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   8th Grade
Curriculum Maps
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                First Six Weeks                                                Second Six Weeks
Standard        Essential Questions                         Standard           Essential Questions
                1. What are the 8 parts of speech?                             1. How does correct sentence structure
                                                            8.3.01 8.3.02
8.3.01                                                                         create fluency in the English language?
                                                            8.3.04

               2. Can I identify and correct errors in                         2. Can I identify and correct errors in
8.3.02 8.3.04  standard English mechanics, usage and        8.3.02 8.3.04      standard English mechanics, usage and
               sentence structure?                                             sentence structure?
               3. What is the Writing Process and how                          3. How do I use the writing process to
8.2.01 through does using it improve my writing             8.2.01     through produce an expository essay?
8.2.07         according to the Tennessee State             8.2.07
               Writing Asssessment Rubric?
               4a. Can I identify knowledge of standard                        4. Can I identify knowledge of standard
8.3.03                                                      8.3.03
               English spelling?                                               English spelling?
               4b. Can I demonstrate correct usage of                          5. How do I use nouns and verbs
8.3.01         troublesome words groups?                    8.3.01             correctly?

                5. How do I analyze and assemble                               6. How do I analyze and assemble
8.2.01 through                                              8.2.01    through
               gathered information into a research                             gathered information into a research
8.2.07 8.2.09                                               8.2.07       8.2.09
8.2.12 8.2.13
               paper?                                       8.2.12 8.2.13
                                                                                paper?

Standard                        Content                                                     Content
                1. Grammar (English Dept. materials)                           1. Sentence Structure (Unit 8)


                2. DOLs (Manual)                                               2. DOLs (Manual)
                3. Writing Process                                             3. Writing Process / Expository Essay

                4a. Spelling (lessons 1-3)                                     4. Spelling (lessons 4-10)
                4b. Troublesome word groups (Unit 17)                          5. Nouns, Verbs (Units 9-10)

                5. Research Packet                                             6. Research Packet
                              Skills                                                            Skills
                1. Review, Identify and practice parts of                      1. Correctly identify the parts of a
                speech.                                                        sentence: subject, predicate.
                2. Review and practice standard English                        2. Review and practice standard English
                usage and mechanics.                                           usage and mechanics.
                3. Introduce, review and practice the                          3. Review and practice the writing
                writing process.                                               process.
                4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists                          4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists
                4b. Correctly use troublesome word                             4b. Correctly use troublesome word
                groups.                                                        groups.
                4. Increase vocabulary                                         4. Increase vocabulary
                5. Locate and analyze information to                           5. Correctly identify and use nouns and
                prepare a science report. Cite sources                         verbs.
                correctly.
                                                                               6. Research paper: Use writing process
                                                                               to create a science report
                             Assessment                                                     Assessment
                1. Student worksheets & book exercises                         1. Student worksheets & book exercises

                2. DOL sentences/quizzes                                       2. DOL sentences/quizzes
                3. Writing projects and samples                                3. Writing projects and samples
                4. Weekly spelling assignments and                             4. Weekly spelling assignments and
                tests                                                          tests
5. Completed research packet.     5. Student worksheets & book exercises

                                  6. Research paper
7. Tennessee Writing Assessment   7. Tennessee Writing Assessment
Rubric                            Rubric
                 Third Six Weeks                                           Fourth Six Weeks
Standard        Essential Questions                             Standard   Essential Questions
8.3.02   8.3.04 1. How does correct punctuation &               8.3.02
                 capitalization positively effect my writing?            1. How do you use clauses to form
                                                                         compound and complex sentences?
                  2. Can I identify and correct errors in                2. Can I identify and correct errors in
                                                          8.3.02
8.3.02     8.3.04 standard English mechanics, usage and                  standard English mechanics, usage and
                                                          8.3.04
                  sentence structure?                                    sentence structure?
                  3. How so I use the writing process to                 3. How so I use the writing process to
8.2.01   through produce an expository essay?             8.2.01 through produce an expository essay?
8.2.07                                                          8.2.07

                 4. Can I identify knowledge of standard                   4. Can I identify knowledge of standard
8.3.03                                                          8.3.03
                 English spelling?                                         English spelling?
                 5. How do I use pronouns, adjectives           8.3.01
8.3.01           and adverbs correctly?                                    5. How do I correctly use conjunctions,
                                                                           prepositions and interjections?
8.2.01 through    6. How does writing expressively
8.2.07     8.2.10 develop an effective writing style?



