Curriculum

(Live Summer 2021)

English Language Arts

Language Foundations
Block Style sentence writing
Slant Style sentence writing
Actions and Tense
Description of Objects
Information and Background Knowledge
Instructional Words and Problem-Solving Concepts
Classification
Problem-Solving Strategies and Applications

Writing Foundations
Reporting
Past Tense
Sentence Analysis
Pronouns
Run-ons
Capitalization
Verb Agreement
Sentence Writing
Verbal Preparation for Paragraph Writing
Editing
Paragraph-Writing
Sentence Writing
Pronoun Clarity
Quotations
Verbal Preparation for Paragraph Writing
Paragraph Conventions
Editing
Passage-Writing

Reading Foundations
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
There's Nothing to Do on Mars by Chris Gall
Oh No!, Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett
Oh No!, ?Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett

Reading Mastery
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernes
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator

Writing Mastery
Rule about sentences
Basic Rule about Writing
Sentences with work and works
Rule about he, she, or it
Sentences with give and gives
Sentences with sit and sits
Contradictions Rule
Sentences with do and does
Present Time, Past Time, Future Time
Verb Tense
Sentences with am, is, and are
Sentences That Tell What to Do
Adding a Comma When You Move Part of a Sentence
Sentences Joined with and, but, or or
Verb Tense
Sentences with has and have
Rule about Sentences with has and have
Rule about Commas in Sentences
Rule for Commas in a Series
Retelling
Evidence and Conclusions
Commas in a Series
Using a Fact List
Retelling
Rule for Comma in Combined Sentences
Using an Outline Diagram
Essay Questions
Writing on Topics
Three Rules about Paragraphs
Paragraph Summaries
Sample Passages
Writing on Topics
Sorting by Topic
Missing Evidence
Writing about Experiences
Checking Your Passage
Misleading Statements
Using Fact Lists
Thesaurus
Insufficient Evidence
Retelling
New Comma Rule
Rules about Commas
Using Evidence
Persuasion
Four-Paragraph Essay
Opinion
Using Evidence from a Story
Opinion Letter
Four-Paragraph Essay
Retelling Using Category Labels
Position Paper
Block Quote
Citing Evidence
Story Questions
Parallel Morals
Position Paper
Retelling
Citing Evidence
Debate
Position Paper
Evidence
Using a Fact Table
Identifying Misleading Statements
Position Paper
Retelling
Persuasion - Information Table
Final Project

Literature
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Benjamin Franklin selected works
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Odyssey by Homer
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Shin-Leqi-Unninni
On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

AP Language and Composition
Rhetorical Strategies
Rhetorical Analysis - Claims and Evidence
The Art of Argument
Voice in Synthesis
AP Literature and Composition

AP Literature and Composition
Short Fiction I
Poetry I
Longer Fiction or Drama I
Short Fiction II
Poetry II
Longer Fiction or Drama II
Short Fiction III
Poetry III
Longer Fiction or Drama III

Mathematics

Number Sense
Reciting Counting Numbers (Rote Counting)
Counting Objects
Counting Events (claps, pennies)
Count On: Next Number
Counting Backward
Ordinal Numbers
Symbol Identification
Symbol Writing
Numbers and Counters
Equality and Equations
Place Value
Addition (One-digit numbers)
Addition (Two-digit numbers)
Commutative Property
Addition Facts
Algebra Addition
Subtraction
Column Problems
Money: Coins and Bills

Mathematical Universe
Shapes and 3.0 Objects
Relative Position and Size
Grouping, Ordering, and Patterns
Column Addition
Carrying
3 Addends
Column Subtraction
Zero as First Digit
Different Digit Problems
Number Families
Number Family Strategy
Facts
Mental Math
Fact Relationships
Number Families with 2 and 3-Digit Numbers
Fractions
Counting by 1s, 10s, 100s, 5s, 25s, 2s
Counting Backward by 1s, 10s, 100s
Word Problems
Action and Classification Word Problems
Comparison Word Problems
Counting
Place Value
Expanded notation, renaming
Number Families
Addition - Subtraction Facts
Word Problems
Column Addition - Subtraction
Mental Math
Money
Multiplication

