A Better Four-Year University Education

The Problem

There’s little trust between teacher and student. Students must be disciplined for talking out of turn. Students must sit still for 3 hours while class is ongoing, with a short 10-15 minute break in the middle. Students cannot be trusted to be self-directed. It’s assumed that, if left to their own devices, they would simply flounder without the “structure” of school.

The student is told they must prove what they’ve learned to the authority figure, the instructor. Unfortunately, the way the current system is set up, the main ways you prove you learned is through a paper and pencil test where you fill in bubbles, or maybe write in answers. Or, you write a paper explaining what you learned or make an argument on a limited number of topics to choose from.

This is in contrast to trust.

A college student should be trusted that they want to learn, and in their fourth year synthesis project, they can “prove” their learning much better by applying the knowledge they gathered into an applied-to-life project. Some students will slack or do the bare minimum and just try to get by. But just because there are a few “rotten apples” doesn’t mean you have to treat everyone as if they’re trying to pull a fast one on you. Most people want to do a good job. (source) Especially if they’re adults who are in school by choice. There have been many books written on this subject, and the vast majority of research shows that humans don’t need to be ruled by an iron fist to be productive. In fact, micromanaging people does the opposite; it demoralizes people and makes them less motivated to work hard, or innovate.

Teachers would be better served to be experts in the subjects of their personal choice, as well as educated on how to best teach. There are many brilliant professors who, unfortunately, don’t know how to teach the subjects they are otherwise so brilliant at. Ideally, teachers would have both an equal amount of training in their subject(s) of choice, as well as, in teaching.

The cost of education is currently unaffordable in the U.S. for most of the population. The average cost of attendance is anywhere from $10,000 for a state school, assuming you are a resident of that state, to $36,000 for private education. I don’t know of anyone in my lifetime, who is around my age, who has paid out of pocket, every last penny of their college education. Most get loans, scholarships, grants, and money from their families or state programs, if possible.

The Solution

But what if universities didn’t have to pay for a brick and mortar university? What if universities were a wide network of experts, who had an education in teaching as well, as you could simply drop them a video call when you need them?

For example, if you’re interested in geometry, maybe your university has an expert you can call, who lives in Switzerland, but is affiliated and vetted by the school, and you could arrange a time to talk with them about where you’re stuck with your geometry learning, and the instructor could help you when you need them. Instead of an instructor assigning you homework, books, and tests, they could make suggestions as to which projects would help you learn the subject you’re interested in.

While a video call is inferior to an in-person, one-on-one interaction with an instructor, it is certainly a lot less expensive than the current system of paying sky high tuition, which goes toward not only the staff, but also the buildings, the maintenance of those buildings, and the landscaping.

The buildings and their maintenance alone is 15% of the tuition’s budget. Imagine now, paying 15% less for school. That’s $1,500 off for a state school, and $5,400 for a private institution. The video conference idea doesn’t seem so scary when you think of how much it can save you long term.

This is my four-year plan for a university education.


In the first year, it’s a good time to gain the big picture, such as the theoretical knowledge necessary to understanding what’s out there that you can learn for the foundation of your education. You would be encouraged to pick as many or as few of the first year general subjects as you wish.

This is counter to the traditional system, which forces you to take subjects you will likely never use in your lifetime, and which you will likely forget. A professional dancer doesn’t need to know calculus, and a calculus professor doesn’t need to know how to do ballet. It’s okay not to know everything and to specialize and become the best in your chosen field, because there is a limited amount of time on earth, and learning calculus when you really want to be a ballerina has limited value.

Subjects would be taught all throughout the year, with one week breaks each season, for a total of four weeks off in a year. This is because health psychology studies overwhelmingly have shown taking a vacation, offers tremendous health benefits. (source) Some studies have shown taking a week to de-stress and get away from the troubles of school or work offers health benefits such as lowered cardiovascular disease risk for up to an entire year after the break is taken. These vacations also allow the brain to recharge and be in better performance for the learning that will continue after the break.

1st year (general)

Humanities
Social sciences
Natural sciences
Formal sciences
Applied sciences


In the second year, there would be a new list of subjects that can be learned, based off of the first year’s foundation of knowledge. The student would pick as many or as few subjects as they wish to learn for the second year. This year would be a hybrid of both theoretical and applied education. Students would do less book reading this year, and spend more time working out in the field half the time, applying what they have learned or are learning. For example, say you always dreamed of being a prolific novelist. You might take all the humanities courses, but leave the formal sciences behind.

Then, you might start a concrete, detailed plan for how to begin learning to write well. An expert and teacher on writing could be your resource guide, as well as your consultant. The instructor could direct you to the right places to find a useful book, or maybe to an expert who could assist you in the direction you’re working toward. If the teacher isn’t an expert on writing horror, but knows of someone respected in the field, you could try to contact them. People are busy, but sometimes they are willing to help, and their advice should be treated as invaluable.

2nd yeaR (expanded)

  • Humanities
    • Arts
    • History
    • Home economics
    • Languages and literature
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Theology
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Political science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social work
  • Natural sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth science
    • Space sciences
    • Physics
  • Formal sciences
    • Computer science
    • Mathematics
  • Applied Sciences
    • Business
    • Engineering and technology
    • Medicine and health

The third year is for specializing in your chosen field(s) of study. From this list you would gain access to more applied and specific training, such as going to conferences. This is the year you would take instruction and finish writing your plan as to how you are going to write that great novel, or invent that new software, or maybe even come up with a scientific paper to submit to a peer-reviewed journal, depending on your personal interests and values.

3RD YEAR (specialized)

Humanities

  • Arts
    • Performing arts
      • Music
      • Dance
      • Television
      • Theater
      • Film
    • Visual arts
      • Fine arts
      • Applied arts
      • Fashion
  • History
    • African history
    • American history
    • Ancient history
    • Asian history
    • Australian history
    • Ecclesiastical history of the Catholic Church
    • Economic history
    • Environmental history
    • European history
    • Intellectual history
    • Jewish history
    • Latin American history
    • Modern history
    • History of philosophy
    • Political history
    • Pre-Columbian era
    • Russian history
    • History of culture
    • Scientific history
    • Technological history
    • World history
    • Public history
  • Home economics
    • Cooking
    • Cleaning
    • Clothing
    • Family studies
    • Finance
    • Gardening
    • Health
    • Nutrition
  • Languages and literature
    • Linguistics
    • Comparative literature
    • Creative writing
    • English literature
    • History of literature
    • Literary theory
    • Poetry
    • World literature
  • Law
    • Administrative law
    • Canon law
    • Civil law
    • Comparative law
    • Competition law
    • Constitutional law
    • Criminal law
    • Islamic law
    • Jewish law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Legal management
    • Procedural law
    • Substantive law
  • Philosophy
    • Aesthetics
    • Applied philosophy
    • Epistemology
    • Ethics
    • Logic
    • Meta-philosophy
    • Meta-physics
    • Philosophical traditions and schools
    • Social philosophy and political philosophy
  • Theology
    • Biblical studies
    • Religious studies
    • Biblical Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic
    • Buddhist theology
    • Christian theology
    • Hindu theology
    • Jewish theology
    • Muslim theology

Social sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Social anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
    • Agricultural economics
    • Anarchist economics
    • Applied economics
    • Behavioral economics
    • Bioeconomics
    • Complexity economics
    • Computational economics
    • Consumer economics
    • Development economics
    • Ecological economics
    • Econometrics
    • Economic geography
    • Economic sociology
    • Economic systems
    • Education economics
    • Energy economics
    • Entrepreneurial economics
    • Environmental economics
    • Evolutionary economics
    • Experimental economics
    • Feminist economics
    • Financial econometrics
    • Financial economics
    • Green economics
    • Growth economics
    • Human development theory
  • Economics (cont.)
    • Industrial organization
    • Information economics
    • Institutional economics
    • International economics
    • Islamic economics
    • Labor economics
    • Law and economics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Managerial economics
    • Marxian economics
    • Mathematical economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Monetary economics
    • Neuroeconomics
    • Participatory economics
    • Political economy
    • Public economics
    • Public finance
    • Real estate economics
    • Resource economics
    • Social choice theory
    • Socialist economics
    • Socioeconomics
    • Transport economics
    • Welfare economics
  • Geography
    • Physical geography
    • Human geography
    • Integrated geography
    • Cartography
  • Political science
    • American politics
    • Canadian politics
    • Civics
    • Comparative politics
    • European studies
    • Geopolitics
    • International relations
    • International organizations
    • Nationalism studies
    • Peace and conflict studies
  • Political science (cont.)
    • Policy studies
    • Political behavior
    • Political culture
    • Political economy
    • Political history
    • Political philosophy
    • Public administration
    • Public law
    • Psephology
    • Social choice theory
  • Psychology
    • Abnormal psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological psychology
    • Clinical neuropsychology
    • Clinical psychology
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Community psychology
    • Comparative psychology
    • Conservation psychology
    • Consumer psychology
    • Criminal psychology
    • Cultural psychology
    • Developmental psychology
    • Differential psychology
    • Ecological psychology
    • Educational psychology
    • Environmental psychology
    • Evolutionary psychology
    • Experimental psychology
    • Group psychology
    • Family psychology
    • Feminine psychology
    • Forensic developmental psychology
    • Forensic psychology
    • Health psychology
    • Humanistic psychology
    • Indigenous psychology
    • Legal psychology
    • Mathematical psychology
    • Media psychology
  • Psychology (cont.)
    • Medical psychology
    • Military psychology
    • Moral psychology and descriptive ethics
    • Music psychology
    • Neuropsychology
    • Occupational health psychology
    • Occupational psychology
    • Organizational psychology
    • Parapsychology
    • Pediatric psychology
    • Pedology
    • Personality psychology
    • Phenomenology
    • Political psychology
    • Positive psychology
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Psychobiology
    • Psychology of religion
    • Psychometrics
    • Psychopathology
    • Psychophysics
    • Quantitative psychology
    • Rehabilitation psychology
    • School psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Sport psychology
    • Traffic psychology
    • Transpersonal psychology
  • Sociology
    • Analytical sociology
    • Applied sociology
    • Architectural sociology
    • Area studies
    • Behavioral sociology
    • Collective behavior
    • Community informatics
    • Comparative sociology
    • Conflict theory
    • Criminology/Criminal justice
    • Critical management studies
    • Critical sociology
    • Cultural sociology
    • Cultural studies
    • Demography/population
    • Digital sociology
    • Dramaturgical sociology
    • Economic sociology
    • Educational sociology
    • Empirical sociology
    • Environmental sociology
    • Evolutionary sociology
    • Feminist sociology
    • Figurational sociology
    • Future studies
    • Gender studies
    • Historical sociology
    • Human ecology
    • Humanistic sociology
    • Industrial sociology
    • Interactionism
    • Interpretive sociology
    • Jealousy sociology
    • Macrosociology
    • Marxist sociology
    • Mathematical sociology
    • Medical sociology
    • Mesosociology
    • Microsociology
    • Military sociology
    • Natural resource sociology
    • Organizational studies
    • Phenomenological sociology
    • Policy sociology
    • Psychoanalytic sociology
    • Science and technology studies
    • Sexology
    • Social capital
    • Social change
    • Social conflict theory
    • Social control
    • Social economy
    • Social philosophy
    • Social policy
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory
    • Social transformation
    • Sociobiology
    • Sociocybernetics
    • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology (cont.)
    • Sociology of aging
    • Sociology of agriculture
    • Sociology of art
    • Sociology of autism
    • Sociology of childhood
    • Sociology of conflict
    • Sociology of culture
    • Sociology of cyberspace
    • Sociology of development
    • Sociology of deviance
    • Sociology of disaster
    • Sociology of education
    • Sociology of emotions
    • Sociology of fatherhood
    • Sociology of finance
    • Sociology of food
    • Sociology of gender
    • Sociology of generations
    • Sociology of globalization
    • Sociology of government
    • Sociology of health and illness
    • Sociology of human consciousness
    • Sociology of immigration
    • Sociology of knowledge
    • Sociology of language
    • Sociology of law
    • Sociology of leisure
    • Sociology of markets
    • Sociology of marriage
    • Sociology of motherhood
    • Sociology of music
    • Sociology of natural resources
    • Sociology of organizations
    • Sociology of peace, war, and social conflict
    • Sociology of punishment
    • Sociology of race and ethnic relations
    • Sociology of religion
    • Sociology of risk
    • Sociology of science
    • Sociology of scientific knowledge
    • Sociology of social change
    • Sociology of social movements
    • Sociology of space
    • Sociology of sport
    • Sociology of technology
    • Sociology of terrorism
    • Sociology of the body
    • Sociology of the family
    • Sociology of the history of science
    • Sociology of the internet
    • Sociology of work
    • Sociomusicology
    • Structural sociology
    • Theoretical sociology
    • Urban/rural sociology
    • Victimology
    • Visual sociology
  • Social work
    • Clinical social work
    • Community practice
    • Mental health
    • Psychosocial rehabilitation
    • Person-centered therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Financial social work

