At Odysseyware, we are committed to designing and publishing standards-aligned courses to support student learning. Our curriculum development team designs courses beginning with state and national standards.

Subject Matter Experts unpack each standard to craft standards-aligned learning objectives prior to collaborating with instructional designers, curriculum writers and editors to design courses, units, lessons, projects and assessments.

Courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Sciences are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Our digital curriculum is continually recognized for its consistent quality and rigor, with 22 technology courses receiving the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency and 22 core courses approved by Quality Matters.

History and Geography 600

History and Geography 600

History and Geography 600 focuses on World History, with an emphasis on Western Europe. Specifically, it covers World History from ancient civilizations through the end of the 20th century, highlighting the Middle Ages and the two World Wars. These areas of focus target three major content strands: History, Geography, and Social Studies skills. 

  • Unit 1: Use maps to identify regions and explore their physical and cultural features
  • Unit 2: Describe the history and culture of ancient civilizations
  • Unit 3: Identify and compare the history, culture, and contribution of ancient Greece and Rome
  • Unit 4: Explain the history, culture, and daily life of societies in the Middle Ages
  • Unit 5: Describe geographical features, natural resources, and cultures of: Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana
  • Unit 6: Identify and explain geographical features, natural resources, and cultures of: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile
  • Unit 7: Describe and differentiate the geographical features and history of countries regions of Africa
  • Unit 8: Summarize the history and conflicts of Western Europe
  • Unit 9: Describe the culture and government of Eastern Europe
  • Unit 10: Review the culture, conflicts, and impact of major world regions
     

State: National
Grade Level: 6
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

History and Geography 500

History and Geography 500

History and Geography 500 focuses on two major areas, American History and Geography. The course covers American History from early exploration through the Reconstruction, with special emphasis given to inventions and technology of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and geography of the Americas, with special emphasis on Mexico, Canada, and U.S. regional geography. These areas of focus target four major content strands: History, Geography, Government and Citizenship, and Social Studies Skills.

  • Unit 1: Describe the early explorers and settlements in the New World
  • Unit 2: Describe life in the American Colonies
  • Unit 3: Explain the causes and results of the Revolutionary War
  • Unit 4: Analyze the expansion into new territories and the causes/results of the Civil War
  • Unit 5: Justify the aspects of technology and immigration that have helped the United States to grow
  • Unit 6: Explain advancements in transportation and communication in the United States
  • Unit 7: Identify and explain the unique geography, climate, population, and economy of each region of the United States
  • Unit 8: Describe the geography, native cultures, and history of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
  • Unit 9: Describe the geography, native cultures, and history of Canada
  • Unit 10: Review the history of early America and its neighbors

State: National
Grade Level: 5
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

History and Geography 400

History and Geography 400

History and Geography 400 focuses on World Geography, describing the surface of the earth and its natural features (biomes). It also teaches about cultural distinctions, placing special emphasis on North American geography and culture. Then, expanding on instruction, it presents a survey of earth and space explorations. These areas of focus target three major content strands: Geography, History, and Social Studies Skills. 

  • Unit 1: Identify features of the earth and advancements in exploration
  • Unit 2: Describe the culture, history, and geography of important seaport cities
  • Unit 3: Describe the climate, history, and geography of deserts
  • Unit 4:Describe the climate, history, and geography of the grasslands countries of Ukraine, Kenya, and Argentina
  • Unit 5: Describe the climate, history, and geography of tropical rainforests found in the Amazon and the Congo River Basin
  • Unit 6: Describe the climate, history, and geography of the Arctic and Antarctic
  • Unit 7: Describe the climate, history, and geography of the mountain countries of Nepal and Peru
  • Unit 8: Describe the environment, history, and culture of the island countries of Cuba, Iceland, and Japan
  • Unit 9: Describe the environment, history, and culture of North American countries
  • Unit 10: Review the environment, history, and culture of regions throughout the world

State: National
Grade Level: 4
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

History and Geography 300

History and Geography 300

This third-grade course is an exploration of the history and geography of the United States. The intent of the course is to give the student an overview of the United States. The student will learn map terminology such as latitude, longitude, and compass rose. These and other geographical terms, along with an overview of the geography of the United States, will help the studentdiscuss and understand the geography of the United States.

