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Providing an avenue of independence in educational choices for homeschooling families in Alabama.Rosewood Academy & High SchoolA Church School Cover.

Teaching Guidelines For PreK-12

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Preschool

Size

*Understands big and little.
*Understand long and short. 
*Matches shaped or objects based on size.

 

Colors and Shapes

* Recognizes and names primary colors.
* Recognizes circles.
* Recognizes rectangles.
* Matches shapes or objects based on shape.
* Copies shapes.

 

Numbers

* Counts orally through 10.
* Counts objects in one-to-one correspondence.
* Understands empty and full.
* Understands more and less.

Time

* Understands day and night.
* Knows age and birthday.

 

Reading Readiness

* Remembers objects from a given picture.
* Knows what a letter is.
* Has been read to frequently.
* Has been read to daily.
* Looks at books and magazines.
* Recognizes some nursery rhymes.
* Identifies parts of the body.
* Identifies objects that have a functional use.
* Knows common farm and zoo animals.
* Pronounces own first name.
* Pronounces own last name.
* Expresses self verbally.
* Identifies other children by name
* Tells the meaning of simple words.
* Repeats a sentence of 6-8 words.
* Completes incomplete sentence with proper word.
* Has own books.
* Understands that print carries a message.
* Pretends to read.
* Uses left-to-right progression.
* Answers questions about a short story.
* Tells the meaning of words heard in story.
* Looks at pictures and tells a story.
* Identifies own first name in manuscript.
* Prints own first name.

 

Motor Skills

* Is able to run.
* Is able to walk a straight line.
* Is able to jump.
* Is able to hop.
* Is able to alternate feet walking down stairs.
* Is able to march.
* Is able to stand on one foot for 5-10 seconds.
* Is able to walk backwards for five feet.
* Is able to throw a ball.
* Pastes objects.
* Claps hands. 
* Matches simple objects.
* Touches fingers.
* Able to button a garment.
* Builds with blocks.
* Completes simple puzzles (5 pieces or less).
* Draws and colors beyond
* a simple scribble.
* Able to zip a zipper.
* Controls pencil and crayon well.
* Cuts simple shapes.
* Handles scissors well.
* Able to copy simple shapes.

 

Position and Direction

* Understands up and down.
* Understands in and out.
* Understands front and back.
* Understands over (on) and under.
* Understands top, bottom, middle.
* Understands beside and next to.
* Understands hot and cold.
* Understands fast and slow.

 

Listening and Sequencing

* Follows simple directions.
* Listens to a short story.
* Listens carefully.
* Recognizes common sounds. 
* Repeats a sequence of sounds.
* Repeats a sequence of orally given numbers.
* Retells simple stories in sequence.

 

Social-Emotional Development

* Can be away from parents or primary care givers for 2-3 hours without being upset.
* Takes care of toilet needs independently.
* Feels good about self.
* Is not afraid to go to school.
* Cares for own belongings.
* Knows full name.
* Dresses self.
* Knows how to use handkerchief or tissue.
* Knows own sex.
* Brushes teeth.
* Crosses residential street safely.
* Asks to go to school.
* Knows parents' names.
* Knows home address.
* Knows home phone number.
* Enters into casual conversation.
* Carries a plate of food.
* Maintains self-control.
* Gets along well with other children.
* Plays with other children.
* Recognizes authority.
* Shares with others.
* Talks easily.
* Likes teachers.
* Meets visitors without shyness.
* Puts away toys.
* Able to stay on task.
* Able to work independently.
* Helps family with chores.

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Kindergarten

Social Studies:

* Meanings of holidays, traditions, and customs
* Understanding and appreciating other cultures
* Individual's role in family, home, school, and community    
* Relationship of the individual to the group
* Work and jobs
* Safety rules and symbols
* Basic human needs
* Self-respect and self-awareness
* Awareness of others
* Location of home and school
* Diagram of home and school

 

 

Language Arts

* Phonics
* Choral reading
* Listening to literature, music, poetry
* Nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables
* Social listening
* Constructing visual images while listening
* Oral communication skills
* Role play
* Following and giving directions
* Paraphrasing and summarizing
* Organizing ideas
* Experience stories
* Relating events and experiences usingcomplete sentences      
* Listening for correct speech habits and word usage
* Beginning writing process
* Manuscript handwriting

