Curriculum: If I Was In Charge

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    Which I'm not, not a bit.
    Kindergarten: All students upon certificate of completion will know the sounds of long, short vowels, all consonants, etc. Will be able to identify numbers 0-100.

    1-3 Able to read at grade level. Perform math functions at grade level.

    4-5 Will be able to do math through all functions of fractions/decimals. Reading abili†y will include characterization, theme, and setting. The student will be able to expound on why. Science: Will be able to cite and explain scientific method.

    6-8th

    Reading should be a 'no brainer'.

    Math: Everything prior to
    Algebra/geometry. Science should include evolution, in†ro to physics/chemistry, biology, environmental.

    Social studies: Should include River Civilizations, Greece , Rome. Imperialism of Europe. Mission of Catholics. Reformation.Rennaissance. Mission of Protestants. Post-Medieval...American history from Conquistadors-colonial.

    Colonial-Pre-Revolution

    Revolution-Constitution

    Constitution-Nation Building.

    WWII-Gulf WarI

    9/11-Iran and others

    High School, another post..
     
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    Wouldn't that cut in to nap time, and milk and snack time? :eek2:
     
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    Not in 'all day kindergarten'
     
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    Good. I'd hate to have to part with my red and blue mat, and I really like graham crackers...
     
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    I actually went a bit faster than that, which is why I believe in seperation by ability level, rather than the number of years spent in school.
     
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    I'm with Hobbit on this one. Sitting in 5th grade while the rest of the class reviewed multiplying fractions again got old. I guess some of the lower level kids might feel stupid for not being in the 'advanced' class, but they had there chance and now the teacher can focus of the specific needs of the individual groups.

    By the way, don't forget to include an indepth review of the names of all 50 states as well as their capitals and abbreviations from the 3rd through 5th grade, knowing the capital of Montana always comes in handy.
     
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    Also, I would move Algebra 1 to the 6th grade instead of waiting to high school.
     
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    Could you go into a little more detail on this topic? :)
     
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    I'm wondering if people should be taught world history from the get go. Any thoughts? I like western civ., but we need to understand OTHER Histories more intimately, so we're not susceptible to misrepresenations about how our IMPERIALISM really ranks in the worlds complete history of domination and atrocity.
     
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    "The WOnders Of Egypts" - AKA tens of thousands of slaves devoted to the personal glorification of the latest descendant to head a nepotistic theocratic cult.
     

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