                                  Content                                                  Content
                 1. Punctuation (Unit 20) & Capitalization                 1. Sentence combining (Unit 21)
                 (Unit 19)                                                 Clauses and complex sentences (Unit
                                                                           14)
                 2. DOLs (Manual)                                          2. DOLs (Manual)
                 3. Writing Process / Expository Essay                     3. Writing Process / Expository Essay

                 4. Spelling (lessons 11-16)                               4. Spelling (lessons 17-22)
                 5. Pronouns (Unit 11), Adjectives &                       5. Prepositions, conjunctions and
                 Adverbs (Unit 12)                                         interjections (Unit 13)
                 6. Written work                                           6. Written work
                                    Skills                                                  Skills
                 1. Use correct punctuation and                            1. Create fluency using complex and
                 capitalization.                                           compound sentences.
                 2. Review and practice standard English                   2. Review and practice standard English
                 usage and mechanics.                                      usage and mechanics.
                 3. Review and practice the writing                        3. Review and practice the writing
                 process.                                                  process.
                 4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists                     4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists


                 4. Increase vocabulary                                    4. Increase vocabulary
                 5.Correctly identify and use pronouns,                    5. Correctly identify and use
                 adjectives and adverbs.                                   prepositions, conjunctions and
                                                                           interjections.
                 6. Expressive writing                                     6. Expository writing

                               Assessment                                               Assessment
                 1. Student worksheets & book exercises                    1. Student worksheets & book exercises

                 2. DOL sentences/quizzes                                  2. DOL sentences/quizzes
                 3. Writing projects and samples                           3. Writing projects and samples
                 4. Weekly spelling assignments and                        4. Weekly spelling assignments and
                 tests                                                     tests
5. Student worksheets & book exercises   5. Student worksheets & book exercises


7. Tennessee Writing Assessment          7. Tennessee Writing Assessment
Rubric                                   Rubric
                   Fifth Six Weeks                                               Sixth Six Weeks
Standard           Essential Questions                        Standard           Essential Questions
                   1. How can understanding verbals and                          1. How do I demonstrate proficiency with
                   subject-verb agreement improve my                             English grammar, mechanics, usage and
8.3.01             writing skills?                         8.2, 8.3, 8.4         writing skills?
                   2. Can I identify and correct errors in                       2. Can I identify and correct errors in
8.3.02      8.3.04 standard English mechanics, usage and 8.3.02       8.3.04     standard English mechanics, usage and
                   sentence structure?                                           sentence structure?
                   3. How so I use the writing process to                        3. How so I use the writing process to
8.2.01     through produce an expository essay?            8.2.01      through   produce an expository essay?
8.2.07                                                        8.2.07

                   4. Can I identify knowledge of standard                       4. Can I identify knowledge of standard
8.3.03                                                      8.3.03
                   English spelling?                                             English spelling?
                   5. How do I demonstrate proficiency with
                   English grammar, mechanics, usage and
8.2, 8.3, 8.4      writing skills?




                                   Content                                                      Content
                   1. Verbals (Unit 15), subject-verb                            1. Personal Newspapers
                   agreement (Unit 16)

                   2. DOLs (Manual)                                              2. DOLs (Manual)
                   3. Writing Process / Expository Essay                         3. Writing Process / Expository Essay

                   4. Spelling (lessons 23-28)                                   4. Spelling (lessons 29-35)
                   5. Portfolio/Memoir project



                                     Skills                                                       Skills
                   1. Create fluency using verbals and                           1. Writing in various literary genres to
                   subject-verb agreement                                        express oneself.
                   2. Review and practice standard English                       2. Review and practice standard English
                   usage and mechanics.                                          usage and mechanics.
                   3. Review and practice the writing                            3. Review and practice the writing
                   process.                                                      process.
                   4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists                         4a. Correctly spell weekly word lists


                   4. Increase vocabulary                                        4. Increase vocabulary
                   5. Writing in various literary genres to
                   express oneself.