 

 

Health and Safety

* Personal hygiene
* Good eating habits
* Good grooming
* Care of teeth
* Major body parts
* Physical fitness
* Safety to and from school

 

 

 

Science

* Observation of everyday, familiar things
* Common animals and plants
* Interrelationships of animals and plants
* Classification of living things
* Farm animals
* Care of pets
* Like and unlike plants
* Indoor plants
* The sun: our principal source of energy
* Weather and seasons
* Temperature
* Light
* Colors
* Senses
* Earth, moon, stars, planets
* Simple measurement
* Beginning experimentation

 

 

Mathematics

* Simple counting to 20
* One-to-one relationship
* Concepts of more, less than, same
* Sequence of events
* Correspondence of quantities
* Ordinal-cardinal relationship
* Number-numeral relationship
* Recognition of basic sets
* Meaning of addition and subtraction
* Introduction to number line
* Estimation
* Elementary geometry (shapes)
* Calendar and clock
* Denominations of money
* Basic problem-solving strategies
* Basic chart and graph concepts

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for 1st Grade

Social Studies

* Holidays, traditions, and customs
* Our American Heritage
* Different cultures at different times
* Family, school, neighborhood, community
* Farm and zoo 
* Neighborhood helpers
* Jobs and careers
* Social skills and responsibilities
* Basic geography terms
* Making and reading a simple neighborhood map     

 

Science

* Grouping and classification
* Living and nonliving things
* Animals
* Pets
* Farm animals
* Zoo and circus animals
* Woodland animals
* Common birds
* Plant and animal habitats
* Seeds, bulbs, plants, flowers
* Weather and seasons
* Day and night
* Solids, liquids, gases
* Air and water
* Magnets
* Fire and temperature
* Sun, moon, stars, planets
* Simple machines
* Beginning experimentation
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Health and Safety

* Personal hygiene
* Dental health
* Good eating habits
* Exercise and rest
* Diseases
* Common cold
* Dressing for weather and activity
* Safety rules to and from school

 

 

Language Arts

* Reading
   - Phonetic analysis
   - Structural analysis
   - Establishing sight vocabulary
* Reading informally: names, labels, signs
* Simple pantomimes and dramatic play
* Creating stories and poems
* Telling favorite stories
* Organizing ideas and impressions
* Enunciation and pronunciation
* Presenting information orally, in sequence and with clarity 
* Book reports and critiques
* Discussion skills: taking part in group discussion
* Beginning dictionary skills: alphabetizing
* Beginning spelling
* Beginning grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives
* Introduction to punctuation and capitalization
* Manuscript handwriting
* Handling books
* Using table of contents
* Development of a class newspaper

 

Mathematics

* Counting and writing to 100
* Counting by 2's to 40
* Simple number patterns
* Beginning ordinal numbers
* Using 10 as a basic unit
* Simple properties of zero
* Simple properties of sets
* Beginning addition and subtraction facts
* Number-line use
* Place value and numeration
* Concepts of quantity and size
* Concepts of equality and inequality 
* Concepts of ordinal and cardinal numbers
* Using 1/2 and 1/4 appropriately
* Estimation
* Geometric patterns and figures
* Basic customary and metric measurement
* Recognizing time: clock and calendar
* Value of penny, nickel, dime, quarter
* Solving simple word problems
* Basic probability and chance
* Basic chart and graph concepts

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 2

Social Studies

* Holidays and festivals
* Patriotic celebrations
* Communities in other lands: past and present
* Family and family history
* Families around the world
* Neighborhoods
* Community services and helpers
* Shelters, stores, and food
* Citizenship and social responsibility
* Interdependence of people
* Basic geography: oceans, continents
* Map skills

 

Health and Safety

* Personal cleanliness
* Dental hygiene
* Basic food groups 
* Communicable diseases
* Preventive measures against disease
* Neighborhood safety

 