Natural sciences

  • Biology
    • Aerobiology
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biophysics
    • Biotechnology
    • Botany
    • Cell biology
    • Chronobiology
    • Computational biology
    • Cryobiology
    • Developmental biology
    • Ecology
    • Endocrinology
    • Evolutionary biology
    • Genetics
    • Histology
    • Human biology
    • Immunology
  • Biology (cont.)
    • Linology
    • Linnaean taxonomy
    • Marine biology
    • Mathematical biology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular biology
    • Mycology
    • Neuroscience
    • Nutrition
    • Paleobiology
    • Parasitology
    • Pathology
    • Physiology
    • Structural biology
    • Systematics
    • Systems biology
    • Virology
    • Xenobiology
    • Zoology
  • Chemistry
    • Agrochemistry
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Astrochemistry
    • Atmospheric chemistry
    • Biochemistry (outline)
    • Chemical biology
    • Chemical engineering (outline)
    • Cheminformatics
    • Computational chemistry
    • Cosmochemistry
    • Electrochemistry
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Femtochemistry
    • Flavor
    • Flow chemistry
    • Geochemistry
    • Green chemistry
    • Histochemistry
    • Hydrogenation
    • Immunochemistry
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Marine chemistry
    • Mathematical chemistry
    • Mechanochemistry
    • Medicinal chemistry
  • Chemistry (cont.)
    • Molecular biology
    • Molecular mechanics
    • Nanotechnology
    • Natural product chemistry
    • Neurochemistry
    • Oenology
    • Organic chemistry (outline)
    • Organometallic chemistry
    • Petrochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Photochemistry
    • Physical chemistry
    • Physical organic chemistry
    • Phytochemistry
    • Polymer chemistry
    • Quantum chemistry
    • Radiochemistry
    • Solid-state chemistry
    • Sonochemistry
    • Supramolecular chemistry
    • Surface chemistry
    • Synthetic chemistry
    • Theoretical chemistry
    • Thermochemistry
  • Earth science
    • Edaphology
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental science
    • Gemology
    • Geochemistry
    • Geodesy
    • Physical geography
    • Geophysics
    • Paleontology
  • Space sciences
    • Astrobiology
    • Astronomy
    • Astrophysics
    • Interstellar medium
    • Numerical simulations
    • Physical cosmology
    • Stellar astrophysics
    • Planetary science
  • Physics
    • Acoustics
    • Aerodynamics
    • Applied physics
    • Astrophysics
    • Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
    • Biophysics
    • Computational physics
    • Condensed matter physics
    • Cryogenics
    • Electricity
    • Electromagnetism
    • Elementary particle physics
    • Experimental physics
    • Fluid dynamics
    • Geophysics
  • Physics (cont.)
    • Mathematical physics
    • Mechanics
    • Medical physics
    • Molecular physics
    • Newtonian dynamics
    • Nuclear physics
    • Optics
    • Plasma physics
    • Quantum physics
    • Solid mechanics
    • Solid state physics
    • Statistical mechanics
    • Theoretical physics
    • Thermal physics
    • Thermodynamics

Formal sciences

  • Computer science
    • Logic in computer science
    • Algorithms
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Data structures
    • Computer architecture
    • Computer graphics
    • Computer communications
    • Computer security and reliability
    • Computing in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, and medicine
  • Computer science (cont.)
    • Computing in social sciences, arts, humanities, and professions
    • Distributed computing
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Operating systems
    • Parallel computing
    • Programming languages
    • Quantum computing
    • Software engineering
    • Theory of computation
    • VLSI design

Mathematics

  • Pure mathematics
    • Mathematical logic and foundations of mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Analysis
    • Probability theory
    • Geometry
    • Number theory
  • Applied mathematics
    • Approximation theory
    • Combinatorics
    • Cryptography
    • Dynamical systems
    • Game theory
    • Graph theory
    • Information theory
    • Mathematical physics
    • Numerical analysis
    • Operations research
    • Statistics
    • Theory of computation

Applied sciences

Business

  • Accounting
  • Business management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations management

Engineering and technology

  • Chemical engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Catalysis
    • Materials engineering
    • Molecular engineering
    • Nanotechnology
    • Polymer engineering
    • Process design
    • Process engineering
    • Reaction engineering
    • Thermodynamics
    • Transport phenomena
  • Civil engineering
    • Coastal engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Ecological engineering
    • Environmental engineering
    • Geotechnical engineering
    • Hydraulic engineering
    • Mining engineering
    • Transportation engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Structural mechanics
    • Surveying
  • Educational technology
    • Instructional design
    • Human performance technology
    • Knowledge management
  • Electrical engineering
    • Applied physics
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer science
    • Control systems engineering
    • Electronic engineering
    • Engineering physics
    • Information theory
    • Mechantronics
    • Power engineering
    • Quantum computing
    • Robotics
    • Semiconductors
    • Telecommunications engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
    • Biomaterials
    • Ceramic engineering
    • Crystallography
    • Nanomaterials
    • Photonics
    • Physical metallurgy
    • Polymer engineering
    • Polymer science
    • Semiconductors
  • Mechanical engineering
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Acoustical engineering
    • Automotive engineering
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Continuum mechanics
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Heat transfer
    • Industrial engineering
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Marine engineering
    • Mass transfer
    • Mechatronics
    • Nanoengineering
    • Ocean engineering
    • Optical engineering
    • Robotics
    • Thermodynamics
  • Systems science
    • Chaos theory
    • Complex systems
    • Conceptual systems
    • Control theory
    • Cybernetics
    • Network science
    • Operations research
    • Systems biology
    • System dynamics
    • Systems ecology
    • Systems engineering
    • Systems psychology
    • Systems theory
    • Systems theory in anthropology

Medicine and health

  • Alternative medicine
  • Audiology
  • Clinical laboratory sciences
  • Clinical physiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Health informatics
  • Hematology
  • Infectious disease
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical toxiocology
  • Music therapy
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Obstetrics
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Occupational therapy
  • Occupational toxicology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Preventative medicine
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Radiology
  • Recreational therapy
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Sleep medicine
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery
  • Traditional medicine
  • Urology
  • Veterinary medicine

4TH YEAR (synthesized)

Fourth year is your final synthesis of everything you learned. The last year, you wrote your bucket list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. This is the year to actually work toward those bucket list items.

For example, if your goal is to learn a foreign language, maybe you go to Japan and stay there for a year to immerse yourself in the language and culture. Maybe your goal is to make friends while you’re there and actively practice everything you learned about the Japanese language in your studies over the last three years.

For some people, this isn’t financially feasible, but that doesn’t mean you can never cross off any of those bucket list items. You could make a website based on your learning to share with others. You could build your own greenhouse and sell your plants. You could audition for a play in the city or a community theater. There are lots of options, and not all of them have to be expensive.

The final year is supposed to be about accomplishing what you set out to accomplish in your life, not just pay a fortune to get a better paying, more prestigious job.

College could be a place that’s more than that. It could be a place to accomplish your dreams.

References

Leah Wortham et al., Autonomy-Mastery-Purpose: Structuring Clinical Courses to Enhance these Critical
Goals, 17 INT’L J. CLINICAL LEGAL EDUC., no. 2, 2012, at 105.

