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All School Curriculum (PK-12 & PG)

Social Studies and History

Pre-Kindergarten (3 years old)
  • Review time in relationship to themselves
  • Follow schedules and routines
  • Develop understanding of the language of time
  • Compare, contrast and make predictions
  • Develop understanding of terms related to distance, direction and location
  • Explore geography using maps
  • Develop communication skills
  • Develop cooperation and social problem-solving skills: sharing, taking turns, showing empathy, following rules and directions, helping others, listening to peers and adults, staying on task, building self-confidence
  • Use words to deal with conflict, express feelings
  • Respect others and property
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old)
  • Understand the components of and develop responsible behavior by identifying home and school rules
  • Learn the importance of how rules used at home and school promote order, safety and fairness
  • Develop an understanding of history and the context of time by examining events distinguishing among past, present and future experiences
  • Review events in the context of daily routines and experiences
  • Describe a series of events that span a short period of time that includes past, present, and future
  • Identify seasons and understand the difference between days of the week and months of the year
  • Learn about the country’s system of government in basic terms (president, voting)

  • Clearly share items and information about him or herself in front of the class
  • Listen politely when others are speaking
  • Develop appropriate interpersonal skills with peers and adults
  • Develop a general understanding for the country we live in and the holidays that are celebrated
  • Learn to use, read and create a variety of maps
  • Identify the days of the week and months of the year
  • Learn about the culture, animals and geography of Australia and compare it to America
First Grade 
  • Understand how a globe and maps represent the earth
  • Explore how environments differ throughout the world and how that affects people living in an given area
  • Define the components of a community
  • Understand the basic responsibilities of community members
  • Explore the importance of citizenship and character
  • Understand the basic role of economics in communities and their lives
  • Participate in a cross-curricular study of the world, gaining a sense of the variety and scope of the people and cultures, culminating in the Passports to World Cultures Program and Feast

Second Grade 
  • Participate in a cross-curricular study of The American Revolution including identifying key events leading up to and during, understanding the importance of the revolution and its impact, and culminating in a program on presenting students’ learning and understanding of the unit
  • Learn about character development through a citizenship unit
  • Apply traits of good citizenship in various settings: at home, at school and in the community
  • Use map skills to locate early American civilizations: Aztecs, Incas, Mayas
  • Participate in comparative study of various Native American tribes

Third Grade 
  • Practice reading physical and political maps accurately
  • Learn about the continent of Africa, specifically physical environments, a general history, the diverse cultures and lifestyles and places of high interest
  • Participate in a cross-curricular study of Ancient Egyptian Civilization (government, technology, daily life, role of religion, arts, entertainment and physical features), culminating in an Egyptian Play and Feast
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the physical landscape and geography of the United States as well as the political boundaries
  • Compare and contrast students' new knowledge of Africa to their country’s community

Fourth Grade 
  • Travel through Ohio applying the five themes of geography:
  • location
  • place
  • human/environment interactions
  • movement
  • regions
  • Investigate then compare the Asian civilization of either India or Japan with the customs and traditions of Ohio communities
  • Use map skills to describe the relative location of physical and human characteristics of Ohio, the United States, and countries studied in Asia
  • Understand that civic participation requires individuals to make informed decisions by accessing and using information effectively

Fifth Grade 
  • Participate in a year-long, cross-curricular study of Latin America including the following topics:
  • Physical Geography - Land and Water, Climate and Vegetation, Resources and Land Use
  • History of Latin America and its effects on the region to this day
  • Early civilizations of Middle America
  • The Incas: People of the sun
  • European Conquest
  • From Past to Present
  • Investigate important facts about the cultures of Mexico and Central America, Caribbean, South America, Haiti, Puerto Rico Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Venezuela
  • Compare and contrast these cultures
  • Participate in a Latin American Festival with  plays performed in Spanish
Sixth Grade 
  • Study ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome 
  • Trace the rise and fall of civilizations as well as how each was shaped by geography
  • Develop a sense of time regarding B.C. and B.C.E.
  • Study the long lasting contributions each civilization gave to the world
  • Complete a timeline to compare the accomplishments and legacies of each civilization
  • Participate in a field trip that allows students to see ancient artifacts and artistic recreations of the ancient world to further appreciate the great works of these societies
  • Create a time travel diary in which they visit 7 specific places or events of the ancient world within a 750 year time-span

