Semester Overview

Grade 7
Academic Year 2018/2019

 
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English

Roadie Sawyers

 

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 What is Escalate English?

·         Detailed Learning Goal #1:  To help the students quickly increase their English skills so that they can speak confidently with the native sound while being further motivated to fully participate in class.

·         Detailed Learning Goal #2:  By term (2), I hope that students will have mastered the academic language they need to excel now and well into the future by tackling the language they need to succeed. I hope that it behooves them to achieve more in school, life, and socially by building their lexicons more and more, year over year.

Vocabulary/Spelling Words

 

 

Escalate

2 Unit 2- Opener:  Perception and Reality

The Language of Perception

·         Overview:  students will learn that things are not always as they appear and that reality is different from perception. Argue, question, explore.

Perception
3 The Language of Perception Page-50

·         Overview:  students will learn that things are not always as they appear and that reality is different from perception. Argue, question, explore.

Homographs:

Read/live/minute

4 Page 52-55 Combined Lessons: Blog (School Daze Abracadabra) & Language Cam Video (Is it Magic) Pedestrian/magician/shuffle/dogging me
5 Eat ‘Em Up Page- 56-63 Students will learn to not judge outwardly Organisms/precipitation/photosynthesis
6 Hatshepsut: The King Herself Page- 70-75 Run the country/surpass/equivalent
7 A Means to an End Page- 76-85 Means to an end/being commissioned
8 The Red-Headed League Page- 86-95 Encyclopedia/eccentric/Persuasive
9 Performance Task: Informative Essay Page- 96-99 Opening, supporting, & conclusion paragraphs
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Unit 6- Opener:  Guided by a Cause Page- 248-249

Overview:  students will learn to know what they want to do, hold a thought firmly, & that what appeals to them may not necessarily appeal to others.

Pre-Lude: La Causa Excerpt page-262

Cause/Conviction
13 Chapter 1: Cheated Page- 264-271 Manipulative/unrelenting/tyrant
14 Chapter 2: You Work & You Have Nothing Page- 272-277 Futile/dejected/haggard/thwart
15 Chapter 3: Viva La Causa Page- 278-285 Spearheading/cognizant/make an impact
16 Claudette Colvin Page- 254-259 Segregation/take to heart/throw the book
17 Oral Argument Page 296 Wayfarer/interpret/identify/severed
18 Special Project: Collaborative Discussion The 8 sequences to proper debate
19 Review
20 Finals

 

Science

George Perry

Textbook 1: Science Fusion (A):Cells and Heredity

Textbook 2: Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 “Welcome Back to School” Activities +

>>Science Fusion (A):Cells and Heredity

UNIT 1

·         2 Days ‘Back to School’ activities

·         3 Days classes:

[Unit 1: Lesson 1] The Characteristics of Cells

●     Ability to identify the components of cells

●     Compare the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes

 

 

 

 

 

cell, organism, cell membrane, cytoplasm, organelle, nucleus, prokaryote, eukaryote

 

2 [Unit 1: Lesson 2] Chemistry of Life

●     Describe the chemical makeup of living things

 

[Unit 1: Lesson 3] Cell Structure and Function

●     Compare the structure and function of cell parts in plant and animal cells

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

atom, molecule, carbohydrate, nucleic acid, lipid, phospholipid, protein

 

cytoskeleton, mitochondria, ribosome, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex, cell wall, vacuole, chloroplast, lysosome

 

3 [Unit 1: Lesson 4] Levels of Cellular Organization

●        Describe the different levels of organization in living things

 

organism, organ system, tissue, structure, organ, function

 

4 [Unit 1: Lesson 5] Homeostasis and Cell Processes

●        Explain the important processes that organisms undergo to maintain stable internal conditions

 

 

homeostasis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, mitosis, diffusion, osmosis, passive transport, active transport, endocytosis, exocytosis

 

5 [Unit 1: Lesson 6]Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

●        Explain how cells capture and release energy

Unit 1 Review

photosynthesis, chlorophyll, cellular respiration
6 >>Science Fusion: Cells and Heredity

UNIT 2

[Unit 2: Lesson 1]Mitosis

●        Connect the process of mitosis to its functions in single-celled and multicellular organisms

 

[Unit 2: Lesson 2]Meiosis

●        Describe the process of meiosis and its role in sexual reproduction

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

DNA, interphase, chromosomes, mitosis, cell cycle, cytokinesis

 

 

 

 

homologous chromosome, meiosis

 

 

7 [Unit 2: Lesson 3]Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

●        Describe asexual and sexual reproduction

●        List the advantages and disadvantages of each

 

sexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, fertilization
8 [Unit 2: Lesson 4]Heredity

●        Analyze the inheritance of traits in individuals

 

[Unit 2: Lesson 5]Punnett Squares and Pedigrees

●        Explain how patterns of heredity can be predicted by Punnett squares and pedigrees

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

heredity, genes, allele, genotype, phenotype, incomplete dominance, dominant, recessive, codominance

 

Punnett square, probability, ratio, pedigree

 

 

9 [Unit 2: Lesson 6]DNA Structure and Function

●        Describe the structure and main functions of DNA

 