Marz, J., Petrie, N., & Boyes, A. (2020, July 14). The data-driven case for vacation. Retrieved March 12, 2021, from https://hbr.org/2016/07/the-data-driven-case-for-vacation

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education requirement: Master’s degree in genetic counseling or genetics, board certification

growth rate: 29%

salary median: $72,090

 

Interpreters and Translators 

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.

education requirement: Bachelor’s degree, knowledge of at least one other language, job specific training program

growth rate: 29%

salary median: $44,190

 

Audiologists 

Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat a patient’s hearing, balance, or ear problems.

education requirement: Doctoral degree, licensure

growth rate: 29%

salary median: $74,890

 

Hearing Aid Specialists 

Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities. Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests. Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices. Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells. Maintain and repair hearing aids or other communication devices. Demonstrate assistive listening devices to clients. Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direct of an audiologist. Perform basic screening procedures such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope. Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.

education requirement: High school diploma

growth rate: 27%

salary median: $49,600

 

Optometrists 

Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.

education requirement: Doctor of Optometry, licensure

growth rate: 27%

salary median: $103,900

Best 10th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

10th grade

1. cooking

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

2. the bible

The Bible: The Epic Miniseries

3. finding a job

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

4. physical health

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It

5. skepticism

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Expanded Edition)

6. multicultural theology

World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained

The World’s Religions (Plus) by Huston Smith

The Religions Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

7. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

8. career paths

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

10. teaching (education)

Teaching: Ultimate Teaching Techniques! – Teach Like A Champion, Grab Your Students’ Attention And Engagement, Supercharge Their Learning, and Transform … Creativity, Productivity, Self Confidence)

11. music (history)

Music by DK

12. dance (choreography)

So You Think You Can Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

ballet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkO4s1vj2Y

contemporary dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIV0TCgUeYE

jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiNcwvt7PQ

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y17D_K9Zw

folk dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjYVQVf4UE

techno dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRKdR4qLwQ

k pop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqZFU_dUr8

religious dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-HzEVk4pg4

13. television (criticism)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/best-tv-shows-ever-top-819499

14. theater (history)

Living Theater: A History

15. film (animation)

HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book

16. fine arts (photography)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) Prepaid Membership 12 Month (Download)

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio LMS103

The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

Digital Photography Complete Course

Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies

(use camera on phone)

17. applied arts (architecture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Chief Architect Home Designer Essentials 2017

LEGO Architecture 21024 Louvre Building Kit

LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial Model Kit

Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book

– materials

     – eraser

          Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, Large, 3-Count

     – pencil sharpener

          Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener

     – graphite pencil

          Derwent Graphic Drawing Pencils, Medium, Metal Tin, 12 Count (34214)

     – fine line pens

          Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

      – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

      – brushes

           Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

      – scale rule

           Timely Expanded House Plan Template (32T)

      – set square

           325mm Hypotenuse Metric Professional Geometry Set Square Drawing Drafting Triangle with Grip

      – circle template

           Westcott LetterCraft Large and Small Circles Template (T-831)

18. design (fashion)

Fashion Design Workshop: Stylish step-by-step projects and drawing tips for up-and-coming designers (Walter Foster Studio)

Essentials Fashion Sketchbook (366 Figure Templates to create your own designs!) Fashion Sketchpad

19. computer science

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

20. chemistry

Chemistry For Dummies

Chemistry Workbook for Dummies

21. the law

Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law

Law For Dummies

22. history (political)

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present (2 Vol. Set) by Alan Ryan

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

23. languages (foreign)

– french

Living Language French, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My French Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

– spanish

Living Language Spanish, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My Spanish Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

– japanese

Living Language Japanese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My Japanese Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

24. writing (journalism)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction–from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

25. mathematics

All the Math You’ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies

Best 9th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

9th grade

1. personal finance

Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties

Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies

2. study skills

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

– materials

Blue Sky 2016-2017 Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner, Wire-O Binding, Charcoal Cover, 5″ x 8″ (18732)

3. social skills

Improve Your Social Skills by Daniel Wendler

4. romantic relationships

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

5. mental health

– activity therapy

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

The Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies

– dialectical behavior therapy

DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

– meditation

guided meditations
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHonestGuys/videos?view=0&flow=grid&sort=p

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly

6. first aid

(I recommend getting certified by a professional)

Basic First Aid Training video

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines

7. time management

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

8. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

9. negotiation/debate

Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

10. leadership/management

How To Win Friends and Influence People

11. music (theory)

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Flash Cards, Bk 2 & 3

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 2

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 1-3: Ear Training 2 CDs

Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)

12. dance (performance)

So You Think You Can Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

concert dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOg5Zf79dcs

latin/rhythm dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBrK9q6Nmu0

swing dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUS1QQhc324

traditional jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgErNADPalU

ballroom dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1rmktHvvs0

freestyle dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxT7kK5Gygk

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5-BIeKri4

disco dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyquJMl3tA

13. television (creation)

Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom–The Comedy Writer’s Ultimate “How To” Guide

14. theater (playwriting)

The Dramatic Writer’s Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

15. film (theory)

Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

16. fine arts (sculpture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Present Day

– materials

     – clay

          Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, White

     – pottery sculpting tools

          2013newestseller 10PCS Wooden Clay Sculpture knife Pottery Sharpen Modeling Tools Set

17. design (product)

Product Design (Portfolio) by Alex Milton

18. agronomy (agricultural science)

– producing plants

Giant Sunflower Kit – Hundreds of Jumbo Sun Flower Seeds for Planting – Yeilds Edible Seed

Tulip Bulbs – 12 Pink Impression Darwin Tulip – Bulb Size 11/12 cm – Fall Planting & Spring Blooms

Garlic Bulb (3 Pack), Fresh California Softneck Garlic Bulb For Planting and Growing Your Own Garlic

Grow 5 Herbs from Seed with Nature’s Blossom Plant Kit – All You Need to Have your own Organic Herb Garden at Home

– plant education

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

19. biology

Biology for Dummies

Biology Workbook For Dummies

The Biology Coloring Book

The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

20. economics

The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Economic Facts and Fallacies

21. geography

Geography Coloring Book

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Geography of the World by DK Publishing

22. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)

Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots: Ready-to-Go Learning Packets That Teach 40 Key Roots and Help Students Unlock the Meaning of Dozens and Dozens of Must-Know Vocabulary Words

23. writing (non-fiction)

Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block (Story Prompts for Journaling, Blogging and Beating Writer’s Block)

24. philosophy (metaphysics)

Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought (Adams 101)

The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

25. psychology

Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! (Adams 101)

Psychology by David G. Myers

The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

26. mathematics

All the Math You’ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

Algebra II Workbook For Dummies

Best 8th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

8th grade

1. cooking

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

2. physical health

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It

3. self-defense

(I think this is best done in a class by an expert so I don’t have any resources for it)

4. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

5. woodwork

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

– materials

200mm Silverline Woodwork Chisel Set

carving wood

Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue, 4 oz., Brown

6. music (composing)

Finale 2014 Music Notation Software – Academic Edition

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Composition (Idiot’s Guides)

7. dance (history)

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History

8. television (criticism)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/best-tv-shows-ever-top-819499

9. theater (acting)

Reverse Charades

The Acting Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Actors

10. film (criticism)

The Great Movies IV  by Roger Ebert

The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

11. fine arts (painting)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

– materials

     – paint kit

          US Art Supply 21-Piece Acrylic Painting Table Easel Set with, 12-Tubes Acrylic Painting Colors, 11″x14″ Stretched Canvas, 6 Artist Brushes, Plastic Palette with 10 Wells

     – canvas

          Artlicious – Canvas Panels 12 PACK – 8″X10″ Super Value Pack Artist Canvas Panel Boards for Painting

12. applied arts (printmaking)

The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

– materials

     – knife kit

           StarSide 12pcs Sculpting Art Hand Woodcarving Tool Chisels Knife Kit For Basic Woodcut DIY Tools

     – woodcut

          12 Baltic Birch Plywood Woodcut Painting Encaustic Panels Wood 8″ X 6″

     – engraving

          Royal Brush COPF17 Copper 8″X10″ Engraving Art Hummingbird

     – screenprinting

          Speedball Super Value Fabric Screen Printing Kit

13. physics

Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide by Karl F. Kuhn

Physics Workbook For Dummies

14. sociology

The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Sociology: A Brief Introduction by Richard T. Schaefer

15. history (economic)

A History of Economic Theory and Method by Robert B. Ekelund Jr.

The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

16. languages (english)

http://thegreatestbooks.org/

The Literature Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Linguistics For Dummies

17. writing (fiction)

Writing Fiction For Dummies

18. philosophy (political)

On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present (2 Vol. Set) by Alan Ryan

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

19. mathematics

All the Math You’ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

Geometry Workbook For Dummies

Best 7th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

7th grade

1. study skills

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

– materials

Blue Sky 2016-2017 Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner, Wire-O Binding, Charcoal Cover, 5″ x 8″ (18732)

2. social skills

Improve Your Social Skills by Daniel Wendler

3. survival skills

Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

4. mental health

– activity therapy

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

The Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies

– dialectical behavior therapy

DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

– meditation

guided meditations
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHonestGuys/videos?view=0&flow=grid&sort=p

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly

5. first aid

(getting certified by a professional recommended)

Basic First Aid Training video

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines

6. time management

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

7. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

8. music (recording)

– audio recording software

Propellerhead Reason 7 (Music Recording & Production Studio)

– percussion

Gammon Percussion Full Size Complete Adult 5 Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Stands Stool and Sticks

– brass

Mendini by Cecilio MTT-L Trumpet, Gold, Bb

– wind instruments

Lazarro Professional Silver Nickel Closed Hole C Flute for Band, Orchestra, with Case, Care Kit, Gloves and Warranty

OR

Legacy CL750 Intermediate Clarinet with Deluxe Carrying Case

OR

Mendini by Cecilio MAS-L+92D+PB Gold Lacquer E Flat Alto Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More

– stringed instruments

Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

OR

Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package, Vintage Sunburst

OR

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

OR

Crescent Electric Bass Guitar Starter Kit – Translucent Green Color (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)

– electronic instruments

Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano

piano stand

pedal

– cable

USB Guitar Cable VAlinks USB Interface Male to 6.35mm 1/4″ Mono Male Electric Guitar Cable Studio Audio Cable Connector Cords Adapter for Instruments Recording Singing- 3m/10ft

– microphone

Floureon BM-800 Condenser Sound Studio Recording Broadcasting Microphone + Shock Mount Holder Blue

– headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Headphones

9. dance (choreography)

