Elementary Curriculum

Elementary Program: 6 – 12 years old

Language

  • History of language, spoken and written
  • Reading skills
  • Interpretive reading
  • Handwriting and calligraphy
  • Literature study
  • Word study and usage
  • Semantics
  • Drama and oral reports
  • Public speaking skills
  • Editing skills
  • Reference skills, including use of a dictionary and thesaurus
  • Study of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and syntax
  • Spelling strategies
  • Writing
  • Forms of writing
  • Sentence analysis
  • Verb conjugation
  • Advanced grammar
  • Regular and irregular verbs and verbals
  • Phrases and clauses
  • Style of Writing

Math

  • History of numbers
  • Decimal system
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
  • Long Multiplication
  • Long Division
  • Memorization of Rudimentary Mathematical Skills
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Rounding
  • Expanded form
  • Commutative law
  • Multiples and factors, including LCM and GCF
  • Geometry
  • Nomenclature
  • Congruency, Similarity, and Equivalency
  • Lines
  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • The Circle and Pi
  • Equivalency Proofs
  • Pythagorean and Euclidean Theorems
  • Area
  • Volume
  • 3-dimensional solids
  • Making a portfolio
  • Divisibility
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Squaring
  • Cubing
  • Square root
  • Cube Root
  • Negative numbers
  • Exponential Notation
  • Graphing
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Probability
  • Word Problems
  • Non-Decimal Bases

Science

  • Story of the beginnings of the universe, the earth, and life
  • Stories of the beginnings of human beings
  • Geology, including the layers and composition of the earth, rocks, minerals, and fossils
  • Sun and the Earth
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • Microscope work
  • Zoology and Animal Classification
  • Botany and Plant Classification
  • Three States of Matter
  • Properties of air and water
  • Weather
  • Chemistry, including the states of matter, simple chemistry experiments, and the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Elementary Physics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Local watersheds and impacts of human beings on earth
  • Plant and Animal Nomenclature
  • Nutrition, health, cooking, and baking

Social Studies

  • Historical Eras
  • Great Stories
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Three phases of history
  • Civics and governmental studies
  • Map skills and reading a legend
  • Timelines of the beginnings of life, the early humans, the United States, and human history
  • Time telling
  • Days of the week and months of the year
  • Fundamental needs of human beings
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Age of Exploration
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Age of Enlightenment
  • Current Events
  • Economic geography
  • Cultural studies
  • Interdependencies of humans in society
  • Pennsylvania history

Geography

  • Investigation of arctic, tropic and temperate zones
  • Human beings in each zone
  • Work with and memorization of continents, countries, states, oceans, capitals
  • Land and water forms

Spanish

  • Conversation
  • Grammar
  • Oral
  • Vocabulary

Technology

  • Word processing skills
  • Typing skills
  • Use of the internet

Physical Education

  • Development of gross motor skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Soccer, yoga, and physical education games and strategies

Music

  • Playing tone bars and keyboard
  • Rhythm notation
  • Reading a musical staff
  • Steady beat, meter, and form
  • Melody and composition
  • Music appreciation
  • Eras in music history

Art

  • Proper use of art media
  • Uses of media for representation
  • Art appreciation
  • Eras in art history