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Middle School

6th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Literature

Writing, Grammar and Usage, Poetry, Fiction and Drama, Sayings and Phrases, Novels include: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor), Out of the Dust (Karen Hesse), and Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)

History and Geography

World Geography (Spatial Sense; Deserts), Lasting Ideas from Ancient Civilizations, The Enlightenment, The French Revolution, Romanticism, Industrialism, Capitalism, and Socialism, Latin American Independence Movements, American Immigration, Industrialization, and Urbanization, Reform

Mathematics

Numbers and Number Sense, Ratio, Percent, and Proportion, Computation, Measurement, Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Pre-Algebra

Science

Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Ocean Chemistry and Zones, Weather/Climate, Plants and their Lives, Geologic Time, Stars, Galaxies and Universe

Religion

The Bible, Old Testament (Sacraments rooted in Scripture, covenants, important figures), Church history (roots in the Jewish faith), 10 Commandments, Vocations, Social Justice, Prayer, Liturgy

7th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Literature

Writing, Grammar and Usage, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction and Drama, Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English, Novels include: My Brother Sam is Dead (James Lincoln Collier), The Giver (Lois Lowry), and A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L’Engle)

U.S History

1880-1945 – Urban Reform and Immigration, America’s new social and cultural identity, The Gilded Age, Child Labor, Spectator Sports, Jazz Age, Progressive Reform and Progressive Presidents, Women’s Suffrage, Political Machines, America’s growing role in world affairs (Age of Imperialism), New territories (Hawaii, Alaska), controversy of Imperialism, World War I Era, Russian Revolution, Roaring 20s and Great Depression Era (Capitalism, FDR/New Deal, culture), World War II (Holocaust, Age of Dictators, fronts/theaters/battles, Nuclear technology)

Mathematics

Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability

Science

Cells, Genetics, Dissection, Bacteria Protists Fungi, Human Body and Health

Religion

Prayer and Spirituality, New Testament, Morality; Theology of the Body, Stewardship, Liturgy

8th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Literature

Writing, Grammar and Usage, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction and Drama, Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English, Novels include: Across Five Aprils (Irene Hunt), Animal Farm (George Orwell), Lord of the Flies (William Golding), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

U.S. History and Civics

1945-Present, The Cold War Era, The 1950’s (Capitalism and Rock ‘n Roll), The Space Race, The Korean War, The Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam Era, Modern Geopolitical Issues (The Presidents, Natural Resources, American Foreign Policy, Civil Rights Today, Modern Culture, Political Parties)

Mathematics

The Number System, Expressions, Equations, Inequalities, Functions, Linear and Non-Linear Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability

Science

Chemical Building Blocks (Matter, Atoms, 25 Elements to Know, Periodic Table), Chemistry in Action (Chemical Equations, Solutions, Acids, Bases), Motion Forces and Energy (Simple Machines, Newtons Laws, Principles of Fluids)

Religion

Prayer and Spirituality, Creed, Morality; Theology of the Body, Sacraments; Emphasis on Confirmation, Church History, Stewardship, Liturgy