Table of Contents

Age 11-13 - Concept 2: Semester 2

Unit 1: Greece and Rome [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Early Greece
  • Lesson 2: Ancient Greece (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Everyday Life in Ancient Greece (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: The Hellenistic World
  • Lesson 5: Ancient Rome and the Roman Republic
  • Lesson 6: The Roman Empire
  • Lesson 7: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: The End of the Empire (2 Days)
  • Final Project: A Greek and Roman Menu (3 Days)

Unit 1: Force and Motion [S]

  • Lesson 1: Force
  • Lesson 2: Newton's Laws of Motion (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Graphing Motion
  • Lesson 4: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Centripetal Force and Terminal Velocity
  • Lesson 6: Work (3 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Newton in the Milky Way
  • Final Project: Demonstrating Newton's Laws (2 Days)

Unit 1: Greek Myths [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Ancient Greece
  • Lesson 2: The Gods and Goddesses (3 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The Stories
  • Lesson 4: Minor Gods, Nymphs, Satyrs, and Centaurs (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Mortal Descendants of Zeus
  • Lesson 6: Vainglorious Kings (3 Days)
  • Lesson 7: The Trojan War
  • Final Project: A New Twist on an Ancient Myth (3 Days)

Unit 2: The Middle Ages [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medieval Europe (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Monarchs
  • Lesson 3: Knights and Warfare in the Middle Ages (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Castles and Feasts
  • Lesson 5: Village and City Life (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Religion in Medieval Life (3 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Monasteries
  • Lesson 8: The End of the Medieval Era
  • Final Project: A Medieval Fair or Map (2 Days)

Unit 2: Light and the Eye [S]

  • Lesson 1: Lines of Light
  • Lesson 2: Translucence and Shadow (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Refraction and Lenses (3 Days)
  • Lesson 4: How Human Eyes Work (3 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Animal Eyes
  • Lesson 6: Color and Perception (3 Days)
  • Final Project: Tools of the Eye (2 Days)

Unit 2: Tales from the Middle Ages [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Medieval Times
  • Lesson 2: Beetle
  • Lesson 3: Summer
  • Lesson 4: Special Delivery
  • Lesson 5: A Baby
  • Lesson 6: The Inn
  • Lesson 7: An Angel or a Saint
  • Lesson 8: Newborn Hope
  • Lesson 9: Cast of Characters
  • Lesson 10: Point of View
  • Lesson 11: Village Life
  • Lesson 12: Glassblowers, Tanners, and Snigglers
  • Final Project: Life in the Middle Ages Think-Tac-Toe (3 Days)

Unit 3: The Age of Discovery [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Why Was There an Age of Discovery?
  • Lesson 2: New World Empires
  • Lesson 3: European Explorers (3 Days)
  • Lesson 4: The Consequences of Contact (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Copernicus and Changes in Science (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Galileo (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Isaac Newton (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Discovery Research Project (3 Days)

Unit 3: The Solar System [S]

  • Lesson 1: The Latest View of Our Solar System
  • Lesson 2: Our Sun
  • Lesson 3: Earth, the Third Planet (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Satellites and Telescopes
  • Lesson 5: Meteorites and the Moon (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Other Terrestrial Planets
  • Lesson 7: Gas Giants (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Dwarf Planets and Asteroids
  • Lesson 9: Men on the Moon and Beyond (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Solar System Model and Test (2 Days)

Unit 3: The Prince and the Bard [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to The Little Prince
  • Lesson 2: Meeting the Little Prince
  • Lesson 3: The Flower and Other Planets
  • Lesson 4: Earth and Other Planets
  • Lesson 5: Making Friends on Earth
  • Lesson 6: Saying Goodbye
  • Lesson 7: Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Lesson 8: Beginning A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Lesson 9: Puck's Pranks
  • Lesson 10: Dreams
  • Lesson 11: Watching the Play
  • Lesson 12: Tragic Love (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Love Letters (2 Days)

Unit 4: Elizabethan Europe [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Europe at the Time of Elizabeth's Birth (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: The Renaissance and Elizabeth's Childhood (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Becoming Queen (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Religious Turmoil
  • Lesson 5: International Affairs (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Defeating the Spanish Armada
  • Lesson 7: The End of Elizabeth I's Era
  • Lesson 8: The Making of the Modern World
  • Final Project: An Elizabethan Lapbook (2 Days)

Unit 4: Technological Design [S]

  • Lesson 1: What Is Technology?
  • Lesson 2: Technological Innovator (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Meaningful Technological Designs
  • Lesson 4: Necessity vs. Luxury
  • Lesson 5: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
  • Lesson 6: Da Vinci's Inventions (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Contemporary Design Approaches (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Engineering (2 Days)
  • Lesson 9: Modeling an Idea (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Final Exam and Model Bridge (2 Days)

Unit 4: Newton at the Center [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Features of Non-Fiction
  • Lesson 2: Newton and Math (3 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Newton and Light
  • Lesson 4: Newton and Motion
  • Lesson 5: Newton's Contemporaries
  • Lesson 6: Math and Science Take Flight
  • Lesson 7: Using Newton's Work (4 Days)
  • Final Project: Lobby for Newton (3 Days)

Unit 5: Modern Europe [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Europe
  • Lesson 2: Scandinavia and Finland
  • Lesson 3: The British Isles
  • Lesson 4: The Low Countries, Germany, and France
  • Lesson 5: Spain, Portugal, and Italy
  • Lesson 6: Switzerland and Austria (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Baltic States (3 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Central Europe
  • Lesson 9: Ukraine, Moldova, Caucasian Republics
  • Lesson 10: Southeast Europe (2 Days)
  • Final Project: A Quick Guide to Europe (2 Days)

Unit 5: Energy [S]

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Energy and Matter (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Types of Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Solar and Geothermal Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Light and Chemical Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Useful Materials
  • Lesson 6: Making the Connection (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Conservation and Reality (3 Days)

Unit 5: British Poetry [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Rhythm and Meter
  • Lesson 2: Voice and Rhyme (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Graphic Elements
  • Lesson 4: Figurative Language (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Allusions (3 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Tone
  • Lesson 7: Themes (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Autobiography of a Poet (3 Days)