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Online STEM Middle School Courses

Math

Math 6, Semester A

Unit 1: Number Sense

  • Lesson 1: Dividing fractions
  • Lesson 2: Solving problems by dividing fractions
  • Lesson 3: Dividing multi-digit whole numbers
  • Lesson 4: Decimal operations
  • Lesson 5: Greatest common factor and least common multiple
  • Unit 1 Wrap-up: number sense

Unit 2: Signed Numbers

  • Lesson 1: Signed numbers
  • Lesson 2: Inequalities and comparison
  • Lesson 3: Absolute value
  • Unit 2 Wrap-up: signed numbers

Unit 3: The Coordinate Plane

  • Lesson 1: Plotting points on the coordinate plane
  • Lesson 2: Quadrants and axes
  • Lesson 3: Using graphs to solve problems
  • Unit 3 Wrap-up: the coordinate plane

Unit 4: Ratios and Unit rates

  • Lesson 1: Ratios
  • Lesson 2: Rates and unit rates
  • Lesson 3: Solving percent problems
  • Lesson 4: Unit conversions
  • Unit 4 Wrap-up: ratios and unit rates

Unit 5: Numerical and Algebraic expressions

  • Lesson 1: Exponents
  • Lesson 2: Writing expressions
  • Lesson 3: Understanding parts of expressions
  • Lesson 4: Evaluating expressions
  • Lesson 5: Equivalent expressions
  • Unit 5 Wrap-up: numerical and algebraic expressions

Semester Wrap-up

Math 6, Semester B

Unit 1: Equations and Inequalities, part 1

  • Lesson 1: Solutions of equations and inequalities
  • Lesson 2: Writing expressions to solve problems
  • Lesson 3: Solving equations using addition and subtraction
  • Lesson 4: Solving equations using multiplication and division
  • Unit 1 Wrap-up: equations and inequalities, part 1

Unit 2: Equations and Inequalities, part 2

  • Lesson 1: Solving inequalities
  • Lesson 2: Independent and dependent variables
  • Lesson 3: Multiple representations: tables, graphs, and equations
  • Unit 2 Wrap-up: equations and inequalities, part 2

Unit 3: Geometry

  • Lesson 1: Area
  • Lesson 2: Volume
  • Lesson 3: Coordinate geometry
  • Lesson 4: Solid figures
  • Unit 3 Wrap-up: geometry

Unit 4: Introduction to Statistics

  • Lesson 1: Statistical questions and data distributions
  • Lesson 2: Measures of center and variability
  • Lesson 3: Box plots
  • Lesson 4: Dot plots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots
  • Unit 4 Wrap-up: introduction to statistics

Unit 5: Summarizing Data

  • Lesson 1: Collecting data
  • Lesson 2: Summarizing data using measures of center and variability
  • Lesson 3: Choosing appropriate measures to summarize data sets
  • Unit 5 Wrap-up: summarizing data

Semester wrap-up

Math 7, Semester A

Unit 1: Operations on Rational numbers

  • Lesson 1: Fractions
  • Lesson 2: Solving problems with fractions
  • Lesson 3: Expressing rational numbers in decimal form
  • Lesson 4: Using operations on rational numbers to solve problems
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Operations on rational numbers

Unit 2: Rate, Ratio, and Proportion

  • Lesson 1: Unit rates
  • Lesson 2: Identifying proportional relationships
  • Lesson 3: Analyzing proportional relationships
  • Lesson 4: Representing proportional relationships
  • Lesson 5: Using proportions to solve problems
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Rate, Ratio, and Proportion

Unit 3: Addition and subtraction of rational numbers

  • Lesson 1: Adding rational numbers
  • Lesson 2: Subtracting rational numbers
  • Lesson 3: Using properties to add and subtract rational numbers
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Addition and subtraction of rational numbers

Unit 4: Multiplication and division of rational numbers

  • Lesson 1: Multiplying rational numbers
  • Lesson 2: Dividing rational numbers
  • Lesson 3: Using properties to multiply and divide rational numbers
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Multiplication and division of rational numbers

Unit 5: Expressions

  • Lesson 1: Writing expressions
  • Lesson 2: Simplifying and rewriting algebraic expressions
  • Lesson 3: Solving multistep problems with rational numbers
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Expressions

Semester wrap-up

 

Math 7, Semester B

Unit 1: Equations and inequalities

  • Lesson 1: Solving two-step equations
  • Lesson 2: Using equations to solve problems
  • Lesson 3: Solving linear inequalities
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Equations and inequalities

Unit 2: Geometric figures

  • Lesson 1: Scale drawings
  • Lesson 2: Geometric drawings
  • Lesson 3: Cross-sections of geometric solids
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Geometric figures

Unit 3: Geometry in two and three dimensions

  • Lesson 1: Circles
  • Lesson 2: Angle relationships
  • Lesson 3: Area
  • Lesson 4: Volume and surface area
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Geometry in two and three dimensions

Unit 4: Statistics and sampling

  • Lesson 1: Populations and samples
  • Lesson 2: Comparing data sets
  • Lesson 3: Using statistical measures to compare data sets
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Statistics and sampling

