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World History and Geography 1500 A.D. to Present (2216) VA

World History and Geography 1500 A.D. to Present (2216) VA

World History and Geography 1500 A.D. to Present (2216) VA examines the growth of human society from around the year 1500 to the present. Students will study such topics as the Reformation and the Enlightenment, exploration, Imperialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, and even trade and migration. Their studies will also take them through globalization and the issues that face the world today.  Students will also gain practice in researching, using technology, and writing through various projects. In addition to the default course program, World History and Geography 1500 A.D. to Present (2216) VA includes alternate lessons, projects, essays, and tests for use in enhancing instruction or addressing individual needs.

  • Unit 1: Dawn of the Modern Age: Students will identify the significant discoveries of the Age of Exploration, the colonization of the New World, the impacts of Europeans going eastward, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution.
  • Unit 2: Global Expansion and Encounter: Students will examine the empires of the Ottomans, the Mughal, and those of Africa.  The Dynasties of Asia will be explored, as will the spread of religions in the dawn of the Modern Age.
  • Unit 3: The Age of Revolutions: Students will discover the root of the French Revolution and the effects thereof.  A different kind of “revolution” will be studied that will change the entire world.  Succeeding revolutions will be examined, and the institution of slavery will be, as well.
  • Unit 4: The Age of Imperialism: Students will study the Age of Imperialism both in Europe and the United States and the effects of this.
  • Unit 5: The World at War: Students will explore the reaction and resistance to Imperialism in various parts of the world.  The “War to End All Wars” is also discussed, as is the Great Depression that follows.
  • Unit 7: The Twentieth Century: 1900-1945: Students will investigate World War II and the many effects thereof.
  • Unit 8: Effects of the Wars: Students explore the effects of the World Wars in other areas of the world, as well as the Cold War.
  • Unit 9: The Twentieth Century: 1945-2000: Students study the second half of the 20th century, identify apartheid in South Africa, and examine the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
  • Unit 10: Issues of the Day: Students will examine global economics, the environment, and pandemics.  Students will also look at the situation in the Middle East and terrorism, including that which occurred September 11, 2001.
  • Unit 11: Turning Points in Human History: Students will review the turning points in history, describe the major issues affecting nations today, including population growth. They will also examine types of economic systems and the history of capitalism.

State: National
Grade Level: 10
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

World Geography (2210) VA

World Geography (2210) VA

World Geography (2210) VA takes students on a journey around the world in which they will learn about the physical and human geography of various regions. They will study the history of each region and examine the political, economic, and cultural characteristics of the world in which they live. Students will also learn about the tools and technologies of geography such as globes, maps, charts, and global information systems.Students will also gain practice in writing and note-taking. They will be asked to create graphic organizers, conduct research, analyze information, and write essays on topics such as current events, energy resources, and national parks.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Geography: Students will discover the five themes of geography, describe earth’s major physical features, and describe the characteristics of the world’s ecosystems.
  • Unit 2: Human Geography: Students will examine population growth, migration, economic systems, and sustainable development.
  • Unit 3: North America: Students will explore the human and physical geography of North America and address the environmental concerns facing Greenland, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
  • Unit 4: Central America, South America, and the Caribbean: Students will gain knowledge about the human and physical geography of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.
  • Unit 5: Oceania, Australasia, and Antarctica: Students will describe the human and physical geography of Oceania, Australasia, and Antarctica. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.
  • Unit 6: Western Europe: Students will examine the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of Europe.
  • Unit 7: Eastern Europe and Russia: Students will learn about the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of Eastern Europe.
  • Unit 8: Sub-Saharan Africa: Students will explore the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the majornations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Unit 9: North Africa and Southwest Asia: Students will describe the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
  • Unit 10: Central, South, East, and Southeast Asia: Students will explain the human and physical geography of Asia. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.

Additional Resources

In addition to the default course program, World Geography (2210) VA includes alternate projects and tests for use in enhancing instruction or addressing individual needs.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year

Trigonometry (3150) VA

Trigonometry (3150) VA

Trigonometry is a four-unit elective course for high school students who have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The materials cover a development of trigonometry from right triangle trigonometry and trigonometric functions to oblique triangles. Throughout the course, students will develop trigonometric formulas and use them in real-world applications, evaluate trigonometric proofs using complex trigonometric identities, and solve trigonometric equations and inequalities with regard to the unit circle.The course seeks to help students expand their knowledge and skills so that they may achieve the following goals:

  • Use trigonometry as a tool for indirect measurement.
  • Model natural phenomenon with trigonometric functions. 
  • Use trigonometric identities to evaluate trigonometric proofs.  
  • Solve trigonometric equations and inequalities using inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Solve for unknown sides and angles of right and oblique triangles using right triangle trigonometry, law of sines, and law of cosines.