Unit 2 Review

Please note that Lesson 7 (Biotechnology) in the textbook (the final chapter) will not be covered in this course. [This is the only chapter in this textbook that will be ‘skipped’]

 

DNA, mutation, nucleotide, RNA, replication, ribosome
10 Review Week (for Midterm)  

 

11 Midterms + Exam Revisit + Introduction to Earth Sciences Activities

●        3 Days Midterm Exams (16-18 July)

●        1 Day Exam Revisit and answer provision

●        1 Day Intro to Earth Sciences Activities

12 >>Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

UNIT 1

[Unit 1: Lesson 1]Water and its Properties

●        Describe water’s structure, its properties and its importance to Earth’s systems

 

 

 

 

polarity, cohesion, adhesion, specific heat, solvent

 

 

 

13 [Unit 1: Lesson 2]The Water Cycle

●        Describe the water cycle and the processes that are part of the water cycle on Earth

Unit 1 Review

Please note that Lesson 3(Surface Water and Ground Water) in the textbook will not be covered in this course. [This is 1 of 3 chapters in this textbook that will be ‘skipped’]

 

 

 

 

water cycle, evaporation, transpiration, sublimation, condensation, precipitation

 

14 >>Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

UNIT 2

[Unit 2: Lesson 1]Earth’s Oceans and the Ocean Floor

●        Describe the properties and physical features of the Earth’s oceans

 

 

 

salinity, continental margin, mid-ocean ridge, thermocline, deep-ocean basin, ocean trench

 

15 Science Week + Unit 2 extensions

 

16 [Unit 2: Lesson 2]Ocean Waves

●        Describe the characteristics of ocean waves and what happens as they move through the ocean

 

[Unit 2: Lesson 3]Ocean Currents

●        Explain the movement of ocean water, what factors influence this movement and why ocean circulation is important for the Earth

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

 

Unit 2 Review

wave, ocean wave, crest, trough, wavelength, wave period, mechanical wave, tsunami

 

ocean current, deep current, surface current, convection current, Coriolis effect, upwelling

 

 

 

17 >>Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

UNIT 3

[Unit 1: Lesson 1]The Atmosphere

●        Describe the composition and structure of the atmosphere

●        Explain how the atmosphere protects life and insulates Earth

 

[Unit 2: Lesson 2] Energy Transfer

●        Ability to summarize the three mechanisms by which energy is transferred through Earth’s systems

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

 

atmosphere, mesosphere, ozone layer, air pressure, stratosphere, greenhouse effect, thermosphere, troposphere

 

 

temperature, thermal energy, thermal expansion, heat, radiation, convection, conduction

 

18 [Unit 3: Lesson 3] Wind in the Atmosphere

●        Able to explain how energy provided by the sun causes atmospheric movement, known as wind.

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

 

Unit 3 Review

Wind, jet stream, Coriolis effect, local wind, global wind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 ReviewWeek (for Finals)+ Unit 3 Extension

●        2 Days Class

●        3 Days Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Final Exams + Review Extension

●        2 days review

●        3 days Final Exams

24/9-14/10

(3 weeks)

Mid-Year Break

No Classes for 3 Weeks

Science

George Perry

Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

Science Fusion (K): Introduction to Science and Technology

Term 2

 

21 >>Science Fusion (F): Earth’s Water and Atmosphere

UNIT 3

[Unit 4: Lesson 1]Elements of Weather

●        Describe elements of weather and explain how they are measured

 

 

 

 

 

weather, humidity, relative humidity, dew point, precipitation, air pressure, wind, visibility

 

 

22 [Unit 4: Lesson 2]Clouds and Cloud Formation

●        Describe the formation and classification of clouds

cloud, dew point, stratus cloud, cumulus cloud, cirrus cloud, fog
23 [Unit 4: Lesson 3]What Influences Weather?

●        Explain how global patterns in Earth’s system influence weather

{must carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

 

air mass, jet stream, front

 

 

 

 

 

24 Unit 4: Lesson 3] *EXTENDED

 

[Unit 4: Lesson 6]Climate

●        Describe the main factors that affect climate

●        Explain how scientists classify different climates

{must carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

 

 

weather, climate, latitude, elevation, topography, surface current

 

 

 

 

25 Unit 4: Lesson 6] *EXTENDED
26 [Unit 4: Lesson 7] Climate Change

●        Describe climate change

●        Identify the causes and effects of climate change

 

Unit 4 Review

{possibly/must carry content over to the next week – 1 days}

[Please note that Lessons4 and 5(Severe Weather and Weather Safety; Weather Maps and Weather Prediction) in the textbook will not be covered in this course. [This is 2 of 3 chapters in this textbook that will be ‘skipped’]

 

ice age, greenhouse effect, global warming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Review Week (for Midterms)+ Unit 1 Extension

●        1 Day Class

●        4 Days Review

 

28 Midterms + Review Extension

●        1 day review

●        3 days Exams

●        1 day public holiday

29 ●        1 Day Public Holiday

●        1 Day Exam Revisit and answer provision

●        2 Days Class

●        1 Day Xmas Activities

 

>>Science Fusion (K): Introduction to Science and Technology

UNIT 1

[Unit 1: Lesson 1]: What is Science?