  • Unit 1: Use maps to identify locations, regions, and human interactions
  • Unit 2: Describe features of the New England states 
  • Unit 3: Describe features of the Mid-Atlantic states
  • Unit 4: Describe features of the Southern-Atlantic states
  • Unit 5: Describe features of the Southern states
  • Unit 6: Describe features of the Great Lakes states
  • Unit 7: Describe features of the Midwestern states
  • Unit 8: Describe features of the Mountain states
  • Unit 9: Describe features of the Pacific states
  • Unit 10: Review key features in all regions of the United States

State: National
Grade Level: 3
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

GSE English Language Arts 7 23.01200 GA

GSE English Language Arts 7 23.01200 GA

GSE English Language Arts 7 is a thematic study of literature that explores accounts of earth, space, and survival. Throughout this course, students will delve into texts that span the genres of narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and informational texts. Students will demonstrate their understanding of various works by analyzing how common themes like exploration, innovation, and courage are able to transcend diverse time periods and genres. They will also develop their writing skills as they focus on the six traits while producing argumentative, narrative, and expository compositions. With a strong emphasis on close reading instruction, research activities, and speaking and listening tasks, this course will help students expand their understanding of literature while building 21st century skills.

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 7
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

GSE Language Arts 6 23.01100 GA

GSE Language Arts 6 23.01100 GA

In GSE English Language Arts 6, students will delve into texts that span the genres of narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and informational texts to build reading, writing and thinking skills. Students will also develop their writing skills as they focus on the six traits while producing narrative, argumentative, and explanatory compositions, as well as creative pieces including poetry. The course concludes with students completing a full research report. With a strong emphasis on close reading instruction, writing and thinking activities, as well as speaking and listening tasks, this course will help students expand their understanding of literature while building 21st century skills. Multimedia and interactive elements are built into every lesson to ensure a high-level of student engagement.

To become critical consumers of text, they need to be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. GSE English Language Arts 6 students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in English language arts through a comprehensive study

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 6
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

GSE American Literature and Composition 23.05100 GA

GSE American Literature and Composition 23.05100 GA

GSE American Literature and Composition is a survey of American Literature and literary culture from its inception through the twentieth century. Students will explore the major literary forms, themes, authors, and periods of American Literature. They will understand how this literature represents the experiences of people native to America, those who immigrated to America, and those who were brought to America against their will. Emphasis is placed on a rhetorical analysis of the literature to determine how authors achieve a particular purpose or effect. Through focused readings, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study and research, students will continue to build the literacy skills they need to meet the challenges of high school and beyond.

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 11
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

GSE British Literature and Composition 23.05200 GA

GSE British Literature and Composition 23.05200 GA

By GSE British Literature and Composition, students have repeatedly peered through the window to humanity that literature has opened for them. Through it, they have gained valuable perspective on their world, past and present. Close-textual interaction with literature should have heightened appreciation for those texts, improved critical and analytical skills in reading and writing, enhanced speaking and listening abilities, and enriched students' academic and personal vocabulary. This course is organized chronologically, so students can see the influences on and evolution of the ideas and forms. Writing, research, and speaking assignments will continue to focus on formulating and expressing ideas and arguments about the readings. Particular emphasis is placed on gaining critical perspective on the relationship between content and form and on synthesizing ideas into clear and concise prose and presentations.

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 12
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

GSE Tenth Grade Literature and Composition 23.06200 GA

GSE Tenth Grade Literature and Composition 23.06200 GA

GSE Tenth Grade Literature and Composition students will study literature that spans centuries, continents, and genres. Each of the four thematically-integrated units encourages close study of this literature and its context. Students will gain valuable cultural insight as they read and write about works depicting the social, personal, religious, and political struggles and triumphs faced by people all over the world and all through history. Students will continue to build their literacy skills by engaging in focused reading, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study, and research.

  • By the end of the course, students will have gained a broader perspective and will be well-prepared to apply that perspective the following year in American Literature and Composition.

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 10
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

GSE Ninth Grade Literature and Composition 23.06100 GA

GSE Ninth Grade Literature and Composition 23.06100 GA

Students should enter GSE Ninth Grade Literature and Composition with a foundation in fiction, drama, poetry, mythology, and nonfiction. This course will provide them with the opportunity to build on that foundation. They will engage in in-depth analysis of more complex literature, view that literature from its historical perspective, and connect it to other arts. They will write literary analyses, logical arguments, informational/explanatory texts, narratives, and focused research projects. These writing tasks will be both formal and informal. Additionally, they will engage in speaking and listening activities that use and incorporate media and technology. As a result of the reading, writing, speaking, and listening students will do in this course, they will grow their vocabulary and their understanding of how to communicate effectively by making skillful choices when expressing themselves with language.

State: Georgia
Grade Level: 9
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year