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Lincoln Middle School

Ancient History

Ancient History enables students to explore the cultures of ancient civilizations throughout the world. They discover each civilization’s contributions to art, music, literature, education, religion, science, technology, government, and philosophy. Students explore aspects of humanity from prehistoric to about 500 CE.

Course Topics

• Early Humans

• Mesopotamia

• Ancient Egypt

• Ancient Japan

• Ancient Greece

• Ancient Rome

 This course does not offer a kit. All resources are online. 

 

Introduction to Computer Programming

The Introduction to Computer Programming course, a course for middle school students, provides a foundation for future programming courses. The Introduction to Computer Programming course, a course for middle school students, provides a foundation for future programming courses. Students gain a broad overview of computer programming by exploring the logic, thought processes, and basic elements of writing code. As part of this exploration, students examine various programming languages, databases, and the Internet. Through this overview of computer programming, students relate the course concepts to daily life by investigating careers in technology and by learning how to responsibly navigate through our digital society.

Course Topics

• Technology Careers

• Data Protection

• Programming Process Overview

• Programming Languages

• Computational Thinking

 

Middle School Civics and Government

Middle School Civics and Government introduces students to the basic principles of the democratic government of the United States. Students examine the structure of legislation, including the numerous branches of government and the roles that each branch plays governing the nation. Students look at local and state governments, including mandates and laws and how those laws affect citizens locally and nationally.

Course Topics

• Political Parties

• Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches

• Voting & Civil Rights

• Local Government

• State Government

• Taxation & Tax Structure

• Public & Private Services

• Mandates & Laws

• Origin of Law

• The Constitution

• Amendment Creation

This course does not offer a kit. All resources are online. 

 

Middle School Earth and Space Science

 In Middle School Earth and Space Science, students study the planet Earth and the extensive solar system structure in which it resides. They evaluate Earth’s climate and its weather patterns and changes, and they learn about life science and how chemistry and physics play a role in Earth’s major processes. Students also investigate climate change and the ways in which global warming impacts Earth. By evaluating the numerous facets of our planet, students prepare for higher level and more subject-specific science courses.

Course Topics

• Introduction to Cosmology

• Galaxies and Stars

• Earth-Sun-Moon System

• Exploring Space

• Human Population

• Predicting Natural Hazards

• Climate Change

Kit 

balloons • digital thermometer • eyedropper • small flashlight • modeling clay • chemical safety goggles • sand • stopwatch • graduated beaker, 100mL • spring scale, 1k-10N

 

Middle School Geography

Students learn to study the Earth’s landscape in Middle School Geography. In this course, students learn that geography extends beyond physical structures by exploring geographical facets such as regions, ethnicities, and trade routes, in addition to landforms. By studying the geography, history, culture, religion, and contemporary issues facing a certain group of people or a specific area of space, students discover a significant amount of information about people in the present and in the past.

Course Topics

• Places & Regions

• Geographical Arguments

• Organization of a Region

• Spatial & Cultural Patterns

• Constructing & Using Maps

• Inquiry in Geography

• Valid Sources

• Critiquing Arguments

This course does not offer a kit. All resources are online. 

 

Middle School Health

By taking Middle School Health, students begin to learn and adopt healthier lifestyles, diets, exercise routines, and family dynamics. Middle School Health covers topics from improving lifestyles and nurturing familial relationships to lessening stress and promoting longer, healthier lives. Students study mental health and how it impacts the overall health of any individual directly. Finally, students learn more about decision-making and executing decisions that lead to improved overall health.

Course Topics

• Nutrition

• Fitness

• Family

• Peers

• Health Triangle

• Communication

• Conflict

• Emotions

• Diseases and Disease Prevention

• Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

• Health Services

• Decision-making

 

Middle School Life Science

 Middle School Life Science introduces students to an integrated approach to physical and life sciences. Students study science concepts and problem solving, while exploring the many aspects of the living and nonliving world around them. Students review numerous cycles of life and study their impact on animal, plant, and human life. Students also investigate important topics in histology, heredity, and the biology of living organisms.

Course Topics

• Basic Characteristics of Life

• Structure & Function of the Cell

• Levels of Biological Organization

• Growth & Development of Organisms

• Organization of Energy & Matter in Ecosystems

• Cycles of Matter in Ecosystems

• Ecosystem Dynamics

• Heredity

• Mendelian Genetics

• Evidence for Evolution

• Natural Selection

• Adaptations

Kit 

250mL poly beaker • bromthymol blue indicator solution • cotton swabs • directional compass • small magnifier, 3x and 5x • rain gauge • blank slide • 1.5in spring • spring scale, 1k - 10N • stopwatch • 18mm diameter test tube • poster board

 

Middle School Nutrition and Personal Fitness

In Middle School Nutrition and Personal Fitness, students explore nutrition, dietary needs, and physical fitness. With a foundation in nutrition principles and practices, students read food labels and identify food safety concerns. With regard to physical fitness, students analyze exercise guidelines that promote healthy lifestyles.

Course Topics

• Flexibility

• Assessing Habits

• Planning for Diet Needs

• Food Groups

• Fitness Components

 

Middle School Physical Science

Middle School Physical Science introduces students to the foundational concepts of both physics and chemistry. Students begin by studying topics related to the nature of science and engineering, where they gain the skills necessary to succeed in inquiry-based and engineering labs. They move on to learn the general principles of chemistry and physics, including matter and energy, chemical reactions, motion and forces, and interactions of waves. This course allows students to explore these major concepts through unique labs based on real-world phenomena.

Course Topics

• Matter

• Energy

• Chemical Bonds & Reactions

• Forces & Motion

• Work, Energy, and Power

• Sound Waves

• Light Waves

• Electricity

• Magnets & Magnetism

Kit

 balloons, ceramic bar magnet • battery holder, single D cell • 100mL graduated glass beaker • 50mL plastic beaker • mini light bulb socket/holder • calcium chloride ice melt packets • double concave lens • double convex lens • digital scale, 500g capacity • 3/8 x 16in dowel rod • film canister • coffee filter • small flashlight • 22 gauge wire • iron filings • masking tape • 1'' round glass mirror-10pk • 3'' x 5''acrylic mirror • modeling clay • pH paper • eyedropper • craft sticks • poster board • PVC pipe - 2in x 1ft • lamp-clamp with reflector • sandpaper • chemical safety goggles • metal slinky • collapsible silicone funnel • prism • sodium alginate powder • 1/4 tsp measuring cup • stopwatch • plastic syringe • sodium polyacrylate • soil • sand