Curriculum Guide

Grade 1


Mathematics

  • Geometric forms
  • Counting to 100
  • Rhythmic patterns
  • Beginnings of 4 processes
  • Mental arithmetic
  • Word problems
  • Roman numerals
  • Odds and evens


Language Arts

  • Letter forms and sounds
  • Letter blends
  • Oral recitation
  • Writing words and simple sentences
  • Word families
  • Beginning reading with one’s own writing as text


Natural Sciences

  • The kingdoms of nature through storytelling


Social Science and Literature

  • Fairytales from around the World


Geography

  • Wonders, through observation of nature

Grade 2


Mathematics

  • Number sequences and relationships
  • Borrowing and carrying
  • System of place value
  • Multiplication tables (via movement & recitation)


Language Arts

  • Writing and reading
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Speech


Natural Sciences

  • Animal stories through fables


Social Science and Literature

  • Fables from around the world
  • Saint legends


Geography

  • Environment through observation

Grade 3


Mathematics

  • Multiplication tables
  • 4 processes with larger numbers
  • Beginning long division
  • Time, money, weights, and measures
  • Use of ruler
  • Scale models (house building)


Language Arts

  • Cursive writing
  • Drama


Natural Sciences

  • Human activity in nature: farming, gardening, house building, grains, clothing from around the world
  • Cooking


Social Science and Literature

  • Native American legends
  • Old Testament stories
  • Comparative cultures in studies of houses, food, and clothing


Geography

  • Practical studies

Grade 4


Mathematics

  • Long division
  • Fractions
  • Factoring
  • Prime numbers


Language Arts

  • Spelling
  • Parts of speech
  • Writing Letters:
  • business/friendly
  • Creative writing


Natural Sciences

  • Human beings and animal studies


Social Science and Literature

  • Norse mythology
  • Local natural resources, native peoples, early settlers


Geography

  • Geography of own
  • surroundings and
  • Washington State
  • Mapmaking

Grade 5


Mathematics

  • Decimals
  • Geometric forms
  • Averages
  • Metric system


Language Arts

  • Composition
  • Sentence diagramming


Natural Sciences

  • Botany


Social Science and Literature

  • Ancient mythologies and histories: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece
  • North American culture


Geography

  • Mediterranean
  • North America

Grade 6


Mathematics

  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Business Math-Profit/Loss, Discount, Interest
  • Estimation, Percentage
  • Graphs
  • Geometry


Language Arts

  • Composition
  • Speech
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Drama


Natural Sciences

  • Geology
  • Physics-Heat, Light, Accoustics, Magnetism, Electricity


Social Science and Literature

  • Roman History
  • Medieval History


Geography

  • World Geography
  • Lands and Oceans
  • Cultural Geography

Grade 7


Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Graphs
  • Order of Operations
  • Exponents


Language Arts

  • Composition-
  • Subjunctive Mood
  • Speech
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Drama


Natural Sciences

  • Human Physiology and Nutrition
  • Mechanics
  • Astronomy
  • Inorganic Chemistry


Social Science and Literature

  • Renaissance
  • Age of Exploration


Geography

  • World Geography
  • Lands and Oceans
  • Cultural Geography

Grade 8


Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Graphing Equations
  • Practical Applications


Language Arts

  • Composition
  • Speech and Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Short Story Form
  • Research


Natural Sciences

  • Physics-Hydraulics, aerodynamics
  • Meteorology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Organic Chemistry


Social Science and Literature

  • Modern History
  • 18th—20th Century Revolutions in politics and industry


Geography

  • World Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • World Economics