Language Arts

* Reading silently for purpose
* Dramatizations and interpretative or oral reading
* Use and meaning of quotation marks in reading
* Story development: beginning, middle, end
* Simple book reviews
* Listening skills
* Organizing ideas and impressions
* Alphabetizing through second letter of a word
* Using dictionary guide words
* Vocabulary development 
* Homonyms, synonyms, antonyms
* Methods of word attack
* Ways to study spelling
* Simple punctuation and capitalization
* Refining manuscript handwriting
* Writing independently in manuscript form
* Brief and simple letters and journals
* Narration, description, letters, poetry
* Increasing skill in handling books: table of contents, and index           

Science

* Useful and harmful animals
* Life cycle
* Birds and insects in winter
* Animal babies
* Animal defense of themselves and their young
* Plant and animal food
* Dinosaurs and other extinct animals
* Food chain
* Plant reproduction and growth
* Habitats and homes
* Weather and its effects on earth 
* Effects of the seasons on the lives of people, animals, and plants    
* Climate
* Water cycle
* Air and atmosphere
* Magnets and forces
* Gravity
* Earth and sky
* Sun, moon, planets
* Simple constellations
* Exploring space
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Mathematics

* Counting, reading, writing to 1,000
* Counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, and 10's
* Ordinal numbers to 10
* Zero as a place holder
* Using sets and number facts
* Addition and subtraction facts to 20
* Basic multiplication and division facts
* Multiplication and division facts as inverse operations
* Multiplication properties of 0 and 1
* Place value through 100's 
* Fractions in daily life
* Decimal numeration system
* Basic concept of ratio
* Geometry puzzles and activities
* Estimation
* Common customary and metric measures of time,weight, length, volume, shape, temperature
* Telling time and using the calendar
* Handling money (coins)
* Problem solving
* Charts and graphs

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 3

Social Studies

* Holidays and folk customs
* Native Americans
* Explorers and pioneers
* Appreciation of different cultures, races,    religions      
* History and development of local community
* Community helpers
* Consumers and producers
* Sources of food and clothing
* Shelters of animals and people 
* History and development of transportation
* History and development of communication
* Citizenship and social responsibility
* Basic human needs and wants
* Local geography and topography
* U. S. geography and regions
* The continents
* Flat maps and globes

 

Science

* Animal helpers
* Dinosaurs
* Life cycle
* Plants and animals of the desert
* Plants and animals of the sea
* Common birds, trees, flowers
* Forest plants
* Conservation of plants and animals
* Weather and climate
* Earth's changing surface
* Magnets and electricity 
* Compass
* Gravity
* Light and color
* Energy and its sources
* Force and work
* Machines
* Moon and stars
* Earth satellites
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Health and Safety

* Care of eyes and ears
* Dental health
* Proper balance of activities
* Healthful leisure activities
* Prevention and control of diseases
* Parts of the body
* Nutrition 
* Health with relation to food, shelter, clothing
* School and community health services
* Home safety hazards
* Safety in the community
* Simple first aid

Language Arts

* Silent reading
* Reading prose and poetry aloud
* Oral presentations: reporting experiences orally with accuracy
* Alphabetizing through the third letter of a word
* Dictionary skills
* Developing word-attack methods
* Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
* Spelling 
* Beginning cursive writing
* Concept of paragraph
* Using period, comma, question mark, apostrophe, quotation marks
* Writing short, original stories and poems
* Postwriting skills: editing and proofreading
* Increasing indexing skills

 

Mathematics

* Reading and writing numbers to 5 places
* Beginning Roman numerals
* Rounding numbers
* Positive and negative numbers in daily life
* Simple fractions and equivalents
* Properties of one
* Numeration systems
* Addition and subtraction facts to 25
* Multiplication and division facts to 100 
* Perimeter, area, volume
* Geometric constructions
* Similar and congruent figures
* Properties of solid figures
* Customary and metric measurement
* Time to 1- and 5-minute measures
* Estimation of outcomes
* Problems-solving analysis
* Word problems
* Charts and graphs

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 4

Science

* Structure of plants
* Environment of the local region
* Biological organization
* Classification systems
* The insect world
* The reptilian world
* Plants and animals of the past
* Structure of plants
* Seeds
* Ecosystems
* Balance of nature
* Human body 
* Weather's influences
* Weather instruments
* Climate
* Cause of seasons
* Earth and its history
* Oceans and the hydrosphere
* Air and water pollution
* Magnets and electricity
* Light and color
* Solar system and the universe
* Living in space
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Language Arts

