Curriculum

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    Student achievement is the number one goal at Thurgood Marshall Elementary/Middle School. Through a tough curriculum, students are challenged to reach their fullest potential and encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.

    Our curriculum includes Language Arts (EL Education), Mathematics (Eureka Math), Science (Mystery Science), Social Studies.

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    Supports all K–8 EL Education Lessons including K–2 Foundational Skills

    • Learning targets present for students
    • Protocols at the forefront of lessons
    • Elevates high-yield questions & activities

    Link with information: moDEL Detroit

    Mathematics

    The mathematics curriculum is fully aligned to state standards—what students are expected to learn and be able to do at the end of each grade level.  The Math for K-8 is called Eureka Math and it encourages mathematics-rich classroom environments.  The new math promotes rigor, relevance, and relationships in mathematics' classrooms.  Math Link: MATH K-8 Eureka

    Science

    • Curriculum aligned to state and national standards
    • Data-driven differentiated instruction
    • Engaging 3-Dimensional, hands-on, scientific investigations
    • Classroom experiences connected to real-world phenomena
    • Opportunities to engage in science and engineering practices
    • Exposure to STEM-related career pathways 
    • incorporating Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts in each lesson
    • All third-grade classes include the LEGO Robotics incorporating the program from LEGO LEAGUE
    • Links for Science CurriculumIQWST: Grades 6-8CREATE for STEM: Grades 4-5 and 6-8Mystery Science: Grades K-5

    Social Studies

    Our Social Studies curriculum is aligned with the Michigan State Standards. As called for by the standards in the primary grades, the curriculum begins introducing students to disciplines of social studies such as geography, economics, history, civics, and government through familiar, age-appropriate concepts. Concepts become increasingly more complex as students matriculate. In grades five through eight, our courses emphasize the national geography and history standards. Social Studies Link: Michigan K-8 Content Expectations

     Creative Writing for Grade 4 

    Creative Writing is introduced in Grade 4 to help students develop a passion for writing, practice their reading comprehension, build their vocabulary, work on spelling, grammatical or structural skills.  It is also designed to help the child think and dream big.