In attaining these goals, students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and understand how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics Grade 8 (3112) VA

Mathematics Grade 8 (3112) VA

Mathematics Grade 8 (3112) VA is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare junior-high school students for Algebra I. The course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, integers, equations, and graphing. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

  • The Real Number System: Students will explore the real number system and understand how to simplify expressions and formulas to make computations easier. 
  • Modeling Problems in Integers: Students will translate and solve one-step equations, or two-step equations in context, and check solutions for reasonableness, using the order of operations, and by substituting values for variables. 
  • Modeling Problems with Rational Numbers: Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers with variables, likes, and unlike denominators to solve one and two-step word problems.
  • Functions and Algebra: Students will identify the parts of a line or quadratic equation and be able to graph it and solve multi-step equations.
  • Measurement and Geometry: Students will explore relationships between sets of lines and the angles they create, understand and use the Pythagorean theorem. Students will determine how to calculate areas of common polygons, identify different transformations and how to determine the type and original image location. 
  • Solid Figures: Students will calculate surface area and volume of different objects and solve for missing measures of 3 di  mensional figures when given surface area or volume and explain the relationship between surface area and volume.
  • Data Analysis and Probability: Students will construct and interpret box-and-whisker plots and scatter plots, construct the best display of the information, and determine if events are dependent or independent.

State: National
Grade Level: 8
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics Grade 7 (3111) VA

Mathematics Grade 7 (3111) VA

Mathematics Grade 7 (3111) VA is designed to prepare junior-high students for Pre-algebra. This course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, number sense, and proportional reasoning. It also introduces students to rational numbers, equations, and geometric concepts. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking. 

  • Integers: Students will learn how to locate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers to solve word problems, as well as compare integers using absolute value and evaluate numerical expressions using real number properties and the order of operations.
  • Fractions: Students will understand how fractions can be written into other forms without changing their value, and how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with positive and negative fractions. 
  • Decimals: Students will explore how to rewrite fractions as decimals, express small and large numbers with scientific notation, and use positive and negative decimal numbers to solve mathematical and real-world problems. 
  • Patterns and Equations: Students will learn how to translate words into equations and use them to solve mathematical and real-world problems.
  • Ratios and Proportions: Students will explore how to use ratios to compare numbers, solve proportions, and convert between percent, decimals, and fractions. 
  • Probability and Graphing: Students will be able to determine the probability of an event, as well as create a graph of an additive or proportional relationship.
  • Data Analysis: Students will learn how to display and interpret statistics using histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, and other graphical means.
  • Geometry: Students will explore properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, including similar figures, and transformations on the coordinate plane.
  • Measurement and Area: Students will learn about finding perimeters and areas of different polygons in preparation for finding measures of solid figures.
  • Surface Area and Volume: Students will explore three-dimensional figures and how to find their surface area and volume.

State: National
Grade Level: 7
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics Grade 6 (3110) VA

Mathematics Grade 6 (3110) VA

Mathematics Grade 6 (3110) VA is a math course focusing on number skills and numerical literacy, with an introduction to rational numbers and the skills needed for algebra. In it, students will gain solid experience with number theory and operations, including decimals and fractions. This course also integrates ratio relationships and proportional reasoning throughout the units, as well as introduces students to geometric concepts.

  • Decimals: Identify, compare, and calculate problems with decimal numbers
  • Working with Fractions: Use addition, subtraction, and multiplication to solve problems involving fractions
  • Dividing Fractions: Use division to solve problems involving fractions 
  • Ratios: Use ratios to solve problems, interpret data, and make comparisons 
  • Geometry and Measurement: Calculate the measurements of geometric shapes and angles 
  • Rational Numbers: Identify and use rational numbers and their opposites
  • Expressions, Equations, and Functions: Translate, write, and solve equations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Data Analysis: Interpret and describe data presented in various graphs

State: National
Grade Level: 6
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Geometry (3143) VA

Geometry (3143) VA

Geometry is a full year, high school math course for the student who has successfully completed the prerequisite course Algebra I. The course focuses on the skills and methods of linear, coordinate, and plane geometry. Students will gain solid experience with geometric calculations and coordinate plane graphing, methods of formal proof, and techniques of construction.
Introduction: Student will identify characteristics of postulates and relate geometric theorems using their understanding of both defined and undefined geometric terms. 