* Silent and oral reading
* Choral reading
* Listening skills
* Telephone skills
* Making and accepting simple social introductions
* Summarizing simple information
* Listening to literature
* Critical reading
* Short stories, chapter books, poetry, plays
* Spelling
* Increasing dictionary skills
* Cursive handwriting
* Simple outlining
* Writing letters and informal notes
* Written and oral book reports
* Creative writing
* Developing skills in locating information
* Increasing indexing skills
* Developing encyclopedia skills
* Utilizing parts of a newspaper

 

 

 

Social Studies

* Types of community life
* History and development of the local state
* Relation of the state to its region, nation, and the world
* World cultures
* Reasons for our laws
* Regions of the world
* Continents
* Time zones
* Earth's resources
* Climatic regions of the world
* Map skills: longitude, latitude, scale
* Using a globe

 

Health and Safety

* Personal and mental hygiene
* Dental health
* The body and its functions
* Skeletal and muscular systems
* Care and proper use of the body
* Principles of digestion 
* Basic food groups
* Good nutrition habits
* Diseases
* Safety
* Substance abuse

 

 

Mathematics

* Reading and writing numbers
* Roman numerals to C
* Prime numbers less than 100
* Prime factoring
* Numeration systems
* Subsets
* Decimal and fraction equivalents
* Addition and subtraction facts to 7 places
* Multiplication and division facts to 144
* 1-, 2-, and 3-digit multiplication problems 
* 2- and 3-digit dividend, 1-digit divisor problems
* Meaning of mixed numbers
* Finding simple averages
* Geometric concepts
* Customary and metric measurement
* Time to the second
* Problem-solving methods
* Charts and graphs

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 5

Social Studies

* Exploration and discovery
* Establishment of settlements in the New World
* Colonial life in America
* Pioneer life in America
* Revolutionary War in America
* Westward movement in America
* Industrial and cultural growth
* Democracy's principles and documents
* Life in the U. S. and its possessions 
* Geography of the U. S.
* Natural resources of the U. S.
* Canada and Mexico
* Relationship between the U. S. and Canada
* Comparative cultures of Canada
* Countries and cultures of the Western Hemisphere: Central America, West Indies, South America             
* Map and globe skills

 

Science

* Biological adaptations
* Biotic communities
* Animal and plant classification
* Fish
* Reptiles
* Bacteria
* Molds
* Trees
* Plants and their food
* Conservation
* Cells
* Human body
* Landforms 
* Properties of air and water
* Time and seasons
* Temperature and thermometers
* Magnetic fields
* Use and control of electricity
* Conduction and convection
* Light and optics
* Force systems
* Chemical systems
* Sun and solar system
* Space and space exploration
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Health and Safety

* Dental hygiene
* Our water supply
* Sewage disposal
* Care of the eyes
* Nutrition and diet
* Diseases
* Germ-bearing insects and pests 
* Community health resources
* Elementary first aid
* Bicycle and water safety
* Preparing for puberty
* Human reproduction
* Substance abuse

 

Language Arts

* Silent and oral reading
* Types of literature
* Presenting original plays
* Listening skills
* Dictionary use for word meaning,
analysis, spelling
* Common homonyms
* Homophones and homographs
* Synonyms and antonyms
* Using a thesaurus
* Spelling
* Plurals and possessives
* Kinds of sentences 
* Parts of sentences
* Cursive handwriting
* Outlining
* Paragraph writing
* Writing letters, stories, reports, poems, plays
* Preparing a simple bibliography
* Proofreading skills
* Parts of a newspaper
* Using study materials: keys, tables, graphs, charts, legends, library catalogs, index, table of contents, reference materials, maps

 

Mathematics

* Reading and writing numbers to 10 places
* Mixed numbers
* Set of integers
* Numeration systems
* Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers
* Fundamental processes: whole numbers and common fractions
* Common and decimal fractions

* Decimals to the thousandths
* Ratio and percent
* Exponents
* Customary and metric measurements
* Extension of geometric concepts
* Word problems in daily life
* Charts and graphs: picture, bar, line, and circle graphs
* Concept of sampling