So You Think You Can Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

ballet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkO4s1vj2Y

contemporary dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIV0TCgUeYE

jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiNcwvt7PQ

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y17D_K9Zw

folk dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjYVQVf4UE

techno dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRKdR4qLwQ

k pop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqZFU_dUr8

religious dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-HzEVk4pg4

10. fine arts (drawing)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

– materials

     – graphite pencils, erasers, sketchpad, drawing pencils, and pencil sharpener

           33-piece Professional Art Kit – Drawing and Sketch Kit with Pencils, Erasers, Kit Bag and Free Sketchpad – Art Supplies, Drawing Pencils, Graphite Pencils, Pencil Sharpener

    – pastels

         Mungyo Non Toxic Square Chalk, Soft Pastel, 64 Pack, Assorted Colors (B441R078-7003A)

     – markers

          Crayola Pip-Squeaks Skinnies Washable Markers, 64 count, Great For Home or School, Perfect Art Tools

     – pens

          Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

     – sketch book

          Canson Artist Series Universal Sketch Pad, 5.5″X8.5″ Side Wire

11. applied arts (mixed media)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

– materials

     – eyedropper

1oz Amber Glass Bottles for Essential Oils with Glass Eye Dropper

     – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

     – paintbrushes

          Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

     – palette knife

          Uxcell 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

      – scissors

           Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ)

     – stamps

          Melissa & Doug Stamp-a-Scene-Fairy Garden

     – stencils

          24 Creative Plastic Stencils from Highlights

     – glue

          Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks

          Elmer’s School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces

          Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue, 4 oz., Brown

          CCbetter Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 25pcs Glue Sticks High Temperature Melting Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects&Sealing and Quick Repairs(20-watt, Blue)

     – paper towels

     – newspapers or plastic work surface

     – sandpaper

     – spray bottle

     – magazines

12. psychology

Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! (Adams 101)

Psychology by David G. Myers

The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

13. geography

Geography Coloring Book

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Geography of the World by DK Publishing

14. history (modern)

History: Modern History in 50 Events: From the Industrial Revolution to the Present (World History, History Books, People History) (History in 50 Events Series Book 7)

The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

15. languages (linguistics)

Linguistics For Dummies

16. writing (journalism)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction–from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

17. philosophy (logic)

An Introduction to Philosophical Logic by Anthony C. Grayling

The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

18. mathematics

All the Math You’ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

Algebra I Workbook For Dummies

Best 6th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

6th grade

1. cooking

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

2. physical health

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It

3. inventing

Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors

4. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

5. woodwork

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

– materials

200mm Silverline Woodwork Chisel Set

carving wood

6. music (playing)

– percussion

Gammon Percussion Full Size Complete Adult 5 Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Stands Stool and Sticks

– brass

Mendini by Cecilio MTT-L Trumpet, Gold, Bb

– wind instruments

Lazarro Professional Silver Nickel Closed Hole C Flute for Band, Orchestra, with Case, Care Kit, Gloves and Warranty

OR

Legacy CL750 Intermediate Clarinet with Deluxe Carrying Case

OR

Mendini by Cecilio MAS-L+92D+PB Gold Lacquer E Flat Alto Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More

– stringed instruments

Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

OR

Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package, Vintage Sunburst

OR

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

OR

Crescent Electric Bass Guitar Starter Kit – Translucent Green Color (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)

– electronic instruments

Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano

7. dance (performance)

So You Think You Can Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

concert dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOg5Zf79dcs

latin/rhythm dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBrK9q6Nmu0

swing dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUS1QQhc324

traditional jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgErNADPalU

ballroom dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1rmktHvvs0

freestyle dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxT7kK5Gygk

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5-BIeKri4

disco dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyquJMl3tA

8. theater (scenic design)

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

9. film (filmmaking)

How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

– equipment

Beginner Filmmaker Starter Kit for Canon EOS DSLR 5D Mark II III 6D 7D 7D II 70D 60D T6s T6i T5i T4i T3i SL1

(use cell phone camera)

10. fine arts (photography)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) Prepaid Membership 12 Month (Download)

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio LMS103

The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

Digital Photography Complete Course by DK

Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies

(use cell phone camera)

11. applied arts (architecture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Chief Architect Home Designer Essentials 2017

The LEGO Architect

LEGO Architecture White House (21006)

Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book

– materials

     – eraser

          Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, Large, 3-Count

     – pencil sharpener

          Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener

     – graphite pencil

          Derwent Graphic Drawing Pencils, Medium, Metal Tin, 12 Count (34214)

     – fine line pens

          Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

     – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

     – brushes

          Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

     – scale rule

          Timely Expanded House Plan Template (32T)

     – set square

          325mm Hypotenuse Metric Professional Geometry Set Square Drawing Drafting Triangle with Grip

     – circle template

          Westcott LetterCraft Large and Small Circles Template (T-831)

12. agronomy (agricultural science)

– producing plants

Giant Sunflower Kit – Hundreds of Jumbo Sun Flower Seeds for Planting – Yeilds Edible Seed

Tulip Bulbs – 12 Pink Impression Darwin Tulip – Bulb Size 11/12 cm – Fall Planting & Spring Blooms

Garlic Bulb (3 Pack), Fresh California Softneck Garlic Bulb For Planting and Growing Your Own Garlic

Grow 5 Herbs from Seed with Nature’s Blossom Plant Kit – All You Need to Have your own Organic Herb Garden at Home

– plant education

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

13. earth science

Earth Science by Edward J. Tarbuck

14. space science

Space: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

15. politics (government)

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System

16. history (natural)

Natural History (Smithsonian) by DK

The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

17. languages (foreign)

– french

Living Language French, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My French Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

– spanish

Living Language Spanish, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My Spanish Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

– japanese

Living Language Japanese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning

My Japanese Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

18. writing (non-fiction)

Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block (Story Prompts for Journaling, Blogging and Beating Writer’s Block)

19. philosophy (history)

History of Philosophy: Overview of: Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy, and the Most Important Thinkers through the Ages (René Descartes, Kierkegaard, … Rousseau, Christian Philosophy Book 1)

A History of Philosophy Book Series (9 Books) by Frederick Copleston

The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

20. mathematics

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Best 5th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

5th grade

1. mental health

– activity therapy

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

The Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies

– dialectical behavior therapy

DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

– meditation

guided meditations
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHonestGuys/videos?view=0&flow=grid&sort=p

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly

2. self-defense

(I think this is best done in a class by an expert so I don’t have any resources for it)

3. time management

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

4. sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

5. leadership/management

How To Win Friends and Influence People

6. music (listening)

best of classical
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_50_Greatest_Pieces_of_Classical_Music

best of opera
http://www.ranker.com/list/best-opera-songs/bustermcdermott

best of electronic
http://www.laweekly.com/music/the-20-best-dance-music-tracks-in-history-6251507

best of folk music
http://www.npr.org/2009/06/19/105677068/folk-alleys-100-most-essential-folk-songs

best of pop
http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/2155531/the-hot-100-all-time-top-songs

best of blues
https://mygreatmusicdebate.com/my-top-100-blues-songs-of-all-time/

best of country
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/100-greatest-country-songs-of-all-time-20140601/1-johnny-cash-i-walk-the-line-1956-0196051

best of hip hop
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-50-greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-all-time-20121205/grandmaster-flash-and-the-furious-five-the-message-19691231

best of jazz
http://www.jazz24.org/jazz-100/

best of reggae
https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-Reggae.html

best of r&b
http://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-r-b-hip-hop-songs

best of rock
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/bob-dylan-like-a-rolling-stone-20110516

best of alternative
https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-Alternative.html

best of metal
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-100-greatest-metal-albums-of-all-time-w486923/black-sabbath-paranoid-1970-w486954

best of punk
https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-punk.html

best of progressive
http://www.popmatters.com/feature/141547-best-25-rock-songs-of-all-time/P4/

best of psychedelic
http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-psych.html

7. dance (history)

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History

8. theater (history)

Living Theater: A History

9. film (animation)

HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book

11. fine arts (sculpture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Present Day

– materials

     – clay

          Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, White

     – pottery

          2013newestseller 10PCS Wooden Clay Sculpture knife Pottery Sharpen Modeling Tools Set

12. chemistry

Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000 (V 2.0)

Chemistry For Dummies

Chemistry Workbook For Dummies

The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

13. the law

Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law

Law For Dummies

The Crime Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

14. geography

Geography Coloring Book

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Geography of the World by DK Publishing

15. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)

Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots: Ready-to-Go Learning Packets That Teach 40 Key Roots and Help Students Unlock the Meaning of Dozens and Dozens of Must-Know Vocabulary Words

16. writing (fiction)

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Best 4th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

4th grade

1. physical health

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It

2. inventing

My Crazy Inventions Sketchbook: 50 Awesome Drawing Activities for Young Inventors

3. sports

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

4. woodwork

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

– materials

 200mm Silverline Woodwork Chisel Set

 carving wood

5. music (history)

Music by DK

6. dance (choreography)

So You Think You Can Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Womens Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

ballet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkO4s1vj2Y

contemporary dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIV0TCgUeYE

jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiNcwvt7PQ

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y17D_K9Zw

folk dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjYVQVf4UE

techno dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRKdR4qLwQ

k pop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqZFU_dUr8

religious dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-HzEVk4pg4

7. theater (playwriting)

The Dramatic Writer’s Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

8. fine arts (painting)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

– materials

     – paint kit

          US Art Supply 21-Piece Acrylic Painting Table Easel Set with, 12-Tubes Acrylic Painting Colors, 11″x14″ Stretched Canvas, 6 Artist Brushes, Plastic Palette with 10 Wells

     – canvas

          Artlicious – Canvas Panels 12 Pack- 8″X10″ Super Value Pack Artist Canvas Panel Boards for Painting

9. applied arts (printmaking)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

– materials

     – woodcut

          StarSide 12pcs Sculpting Art Hand Woodcarving Tool Chisels Knife Kit For Basic Woodcut DIY Tools

     – wood panels

          12 Baltic Birch Plywood Woodcut Painting Encaustic Panels Wood 8″ X 6″

     – engraving and etching

           Royal Brush COPF17 Copper 8″X10″ Engraving Art Hummingbird

     – screenprinting

           Speedball Super Value Fabric Screen Printing Kit

10. biology

Biology for Dummies

Biology Workbook For Dummies

The Biology Coloring Book

The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

11. economics

The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Economic Facts and Fallacies

