Additional Middle School Core Courses
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BASIC LANGUAGE ARTS/READING CONCEPTS I FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basic Language Arts/Reading Concepts for Middle School course, has been developed to help students struggling with reading to gain a basic foundation on which to build.
BASIC LANGUAGE ARTS/READING CONCEPTS Il FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basic Language Arts/Reading Concepts II for Middle School is designed for students who are struggling as they engage with the middle school English Language Arts/Reading curriculum and need extra scaffolding to bring them up to grade level. Course topics include:
DISCOVER ENGLISH MIDDLE SCHOOL PART 1 - ESL
This course designed is for students seeking a mastery of English as a second language. The course is taught by the Discover Method, making it the right choice for students of any native tongue having little or no English background. Discover English incorporates the syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation needed to comprehend English in an everyday environment. This course is ideal for students learning English for the first time, or for an ESL student needing extra practice and help. Discover English can be used in a stand-alone environment or to supplement teacher instruction in the classroom in a blended learning environment.
BASIC MATH CONCEPTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
This remedial math course is recommended for middle school students with very weak math skills. It presents the lesson material on a 3rd grade level. This course covers math fact memorization and basic concepts.
BASIC MATH CONCEPTS II FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basic Math Concepts II for Middle School is recommended for middle school students with weak math skills. It presents the lesson material on a 5th grade level. This course covers basic math operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and introduces algebraic expressions.
FUNdamental MATH
FUNMath course was developed to ensure that students have a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts prior to introducing them to more advanced topics. We have found that students often have difficulty in Algebra when they have a weak foundation in mathematics. FUNMath helps to fill in the holes in student understanding, providing them with a strong foundation of basic mathematical concepts upon which they can build. It is recommended that students take FUNMath at either the end of grade 7 or 8 or at the beginning of grade 9 as a refresher for those preparing to go into Algebra. A Spanish version of FUNMath is also available. Course topics include: Whole Number Operations; Order of Operations; Fractions/Decimals/Percentages; Probabilities (including permutations and combinations); Statistics (mean, median, mode, range, and graphs); Planes, Points, Lines, and Angles; Polygons (types of polygons and several properties); Perimeter, Area, and Volume; Square Roots; Pythagorean Theorem; Absolute Value; Integer Operations; Basic Graphing; Operations using Rational Numbers; One- and Two-Step Equations; Basic Inequalities
FUNdamental MATH - SPANISH
FUNMath Spanish was developed to ensure that students whose primary language is Spanish have a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts , prior to moving them on to more advanced topics. We have found that students with a weak foundation in mathematics often struggle in Algebra. FUNMath Spanish helps students to fill in the holes in their understanding, helping them build a strong foundation of basic mathematical concepts from which they can build their understanding of Algebra. FUNMath Spanish has been successfully used for students in grades 5-9, we recommend that students take this course at either the end of grade 7 or 8, or at the beginning of grade 9 as a refresher for students preparing to take Algebra Spanish. FUNMath Spanish incorporates the English math terminology so that Spanish-speaking students can transition to the English language courses as effortlessly as possible. Course topics include: Whole Number Operations; Order of Operations; Fractions/Decimals/Percentages; Probabilities (including permutations and combinations); Statistics (mean, median, mode, range, and graphs); Planes, Points, Lines, and Angles; Polygons (types of polygons and several properties); Perimeter, Area, and Volume; Square Roots; Pythagorean Theorem; Absolute Value; Integer Operations; Basic Graphing; Operations using Rational Numbers; One- and Two-Step Equations; Basic Inequalities;
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH SEd
PRE-ALGEBRA - SEd
Pre-Algebra-SE was developed to provide special education students with an introduction to algebraic concepts, including the basic principles, rules, and operations of working with expressions containing variables. It also provides a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts to prepare them for Algebra-SE. Course topics include: Whole Number Operations; Order of Operations; Fractions/Decimals/Percentages; Basic Probabilities and Statistics; Basic Geometry; Integer Operations; Basic Graphing; Basic One- and Two-Step Equations
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Matter can be defined as anything that takes up space and has mass. Energy can be defined as the ability to cause change in matter. Physical Science is the study of matter and energy. Students in the Physical Science course study the basic components that matter is made of, as well as different forms of energy that make things move and change. Enlightening, on-screen demonstrations of the concepts being taught bring the science to life and enhance student understanding. Course topics include: Matter; Elements; Energy; Magnetism; Electricity, Circuits, and Resistance; Waves; Sound; Electromagnetic Energy; Light, Color, and Lenses; Force; Motion; Machines; Resources.
MIDDLE SCHOOL REMEDIAL SCIENCE I
Middle School Remedial Science I focuses on providing struggling students with a basic foundation in science. This course is for students who are performing well below middle school level who need levels of additional instruction to be ready to do grade-level work.
MIDDLE SCHOOL REMEDIAL SCIENCE II
Middle School Remedial Science II focuses on providing struggling students with a basic foundation in science. This course is for students who are performing just below middle school level who need additional instruction to be ready to do grade-level work.
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
Ancient Civilizations leads Middle School students through a dynamic and engaging discussion of early civilizations from the Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age through the middle ages.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY
Middle School Geography begins with an overview of Geography and the issues that it impacts. The course goes on to examine the geography of the world and the great events shaped by it. Course topics include: Introduction to Geography; People, Economy and Culture; Government; Looking at the Past; Countries of North, Central, and South America; Ancient Greece and Rome; Middle Ages to Renaissance; Exploration to Revolution; The 20th Century; Europe; Russia; West, North, and East Africa; the East -- Near and Far; Oceana.
MIDDLE SCHOOL REMEDIAL SOCIAL STUDIES
Middle School Remedial Social Studies is designed to help struggling students gain a basic understanding of social studies. This course discusses the regional landforms, climates, maps, and natural resources in the U.S. It goes on to explore the diversity of the American population and political concepts such as democracy, maps, the U.S. Constitution, and citizens' responsibilities. The course also touches on the regions of the United States, discussing their land formations, resources, and people both historically and in modern times. Course topics include: The Regions of the United States; American Diversity; American Government; Resources and Trade; The Northeast Region and its People; The Southeast Region and its People; The Midwest Region and its People; The Southwest Region and its People; The Western Region and its People.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PERSONAL FINANCE
From Financial Responsibility, to career and income planning, to basic economics and entrepreneurship, Middle School Personal Finance is designed to prepare students for a successful life by teaching mindfulness and responsibility with finances. Course topics include: Personal Financial Responsibility; Economic Fundamentals; Income and Careers; Planning and Money Management; Credit and Debt; Risk Management and Insurance; Saving and Investing; Entrepreneurship; Governmental Economics
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