Unit 5: Probability

  • Lesson 1: Probability
  • Lesson 2: Calculating probability
  • Lesson 3: Probability of compound events
  • Lesson 4: Simulations
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Probability

Semester wrap-up

Math 8, Semester A

Unit 1: The Number system

  • Lesson 1: Rational and irrational numbers
  • Lesson 2: Approximating irrational numbers
  • Lesson 3: Properties of exponents
  • Lesson 4: Powers of 10
  • Lesson 5: Scientific notation
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: The Number system

Unit 2: Functions

  • Lesson 1: Functions and relations
  • Lesson 2: Slope
  • Lesson 3: Slope and unit rate
  • Lesson 4: Graphs of functions
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Functions

Unit 3: Linear functions

  • Lesson 1: Slope-intercept form
  • Lesson 2: Slope and rate of change
  • Lesson 3: Comparing functions
  • Lesson 4: Writing linear functions
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Linear functions

Unit 4: Solving equations

  • Lesson 1: Solving linear equations
  • Lesson 2: Solving systems of linear equations by graphing
  • Lesson 3: Solving systems of linear equations by substitution
  • Lesson 4: Solving systems of linear equations by elimination
  • Lesson 5: Solving equations using roots
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Solving equations

Semester wrap-up

Math 8, Semester B

Unit 1: Geometry and measurement

  • Lesson 1: The pythagorean theorem
  • Lesson 2: The converse of the pythagorean theorem
  • Lesson 3: Distance on the coordinate plane
  • Lesson 4: Volume of cylinders
  • Lesson 5: Volume of cones
  • Lesson 6: Volume of spheres
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Geometry and measurement

Unit 2: Transformations, congruence, and similarities, part 1

  • Lesson 1: Basics of transformations
  • Lesson 2: Transformations and congruence
  • Lesson 3: Translations and reflections on the coordinate plane
  • Lesson 4: Rotations on the coordinate plane
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Transformations, congruence, and similarities, part 1

Unit 3: Transformations, congruence, and similarities, part 2

  • Lesson 1: Similarity and dilations
  • Lesson 2: Parallel lines and angle relationships
  • Lesson 3:Aangle relationships in triangles
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Transformations, congruence, and similarities, part 2

Unit 4: Introduction to statistics

  • Lesson 1: Scatterplots
  • Lesson 2: Linear models in data
  • Lesson 3: Frequency tables
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Introduction to statistics

Semester wrap-up

English

English 6, Semester A

Unit 1: Reading literature, part 1

  • Lesson 1: Plot and conflict
  • Lesson 2: Characters and point of view
  • Lesson 3: Inference and theme
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Reading literature, part 1

Unit 2: Reading literature, part 2

  • Lesson 1: Genre and medium
  • Lesson 2: Poetry, part 1
  • Lesson 3: Poetry, part 2
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Reading literature, part 2

Unit 3: Informational writing

  • Lesson 1: Reading an informational essay
  • Lesson 2: Planning an informational essay
  • Lesson 3: Writing an informational essay
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Informational writing

Unit 4: Creative writing

  • Lesson 1: Planning a short story
  • Lesson 2: Writing a short story
  • Lesson 3: Revising a short story
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Creative writing

Semester wrap-up

English 6, Semester B

Unit 1: Nonfiction

  • Lesson 1: Literary nonfiction
  • Lesson 2: Informational texts
  • Lesson 3: Correspondence
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Nonfiction

Unit 2: Persuasive texts

  • Lesson 1: Conflicting accounts
  • Lesson 2: Rhetoric
  • Lesson 3: Reading arguments
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Persuasive texts

Unit 3: Argumentative writing

  • Lesson 1: Research, part 1
  • Lesson 2: Research, part 2
  • Lesson 3: Writing as craft
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Argumentative writing

Unit 4: Multimedia

  • Lesson 1: Working in groups
  • Lesson 2: Giving speeches
  • Lesson 3: Media
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Multimedia

Semester wrap-up

English 7, Semester A

Unit 1: Fiction and fact

  • Lesson 1: Stories versus accounts
  • Lesson 2: Characters versus people
  • Lesson 3: Themes versus ideas
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Fiction and fact

Unit 2: Form and content

  • Lesson 1: Categorizing stories
  • Lesson 2: The content of poetry
  • Lesson 3: The form of poetry
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Form and content

Unit 3: Informational writing

  • Lesson 1: Reading an informational essay
  • Lesson 2: Planning an informational essay
  • Lesson 3: Writing an informational essay
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Informational writing

Unit 4: Narrative writing

  • Lesson 1: Planning a personal narrative
  • Lesson 2: Writing a personal narrative
  • Lesson 3: Revising a personal narrative
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Narrative writing

Semester wrap-up

English 7, Semester B

Unit 1: Nonfiction

  • Lesson 1: Literary nonfiction
  • Lesson 2: Informational texts
  • Lesson 3: Correspondence
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Nonfiction

Unit 2: Persuasive texts

  • Lesson 1: Conflicting accounts
  • Lesson 2: Rhetoric
  • Lesson 3: Reading arguments
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Persuasive texts

Unit 3: Argumentative writing

  • Lesson 1: Research, part 1
  • Lesson 2: Research, part 2
  • Lesson 3: Writing as craft
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Argumentative writing