12. languages (english)

http://time.com/100-best-young-adult-books/

Linguistics For Dummies

13. writing (journalism)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction–from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

Best 3rd Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

3rd grade

1. mental health

– activity therapy

The Big Book of Therapeautic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Think Good – Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People

– dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Children & Adolescents

– meditation

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

2. time management

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

3. sports

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

4. music (theory)

Piano Cards: Beginner Level 1

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)

Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)

5. dance (performance)

So You Think You Can Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Girls’ Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

concert dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOg5Zf79dcs

latin/rhythm dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBrK9q6Nmu0

swing dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUS1QQhc324

traditional jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgErNADPalU

ballroom dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1rmktHvvs0

freestyle dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxT7kK5Gygk

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5-BIeKri4

disco dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyquJMl3tA

6. theater (acting)

Reverse Charades

The Acting Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Actors

7. fine arts (drawing)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

– materials

     – graphite pencils, charcoal, erasers, pencil sharpener, and sketchpad

          33-piece Professional Art Kit – Drawing and Sketch Kit with Pencils, Erasers, Kit Bag and Free Sketchpad – Art Supplies, Drawing Pencils, Graphite Pencils, Pencil Sharpener

     – pastels

          Mungyo Non Toxic Square Chalk, Soft Pastel, 64 Pack, Assorted Colors (B441R078-7003A)

     – markers

          Magicdo 24Cols Watercolor Pen, Stamp Marker pen, Watercolor Marker pen with Art Seal, Non-Toxic& Washable Markers for Kids and Adults Coloring Book, Doodling, Drawing

     – pen

          Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

  – sketch book

     Canson Artist Series Universal Sketch Pad, 5.5″X8.5″ Side Wire

8. applied arts (mixed media)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

– materials

     – eyedropper

          1oz Amber Glass Bottles for Essential Oils with Glass Eye Dropper

     – newspapers or plastic work surface

     – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

     – paintbrushes

          Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

     – palette knife

          Uxcell 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

     – stamps

          Melissa & Doug Stamp-a-Scene-Fairy Garden

      – stencils

          24 Creative Plastic Stencils from Highlights

     – paper towels

     – sandpaper

     – scissors

     – spray bottle

9. agronomy (agricultural science)

– producing plants

Giant Sunflower Kit – Hundreds of Jumbo Sun Flower Seeds for Planting – Yeilds Edible Seed

Tulip Bulbs – 12 Pink Impression Darwin Tulip – Bulb Size 11/12 cm – Fall Planting & Spring Blooms

Garlic Bulb (3 Pack), Fresh California Softneck Garlic Bulb For Planting and Growing Your Own Garlic

Grow 5 Herbs from Seed with Nature’s Blossom Plant Kit – All You Need to Have your own Organic Herb Garden at Home

– plant education

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

10. geography

Geography Coloring Book

Brainbox All Around The World

National Geographic Kids World Atlas

11. languages (linguistics)

Linguistics For Dummies

12. writing (non-fiction)

Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block (Story Prompts for Journaling, Blogging and Beating Writer’s Block)

Best 2nd Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

2nd grade

1. physical health

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It

2. self-defense

(I think this is best done in a class by an expert so I don’t have any resources for it)

3. inventing

My Crazy Inventions Sketchbook: 50 Awesome Drawing Activities for Young Inventors

4. sports

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

5. music (composing)

Finale 2014 Music Notation Software – Academic Edition

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Composition (Idiot’s Guides)

6. dance (history)

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History

7. fine arts (photography)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) Prepaid Membership 12 Month (Download)

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio LMS103

The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

Digital Photography Complete Course by DK

Digital Photograpy Workbook For Dummies

(use camera on phone)

8. applied arts (architecture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Chief Architect Home Designer Essentials 2017

The LEGO Architect

LEGO Architecture New York City 21028

Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book

– materials

    – eraser

          Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, Large, 3-Count

     – pencil sharpener

          Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener

     – graphite pencil

          Derwent Graphic Drawing Pencils, Medium, Metal Tin, 12 Count (34214)

     – fine line pens

          Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

     – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

     – brushes

          Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

     – scale rule

          Timely Expanded House Plan Template (32T)

     – set square

          325mm Hypotenuse Metric Professional Geometry Set Square Drawing Drafting Triangle with Grip

     – circle template

          Westcott LetterCraft Large and Small Circles Template (T-831)

9. mathematics

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Brain Quest Workbook, Grade 2

10. languages (foreign)

– french

Living Language French, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning 

My French Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

– spanish

Living Language Spanish, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning 

My Spanish Coach – Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

11. writing (fiction)

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Best 1st Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

1st Grade

1. manners

365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children and Teens Learn Etiquette

2. gun safety

Don’t Play With Guns Coloring & Activity Book

3. hygiene

Germs Are Not for Sharing (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

4. mental health

– activity therapy

The Big Book of Therapeautic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Think Good – Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People

– dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Children & Adolescents

– meditation

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

5. sports

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

6. leadership/management

How To Win Friends and Influence People

7. music (recording)

– audio recording software

Propellerhead Reason 7 (Music Recording & Production Studio)

– percussion

Mendini by Cecilio 13 Inch 3-Piece Kids / Junior Drum Set with Adjustable Throne, Cymbal, Pedal & Drumsticks, Metallic Blue, MJDS-1-BL

– wind instruments

Set of 3 Music 1. Clarinet 2. Saxophone 3. Trumpet, Combo with over 10 Color Coded Teaching Songs

– stringed instruments

New 30″ Kids Black Electric Guitar With Amp & Much More Guitar Combo Accessory Kit

– electronic instruments

RockJam 561 Electronic 61 Key Digital Piano Keyboard SuperKit with Stand, Stool, Headphones, & Includes Piano Maestro Teaching App with 30 Songs

– cable

USB Guitar Cable VAlinks USB Interface Male to 6.35mm 1/4″ Mono Male Electric Guitar Cable Studio Audio Cable Connector Cords Adapter for Instruments Recording Singing- 3m/10ft

Hosa MID-320BK 5-Pin DIN to 5-Pin DIN MIDI Cable, 20 feet

– microphone

Floureon BM-800 Condenser Sound Studio Recording Broadcasting Microphone + Shock Mount Holder Blue

– headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Headphones

8. dance (choreography)

So You Think You Can Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

– clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Girls’ Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

ballet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkO4s1vj2Y

contemporary dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIV0TCgUeYE

jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiNcwvt7PQ

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3y17D_K9Zw

folk dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjYVQVf4UE

techno dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRKdR4qLwQ

k pop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqZFU_dUr8

religious dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-HzEVk4pg4

9. theater (scenic design)

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

10. film (filmmaking)

How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

– equipment

Beginner Filmmaker Starter Kit for Canon EOS DSLR 5D Mark II III 6D 7D 7D II 70D 60D T6s T6i T5i T4i T3i SL1

(use cell phone camera)

11. fine arts (sculpture)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Present Day

– materials

     – clay

          Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, White

     – pottery

          2013newestseller 10PCS Wooden Clay Sculpture knife Pottery Sharpen Modeling Tools Set

12. earth science

Janice VanCleave’s Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work

How the World Works: A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet

13. space science

The Magic School Bus: The Secrets of Space

Space! by DK

The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

14. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)

Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots: Ready-to-Go Learning Packets That Teach 40 Key Roots and Help Students Unlock the Meaning of Dozens and Dozens of Must-Know Vocabulary Words

15. writing (journalism)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction–from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System

Best Kindergarten Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.

 

Kindergarten

1. inventing

My Crazy Inventions Sketchbook: 50 Awesome Drawing Activities for Young Inventors

2. sports

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book: Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports

3. music (playing)

     – percussion

          VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

     – wind instruments

          Set of 3 Music 1. Clarinet 2. Saxophone 3. Trumpet, Combo with over 10 Color Coded Teaching Songs

     – stringed instruments

          New 30″ Kids Black Electric Guitar With Amp & Much More Guitar Combo Accessory Kit

     – electronic instruments

          RockJam 561 Electronic 61 Key Digital Piano Keyboard SuperKit with Stand, Stool, Headphones, & Includes Piano Maestro Teaching App with 30 Songs

4. dance (performance)

So You Think You Can Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctLJHiJgOI

     – clothing

Capezio Girls’ Boy Cut Low Rise Short

Danskin Girls Student Footed Tight

Capezio Girls’ Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

 

concert dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOg5Zf79dcs

latin/rhythm dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBrK9q6Nmu0

swing dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUS1QQhc324

traditional jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgErNADPalU

ballroom jazz dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1rmktHvvs0

freestyle dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxT7kK5Gygk

hip hop dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5-BIeKri4

disco dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyquJMl3tA

5. puppetry

ALEX Toys Little Hands Paper Bag Puppets

6. film (animation)

HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book

7. fine arts (painting)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

– materials

    – paint kit

          US Art Supply 21-Piece Acrylic Painting Table Easel Set with, 12-Tubes Acrylic Painting Colors, 11″x14″ Stretched Canvas, 6 Artist Brushes, Plastic Palette with 10 Wells

      – canvas

           Artlicious – CANVAS PANELS 12 PACK – 8″X10″ SUPER VALUE PACK Artist Canvas Panel Boards for Painting

8. applied arts (printmaking)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

– materials

    – woodcarving tool chisels

          StarSide 12pcs Sculpting Art Hand Woodcarving Tool Chisels Knife Kit For Basic Woodcut DIY Tools

  – woodcut

          12 Baltic Birch Plywood Woodcut Painting Encaustic Panels Wood 8″ X 6″

     – engraving

          Royal Brush COPF17 Copper 8″X10″ Engraving Art Hummingbird

     – screenprinting

          Speedball Super Value Fabric Screen Printing Kit

9. agronomy (agricultural science)

– producing plants

Giant Sunflower Kit – Hundreds of Jumbo Sun Flower Seeds for Planting – Yeilds Edible Seed

Tulip bulbs – 12 Pink Impression Darwin Tulip – Bulb Size 11/12 cm – Fall planting & spring blooms

Garlic bulb (3 Pack), Fresh California Softneck Garlic Bulb for Planting and Growing Your Own Garlic

Grow 5 Herbs from Seed with Nature’s Blossom Plant Kit – All You Need to Have your own Organic Herb Garden at Home