Measurement and Data
Measurement
Lines, perimeter, area
Inequality and equivalence
Geometry
2D, 3D, Decomposition, Angles
Missing Addend
Estimation
Clock Time
Data
Tables, Graphs, Line Charts
Fractions
Addition and subtraction facts
Multiplication and division facts introduction
Carrying addition and borrowing subtraction column problems
Word problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Fractions
Area and perimeter
Counting
Time
Bar and picture graphs
Rounding/Estimating
Multiplication and division facts review
Fractions (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and equivalence)
Area and perimeter
Carrying addition and borrowing subtractions column problems
Multi-digit multiplication and division
Decimals (including addition and subtraction)
Angles
Rounding/Estimating
Ratios
Multiples, factors, prime, and composite*
Fraction operations (addition/subtraction with unlike denominators, multiplication, and division)
Word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and fractions
Fraction simplification
Area of rectangles, parallelograms and circles, and perimeter
Volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders
Multi-step word problems involving volume, ratio, and proportion, classification, probability, and percent
Multi-digit whole number, mixed number, and decimal operations (including 2-digit divisors and decimal division)
Place value and rounding whole numbers and decimals (including millions and thousandths)
Coordinate system (points, lines, and ratio word problems)
Exponents
Unit conversion
Final Project

Math Foundations Review
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Basic Fractions
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Ratios and Equations
Final Project: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Algebra I
Short Division
Decimal Rounding
Decimal Operations
Fraction Operations
Fraction, Decimal, Percent Equivalences
Abbreviations
Problem Solving: Add/Subtract
Fraction Simplification
Problem Solving: Rate Equations
What is Algebra?
Problem Solving: Algebra Translation
Coordinate System
Signed-Number Operations
Straight-Line Equations
Exponents
Geometry
Pythagorean Theorem
Similar Triangles
Probability
Scientific Notation
Proportion
Box and Whiskers
Final Project

Algebra II
Coding and Math
Coding Basics
Fundamentals of Algebra
Algebra and problem-solving
Polynomials
Factoring
Solving an Equation
Quadratic Equations

Geometry
Basics of Geometry
Parallel Lines
Triangles and Congruence
Quadrilaterals and Polygons
Geometric Transformations
Similarity
Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Circles
Area
Surface Area and Volume

Math Adventures with Python
Drawing Polygons
Arithmetic with Lists and Loops
Guessing and Checking with Conditionals
Transforming and Storing Numbers with Algebra
Transforming Shapes with Geometry
Creating Oscillations with Trigonometry
Complex Numbers
Using Matrices for Computer Graphics and Systems of Equations
Building Objects with Classes
Creating Fractals Using Recursion
Cellular Automata
Solving Problems Using Genetic Algorithms

Science

Science Foundations
Length (miles, feet, centimeters, and inches)
Grams
Temperature
Time of day
Unit of time
Speed
Water
Dew
Ocean water
Fire
Forest fires
Living things
All living things grow
All living things need water
All living things make babies
Plants
Trees
Palm trees
Forests
Apple trees
Animals
Small and large animals
Body temperature of animals
Kinds of cold-blooded animals
Kinds of warm-blooded animals
Motion
Earth
Earth strata: Piles, layers, and eras
Rules about piles and layers
Thales of Miletus
Archimedes
Light
Magnifying glasses bend light
Speed of light
Pressure
Water pressure
Rules about pressure
Human body
Brain
The circulatory system
Ears
Eyes
Nervous system
Muscles
The human skeleton
The Solar System
Facts about the solar system
Space
The Sun
Planets
Galaxies
Gravity
Timelines
Speed
Matter
Facts about Matter
Molecules
The world around us
Clouds
Volcanoes and earthquakes
Whirlpools
The ocean world
Snowflakes
Marie Curie
Erwin Schrödinger

Fundamentals of Engineering
Ships
Airplanes
Wells
Forms
Sounds
Machines and tools
Process of inventing things
Electric eye invention
Sailboats
Food
Materials
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonhard Euler

Zoology
Animals
Geese
Animals that live in Alaska
Animals that live in Africa
Mammals that live in the ocean
Squid
Animals can learn
Eras
Ancient animals
Dinosaurs
Saber-tooth tiger
Domestic animals: definition
Domesticating animals
Dogs
Facts about horses
Horse racing
Wild animals: definition
Scarlet tanagers
Salmon
Woodchucks (groundhogs, marmots)
Monarch butterflies
Endangered animals: definition and reasons
Tigers
The Galapagos Tortoise
The Orangutan
Peregrine Falcons
Extinct and endangered animals
Animal types based on diets
Plants
Ecology
Organisms
Birds
Mammals
Insects
Landforms
Climate