  • Logic: Student will use inductive reasoning to draw reasonable conclusions or deductive reasoning to prove basic theorems and write conditional statements, converses, inverses, and contrapositives.
  • Angles and Parallels: Student will identify types of angles, categorize a shape as a polygon or non-polygon, identify different kinds of polygons, and find angle measures of polygons.
  • Congruent Triangles and Quadrilaterals: Student will identify corresponding parts of congruent triangles, prove congruent parts using different theorems and postulates, and solve for angle measures of congruent polygons.
  • Similar Polygons: Student will use facts about similarity to prove theorems and calculate side and angle measures in similar polygons. Student will use sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to solve for missing values in triangles.
  • Circles: Student will identify different parts of a circle, angles and arcs created by different lines interacting with circles and calculate their measures.
  • Area and Volume: Student will calculate the area, surface area, and volume of varying polygons by breaking them down into smaller and recognizable shapes.
  • Coordinate Geometry: Student will graph linear equations and inequalities, use the distance and midpoint formulas to find lengths of segments and perimeters of geometric shapes, and find the equation of a line in various ways.
  • Transformations: Student will understand rotations, reflections, dilations, and translations in terms of angles, circles, perpendicular lines, and line segments and find the result of combining multiple transformations.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

English Grade 9 (1130) VA

English Grade 9 (1130) VA

In English Grade 9 (1130) VA, students engage in in-depth analysis of increasingly 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.

  • Unit 1: Short Story: Students will gain a deeper understanding of common literary elements, evaluate narrator reliability, point of view, and characterization through research, writing, and an exchange of ideas in group discussions.
  • Unit 2: Literary Nonfiction: Students will read a variety of nonfiction forms, including autobiography, memoir, essay, speech, and several forms of mass media. 
  • Unit 3: Epic Poetry: Students examine the question of what makes a hero through reading Homer’s Greek epicThe Odyssey, research, and creation of an argumentative essay.
  • Unit 5: Drama: Students will be introduced to ancient Greek and Elizabethan English drama, and compare and contrast the original Romeo and Juliet with a modern adaptation.
  • Unit 6: Novel: Students will explore unifying themes as they readTo Kill a Mockingbird. A study of various speeches illuminates the historical context of the novel.
  • Unit 7: Poetry: Students will examine poetic form, study poems from different eras and different cultures, as well learn how to annotate poetry.

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

English Grade 8 (1120) VA

English Grade 8 (1120) VA

English Grade 8 (1120) VA is a survey of literature that explores the work of various writers of different time periods through a historical lens, studying a range of classic and contemporary literature to convey themes of American history, natural history, world civilization, and air and space. Students will also develop writing skills while producing informative, argumentative, and narrative compositions. Supported by a balance of fictional and informational texts, students will learn and practice close reading, modeled reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies. To become critical consumers of text, students will beexposed to increasingly more complex texts to apply those skills, including high-quality contemporary works, the classics ofAmerican literature, and Homer’s Iliad. 

  • Unit 1: Skills Workshop: Students will demonstrate a mastery of the foundational writing and reading skills necessary to succeed in this course and are provided with an opportunity to refresh knowledge of writing, research, and content-area vocabulary. 
  • Unit 2: American History Collection: Students will examine Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and foundational American documents, utilizing the literature for an examination of literary elements such as theme, historical context, and characterization. 
  • Unit 3: Display of Natural History: Students will examine Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and an informational text, interpreting theme, character, mood, tone, allusions, and author purpose; this unit culminates in a focused research project and multimedia presentation. 
  • Unit 4: World Civilization: Students will explore the literature and culture of ancient civilizations, synthesizing information from various texts to uncover universal themes within literature, examining the role of historical context in literary analysis, and composing an original argumentative essay and visual presentation based on the topic of culture and customs.
  • Unit 5: Fine Art Gallery: Students will encounter a variety of nonfiction texts and poetry centered on the themes and experiences expressed in the art and literature of a society, including Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist, by Jan Greenburg; this unit engages students’ writing skills through the composition of informational text, literary analyses, and a focused research essay.
  • Unit 6: Air & Space Mezzanine: Students will explore a variety of fiction and nonfiction works united by the themes of destiny, determination, and vision; using a critical eye to interpret and write academic texts about character, point of view, figurative language, and structure. 

State: National
Grade Level: 8
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Grade 6 (1109) VA

English Grade 6 (1109) VA

In English Grade 6 (1109) VA, 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 producing narrative, persuasive, explanatory, and reflective 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 in to ensure a high-level of student engagement. Students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in language arts through a comprehensive study that includes the following units:

  • Unit 1: Compare characters in both literature and informational text to build on analytical strategies and further develop reading skills
  • Unit 2: Understand the construction of words and their parts, their use in sentences, and the process of editing sentences and paragraphs
  • Unit 3: Justify the power of words and analyze how authors use language to communicate ideas in varied poetry forms and explanatory essays
  • Unit 4: Examine and utilize the components of narrative writing and demonstrate communication skills during group discussions
  • Unit 5: Identify argument and specific claims found in news media, distinguish facts from opinion, as well as identifying bias, propaganda, and fallacies
  • Unit 6: Identify multiple perspectives on various issues by completing a close read of nonfiction texts and integrate information presented in different media and formats to develop a coherent understanding on a complex topic
  • Unit 7:  Use research and inquiry to deepen understanding on selected topics and complete an in-depth research project answering an essential question

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