●        Describe what characterizes science and scientific explanations

●        Differentiate between science and pseudoscience

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

science, empirical evidence, pseudoscience

 

30 Christmas Holiday

No Classes for 2.5 Weeks

 

31 [Unit 1: Lesson 2]: Scientific Investigations

●        Summarize the processes and characteristics of scientific investigations

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

 

experiment, hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable, observation,

data

 

32 [Unit 1: Lesson 3]: Scientific Knowledge

●        Differentiate the methods that scientists use to gain empirical evidence in a variety of scientific fields, and explain how this leads to scientific change

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

empirical evidence

theory

law

 

 

 

33 [Unit 1: Lesson 4]: Science and Society

●        Describe the impact that science has had on society and the role of scientists throughout history

 

Unit 1 Review

 

Society

findings

Sanitation

Medicines

Technology

Hydroponics

Contributions

34 >>Science Fusion (K): Introduction to Science and Technology

UNIT 2

[Unit 2: Lesson 1]: Representing Data

●        Ability to use tables, graphs and models to display and analyze scientific data

 

 

[Unit 2: Lesson 2]: Scientific Tools and Measurement

●        Describe the different tools and units of measurement used in scientific investigations

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

 

 

 

 

Independent variable,

Dependent variable,

model

 

measurement, scientific notation, precision, accuracy

 

 

35 [Unit 3: Lesson 3]: Models and Simulations

●        Describe how scientists use models and simulations to represent systems and make predictions

 

Unit 2 Review

 

model,

simulation, physical model, mathematical model,

conceptual model

36 >>Science Fusion (K): Introduction to Science and Technology

UNIT 3

[Unit 3: Lesson 1]: Engineering design process

●        Explain how the engineering process develops technical solutions to meet people’s needs.

 

 

 

technology, engineering, prototype,

trade-off

 

37 [Unit 3: Lesson 3]: Systems

●        Describe how systems are put together, controlled and interact with each other

 

[Unit 3: Lesson 5]: Engineering and Life Science

●        Describe how organisms can be used in engineering

●        Understand how engineering can help organisms

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 1 day}

system, systems theory, input, output, control, feedback

 

selective breeding,

genetic engineering,

DNA,

Assistive/Adaptive technology,

Prosthetics,

biomimicry,

 

38 [Unit 3: Lesson 6]: Engineering and Our World

●        Explain how engineering, technology and society affect each other

 

Unit 3 Review

{possibly carry content over to the next week – 2 days}

[Please note that Lessons2 and 4(Methods of Analysis; Materials and Tools) in the textbook will not be covered in this course. [This is 2 of 2 chapters in this textbook that will be ‘skipped’]

 

Technology,

Design,

Needs and Wants,

Society and Technology,

Engineering

39 Review(for finals)+ Unit 3 Extension

●        2 Days Class

●        3 Days Review

40 Finals

●        2days Review

●        3 days Exams

 

 

Mathematics

Instructor: Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Textbook: Go Math: Middle School Grade 7

Houghton Mifflin , Harcourt Publishing Company

Semester 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Ch.1    Adding and Subtracting Integers

–          Adding Integers with the Same Sign

–          Adding Integers with Different Signs

Ch.3    Rational Numbers

–          Rational Numbers and Decimals

–          Adding Rational Numbers

 

Integers, rational numbers, absolute values
2 Ch.1    Adding and Subtracting Integers (continued)

–          Subtracting Integers

Ch.3    Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Subtracting Rational Numbers

 

Number lines, additive inverse
3 Ch.1    Adding and Subtracting Integers (continued)

–          Applying Addition and Subtraction of Integers

 

opposites
4 Ch. 2   Multiplying and Dividing Integers

–          Multiplying Integers

–          Applying Integers Operations

Ch. 3   Rational Numbers

–          Multiplying Rational Numbers

 

Product Expression, rational number, decimal, mixed number
5 Ch. 2   Multiplying and Dividing Integers (continued)

–          Dividing Integers

Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Dividing Rational Numbers

Product, quotient, dividend, divisor
6 Ch. 2   Multiplying and Dividing Integers (continued)

–          Applying Rational Number Operations

Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Applying Rational Number Operations

 

Factor, product, quotient
7 Ch. 4   Rates and Proportionality

–          Unit Rates

 

Rate, unit rate, complex fraction
8 Ch. 4   Rates and Proportionality (continued)

–          Constant Rates of Change

–          Proportional Relationships and Graphs

 

Proportional relationship, rate of change, proportion, constant of proportionality
9 Math Project Week
10 Midterm Exam Review
11 Midterm Exams
12 Ch. 5   Proportions and Percents

–          Percent Increase and Decrease

Percent, percent increase, percent decrease
13 Ch. 5   Proportions and Percents (continued)

–          Rewriting Percent Expressions

–          Applications of Percent

Discount, markdown, simple interest, principal
14 Ch. 6   Expressions and Equations

–          Algebraic Expressions

–          One-Step Equations with Rational Coefficients

Expression, algebraic expression, distributive property, coefficient
15 Ch. 6   Expressions and Equations (continued)