                                 Assessment                                                   Assessment
                   1. Student worksheets & book exercises                        1. Individual newspapers

                   2. DOL sentences/quizzes                                      2. DOL sentences/quizzes
                   3. Writing projects and samples                               3. Writing projects and samples
                   4. Weekly spelling assignments and                            4. Weekly spelling assignments and
                   tests                                                         tests
5. Portfolio/memoir project       5. Student worksheets & book exercises


7. Tennessee Writing Assessment   7. Tennessee Writing Assessment
Rubric                            Rubric
Grade: 8                                                                                                              Teacher: Jim Bradley                                                                                                                             Subject: History




                                        First Six Weeks                     Second Six Weeks                      Third Six Weeks                        Fourth Six Weeks                        Fifth Six Weeks                         Sixth Six Weeks

                                Do you know what the climate of                                         What is taxation without                 How did differing political thoughts   Why was Andrew Jackson so
           Essential Questions North America is?                     Who were the Vikings?              representation?                          shape our nation?                      popular?                                Why fight a Civil War?
                                Where in the United States Would                                        Would you have been a rebel or a                                                What made the Trail of Tears so         What were the results of the Civil
                                you like to live? Why?               What did Christopher Columbus do? loyalist in the Revolutionary War?        Was the War of 1812 necessary?         tragic?                                 War?
                                What were the Native Americans       How did the early explorers change How was America able to defeat                                                  Why should we remember the              How does the aftermath of the Civil
                                really like?                         the world?                         England in the Revolutionary War?                                               Alamo?                                  War affect our lives today?
                                What do you know about knights and   Would you want to be a Spanish     How is the Constitution the backbone                                            Why would anyone want to fight a        Is World War II the only justifiable
                                castles?                             Conquistador?                      structure of America?                                                           war over the desert southwest?          war?
                                                                     What was life like in the thirteen How does the Bill of Rights apply to                                            What caused the Westward
                                                                     colonies?                          you today?                                                                      Movement?
                                                                     What does the French and Indian    What responsibilities to society do
                                                                     War have to do with America?       you have?
                                                                                                        Background causes of Revolutionary
                 Content        Geography of North America           Early Explorers (Vikings-Columbus) War                                      A New Nation-Presidents                Age of Jackson                          Social Studies Fair
                                Map Skills                           Spanish Explorers-Conquistidors      Revolutionary War                      Federalist / Antifederalist            Trail of Tears                          Background Causes of Civil War
                                Native Americans                     French Explorers                     Independence-A New Nation              Louisiana Purchase                     T-Cap Review                            Civil War (Strategies &Results)
                                                                                                                                                                                        American Reform & Cultural
                                Middle Ages                          Northwest Passage                    Articles of Confederation              War of 1812                            Changes                                 World War II
                                Renaissance                          English Explorers                    Creating the Constitution              Nationalism & Industrial Revolution    Westward Expansion                      Important Events of Recent History
                                                                                                                                                                                        Texas Revolution & Texas
                                                                     Early English Colonies               Constitution of the United States                                             Annexation
                                                                     English Colonial Life                Bill of Rights                                                                Mexican War
                                                                     French and Indian War                                                                                              California Gold Rush
                                                                     explain the social & economical      assess the British polocies towards    describe polocies of President         inspect the presidency of Andrew
                  Skills        label U.S. states on map(3.02)       impact of early explorers2.02        the colonies4.03                       George Washington6.01                  Jackson 6.01                      display social studies fair projects
                                demonstrate knowledge of U.S.        identify effects of Spanish          summarize reasons for the American     examine the development of political                                     examine the sectional differences in
                                geography(3.02)                      Conquerers1.03                       Revolutionary War5.10                  parties6.02                          analyze the Age of Jackson5.15-5.17 U.S.5.15+3.03-3.04
                                                                                                          examine the advantages and
                                examine climates and physical        examine challenges to Spanish        disadvantages of British &             review Thomas Jefferson's                describe Jackson's polocies (Indian   identify reasons and causes of Civil
                                regions of United States (3.03)      power5.02+6.02                       Americans5.10                          presidency6.01                           Removal Act; etc.)5.16+6,01           War5.18
                                 how and why early people came to                                         identify strategies and results of                                              T-Cap Review (map                     examine Civil War battles and
                                North America3.04                    identify French Explorers1.03        Revolutionary War5.10                  explore the Louisiana Purchase5.14 skills,graphs,etc.)                         strategies ; summarize results5.18
                                analyze early Native American        explore the search for the Northwest analyze Articles of Confederation      evaluate the causes and results of       examine changes in American life
                                societies of North America5.01       Passage5.03                          (strengths and weaknesses)5.11         War of 1812 5.11                         and culture in mid 1800's 5.16        examine causes of World War II
                                evaluate first contacts between                                           explore the reasons and results of     examine the growth and changes of investigate the expanding nation             summarize strategies,battles,and
                                Africa and Europe1.02                Identify English Explorers1.03       Constitutional Convention4.06          America in 1800's 5.15                   (Manifest Destiny)5.15                results of WWII
                                explore life during the Middle       describe Jamestown & Plymouth        analyze structure of government        interpret the significance of industrial summarize causes and results of       review important events of recent
                                Ages5.02                             colonies 4.01-4.05                   under Constitution4.06+5.12            revolution 5.15                          Texas fight for Independence5.15      history
                                                                                                          discuss Constitution and Bill of                                                summarize causes and results of
                                examine effects of the Renaissance   analyze early English Colonies4.05   Rights4.05,4.06,+5.12 Bill of Rights
                                                                                                          apply Constitution and                                                          Mexican War 5.15
                                                                     summarize the causes & results of    to daily life through court
                                                                     French and Indian War5.11            cases4.05,4.06                                                                describe the California Gold Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                        prepare for the social studies fair
                                                                                                                                                                                        (expectations & examples)



