Semester Overview

Grade 6
Academic Year 2018/2019

 
G6 Cover

English

Instructor: Daniel Notargiacomo

Textbook: Bold Moves G. 6

Harcourt School Publishers

 

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords

1

 

Introduce Students/Teachers

Play ice breaker games

Learn names and set goals for the term

 

2

 

Lesson 1: The Comic

  • Decode spelling words with short vowels
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a mock newspaper article
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing character and plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Crestfallen, ecstatic, hysterical, incapacitated, lamented, mirth, perishable, ricocheted

3

Lesson 2: Song of the Sea

  • Decode spelling words with long vowels
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a narrative
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing plot, and cause and effect, in addition to investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Emerged, frolicked, hovered, inquire, meandering, subtle, survey, tormented

4

 

Lesson 3: Tom Adams and Santa Anna

  • Decode spelling words with variant vowels and diphthongs
  • Focus on vocabulary by writing sentences demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, and a sequence of important events, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Astounding, disbanded, exerts, replica, rigged, schemes, stabilize

5

 

Lesson 4: Babe in the Hall of Fame

  • Decode spelling words with inflections -ed and -ing
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing mock advertisements
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a sequence of important events, determining the main idea with supporting details, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Astonishment, fumble, intense, lunged, luxury, propel, remedies, triumphant

6

 

Lesson 5: My Song

  • Decode spelling words, vowel and inflection review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences from word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character and plot, and comparing and contrasting
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Intimidating, calamity, composure, quandary, trepidation, hindrance, sage, invaluable, steadfast, surpassed

7

 

Lesson 6: It takes two!

  • Decode spelling words with syllable pattern + consonant + -le
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a mock diary entry
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing plot, comparing and contrasting, and investigating the author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Fused, haywire, immobile, intonation, jest, sinuous, supple

8

 

Lesson 7: The Mixed-Up All-Stars

  • Decode spelling words with syllable pattern + three consonants
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a narrative
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, and plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Convince, defeatist, disown, ordinary, rejected, suit, treason

9

 

Lesson 8: The 1918 Epidemic

  • Decode spelling words with syllable pattern + long and short vowels
  • Focus on vocabulary by answering questions based on short reading
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by investigating author’s purpose, analyzing cause and effect, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Devoured, diagnosed, intercept, Lethal, plea, rendezvous, seeped

10

 

Review

11

Midterms

12

 

Lesson 9: The Volunteers

  • Decode spelling words with easily confused pairs
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing mock newspaper articles
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing cause and effect, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Altitude, equipped, extent, hampered, overshadowed, rely, reserve

13

 

Lesson 10: Garter Snake

  • Spelling words review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences using word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing cause and effect, plot, and examining author’s craft
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Confront, sheepishly, culprit, alibi, justification, concede, confidential, scandal, unearthed, vying

14

 

Lesson 11: Stranded on the Ice

  • Decode spelling words with suffixes -able -ible
  • Focus on vocabulary by writing sentences demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, and a sequence of important events, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Abundant, bearable, illuminates, phenomenon, refuge, thrive

15

 

Lesson 12: The Long Hike

  • Decode spelling words with suffixes -ous -ious -eous
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences in a story
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by comparing and contrasting, analyzing plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Blurted, ideal, pelting, perched, slunk, stranded, wedged

16

 

Lesson 13: Run for the Hills!

  • Decode spelling words with ending sounds /n/ /uh l/
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a story
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Disoriented, haphazardly, imperative, optimistic, premonition, receded, remorse

17

 

Lesson 14: Hiking with Ace

  • Decode spelling words with ending sounds /r/
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a mock diary entry
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing plot, investigating author’s purpose, and comparing and contrasting
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Acquaintance, cocky, gingerly, rank, retrieve, Stymied, terminal, winced

18

 

Lesson 15: Raven and the Tides

  • Decode spelling words, review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences using word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Communal, dissatisfied, arduous, prudent, apparent, demands, stationary, entwined, bliss, indebted

19

 

Review

20

 

Finals

English

 

Term 2

 

21

 

Lesson 16: After the Apple Fell

  • Decode spelling words with Spanish and French origins
  • Focus on vocabulary by writing sentences demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry
Compensate, counteracted, meticulously, perfectionist, petition, precise, regulates, trial

22

 

Lesson 17: The Three Little Kids

  • Decode spelling words with prefixes im- in- ir- il-
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a mock diary entry
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing plot, investigating author’s purpose, and evaluating the relationship between conflict and resolution
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Publicize, contortions, grimy, testimony, faint, foresight, distraction

23

 

Lesson 18: The Big Wheel That Could

  • Decode spelling words with suffixes -ant -ent -ist
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences using word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Beacon, disturbances, coincidentally, enthralled, clamor, persisted, objections, marvel

24

 

Lesson 19: Redwoods, Up Close and Personal!

