Middle School: Grades 6-8

/Middle School: Grades 6-8
Middle School: Grades 6-8 2018-06-05T03:44:59+00:00

“We live in a global village. We want our students to be dynamic and have available to them the greatest possibilities wherever life takes them. Our unique curriculum is designed to give them just that- variety, flexibility, and subject mastery.”  Director, Bayaan Academy

Students in the Middle School years, corresponding to grades 6-8, receive a very dynamic, highly interactive education that prepares them for high school. Though the curriculum is American, much of the coursework covers many of the typical GCSE core concepts in KS3 Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, & Physics),  English (composition, prose, grammar, novels, etc) and Math (foundational concepts and pre-algebra).

The curriculum is accredited by AdvancED and by the time students finish this level, they would have been well familiarized with all topics that will come in their subsequent intensive classes in High School (KS4).

Core Subjects

Grade 6

Math 6 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply
mathematical practices. This course is built for the Grade 6 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

UNIT 1: RATIOS AND RATES
UNIT 2: NUMBER SENSE
UNIT 3: SIGNED NUMBERS
UNIT 4: THE COORDINATE PLANE
UNIT 5: NUMERICAL AND ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS
UNIT 6: EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES, PART 1
UNIT 7: EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES, PART 2
UNIT 8: GEOMETRY
UNIT 9: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
UNIT 10: SUMMARIZING DATA
END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

Middle School Earth and Space Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including Earth’s systems, engineering design, the nature of the universe, and the interaction between humans and the environment.

This course is built to state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards for Earth and space science.

UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
UNIT 3: PLANET EARTH
UNIT 4: THE GEOSPHERE
UNIT 5: OUR CHANGING PLANET
UNIT 6: EARTH’S PLATES
9UNIT 7: THE ATMOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, AND CRYOSPHERE
UNIT 8: WEATHER AND CLIMATE
UNIT 9: HUMANS AND EARTH’S RESOURCES
UNIT 10: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
UNIT 11: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE
END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

English 6 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas. Writing lessons combine free-response exercises with drafting strategies and exemplars to help students communicate clearly and credibly in the narrative, argumentative, and explanatory styles.

UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
UNIT 2: ANALYZING LITERATURE
UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES, PART 1
UNIT 4: READING STRATEGIES, PART 2
UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
UNIT 6: USAGE
UNIT 7: WRITING
UNIT 8: TYPES OF WRITING

Middle School World History delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ knowledge of world history, from
the Neolithic Revolution through the Middle Ages. By constantly honing their ability to analyze history, students build the depth of knowledge and higher order thinking skills required to demonstrate their mastery when put to the test.

UNIT 1: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND BIG IDEAS
UNIT 2: THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATION
UNIT 3: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT 4: CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT 5: ASIAN PRACTICES
UNIT 6: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND BIG IDEAS
UNIT 7: ISLAM
UNIT 8: THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
UNIT 9: CIVILIZATIONS IN AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS
UNIT 10: POST CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS IN ASIA

Arabic Language

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Islamic Studies

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Grade 7

Math 7 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical practices. Throughout the course, students gain a deep understanding of proportions and their use in solving problems.

UNIT 1: RATE, RATIO, AND PROPORTION
UNIT 2: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION OF RATIONAL NUMBERS
UNIT 3: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION OF RATIONAL NUMBERS
UNIT 4: FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
UNIT 5: SEMESTER WRAP UP
UNIT 6: GEOMETRIC FIGURES
UNIT 7: GEOMETRY IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
UNIT 8: STATISTICS AND SAMPLING
UNIT 9: PROBABILITY
END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

Middle School Life Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including the relationship between structure and function, the flow of energy and matter through living systems, heredity, and the diversity of life. This course is built to state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards for life science.

UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
UNIT 3: NATURE OF LIFE
UNIT 4: CELLS
UNIT 5: GENETICS
UNIT 6: DIVERSITY OF LIFE
UNIT 7: MULTICELLULAR BODIES
UNIT 8: THE HUMAN BODY
UNIT 9: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
UNIT 10: RESPONSE TO STIMULI
UNIT 11: ECOLOGY
UNIT 12: UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

English 7 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas.

UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
UNIT 2: LANGUAGE USAGE
UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES
UNIT 4: ANALYZING NON-LITERARY TEXTS
UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
UNIT 6: USAGE
UNIT 7: WRITING
UNIT 8: EXPOSITORY AND NARRATIVE WRITING
UNIT 9: ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING

Middle School U.S. History delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ knowledge of U.S. history, from the peopling of North America through the era of Reconstruction. Students engage with the subject matter in an interactive, feedback-rich environment as they progress through standards-aligned content.

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO U.S HISTORY
UNIT 2: FROM COLONIES TO INDEPENDENCE
UNIT 3: BUILDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
UNIT 4: EARLY U.S. GOVERNMENTS
UNIT 5: EARLY U.S. CULTURE AND EXPANSION
UNIT 6: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND REFORM
UNIT 7: REGIONAL CONFLICTS
UNIT 8: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

Arabic Language

Curriculum to be posted soon…

Islamic Studies

Curriculum to be posted soon…

Grade 8

Math 8 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical practices. Much of the concept are pre-algebra and geometry related.