                                Pretest-Examine Records-Check
               Assessment       Terra Nova Scores                    Vocabulary-Handouts-Quizes           written reports-daily work             vocabulary-identify-notes-questions    vocabulary-questions-notes              Social Studies Fair Projects
                                Mapwork (labeling)                   Folder checks                        vocabulary-notes-folders               handouts-quizes-folders                Outline                                 Group Work (reports)
                                Geography Test-Chapter Tests         Chapter Tests                        handouts-maps-quizes                   chapter tests                          Folders                                 Vocabulary & Identify (homework)
                                Oral Reports-Group Projects                                               chapter tests                          Class Discussions                      Chapter Tests                           Notes-Folders-Chapter Tests
                                                                                                          Role Play                              Debate Topics                          Presentations (Group Work)
                                                                                                          Role Play Court Cases                                                         Research Paper
                                                                                                          Handouts Court Cases
                                                                                                          Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Atlanta -
                                                                     East Tennessee Historical Museum                                                                                                                           (Cyclorama,CNN,Underground
               Field Trips                                           (Knoxville)                          Veteran's Day at SCHS                                                         High School Visitation (Orientation)    Atlanta,Coca-Cola Museum
                                                                     OR James White Fort & Blount                                                                                       Oak Ridge Museum of Atomic
                                                                     Mansion                                                                                                            Energy                                  Sevierville City Park
                                                                                                                                                                                        Freedom Museum & Reptile
                                                                                                                                                                                        Museum
                      First Six Weeks                         Second Six Weeks
                      What roles do the use of Literary
                      Techniques* play in all genres of
                                                              How do author's purpose and point of
                      Literature?
Essential Questions                                           view affect the overall tone of a story?
                      8.1.11; 8.1.12; 8.1.13                  8.1.08; 8.1.09; 8.1.12
                                                              How does the utilization of reading
                      What is the importance of recognizing
                                                              strategies improve students' reading
                      conflict, main idea, theme, when
                                                              comprehension?
                      reading?
                      8.1.05; 8.1.11; 8.1.12                  8.1.01; 8.1.04; 8.1.07
                      How does an understanding of the
                      stated information, sequence of
                      events, and appropriate vocabulary
                      improve students' reading
                      comprehension?
                      8.1.05; 8.1.08; 8.1.12; 8.1.13
                      Fiction/ Novel                          Fiction/ Drama/ Autobiographical
      Content                                                 Excerpt

                      Independent reading / A.R.              Independent reading / A.R.