Seventh Grade 
  • Study Western civilization from Medieval Europe to European colonization
  • Analyze the evolution of governments and economics
  • Trace the evolution of art and philosophy during these eras, analyze their impacts on societies
  • Explore social structures and cultural practices of the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Develop content area reading skills and critical thinking skills with emphasis on primary source documents and relevant works of art from various years
  • Expand and support ideas through writing in the content area
  • Culminate cross-curricular study of Medieval Era with a Medieval Feast
  • Culminate cross-curricular study of  early colonial America with a Colonial Fair

Eighth Grade 
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the political, economic, social and cultural influences that created the United States
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments and beliefs
  • Participate in the Patriots V. Loyalist debate
  • Distinguish relevant and irrelevant facts within the readings and while researching
  • Understand the chronology of major events
  • Write persuasively during the creation of indentured servant advertisements and the patriot or loyalist speech
  • Analyze similarities and differences between such topics as: New England, Middle, and Southern colonies, indentured servants and enslaved Africans, Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, confederate and union soldiers, and socialism and capitalism
  • Explore cause, effect, and consequences
  • Analyze and compare maps
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information when researching
  • Analyze primary source documents such as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Gettysburg, and others

9th - 12th Grades 

Modern World History
  • Explore the influence of politics, the arts, economics, science, and religion on the history of the world from Late Antiquity to the present
  • Study global themes as cross-cultural encounters, political development, scientific and technological development, the arts, literature, revolution and social change
  • Examine Africa and Asia before and after imperialism, nationalism, the world wars, 20th century ideologies such as fascism and communism, the Holocaust, and post-World War II international developments 
Modern United States History
  • Examine the leading aspects of American history from the period of Industrialization to the present
  • Study political issues, institutions, political parties, leadership, and diplomatic and constitutional questions; as well as economic, social and intellectual trends
  • Compare the American historical experience and relates American history to the broader global context
AP United States History
  • Focus on developing students’ understanding of American history from the pre-Columbian Era to the present
  • Investigate the content of US history for significant events, individuals, developments and processes in nine historical periods
  • Develop and use the same thinking skills and methods used by historians when they study the past
  • Explore the following themes (American and National Identity; Migration and Settlement; Politics and Power; Work, Exchange, and Technology; American in the World; Geography and the Environment; and Culture and Society) to make connections among historical developments in different times and places
AP European History
  • Develop ability to think conceptually about European history from approximately 1450 to the present and apply historical thinking skills learned
  • Explore five themes of equal importance ― interaction of Europe and the world, poverty and prosperity, objective knowledge and subjective visions, states and other institutions of power, and individual and society
  • Provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course
  • Discuss historically about continuity and change over time, and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places.
  • Examine how individuals, groups and institutions interact to make up our society
  • Analyze culture, social structures, social inequities and issues
  • Study people and the roles people play in society, both as individuals and groups.

Economics - Micro

Economics - Macro
  • Study the origins, development, structure and functions of American national government
  • Explore constitutional framework, federalism and the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy formation
AP United States Government and Politics
  • Explore the key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States
  • Examine politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning, assess causes and consequences of political events
  • Interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments
  • Examine right and wrong, good and bad, how one should act, obligation, happiness, and values
  • Analyze and read what others have said about these issues, and explore how they arrive at their own personal system of values
  • Study the concepts of cultural relativism (“What’s right for us is not necessarily right for them,”) and subjectivism (“What’s right for me is not necessarily right for you.”)
  • Examine a variety of contemporary moral issues.
America in the 1960s 
  • Study the late 1950s to the early 1970s
  • Examine a transitional decade in American politics, culture, and society
  • Explore three presidential administrations, the birth of modern American culture, the war in Vietnam and the quest for civil rights for all Americans

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.