  • Decode spelling words with prefixes over- under- sub-
  • Focus on vocabulary by answering questions demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by generalizing, inferring author’s viewpoint, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Eager, neglected, severe, beloved, demolished, humongous, abandoned

25

 

Lesson 20: Puppets Around the World

  • Cumulative spelling words review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences using word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by comparing and contrasting, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Aficionados, astute, avid, brainchild, commemorate, conventional, traction, unison, utilitarian, wage

26

 

Lesson 21: The Olympics, Yesterday and Today

  • Decode spelling words with Greek and Latin root parts
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by comparing and contrasting, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Urges, modern, logic, ethics, influenced, pursuit, promote, banned

27

 

Review

28

 

Midterms

29

 

Lesson 22: The Caves Where Art Was Born

  • Decode spelling words with Greek and Latin word parts
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a short text
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by comparing and contrasting, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Restored, prolong, precede, trespass, strategically, temperaments, resigned, lustrous

30

 

Christmas Break

31

 

 

Lesson 23: The Eight Children of Inti

  • Decode spelling words with Greek and Latin word parts
  • Focus on vocabulary by writing sentences demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a main character, plot, and investigating author’s purpose
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Befitting, dispute, disposition, revered, savory, tolerated, unsettling, vigilantly

32

 

Lesson 24: Stone Puzzle

  • Decode spelling words with suffixes -ation -tion -ion
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a short mock essay
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing cause and effect, investigating author’s craft, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Descendants, fertile, flourishing, immortalized, intact, primitive, reinforces, rituals

33

 

Lesson 25: Visiting the Stone Circles

  • Cumulative spelling words review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences from word bank
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by comparing and contrasting, inferring author’s viewpoint, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry
Overwhelming, ornery, aggravated, sophisticated, imposing, notable, prosperous, unassuming, conspicuous, pillaged

34

 

Lesson 26: The Asteroid Belt

  • Decode spelling words with prefix + root + suffix; root + root
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing mock newspaper articles
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing cause and effect, drawing conclusions on the reading, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Scale, impact, barren, warped, mottled, chasm, prominent, distinctive

35

 

Lesson 27: Gold Beneath the Sea

  • Decode spelling words with silent letters
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing a narrative and synonym web
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by analyzing a character, investigating author’s purpose, and determining the main idea with supporting details
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Lavish, doomed, dreaded, murky, ascent, remains

36

 

Lesson 28: Box Driver

  • Decode spelling words with related words
  • Focus on vocabulary by answering questions demonstrating understanding
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by investigating author’s purpose, and analyzing a character and plot
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Qualm, contentedly, intolerable, officious, torrent, contrary, endanger, contemplate

37

 

Lesson 29: In the Land of Language

  • Decode spelling words with unusual plurals
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing mock letters
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by investigating author’s purpose, and analyzing a character and plot
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Dejectedly, doldrums, linger, strenuous, abide, banished, misapprehension, imposter

38

 

Lesson 30: A Daring Dive

  • Cumulative spelling words review
  • Focus on vocabulary by completing sentences using word banks
  • Think critically about the week’s reading by investigating author’s purpose, determining the main idea with supporting details, and forming educating judgments based on facts
  • Practice grammar, writing and spelling words with worksheets and weekly journal entry

 

Acute, cacophony, critical, elusive, emanates, entrust, erratic, implode, understatement, unprecedented

39

 

Review

 

40

 

Finals

 

Science

Science Fusion: Ecology and the Environment

Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords

1

 

Unit 1

Introduction to Ecology

●     Analyze and recognize the parts of an ecosystem

ecology, ecosystem, biotic, abiotic, species, community, habitat, biome, population, niche

2

 

Roles in Energy Transfer

●     Connect the roles of organisms to the transfer of energy in food chains and webs

energy, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, decomposer, food chain, food web

3

 

Population Dynamics

●        Explain how population size changes in response to the environment and interactions between organisms

carrying capacity, limiting factor, immigration, competition, emigration, cooperation

4

 

Interactions in Communities

●        Ability to predict the effects of different interactions in communities

●        Unit 1 Review

 

predator, prey, symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism, competition

5

 

Unit 2

Land Biomes

●        Describe the characteristics of different biomes that exist on land

biome, grassland, desert, taiga, tundra, coniferous tree, deciduous tree

6

 

Aquatic Ecosystems

●        Describe the characteristics of marine, freshwater, and other aquatic ecosystems

 

wetland, estuary

7

 

Energy and Matter in Ecosystems

●        Ability to explain the flow of energy and the cycles of matter in ecosystems

 

energy, matter, energy pyramid, carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, law of conservation of mass, law of conservation of energy

8

 

Human Activity and Ecosystems

●        Describe the effects of human activities on ecosystems

●        Explain the role of conservation in protecting natural resources

●        Unit 2 Review

urbanization, eutrophication, conservation, biodiversity, stewardship

9

 

Unit 3

Natural Resources

●        Recognize the types and uses of Earth’s natural resources

●        One day on Earth’s Support of Life- Unique properties of Earth make it possible for life to exist (Monday 3/7)