Unit 4: Multimedia

  • Lesson 1: Working in groups
  • Lesson 2: Giving speeches
  • Lesson 3: Media
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Multimedia

Semester wrap-up

English 8, Semester A

Unit 1: Stories based on stories

  • Lesson 1: Plot archetypes
  • Lesson 2: Character archetypes
  • Lesson 3: Thematic archetypes
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Stories based on stories

Unit 2: Structure and meaning

  • Lesson 1: The form of a story
  • Lesson 2: Poetic devices
  • Lesson 3: Poetic structure
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Structure and meaning

Unit 3: Informational writing

  • Lesson 1: Reading an informational essay
  • Lesson 2: Planning an informational essay
  • Lesson 3: Writing an informational essay
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Informational writing

Unit 4: Creative writing

  • Lesson 1: Planning a work of flash fiction
  • Lesson 2: Writing a work of flash fiction
  • Lesson 3: Revising flash fiction
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Creative writing

Semester wrap-up

English 8, Semester B

Unit 1: Nonfiction

  • Lesson 1: Literary nonfiction
  • Lesson 2: Informational texts
  • Lesson 3: Correspondence
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Nonfiction

Unit 2: Persuasive texts

  • Lesson 1: Conflicting accounts
  • Lesson 2: Rhetoric
  • Lesson 3: Analyzing arguments
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Persuasive texts

Unit 3: Argumentative writing

  • Lesson 1: Research, part 1
  • Lesson 2: Research, part 2
  • Lesson 3: Writing as craft
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Argumentative writing

Unit 4: Multimedia

  • Lesson 1: Working in groups
  • Lesson 2: Giving speeches
  • Lesson 3: Media
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Multimedia

Semester wrap-up

Science

Science 6, Semester A

Unit 1: Science and engineering

  • Lesson 1: What is science?
  • Lesson 2: Types of investigations
  • Lesson 3: What is engineering?
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Science and engineering

Unit 2: Tools of inquiry

  • Lesson 1: Using models
  • Lesson 2: Tools and measurement
  • Lesson 3: Displaying and interpreting data
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Tools of inquiry

Unit 3: Energy

  • Lesson 1: Describing energy
  • Lesson 2: Energy transfer and transformation
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Energy

Unit 4: Thermal energy and heat

  • Lesson 1: Thermal energy and temperature
  • Lesson 2: Heat and thermal energy
  • Lesson 3: Energy transfer and technology
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Thermal energy and heat

Unit 5: Life on earth

  • Lesson 1: Characteristics of life
  • Lesson 2: Domains and kingdoms of life
  • Lesson 3: Patterns of reproduction
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Life on earth

Unit 6: Cells

  • Lesson 1: Cell structure
  • Lesson 2: Cell nutrition and transport
  • Unit 6 wrap-up: Cells

Semester wrap-up

Science 6, Semester B

Unit 1: Multicellular bodies

  • Lesson 1: Specialized cells and tissues
  • Lesson 2: Organs and organ systems
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Multicellular bodies

Unit 2: The human body

  • Lesson 1: Human organ systems
  • Lesson 2: Disease and human health
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: The human body

Unit 3: Response to stimuli

  • Lesson 1: Animal behaviors
  • Lesson 2: Plant responses
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Response to stimuli

Unit 4: Thermal energy and earth systems

  • Lesson 1: Freshwater and ice
  • Lesson 2: Oceans
  • Lesson 3: The atmosphere
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Thermal energy and earth systems

Unit 5: Weather and climate

  • Lesson 1: Weather
  • Lesson 2: Severe weather
  • Lesson 3: Climate
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Weather and climate

Unit 6: Humans and earth’s resources

  • Lesson 1: Natural resources
  • Lesson 2: Impacts of humans
  • Unit 6 wrap-up: Humans and earth’s resources

Semester wrap-up

Science 7, Semester A

Unit 1: Science and engineering

  • Lesson 1: What is science?
  • Lesson 2: Types of investigations
  • Lesson 3: What is engineering?
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Science and engineering

Unit 2: Tools of inquiry

  • Lesson 1: Using models
  • Lesson 2: Tools and measurement
  • Lesson 3: Displaying and interpreting data
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Tools of inquiry

Unit 3: Nature of matter

  • Lesson 1: What is matter?
  • Lesson 2: Atomic structure
  • Lesson 3: The periodic table
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Nature of matter

Unit 4: Describing matter

  • Lesson 1: Properties of matter
  • Lesson 2: Solids, liquids, and gases
  • Lesson 3: Mixtures of matter
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Describing matter

Unit 5: Changes in matter

  • Lesson 1: Physical and chemical changes
  • Lesson 2: Changes of state
  • Lesson 3: Chemical equations
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Changes in matter

Science 7, Semester B

Unit 1: Planet earth

  • Lesson 1: Models of earth
  • Lesson 2: Earth’s structure and cycles
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Planet earth

Unit 2: The geosphere

  • Lesson 1: Minerals
  • Lesson 2: The rock cycle
  • Lesson 3: Soil
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: The geosphere

