Curriculum Chart

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Grade 1
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Grade 8
Language ArtsMovement, recitation, storytelling, art and music teach reading and writing basics (introduction to letters and writing) through folktales, fairy tales and Saint stories.Multidisciplinary teaching methods continue. Reading and writing sentences, rhyming words, and speech work taught through stories of indigenous people.Sentence structure, word types, punctuation & spelling are taught through multidisciplinary methods. Bible Stories and Ancient History tie into multiple subjects. Expanded word types, writing composition, grammar, vocabulary & spelling are taught through Norse mythology using multidisciplinary methods. Students focus on parts of speech syntax, research papers, vocabulary & spelling. Multidisciplinary teaching methods are used.
Advanced grammar, composition, exposition, narration, description, outlining & vocabulary. Multidisciplinary teaching methods are used.Expansion and review of grammar, essays reading & writing, complex compositions, poetic forms, vocabulary & spelling. Multidisciplinary teaching methods are used.Review all grammar, newspaper reporting, business & practical writing. Multidisciplinary teaching methods are used.
MathematicsWhole numbers and the four processes of arithmetic are taught using multidisciplinary methods like movement, recitation, manipulatives, music and cooking.Multiplication tables are introduced. Process relations, carrying & borrowing are taught using multidisciplinary methods.Multiplication tables, measurement, time, patterns, carrying & borrowing are taught using multidisciplinary methods. The class building project reinforces this work.Word problems, fractions, long division, averages & factoring are taught through multidisciplinary methods.Teaching focused on decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and the metric system. Lessons are taught through multidisciplinary methods.Practical application, geometry & beginning algebra are the focus. Lessons are taught through multidisciplinary methods.Algebra, practical applications, area powers and roots and learned via manipulatives, real world applications and note taking.A continuation of more complex forms of Algebra, practical math applications, area powers and roots learned via manipulatives, real world applications and note taking.
ScienceNature focused study of seasons & life cycles are taught w/ nature hikes & observation.Expanded nature studies are taught using gardening, nature hikes & cooking.The third grade garden teaches botany via farming, soil study, seed life.Gardening continues. Zoology is studied with reading, researching, writing, nature hikes, art & field trips. An great expansion of botany is studied including seed, tree and other plant life in all stages and great detail. Animal environmental adaptation is discussed. Continued botany, physics and geology are learned via reading, researching, writing, experimentation, Socratic inquiry, art and field trips. Chemistry, Physiology, Physics and Astronomy as learned via reading, researching, writing, experimentation, Socratic inquiry, art and field trips. Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Physics as learned via reading, researching, writing, experimentation, Socratic inquiry, art and field trips.
Foreign LanguageNew language familiarity starts w/ songs, verse, counting & colors using multidisciplinary methods like movement, music & art.Vocabulary and common language basics begin (counting, animals, seasons & months) taught through story & imitation using multidisciplinary teaching methods.Nouns & verbs added to vocabulary & language knowledge through story & imitation while using multidisciplinary teaching methods. Grammar, writing, reading, dictation added to earlier studies. Taught through story & imitation while leveraging multidisciplinary methods.Grammar, simple text, syntax and short descriptions are taught while leveraging multidisciplinary methods (such as movement, music and art, etc.). Students begin to read texts, stories and write language via translations. Reading, conversation, poetry and advanced grammar are taught along with continuing study of writing and translation.Review and constitution of all skills -- vocabulary building, dialogue, grammar and syntax.
History & GeographyThe stories of Saints, fairy tales and folklore introduce history & mythology concepts through imaginative and exciting narratives.Native American story myth & legend teaches children in local history & geography through compelling story.Ancient history & Middle Eastern geography are taught through Old Testament stories. A small scale house building project introduces early culture housing by geographic region. Ohio history is taught along with indigenous people settlement & geography.
Norse mythology & Scandinavian history is also taught.
The cultures of ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece are studied through writing, note copying, reading, project work, theater, music and art.Founding of Rome, Life of Christ, Crusades, Life of Mohammed, Islam and Medieval society are studied through writing, note taking, reading, project work, theater, music and art. Students also have an additional geography study of Canada, Central and South America. Students study 1400-1700 Age of Exploration, Age of Discovery, Reformation and Renaissance through writing, note taking, reading, project work, theater, music and art.
Students study geography of Africa and Europe. Students attend the Renaissance Faire, which allows students reflect upon curriculum.
Students study 1700 - Present. U.S. History, the industrial revolution and comparative biographies through reading, research, writing, reports, note taking, project work, theater, music and art. Students also have an additional geography study of Asia, Antarctica, and the larger world.
MusicPentatonic flute, choral melody, rhythm & meter is taught through multidisciplinary methods including games & movement. Pentatonic flute continues. Choral music songs that reflect language arts & history curriculum using multidisciplinary methods. Students learn recorder, are introduced to violin & begin music notation. Choral music reflects language arts & history curriculumViolin study begins in earnest. Students continue recorder. Choral music reflects language arts & history curriculum.Students continue recorder, violin and layer multi-part vocals into choir. Students also learn the major and minor scale and Greek music.Students learn both alto and tenor recorders, orchestra, choir, minstrel songs and Roman music as related to the Literature and History block.Students learn both alto and tenor recorders, orchestra, choir, and Renaissance music as related to the Literature and History block.Students learn both alto and tenor recorders, orchestra, choir, symphonic form, and American music as related to the Literature and History block.
Art & HandworkStudent learn simple pattern form drawing, watercolor painting, hand sewing, knitting & beeswax modeling.More complex form drawing is added, watercolor continues, crocheting introduced & beeswax modeling continues. Form drawing continues along with watercolor painting, crocheting & beeswax modeling. Embroidery is introduced.Form drawing moves into geometric drawing, watercolor painting continues. Cross stitch & clay modeling is introduced. The class studies complex form drawing, geometric drawing, watercolor painting, chain stitch, clay and students begin woodworking.A continuation of lessons in form drawing, geometric drawing, watercolor painting, four needle knitting, clay and woodworking.Watercolor, geometric drawing, felting, perspective drawing, and woodworking.Art History, watercolor, solid geometric drawing, charcoal drawing and woodworking. Students hand make a personal chair.
MovementOutdoor recess 3x a day. Non-competitive games & activities in PE class. Extra Lesson builds spatial awareness, sensory integration and other motor skills. Outdoor recess 3x a day. Non-competitive games & activities in PE class. Extra Lesson builds spatial awareness, sensory integration and other motor skills. Outdoor recess 3x a day. Non-competitive games & activities in PE class. More complex games & sports are introduced.
Extra Lesson builds spatial awareness, sensory integration and other motor skills.
Outdoor recess 3x a day. Extra lesson may continue. More complex games are explored in PE class such as kickball, basketball, gymnastics. Competition via teamwork is introduced. The focus is on preparing for the Greek Pentathlon, which introduces competitive sporting through traditional, ancient track & field events. Softball, basketball, gymnastics, kickball, volleyball and other complex and competitive team and individualized sport are the focus. Team sports are not offered. The students attend the Medieval Games.Softball, basketball, gymnastics, kickball, volleyball and other complex and competitive team and individualized sport are the focus. Team sports are now offered. Softball, basketball, gymnastics, kickball, volleyball and other complex and competitive team and individualized sport are the focus. Team sports are now offered.