Curriculum Overview

PCCS Scope and Sequence

Overviews contain ELA curriculum as well as PE, Art, Music and Spanish

 
 
 
What is our community and the changes that take place in it?
Year A
 
How does my community work?
Year B
 
How does my environment connect to my community?
3rd/4th 
Year A
 
How do humans effect the environment? What does it mean to respect the Earth?
Year B
 
How do natural resources impact the past, present, and future?
Science

Science Process:Observations

Units:
Animals and Food

Migrating, hibernating, active, habitats
Weather
Types, intro to temp, clouds
Matter
Forms
Life Cycles of Animals
Life Cycle of Plants

Phenology

– Class Tree, focus on senses , seasons

Science Process: Observations and change over time

Units:
Animals and Insects
-classification, structures, habitat, life cycle, vertebrates and invertebrates
Plants
-structures, life cycle, need to live

Phenology
– night and day

Science Process: Observations and change over time

Units:
Rock, Sand and Soil
-size, identify
Sun, Moon, Stars
-what makes it up, location
Balance, Motion
-spinning, gravity, measure weather using tools that use gravity

Phenology
– Class tree, change in seasons in relations to the trees

Science Processes: Predictions vs. outcomes

Units:
Scientific Process/Method
Simple Machines and Inventions

Properties of Light
Properties of Sound
Electricity
Properties of Magnets
Green Fair

Phenology –seasonal change in plants

Science Processes: Predictions vs. outcomes

Units:

Illinois Ecosystems Study of Woodlands, Prairie, Wetlands

(Insects and Mammals)
Earthkeepers (life cycles)
Natural Resources

Climates and Glaciers
Landforms and Soil
Rock Cycle
Green Fair

Phenology - Night and day in relation to seasons

Social StudiesInteractions with Others
Consequences of Actions
All About Me
Community – school, home, town, natural community at PCCS
My Community
Apply learnings from K
Economics, government , identify
man-made, natural, or human
resources
Geography
Local mapping- room, classroom, community, parts of a map, compass rose, legend
Community Culture and Traditions
Cultures - differences
Holiday – political and cultural
Learn from the past and recognize how it has defined the present
Identify family traditions
Physical Geography
Geographical forms – oceans, continents, landforms
Explorers to America
-Astronomy - navigation Colonial America
The American Revolution
Westward Exploration of
America
Geography – Map Making, scale
Study of Naturalists of America , continents
Native Peoples of America
(Prehistoric and Illinois)
-astronomy - stories
Illinois History and
Government
Geography- Illinois rivers, natural resources
Mathematics

Kindergarten Syllabus
Counting, Ordering, and
Comparing Quantities
Exploring Patterns
Time (days and weeks)
2D and 3D Geometric Shape

1st Grade Syllabus
Number Sense,
Addition, Subtraction, Strategies for problem
solving, Geometry, Data Analysis, Patterns, Measurement, Fractions, Coins

2nd Grade Syllabus
Number Sense,
Addition, Subtraction, Strategies for problem
solving, Geometry, Data Analysis, Patterns,
Measurement, Fractions, Coins

3rd Grade Syllabus
Place Value Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and
Division
2-D Geometry Data Analysis
Fractions
Measurement
(time, money, distance)

4th Grade Syllabus
Place Value Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
2-D Geometry
Data Analysis
Fractions
Measurement (time, money, distance)

At the end of 4th grade students will know:
Science: What people do and how they act changes the natural environment. Resources are limited and we need to be a part of saving them. Resources are limited.
Social Studies: Students will: be globally aware, be becoming a democratic citizen, understand the evolution of how we got to where we are today, be culturally aware and ethnically aware by having a Sense of Ethics & Social Emotional Ethics.

 

5th/6th Year A

5th/6th  Year B

7th/8th grade

7th/8th grade

Science

Earth Science

Scientific Process:Difference between a theory and a hypothesis

Units:
Study People Scientifically
Change Over Time
Dynamic Earth Systems

Oceans & Waters
Matter & Water

Phenology-Daylight Change

Life Science

Scientific Process: Study people scientifically

Units:
Biomes
Cells

Plants
Solar Systems
Human Body Systems
Applied Science Processes

Phenology-

Growing Seasons

Year A : Environmental Science

Scientific Process: Deepening understanding of prototype and design

Units:
Geography/Chemistry
Relationships within the Environment

Energy Flow
Nitrogen Cycle
Weather, Season Change, Climate, as well as Phenology

Phenology: why leaves change, chemical reactions, RX

Year B: Physical Science

Scientific Process: Developing Scientific Thinking within an environmental focus within environments

Units:
Geography/Chemistry

Phenology
Toxins
Force and Motion

Light and Sound
Electricity and Magnetism

Phenology: Climate change effects growing seasons

Social StudiesAncient Civilizations
(Eastern and Western)
Early Man
Mesopotamia
Egyptians
Greeks
Government (U.S.)
US Regions Geography
World Geography
Landforms/Maps 
National Parks
Dark Ages
Crusades
Genghis Khan
Medieval Europe
Feudalism
Manor System
Castles
Renaissance/Reformation
Art History
Age of Exploration
American Colonization
English Colonies,
American Revolution
Constitution
America in Early 1800's
Civil War, Reconstruction
Western Expansion
Industrial Revolution & Robber Barons World War 1
Great Depression
World War 2
Civil Rights
Current Events
Mathematics

5th Grade Syllabus
Factors, Multiples, Primes, Composites, Volume, 2D and 3D Geometry, and measurement, Multiplication and Division strategies, Place Value to Billions, compare, add and subtract fractions, Using Percent, Comparing and Adding Decimals, Graphing and comparing height and width data,
Coordinate Graphing

6th Grade Syllabus Fractions, Decimals, Percents
Estimations
Probability and Statistics
Geometry
Linear Equations, 2D and 3D Geometry and Measurement
Spatial Visualization

7th Grade Syllabus
Introduction to Algebra
Similarity
Ratio, Proportion, Percent
Four-quadrant Graphing
Linear Relationships
3D Measurement
Probability and Expected Value
Solving Equations


8th Grade Syllabus

Pythagorean Theorem
Mathematical Models
Mathematical Symbols
Shapes of Algebra
Quadratics
Exponential
Growth/Decay
Scientific Notation

At the end of 8th grade students will know:
Science: Global Citizen, Environmental Awareness, developing an environmental ethic, developing a personal relationship with the environment
Social Studies: Democratic Citizen, Appreciation for American History, Ready for World History, Understanding of other cultures, Locate different countries on a map, general geography knowledge of the world, participant of the democratic system, understand why we study history
 
  

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