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 6

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Social Studies

* Global and regional studies
* Countries and cultures of Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Europe
* Native American cultures
* The Roman Empire
* Relationships among nations: customs, traditions and beliefs, political and economic systems 
* United Nations
* Milestones in human achievement
* Transportation and communication
* World trade
* Citizenship and social responsibility
* World geography
* Map and globe skills

 

Science

* Classification of living things
* Ecosystems
* Ecology and the environment
* Microbes
* Algae and fungi
* Human body
* Food for growth and energy
* Climate and weather
* Recycling of resources
* Elementary geology
* Oceans
* Electric and magnetic interactions 
* Electricity and its uses
* Sound, light, and heat
* Nuclear energy and radioactivity
* Solar and geothermal energy
* Conservation
* Elements and compounds
* Universe
* Simple astronomy
* Space and space travel
* Scientific theory
* Inventions and discoveries

 

Health and Safety

* Personal appearance
* Dental health
* Health maintenance
* Our food supply
* Exercise and fitness
* Cure and prevention of common diseases
* The heart 
* Accident prevention
* Safety and first aid
* The health professions
* Understanding emotions
* Coping with stress and anxiety
* Preparing for puberty
* Human reproduction
* Substance abuse

Language Arts

* Reading silently and skimming
* Critical reading skills
* Introduction to mythology
* Types of literature
* Lyric, narrative, dramatic poetry
* Listening skills
* Nonverbal communication
* Extending dictionary skills
* Vocabulary building
* Homonyms, synonyms, antonyms
* Using roots, prefixes, and suffixes
* Spelling
* Concepts of noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb
* Sentence structure 
* Diagramming sentences
* Cursive handwriting
* Types of writing: narration, description, exposition, persuasion
* Simple note taking
* Writing outlines, letters, factual matter (reports, newspaper articles), verse (limericks, ballads), creative prose (diary, stories)
* Bibliography building
* Organization of a book
* Using reference books and indexes
* Using on-line information services, CD-ROM's, and other electronic reference materials

 

Mathematics

* Exponents
* Operation of powers
* Set of the integers
* Factoring
* Fundamental operations with fractions, and decimals
* Fundamental operations with compound denominate numbers
* Multiplying and dividing common fractions and mixed numbers
* Relationship between common and decimal fractions
* Problems in percent
* Properties, identification, and construction of geometric figures
* Identification and measurement of angles
* Concepts of similarity, congruence, and symmetry
* Scale drawings
* Customary and metric measurement
* Problem analysis
* Interpreting graphs
* Concepts of averaging and sampling
* Use of calculators and computers

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 7

 

Social Studies

* Lands and peoples of the Eastern Hemisphere
* Prehistoric peoples
* Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern civilizations
* The Middle Ages
* Renaissance and Reformation
* Scientific Revolution
* Age of Reason (Enlightenment)
* Industrial Age 
* Yesterday and today around the world: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
* World trade and resources
* Contemporary problems and issues
* Environment
* World geography
* Advanced map and globe skills

 

Science

* Scientific classification
* The cell
* Heredity and genetics
* Effects of weather and climate
* Properties and uses of water
* Atmosphere
* Air pressure
* Rocks, soil, and minerals 
* Ecology and environment
* Conservation
* Heat and temperature
* Laws of motion
* Energy
* Scientific method
* Laboratory techniques and safety

 

Language Arts

* Improving reading skills
* Literary terms
* Novels, short stories, plays
* Myths, legends, ballads
* Types of poetry
* Biography and autobiography
* Planning and producing dramatizations
* Speech activities
* Listening skills
* Refining dictionary skills
* Spelling
* Parts of speech
* Person, number, gender of nouns and pronouns 
* Punctuation of conversation
* Clauses and phrases
* Compound sentences
* Writing descriptions, reports, journals, and letters
* Note taking and outlining
* Extending reference skills: atlases, directories, encyclopedias, periodicals, on-line information services, CD-ROMs, and other electronic reference material
* Library organization

