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Language Arts
• Improving comprehension and reading using Romeo and Juliet, Oliver Twist, The Secret Garden, Animal Farm, and The Diary of Anne Frank
• Poetry, myths, phrases, sayings and other adventure and mystery classics
• Studying daily vocabulary
• Commonly misspelled words
• How to write original compositions, reports, poetry, friendly and business letters including sentence structure, parts of speech, and research skills

Math
• Place value
• Estimation
• Properties
• Division
• Decimals
• Fractions
• Reciprocals
• Expressions
• Exponents
• Exponent notation
• Order of operations
• Frequency tables
• Adding and subtracting units of time
• Percents
• Introduction to geometry
• Integers
• Coordinate graphing

Science
• Examining the classifying of life forms
• Reproduction
• Heredity
• Genetics
• Matter
• Space
• Light
• Sound
• Energy sources
• Body systems
• Crust history
• Electricity
• Chemistry
• Plant reproduction
• Health and personal hygiene
• Introducing scientists

Social Science

• Studying maps with focus on vegetation, minerals, demographics, weather and economy of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
• Examining ancient history including the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Southwest Asia, Rome, and Europe
• The Middle Ages
• The revolutions of Latin America
• The discovery of Americ
• The industrial revolution
• The British Empire
• Missionaries
• Explorers
• World War I
• The depression
• World War II
• The twentieth century

Fine Arts
• Studying the musical keyboard
• Chords
• Patterns in music
• Musicians including Aaron Copland, Mozart, Gershwin, Joplin, Berlin, and Chopin.
• Looking at the visual arts and the artists including Tanner, Homer, van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Kandinsky, Munch, Picasso, Mondrian, Hopper, Wyeth, and Frank Lloyd Wright
• Examining dance with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

 

 
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