Unit 3: Our changing planet

  • Lesson 1: Deforming earth’s crust
  • Lesson 2: Weathering and erosion
  • Lesson 3: Geologic time
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Our changing planet

Unit 4: Earth’s plates

  • Lesson 1: Plate tectonics
  • Lesson 2: Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Earth’s plates

Unit 5: Life on earth

  • Lesson 1: Chemistry of life
  • Lesson 2: Cell nutrition and transport
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Life on earth

Unit 6: Ecology

  • Lesson 1: Characteristics of ecosystems
  • Lesson 2: Interactions in ecosystems
  • Lesson 3: Succession and ecosystem stability
  • Unit 6 wrap-up: Ecology

Science 8, Semester A

Unit 1: Science and engineering

  • Lesson 1: What is science?
  • Lesson 2: Types of investigations
  • Lesson 3: What is engineering?
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Science and engineering

Unit 2: Tools of inquiry

  • Lesson 1: Using models
  • Lesson 2: Tools and measurement
  • Lesson 3: Displaying and interpreting data
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Tools of inquiry

Unit 3: Energy

  • Lesson 1: Describing energy
  • Lesson 2: Energy transfer and transformation
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Energy

Unit 4: Waves

  • Lesson 1: Mechanical waves
  • Lesson 2: Electromagnetic waves
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Waves

Unit 5: Applications of waves

  • Lesson 1: Interactions of waves and matter
  • Lesson 2: Waves and technology
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Applications of waves

Unit 6: Force and motion

  • Lesson 1: Describing forces
  • Lesson 2: Describing motion
  • Lesson 3: Effects of forces
  • Unit 6 wrap-up: Force and motion

Science 8, Semester B

Unit 1: Noncontact forces

  • Lesson 1: Electromagnetic forces
  • Lesson 2: Gravitational force
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Noncontact forces

Unit 2: The solar system

  • Lesson 1: Sun-earth-moon system
  • Lesson 2: Our solar system
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: The solar system

Unit 3: Exploring the universe

  • Lesson 1: The universe
  • Lesson 2: Our sun and other stars
  • Lesson 3: Space exploration
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Exploring the universe

Unit 4: Living things

  • Lesson 1: Classification of living things
  • Lesson 2: Cell growth and reproduction
  • Lesson 3: Life cycles
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Living things

Unit 5: Genetics

  • Lesson 1: Inheritance
  • Lesson 2: Genes and DNA
  • Lesson 3: Biotechnology
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Genetics

Unit 6: Evolution

  • Lesson 1: Theory of evolution
  • Lesson 2: Natural selection
  • Unit 6 wrap-up: Evolution

Social Studies / History

MS World History, Semester A

Unit 1: Social studies skills and big ideas

  • Lesson 1: Thinking chronologically
  • Lesson 2: Thinking geographically
  • Lesson 3: Government in early world history
  • Lesson 4: Economies throughout world history
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Social studies skills and big ideas

Unit 2: The beginning of civilizations

  • Lesson 1: The Neolithic revolution
  • Lesson 2: The development of civilizations
  • Lesson 3: Early Mesopotamian civilizations
  • Lesson 4: Later Mesopotamian civilizations
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: The beginning of civilizations

Unit 3: Ancient civilizations

  • Lesson 1: Nile river civilizations
  • Lesson 2: Ancient India
  • Lesson 3: Ancient China
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Ancient civilizations

Unit 4: Classical civilizations

  • Lesson 1: Classical India
  • Lesson 2: Classical China
  • Lesson 3: Classical Greece
  • Lesson 4: The roman empire
  • Lesson 5: Life in the roman empire
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Classical civilizations

Unit 5: Major religions in Asia

  • Lesson 1: Hinduism
  • Lesson 2: Buddhism
  • Lesson 3: Confucianism and Daoism
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Major religions in Asia

Semester wrap-up

MS World History, Semester B

Unit 1: Social studies skills and big ideas

  • Lesson 1: Reading historical evidence
  • Lesson 2: Understanding context and bias in world history
  • Lesson 3: Understanding causation and argumentation in history
  • Lesson 4: Trade and cultural exchange in world history
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Social studies skills and big ideas

Unit 2: Abrahamic religions

  • Lesson 1: Judaism
  • Lesson 2: Christianity
  • Lesson 3: Islam
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Abrahamic religions

Unit 3: The Middle East and Europe in the middle ages

  • Lesson 1: Islamic civilizations
  • Lesson 2: The Byzantine empire
  • Lesson 3: Feudal Europe
  • Lesson 4: The crusades
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: The Middle East and Europe in the middle ages

Unit 4: Civilizations in Africa and the Americas

  • Lesson 1: Sub-Saharan African civilizations
  • Lesson 2: South American civilizations
  • Lesson 3: Mesoamerican civilizations
  • Lesson 4: North American civilizations
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Civilizations in Africa and the Americas

Unit 5: Postclassical civilizations in Asia

  • Lesson 1: Postclassical China
  • Lesson 2: The Mongol empire
  • Lesson 3: Feudal Japan
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Postclassical civilizations in Asia

