Curriculum

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As an International Baccalaureate and AVID program school, our staff aims to provide a curriculum that teaches your students the skills they need to be successful as well as big ideas that help them be responsible and caring individuals in our global society. Below are tables that outline the topics, key concepts and global connections your students will be making in each of their classes. For more information on specifics of these units, please reach out to your child’s teacher!

Our curriculum

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IB Component Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Arts (Theater) Topic Myths and Masks Ethnodrama and 9/11
Key Concept Communication Perspective
Related Concept Narrative

Play

Role

Interpretation

Narrative

Expression

ATL Communication

Reflection

Information Lit.
Criterion B, D A, B, D
Global Context Personal and Cultural Expression Fairness and Development
Arts

(Visual)

Topic Elements of Art Ghana The American South
Key Concept Aesthetics Communities Identity
Related Concept Composition Composition Presentation, Style
ATL Creative Thinking

Information Lit.

Reflection

Collaboration

Organization

Creative Thinking
Criterion A, B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D
Global Context Identities and Relationships Identities and Relationships Orientation in Space and Time
Individuals and

Societies

Topic Early People Mesopotamia and the Rise of Society West Africa India China
Key Concept Change Time, Place, Space Global Interactions Change Change
Related Concept Causality Innovation

Revolution

Resources

Causality

Beliefs

Culture

Identity

Governance

Ideology

ATL Organization Critical Thinking,

Communication

Media Literacy Skills Creative Thinking Critical Thinking
Criterion A, C A, C, D B, D A, C A, C, D
Global Context Orientation in Space and time Personal and Cultural Identity Globalization and Sustainability Personal and Cultural Expression Fairness and Development
Language Acquisition Topic ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
Key Concept Communication
Related Concept Patterns

Structure

ATL Reflection

Communication

Information Lit.

Criterion C
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time
Language and Literature Topic Percy Jackson Rules to Live By Be the Change Romeo and Juliet
Key Concept Development Communication Change Connections
Related Concept Character

Theme

Purpose

Self-Expression

Purpose

Point of View

Theme
ATL Reflection Communication

Creative Thinking

Critical Thinking Creative Thinking
Criterion A, C A, B, C A, B, C, D A, C
Global Context Identities and Relationships Personal and Cultural Expression Globalization and Sustainability Orientation in Space and Time
Mathematics Topic Number Operations Number Sense Rational Numbers Ratios Geometry
Key Concept Relationships Relationships Form Relationships Form
Related Concept System

Quantity

System

Quantity

Equivalence

Justification

Equivalence

Pattern

Measurement
ATL Critical Thinking

Organization

Critical Thinking

Organization

Organization

Transfer

Self-Management

Transfer

Organization

Transfer

Creative Thinking

Criterion A A A, B, C, D C C, D
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Orientation in Space and Time Identities and Relationships Orientation in Space and Time Identities and Relationships
Physical Education Topic Volleyball
Key Concept Form
Related Concept Interaction

Movement

ATL Collaboration
Criterion B, C
Global Context Identities and Relationships
Sciences Topic Science is a verb (Simple Machines) Biodiversity Interdependence
Key Concept Logic Form Relationships
Related Concept Evidence

Patterns

Development

Function

Models

Balance

Interaction

ATL Communication

Organization

Communication

Organization

Collaboration

Affective

Criterion A, B D B, C
Global Context Sci. & Tech. Innovation Sci. & Tech. Innovation Globalization and Sustainability
IB Component Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Arts (Theater) Topic Ethnodrama and 9/11
Key Concept Perspective
Related Concept Interpretation

Narrative

Expression

ATL Information Lit.
Criterion A, B, D
Global Context Fairness and Development
Arts

(Visual)

Topic Australia Mexico
Key Concept Culture Communities
Related Concept Narrative

Expression

Genre

Representation

ATL Transfer

Reflection

Creative Thinking

Organization

Reflection

Criterion A, B, C, D A, B, C, D
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Orientation in Space and Time
Individuals and Societies Topic How Cultures are Shaped European Exploration American Revolution A New Nation and the Constitution
Key Concept Global interactions Global Interactions Systems Change
Related Concept Context (L&L)

Culture (I&S)

Conflict

Identity

Culture

Conflict

Culture

Revolution

Cooperation

Citizenship

Rights

ATL Transfer Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Communication

Organization

Transfer

Communication

Critical Thinking

Criterion A, C, D A, B, C, D A, C A, B, C, D
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Fairness and Development Sci. & Tech. Innovation Personal and Cultural Identity
Language Acquisition Topic
Key Concept
Related Concept
ATL
Criterion
Global Context
Language and Literature Topic How Cultures are Shaped Working Conditions Water is Life
Key Concept Global interactions Communication Connection
Related Concept Context (L&L)