–          Writing Two-Step Equations

 

Two-step equation
16 Ch. 6   Expressions and Equations (continued)

–          Solving Two-Step Equations

 

Ch. 7   Inequalities

–          Writing and Solving One-Step Inequalities

Inequality,
17 Ch. 7   Inequalities (continued)

–          Writing Two-Step Inequalities

–          Solving Two-Step Inequalities

Two-step inequalities
18 Math Project Week
19 Final Exam Review
20 Final Exams

Mathematics

 

 Semester 2

21 Ch. 8   Modeling Geometric Figures

–          Similar Shapes and Scale Drawings

–          Geometric Drawings

Dimension, scale drawing, scale, triangle, unique triangle
22 Ch. 8   Modeling Geometric Figures (continued)

–          Cross Sections

–          Angle Relationships

 

Ch. 9   Circumference, Area, and Volume

–          Circumference

Cross sections, vertical angles, adjacent angles, complementary angles, supplementary angles, radius, diameter, circumference
23 Ch. 9   Circumference, Area, and Volume (continued)

–          Area of Circles

–          Area of Composite Figures

Pi, squared, composite figures
24 Ch. 9   Circumference, Area, and Volume (continued)

–          Solving Surface Area Problems

–          Solving Volume Problems

 

Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations

–          Populations and Samples

Surface area, prism, composite solid, volume, trapezoid prism, population, sample, random sample, biased sample
25 Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations (continued)

–          Making Inferences from a Random Sample

–          Generating Random Samples

Dot plot, inference
26 Math Project Week
27 Midterm Exam Review
28 Midterm Exams
29 Christmas Prep Week
30 Christmas Break
31 Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data

–          Comparing Data Displayed In Dot Plots

Dot plot, center, median, mean, outlier
32 Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data (continued)

–          Comparing Data Displayed in Box Plots

 

Box plot, upper quartile, lower quartile
33 Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data (continued)

–          Using Statistical Measures to Compare Populations

 

Mean absolute deviation (MAD),
34 Ch. 12 Experimental Probability

–          Probability

 

Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability and Simulations

–          Making Predictions with Experimental Probability

Probability, likelihood, experiment, trial, outcome, event, sample space, experimental probability, theoretical probability
35 Ch. 12 Experimental Probability (continued)

–          Experimental Probability of Simple Events

Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability and Simulations (continued)

–          Theoretical Probability of Simple Events

simple  event, simulation
36 Ch. 12 Experimental Probability (continued)

–          Experimental Probability of Compound Events

Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability and Simulations (continued)

–          Theoretical Probability of Compound Events

Compound event, simulation
37 Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability and Simulations (continued)

–          Making Predictions with Theoretical Probability

–          Using Technology to Conduct a Simulation

Qualitative prediction
38 Math Project Week
39 Final Exam Review
40 Final Exams

 

Social Studies

Roadie Sawyers

U.1/U.2

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 What is Social Studies?

·         Detailed Learning Goal #1:  To help the students quickly increase their English skills so that they can speak confidently with the native sound while being further motivated to fully participate in class.

·         Detailed Learning Goal #2:  By term (2), I hope that students will have mastered the academic language they need to excel now and well into the future by tackling the language they need to succeed. I hope that it behooves them to achieve more in school, life, and socially by building their lexicons more and more, year over year.

Vocabulary/Spelling Words

 

 

Social Studies

2 Unit 1- Opener:  Physical Geography –page 39

The physical attributes of the earth

·         Overview:  students will learn how geography influences the way people live.

3 Lesson 1 Planet Earth Page-42-51

·         Overview:  students will learn the living conditions and physical makeup of planet earth.

4 Lesson 2A Changing Earth Page- 52-57 Overview:  students will learn the varying ways that earth changes both nature and man-made
5 Lesson 3 Land & Water Page- 58-68 Overview: Students will learn the value and commodity of nature’s blessing, human conservation, and destruction
6 Chapter 3 Human Geography Page- 69-71Overview:  Students will learn how people adapt to environment, what makes cultures unique, and economic choices
7 Lesson 1 The World’s People Page- 72-78 (Think again; immigration)
8 Lesson 2 Culture Page 82-90 (Global connections; social media in a changing world)
9 Lesson 3 The World’s Economies Page 94-96 (Think again; command economy)
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Unit 2- Opener:  North America USA East of the Mississippi Page- 105-113

Overview:  students will learn the nations-geo-political, population, and energy resources along with economic choices and how technology changes lives.