                      Daily Literary Elements                 Daily Literary Elements



                      The learner will identify and           The learner will recognize 1st person,
                      demonstrate an understanding of         3rd limited, 3rd omniscienct points of
                      Literary Techniques* in a variety of    view.
       Skills         genre.
                                                              The learner will identify author's
                                                              purpose.
                      The learner will demonstrate an         The learner will utilize a variety of
                      understanding and recognition of        reading strategies* to improve reading
                      conflict, main idea, and theme.         comprehension.


                       The learner will demonstrate an
                      understanding of stated information,
                      sequence of events, and appropriate
                      vocabulary.

                      The learner will analyze an
                      autobiographical excerpt.
                  *plot, climax, character, setting,     *use existing knowledge, summarize
                  theme, and story elements              content, compare and contrast
                                                         information across text, use graphics
                                                         and text structure, formulate
                                                         questions



Assessment        Formal - written tests**, projects     Formal - written tests**, projects
                  Informal - class discussion, journal   Informal - class discussion, journal
                  writings                               writings



                  **selection and unit tests             **selection and unit tests
    Field Trips




     Novels       Nothing But the Truth                  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Third Six Weeks                         Fourth Six Weeks
                                        How do making predictions and
Why is it important to make             transferring ideas to other situations
inferrences and draw conclusions        improve student reading
when reading?                           comprehension?
8.1.02; 8.1.03; 8.1.08; 8.1.12          8.1.07; 8.1.08

Why is it important to recognize        Why should students be able to
cause and effect in various genres of   distinguish between fact and opinion,
literature?                             and reality and fantasy when reading?
8.1.05; 8.1.08                          8.1.08; 8.1.09




Fiction / Nonfiction / Novel            Fiction / Nonfiction / Drama


Independent reading / A.R.              Independent reading / A.R.

Daily Literary Elements                 Daily Literary Elements



The learner will make inferrences and The learner will make predictions
draw conclusions based on             when reading various genre of
information read from text.           literature.




The learner will recognize cause and    The learner will distinguish between
effect relationships when reading.      fact and opinion in a variety of literary
                                        works.


                                        The learner will distinguish between
                                        fantasy and reality based on
                                        information gathered from a literary
                                        work.
Formal - written tests**, projects     Formal - written tests**, projects
Informal - class discussion, journal   Informal - class discussion, journal
writings                               writings



**selection and unit tests             **selection and unit tests




                                       I Know What You Did Last Summer
Fifth Six Weeks                         Sixth Six Weeks

How can students use context clues      What role does comprehension of oral
to determine the meanings of            reading play in a student's overall
unfamiliar words?                       reading comprehension?
8.1.03; 8.1.04; 8.1.05; 8.1.10          8.1.01; 8.1.02; 8.1.05
What methods of characterization do
                                        What are some of the dramatic
authors use to develop character in
                                        principles found in drama?
their writing?
8.1.11; 8.1.12; 8.1.13                  8.1.02; 8.1.12




Fiction / Nonfiction / Drama            Fiction / Drama


Independent reading / A.R.              Independent reading / A.R.

Daily Literary Elements                 Daily Literary Elements



The learner will use context clues to   The learner will interpret and respond
understand the meanings of              to passages that are read aloud.
unfamiliar words.




The learner will recognize direct and   The learner will understand dramatic
indirect characterization techniques.   principles, dramatic irony, and shock
                                        of recognition
The learner will recognize static and
dynamic characters.
Formal - written tests**, projects     Formal - written tests**, projects
Informal - class discussion, journal   Informal - class discussion, journal
writings                               writings



**selection and unit tests             **selection and unit tests
                      First Six Weeks                              Second Six Weeks

Essential Questions What does it mean to be "equal"?               How can 2 ratios be propor-
                      What does"=" mean?                           tional? How are ratios, proportions

                      What are the steps to simplify an            & percent related? How many ways are
                      expression?                                  there to solve a percent problem?

