Age 10 to 12


Explore how earthquakes, climate, ocean waves, and volcanoes make the world such a dynamic planet. Journey to the microscopic world of cells to learn how building blocks of life function and reproduce. Read incredible stories about men and women in our country’s past who sacrificed to ensure freedom and equal treatment for all. Experiment with chemical and physical changes.

At Moving Beyond the Page we believe that children learn when they are actively engaged in their learning. This is why we include many hands on and engaging science kits to teach your child the science topics being covered. You cannot find a more hands on science curriculum available for homeschoolers.

The Age 10-12 level uses these and many more activities to thoroughly cover the state and national standards in science, social studies, and language arts. Add Life of Fred math for a complete and comprehensive homeschool curriculum.

In this level, we want students to begin taking more responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. For this reason, our 10-12 units are all student directed. The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. As a parent, you will still be actively involved. We provide parent overviews of each lesson that include descriptions of the activities and answer keys for you. There are still many activities and opportunities for you to work with your child.

The Age 10-12 curriculum constitutes one year of academic instruction.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 6th or 7th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the fifth or sixth grade

What's New and Different for Age 10-12

Like the previous levels, the Age 10-12 curriculum covers the standards in science, social studies, and language arts. The literature units can be bought independently from the science and social studies units. This provides you with the option of utilizing Moving Beyond the Page as an independent language arts program or as a science / social studies program to supplement your current curriculum.

There are a total of 12 literature units that accompany the Age 10-12 level. They are each designed to accompany one of the 12 science / social studies units that make up the year-long curriculum package. All units are broken down into daily lesson plans. When you begin lesson 1 of a science / social studies unit, you will also begin the first day of the corresponding literature unit. The knowledge gained in each science and social studies unit is reinforced through the corresponding literature unit.

The list below shows how each of the science and social studies units line up with the language arts units.

Science and Social Studies Unit Literature Unit
Concept 1: Environment and Cycles
Unit 1: Weather and Climate
Unit 2: Geography and Landforms
Unit 3: Our Changing Earth
Unit 1: The Wanderer
Unit 2: The People of Sparks
Unit 3: Short Stories
Concept 2: Force and Power
Unit 1: Slavery and the Civil War
Unit 2: Force and Motion
Unit 3: World Wars I and II
Unit 1: Bull Run
Unit 2: Albert Einstein
Unit 3: Number the Stars
Concept 3: Change
Unit 1: Matter
Unit 2: Civil Rights
Unit 3: Chemical Change
Unit 1: Tuck Everlasting
Unit 2: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Unit 3: The Giver
Concept 4: Systems and Interaction
Unit 1: North and South America
Unit 2: Cells
Unit 3: Incas, Aztecs, and Mayas
Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Unit 2: The Tree That Time Built
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes

In the Age 10-12 curriculum, your child will explore all subject areas using a hands-on and investigative approach. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the elementary years, but a truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child. The curriculum is also filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child.

Because all lessons are based on state and national standards, your child will learn all of the necessary skills for his age. Your child will continue to be challenged to read and write at a higher level.

Summary of Skills

The links below will take you to the Summary of Skills for each of the concepts that make up the Age 10-12 curriculum. The Summary of Skills is a list of the state and national standards that are covered within Moving Beyond the Page. This list can be useful for your own planning purposes, but it is also quite helpful when submitting required documentation to fulfill state and local reporting requirements.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 6th or 7th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the fifth or sixth grade

Science Kits and Manipulatives

The Age 10-12 curriculum provides a number of hands-on science kits and manipulatives. These kits will provide your child with a hands-on experience that is unparalleled in any homeschool curriculum. If you have a hands-on learner, you have found a curriculum designed with them in mind.

Beginning with the Age 10-12 level, we are also including many of the common materials for our hands-on activities in the science kits. Our goal is to help you provide quality science instruction for your child without the hassle of gathering lots of materials.

What Else Do I Need?

Moving Beyond the Page encourages character development - kindness, honesty, and respect for authority. Even though we are not a religious curriculum, our curriculum is conducive to supplementing with religious stories and lessons. For example, when studying communities, you can talk about how God wants you to show kindness to everyone in your community. While many parents add their own religious studies, others choose to supplement with a separate religious curriculum.

If your child is not yet writing in cursive, you will probably want to supplement with a cursive handwriting program.

The Age 10-12 Full Year Curriculum Package covers science, social studies, and language arts. When purchased with Life of Fred math, you will have a comprehensive curriculum for your child.

Schedule Worksheets

Age 10-12 Curriculum Samples

Concept 1 - Environment and Cycles

Unit 1 - The Wanderer [LA]

Unit 2 - Geography and Landforms [SS]

Lesson 2 - Maps of All Kinds

Unit 3 - Our Changing Earth [S]

Lesson 4 - Earthquakes and Moving Plates

Concept 2 - Force and Power

Unit 1 - Slavery and the Civil War [SS]

Lesson 1 - Antebellum America

Unit 1 - Bull Run [LA]

Lesson 3 - Joining the Ranks

Unit 3 - Number the Stars [LA]

Lesson 3 - The Button Shop

Unit 3 - World Wars I and II [SS]

Lesson 5 - Mobilizing for War

Concept 3 - Change

Unit 1 - Matter [S]

Lesson 2 - Introduction to Metals

Unit 3 - The Giver [LA]

Age 10-12 Curriculum Samples


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