– plant education

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

10. chemistry

The Magic School Bus – Chemistry Lab

Chemistry For Dummies

Chemistry Workbook For Dummies

11. languages (english)

http://time.com/100-best-childrens-books/

Linguistics For Dummies

12. writing (non-fiction)

Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block (Story Prompts for Journaling, Blogging and Beating Writer’s Block)

LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System

12th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

12th grade
 
1. personal finance
– financial position
– adequate protection
– tax planning
– investment and accumulation goals
– retirement planning
– estate planning
 
2. home repair
– worn
– damaged
– maintenance
– good operations
– remediation of environmental problems
3. car repair
– oil change
– fluids
– tires
– safety procedures
4. credit
– credit cards
– credit management
– credit scoring
– interest rates
– bank credit
– commerce
– consumer credit
– investment credit
– real estate
 
5. finding a job
– resume
– networking
– referrals
– job boards and career websites
– job fairs
– company websites
– cold calling
– recruitment agencies
– temping and internships
– interview
6. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
7. sports
 
8. business
– forms of ownership
– classifications
– management
– organization and government regulation
9. accounting
– financial
– management
– auditing
– information systems
– tax
10. career paths
– assessment
– information
– counseling
– education
11. leadership/management
– planning
– organizing
– coordinating
– commanding
– controlling
– interpersonal
– informational
– decision
12. teaching
 (education)
– formal education
  – preschool
  – primary
  – secondary
  – tertiary (higher)
  – vocational
  – special
– educational forms
  – alternative
  – indigenous
  – informal learning
  – self-directed learning
  – open education and electronic technology
– development goals
  – internationalization
  – education and technology in developing countries
  – private vs public funding in developing countries
– educational theory
  – purpose of schools
  – educational psychology
  – the intelligence-education relationship
  – learning modalities
  – philosophy
  – curriculum
  – instruction
– economics of education
13. music (playing)
– percussion
– wind instruments
– stringed instruments
– electronic instruments
14. dance (performance)
– concert dance
– latin/rhythm
– swing
– traditional jazz
– ballroom
– freestyle
– hip hop
– disco
15. fine arts (painting)
– different media (oil, acrylic, etc.)
– symbolic
– still life
– body painting
– figure painting
– illustration
– landscape
– portrait
– cityscape
16. applied arts (printmaking)
– woodcut
– engraving
– etching
– screenprinting
– digital
17. design (user experience)
– elements
  – visual design
  – information architecture
  – interaction design
  – usability
  – human-computer interactiono
– general process
– UX deliverables
– designers\
  – graphic designers
  – visual designers
  – interaction
– testing
– benefits
 
18. medicine
– clinical practice
– institutions
  – delivery
– branches
  – basic sciences
  – specialties
  – interdisciplinary fields
– education and legal controls
– medical ethics
– traditional medicine
 
19. mathematics
– quantity
– structure
– space
– change
– foundations and philosophy
– logic
– discrete
– applied
20. psychology
– schools of thought
  – biological
  – behavioral
  – cognitive
  – social
  – existential-humanist
– themes
  – personality
  – unconscious mind
  – motivation
  – development
  – genes and environment
– applications
  – mental testing
  – mental health care
  – education
  – work
  – military and intelligence
  – health, well-being, and social change
– research methods
  – controlled experiments
  – statistical inference
  – technological assays
  – computer simulation
  – animal studies
  – qualitative and descriptive research
– contemporary issues
– ethics
  – humans
  – other animals
21. history (world)
– prehistory
  – early humans
  – rise of civilization
– ancient history
  – timeline
  – cradles of civilization
  – axial age
  – regional empires
  – declines, falls, and resurgence
– post-classical
  – western asia and north africa
  – europe
  – sub-saharan africa
  – south asia
  – east asia
  – central asia
  – southeast asia
  – oceania
  – the americas
– modern
  – early modern period
  – late modern period
  – contemporary history
22. languages (english)
– phonology
  – consonants
  – vowels
  – phonotactics
  – stress, rhythm and intonation
  – regional variation
– grammar
  – nouns and noun phrases
  – verbs and verb tense
  – syntax
– vocabulary
  – word formation processes
  – word origins
  – english loanwords and calques in other languages
23. writing (non-fiction)
– expository (explaining or informing the reader about a certain topic)
– argumentative
  – background
  – thesis
  – 3 claims
  – evidence for each claim
  – opposing views (2)
  – refutation of 2 opposing views
  – conclusion
 opinion
  – both sides of argument
  – opinions
  – reasons for opinions
  – examples to support reasons
  – conclusions
– essay
  – introductory
  – body
  – transitions
  – conclusion
– biography
  – research
  – reading works already written about the subject
  – interviews
  – visit places significant to the subject’s life
  – explore what interested, influenced and inspired the subject
  – study the time and place of the subject’s life
  – analyzing the subject’s life
  – look for patterns
  – thesis statement
  – decide how to recount the person’s life
  – narrative
  – write
  – drafts
  – get someone to read it
  – proofread
  – title
  – sources
  – publish
– memoir
  – memories
– historical
  – outline
– scientific
24. philosophy (ethics)
– meta-ethics
– normative ethics
  – virtue ethics
  – hedonism
  – state consequentialism
  – consequentialism/teleology
  – deontology
  – pragmatic ethics
  – role ethics
  – anarchist ethics
  – postmodern ethics
– applied
  – specific questions
  – particular fields of application
    – bioethics
    – business
    – machine
    – military
    – political
    – public sector
    – publication
    – relational
– moral
  – evolutionary ethics
– descriptive

11th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

11th grade
 
1. romantic relationships
– relationship resources
– relationship restoration
– relationship maintenance
– evidence-based marriage education
2. the healthcare system
– statistics
  – nobel prize
– providers
– facilities
  – physicians
  – medical products, research and development
  – healthcare provider employment in the united states
– spending
– regulation and oversight
  – involved organizations and institutions
  – certificates of need for hospitals
  – licensing of providers
  – quality assurance
– system effectiveness
  – measures of effectiveness
  – compared to other countries
– efficiency
  – third party payment problem and consumer driven insurance
  – overall costs
  – equity
– drug efficacy and safety
  – impact of drug companies
– political issues
  – prescription drug prices
  – debate
– reform
3. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
4. first aid
– airway management
– cardiopulmonary resucitation
– emergency bleeding control
5. time management
– environment conducive to effectiveness
– setting priorities
– carrying out prioritization
– reducing time on non-priorities
– incentives to modify behavior
6. sports
 
7. negotiation/debate
– strategies
  – distributive negotiation
  – integrative negotiation
– elements of negotiation
  – adversary of partner
  – employing an advocate
  – perspective taking for integrative negotiation
  – negotiation styles
  – types of negotiators
  – bad faith negotiation
– emotion
  – affect effect
  – positive affect
  – negative affect
  – conditions of emotion affect
  – effect of partner’s emotions
  – problems with laboratory studies
– team negotiation
– barriers
– tactics
– nonverbal communication
 
8. accounting
– financial
– management
– auditing
– information systems
– tax
9. career paths
– assessment
– information
– counseling
– education
10. teaching (education)
– formal education
  – preschool
  – primary
  – secondary
  – tertiary (higher)
  – vocational
  – special
– educational forms
  – alternative
  – indigenous
  – informal learning
  – self-directed learning
  – open education and electronic technology
– development goals
  – internationalization
  – education and technology in developing countries
  – private vs public funding in developing countries
– educational theory
  – purpose of schools
  – educational psychology
  – the intelligence-education relationship
  – learning modalities
  – philosophy
  – curriculum
  – instruction
– economics of education
11. music (listening)
– pitch and melody
– harmony and chords
– rhythm
– expression
– genres
  – african
  – asian
  – avant garde
  – blues
  – caribbean
  – country
  – easy listening
  – electronic
  – folk
  – hip hop
  – jazz
  – latin
  – pop
  – r&b soul
  – rock
12. dance (history)
– early dance
  – means of social communication and bonding
  – as folk celebrations
  – in ceremonies and rituals
  – as a method of healing
  – as a method of expression
– asia
  – indian classical dance
  – china
 europe
  – court dancing to romanticism
  – ballet to contemporary dance
  – last 20th and early 21st centuries
– 20th century american
13. television (creation)
 
14. theater (stage design)
 
15. film (filmmaking)
– initial story
– screenwriting
  – three act structure
  – the hero’s journey
  – syd field’s paradigm
  – the sequence approach
  – imagery
  – dialogue
  – plot
– casting
– shooting
  – basic terms
  – cinematography
  – lighting
  – special effects
– sound recording
– editing
  – editing techniques
– screening
16. fine arts (drawing)
– materials
  – graphite
  – charcoal
  – pastels
  – marker
  – pen
  – ink
– technique
  – holding a pencil
  – shading
  – line weight
  – checking
  – is it ever finished?
– tone
  – light and dark
– form and proportion
  – measuring
  – dots and lines
– perspective
– artistry
  – negative space
  – viewing art from artists
– process
  – motor function
  – perception
  – visual memory
17. applied arts (mixed media)
 
18. design (graphic)
– typography
– page layout
– printmaking
– tools
  – computers and the creative process
19. earth science
– earth’s interior
– electromagnetic field
– atmosphere
– methodology
– earth’s spheres
  – atmosphere
  – biosphere
  – hydrosphere
  – lithosphere
  – pedosphere
  – systems
20. space science
– astronomy
– space exploration
– aeronautics
 
21. politics (government)
– elections
– corruption
– government
– philosophies
– governments of the world
– political issues
– politics by region
– political parties
22. geography
– physical
– human
– integrated
– geomatics
– regional
23. history (scientific)
– early cultures
  – africa
  – ancient near east
  – greco-roman world
  – india
  – china
– science in the middle ages
  – islamic world
  – europe
– impact of science in europe
  – age of enlightenment
  – romanticism in science
– modern science
  – physics
  – chemistry
  – geology
  – astronomy
  – biology, medicine and genetics
  – ecology
  – political science
  – linguistics
  – economics
  – psychology
  – sociology
  – anthropology
  – emerging disciplines
– academic study
  – theories and sociology of the history of science
  – the plight of many scientific innovators
 