                      What are the steps to simplify an            How are similarity and proportions
                      equation?                                    related?

                      What is the difference between area and
                      perimeter?

                      Can "something" be less than "nothing"?
                      How do you operate below zero?
      Content         Equations                               Proportions
                      Integers                                Percent




                      represent and use numbers in equivalent model relationships between decimals,
                      forms                                   fractions, ratios and percents
        Skills
                      demonstrate understanding of concepts        compute and estimate with rational
                      of variable and equations                    numbers

                      evaluate algebraic expressions and           demonstrate understanding of rates
                      formulas
                      solve problems related to measurement        solve problems using proportion

                      represent situations with verbal rules and   solve problems using % equation
                      equations & describe the inter-
                      relationships
                      model and solve problems using               express % greater than 100 & less than 1
                      algebraic method                             as fractions and decimals
                      demonstrate understanding of concepts        calculate %of increase and decrease
                      of perimeter and area and related
                      formulas
                      model integers and their operations          solve simple interest

                      compute and estimate using integers          identify corresponding parts of similar
                                                                   polygons
                      explain concepts underlying                  study relationships among sides of right
                      computational procedures involving           triangles
                      integers
                      model and solve problems using               interpret scale drawings
                      algebraic method

                                                                   graph dilations
                  book exercises, student worksheets,       book exercises,student worksheets,
                  boardwork,daily quizzes, chapter tests,   boardwork, quizzes,Project: Christmas
                  and cumulative test                       Shopping, chapter tests, cumulative tests
Assessment




    Field Trips   none                                      none




     Novels
Third Six Weeks                           Fourth Six Weeks
What type of data deserves what type of
display?                                What is prime fractorization?
                                        How are ratio and rational related?

How do measures of central tendency       How can different forms of rational
describe your grades?                     numbers be arranged in order?

                                          How can large & extremely small
Can you be misled by numbers?             numbers be written in a shorter form?
                                          How are operations & properties with
How do triangles & quadrilaterals have    rational numbers different from whole
class?                                    numbers?


How do you transform a tessellation?
Statistics                                Number Patterns
Geometry                                  Fractions




collect organize,describe data & make     use divisibility rules
conjectures

construct,interpret various displays of   find prime factorization
data

calculate ranges and measures of central identify & simplify rational numbers
tendency
analyze a sample to make inferences      express numbers in equivalent forms

identify patterns from statistical data   calculate probability of event


recognize when graph & statistics are     use patterns to represent and solve
misleading                                problems
demonstrate geometric relationships       compare & order numbers expressed in
                                          equivalent forms

apply geometric properties and            express numbers in scientific notation
relationships
articulate geometric properties           compute & estimate with rational
                                          numbers
represent & solve problemx using          explain concepts underlying
geometric models                          computational procedures

                                          use mathematical language and symbols
                                          to describe patterns
                                          model & solve problems using algebraic
                                          methods
                                          describe,extend,analyze & create variety
                                          of patterns
book exercises, student worksheets,     book exercises, student worksheets,
boardwork, quizzes, Project: Surveys,   boardwork, quizzes, small group work,
ornament construction, chapter tests,   chapter tests, cumulative tests
cumulative tests




none                                    none
Fifth Six Weeks                            Sixth Six Weeks

What is a square root?                     Do my measurement skills measure up?
What is an irrational number?              How are weight and mass different?

                                           How can you make a prediction when
What is the Pythagorean Theorem?           one event depends on another?

                                           How are polynomials & monomials
How do functions "function"?               solved compared tobinomials?

How is it possible to solve an equation
with 2 unknowns?