UNIT 1: THE NUMBER SYSTEM
UNIT 2: FUNCTIONS
UNIT 3: LINEAR FUNCTIONS
UNIT 4: SOLVING EQUATIONS
UNIT 5: SEMESTER WRAP UP
UNIT 6: GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT
UNIT 7: TRANSFORMATIONS, CONGRUENCE, AND SIMILARITY PART 1
UNIT 8: TRANSFORMATIONS, CONGRUENCE, AND SIMILARITY, PART 2
UNIT 9: DATA AND STATISTICS
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Middle School Physical Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including the interactions of matter; motion and stability; waves and their technological applications; and energy.

UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
UNIT 3: NATURE OF MATTER
UNIT 4: DESCRIBING MATTER
UNIT 5: CHANGES IN MATTER
UNIT 6: FORCE AND MOTION
UNIT 7: NONCONTACT FORCES
UNIT 8: ENERGY
UNIT 9: THERMAL ENERGY AND HEAT
UNIT 10: WAVES
UNIT 11: APPLICATIONS OF WAVES

English 8 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas.

UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
UNIT 2: LITERARY ELEMENTS
UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES
UNIT 4: ANALYZING NON LITERARY TEXTS
UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
UNIT 6: WORD USAGE
UNIT 7: WRITING
UNIT 8: TYPES OF WRITING

Middle School Civics delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ understanding of the political and governmental systems of the United States and the roles played by citizens.

UNIT 1: CREATING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
UNIT 2: THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
UNIT 3: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
UNIT 4: LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL
UNIT 5: CITIZEN CONNECTIONS
UNIT 6: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
UNIT 7: PUBLIC POLICY
UNIT 8: SKILLS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

Arabic Language

Curriculum to be posted soon…

Islamic Studies

Curriculum to be posted soon…

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Elective Subjects

LIFE SKILLS (1 credit mandatory in MS)

Students taking Life Skills course focus on important functional day to day academic and living skills as well as critical thinking skills. Topics include:

  • Note taking
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution
  • Budgeting
  • Nutrition and menu planning
  • Smart grocery shopping
  • Cooking and Measurements
  • Technology in daily life

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

UNIT 1: GREETINGS
UNIT 2: NUMBERS 1-20
UNIT 3: NUMBERS 21-100 AGE
UNIT 4: FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTRO TO MEASURE WORDS: (PEOPLE) 个,
UNIT 5: SCHOOL MEASURE WORDS CONTINUED:
UNIT 6: ANIMALS MW FOR ANIMALS
UNIT 7: DESCRIPTIONS HOW TO USE 是 AND 很 HOW TO USE 好 LIKE “VERY”
COLORS IN CHINA FINAL SOUND /OU/
UNIT 8: COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

This course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). The course content is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. Students:

  • ENGAGE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
  • REVIEW AND EXPAND THEIR STUDY OF COMMON VOCABULARY TOPIC
  • GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF A WIDE RANGE OF GRAMMAR
  • COMMUNICATE MORE MEANINGFULLY USING CORRECT VOCABULARY AND
    GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES
  • REGULARLY ASSESS PROGRESS IN PROFICIENCY THROUGH QUIZZES & TESTS

Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life,
occupations, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING SPANISH
UNIT 2: HOW YOU FEEL AND WHERE YOU ARE
UNIT 3: COLORS, CLOTHING, CULTURE, AND THE CULINARY ARTS
UNIT 4: SPANISH I EXAM-1
UNIT 5: WORKING OUT, PLAYING HARD
UNIT 6: DECIR, DEBER, AND THE BODY
UNIT 7: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH NEW EYES
UNIT 8: SPANISH I EXAM-2

Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises.

UNIT 1: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
UNIT 2: GETTING OUT AND STAYING IN
UNIT 3: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY
UNIT 4: SPANISH II SEMESTER 1 REVIEW AND EXAM
UNIT 5: OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN
UNIT 6: EAT, DRINK, AND BE ORDERED AROUND
UNIT 7: UNIT VOCABULARY
UNIT 8: SPANISH II EXAM

French, I teach students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: WELCOME TO FRENCH I
UNIT 2: YOU AND THE THINGS YOU DO
UNIT 3: EATING AND SHOPPING
UNIT 4: FRENCH EXAM-1
UNIT 5: SOME OF THE FINER THINGS
UNIT 6: TRAVELING AND TRANSPORTATION
UNIT 7: THE REAL WORLD
UNIT 8: FRENCH EXAM-2
END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

French II teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in the formal and informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: POPULAR AND FINE CULTURE
UNIT 2: THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG
UNIT 3: HOME AND FAMILY
UNIT 4: LA VIE QUOTIDIENNE EN FRANCE
UNIT 5: PARTIES, FOOD, TRAVEL, AND BUSINESS

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