Health and Safety

* Good grooming and posture
* Dental health
* Healthy habits and lifestyles
* Exercise and fitness
* Effects of stimulants and narcotics
* Functions of the body
* Circulation and respiration
* Germ theory
* Sexually transmitted diseases
* Family life
* Toxins and antitoxins
* Antibiotics
* Immunization
* Chemotherapy
* Genetic disorders
* Personal and public safety
* Accident prevention
* Personality development
* Substance abuse

 

Mathematics

* Prime and composite numbers
* Square root
* Order of operations
* Absolute value
* Inequalities
* Numeration
* Properties of nonnegative integers
* Rational numbers and fractions
* Ratio, proportion, percent
* Finite, infinite, and empty sets 
* Basic geometry concepts and terms
* Development and use of formulas
* Perimeter, circumference, area
* Metric and customary measurement
* Reading and constructing graphs
* Measures of central tendency: mean, mode, median, range
* Elementary business mathematics
* Use of calculators and computers

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 8

Social Studies

* Our African, Asian, and European backgrounds
* Exploration and discovery
* Growth and development of the United States
- Colonial life
- Struggle for independence
- U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
- Westward movement in America
- American Civil War
- Reconstruction
- U. S. as a world power 
* Meaning of democracy
* Our American culture
* U. S. political system
* U. S. economic system
* U. S. government
* U. S. geography
* Advanced map and globe skills

 

Science

* Scientific method
* Scientific nomenclature
* Scientific measurement
* Ecology and environment
* Conservation
* Composition of the earth
* Ocean, atmosphere
* Weather
* Water and its uses
* Weathering and erosion
* Recycling of resources
* Magnetism and electricity
* Heat and light
* Forces in liquids and gases
* Wave, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear energy
* The earth's movement
* Newton's three laws of motion
* Machines
* The atom
* Periodic table of elements
* Compounds and mixtures
* Chemical changes
* Astronomy
* The universe and Milky Way
* Space and space travel

 

Health and Safety

* Grooming
* Functions of the body
* The body's utilization of food
* Types and functions of foods
* Environmental hazards
* Community sanitation and health 
* Health care services
* Sexually transmitted diseases
* Accident prevention, safety, and first aid
* Mental hygiene
* Substance abuse

Language Arts

* Independent reading
* Literal, inferential, and evaluative reading skills
* Literary terms
* Novel, short story, narrative poetry
* Nonfiction
* Biographies of great Americans
* American poets and storytellers
* Creative dramatics
* Listening and speech activities
* Advanced dictionary work
* Extended vocabulary 
* Figures of speech
* Spelling
* Infinitive, participle, gerund, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, direct and indirect object
* Kinds of sentences and their parts
* Functions of sentence elements
* Writing simple business letters
* Report-writing skills
* Improving skills in using basic reference sources
* Inductive and deductive reasoning

 

Mathematics

* Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
* Factoring and products
* Sets and simple sentences
* Numeration systems
* Using fractions and decimals
* Ratio, proportion, and percent
* Equalities and inequalities
* Simple formulas and equations
* Graphing an equation
* Powers and roots of rational numbers 
* Polynomials
* Metric and nonmetric geometry
* Pythagorean Theorem
* Scale drawing
* Right-triangle trigonometry
* Customary and metric measurement
* Permutations
* Probability statistics
* Statistical terms
* Mathematics of insurance, banking, and taxes

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 9

Social Studies

* Basic human communities
* Community, state, and national government
* Political parties and elections
* Comparative cultures and religions
* African American, Hispanic, and other ethnic studies
* Urban studies
* Women in our history
* Conservation, including human conservation
* Resource management 
* Elementary economics
* Labor and management
* Taxation
* Foundations of American democracy
* U. S. Constitution
* Rights and responsibilities of good citizenship
* United Nations
* World geography
* Advanced map and globe skills

 

      Mathematics

 

General mathematics

* Ratio and proportion
* Basic concepts of statistics
* Mathematical vocabulary
* irect and indirect measurement
* Banks and banking
* Investment
* Budgeting
* Insurance
* Taxation
* Graphs and tables
* Informal geometry
* Elementary algebra
* Customary and metric measurement

 