Real Numbers                               Area/Volume
Graphing Functions                         Probability
Terra Nove Review                          Polynonimals




estimate square roots of perfect squares review previously taught concepts &
                                         skills

find square roots of perfect squares       demonstrate understanding of
                                           perimeter,area,volume,capacity,weight &
                                           mass
identify & classify numbers in real        identify/sketch 3 dimensional figures
number system
use Pythagorean Theorem                    calculate surface area and volume

draw diagrams                              analyze measurements


solve problems involving right triangles

complete function tables


graph functions

solve equations with two variables

solve systems by graphing


 graph translations, reflections &
rotations
 review previously taught concepts &
skills
book exercises, student worksheets,      book exercises, boardwork, student
boardwork, quizzes, chapter tests,       worksheets, quizzes, chapter tests,
cummulative tests, Terra Nova practice   cumulative tests
books




none                                     none
                      First Six Weeks                           Second Six Weeks

Essential Questions What is the scientific method?              What are characteristics of our planet?
                      What are charts and graphs and how are    What are celestial objects and how do
                      they used in science?                     they relate to planet Earth?
                      Why do we need and use the metric
                      system?                                   What are the phases of the moon?
                      What are common instruments used in       Identify the physical characteristics of
                      the science lab?                          the 3 main forms of rocks.

                                                                How is weather formed?

                                                                How does weather relate to climate?
                      Scientific Method                         How has humans impacted atmosphere?
      Content
                      Scientific Data                           Why is weather forecasting important?

                      Metric System
                      Dimensional analysis                      Solar System
                      Science Fair                              Earth System
                      Graphing/Tables                           Rock cycle
                      Science Research                          Weather and Climate
                      Recognize and use basic steps of          Identify the nine planets and major
                      scientific method                         characteristics of each.
        Skills
                      Recognize that the scientific method is   Recognize other objects in space.
                      used in scientific research.
                      Demostrate knowledge of the metric        Draw and label creation of solar system
                      system.
                      Dimensional Analysis or Conversion        Define weather and related terms
                      Factors
                      Library Research for Science Fair         Draw and label rock cyle
                                                                Define forecast
                                                                Draw and label moon cycle




Assessment            Lab activities                            Create living solar system
                      Notebook                                  models or mobiles of soloar system
                      Notes                                     projects
                      Tests                                     tests
                      Science Fair Projects                     worksheets
     Field Trips                                                notebook
Novels
Third Six Weeks                            Fourth Six Weeks

What is heredity?                          What is matter?
What is the difference between a gene      What are the physical and chemical
and a chromosome?                          properties of matter?
What is a punnett square and how is it     What are atoms, molecules, and
used?                                      compounds?
What are the characteristics and
functions of plant and animal cells?    Why do we have a periodic table?
                                        What are the trends in the periodic
What are the major biomes of the world? table?
                                        Who was the first person to arrange the
What is ecologicial succession?         periodic table?
                                        How do you balance an equation?




Heredity/Genetics                          Chemistry of matter
Ecology (biomes/succession)                Chemical equations
                                           Periodic Table

Compare/contrast differences between       Compare and contrast physical and
dominant and recessive triats              chemical poperties

Define genotype and phenotype              Analysis the periodic table

use Punnett Square to illustrate genetic   Balance chemical equations
crossing
Define hybrid and purebred                 Drawing the main secions of periodic
                                           table
Label the major biomes
List characteristics of biomes
Label parts of ecological succession
Draw and label plant and animal cells

Compare/contrast plant and animal cells




Punnett squares                            Labeling periodic table
Tests                                      Labs
lab activities                             Tests
notebooks                                  notebooks
draw cells                                 worksheets
worksheets
Fifth Six Weeks                           Sixth Six Weeks
                                          What are the nine body systems of a
Who is Newton?                            human?
                                          What are the effects of drugs and
What are newton's laws of motion?         acholol?
What is the difference between simple     What are the major organs associated
and complex machines?                     with each body system?

What is energy and how many forms?        What is cloning?
What are properties of electricity and
magnetism?                                Is organ donation for you?
What are the technological advances
using the electron?
What are the propeties of sound and
light?




Electricity                               Human Body
Motion and Energy                         Health
Sound and Light

Define Newton's laws of motion


Compare and contrast different forces of Labeling organs
energy
Exploring technology                     Benefits and pitfalls of cloning

Defining energy                           Pros and Cons of organ donation

                                          Identify the body systems




Tests                                     Labs
notebooks                                 Labeling systems and organs
labs                                      worksheets
projects dealing with technology          tests
worksheets                                projects
                                          notebook

				
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