 

13 Chapter 4 Lesson 1:Physical Features

Page- 116-123

14 Lesson 2:History of the Region Page- 124-131
15 Lesson 3:Life in the Region

Page- 132-140

16 Chapter 5 The USA West of the Mississippi River Lesson 1: Physical Features Page 145-155 (animals & terrains)
17 Lesson 2 History of the Region Page- 156-158( exploring the Louisiana territory)
18 Lesson 3 Life in the USA West of the Mississippi Page- 164-167  (making the desert bloom)
19 Review
20 Finals

 

Health

Kaitland Grassing

 

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Introduction and Course Objectives

–          Go over course objectives of semester

–          Ice Breaker “What is health” in groups

–          What is health? Assignment handout

 

Chapter 1: Nervous system (Lesson 1)

–          Diagram and lesson of parts and functions of the brain

–          (Video presentation of brain overview, structure, parts and functions)

 

 

Health [Physical, mental, emotional]
2 Chapter 1: Nervous system(Lesson 1)

–          Diagram and lesson of parts and functions of the brain

–          Discuss the nervous system and importance on health

–          Responding to a ‘tap on the shoulders’ activity

 

Forebrain, hindbrain, midbrain (cerebrum, thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebellum, medulla oblongata, pons, CNS, PNS, sympathetic and parasympathetic NS
3 Chapter 1: Nervous system (Lesson 2)

–          Endocrine system and diagram of body

–          Thyroid gland, adrenal gland diagram

Endocrine system, pituitary gland, pancreas, thyroid, gland, testes, ovaries, adrenal, hormones, oxytocin, vasopressin, pineal, thymus, pancreas, gonads
4 Chapter 1: Nervous system (Lesson 3)

–          Importance and maintenance of health in ductless system of human body

–          Review the nervous system and endocrine system their effects on growth

–          Water Balance in the body

–          group activity (How much water do we need each day and how to tell when we are dehydrated)

–          Headaches and migraine reading activity

 

Biological clock, migraines, headaches, water balance
5 Chapter1: Taking care of your nerves and endocrine system (Lesson 4)

–          Review and facilitate ways to take care of NS and endocrine (group activity and discussion)

–          Explain NS and endocrine system working together

–          (p.4-15) Diagram quiz of nervous and endocrine system

 

Review of all terms above (week 1-4)

Students discuss the following questions (p.14-15)

6 Chapter 2: Growth in Teens(Lesson 1)

–          Discuss the various conditions heredity or environmental for physical growth

 

Genetic inheritance, physical characteristics, blood groups, emotional traits
7 Chapter 2: Growth in Teens (Lesson 2)

–          Students check their BMI, growth and height charts

–          Ways of achieving optimal human development

 

Growth development rates, criteria, standard weight/height, physical, mental, emotional development
8 Chapter 2: Growth in Teens (Lesson 3)

–          Personality development in teens

–          Personality types and styles

–          Developing a healthy personality, attitudes and communication skills

 

National health guidelines, personality development, personality types
9 Chapter 2: Growth in Teens (Lesson 4)

–          Health promotion

–          Identify and develop skills in health promotion of teens

–          Student group activity (answer questions p.29)

 

rapid growth/development, empathy, mindfulness
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 3: Teenager development (Lesson 1)

–          Physical changes and adjustments

–          Diagram of changes in teens (male and female p. 32)

Widen, narrow, hormone, menstruating, sexual maturity, epidermis, gland, follicle, Turbulent stage, acceptance, adjustment, male and female reproductive organs, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, prostate gland, penis, testicles, uterus, ovarian ducts, ovary, vagina, cervix, pituitary gland, gonads
13 Chapter 3: Teenager development (Lesson 2)

–          Emotional and social changes in teens

–          Characteristics of emotional health activity

–          Discussion of changes emotionally in teens, coping skills and tools to manage emotional rollercoaster

 

Emotional changes, feelings, self-conscious,
14 Chapter 3: Teenager development (Lesson 3)

–          Sexual deviation, characteristics and solutions

–          Analyze acceptance, attitude development in teens

–          Acne and tools to manage in teens

–          Changes in sexual development and character building steps

–          Questions in groups (p. 40-41)

 

puberty, personal hygiene, acne, follicle, skin health
15 Chapter 4: Sexual harassment (Lesson 1)

–          Definition and types of sexual harassment

–          Causes of sexual harassment (plus a discussion activity)

–          Effects of sexual harassment

–          Analyze and discuss various unwanted behaviors

–          Group scenario of sexual harassment in schools (p. 44-45)

 

Conduct, harassment, physical/emotional/mental effects,
16 Chapter 4: Sexual harassment (Lesson 2 & 3)

–          Reasons for sexual harassment and effects of sexual harassment (group ice breaker activity; Answers on p. 46)

–          Prepare to travel situation

o   (Safety precautions taken in various situation activity in groups + take up discussion)

 

Avoidance, safety precautions, self-preparation, privacy control, social media
17 Chapter 4: Sexual harassment (Lesson 4)

–          Prevention of sexual harassment

–          Techniques to use your body and objects as weapons

–          Take up ‘test yourself’ as a group (p. 49)

 

Attacker, assault, defense,
18 Chapter 4: Sexual harassment (Lesson 4 con.t)

–          Refusal skills to prevent sexual harassment scenario activity

–          (Classroom taken outside to practice techniques in pairs ~40min)

 

Refuse/refusal, self-defense
19 Review
20 Finals

Health

 

Term 2

 

21 Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 1)

–          Overview of nutrition and human health (graphic organizer activity)

–          Definition and benefits of food to health

 

Malnutrition, nutritional status, under nutrition, over nutrition, obesity
22 Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 2)

