Danais 8 Topical Outline by Quarter

This was put together to help you understand when and what your child will be learning this year.  This is just a general guide, the exact date and time will vary on when the topics are taught.  (updated 5/18)

 Algebra (HS Honors)1st Quarter:PatternsExpressionsAbsolute ValueDistributive PropertyGraphing Linear PatternsMulti-Step Equations2nd Quarter:Tables and GraphsMulti-Step EquationsAlgebraic FractionsProbabilitySlopeForms of Linear Equations3rd Quarter:  Exponential Growth and DecayPowersRadicalsQuadratic FormulaGraphing Quadratics4th Quarter:Systems of EquationsPolynomialsFactoring (all)Completing the SquareExtended Graphing Pre-Algebra (8th grade Math)1st Quarter:PowersScientific notationCoordinate PlaneTransformationsRotations, Reflections and TranslationsPythagorean Theorem2nd Quarter:Pythagorean TheoremSlope and graphingTime Distance RelationshipsLinear EquationsTriangle Theory3rd Quarter:simultaneous linear equationsDistributive PropertyFunctionsGraphing equationsVolume4th Quarter:Modeling linear relationshipsScatter PlotsProportions and Proportional ThinkingBivariate DataTwo way tablesrational/irrational numbersSquare roots and cube roots English1st Quarter:VocabularyBase WordPrefix/SuffixLiterary TermsMetaphor/SimileOxymoronIronyRedundancyeuphemismclicheConventionsComplete Sentencesfragmentsrun-onsparagraphingthe oxford commaLiteratureTuck EverlastingShort StoryKing Arthur After You, My Dear AlphonseRemarkable RocketMoustacheOne Ordinary DayEssayPersonal NarrativesHow I got my nameAnecdoteFive Paragraph w/thesis2nd Quarter:Public SpeakingCollaborative DiscussionCollegial DiscussionFraming QuestionsDebateLiteratureHistoricalScienceThe ArtsConventionsGood vs WellI vs Medirect and indirectsubject-verbcolon, semi-colon..Short StoriesA + PGift of the MagiTwo Thanksgiving GentlemanOne ordinary DayI just kept on smilingWritingtribute to a relativeresponse to literatureletter writingLiterary skillsreader and characterContext cluesAuthor use of events/techniques to propel action3rd Quarter:NovelA day no pigs would dieShort StoryThe secret life of Walter MittySplit Cherry TreeThe LotteryThe InterlopersPoetryIn tribute-Free Versehumor-Rhyme SchemeLove-SonnetPublic SpeakingResearchCounter Argumenteffective presentation of factseye contactVolumePoiseConventionsSentence Structureregisters of languageJargon, LingoWriting-Persuasionrange of elaborationsolid, logical convincing argumentpowerful conclusion4th Quarter:Informational TextWritingMemoirLetter to selfresponse to literatureFive paragraph essayShort StoryA rose for EmilyA piece of StringThe ransom of Red CheifThe last LessonThe NecklaceConventionsComplex PunctuationVocabularyeffective modifiers Science1st Quarter:Scientific MethodControlled Experiments              /VariablesScience Process SkillsEarth’s Climate and ProcessesPhysical Properties and changes of matterDensityChemical Properties and Changes2nd Quarter:Conservation of MassEndothermic and Exothermic ReactionsPhases of MatterPhase ChangesElements, Compounds and MixturesAtoms and Molecules3rd Quarter:MotionSpeed, Velocity, AccelerationGraphing Motion VectorsForcesFriction4th Quarter:GravityLaws of MotionMomentumEnergyEnergy Transfer History1st Quarter:Q1.Geographic Review of Physical/Climatic features of U.S.Native American overviewReasons & Effects for European Exploration 2nd Quarter:Colonization of the 13 original coloniesCauses of the American Revolution3rd Quarter:American Revolution: causes/events/effectsAmerican Government4th Quarter:Westward Expansion: the physical, economic, and cultural growth of the U.S. from 1800-1865.American Civil War: causes/events/effects