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5th Grade Social Studies

The First Americans

  • Ice Ages

  • Olmec, Maya, Anasazi

  • Aztec and Inca

Native Americans

  • Southwest: The Pueblo and Navajo

  • Woodlands: The Iroquois

  • Plains: The Lakota

  • West: The Tlingit

Mexico, Central, and South America

  • Culture, Past, Present

  • Countries of each Region

The Age of Exploration

  • Trade and Trade Routes

  • Christopher Columbus

Explorers and Conquistadors

  • Cortes and the Maya

  • Pizarro and the Inca

Skills:

Timeline

Maps

Compare and Contrast

6th Grade English Language Arts

Fiction

“S.O.R. Losers”

“The Cask  of Amontillado”

“The All-American Slurp”

Non-fiction

“Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure”

  • History

  • Research

  • Reporting

“Alexander the Great”

Greek Mythology

“Bellerophon and the Flying Horse”

Poetry

“The Haunted Chamber”

Writing

Writing as Expression

Point of View Narratives

Persuasive Paragraphs

  • Drawing inferences and citing evidence

Expository/Biographies

Personal Narratives

Grammar/Vocabulary

  • Words in Context

  • Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words

  • Antonyms/ Synonyms


7th Grade English Language Arts

Fiction:

“Aida”

“The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Rip Van Winkle”

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Non-Fiction:

“Neighbors”

Biography

Individual Explorers

Poetry:

“Creativity”

“Unwritten”

Writing:

Persuasive Letters

Persuasive Essay

Writing as Expression

Skills/Vocabulary:

  • Citing specific evidence

  • drawing inferences

  • Making predictions

  • Research

  • Notetaking

  • antonyms/synonyms

8th Grade English Language Arts

Fiction:

“The Scholarship Jacket”

“The Tell-Tale Heart”

“The Necklace”

Autobiography:

“Barrio Boy”

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Various Immigrants

Writing:

Persuasive Essays

Compare and Contrast Essays

Expository: Biographies

Personal Narratives

Skills/Vocabulary:

  • Citing specific evidence

  • drawing inferences

  • Making predictions

  • Research

  • Notetaking

  • Antonyms/Synonyms