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SUBJECTS & OBJECTIVES

Language Arts
• Developing basic skills in reading
• vocabulary building
• recognizing parts of speech
• usage of subjects and predicate
• correct grammar
• Reading classics by Homer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Washington Irving, and Mark Twain
• Legends, speeches, and poetry

Math
• Studying how to multiply and divide by two-digit numbers
• Three-digit numbers
• Practicing mental arithmetic with emphasis on place value, estimations, and checking of work
• Introducing basic geometry
• Working with decimals
• Roman numerals
• Probability, word problems
• Knowing how to convert units of measurement
• Working with fractions and money

Science
• Discussing the history of the earth, rocks, and fossils
• Sources of energy; weather; electricity and magnets
• Fossil fuels
• Hydroelectricity
• Electric power from nuclear fission
• Solar energy
• Geothermal energy
• Health
• Respiratory and circulatory systems
• Personal hygiene
• Introduction to noted scientists.

Social Science
• Focusing on world geography
• Map reading
• Prominent physical features
• Historical events from the Stone Age, through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
• American history from the Revolution to the Civil War

Fine Arts
• Studying music including basic keyboard, chords, and chord progressions
• Famous paintings, artists and cartoonists
• Introduction to architecture and cathedrals
• Masters of art including Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Jacques-Louis David, and cartoonists including Shultz, Davis and Nash

 

 
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