 

natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, fossil fuel, material resource, energy resource

10

 

Review

●        Go over Unit 1,2 reviews and part of unit 3

11

 

Midterms

●        2 review days

●        3 test days

12

 

Nonrenewable Energy Resources

●        Describe how humans use energy resources and the role of nonrenewable energy

energy resource, fossil fuel, nuclear energy, fission

13

 

Renewable Energy Resources

●        Describe how humans use energy resources and the role of renewable energy resources

energy resource, wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric energy, biomass, geothermal energy

14

 

Managing Resources

●        Understand the consequences of excessively using natural resources

●        Ability to explain the importance of managing and conserving natural resources

●        Unit 3 Review

 

natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, conservation, stewardship

 

 

15

 

Science Week

16

 

Unit 4

Human Impact on Water

●        Explain the impact humans can have on the quality and supply of fresh water

urbanization, thermal pollution, water pollution, eutrophication, point-source pollution, non-point-source pollution, potable, reservoir

17

 

Human Impact on Land

Human Impact on the Atmosphere

●        Identify the impact human activity has on land

●        Identify the impact humans have on the Earth’s atmosphere

urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation,

air quality, particulate, air pollution, greenhouse effect, smog, acid precipitation

18

 

Protecting Earth’s Water, Land and Air

●        Understand the importance of conserving Earth’s resources

●        Explain the effect good stewardship has on the Earth’s land, water and air

●        Unit 4 Review

conservation, stewardship

19

 

Review

20

 

Finals

●        2 review days

●        3 test days

Science

Science Fusion: Matter and Energy

Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Term 2

 

21

 

Unit 1

Introduction to Matter

Properties of Matter

●        Ability to relate mass, weight, volume and density to one another

●        Classify and compare substances based on their physical and chemical properties

matter, mass, weight, volume, density

 

physical property, chemical property,

electrical conductivity, solubility, boiling point, thermal conductivity, melting point, malleability

22

 

Physical and Chemical Changes

●        Ability to distinguish between physical and chemical changes of matter

physical change, chemical change, law of conservation of mass

23

 

Pure Substances and Mixtures

●        Distinguish between pure substances and mixtures

atom, element, compound, mixture, pure substance, heterogeneous, homogeneous

24

 

States of Matter

Changes of State

●        Model the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases

●        Describe changes of state in terms of attraction and motion of particles

solid. liquid, gas

 

freezing, boiling, sublimation, melting, condensation, deposition, evaporation

25

 

Unit 2

Introduction to Energy

●        Describe how energy is conserved through transformation between different forms

 

energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, mechanical energy, energy transformation, law of conservation of energy
26

 

Thermal Energy and Heat

●        Analyze the relationship between heat, temperature and thermal energy

 

●        Unit 2 Review

thermal energy, conductor, convection, heat, insulator, radiation, conduction, calorie

 

 

27

 

Review

28

 

Midterms

●        1 review day

●        3 test days

29

 

Unit 3

The Atom

●        Describe how the development of the atomic theory had led to the modern understanding of the atom and its parts

atom, electron, nucleus, proton, neutron, electron cloud, atomic number, mass number

 

30

 

Christmas Holiday

18/12-2/1

 

31

 

 

(The Atom Refresher)

The Periodic Table

●        Describe the relationship between the arrangement of elements on the periodic table and the properties of those elements

 

 

periodic table, chemical symbol, average atomic mass, metal, nonmetal, metalloid, group, period

32

 

Electrons and Chemical Bonding

●        Use atomic models to predict whether atoms can form bonds

 

chemical bond, valence electron

33

 

Scout Week

●        one day in classroom

 

 

 

34

 

Ionic, Covalent and Metallic Bonding

●        Describe the interactions between atoms in ionic, covalent and metallic bonding

●        Unit 3 Review

ion, ionic bond, covalent bond, molecule, metallic bond

35

 

Unit 4

Chemical Reactions

●        Use balanced chemical equations to model chemical reactions

chemical reaction, chemical formula, chemical equation, exothermic reaction, endothermic reaction, reactant, product, law of conservation of energy, law of conservation of mass

36

 

Organic Chemistry

●        Describe how carbon forms many of the molecules essential to modern materials and living things

 

●        Unit 4 Review

 

organic compound, hydrocarbon, organic acid, carbohydrate, polymer

37

 

Unit 5

Solutions

Acids, Bases and Salts

●        Summarize the characteristics of a solution

●        Understand the physical and chemical properties of acids, bases and salts

 

solution, solute, solvent, concentration, solubility

 

acid, base, salt, neutralizing reaction

38

 

Acids, Bases and Salts

Measuring pH (activity)

●        Understand the physical and chemical properties of acids, bases and salts

●        Discuss how acids, bases and salts are commonly used

●        Describe the pH scale and how it is used to classify a solution as either acidic, basic or neutral

●        Unit 5 Review

 

acid, base, salt

 

pH

39

 

Review

40

 

Finals

●        1 review day

●        4 test days

 

Mathematics

Instructor: Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Textbook: Go Math

Houghton Mifflin , Harcourt Publishing Company

 

Semester 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals

–          Divide Multi-Digit Numbers

–          Prime Factorization

–          Least Common Multiple

Prime factorization, prime number, divisible, least common multiples (LCM)
2 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals (continued)

–          Greatest Common Factor

–          Apply the Greatest Common Factor

–          Add and Subtract Decimals

Common factor, greatest common factor (GCF), factor
3 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals (continued)

–          Multiply Decimals

–          Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers

–          Divide with Decimals

Dividend, divisor, quotient, compatible numbers
4 Ch. 2   Fractions

–          Fractions and Decimals

–          Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals

–          Multiply Fractions

Mixed numbers, simplest form, equivalent fractions, common denominator
5 Ch. 2   Fractions (continued)

–          Simplify Factors

–          Model Fraction Division

–          Estimate Quotients

–          Divide Fractions

Dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder, inverse operation
6 Ch. 2   Fractions (continued)

–          Model Mixed Number Division

–          Divide Mixed Numbers

–          Fraction Operations

Compatible numbers, reciprocals, multiplicative inverses
7 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers

–          Understanding Positive and Negative Numbers

–          Compare and Order Integers

–          Rational Numbers and the Number Line

–          Compare and Order Rational Numbers

Integers, opposites, rational number
8 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Absolute Value

–          Compare Absolute Values

–          Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane

Absolute value, coordinate plane, x-axis, y-axis, origin, ordered pair, x-coordinate, y-coordinate
9 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Ordered Pair Relationships

–          Distance on the Coordinate Plane

–          The Coordinate Plane

Quadrants, line symmetry, line of symmetry
10 Midterm Exam Review
11 Midterm Exams
12 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates

–          Model Ratios

–          Ratios and Rates

–          Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables

Ratio, pattern, rate, unit rate, equivalent ratios
13 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates (continued)

–          Use Tables to Compare Ratios

–          Use Equivalent Ratios

–          Find Unit Rates

Equivalent fraction
14 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates (continued)

–          Use Unit Rates

–          Equivalent Ratios and Graphs

Application, ordered pairs
15 Ch. 5   Percents

–          Model Percents

–          Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals

–          Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents

Percent, ratio, equivalent fractions
16 Ch. 5   Percents (continued)

–          Percent of a Quantity

–          Percents

–          Find the Whole from a Percent

Equivalent fractions, simplify
17 Ch. 6   Units of Measure

–          Convert Units of Length

–          Convert Units of Capacity

–          Convert Units of Weight and Mass

Conversion factor, length, meter, capacity, gallon, liter, pint, quart
18 Ch. 6   Units of Measure (continued)

–          Transform Units

–          Distance, Rate, and Time Formulas

Gram, mass, ounce, pound ton, weight
19 Final Exam Review
20 Final Exams

Mathematics

 

Semester 2

 

21 Ch. 7   Algebra: Expressions

–          Exponents

–          Evaluate Expressions Involving Exponents

–          Write Algebraic Expressions

–          Identify Parts of Expressions

 

Exponent, base, factor, numerical expression, order of operations, evaluate, algebraic expression, variable
22 Ch. 7   Algebra: Expressions (continued)

–          Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas

–          Use Algebraic Expressions

–          Combine Like Terms

–          Generate Equivalent Expressions

–          Identify Equivalent Expressions

Terms, coefficient, Like terms, equivalent expressions, commutative, associative, identity, distributive
23 Ch. 8   Algebra: Equations and Inequalities

–          Solutions of Equations

–          Write Equations

–          Solve Addition and Subtraction Equations

–          Model and Solve Multiplication Equations

Equation, solution of an equation, variable, algebraic expression
24 Ch. 8   Algebra: Equations and Inequalities (continued)

–          Solve Multiplication and Division Equations

–          Equations with Fractions

–          Solutions of Inequalities

–          Write Inequalities

–          Graph Inequalities

Inverse operations, subtraction, addition, division, and multiplication property of equality, Inequality, solution of an inequality
25 Ch. 9   Algebra: Relationships between Variables

–          Independent and Dependent Variables

–          Equations and Tables

–          Analyze Relationships

Independent variable, dependent variable,
26 Ch. 9   Algebra: Relationships between Variables (continued)

–          Graph Relations

–          Equations and Graphs

Linear equation
27 Midterm Exam Review
28 Midterm Exams
29 Christmas Prep Week
30 Christmas Break
31 Ch. 10 Area

–          Area of Parallelograms

–          Area of Triangles

–          Area of Trapezoids

Area, parallelogram, congruent, diagonal, right triangle, acute triangle, obtuse triangle, trapezoid
32 Ch. 10 Area (continued)

