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SUBJECTS & OBJECTIVES

Language Arts
• Comprehension and interpretation in reading fables, myths, non-fiction writing and classics including Tom Sawyer, Julius Caesar, Don Quixote, and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
• Vocabulary
• Syllables
• Word division
• Capitalization
• Abbreviations
• Parts of speech
• Verb tenses
• Writing poetry
• Original stories

Math
• Reviewing math skills including: addition, multiplication, division, mixed numbers, numbers to billions, decimals, tables and graphing, geometric figures, multiplying and dividing fractions, areas, word problems, functions, equations, and ratios.

Science
• Studying animal, matter and plant classification
• Reproduction in plants and animals
• Weather and climate patterns
• Photosynthesis
• Physics
• Energy
• Engines
• Electricity
• Power
• Stars
• Earth's structure
• Health and personal hygiene.

Social Science
• Clarifying map skills
• Early American histor including the first explorers, colonization, independence, the Civil War, Reconstruction, expansion into the wild west, immigration
• History of early twentieth century of the United States
• Introducing European history including: the Renaissance, the Reformation, the growth of English power, the Enlightenment, revolutions of France
• Discussing Japan, Russia

Fine Arts
• Exploring music
• Harmony
• Melody
• The keyboards
• The orchestra
• Musicians including Mozart, Rossini and Sousa
• The history of painting and biographies of great artists including Ingres, Delacroix, El Greco, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo de Vinci
• Reviewing architecture including the study of buildings such as The Palace of Versailles, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Moorish style, and buildings by Inigo Jones, John Soane, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Walter Gropius

 

 
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