Science, Social Studies, Geography
Curriculum & Resources
All curriculum is purchased by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for your use. Unused portions (textbooks etc) are returned to Ignite.
The following curriculum links have been organized according to grade levels. Choose the level of curriculum that meets your child’s needs for each subject area. There are links to placement tests where applicable.
Your Educational Specialist will be able to help guide you in your curriculum selection.
Science Detective A1
180 Days of Social Studies for 6th grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students’ social studies content-area literacy. Through these weekly units, 6th grade students will analyze and evaluate primary source documents, answer text-dependent questions, and improve their social studies knowledge, critical thinking, and reasoning skills.
Teaching Social Studies Through Art
Teaching Social Studies Through Art is a great complement to Teaching Geography Through Art . Some of the topics and countries visited include mountains, islands, gardens, lighthouses, cities, bridges and architecture,ballet, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Holland. Along the way, kids will be exposed to many different masterpieces (black and white reproductions,unfortunately!) and art techniques – drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. and be encouraged to try their hand at these mediums. 82 pgs.
This is an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook that has been written specifically for students as a reputable source for them to obtain information aligned to the Science Standards of each individual grade.
A totally hands-on approach to physical science through activities, requiring minimal preparation time. Already in lesson plan format, all that is needed is to gather the needed materials and go. The lesson goal, skills learned, materials needed, preparation required, and approximate time needed for preparation and lesson are all stated at the beginning of each activity. The activity itself is presented in question and answer format; as you lead your children through the activity, you simultaneously lead them to express their thoughts and ideas about each step. The dialogue is all written out for you, and carefully designed to encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills.
The Story of the World consists of a text and a curriculum guide each for four eras of history. Presenting a chronological history to elementary students using a classical approach and an engaging narrative. The readings in the text provide a base of knowledge for the time period covered, and is augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, recommended literature selections, map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.
180 Days of Geography for 6th grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students’ geographical knowledge and skills. Through these weekly units, 6th grade students will improve their geographic background knowledge, critical thinking and reasoning skills, map and spatial skills, and answer photo- and text-dependent questions.
Geography Through Art
Geography Through Art has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six-week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning.