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

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