  • Air pressure/Wind
  • Hurricanes
  • Measuring Techniques
  • Archimedes' Principle
  • Structure of the Atom
  • Microscope Use
  • Seafloor Spreading
  • Air temperature and Water Content
  • Weather Maps
  • Density Determination in Lab Work
  • Simple Machines
  • Magnetism
  • Animal and Plant Cells
  • Continental Drift
  • Water Cycle
  • Climate and Climate Change

Encore Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter
  • Composers
  • Melody, Harmony
  • Theory, Writing Music Analysis
  • Genre
  • Artist
  • Instruments
  • Style
  • Ear Training
  • Analyze and Write In Our Notebooks
  • Music Theory
  • Singing Songs For the Spring Concert
  • Using Dynamics
  • Expression
  • Movement
  • Rhythm
  • Articulation
  • Breathing
  • Solo Work
  • Duets
  • Small Ensembles for Singing Parts in The Spring Concert

 


7th Grade


 

Math

  • Decimals: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing Review
  • Scientific Notation
  • Algebraic Expressions in Sentences and Expressions
  • Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line
  • Percents: in Relation to Ratios, as Fractions, in Equations, Applying to Real World
  • Area and Perimeter of Circles, Triangles, and Irregular Shapes
  • Patterns and Tablesgraphing Non-Linear Equations
  • Ordering and Comparing Integers
  • Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing
  • Solving Algebraic Equations: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing
  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
  • Geometry: Shapes, Angles, Lines
  • Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
  • Reading Graphs, Graphing Points in Four Quadrants, Graphing Equations
  • Symmetry and Rotations, Translations
  • Integers: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing
  • Order of Operations
  • Pythagorean Theorem, Square Roots
  • Finding the Slope of a Line
  • Different Types of Graphs and Data Displays

Social Studies

  • Tools of Geography
  • Our Planet, Climates and Ecosytems
  • Economies, Population, Movement, Culture
  • Citizenship, the United States and Canada
  • Middle America and South America
  • Western Europe, Eastern Europe
  • Russia, Middle East
  • Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia
  • Age of Exploration and Colonization
  • 5 Causes of Revolution
  • 6 The Amercian Revolution

Encore Physical Ed

  • Fitness Test
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Eclipse Ball
  • Scooter Ball
  • Balance Skills
  • Badminton
  • Juggling Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Cooperative Games
  • Softball

English

  • Short Story Analysis With Historical Reference - Short Story Response And Reflection Of Psycho/Moral/Social/Historical Climate And Writer W/analytical Response - Essays
  • Comparative Analysis with Project - Dramatic Arts Development Of Stage to Radio to Technology in Light Of 6th Grade Historical Study
  • Poetry Analysis: Story And Self-Expression with Analytical Response - Essay and Project
  • Novel Study - Guided Literature Circles with Analytical Response - Essay
  • Writing Focus: Descriptive Writing/Expository Writing; Grammar: The Sentence and its Parts; Nouns; Pronouns, Vocabulary: Reference Materials; Greek Or Latin Affixes and Roots
  • Writing: Personal Narrative; Grammar: Pronouns; Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs; Vocabulary: Greek Or Latin Affixes and Roots; Word Relationships
  • Writing: Procedural How-To; Grammar: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections; Verbs and Verb Phrases; Sentence Structure; Vocabulary: Word Relationships
  • Writing: Persuasive; Fiction Narrative; Comparison; Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement; Capitalization; Punctuation; Vocabulary: Connotations and Denotations

Religion

  • Impact of Jesus
  • Mission of Jesus
  • Apostles, Mary, and Others
  • Message of Jesus: Choose Life
  • Beatitudes
  • Living Faith In Jesus
  • The Eucharist
  • Matrimony and Holy Orders
  • Friendship with Jesus
  • World Jesus Lived In
  • Baptism and Confirmation
  • Miracles
  • Justice and Truth
  • Opposition to Jesus
  • Jesus' Final Hours
  • Alive with the Spirit
  • Scripture: Portrait of Jesus
  • Early Life of Jesus
  • Parables
  • Penance/Anointing the Sick
  • Jesus' Kingdom of Love
  • The Victory of Jesus

Encore Technology

Various Class Projects Using Google Drive Apps

Science

  • Atoms
  • Periodic Table
  • Natural Resources
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Weathering
  • Plants
  • Human Body: Skeleton, Muscles, Skin / Immune System / Digestion, Nutrition / Cardiovascular System / Nervous System / Endocrine System / Respiratory, Excretory Systems
  • Physical Properties of Matter
  • Radioactivity
  • Conservation
  • Visible Light and its Properties
  • Erosion
  • Invertebrate Animals
  • Chemical Properties of Matter
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity
  • Soil
  • Vertebrate Animals
  • States of Matter
  • Energy Flow in Ecosystems
  • Land Pollution
  • Classification of Living Things
  • Mixtures
  • Biomes
  • Water Pollution
  • Archaea, Bacteria
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Air Pollution
  • Fungi

Encore Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter
  • Composers
  • Melody, Harmony
  • Theory, Writing Music Analysis
  • Genre
  • Artist
  • Instruments
  • Style
  • Ear Training
  • Analyze and Write In Our Notebooks
  • Music Theory
  • Singing Songs For the Spring Concert
  • Using Dynamics
  • Expression
  • Movement
  • Rhythm
  • Articulation
  • Breathing
  • Solo Work
  • Duets
  • Small Ensembles for Singing Parts in The Spring Concert