–          Area of Regular Polygons

–          Composite Figures

–          Figures on the Coordinate Plane

regular polygons, Composite figure
33 Ch. 11 Surface Area and Volume

–          Three-Dimensional Figures and Nets

 

Solid figure, net, face, edge, vertex, base, lateral face, prism
34 Ch. 11 Surface Area and Volume (continued)

–          Explore Surface Area Using Nets

–          Surface Area of Prisms Surface Area of Pyramids

–          Volume of Rectangular Prisms

–          Geometric Measurements

pyramid, polygon, surface area, lateral area, volume
35 Ch. 12 Data Displays and Measures of Center

–          Recognize Statistical Questions

–          Describe Data Collection

–          Dot Plots and Frequency Tables

–          Histograms

Data, statistical question, dot plot, frequency, frequency table, relative frequency table, histogram, bar graph
36 Ch. 12 Data Displays and Measures of Center (continued)

–          Mean as Fair Share and Balance Point

–          Measurement of Center

–          Effects of Outliers

–          Data Displays

Measure of center, mean, median, mode, outliers
37 Ch. 13 Variability and Data Distribution

–          Patterns in Data

–          Box Plots

–          Mean Absolute Deviation

–          Measures of Variability

Box plot, Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)
38 Ch. 13 Variability and Data Distribution (continued)

–          Describe Distributions

–          Misleading Statistics

Distribution
39 Final Exam Review
40 Final Exams

 

Social Studies

Instructor: Daniel Notargiacomo

Textbook: Social Studies

Pelangi Publishing

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

 

Introduction to Social Studies

·         Overview on what we will study in the course

·         Questionnaire

2

 

Lesson 1: Community Life – The Law — Land Traffic Act

·         Introduce Law, what is law?

·         Why must we obey law?

·         Read pages 2-4

·         Complete activity 1 on page 5

 

Registration, notify

3

 

Lesson 1 cont.:  Community Life – The Law – Civil Registration Act

·         Introduce 4 registrations; birth, death, residence, ID card

·         Discuss advantages and disadvantages to registration

 

4

 

Lesson 1 cont.:  Community Life – The Law – Narcotics Act

·         Introduce Narcotics Act

·         Read pages 11-13 in text

·         Discuss why drugs are illegal and how the use and ban on use effect society

 

5

 

Lesson 2: Thai Culture – Thai Culture

·         Introduce types culture: material, non-material

·         Read pages 20-23 in text

·         Traditional vs modern: which is better?

·         Influences on culture: Technology; foreign…positive or negative?

 

Facilitate, norm

6

 

Lesson 2 cont.: Thai Culture – Thai Etiquette

·         Discuss etiquette and what it is

·         Read pages 27-30 in text

·         Break into groups (standing/standing; walking; offering/receiving objects) create roles, and demonstrate for classmates

 

7

 

Lesson 2 cont.: Thai Culture – Preservation of Thai Culture

·         Introduce preserving Thai culture guidelines

·         Read page 32 in text

·         Complete weekly activity

8

 

Lesson 3: News and Events In Daily Life – In Daily Life

·         Introduce the relevancy of news

·         Read pages 36-37 in text

·         Considering accuracy: rumors vs verifiable fact

Event, fact

9

 

Lesson 3 cont.: News and Events In Daily Life – From Several Sources

·         Discuss news sources

·         Read page 38 in text

·         Continue discussing authenticity of sources

10

 

Review

11

 

Midterms

12

 

Lesson 3: News and Events In Daily Life – Advantages of Updating; and Choosing Appropriately

·         Discuss advantages to news updates

·         Read pages 40-41 in text

·         Overview on how to choose news appropriately

·         Think critically about news

13

 

Lesson 4: Democratic Activities – Role and Duties of Local Administration and Government

·         Introduce idea of decentralization

·         Read pages 44-47 in text

·         Weighing benefits to decentralized system

 

Decentralize

14

 

Lesson 4 cont.: Democratic Activities – Democratic Activities

·         Introduce meaning of democratic activities

·         Read page 49 in text

·         Discuss areas in life where democratic activities are not engaged in (home, school)

·         Role play democratic activity

 

15

 

Lesson 4 cont.: Democratic Activities – Exercise the Vote Under Democratic System

·         Introduce concept of voting

·         Read pages 51-52 in text

·         Role play voting

 

16

 

Lesson 5: Producers and Consumers – Responsible Producers

·         Introduce relationship between producers and consumers

·         Read page 61-63 in text

·         Discuss societal benefits of responsible producers

 

Manufacture, consideration

17

 

Lesson 5 cont.: Producers and Consumers – Sharp Consumers

·         Introduce the role of the consumer

·         Read pages 66-69 in text

·         Complete weekly activity

 

18

 

Lesson 6: Economic Resources – Meaning and Importance of Resources

·         Introduce the meaning of resource

·         Read pages 73-74 in text

·         Discuss difference between human, natural and man-made resource

 

Enterprise, enhance

19

 

Review

20

 

Finals

Social Studies

 

Term 2

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

21

 