Semester wrap-up

MS U.S. History, Semester A

Unit 1: Introduction to U.S. History

  • Lesson 1: Reading historical evidence
  • Lesson 2: Understanding context and bias in U.S. History
  • Lesson 3: Understanding causation and argumentation in history
  • Lesson 4: The first peoples of north America
  • Lesson 5: Colonizing north America
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Introduction to U.S. History

Unit 2: From colonies to independence

  • Lesson 1: The new England, middle, and southern colonies
  • Lesson 2: Life in the British colonies
  • Lesson 3: The buildup to independence
  • Lesson 4: The declaration of independence
  • Lesson 5: The revolutionary war
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: From colonies to independence

Unit 3: Building the federal government

  • Lesson 1: The articles of confederation
  • Lesson 2: The constitutional convention
  • Lesson 3: The U.S. Constitution
  • Lesson 4: Ratifying and amending the constitution
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Building the federal government

Unit 4: Early U.S. Governments

  • Lesson 1: The federalist era
  • Lesson 2: The age of Jefferson
  • Lesson 3: Westward expansion
  • Lesson 4: The era of good feelings
  • Lesson 5: The age of Jackson
  • Lesson 6: Conflicts with American Indians
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Early U.S. Governments

Semester wrap-up

MS U.S. History, Semester B

Unit 1: Early U.S. culture and expansion

  • Lesson 1: Thinking geographically
  • Lesson 2: The geography of the United States
  • Lesson 3: Cultural developments through the early 1800s
  • Lesson 4: African American life through the early 1800s
  • Lesson 5: The early American economy
  • Lesson 6: Settling the west
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Early U.S. culture and expansion

Unit 2: Industrialization and reform

  • Lesson 1: Industrial developments
  • Lesson 2: Immigration and urbanization in America
  • Lesson 3: Cultural developments in the mid-1800s
  • Lesson 4: The abolition movement
  • Lesson 5: The fight for women’s rights
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Industrialization and reform

Unit 3: Regional conflicts

  • Lesson 1: Regional economies of the United States
  • Lesson 2: Compromises for free and slave states
  • Lesson 3: Conflicts with Mexico
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Regional conflicts

Unit 4: The civil war and reconstruction

  • Lesson 1: The path to civil war
  • Lesson 2: The divided nation at war
  • Lesson 3: The union victory
  • Lesson 4: Reconstructing the south
  • Lesson 5: The effects of reconstruction
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: The civil war and reconstruction

Semester wrap-up

MS Contemporary World, Semester A

Unit 1: Introduction to contemporary world

  • Lesson 1: Thinking geographically
  • Lesson 2: World geography
  • Lesson 3: World climates and environments
  • Lesson 4: Working with data
  • Lesson 5: Reading historical evidence
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Introduction to contemporary world

Unit 2: Government and people

  • Lesson 1: World governments
  • Lesson 2: Citizenship around the world
  • Lesson 3: People and culture
  • Lesson 4: Global connections
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Government and people

Unit 3: Global economics

  • Lesson 1: Examining basic economic concepts
  • Lesson 2: The world economy
  • Lesson 3: Economic systems
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Global economics

Unit 4: The American continents

  • Lesson 1: The United States
  • Lesson 2: Canada
  • Lesson 3: Mexico
  • Lesson 4: Central America and Caribbean south America
  • Lesson 5: Atlantic south America
  • Lesson 6: Pacific south America
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: The American continents

Unit 5: Abrahamic religions

  • Lesson 1: Judaism
  • Lesson 2: Christianity
  • Lesson 3: Islam
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Abrahamic religions

Semester wrap-up

MS Contemporary World, Semester B

Unit 1: Europe and Russia

  • Lesson 1: Northern Europe
  • Lesson 2: Western Europe
  • Lesson 3: Southern Europe
  • Lesson 4: Eastern Europe
  • Lesson 5: Russia
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Europe and Russia

Unit 2: Central Asia and the Middle East

  • Lesson 1: Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • Lesson 2: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Lesson 3: Southwest Asia
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Central Asia and the Middle East

Unit 3: Africa

  • Lesson 1: Northern Africa
  • Lesson 2: Western Africa
  • Lesson 3: Eastern and central Africa
  • Lesson 4: Southern Africa
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Africa

Unit 4: Asia and the Pacific

  • Lesson 1: The Indian subcontinent
  • Lesson 2: China, Mongolia, and Taiwan
  • Lesson 3: Japan and Korea
  • Lesson 4: Southeast Asia
  • Lesson 5: Oceania
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Asia and the Pacific

Unit 5: Major religions in Asia

  • Lesson 1: Hinduism
  • Lesson 2: Buddhism
  • Lesson 3: Confucianism and Daoism
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Major religions in Asia

Semester wrap-up

MS Civics, Semester A

Unit 1: Skills for social studies

  • Lesson 1: Examining context and bias in political communications
  • Lesson 2: Reading historical evidence
  • Lesson 3: Thinking geographically
  • Lesson 4: Geography and the environment
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Skills for social studies

Unit 2: Creating the U.S. government

  • Lesson 1: Types of government
  • Lesson 2: Founding ideas and the declaration of independence
  • Lesson 3: Drafting and ratifying the U.S. constitution
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Creating the U.S. government

