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Middle School Curriculum

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2023-2024 Curriculum

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Ceramics 8

This course is designed to foster a basic understanding of ceramics materials with a hands-on approach.

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Chinese 1A

In this course, students learn the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language.

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Chinese 1B

In this course students continue the study of listening, speaking, reading and writing begun in Chinese IA, attaining the Novice-High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale.

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Dance 8

This semester course offers eighth grade students the opportunity to explore the elementary level of modern and jazz techniques.

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Design 8

This course explores both the style and function of design in graphics, on murals, and in any flat art form.

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Digital Media 8

This course explores elements of digital photo, how it has developed as a tool to use from defined works of art to everyday use.

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Drama 8

This course is focused on improvisation and an in-depth exploration of character development.

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English 7

This course focuses on developing the fundamental skills of critical reading, creative and expository writing, vocabulary and grammar.

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French 1A

Students in this course acquire the fundamentals of the four essential skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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French 1B

In this course, students continue to build proficiency and confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and perform at the Novice-High performance level according to ACTFL standards.

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History 6

The sixth grade history curriculum is designed to foster curiosity for the ancient world through inquiry-based learning.

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Jazz Band I/II

Students with three or more years of experience on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and string instruments with an interest in jazz and contemporary repertoire and improvisation are encouraged to enroll in Jazz I/II.

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Latin 1A

This course covers material equivalent to the first semester of the Latin I upper school course.

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Latin 1B

This course is a continuation of Latin IA and covers material equivalent to the second semester of the Latin I upper school course.

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Mathematics 2

This course prepares students for the study of algebra and is designed to nurture the growth of an individual as a problem solver.

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Musical Theater 8: Technical Section

Students learn skills necessary to build stage sets and props, create stage lighting and serve as the production crew for the final Musical Theater 8 Performance class production.

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Robotics 8

This course offers students the opportunity to learn and apply mathematical, scientific and computer programming skills through robot design and construction.

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Science 6

The sixth grade science curriculum is designed to lay the foundation of intellectual character and academic skills.

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Science 7

The seventh-grade science curriculum focuses on life science as it relates to humans and the environment.

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Spanish 1A

This course presents an introduction to Spanish and develops the four essential skills of language learning.

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Spanish 1B

Spanish 1B students practice basic skills in speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading.

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Studio Art 8

This course is designed to expose students to a variety of materials and techniques in art-making, allowing them to develop their drawing, painting and art-making skills.

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World Languages 6

Sixth grade students devote one quarter of the school year to introductory modules about each of the four languages taught at Bishop’s: Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish.

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World Religions 8

This course introduces students to the origins of five of the world’s major religious and philosophical traditions and the cultures that produced them.

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