UIS Middle School

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UIS Middle School program will cover 8 subject areas: Art, French, Health and physical Education, Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History and Geography. These courses are designed to equip students for high school.

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UIS Middle School Course

The Arts

Core French

Health& physical Education

Language

Mathematics

Science & Technology

History

Geography

The arts curriculum for Grades 7 and 8 is designed to engage students in tasks that they see as meaningful and motivate them to learn about and create art works out of interest as well as to meet curriculum expectations. All topics and activities chosen for instruction should invite interaction, inquiry, creative exploration, and critical analysis, and should promote antidiscrimination education. All students, especially young adolescents, need to see themselves in the material they encounter. They need to be able to choose independently to interact with content that has personal relevance in their day-to-day lives, including material that deals with issues related to fairness, equity, and social justice.

In each grade, four areas of the Arts will be explored: Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts

The French curriculum for Grades 7 and 8 is to explore French as a second language and develop language proficiency. The course covers the following four strands: A. Listening, B. Speaking, C. Reading, and D. Writing, in each grade.

The Health and physical Education Program is design to education adolescence about establishing a healthy, active living style that will benefit them throughout their lives while considering the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students.

The instructions will recognize the diverse developing abilities and skills of the students, providing differentiated instructions and assessments to address students’ individual needs.

The expectations for Grades 7 and 8 focus on the consolidation of students’ language knowledge, skills, and strategies and their ability to use them independently and effectively to understand, reflect on, apply, and communicate information and ideas, and for continued learning in school and in a multicultural, multimedia world.

Mathematics curriculum for Grade 7 and 8 focus on fostering students’ overall well-being, and ability to learn, while helping them to build resilience as math learners.

Students are expected to learn about various aspects of science including ecosystems, life, matter, structure, and space through Grade 7 and Grade 8. Students will analyze their knowledge to assess the personal, social, and environmental impacts of various aspects of science.

Students will examine social, political, economic, and legal changes in Canada during the two chronological periods. Students will analyze the importance of historical events and reflect on their impact on modern society.

Students will examine the two themes of geography in each grade, learning about the Natural resources the Global Settlement, and economics.

Sample Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

9 – 10:10 a.m.

Language Art

10:20 – 11:30 a.m

Canadian History and Geography

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch/ Recess

12:30 - 1:40 p.m.

Math

1:50 – 2:50 p.m.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

French

French

Art

Health & Physical Education

French

*Schedule is subject to change.