Lesson 7: Economic Relationships – Economic System and Economic Unit

·         Introduce economic system

·         Read pages 82-84

·         Differentiate units

·         Examine relationships between units

 

Compensate, severance

22

 

Lesson 7 cont.: Economic Relationships – Tax

·         Introduce taxation

·         Read pages 85-86 in text

·         Discuss benefits of tax on society

 

23

 

Lesson 7 cont.: Economic Relationships – Consumer Rights

·         Introduce consumer rights

·         Read pages 88-89 in text

·         Examine topic historically

 

24

 

Lesson 7 cont.: Economic Relationships – Labour Rights

·         Introduce labour rights

·         Read pages 91-95 in text

·         Examine topic historically

 

25

 

Lesson 7 cont.: Economic Relationships – Economic Integration

·         Introduce idea of integration

·         Read page 98 in text

·         Discuss examples

 

26

 

Lesson 8: Physical Characteristics – Geographical Tools

·         Introduce geography and topography

·         Read pages 108-115

·         Examine different kinds of maps

 

Precipitation, monsoon

27

 

Review

28

 

Midterms

29

 

Lesson 8 cont.: Physical Characteristics – Physical Characteristics of Thailand

·         Introduce geographical features of Thailand

·         Read pages 117-135 in text

·         Compare and contrast landscapes and climates in Thailand

·         Complete worksheet on students home climate

 

30

 

Christmas Break

31

 

 

Lesson 9: Physical Characteristics and Natural Phenomena – Relationships between….

·         Introduce natural disasters that occur in Thailand

·         Read page 139-145 in text

·         Link natural disasters to physical characteristics

 

32

 

Lesson 9 cont.: Physical Characteristics and Natural Phenomena – Influence on Thai Geosocial

·         Introduce geosocial

·         Read pages 146-147 in text

·         Examine how physical characteristics influence society

 

33

 

Lesson 10: Planning the use of Natural Resources – Natural Resources

·         Introduce natural resources

·         Read pages 149-150 in text

·         Examine Thailand’s natural resources

 

Deterioration, extinction

34

 

Lesson 10 cont.: Planning the use of Natural Resources – Relationships Between Humans and Environment

·         Introduce relationship between humans and environment

·         Read page 151 in text

·         Discuss importance and role of natural resources

 

35

 

Lesson 10 cont.: Planning the use of Natural Resources – Deterioration of Natural Resources and Environment

·         Introduce problems associated with deterioration of natural resources

·         Read pages 152-155 in text

·         Examine in detail the causes and effects

 

36

 

Lesson 10 cont.: Planning the use of Natural Resources – The Preservation of Natural Resources

·         Introduce sustainable preservation

·         Read pages 157-159 in text

·         Discuss ways students can preserve resources

 

37

 

Lesson 10 cont.: Planning the use of Natural Resources – Make a Plan to Use Natural Resources in Community

·         Introduce community approaches to sustainability

·         Read pages 161-162 in text

·         Discuss the process for developing a plan

 

38

 

Lesson 10 cont.: Planning the use of Natural Resources – Make a Plan to Use Natural Resources in Community

·         Review previous week

·         Begin to develop a community plan

 

39

 

Review

 

40

 

Finals

 

Health

Instructor: Daniel Notargiacomo

Textbook: Health Education

Marshall Cavendish Education

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords

1

 

Lesson 1: Healthy growth

  • Introduce Health and primary focuses
  • Read “When you exercise” on pages 2-3 in Health book, discuss proper breathing and how muscles, heart and lungs work together
  • Introduce and practice diaphragmatic breathing

 

Muscles, lungs, heart

2

 

Lesson 1 cont.: Healthy growth

  • Play video about benefits of calcium for bones
  • Read “A special note on bones” page 4-5 in Health book
  • Discuss the importance of strong bones
  • Complete Activity 2 (week’s food chart) on pages 4-5 in student activity book

 

Osteoporosis, weigh-bearing exercises, calcium

3

 

Lesson 1 cont.: Healthy growth

  • Read “Start now!” pages 6-7 in Health book, have students discuss favorite team and individual sports/activities
  • Complete Activity 1 (crossword) on pages 2-3 in student activity book

 

Muscles, lungs, heart, osteoporosis, weigh-bearing exercises, calcium

4

 

Lesson 2 Eating right:

  • Play short video about good eating habits
  • Read “Good eating habits” on pages 8-9 in Health book
  • Discuss the importance of eating right
  • Introduce food pyramid
  • Split into groups and complete Activity 3 (personalized food pyramid) on pages 6-8 in student activity book

 

5

 

Lesson 2 Eating right cont.:

  • Play video about body weight
  • Read “Your weight vs your height” on pages 10-11 in Health book
  • Discuss the weight chart in more detail with examples, use a volunteer

 

Skinfold measurement

6

 

Lesson 2 Eating right cont.:

  • Play video demonstrating high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Read “Food and related health problems” on pages 12-13
  • Complete Activity 4 on pages 9-11 in student workbook.

