Middle School Classes
Approximate Grade Levels 6-8
IEW - U.S. History Based Writing Lessons
Travel back in time to early United States history! This theme-based writing curriculum allows students to delve into the excitement of explorers, battles, land expansion, famous ships, and founding fathers while learning to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in grades 6–8, these lessons cover all nine IEW Units.
Each student will need to purchase a copy of the student book.
It is strongly recommended that parents who are unfamiliar with the IEW writing method purchase the Structure and Style Overview DVD.
Class time will consist of age-appropriate exercises and active games. All ages will be together for PE.
BOOKSHARK SCIENCE - Level F
Through captivating literature and experiments, our highly academic program utilizes crosscutting concepts to unify the study of science and engineering through common application. Science F students will dive deep into the application of science, learning about stars and the solar system, human impact on earth’s materials and systems, matter and energy, and properties of matter.
Experiments range from: engineering a catapult, constructing an articulating hand, making plastic from corn, and many more!
Each family will need to purchase copies of the following books:
Listening to Crickets
How to be Good at Science, Technology, and Engineering
Book of Astronomy and Space
BookShark Level F Science Experiments Book
BookShark Level F Science Activity Sheets (one per student)
All students will be together for Enrichment classes. Students may choose from one of the following:
HANDICRAFTS & CAMP CRAFTS -or- MUSIC HISTORY & APPRECIATION
COLORED PENCIL ART -or- GROUP TABLE GAMES
STORY OF THE WORLD - Early Modern Times
Now more than ever, our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. This engaging guide to other lands weaves world history into a storybook format. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share (or for older readers to enjoy alone), this book covers the major historical events in the years 1600-1850 on each continent, with maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.
The accompanying Activity Book provides comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional readings in history and literature, and many simple, hands-on activities.
Literature selections to accompany and enhance the study of this time period will be assigned by the teacher.
Each student will need to purchase copies of the following:
Story of the World, volume 3
Story of the World, volume 3, student pages
Accompanying literature selections (TBD)