Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 6

The sixth-grade social studies program emphasizes the interdependence of all people, with a focus on the Eastern Hemisphere. Students learn how geography and economics shape social/cultural, political and historic aspects of life in this part of the world. Concepts and themes include: Change, Identity, Needs and Wants, Technology, Culture, Interdependence, Empathy, Values, The World in …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 5

Grade 5 Social Studies is based on the history and geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interaction between societies; and the comparison of the government and economic systems of modern nations. It also incorporates elements of archaeology. The course is divided into seven Key Ideas that cover a …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 4

Grade 4 Social Studies is focused on New York State and local communities and their change over time, incorporating the study of geography, history, economics, and government. Students will learn about local connections throughout the course. The course is divided into seven Key Ideas that span the State’s history from before the European colonial era …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 3

In “Communities around the World,” students learn about communities around the globe and about global citizenship. Students bring with them knowledge about their communities. In this grade 3 course, students make comparisons across time and space, examining different communities and their cultures. Culture includes social organization, customs and traditions, language, arts and literature, religion, forms …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 2

Students in grade 2 study their local community and learn about characteristics that define urban, suburban, and rural communities. Democratic principles and participation in government are introduced. Interaction with the environment and changes to the environment and their effects are examined. The concept of change-over-time and examining cause and effect are introduced. Students will examine …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 1

In Grade 1 students examine families and develop an awareness of cultural diversity within the American culture. Responsible citizenship is introduced, as well as the role of authority in making rules and laws. The students will increase their geography skills through the use of maps and directions. Family history provides the basis for examining sources …

Social Studies Curriculum – Kindergarten

In kindergarten, students study “Self and Others.” Units of study are informed by the NYS K-8 Social Studies Framework.  Each unit helps students study themselves in the context of their immediate surroundings. Students will learn about similarities and differences between children, families, and communities and about holidays, symbols and traditions that unite us as Americans. …

Science Curriculum – Grade 8

The eighth-grade program focus is primarily life science. In addition, students engage in a year-long research project. Scientific Method – Intro to Science Microscope  Cell Structure and Function Biochemistry/Nutrition/Digestion Reproduction Genetics Dynamic Equilibrium/ Maintaining Homeostasis Evolution Ecology Skills In addition to demonstrating the performance indicators relating to scientific inquiry described in Standard 1, biology students …

Science Curriculum – Grade 7

The seventh-grade curriculum includes an integrated approach to science and incorporates a balanced curriculum that provides students with an inquiry approach to learning both living and physical sciences. Students in the seventh grade develop science skills through inquiry. In the area of physical science. Students investigate physical properties of matter including density, solubility, magnetism, and …

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