Algebra 1

* Absolute value
* Sets and their relationships
* Properties of polynomial forms
* Equations
* Signed numbers
* Fundamental operations
* Equations of the first degree
* Ratio, proportion, variation
* Relations and functions
* Special products and factoring
* Fractions and fractional equations
* Square roots
* Radicals
* Quadratic equations
* Elements of probability

Science

* Earth's history
* Earth science
* Ecology and environment
* Weather and climate
* Air and air pressure
* Air masses and fronts
* Water and its uses
* Erosion
* Air and water pollution
* Heats and fuels
* Electricity and electronics 
* Solar and nuclear energy
* Nature and uses of light
* Simple and complex machines
* Atomic structure
* Chemistry of matter
* Molecular theory
* Nature and use of chemicals
* Metals and plastics
* Space and astronomy
* Space travel
* Nature and causes of disease

 

Language Arts

* Evaluating material for accuracy
* Reading the newspaper
* Analyzing propaganda
* Advertising
* Drama and film
* Analyzing poetry
* Dramatic poetry
* Using poetry anthologies
* Novel and short story
* Folklore and myths
* Structure of a play
* Parable and allegory
* Interpretation of literature 
* Listening skills
* Effective discussion techniques and questioning skills
* Preparing a speech
* Public speaking and debate
* The unabridged dictionary
* Vocabulary
* Foreign words used in English
* Grammar
* Fundamentals of composition
* Report writing
* Extended reference skills
* Special indexes

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 10

Social Studies

* Prehistoric peoples
* The earliest civilizations
* The early Greeks
* Early India and China
* The Islamic world
* The Middle Ages
* African civilizations
* Civilization in the Americas
* The Renaissance
* The rise and fall of monarchies
* Birth of modern democracy
* The French Revolution
* The Industrial Revolution
* Nationalism
* Imperialism 
* Science and industry
* The world wars
- World War I
- Between world wars
- World War II
* The Cold War
* The Vietnam War
* The search for peace
* Democratic ideals and values
* The rise and fall of Communism
* The collapse of the Soviet Union
* World interdependence
* World problems and issues
* Role of women in today's societies

 

Science

* Characteristics of life
* Classification
* History of plants and animals
* Microscopic life
* Simple organisms: algae, bacteria, fungi
* Vertebrate life
* Mammals and birds
* Plant life
* Photosynthesis
* Cells
* Protein synthesis
* Genetics and heredity 
* DNA-RNA
* Genetic engineering
* Reproduction and growth
* Human biology
* Nutrition and digestion
* Behavior
* Conservation of human resources
* Environmental issues
* Energy in ecosystems
* Scientific method
* Biology and space travel
* Disease and disease control

Language Arts

* American literary heritage
* Cross-cultural literature
* Folklore and ballads
* Regional customs, traditions, folkways, and language
* Literary interpretation and critique
* Novel, short story, and essay
* Understanding poetry: lyric poetry, and the sonnet
* Drama
* Distinguishing between fact and opinion
* Persuasion and argumentation
* Listening skills 
* Public speaking and debate
* Extending dictionary skills
* History of the alphabet
* Vocabulary and etymology
* Geographical dialects
* Grammar
* History of writing
* Techniques of writing
* Journal writing
* Writing short stories, poetry, and plays
* Writing term papers
* Constructing footnotes

 

Mathematics

* Origins and uses of geometry
* Terms, postulates, theorems
* Sets
* Nature of proof
* Inductive and deductive reasoning
* Ratio and proportion
* Algebra in geometry
* Angle relationships
* Parallel and perpendicular lines
* Congruent triangles
* Right triangles
* Pythagorean Theorem
* Circles
* Polygons
* Relationships between circles and polygons
* Mensuration theory
* Measurement of geometric figures
* Simple constructions
* Loci
* Transformational geometry
* Introduction of symbolic logic
* Coordinate geometry
* Trigonometric functions of angles greater than 90 degrees
* Special angle relationships
* Problem solving with geometry

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 11

Social Studies

* Age of exploration and discovery
* Colonization of America
* A new nation is born
* Constitution of the United States
* Development of a new nation
* Period of nationalism
* Sectionalism
* American Civil War and Reconstruction
* United States as a world power
* Struggle for women's rights
* World War I 
* The Great Depression
* World War II
* The Cold War
* The nuclear era
* Civil rights
* Delinquency and crime
* Psychology
* Problems of mental health
* Urbanization
* Public education
* Role of women in today's society