Unit 3: The U.S. constitution

  • Lesson 1: Analyzing the U.S. constitution
  • Lesson 2: Amendments to the U.S. constitution
  • Lesson 3: Principles of the U.S. constitution
  • Lesson 4: Federalism
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: The U.S. constitution

Unit 4: Citizen connections

  • Lesson 1: Principles of citizenship
  • Lesson 2: Political views and political parties
  • Lesson 3: Interest groups and the media
  • Lesson 4: Elections
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Citizen connections

Unit 5: Civil liberties and civil rights

  • Lesson 1: Civil liberties
  • Lesson 2: Civil rights
  • Lesson 3: Movements for civil rights
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Civil liberties and civil rights

Semester wrap-up

MS Civics, Semester B

Unit 1: Advanced skills for social studies

  • Lesson 1: Thinking chronologically
  • Lesson 2: Working with data
  • Lesson 3: Understanding causation and argumentation in history
  • Unit 1 wrap-up: Advanced skills for social studies

Unit 2: Institutions of government

  • Lesson 1: The legislative branch
  • Lesson 2: The executive branch
  • Lesson 3: The judicial branch
  • Lesson 4: State and local governments
  • Unit 2 wrap-up: Institutions of government

Unit 3: Legislative and judicial processes

  • Lesson 1: The legislative process
  • Lesson 2: The U.S. court system
  • Unit 3 wrap-up: Legislative and judicial processes

Unit 4: Public policy

  • Lesson 1: U.S. domestic policy
  • Lesson 2: The U.S. economy
  • Lesson 3: U.S. foreign policy
  • Unit 4 wrap-up: Public policy

Unit 5: Economics and financial literacy

  • Lesson 1: Examining basic economic concepts
  • Lesson 2: The economy’s impact on citizens
  • Lesson 3: Basic financial literacy
  • Unit 5 wrap-up: Economics and financial literacy

Semester wrap-up

Middle School Electives

Middle School Health

Middle School Health aids students in creating a foundation of personal health. Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices to emphasize the importance of balance. Attention is given to each of the six dimensions of wellness; namely, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Students are taught the skills necessary to improve every aspect of health. They are also encouraged to reflect upon their own personal wellness each week.

This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.

  • Unit 1: Holistic Health
    • 1.1 What is Health?
    • 1.2 Decision-Making Skills
  • Unit 2: Mental Health
    • 2.1 Mental Health
    • 2.2 Coping Skills
    • 2.3 Stress & Time Management
  • Unit 3: Social Health
    • 3.1 Healthy Relationships
    • 3.2 Communication
  • Unit 4: Personal Fitness
    • 4.1 Physical Wellness
    • 4.2 Nutrition
    • 4.3 Weight Management
  • Unit 5: Personal Health
    • 5.1 Disease Transmission & Prevention
    • 5.2 Drugs & Alcohol
    • 5.3 Reproductive Health
  • Unit 6: Health & Safety
    • 6.1 Consumer & Environmental Wellness
    • 6.2 Safety & Personal Injury

MS Art Explorations

Introducing students to diverse areas in the arts can broaden their perspective on the arts in general. Arts Explorations encourages students to experience each of the modern arts disciplines including Dance, Acting, Music, Fine Arts, Architecture, Graphic Design, and Game Design. Students will also be able to identify areas of special interest where they would like to continue their studies and the ways that the arts can be a part of their career paths.

 

Major Concepts
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Music
  • Fine Arts
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design

 

Exploring College and Careers, Semester A/B

New course coming Fall 2024!

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Exploring Health Sciences

New course coming Fall 2024!

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Physical Education

To improve and maintain optimum health, it is necessary for people of all ages to participate in physical exercise. There is little doubt that, in addition to students in schools, the number of adults participating in sports and recreational activities in the United States has increased in recent years. Physical education is much more than just fitness and exercise. A well-planned program will cause you to think and express your emotions about different situations. In addition, a good program can make a valuable contribution to your education. These experiences will help you develop a sense of wellness.

Emphasis in this course is placed on the value of these sports as possible lifetime activities and on creating a clear explanation of the rules and basic principles of a variety of sports. The sports covered in this course are archery, bicycling, golf, skiing, tennis, volleyball, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer.

Information about the playing area and equipment, basic rules, safety considerations, and terminology for each sport are included in the discussions. For the most part, the information presented in each lesson applies to sports programs throughout most sections of the United States.

 

Major Concepts

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop values regarding appreciation of, attitudes about, and interest in sports.
  • Recognize that exercise and lifetime activities are important.
  • Foster courtesy and sportsmanship in sports.
  • Identify the basic equipment, demonstrate skills, understand basic rules, and observe the principles of safety pertaining to the following sports:
    • Archery
    • Golf
    • Bicycling
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Soccer

 

Business & Information Technology, Semester A/B

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Exploring Agriculture and Business

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MS Computer Basics

Accelerate Educations offers a computer basics course online. In this course you will learn how to use productivity and collaboration tools, such as G Suite by Google Cloud to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, surveys and forms such as personal budgets and invitations.