 

High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stroke, heart attack

7

 

Lesson 2 Eating Right cont.:

·         Review Lesson 2

  • Play short video on prevention of high blood pressure
  • Read “Prevention…” on pages 14-15
  • Try Lesson 2 together with Auntie Mel’s Health Tips on page 15 of Health book

 

Skinfold measurement, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stroke, heart attack

8

 

Lesson 3 Healthy lifestyle:

  • Play short video about managing stress
  • Read “Good health habits!” and “Rest and relax” on pages 16-17 in Health book

 

Life

9

 

Lesson 3 Healthy lifestyles cont.:

  • Read “Good eating habits!” and “Stay healthy” on pages 18-19 in Health book
  • Discuss positive ways to manage stress
  • Complete Activity 5 on pages 12-13 in student workbook

 

Saturated fat, unsaturated fat

10

 

Review

11

 

Midterms

12

 

Lesson 4 Malocclusion:

  • Read “Overcrowded!” on pages 20-21 in Health book
  • Play short video on malocclusion
  • Discuss when malocclusion should be treated
  • Discuss how/why malocclusion occurs

 

Orthodontist, malocclusion, hereditary

13

 

Lesson 4 Malocclusion cont.:

  • Read “Orthodontic treatment” on pages 22-23 in Health book
  • Play short video on orthodontic office
  • Discuss 4 stages
  • Discuss braces cleaning

 

Orthodontic treatment

14

 

Lesson 4 Malocclusion cont.:

  • Read “Visit the dentist” on page 23
  • Play short video on proper brushing/flossing
  • Discuss dentist visits
  • Regular check-ups
  • Complete Activity 6 on pages 14-15 in student workbook

 

15

 

Lesson 5 A clean environment:

  • Read “Keep the environment clean” on page 24
  • Read “Litter” on page 25
  • Play short video on litter

 

16

 

Lesson 5 A clean environment cont.:

  • Read “Dirty public places” on pages 26-28 in Health book
  • Play short video about block cleanup parties
  • Discuss how students can organize their own block cleanup party

 

17

 

Lesson 5 A clean environment cont.:

  • Review “Dirt public places”
  • Introduce NYC health grading system
  • Play short promotional video from NYC Department of Health directed at teaching children

 

18

 

Lesson 5 A clean environment cont.:

  • Read “Polluted air” on pages 28-29 in Health book
  • Read “Keep it clean and safe” on page 29 in Health book
  • Play short video on health effects of air pollution
  • Discuss health related problems cause by polluted air; asthma, etc.
  • Introduce air quality readings

 

19

 

Review

20

 

Finals

Health

 

Term 2

 

21

 

Lesson 6 Stop the germs!:

·         Read “How do germs spread?” on pages 30-32 in Health book

·         Discuss 2 ways diseases spread: Through the air; Through food and water

·         Discuss diseases contracted these ways and symptoms

22

 

Lesson 6 Stop the germs! cont.:

·         Read “Through human contact” on page 33 in Health book

·         Discuss AIDS: symptoms; how its contracted

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), AIDS

23

 

Lesson 6 Stop the germs! cont.:

·         Review Lesson 6

·         Read “Better safe than sorry” on page 34

·         Discuss how to prevent diseases

·         Complete Activity 7 on pages 16-19 in student workbook

24

 

Lesson 7 Be safe!:

·         Read “Water safety: In the pool” on pages 35-36 in Health book

·         Read “Water safety rules” on page 36

·         Discuss dangerous pool behavior using image in workbook on pages 20-21

·         Complete lifeguard safety report on pages 22-23 in student workbook

·         Complete pool safety rules on page 24 in student workbook

25

 

Lesson 7 Be safe! cont.:

·         Read “In the sea” and “At the quarries, rivers, canals and reservoirs” on pages 37-39 in Health book

·         Introduce skin protection factor (SPF), discuss levels of protection they offer

·         Discuss water intake when engaging in activities under the sun

·         Complete Activity 9 on pages 25-26 in student workbook

 

26

 

Lesson 7 Be safe! cont.:

·         Read “Safe from sexual abuse” on page 40-42 in Health book.

·         Explain that both boys and girls are at risk of sexual abuse.

·         Play short video directed to young people about prevention

·         Complete Activities 10 and 11 on page 27-29 in student workbook

 

27

 

Review

28

 

Midterms

29

 

Lesson 8 Be smart and do not start!:

·         Read “Effects of harmful substances: Alcohol” on page 43 in Health book

·         Discuss health risks of alcohol consumption, effects on liver and brain, etc.

·         Introduce blood alcohol content level and impaired cognition

·         Discuss consequences of drunk driving and riding with a driver who is drunk

·         Discuss how to detect if a person is under the influence of alcohol, and what to do

30

 

Christmas Break

31

 

 

Lesson 8 Be smart and do not start! cont.:

·         Read “Drugs and inhalants” on page 44 in the Health book

·         Discuss health risks of drug and inhalant use, effects on liver and brain, etc.