Molecules
Simple Substances
Fuels, Fats, and Soaps
Synthetic and Natural Polymers
Taste, Smell, and Pain
Sight and Color
The Light and the Dark

AP Physics
Kinematics
Dynamics
Circular Motion and Gravitation
Energy
Momentum
Simple Harmonic Motion
Torque and Rotational Motion
Electric Charge and Electric Force
DC Circuits
Mechanical Waves and Sound

AP Biology
Chemistry of Life
Cell Structure and Function
Cellular Energetics
Cell Communication and Cell Cycle
Heredity
Gene Expression and Regulation
Natural Selection
Ecology

Longitude, Time, and Navigation
The Dreadful Four-Centuries Before Longitude
A Basic Awareness of Navigation
The Longitude Saga
Time
Time Keeping
Where it all started: Mechanical Escapements
Where it’s gone: High Technology Clocks
First Steps in Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation: The more general premises
A visual case study in celestial navigation
Modern Ideas on Time and Navigation

Social Studies

Myths and Legends of the World
Origins of Myths and Legends
Zeus
Athena
Hera
Hades
Poseidon
Aphrodite

World History
The Big Bang
Stars are Born
Elements are Forged
Planets Form
Life Emerges
Humans Evolve
Civilizations Develop
Industry Rises

U.S. History
Introduction to Problems, Solutions, and Effects in U.S. History
Early Native American Culture
European Exploration and Colonization
The Development of the 13 Colonies
The Road to the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War
Cooperation Leads to U.S. Constitution
The Bill of Rights
The Rise of Political Parties
Westward Expansion
People's Rights Problems
Development of the United States' Economy
The Road to the Civil War
The Civil War - the War That United the States
The South After the Civil War
The West After the Civil War
The North After the Civil War
Big Business: Competition and Cooperation in the Late 1800s
Workers and Farmers Attempt to Solve Their Problems
The Progressive Era: 1900-1916
American Expansion and International Politics: 1870 - 1914
U.S. Constitution - Amendments
The South After the Civil War
The West After the Civil War
The North After the Civil War
Big Business: Competition and Cooperation in the Late 1800s
Workers and Farmers Attempt to Solve Their Problems
The Progressive Era: 1900 - 1916
American Expansion and International Politics
World War I
The Search for Security and Prosperity: The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
U.S. Foreign Policy: 1945 - 1960
Post-War Prosperity: 1945 - 1960
The Vietnam Era: 1960 - 1975
The Years of Civil Unrest: 1960 - 1975
Foreign and Domestic Affairs: 1975 - 2020
Challenges for the 21st Century

AP U.S. Government
Foundations of American Democracy
Interactions Among Branches of Government
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
Political Participation
Create a State Project

AP Microeconomics
Basic Economic Concepts
Supply and Demand
Production, Cost, and the Perfect Competition Model
Imperfect Competition
Factor Markets
Market Failure and the Role of Government
Create a Startup Project

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Cognitive Revolution
The Agricultural Revolution
The Unification of Humankind
The Scientific Revolution

Computer Science

Computer Science Foundations with Scratch
Getting Started
Motion and Drawing
Looks and Sound
Procedures
Variables
Making Decisions
Repetition: A Deeper Exploration of Loops
String Processing
Lists
Sharing and Collaboration

AP Computer Science A
Primitive Types
Using Objects
Boolean Expressions and if Statements
Iteration
Writing Classes
Array
ArrayList
2D Array
Inheritance
Recursion
The Pattern in the Stone

FreeCode Camp Certification (Must complete at least one)
Responsive Web Design Certification
Data Visualization Certification
Scientific Computing with Python Certification
Data Analysis with Python Certification
Information Security Certification
Machine Learning with Python Certification

Art, Music, and Design

Drawing
Line
Texture
Shape
Color
Light and Space
Representational
Non-representational
Perspective
Figure Drawing

Music
Pitch
Notation
Octave Registers
Half Steps and Whole Steps
Major Scale
Major Key Signatures
Minor Scales
Minor Key Scales
Time Signatures
Duration Symbols
Dots and Ties
Meter
Tuplets
Chords
Triads

Computer-Aided Design Basics
3D Printing Revolution
Getting Started with TinkerCAD
Manipulating Parts and Scaling
Grouping, Holes, and Align Tool
Patterns and Slicing
Final Project

Onshape Fundamentals Certification
Getting Started
Introduction to Sketching
Part Design Using Part Studios
Multi-Part Part Studios
Onshape Assemblies
Detailed Drawings
Final Project