Encore Art

  • Rennaissance Art
  • Ceramic Jack-o-Lantern
  • Self Portraiture
  • Flag Drawings
  • Kirigami
  • gridded Watercolor Work
  • Perspective Drawings
  • Painted Tints and Shades
  • Scgraffito
  • Relief Sculpture
  • Recycled Materials to Make Art

 

 

8th Grade


 

Math

 
Pre-Algebra
  • Order Of Operations/Algebraic Expression
  • Simplify Expressions/Integers
  • Solving Algebraic Equations
  • Integers Review
  • Scientific Notation
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Translations, Symmetry, Reflections
  • Graphing Equations
  • Rates, Proportions, Scale
  • Fractions, Decimals, %, Simple Interest
  • Solving Algebraic Equations
  • Graphing Inequalities
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Geometry: Area, Circumference, Surface Area, Volume
  • Stem And Leaf, Box And Whisper, Scatter Plots, Circle Graphs: Analyzing All Types
  • Probability
  • Graphing Data
Algebra
  • Order Of Operations, Algebraic Expression
  • Solving Algebraic Equations
  • Inequalities And Graphing On The Number Line
  • Proportions And %
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Sets, Absolute Value Equations
  • Graphing Functions And Equations
  • Linear And Nonlinear Functions
  • Writing Function Rules
  • Solving Equations Using Substitution
  • Solving Equations Using Elimination
  • Solving Equations By Graphing
  • Multiplying Powers
  • Properties Of Exponents
  • Polynomials: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, factoring
  • Graphing Functions And Their Domains
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Radicals

Encore Physical Ed

  • Fitness Test
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Eclipse Ball
  • Scooter Ball
  • Balance Skills
  • Badminton
  • Juggling Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Cooperative Games
  • Softball

 

English

  • A Study Of The Development Of Our Nation Through Poetry - Analytical Essays and Survey Project From Puritan To Realism and The Modern Temper
  • Stylistic Techniques Of The Short Story And Modern Psychology - Format Of Modern Short Story W/ Analytical Response - Essays as Well as Applications to Current and Historical Events
  • Shakespeare: "Othello", "Hamlet", and "Romeo and Juliet" and The Limbic System - Psychological/Physiological Study Of Early Classic Drama as a Response to Power and Entitlement as Well as Personal Responsibility - Application to Personal and Current Events
  • Novel Unit - Analytical Essay/Analysis
  • Writing: Expository/Procedural How-To; Grammar: Verbs; Adjectives and Adverbs; Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections; Vocabulary: Greek/Latin Affixes and Roots; Multiple-Meaning Words, and Vocabulary In Context
  • Writing: Descriptive/Expository; Grammar: Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons, Pronouns; Vocabulary: Reference Materials Use; Greek/Latin Affixes and Roots
  • Writing: Personal Narrative; Persuasive Writing; Grammar: Verbs and Verbals; Vocabulary Focus: Multiple Meaning Words, Vocabulary in Context
  • Writing: Comparison; Fictional Narrative; Grammar: Sentence Structure; Subject-Verb Agreement; Punctuation and Capitalization, Vocabulary: Connotation and Denotation; Word Relationships

Encore Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter
  • Composers
  • Melody, Harmony
  • Theory, Writing Music Analysis
  • Genre
  • Artist
  • Instruments
  • Style
  • Ear Training
  • Analyze/Write In Notebooks
  • Music Theory
  • Spring Concert Songs
  • Using Dynamics
  • Expression
  • Movement
  • Articulation
  • Breathing
  • Solo Work
  • Duets
  • Spring Concert Small Ensembles

Science

  • Atomic Theory
  • Science Fair Project
  • Water On The Earth: Surface Water
  • Paleontology: History Of The Earth
  • Astronomy: Earth, Moon History Of Astronomy
  • Telescopes, Spectroscopes, Astrolabes
  • Chemical Bonds, Molecules, And Ions
  • Oceans, Currents, Tides
  • Fossils, Dating Of Rock Layers, Geologic Timeline
  • Rockets, Nasa, Satellites, International Space Station
  • Our Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Stars, Constellations, Life Cycle Of A Star
  • Chemical Equations
  • Dinosaurs
  • Satellites
  • Asteroid Belt
  • H-R Diagram
  • Acids/Bases, Solutions
  • Kuiper Belt
  • Black Holes

Religion

  • Community of Disciples
  • People of Service
  • Made Holy in the Spirit
  • The First Years
  • Light In Darkness Part 1 & 2
  • Church Faces Challenges
  • Signs of the Times
  • The Way of Truth/Worship/Family/Human Dignity/Justice-Truth
  • Tracing Our Roots
  • One In the Spirit
  • Church That Is Catholic
  • Church Grows
  • Theology of the Body
  • Reforming the Church
  • Church In North America
  • Closer Look
  • People of Prayer
  • Apostolic Church
  • House Built on Rock
  • In A Changing World

Encore Art

  • Surrealism
  • Pointilist Drawings
  • Plaster Sculpture
  • Line, Tone, Texture
  • Ceramic Concepts
  • Art with Natural Materials
  • Celtic crosses
  • Still Life

Encore Technology

Various Class Projects Using Google Drive Apps