–          Food-based dietary guidelines (types of food groups to eat)

–          Nutrition flag and main food groups to consume

–          What’s on your plate? (3 day journal of food consumed assignment)

 

Obesity, diets, exercise, Food groups, vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, micronutrients, nutritional guidelines, starch, legumes/beans
23 Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 3)

–          Under nutrition conditions, causes in depth and global prevalence

–          Healthy eating

–          Ways to promote a healthy diet, lifestyle and choices for teens

 

Protein deficiency, beriberi, anemia, goiter, blindness, angular stomatitis, scurvy
24 Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 4)

–          Nutrition related health problems

–          Underweight and overweight factors relating to diet in humans

–          Obesity (causes and solutions)

–          Weight management, a global forecast (obesity global reports)

 

Obesity, diabetes, obesity related complications,
25 Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 4 con.t)

–          Nutrition related health problems

–          Night blindness, anemia, goiter, hyperthyroidism, and other nutrient deficiencies

–          Teenager nutrients daily (table and examples)

–          Type of nutrients needed for teens and group discussion (graphic organizer)

 

carbohydrates, proteins, lipids/fats, vitamins, minerals, calcium, iodine, sodium, Vitamin (A,D,C,E,K,B)
26 Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 4 con.t)

–          Nutrition related health problems

–          Health problems caused by eating poorly

–          Cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and types of cholesterol found in diet

–          Teenagers choosing products wisely

–          Role of breakfast in teenage health

 

Energy resource, blood sugar, lethargic, supplements,
27 Review
28 Midterms
29 Christmas Show Preparation
30 Christmas Holiday
31 Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 4 con.t)

–          Reading nutrition labels activity outline (hand out assignment for next week)

 

Chapter 6: Fitness (Lesson 1)

–          Definition of body weight and body weight calculations

–          Skill related fitness, definition of physical fitness and various measurements

–          Group activity in coordination, reaction time, speed

 

Labelling regulations, nutritional recommendations, suggested servings, amount per serving, daily value (DV), manufacturing conditions

 

Agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, speed

32 Chapter 6: Fitness (Lesson 2)

–          Health-related fitness

–          Discuss the various fitness measures

 

 

Chapter 5: Nutrition (Lesson 4 con.t) (~30min)

–          Reading nutrition labels activity group discussion (pick 1 prepared food and present its nutrients)

 

Cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition
33 Chapter 6: Fitness (Lesson 3)

–          Leisure Activities that promote a fit life

–          Weight management strategies and lifestyle choices

–          Exercise and weight management

–          Role of music, exercise in healthy life

 

Normal/abnormal, management strategies, exercise principles, hobby,
34 Chapter 6: Fitness (Lesson 2 con.t)

–          Management strategies of weight gain, weight control

–          Physical capacity definitions and ways to improve physical capacity

–          Testing physical capacity activity (Individual testing and in pairs; Outdoor activity)

 

Eating behaviors, physical fitness, recovery, Speed, muscular strength, muscular power, agility, flexibility, body balance, endurance, relative reaction response time, hand-eye coordination
35 Chapter 7: First Aid (Lesson 1)

–          First Aid definitions and types within various scenarios

–          A look inside a First Aid Kit (Group discussion and activity, p. 76)

–          How to accurately provide first aid safety

–          Review the how to perform first aid on:  stop bleeding from a wound, animal bites, burns, fainting, exhaustion/heat,  bone fracture, nosebleed

 

Adhesive tape, cottom balls, sanitizer, safety pins, thermometer, cold packs, bandages, ointment, tweezers, scissors, calamine lotion
36 Chapter 7: First Aid (Lesson 2& 3)

–          General knowledge of first aid and main principles

–          Group focus questions on heatstroke and ways to aid patient (p.79)

–          Group activity (group presentation of taking care of “broken forearm and leg” (p. 81-82)

–          Moving a sick person Activity (~20min, pp.83-87 activity on pp.88)

 

 

Fainting, wounds, cuts, burns, healing, scalds, bone fractures, health complications,
37 Chapter 8: Dangers of drugs (Lessons 1-4)

–          Types and knowledge of addictive and dangerous substances

–          How to spot the drug use through physical and behavioral changes

–          Dangers of drug use, cigarette smoking activity

–          Health effects of alcohol, liver cirrhosis, and other drugs

 

Addiction, withdrawal, addictive substances, synthetic, classifications, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, combined effects

Cigarette smoking (lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, nicotine, tar, second-hand smoke, inhale)

38 Chapter 9: Staying away from Drug Abuse (Lesson 1 & 2)

–          Role of individual, community and family

–          How to build critical thinking skills with dangerous substances

–          Building decision-making skills, communication skills and problem-solving skills

 

Decision-making skills, creating value, analyze
39 Review
40 Finals

 

Reading

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Introduce Procedures and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         How “bell work” works

·         Student supplies

·         Student Interest Survey

·         Rubric Quiz

·         Purpose of the reading journal.

·         Create flexible groups.

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Violent, sable, chivalry, hermit, breathlessly

2 Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as: (Same as first week) Violent, sable, chivalry, hermit, breathlessly
3 Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         King Arthur and His Knights Quiz

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Beamed, defeated, amused, affection, merciful

4 Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Injured, surrendered, refreshments, competitor, committed

5 Finish Book and Begin King Arthur Movie

In class:

·         Read aloud and discuss reflection questions

·         Begin the movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework:

·         Choose project option

·         Begin working individually or with partners

Choose 5 from the reading
6 Finish King Arthur and Prepare Projects

In class:

·         Finish the movie

·         Explain book project options (illustrated timeline, skit, class presentation, graphic novel, poem or an essay)

·         One period to work on the project

Homework:

·         Complete the project

Choose 5 from the reading
7 Present Projects and Introduce The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Present/turn in King Arthur Project

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 1-3

All the keywords in the margins of the book. There are a bunch.
8 Finish Reading The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Describe which character you would be in the story and why.

Class/Homework:

·         Add new character and setting descriptions

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 4-8

All the keywords in the margins of the book. There are a bunch.
9 Watch The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Finish Watch movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework: Look over reading and movie notes

Choose five words from the movie.
10 Review: The Wizard of Oz and King Arthur
11 Midterms
12 Introduce Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter (1-6)

Privately, surrounded, orchards, imagination, orphanage
13 Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Anne of Green Gables Quiz 1

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 7-11.

Embarrass, distressed, brooch, confessed, exception
14 Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the Class/Homework and reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 12-18.

marveling, frilly, disobedient, inconsolable, affliction
15 Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the Class/Homework and reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 18-23.

dreadful, interfere, offending, epoch, scornfully
16 Introduce The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         How “bell work” works

·         Student supplies

·         Student Interest Survey

·         Rubric Quiz

·         Purpose of the reading journal.

·         Create flexible groups.

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 1-3

rivalry, astonished
17 Finish Reading The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Describe which character you would be in the story and why.

Class/Homework:

·         Add new character and setting descriptions

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 4-8

Choose five words that come up in the movie.
18 Watch The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Finish Watch movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework: Look over reading and movie notes

19 Review
20 Finals

 

Grade 7 | 2018/19 Semester 1 | Plan

Headyway book Complete English for Cambridge Secondary and old lesson plans.

Students will be introduced to a wide range of writing styles (See Cambridge book).  Punctuation and grammar refinement will be the goal (See Cambridge book)

The use of Cambridge Secondary will go on into Grade 8 (more analysis of writing will take place.  In Grade 7, semester 2, Students will also be introduced to essay writing (opinion essays)

Grade 7 | Semester 1 | Quarter 1
Week 1 A • Semester breakdown, rules, grading, curriculum, Questionnaire
B • Paper Tower Building (Team Building)

• Grammatical Element 1 – Simple Sentences Refresher w/adjectives and adverbs

Week 2 A • Free Writing topic 1

Formal & Informal Letter Writing

B • Formal & Informal Letter Writing
Week 3 A • Formal & Informal Letter Writing
B • Grammatical Element 2 – Compound Sentences + Using conjunctions & Prepositions

• Formal & Informal Letter Writing

Week 4 A • Free Writing topic 2

Descriptive: Writing about your country (brainstorming, linking words)

B • Descriptive: Writing about your country
Week 5 A • Descriptive: Writing about your country
B • Grammatical Element 3 – Complex Sentences (Co-ordination and Subordination)

• Descriptive: Writing about your country

Week 6 A • Free Writing Topic 3

• Writing a description of a journey (Travel Writing)

B • Writing a description of a journey
Week 7 A • Writing a description of a journey
B • Punctuation Element 1 – Full stops & Sentences

• Writing a description of a journey

Week 8 A • Free Writing Topic 4

• Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story

B • Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story
Week 9 A ** Missing work handed in this week
B • Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story

 

  • Free writings = 4, students choose which 2 they want to hand in. This will encourage them to edit and assess their own work.  They hand in 1 half way through the semester. 20 points
  • Graded main assignments = 3. I choose 2 and students choose one more to hand in to be graded. This will encourage them to edit and assess their own work. 60 points
  • Error correction (based on Grammar) = 2 x short pop up tests. 20 points

 

Grade 7 | Semester 1 | Quarter 2
Week 1 A • Free Writing Topic 1

• Punctuation Element 2 – Ending Sentences

B • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script

 

Week 2 A • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script
B • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script
Week 3 A • Free Writing Topic 2

• Punctuation Element 3 – Commas

B • Writing Script – Making the film – bringing writing to life
Week 4 A • Writing Script – Making the film – bringing writing to life
B • Descriptive: Writing about your country
Week 5 A • Free Writing Topic 3

• Grammatical Element 4 – Nouns & Pronouns + Verbs & agreement

B • Writing an informative Summary
Week 6 A • Writing an informative Summary
B • Writing an informative Summary
Week 7 A • Writing an informative Summary
B • Free Writing Topic 4

 

  • Free writings = 4, students choose which 2 they want to hand in. This will encourage them to edit and assess their own work.  They hand in 1 half way through the semester. 20 points
  • Graded main assignments = 2. 40 points
  • Error correction (based on Grammar) = 2 x short pop up tests. 20 points

 

  1. Writing Styles / Genres:

** Remember: Plan, check, asses. Follow this structure always with your writing!

  • Descriptive: Your country (Headway Book)

*Brainstorming and linking words to help writing flow.