Culture (I&S)

Genres

Styles

Purpose

Context

Structure

ATL Transfer Information Literacy Critical Thinking
Criterion A, C A, B A, B, C
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Fairness and Development Globalization and Sustainability
Mathematics Topic Number Systems Expressions, Equations and Inequalities Ratios and Proportions Geometry Probability and Statistics
Key Concept Location Relationships Relationships Form Logic
Related Concept Representation Justification Measurement

Quantity

Change

Measurement

Representation

Representation

Justification

ATL Organization Critical Thinking

Transfer

Creative Thinking

Communication

Critical Thinking

Transfer

Critical Thinking

Transfer

Criterion C C, D A, B D C
Global Context Personal and Cultural Expression Scientific and Technical Innovation Personal and Cultural Expression Personal and Cultural Expression Identities and Relationships
Physical Education Topic Volleyball
Key Concept Form
Related Concept Interaction

Movement

ATL Collaboration
Criterion B, C
Global Context Identities and Relationships
Sciences Topic Plate Tectonics Rocks & Minerals The Human Body Chemistry
Key Concept Change Form Systems Change
Related Concept Function Transformation

Patterns

Balance

Consequences

Interaction

Evidence

ATL Collaboration

Inf. Literacy

Critical Thinking

Collaboration

Critical Thinking

Transfer

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Criterion A, B A A, B, C, D A, B, C
Global Context Sci. & Tech. Innovation Global. & Sustainability Identities and Relationships Sci. & Tech. Innovation
IB Component Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Arts (Theater) Topic Myths and Masks
Key Concept Perspective
Related Concept Interpretation

Narrative

Expression

ATL Information Lit.
Criterion A, B, D
Global Context Fairness and Development
Arts

(Visual)

Topic France Japan Indonesia
Key Concept Identity Systems Identity
Related Concept Expression

Representation

Style Presentation

Style

ATL Creative Thinking

Information Lit.

Reflection

Reflection

Creative Thinking

Transfer

Organization

Creative Thinking

Transfer

Criterion A, B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D
Global Context Identities and Relationships Sci. & Tech. Innovation Orientation in Space and Time
Individuals and Societies Topic Industrial Society Progressive Moment U.S. as an Expansionist Nation Boom Times and Challenges
Key Concept Change Change Global Interactions Culture
Related Concept Development Perspective

Communication

Perspectives

Relationships

Change

Aesthetic

ATL Communication

Collaboration

Thinking Skills

Information Lit. Communication Information Literacy

Communication

Criterion A, C, D A, C A, C A, C
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Orientation in Space and Time Fairness and Development Personal and Cultural Expression
Language Acquisition Topic Mis Amigos y Yo
Key Concept Communication
Related Concept Empathy
ATL Communication
Criterion B
Global Context Identity and Relationships
Language and Literature Topic Inside Out Omnivore’s Dilemma TKAM Fences/Monster
Key Concept Change Systems Communication Perspective
Related Concept Character

Context

Point of View

Purpose

Audience Imperatives

Character

Context

Structure

Audience Imperatives

Point of View

Self-Expression

Style

ATL Critical Thinking

Transfer

Creative Thinking,

Critical Thinking

Communication

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Criterion A, B, C A, B, C A, B, C A, B, C
Global Context Orientation in Space and Time Sci. & Tech. Innovation Identities and Relationships Identities and Relationships
Mathematics Topic Scientific Notation and Exponents Solving and Constructing Equations Linear Functions
Key Concept Relationships Relationships Relationships
Related Concept Representation Change Patterns

Representations

ATL Communication

Critical Thinking

Collaboration

Transfer

Critical Thinking

Communication

Criterion A, D A, D A, B, C
Global Context Sci. & Tech. Innovation Identities and Relationships Sci. & Tech. Innovation
Physical Education Topic Volleyball
Key Concept Form
Related Concept Interaction

Movement

ATL Collaboration
Criterion B, C
Global Context Identities and Relationships
SCIENCES

Davenport

Davison

Topic Forces & Motion Evolution Astronomy Genetics
Key Concept Identity Change Relationships Identity
Related Concept Interaction

Form

Interactions

Environment

Patterns Interactions Interaction

Form

ATL Collaboration

Communication

Communication Communication

Organization

Collaboration

Communication

Criterion

(Design A-D)

A D D A
Global Context Identities and Relationships Orientation in Space and Time Orientation in Space and Time Identities and Relationships