Per grade level at Oasis Middle School, our math curriculum is based on the Core Knowledge Sequence and meeting the Florida Sunshine State Standards for mathematics assessment. They are as follows:
In 6th grade we cover number patterns, statistics and graphs, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals, fractions and decimals, adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions, algebra-integers and solving equations, ratio, proportion, and percent, probability, measurement, and basic geometry.
In 7th grade we cover decimal patterns and algebra, analyzing data with statistics, algebra involving integers, linear equations and functions, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, applying percent and fractions, probability, geometry using two and three dimensional figures.
In 8th grade we cover using the tools of algebra, integers, equations, factors and fractions, rational numbers, ratio, proportion, and percent, equations and inequalities, functions and graphing, real numbers and right triangles, geometry using two and three dimensional figures, statistics and probability, polynomials and nonlinear functions.
6th grade covers the Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge, the Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models, Earth Structures including Plate Tectonics, Earth Systems and Patterns, Energy Transfer and Transformations, Motion of Objects, Forces and Changes in Motion, Organization and Development of Living Organisms including all parts of the Human Body.
7th grade covers the Practice of Science, the Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models, Earth Structures including the History of the Earth and Life Forms, Forms of Energy including Electricity and Magnetism, Energy Transfer and Transformations, Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms, Heredity and Reproduction, and Interdependence.
8th grade covers the Nature of Science and Inquiry, the Periodic Table, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonds, Density and Buoyancy, Oceans, Electromagnetic Radiation and Sound Waves, The Stars, Galaxies, Planets, and Our Solar System, and Newton's Laws.
Because the Sunshine State Standards are changing we have to adjust our Core Knowledge Sequence to include the sequence and more. Science classes also participate in the Science Fair and students who place in the school fair move on to the Regional Edison Science Fair of the School District of Lee County.
6th grade World History
6th Grade World History covers the time period of early civilizations to the fall of the Roman Empire and the spread of Islam. The course will focus on ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Civilizations emphasizing their culture and impact on their geographic area. Students will be using the History Alive Curriculum which focuses on multiple intelligence and cooperative learning.
Year at a Glance
Quarter 1: Early Civilizations, Mesopotamian Civilizations, Ancient River Civilizations, Hebrews
Quarter 2: India Geography, Religions of Ancient India, Chinese History and Culture, First Americans
Quarter 3: Greek and Roman Civilization, culture, achievements and contributions
Quarter 4: Rise and fall of Roman Empire, Spread of Christianity and Islam, US Geography
7th grade Civics
7th grade Civics explores the function of the United States government, its foundational history and current day application. Students will focus on the creation of the constitution, the Bill of Rights; participate in the legislative, judicial and executive processes. Students will also learn US geography and Economics.
Year at a Glance
Quarter 1: Types of Governments, Foundations of US government, US Constitution
Quarter 2: Bill of Rights, Citizenship, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Campaign and Elections
Quarter 3: Branches of Government, State and Local Governments
Quarter 4: Foreign Policy, Holocaust, Economics
8th grade US History
8th grade US History covers European Colonization through the Civil War. Highlights will include the 13 colonies, Revolutionary War, Creation of Constitution (Civics), Westward Expansion, Slavery, and the Civil War. Students will be using History Alive! Curriculum which focuses on multiple intelligences learning and group collaboration.
Year at a Glance
Quarter 1: European Colonization, 13 Colonies, French and Indian War, Road to Revolution
Quarter 2: American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, US constitution, Washington, Adams, Jefferson
Quarter 3: Manifest Destiny, Industrial Development, Jackson Presidency, Migration and Reform
Quarter 4: Slavery, Causes of the Civil War, The Civil War, Reconstruction
The middle school ELA curriculum focuses on empowering students to become effective readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers across the disciplines. They are immersed in engaging literature in the classroom and encouraged to read independently for pleasure. Classes routinely read and analyze novels, plays, short stories, poems, and informational texts ranging from historical documents and speeches to current newspaper and magazine articles.
From 6th to 8th grade, students progressively develop their vocabulary through the study of new words encountered in texts, as well as Greek and Latin roots, key academic terms, Scripps National Spelling Bee word lists, and figurative language. Grammar lessons include the eight parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and mechanics (capitalization and punctuation).
Teachers guide young writers through the process of crafting their own texts for a variety of audiences and purposes, with an increasing emphasis on academic and real-world writing to prepare them for the rigorous demands of high school and college. Individuals and small groups systematically conduct research projects and present their findings in writing, as well as through oral and multimedia presentations. Structured classroom discussions and debates further build spoken communication skills.