The International School Curriculum

Primary School

4 1/2 to 8 years old

Language Arts

Phonemic Awareness
Phonetic Skills
Sound-Symbol Relationships
Short Vowels
Long Vowels
Letter Blends
Vocabulary
Word Families
Sight Words
Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Deductive Reasoning
Inferential Thinking
Factual Recall
Spelling
Invent
Common Patterns
Written Expression
Daily Journals
Poetry
Creative Writing
Sentence Mechanics

Mathematics

Shape Identification
Counting
One to One
Correspondence
Count by 2/5/10/20
Numerical Operations
Greater / Less Than
Before/After
Addition/Subtraction
Basic Facts
Foundation of Facts
1-20
Time
Calendar Skills
Tells Time to the Hour, Half Hour, and Quarter Hour
Money
Coin Identification & Value
Count Sums of Money
Measurement
Standard and Non-Standard Units
Patterns
Repeats Patterns
Extends Patterns

Science

Scientific Process
Observe
Hypothesize
Investigate
Interpret Data
Formulate Conclusions
Aims Science
Hands on Experiments

Social Studies

Cultural Diversity
Human Similarities
Human Differences
Geography
Map and Globe Skills
My Place in Space
People and the Past
How the Past Influences Lives

Lower Elementary

8 to 10 years old

Social Studies

U. S. Geography
World Geography
Culture Studies
American History
Alabama History
Alabama Geography

Language Arts

Reading for Understanding
Reading for Pleasure
Reading for Information
Creative Writing
Responsive Writing
Grammar
Spelling
Effective Speaking and Presentation skills
Classical and Contemporary Literature
Vocabulary
Handwriting

The Arts

Drama
Music- Choral, Music History, Composers
Art and Art History

Foreign Language

Conversational and Written Spanish
Conversational and Written Mandarin Chinese

Science

Biology
Physical Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Earth Science

Technology

Computer Skills- Supervised Internet Access Mathematics

Basic Mathematical Process

Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Decimals
Percents
Fractions
Long Division
Word Problems

Physical Fitness

Balance and Coordination
Endurance
Sportsmanship
Soccer
Football
Volleyball
Hiking

Upper Elementary

10 to 14 years old

Social Studies

World History
Early Civilization-Modern
Geography and Map Skills
Community Field Studies
Cultural Studies
Economics

Language Arts

Reading for Understanding
Reading for Pleasure
Reading for Information
Creative Writing
Responsive Writing
Grammar
Spelling
Effective Speaking and Presentation skills
Classical and Contemporary Literature
Vocabulary
Handwriting

The Arts

Drama- costume design, lighting, casting
Music- Music Theory, Classical Composers, Music Genres
Art and Art History

Foreign Language

Conversational and Written Spanish
Conversational and Written Mandarin Chinese

Technology

Computer Skills- Supervised Internet Access
Power Point Presentations
Keyboarding Skills

Science

Biology
Physics
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Physiology

Mathematics

Order of Operations
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
Word Problems

Physical Fitness

Balance and Coordination
Endurance
Sportsmanship
Soccer
Football
Volleyball
Hiking