·         Discuss addiction and withdrawal symptoms

·         Discuss how drug use can effect relationship, school and home life

Withdrawal symptoms

32

 

Lesson 8 Be smart and do not start! cont.:

·         Read “Laws and regulations” on pages 44-45 in the Health book

·         Discuss Thai law on drugs

·         Discuss laws on cigarettes; age restriction; smoking in public places, etc.

33

 

Lesson 8 Be smart and do not start! cont.:

·         Read “Stay ‘clean’ and be healthy” on pages 45-46 in Health book

·         Play short video on peer pressure

·         Discuss ways to say “no”

·         Complete Activity 12 Harmful substances on page 30 of student workbook

·

34

 

Lesson 9 Mental Health:

·         Read “Changes and challenges in life” on page 47 of Health book

·         Discuss changes students have or could experience: new school; moving to a new city or country; starting a new school year; parent separation, etc.

35

 

Lesson 9 Mental Health cont.:

·         Read “How can you overcome stress?” on pages 48-49 of Health book

·         Discuss ways students overcome their stress

·         Discuss strategies for deals with stressful situations that the students used from the previous week

36

 

Lesson 9 Mental Health cont.:

·         Read “Emotional changes” on page 49-50

·         Discuss how body changes during puberty cause confusing emotions

·         Play short video on puberty

37

 

Lesson 9 Mental Health cont.:

·         Review “Emotional changes” from previous week, pages 49-50 in Health book

·         Discuss ways to combat emotional anxiety: share feelings; journal/diary; strong relationships with friends and family members

·         Discuss the importance of listening and supporting friends, and how to be a supportive friend

38

 

Lesson 10 Not giving up!:

·         Read “Not giving up!” on pages 51-54 of the Health book

·         Discuss practical techniques for students to achieve our goals: writing lists; creating outlines; support system; positive thinking; starting with the easiest task and building momentum; one step at time; etc.

·         Complete Activity 14 Mission accomplished on page 33 of the student workbook

39

 

Review

 

40

 

Finals

 

Computer

 

Term 1

 

Week Topic Objective
1 What is MS Word?

Introduction to MS Word

Different Parts of MS Word
2 Parts of MS Word

Toolbars

Toolbars and its functions
3 Keyboard and Shortcut Keys

Shortcut

Using Alt                                   Using Ctrl

Difference of the two

4 Keyboard and Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Assessment

Review how to use of Ctrl and Alt
5 Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Cover Page

Pictures

6 Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Textbox

WordArt

7 Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Header/Footer

Page Number

8 Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Table

Shapes

9 Page Layout Toolbar

Page Set Up

Margins

Orientation

Size

Columns

10 Review Review and familiarization of all the previous lessons
11 Midterms
12 How to make a newspaper Copy/Download pictures

Find/Create your topic

13 How to make a newspaper Formatting Toolbar

Layout options

Position/Wrap Text

14 How to make a newspaper Insert Page Numbers

Using Columns

Rearranging Headers

15 How to make a newspaper Assessment and completion of the project
16 How to make a business flyer Think of a business that you think will succeed

i.e. Pet Grooming, Pet Shop, Cake Shop, Beauty Salon, Restaurant, Cafe, Etc.

17 How to make a business flyer Assessment using the Formatting Toolbar

Layout options

Position/Wrap Text

18 How to make a business flyer Details of the business

Name, Address, Phone Number, Line ID, Facebook Page, Etc.

19 Review (How to make a business flyer) Assessment and completion of the project
20 Finals

Computer

 

Term 2

 

21 How to make a tri-fold brochure Brochure must be related to the previous topic (Flyer)
22 How to make a tri-fold brochure Things to remember when making a brochure
23 How to make a tri-fold brochure Use 3 Columns

Formatting Toolbar

Layout options

Position/Wrap Text

24 How to make a tri-fold brochure Assessment and completion of the project
25 Making a Christmas Card Creating a Christmas card using MS Word

Page Layout (Landscape)

Using 2 Columns

Margins (Narrow)

Insert Pictures

Font Style and size

26 Making a Christmas Card Messages that you want to tell to the person you want to give it to.
27 Review (Making a Christmas Card) Assessment and completion of the project
28 Midterms (Making a Christmas Card) Printing out the cards for the students
29
30 Christmas Holiday
31 I’m the Magazine Cover Model Preparation for the last MS Word Project

The Magazine Cover

32 Magazine Cover Model Learners choose the best photo of them

Understanding the parts/structure of a magazine cover

33 Magazine Cover Model Formatting Toolbar

Layout options

Position/Wrap Text

34 Magazine Cover Model Font Style, Color and Size

Things to include in a magazine cover

i.e. Masthead, Barcode, Cover Line, Main Cover Line, etc.

35 Magazine Cover Model Assessment and completion of the project
36 Compilation of all projects Project Submission
37 Assessment for Project Completion Project Submission
38 Final Assessment for Project Completion Final Project Submission
39 Review
40 Finals

 

 

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