**Overview of Annual Curriculum**

**Overview of Annual Curriculum**

1st TRIMESTER: Sept./Oct./Nov.1st TRIMESTER: Sept./Oct./Nov.

**--Literature Unit #1:**

Language Arts

Language Arts

__Al Capone Does My Shirts__

--Literature Unit #2:

__The Boy of the Painted Cave__(integrated Social Studies)

--Other Reading:

__Suth’s Story__and

__A Bone from a Dry Sea__(integrated Social Studies)

--Writing Unit: Personal Narrative & Descriptive Genres

--Speaking: Current Events

**Social Studies**

--The Paleolithic Era & Prehistoric Humans

**Math**

--Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers and place them on a number line

--Determine the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor of whole numbers

--Use LCM and GCD to solve problems with fractions

--Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive fractions

--Apply order of operations and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions

--Solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems that use positive and negative integers

--Solve integer problems that arise in concrete situations

**Science**

Earth Science

**Arts**

Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.

**2nd TRIMESTER: Dec./Jan./Feb.**

Language Arts

Language Arts

--Literature Unit #3:

__The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt__(integrated Social Studies)

--Other Reading:

__The Egypt Game__and

__Black Ships Before Troy__(integrated Social Studies)

--Writing Unit: Expository & Technical Genres

--Speaking: Current Events

**Social Studies**

--Mesopotamia, Egypt, & Kush

--Ancient Hebrews

--Ancient Greece

**Math**

--Use inverse operation to solve algebraic equations

--Translate verbal equations to algebraic equations

--Use proportions to solve problems

--Use cross multiplication as a method for solving proportion problems

--Convert one unit of measurement to another

--Understand that

*rate*is a measure of one quantity per unit value of another quantity

--Solve problems involving rates, average speed, and time

--Solve problems involving discounts at sales, interest earned, and tips

--Compute the range, mean, median, and mode of data sets

--Recognize outliers and their effect on measures of central tendency

--Identify different ways of selecting a sample

**Science**

Earth Science

**Arts**

Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.

Language Arts

__3rd TRIMESTER: Mar./Apr./May/June__

Language Arts

--Literature Unit #4:

__The Thieves of Ostia__(integrated Social Studies)

--Other Reading:

__Escape by Sea__and

__The Bronze Bow__(integrated Social Studies)

--Writing Unit: Persuasive & Poetry Genres

--Speaking: Current Events

**Social Studies**

--Ancient India

--Ancient China

--Ancient Rome

**Math**

--Represent probabilities as ratios, proportions, decimals and percentages

--Understand the difference between independent and dependent events

--Identify angles as vertical, adjacent, complementary, or supplementary

--Draw quadrilaterals and triangles from given information about them

--Know the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle

--Know and use the formulas for the volume of triangular prisms and cylinders

--Explain the similarities between the volume formulas for triangular prisms, cylinders and rectangular solids

--Use variables in expressions describing geometric quantities

--Express simple geometric relationships using symbols

**Science**

Earth Science

**Arts**

Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.