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Math

The Math Department at Immanuel Junior High seeks to develop strong mathematical thinkers who are prepared to face challenging problems head on. Through a variety of instructional routines, students will develop skills in both reasoning and problem-solving, all the while learning how to view mathematics as a connected, creative discipline. Students will also engage in various mathematical practices that develop the problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in high school mathematics, college, and beyond. All courses will teach students how to think critically on their own while also reinforcing skill development.
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Special Projects:
  • Oreo Systems of Equations - Using Algebra we determine the weight of a single wafer in an Oreo.
  • Buying a Car Project - Pick your car, pick your bank, and calculate your monthly payments.
  • 10x10 Border Problem - Without counting, how many squares are on the border of a 10x10 grid?
  • iLogo Slope Poster - Design your own logo to represent yourself using slope and y-intercept.
  • Weekly Real-Life Math Features

 

Science

Students will explore the sciences as they grow in both faith and critical thinking skills. Through labs and activities, students will expand their horizons as we explore Creation through the lens of Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences. Through their time in middle school, students will learn valuable skills such as making observations and collecting data, evaluating evidence, supporting claims, explaining reasoning, analyze models to prepare them for high school and beyond.

Special Projects:
  • Naturalist Notebook
  • Comparative Organ Dissection
  • Cell Model Construction
  • Rube Goldberg Devices
  • Aerodynamics Lab
  • Circuit Simulators

English

The English Department strives to model the skills necessary to have a command of the English language. Language skills will be valuable for students in their future studies, their work-life, and opportunities to share their faith. All courses guide students into becoming active readers, thoughtful writers, and critical thinkers. The experiences students have with reading, writing, questioning, and considering will contribute to the development and articulation of a Christian Worldview.
 
Special Projects:
7th Grade
  • Novel studies (Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Allegory, Narrative Poetry, Biographies)
  • Essay Writing (formal, persuasive, research, and autobiographical)
  • Poetry/Creative Writing
  • Analysis and response to fiction and non-fiction texts and resources
  • Socratic Seminar Discussions
8th Grade
  • Novel studies (dystopian, transformation, American historical fiction, Good vs. Evil)
  • Essay writing
  • Persuasive speeches
  • Analysis and response to non-fiction texts and resources
  • Letter writing (produce letter that is taken to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.)

History & Social Studies

Students will grow in their faith while studying the past. They will be analyzing world religions and comparing Islam, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism to Christianity. They will analyze the influence that God had on our founding fathers. The 8th grade concludes with a trip to the east coast. On this trip, students will have time to reflect on the impact that God has on their daily lives and the lives of people throughout the history of our country.
 
Special Projects:
7th grade:
  • Ancient Rome Newscast
  • African Folktale Assignment - students will understand the morals and ethics that these tales taught the people of ancient Africa
  • Ancient Chinese Travel Brochure
  • Medieval Castle Project
8th grade:
  • Revolutionary War Movie Trailer Assignment
  • ​​​​​​Constitution Test
  • Lewis and Clark Letter Assignment
  • American History Project
  • Cross-curricular assignment with English and Bible Department
  • East Coast Trip