  • a journey (Oxford book)

–      Letter writing / writing emails (invitation)

  • Writing a biography (Oxford book)
  • Writing an informative summary (Oxford, Headway & own pp)
  • Writing a myth of origin (Oxford book)
  • Descriptive: a photograph (assignment)
  • Biography (Oxford book)
  • Persuasive article (Oxford book)
  1. Writing Fiction (AQA GCSE FOUNDATION TIER PDF)
  • Writing script – turn into film.
  • Writing Prose. Inc suspense story from Oxford book. Bridge this with Halloween scary writing.
  • Writing Poetry / Haiku
  • Writing a Science Fiction Story (Oxford)
  1. Analysing Reading and Writing (Oxford book)
  1. Grammatical & Punctuation elements: Work through Oxford book from time to time as grammar refresher (1 element every two weeks, inc. 1 x error correction pop up test re. each element)

 

4.Free Writing: 1 x 20 minute piece every 2 weeks.

  • Lost City of Atlantis. Turn this into a writing project.  Draw. Create your own Lost City. What would it be like? Would there be rules? Write about it.
  • Writing a basic paragraph

 

5.Pathways Section (Towards the end of the year)

– Things to look out for in writing and how to improve for the future.

Computer

Teacher Kevin Gorospe

 

Term 1

 

Week Topic Objective
1 What is Lego Mindstorms EV3?

Introduction to Lego Mindstorms EV3

Overview of Lego Mindstorms EV3
2 Parts of EV3 Brick

Brick Buttons and Brick Screen

Different Parts of EV3 bricks and its functions
3 Parts of EV3

Ports, Sensors, Motors

Explain and discuss different ports for different sensors/motors
4 EV3 Software Parts of EV3 software.

Difference between Project and Program

5 Color Blocks Color blocks and their properties
6 Useful Icons Discuss the different icons inside the EV3 program canvass
7 Action Blocks Discuss the seven action blocks
8 Rotations and Degrees Similarities and Difference of these two movements
9 Move Tank and Move Steering Discuss and Analyze how these two correlates with each other
10 Review Review and familiarization of all the previous lessons
11 Midterms
12 Moving Straight V.1. Use the green block move steering

Move Straight Challenge: Seconds VS Degrees VS Rotations

V.2. Move straight review and discussion

13 Challenge Solution Will discuss port view to solve the move straight challenge
14 Pseudocode 1. Learn what pseudocode means

2. Learn why you use pseudocode

3. Learn to write pseudocode for a common task

4. Learn how to plan programs for the Lego Tasks Ahead

15 Making a Turn 1. Learn to turn the robot a desired number of degrees

2. Learn the differences between Spin and Pivot Turns

3. Learn how to program two different type of turns

4. Learn to write pseudocode

16 Display Block 1. Learn to use the Display Block to display text and images

2. Understand why the Display Block can be useful in programming

17 Custom Images and Sounds Learn to use the Display Block and Sound Block to add your custom images and sounds to the EV3
18 Lesson Recap 1. Move straight

2. Port View

3. Pseudocode

4. Make a turn

5. Display

6. Custom Image and sound

19 Lego Challenge Make your robot move in a square direction without hitting the obstacle
20 Finals

Computer

 

Term 2

 

21 The Touch Sensor 1. Learn how to use the Touch Sensor

2. Learn how to use the Wait For Block

3. Learn the difference between the Wait For Block and the Sensor Blocks

4. Learn when to use Move Block’s “On” mode

22 Loops 1. Learn how to repeat an action

2. Learn how to use Loop Blocks

23 Switches 1. Learn how to make your robot decide what to do out of different choices

2. Learn how to use a Switch Block

24 The Sound Block 1. Learn to use the Sound Block

2. Understand why the Sound Block can be useful in programming

25 Moving an Object Learn how to program a robot to move an
26 Different Ways of Moving

Synchronization, Regulated Power, Ramp-up & Ramp-down

1. Learn about different blocks for moving the robot and when to use which block

2. Learn about power regulation, motor synchronization, and ramp up/down

27 Variables 1. Learn about different types of variables

2. Learn how to read and write to variables

28 Midterms
29
30 Christmas Holiday
31 Recap Lego Challenge 1 Make the Lego Robot move in a square direction using move tank/steering

Determine which one has a better turn and movement

32 Lego Challenge 2 Prepare a Pseudocode

Make the Lego Robot move in a octagon direction

33 Lego Challenge 3 Assemble and disassemble the Lego Robot and make it work
34 Lego Challenge 4 Make the Lego Robot turn when it bumps to a wall
35 Lego Challenge 5 Continuation from the previous challenge

Apply display and sound when the robot bumps to a wall

36 Lego Challenge 6 Make the Lego Robot move in a circular/oval direction
37 Lego Challenge 7 Loop till it stops
38 Lego Challenge 8 Let’s have a race
39 Review
40 Finals

 

 

 

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