24. languages (linguistics)
– variation and universality
  – lexicon
  – discourse
  – dialect
  – structures
  – relativity
  – style
– approach
  – generative vs. functional theories of lanaguage
  – methodology
  – analysis
  – anthropology
  – sources
– areas of research
  – historical linguistics
  – sociolinguistics
  – developmental linguistics
  – neurolinguistics
– applied
– interdisciplinary fields
  – semiotics
  – language documentation
  – translation
  – biolinguistics
  – clinical
  – computational
  – evolutionary
  – forensic
 
25. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief
26. philosophy (western schools)
– ancient
– medieval
– modern
– contemporary approaches
– analytic
– continental
  – german idealism
  – phenomenology
  – existentialism
– pragmatism
  – thomism
  – marxism
– western philosophical subdisciplines
– philosophy contrasted with other disciplines
  – natural science
  – theology and religious studies
  – mathematics

10th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

10th grade
 
1. cooking
– ingredients
– methods
– health and safety
– scientific aspects
– cuisines
2. The Bible
– development
– hebrew bible
  – torah
  – nevi’im
  – ketuvim
  – original languages
– septuagint
  – incorporations from theodotion
  – final form
– christian bibles
  – old testament
  – new testament
  – development of the christian canons
– divine inspiration
– versions and translations
– views
  – other religions
  – biblical studies
  – higher criticism
– archaeological and historical research
 
3. finding a job
– resume
– networking
– referrals
– job boards and career websites
– job fairs
– company websites
– cold calling
– recruitment agencies
– temping and internships
– interview
 
4. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
5. skepticism
– legal
– philosophical
– religious
– scientific
6. multicultural theology
– apologetics
– conceptions of god
– eschatology
– existence of god
– opposition to religion
– theism
– theologies
– seminaries
 
7. sports
 
8. career paths
– assessment
– information
– counseling
– education
 
9. teaching (education)
– formal education
  – preschool
  – primary
  – secondary
  – tertiary (higher)
  – vocational
  – special
– educational forms
  – alternative
  – indigenous
  – informal learning
  – self-directed learning
  – open education and electronic technology
– development goals
  – internationalization
  – education and technology in developing countries
  – private vs public funding in developing countries
– educational theory
  – purpose of schools
  – educational psychology
  – the intelligence-education relationship
  – learning modalities
  – philosophy
  – curriculum
  – instruction
– economics of education
 
10. music (history)
– eras of music
  – prehistoric
  – ancient music
  – biblical period
  – early music
– western art music
  – medieval
  – renaissance
  – baroque
  – classical era
  – romantic
  – 20th and 21st century
– classical music outside of europe
  – byzantium
  – asia
  – india
  – china
  – middle east
  – persia
11. dance (choreography)
– ballet
– contemporary
– jazz
– hip hop
– folk
– techno
– k pop
– religious
12. television (criticism)
 
13. theater (history)
– classical and hellenistic greece
– roman
– sanskrit
– chinese
– post-classical in the west
– eastern traditions
14. film (animation)
– traditional
– stop motion
– computer
  – 2D
  – 3D
– mechanical
15. fine arts (photography)
– general concepts
– equipment
– forms of photography
– processing
– techniques
16. applied arts (architecture)
– styles
– theory
– buildings
– materials
– structural elements
17. design (fashion)
– structure
– designing a garment
– types of fashion
  – haute couture
  – ready-to-wear
  – mass market
– income
– fashion education
– areas
– world fashion industry
  – american fashion design
  – belgian
  – british
  – canadian
  – french
  – german
  – italian
  – japanese
  – chinese
  – soviet
  – swiss
– terms
 
18. computer science
– theory of computation
– information and coding theory
– algorithms and data structures
– programming language theory
– formal methods
– artificial intelligence
– architecture and engineering
– performance analysis
– graphics and visualization
– security and cryptography
– computational science
– networks
– concurrent, parallel and distributed systems
– databases
– software engineering
 
19. chemistry
– matter
  – atom
  – element
  – compound
  – molecule
  – substance and mixture
  – mole and amount of substance
– phase
– bonding
– energy
– reaction
– ions and salts
– acidity and basicity
– redox
– equilibrium
– chemical laws
20. the law
– the constitution
– criminal
– taxes
21. history (political)
– antiquity
– medieval islam
– medieval europe
– european renaissance
– european age of enlightenment
– industrialization and modern era
 
22. languages (foreign)
phonology
vocabulary
syntax
writing system
– mandarin
– spanish
– hindi
– arabic
– portuguese
– french
23. writing (journalism)

9th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

9th grade
 
1. personal finance
– financial position
– adequate protection
– tax planning
– investment and accumulation goals
– retirement planning
– estate planning
 
2. study skills
– buzan mind maps
– rehearsal and rote learning
– reading and listening
– flashcard training
– keywords
– visual imagery
– acronyms and mnemonics
– exam strategies
– spacing
– organization and lifestyle changes
– study environment
3. social skills
– coordination
– mentoring
– negotiation
– persuasion
– service orientation
– social perceptiveness
4. romantic relationships
– relationship resources
– relationship restoration
– relationship maintenance
– evidence-based marriage education
 
5. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
6. first aid
– airway management
– cardiopulmonary resucitation
– emergency bleeding control
7. time management
– environment conducive to effectiveness
– setting priorities
– carrying out prioritization
– reducing time on non-priorities
– incentives to modify behavior
8. sports
 
9. negotiation/debate
– strategies
  – distributive negotiation
  – integrative negotiation
– elements of negotiation
  – adversary of partner
  – employing an advocate
  – perspective taking for integrative negotiation
  – negotiation styles
  – types of negotiators
  – bad faith negotiation
– emotion
  – affect effect
  – positive affect
  – negative affect
  – conditions of emotion affect
  – effect of partner’s emotions
  – problems with laboratory studies
– team negotiation
– barriers
– tactics
– nonverbal communication
10. leadership/management
– planning
– organizing
– coordinating
– commanding
– controlling
– interpersonal
– informational
– decision
11. music (theory)
– pitch
– scales and modes
– consonance and dissonance
– rhythm
– melody
– chord
– harmony
– timbre
– texture
– form
– expression
– notation
12. dance (performance)
– concert dance
– latin/rhythm
– swing
– traditional jazz
– ballroom
– freestyle
– hip hop
– disco
13. television (creation)
 
14. theater (playwriting)
– three act structure
– the hero’s journey
– syd field’s paradigm
– the sequence approach
– imagery
– dialogue
– plot
 
15. film (theory)
– apparatus
– auteur
– feminist
– formalist
– genre
– marxist
– philosophy of language film analysis
– psychoanalytic
– screen
– structuralist
 
16. fine arts (sculpture)
– stone
– metal
– glass
– pottery
– wood carving
17. design (product)
– analysis
– concept
– synthesis
– demand pull innovation and invention push innovation
– product design expression
– product design considerations
– trends
 
18. agronomy (agricultural science)
– producing plants
– using plants
– environmentalism
  – resources
  – energy supply
  – waste and pollution
  – habitats and species
19. biology
– cell theory
– evolution
– genetics
– homeostasis
– energy
– structural
– physiological
– research
– systematic
– kingdoms
– ecological and environmental
20. economics
– microeconomics
  – markets
  – production, cost, and efficiency
  – specialization
  – supply and demand
  – firms
  – uncertainty and game theory
  – market failure
  – public sector
– macroeconomics
  – growth
  – business cycle
  – unemployment
  – inflation and monetary policy
  – fiscal policy
– international economics
– practice
  – theory
  – empirical investigation
  – profession
– agreements
– criticism

21. geography
– physical
– human
– integrated
– geomatics
– regional
22. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)
 
23. writing (non-fiction)
– expository (explaining or informing the reader about a certain topic)
– argumentative
  – background
  – thesis
  – 3 claims
  – evidence for each claim
  – opposing views (2)
  – refutation of 2 opposing views
  – conclusion
 opinion
  – both sides of argument
  – opinions
  – reasons for opinions
  – examples to support reasons
  – conclusions
– essay
  – introductory
  – body
  – transitions
  – conclusion
– biography
  – research
  – reading works already written about the subject
  – interviews
  – visit places significant to the subject’s life
  – explore what interested, influenced and inspired the subject
  – study the time and place of the subject’s life
  – analyzing the subject’s life
  – look for patterns
  – thesis statement
  – decide how to recount the person’s life
  – narrative
  – write
  – drafts
  – get someone to read it
  – proofread
  – title
  – sources
  – publish
– memoir
  – memories
– historical
  – outline
– scientific
24. philosophy (metaphysics)
– central questions
– being and ontology
  – identity and change
– causality and time
  – necessity and possibility
  – cosmology and cosmogony
  – mind and matter
  – determinism and free will
  – religion and spirituality
– metaphysics of science
– rejections of metaphysics
– history and schools of metaphysics
  – pre-socratic metaphysics in greece
  – socrates and plato
  – aristotle
  – metaphysics in india
  – scholasticism and the middle ages
  – rationalism and continental rationalism
  – british empiricism
  – kant
  – kantians
  – early analytics philosophy and positivism
  – continental philosophy
  – process metaphysics
  – later analytical philosophy
 
25. psychology
– schools of thought
  – biological
  – behavioral
  – cognitive
  – social
  – existential-humanist
– themes
  – personality
  – unconscious mind
  – motivation
  – development
  – genes and environment
– applications
  – mental testing
  – mental health care
  – education
  – work
  – military and intelligence
  – health, well-being, and social change
– research methods
  – controlled experiments
  – statistical inference
  – technological assays
  – computer simulation
  – animal studies
  – qualitative and descriptive research
– contemporary issues
– ethics
  – humans
  – other animals

8th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

8th grade
 
1. cooking
– ingredients
– methods
– health and safety
– scientific aspects
– cuisines
2. hygiene
hands
  – washing with soap and water
  – when to wash hands
  – germs
– respiratory
  – cover your cough
  – using a tissue
– food
  – sanitizing surfaces
  – separate raw from cooked
  – cook thoroughly
  – keep food at safe temperatures
  – washing food
– water
  – clean water vs. dirty water
– kitchen
  – food storage
  – cleaning up
  – when to refrigerate
– bathroom
  – hand washing
  – taking a bath
– laundry
  – putting dirty clothes in the hamper 
– medical
  – cleaning a cut
– disinfectant
  – surfaces
– body
  – washing
  – brushing teeth
  – washing hair
  – changing clothes (dirty and clean)
  – nail trimming
  – sleep
  – don’t touch blood
  – getting a haircut
  – going to the doctor/dentist
3. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
4. self-defense
 
