Middle School Course List


Middle School Courses

Literature

Holt McDougal Literature, a research-based and digitally interactive English Language Arts program for grades 6–8, provides an engaging learning environment designed to help students achieve success with rigorous standards and next-generation assessments. A complete resource for teaching critical reading, writing, research, language, and media skills, Holt McDougal Literature offers carefully crafted features for preparing students well for college and 21st century careers.
This curriculum engages tech-savvy students with enhanced interactive learning tools, makes rigorous standards and challenging text accessible for a wide range of students, provides full workshops for the skills of reading, analyzing, and comparing text among other academic standards.

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Literature
Publisher: Holt McDougal

Grammar/Writing

This course represents a cohesive and tightly woven spiral of writing instructions. The writing process along with the various forms of writing are presented, modeled, illustrated, taught, utilized and expanded. Thoroughly integrated with the writing instruction is an exhaustive (but not exhausting) examination of grammar usage.

Curriculum: Write Source
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

World History I

The students will tour the lands, peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas with the all new Heritage Studies 6 Student Text. Students will learn the history and influences of these peoples on religion and the world today. They will expand their Christian worldview as they compare ancient beliefs and religions with Christianity. The students will also enrich their critical thinking skills through the use of maps, charts, primary sources, and activities.

Curriculum: Heritage Studies 6
Publisher: BJU Press

World History II

During this course, the students will build upon the study of ancient civilizations with more about the foundation of modern civilizations. Beginning with the growth of towns after the Dark Ages and continuing through the twentieth century, these lessons present a historical, geographical, and thematic survey of the world and its people.

Curriculum: Heritage Studies 7
Publisher: BJU Press

American History

American Republic Student Text unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history.

Curriculum: American Republic
Publisher: BJU Press

Math I

Math I reinforces basic mathematical concepts and introduces skills that are essential for all students. Concepts, procedures, and vocabulary that students will need in order to be successful in upper-level algebra and geometry courses are introduced and continually practiced. Students begin with a general review of the four basic operations. They are introduced to exponents, geometric formulas, algebraic concepts, ratios, percentages, and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing signed numbers. The students will work extensively with fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and estimating. Problem solving strategies are also an integral part of the curriculum.

Curriculum: Math Course I, Web Math Minutes, Daily Math Minutes, Quizlet, Khan Academy
Publisher: McDougal Littell

Math II

In Math II students will extend their understanding of ratios and develop understanding of proportionality to solve single- and multi-step problems. Students will solve problems about scale drawings by relating corresponding lengths between the objects or by using the fact that relationships of lengths within an object are preserved in similar objects. Understanding of number, recognizing fractions, and percents as different representations of rational numbers are a part of the course.

Curriculum: Math Course II, Web Math Minutes, Daily Math Minutes, Quizlet, Khan Academy
Publisher: McDougal Littell

Pre-Algebra

This course reinforces arithmetic skills, developing the pre-algebra concepts of variable recognition, signed numbers, formulas and single variable equations. Students will be introduced to algebraic symbolism, simplifying expressions, solutions to elementary equations, and the graphic representations associated with variables.

Curriculum: Pre-Algebra, Khan Academy.
Publisher: BJU Press

General Science

Science curriculum emphasizes the skills of scientific inquiry, scientific literacy and the use of 21st century skills in physical, life, earth and space sciences. The sixth grade broad subjects are: weather/climate, Earth’s water, energy transformation, animal/plant cells, and human body systems.

Curriculum: Holt Science & Technology: Tennessee
Publisher: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston

Life Science

Life Science is an introductory level course designed to enable students to explore basic biological concepts. Students focus on concepts that are shared by all living things such as cell structure, biochemical make-up, and inheritance. The course also focuses on diversity of life as they classify the many different species of living organisms into kingdoms and other classification categories. Students finish the year with exploration of ecology that relates the interdependence of living with each other and with their environment.

Curriculum: Holt Science & Technology: Life, Earth & Physical Science
Publisher: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston

Earth Plus Science

This Integrated Science Course explores a variety of fields including Astronomy, Chemistry, and Biology. Topics include the solar system, life cycles of stars, exploring the universe, technology and space, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, the carbon cycle, matter and energy, naming and writing chemical formulas, understanding the periodic table at the molecular level, and balancing chemical formulas.

Curriculum: Earth Science, Teacher Constructed.
Publisher: BJU Press

Answers

The Answers course seeks to give glory and honor to God as Creator and to affirm the truth of the biblical record of the real origin and history of the world and mankind. This course guides students how to defend their faith by standing solidly on the Word of God. The students will earn to answer spiritual questions using evidence from the Bible, history, and science.

Curriculum: Answers Bible Curriculum
Publisher: Answers in Genesis

Computer

This class represents an introduction to computer-based systems. The students will cover uses of computer hardware and software in business and society, computer terminology, program definition and flowcharting/algorithms, introduction to web design and word-processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, multimedia, and Internet.

Health

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of sports and sport related movements as well as health and fitness concepts. Health topics relate to primary prevention strategies for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, nutrition, human development and reproduction, health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on active participation and positive social interaction during fitness and sport activities.

Curriculum: Health in Christian Prospective
Publisher: ABECA

Strength and Conditioning

This class will provide an opportunity for development of strengths and conditioning for various sports and fitness related activities. Free weights, exercise machines and conditioning activities will be incorporated to promote improvement in strengths, endurance, agility, and speed. Proper technique, safety precautions and proper application of the Principles of Training will be emphasized. This course fulfills the requirements for physical education taken towards.

Art

This course introduces various art movements, cultural influences, artistic genres, artists and their artwork. The purpose of this class is to provide an artistic balance between art concepts (line, shape, value, texture, and color) and techniques through the use of various art mediums such as watercolor, ink, graphite pencil, oil pastel, clay, and more. The students will discover techniques such as perspective, printmaking, sculpture, relief, weaving, etc. By the end of the course, the students will compile a portfolio of artworks reflective of their understanding, creativity, and artistic growth.

Curriculum: Teacher Constructed

Music

This course covers the Classical Age of music, American music and music from various cultures. Students will also cover the fundamentals of music theory and engage in various activities involving instruments and vocals.

Curriculum: Teacher Constructed