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Middle School Curriculum Summary

Social Studies

6th grade – US History 1865 to WW I

  • United States History Civil War to Present, Holt McDougal, 2012
  • Cause and effects of the Civil War
  • Effects of Reconstruction
  • Westward Expansion, immigration, and the 2nd Industrial Revolution
  • Changing role of US from late 19th Century to WW I
  • Social Studies Fair

7th Grade – US History from WW I to Present

  • Late 19th Century through WW I
  • Social, economic and technological changes in early 20th Century
  • American involvement in WW II
  • Economic, social and political transformation WW II to 1965
  • Domestic and International Issues 1965 - 1980
  • Domestic and International Issues 1980 - Present

8th Grade


  • Civics in Practice, Holt McDougal, 2011
  • Foundation of American Citizenship
  • Three Branches of Government
  • State & Local Government
  • Economics

World History- High School Level Course

World History, Patterns of Interaction, Holt McDougal, 2012

  • Beginning of Civilizations
  • Directions of Government and Society
  • Exchanges and Encounters between cultures
  • European Renaissance and Reformation


6th grade

Math Connections, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2009

  • Algebra, Integers and Linear Equations
  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Polygons, geometry, and measurement
  • Whole and mixed numbers
  • Integers and rational Numbers
  • Ratio, proportion, percent, and probability

6th & 7th grade Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2005

  • Algebra and integers
  • Algebra and rational numbers
  • Graphing linear equations, and inequalities

7th & 8th grade Algebra- High School Level Course

Glencoe Algebra I, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2010

  • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
  • Polynomials, factoring and quadratic equations
  • Statistics and probability

8th grade Geometry- High School Level Course

Holt McDougal Geometry I, Holt McDougal, 2011

  • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
  • Geometric Reasoning, Inductive/Deductive
  • Lines Parallel and Perpendicular
  • Triangles, Congruence, Properties
  • Polygons and Quadrilaterals
  • Similarity and Applying similarity
  • Right Triangles and Trigonometry
  • Extending Perimeter, Circumference and Area
  • Circles, Arcs, Angles and Segments in Circles


Starting a new marine Biology curriculum for PK-8 with a living shoreline & waterfront classroom.

  • 6th grade Life and Environmental Science
  • Life Science, Glencoe, 2008
  • Ecology
  • Animal Diversity with Dissections
  • Human anatomy/physiology
  • Cell Structure and Function

7th Grade – Physical Science

Physical Science, Glencoe, 2008

  • Matter, work, force, energy and electricity
  • Chemistry and Periodic table

8th grade – Earth Science- High School Level Course

Earth Science, Holt McDougal 2010

  • Oceanography, Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Astronomy, Metrology


6th grade – The Old Testament

God Calls a People, New Evangelization Series; Loyola Press 2016

  • Genesis
  • Prophetic books
  • Wisdom books

7th Grade – The New Testament

  • Christian Morality
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Christological Doctrines
  • YouCat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church; Ignatius Press 2011)

8th Grade – Church History

  • YouCat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church; Ignatius Press 2011
  • The Sacraments
  • Catholic Church’s role throughout history
  • Moral Principles


6th, 7th, and 8th grades – Language & Literature

Units of study are covered in greater in depth throughout the middle school years. In 8th grade, curriculum covers a Drama Production.

Literature Curriculum

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Novel Study
  • Speeches
  • Poetry Memorization

Vocabulary Workshop, Sadlier-Oxford, 2013

  • 6th - Level A
  • 7th - Level B
  • 8th – Level C
  • Spelling
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Parts of speech
  • Use in context


6th, 7th, and 8th grades – Grammar and Writing

Exercises in English, Loyola Press, 2013

  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
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