 

The following are Enduring Understandings of this course:
  • Online open source collaborative software can be used as an effective and efficient word processing program.
  • Online open source collaborative software can be used more effectively with the use of a variety of interactive technology tools as well as the collaboration with others.
  • Online open source collaborative software can be used as an effective and efficient spreadsheet program.
  • Online open source spreadsheet software can be used more effectively with the use of a variety of interactive technology tools as well as the collaboration with others.

 

Keyboarding

The keyboarding course is appropriate for elementary and middle school students. The curriculum introduces new keys by rows where students first learn the middle row, then the top row and the bottom row of the keyboard. The content is designed with a strong focus on sight and high frequency words. This course assumes no keyboarding experience and will guide them through the keyboard.

 

Major Concepts

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

The curriculum introduces new keys by rows where students first learn the middle row, then the top row and the bottom row of the keyboard. The content is designed with a strong focus on sight and high frequency words. This course assumes no keyboarding experience and will guide them through the keyboard.

 

Digital Savvy A & B

Digital Savvy is a one-year (two-semester) course covering required topics in most introductory “Information Technology” classes. Students should have minimal computer usage skills (e.g. keyboarding, mouse, and operating system navigation) prior to starting this course.

Teaching Strategies
The course material is designed to appeal to a variety of students, from traditional learners who thrive on written text to audio-visual students who enjoy a multi-media format. All content is delivered through an online system that allows students to work seamlessly both in the classroom and at home.

Hands-On Activities
Every chapter contains one or more hands-on activities that allow students to practice and demonstrate understanding of the lesson topics. A Windows or Mac OS computer is required for completion of the hands-on activities.

Major Concepts

This course covers fundamental computing topics and skills such as:

  • Hardware, software, and operating systems
  • Managing files and folders
  • Basic networking
  • Online safety and computer security
  • Using Word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs
  • Creating simple databases
  • Image editing
  • Using social media and email communications
  • Introductory website design
  • Simple computer programming concepts
  • Exploration of computing careers

Digital Citizenship

New course coming Fall 2024!

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Engineering & Technology

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Scratch Coding

Scratch is a program developed by MIT to teach students the basics on how computers think. This program will introduce students to real coding programs and allow them to drag and drop coding blocks, creating a fully functional program. The simple user interface and tutorials allow students to quickly create and run their code to see its results. This course assumes no prior computer coding knowledge and includes self-graded, multiple-choice tests and quizzes.

 

Major Concepts

Scratch is a program developed by MIT teaching students the basics on how computers think! This program will introduce students to real coding programs and allow them to drag and drop coding blocks creating a fully functional program.  The simple user interface and tutorials allow students to quickly create and run their code to see it’s results!  This course assumes no prior computer coding knowledge and includes self graded multiple choice tests and quizzes.

 

JavaScript Game Design

JavaScript is one of the best languages to learn. It makes the browser come alive. Accelerate Education is offering a JavaScript game design online course for grades 6-12.  This course will teach students JavaScript through coding multiple computer games including, pong, fish, a platformer, and tower defense. They then will code or customize their own game. Students will be writing all the code themselves from going through the individual lessons and watching the video reviews. They will learn about variables, functions, listening events, loops, arrays and objects. This course assumes no coding experience and includes self-graded quizzes and tests. Students will also upload their work at the conclusion of each project while creating an online portfolio.

 

Major Concepts

JavaScript is one of the best languages to learn, it makes the browser come alive! This course will teach students JavaScript through coding multiple computer games including, pong, fish, a platformer and tower defense! They then will code or customize their own game! Students will be writing all the code themselves from going through the individual lessons and watching the video reviews.  They will learn about variables, functions, listening events, loops, arrays and objects. This course assumes no coding experience and includes self graded quizzes and tests.  Students will also upload their work at the conclusion of each project while creating an online portfolio.

 

JavaScript Tower Defense

JavaScript is one of the best languages to learn. It makes the browser come alive. This course will teach students JavaScript through a tower defense game. They then will code or customize their own game. Students will be writing all the code themselves from going through the individual lessons and watching the video reviews. They will learn about variables, functions, listening events, loops, arrays and objects. This course assumes some coding experience and includes graded quizzes, project uploads, and teacher requirements.

 

Major Concepts

In this course there are ten modules teaching students JavaScript. This course assumes basic coding knowledge as students follow the lessons to program a large tower defense game in JavaScript. The course concludes with the students coding their very own game using a template of an existing game.

Topics Included in the course are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Completing the Pong Game
  3. Gunman
  4. Menus
  5. Level 2
  6. Boss
  7. Level 3
  8. Upgrades
  9. Level 4

 

Python Multiplayer Adventure

Python is a powerful language designed to do just about anything. This course allows students to learn Python by first completing a text-based console game and then turning it into a multiplayer adventure. Students will not only learn Python from going through the individual lessons and video reviews but also understand a client server relationship. They will get to code in their own Python web server that allows connections through a browser. Students will gain experience using variables, classes, functions, lists, dictionaries, generators, and proper Python formatting. Our Python online course is great for anyone interested in preparing themselves for future coding classes. This course assumes no coding experience and includes self-graded quizzes and tests.