 

Mathematics

Algebra II

* Relations and functions
* Square roots, surds, radicals
* Rational roots
* Linear equations and analytic geometry
* Quadratic equations
* Binomial theorem
* Imaginary numbers
* Exponents and radicals
* Logarithms
* Progressions
* Higher-degree equations
* Vectors
* Determinants
* Permutations, combinations, and simple probability
* Estimation and approximation

Trigonometry

* Solutions of right triangles
* Use of table and interpolation
* Measurement of angles
* Properties of trigonometric functions
* Complex numbers and vectors
* Concept of a limit
* Graphs of functions
* Solutions of oblique triangles
* Logarithms
* Identities and equations
* General triangle solutions

 

Science

* Matter and its behavior
* Carbon and its compounds
* Formulas and chemical equations
* Acids, bases, salts
* Atomic theory
* Periodic law
* Water and solutions
* Chemical bonding
* Molecular theory
* Equilibrium and kinetics
* Spontaneous reactions 
* Titrations
* Ionization and ionic solutions
* Colloids, suspensoids, and emulsoids
* Oxidation-reduction
* Nonmetals
* Metals and alloys
* Electrochemistry
* Energy: forms, chemical changes, and measurement
* Nuclear reactions and radioactivity

 

Language Arts

* American literature
* Cross-cultural literature
* Analysis of plays
* Vocabulary of poetry
* Critical and evaluative reading
* Propaganda techniques
* Mass communication
* Advertising
* Music and painting
* Architecture and sculpture
* Listening skills 
* Vocabulary development
* Grammar
* Story writing
* Editorial writing
* Journalistic writing
* Writing term papers
* Proofreading symbols
* Use of Reader's Guide and other reference aids, both print and electronic

 

Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 12

Social Studies

* Principles of U. S. government
* The democratic ideal
* Basic documents of the U. S.
* Agriculture in the U. S.
* Urbanization
* Conservation
* Business and industry in the U. S.
* American party system
* Propaganda and public opinion
* Comparative governments
* Comparative economic systems
* Consumer education
* Crime and delinquency
* Psychology
* Labor-management relations
* Economic concepts and theories
* Taxation and finance
* Distribution and exchange of goods and services
* International relations
* American foreign policy
* International organizations
* Public education
* Women's role in today's society
* Family economics and management

 

Science

* Physics
* Electricity and magnetism
* Photoelectric effect
* Heat
* Light and optics
* Sound and acoustics
* Wave motion
* Quantum theory
* Relativity 
* Force
* Mechanics
* Space, time, and motion
* Work, energy, and power
* Electronics
* Nuclear energy
* Nuclear physics
* Solid-state physics

 

 

Language Arts

* English literature
* Shakespeare
* Literary, social, and political heritage of England
* Literature of the 1900's
* World literature
* Cross-cultural literature
* The theater
* Nature of tragedy and comedy
* Techniques of acting
* Film as an art form
* Critical and evaluative reading
* Current periodical literature
* Mass communication
* Comparative study of mass media
* Radio and television
* Listening skills
* Parliamentary procedures
* Identifying verbals
* Report writing
* Writing social and business letters
* Writing book reviews and essays
* Writing term papers
* Bibliography development

Mathematics

Calculus

* Derivative of a function
* Logarithmic and trigonometric functions
* Indeterminate terms
* Computation of derivatives
* Rate of a change of quantity
* Maxima and minima
* Integrals
* Length of curves
* Volume and surface areas
* Computer analysis of graphs

Advanced Algebra

* Sets of numbers
* Binomial theorem
* Progressions
* Complex numbers
* Theory of equations
* Permutations
* Functions and their graphs
* Combinations
* Probability
* Determinants
* Inequalities
* Matrix algebra
* Mathematical inductions
* The derivative

 

Probability and Statistics

* Tabular data
* Graphs
* Measures of central tendency
* Quartiles and percentiles
* Measures of dispersion
* Simple correlation
* Statistical inference
* Permutations
* Combinations
* Binomial theorem

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