 

Major Concepts

Python is a powerful language designed to do just about anything! This course allows students to learn Python by first completing a text based console game and then turning it into a multiplayer adventure!  Students will not only learn Python from going through the individual lessons and video reviews but also understand a client server relationship.  They will get to code in their own python web server that allows connections through a browser. Students will gain experience using variables, classes, functions, lists, dictionaries, generators and proper Python formatting. This is a great course for anyone interested in preparing themselves for future coding classes.  This course assumes no coding experience and includes self graded quizzes and tests.

 

Roblox Worlds Coding with LUA

Each individual lesson is made up of multiple lesson pages to teach a coding concept with text and visuals, provide in-lesson practice and a step-by-step activity for student to add newly learned code to their existing game file. Grading will be based on quizzes, project uploads, and teacher requirements.

 

Major Concepts

In this course there are 10 modules teaching students LUA using Roblox Studio This course assumes no prior coding knowledge as students follow the lessons to program multiple interactions within your obstacle course. The course allows students to customize and expand on all lessons as they create their own obstacle course and adding custom LUA scripts in each lesson.

Topics Included in the course are:

  1. What is LUA?
  2. Roblox Studio
  3. Obby
  4. Checkpoints
  5. Skills
  6. Inventory
  7. AI
  8. New Terrain
  9. Special Terrain
  10. Modeling

 

High School Course: World Languages

Spanish 1, Semester A

Learning a language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The Spanish-speaking world is vast and rich, spanning Spain in the Iberian Peninsula and many parts of North, Central, and South America, all with varied ethnic and political histories and cultures.
 

In Spanish 1A, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people communicate, such as exchanging names and greetings, describing people by physical and personality traits, and describing family members and aspects of your social life. You’ll start with basic sentence structures and grammatical tools, and you’ll learn to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of the Spanish- speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on this semester’s work as you advance in your Spanish studies: everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Use subject pronouns and match them with conjugated verb forms; use adjectives and articles and match them (by gender and number) with nouns.
  • Construct and comprehend, orally and in writing, sentences in Spanish in the present tense with a variety of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Know when to use the verbs estar or ser (to be), conocer or saber (to know) in several situations.
  • Ask and answer questions about people’s names (using the reflexive verb llamarse) and national origins, and to discuss dates and time of day.
  • Count and recognize the numbers in Spanish up to 1,000.
  • Use verbs like gustar, encantar, and disgustar to express likes and dislikes.
  • Make comparisons and express agreement and disagreement.

Spanish 1, Semester B

Learning a new language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The Spanish-speaking world is vast and rich, spanning Spain in the Iberian Peninsula and many parts of North, Central, and South America, all with varied ethnic and political histories and cultures.

In Spanish 1B, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation, various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities. You’ll also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. You’ll discuss health and well-being and travel and tourism. You’ll build on what you learned in the Spanish 1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on this semester’s work as you advance in your Spanish studies: everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Use regular verbs in the preterite (past) tense.
  • Use direct-object pronouns and the preterite of leer (read), sacar (take out), and prestar (lend), along with direct-object pronouns.
  • Construct and comprehend, orally and in writing, sentences in Spanish in the preterite tense with a variety of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Use the present tense to describe weather conditions and the associated food, clothing, and activities.
  • Use the verbs hacer and estar to describe weather conditions.
  • Use ir + a to talk about what is going to happen in the future.
  • Use future tense to talk about weather forecast.
  • Use subjunctive mood with para que (so that or in order that).

French 1, Semester A

Learning a language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The French-speaking world spans France, Monaco, and parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg in Europe, as well as parts of the United States, Canada, and various African countries, all with varied ethnic and political histories and cultures.

In French 1A, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people communicate, such as exchanging names and greetings, describing people by physical and personality traits, and describing family members and aspects of your social life. You’ll start with basic sentence structures and grammatical tools, and you’ll communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on this semester’s work as you advance in your French studies: everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify subject pronouns and match them with conjugated verb forms; use adjectives and articles and match them (by gender and number) with nouns.
  • Construct sentences, orally and in writing, in the present tense with a variety of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Choose when to use the verbs être (to be) and savoir (to know) in several situations.
  • Examine questions about countries of origin using the verb venir (to come).
  • Apply verbs like aimer, adorer, and n’aimer pas to express likes and dislikes.
  • Make comparisons and express agreement and disagreement.

French 1, Semester B

Learning a new language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The French-speaking world spans France, Monaco, and parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg in Europe, as well as parts of the United States, Canada, and various African countries, all with varied ethnic and political histories and cultures.

In French 1B, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation, various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities. You’ll also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. You’ll discuss health and well-being, and travel and tourism. You’ll build on what you learned in the French 1A course and communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on this semester’s work as you advance in your French studies: everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Practice conjugating regular verbs in the passé composé (past) tense using the auxiliary avoir.
  • Select the verbs devoir (to owe), épargner (to save), déposer (to deposit), retirer (to withdraw), and gagner (to earn) to describe how money is earned and saved, how to open a bank account, and how to use credit and debit cards.
  • Apply the passé composé tense of acheter (shop), payer (pay), and recevoir (receive).
  • Apply the passé composé of lire (read), emprunter (take out), and preter (lend) along with direct-object pronouns.
  • Apply the futur proche or aller + ifinitif to talk about what is happening now and what is going to happen.