5. sports
 
6. woodwork
 
7. music (composing)
– chord progression
– melody
– free playing
– computer methods
– structure
8. dance (history)
– early dance
  – means of social communication and bonding
  – as folk celebrations
  – in ceremonies and rituals
  – as a method of healing
  – as a method of expression
– asia
  – indian classical dance
  – china
 europe
  – court dancing to romanticism
  – ballet to contemporary dance
  – last 20th and early 21st centuries
– 20th century american
9. television (criticism)
 
10. theater (acting)
– classical acting
– stanislavski’s system
– method acting
– meisner technique
– practical aesthetics
11. film (criticism)
 
12. fine arts (painting)
– different media (oil, acrylic, etc.)
– symbolic
– still life
– body painting
– figure painting
– illustration
– landscape
– portrait
– cityscape
14. applied arts (printmaking)
– woodcut
– engraving
– etching
– screenprinting
– digital
15. physics
– describing the nature, measuring and quantifying of bodies and their motion, dynamics etc.
  – newton’s laws of motion
  – mass, force, and weight
  – momentum and conservation of energy
  – gravity
  – energy, work, and their relationship
  – motion, position, and energy
  – different forms of energy
  – energy conservation, conversion, and transfer
  – energy source the transfer of energy from one source to work in another
– kinetic molecular theory
  – phases of matter and phase transitions
  – temperature and thermometers
  – energy and heat
  – heat flow: conduction, convection, and radiation
  – the three laws of thermodynamics
– waves and sounds
– electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism
– principles, sources, and properties of light
– basic quantities
  – acceleration
  – electric charge
  – energy
  – entropy
  – force
  – length
  – mass
  – matter
  – momentum
  – potential energy
  – space
  – temperature
  – time
  – velocity
 
16. sociology
– theoretical traditions
  – classical theory
  – 20th century social theory
– central theoretical problems
  – subjectivity and objectivity
  – structure and agency
  – synchrony and diachrony
– research methodology
  – sampling
  – methods
  – computational sociology
– scope and topics 
  – culture
  – criminality, deviance, law and punishment
  – communications and information technologies
  – economic sociology
  – education
  – environment
  – family, gender, and sexuality
  – health, illness, and the body
  – knowledge and science
  – leisure
  – peace, war, and conflict
  – political sociology
  – population and demography
  – public sociology
  – race and ethnic relations
  – religion
  – social change and development
  – social networks
  – social psychology
  – stratification, poverty and inequality
  – urban and rural sociology
  – violence
17. history (economic)
– ancient economic thought
– economic thought in the middle ages
– mercantilism and international trade
– pre-classical
– classical
– neoclassical
– alternative schools
– world wars, revolution and great depression
– austrian
– keynesianism
– chicago school
– games, evolution and growth
– post world war II and globalization
– post 2008 financial crisis
 
18. languages (english)
– phonology
  – consonants
  – vowels
  – phonotactics
  – stress, rhythm and intonation
  – regional variation
– grammar
  – nouns and noun phrases
  – verbs and verb tense
  – syntax
– vocabulary
  – word formation processes
  – word origins
  – english loanwords and calques in other languages
 
19. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief
20. philosophy (political)
– ancient traditions
  – china
  – greece
  – india
– medieval christianity
  – saint augustine
  – st. thomas aquinas
– islamic golden age
  – mutazilite vs. asharite
  – ibn khaldun
– medieval europe
– european rennaissance
  – niccolo machiavelli
– european enlightenment
  – john locke
– industrialization and the modern era
– contemporary

7th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

7th grade
 
 
1. study skills
– buzan mind maps
– rehearsal and rote learning
– reading and listening
– flashcard training
– keywords
– visual imagery
– acronyms and mnemonics
– exam strategies
– spacing
– organization and lifestyle changes
– study environment
 
2. social skills
– coordination
– mentoring
– negotiation
– persuasion
– service orientation
– social perceptiveness
 
3. survival skills
– shelter
– fire
– water
– food
– navigation
– mental preparedness
– important survival items
– common myths
 
4. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
5. first aid
– airway management
– cardiopulmonary resucitation
– emergency bleeding control
6. time management
– environment conducive to effectiveness
– setting priorities
– carrying out prioritization
– reducing time on non-priorities
– incentives to modify behavior
7. sports
 
8. music (recording)
9. dance (choreography)
– ballet
– contemporary
– jazz
– hip hop
– folk
– techno
– k pop
– religious
10. fine arts (drawing)
– materials
  – graphite
  – charcoal
  – pastels
  – marker
  – pen
  – ink
– technique
  – holding a pencil
  – shading
  – line weight
  – checking
  – is it ever finished?
– tone
  – light and dark
– form and proportion
  – measuring
  – dots and lines
– perspective
– artistry
  – negative space
  – viewing art from artists
– process
  – motor function
  – perception
  – visual memory
11. applied arts (mixed media)
13. mathematics
– quantity
– structure
– space
– change
– foundations and philosophy
– logic
– discrete
– applied
14. psychology
– schools of thought
  – biological
  – behavioral
  – cognitive
  – social
  – existential-humanist
– themes
  – personality
  – unconscious mind
  – motivation
  – development
  – genes and environment
– applications
  – mental testing
  – mental health care
  – education
  – work
  – military and intelligence
  – health, well-being, and social change
– research methods
  – controlled experiments
  – statistical inference
  – technological assays
  – computer simulation
  – animal studies
  – qualitative and descriptive research
– contemporary issues
– ethics
  – humans
  – other animals
15. geography
– physical
– human
– integrated
– geomatics
– regional
16. history (modern)
– modern era
– early modern period
  – asia
  – europe
  – north america
– late modern period
  – timeline
  – industrial revolutions
  – european dominance and the 19th century
– united states
  – science and philosophy
  – european decline and the 20th century
 
17. languages (linguistics)
– variation and universality
  – lexicon
  – discourse
  – dialect
  – structures
  – relativity
  – style
– approach
  – generative vs. functional theories of lanaguage
  – methodology
  – analysis
  – anthropology
  – sources
– areas of research
  – historical linguistics
  – sociolinguistics
  – developmental linguistics
  – neurolinguistics
– applied
– interdisciplinary fields
  – semiotics
  – language documentation
  – translation
  – biolinguistics
  – clinical
  – computational
  – evolutionary
  – forensic
18. writing (journalism)
19. philosophy (logic)
– concepts
  – logical form
  – semantics
  – inference
  – logical systems
  – logic and rationality
  – rival conceptions
– types
  – syllogistic logic
  – propositional logic
  – predicate logic
  – modal logic
  – informal reasoning and dialectic
  – mathematical
  – philosophical
  – computational
  – non-classical
– controversies
  – “is logic empirical?”
  – implication: strict or material
  – tolerating the impossible
  – rejection of logical truth

6th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

6th grade
 
1. cooking
– ingredients
– methods
– health and safety
– scientific aspects
– cuisines
2. hygiene
hands
  – washing with soap and water
  – when to wash hands
  – germs
– respiratory
  – cover your cough
  – using a tissue
– food
  – sanitizing surfaces
  – separate raw from cooked
  – cook thoroughly
  – keep food at safe temperatures
  – washing food
– water
  – clean water vs. dirty water
– kitchen
  – food storage
  – cleaning up
  – when to refrigerate
– bathroom
  – hand washing
  – taking a bath
– laundry
  – putting dirty clothes in the hamper 
– medical
  – cleaning a cut
– disinfectant
  – surfaces
– body
  – washing
  – brushing teeth
  – washing hair
  – changing clothes (dirty and clean)
  – nail trimming
  – sleep
  – don’t touch blood
  – getting a haircut
  – going to the doctor/dentist
3. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
4. inventing
– play
– re-envision
– insight
– exploration
– improvement
5. sports
 
6. woodwork
 
7. music (playing)
– percussion
– wind instruments
– stringed instruments
– electronic instruments
8. dance (performance)
– concert dance
– latin/rhythm
– swing
– traditional jazz
– ballroom
– freestyle
– hip hop
– disco
9. theater (stage design)

10. film (filmmaking)
– initial story
– screenwriting
  – three act structure
  – the hero’s journey
  – syd field’s paradigm
  – the sequence approach
  – imagery
  – dialogue
  – plot
– casting
– shooting
  – basic terms
  – cinematography
  – lighting
  – special effects
– sound recording
– editing
  – editing techniques
– screening
11. fine arts (photography)
– general concepts
– equipment
– forms of photography
– processing
– techniques
12. applied arts (architecture)
– styles
– theory
– buildings
– materials
– structural elements
13. agronomy (agricultural science)
– producing plants
– using plants
– environmentalism
  – resources
  – energy supply
  – waste and pollution
  – habitats and species
14. earth science
– earth’s interior
– electromagnetic field
– atmosphere
– methodology
– earth’s spheres
  – atmosphere
  – biosphere
  – hydrosphere
  – lithosphere
  – pedosphere
  – systems
15. space science
– astronomy
– space exploration
– aeronautics
16. politics (government)
– elections
– corruption
– government
– philosophies
– governments of the world
– political issues
– politics by region
– political parties
 
17. history (natural)
– ancient times
– medieval
– birth of scientific biology
18. languages (foreign)
phonology
vocabulary
syntax
writing system
– mandarin
– spanish
– hindi
– arabic
– portuguese
– french
19. writing (non-fiction)
– expository (explaining or informing the reader about a certain topic)
– argumentative
  – background
  – thesis
  – 3 claims
  – evidence for each claim
  – opposing views (2)
  – refutation of 2 opposing views
  – conclusion
 opinion
  – both sides of argument
  – opinions
  – reasons for opinions
  – examples to support reasons
  – conclusions
– essay
  – introductory
  – body
  – transitions
  – conclusion
– biography
  – research
  – reading works already written about the subject
  – interviews
  – visit places significant to the subject’s life
  – explore what interested, influenced and inspired the subject
  – study the time and place of the subject’s life
  – analyzing the subject’s life
  – look for patterns
  – thesis statement
  – decide how to recount the person’s life
  – narrative
  – write
  – drafts
  – get someone to read it
  – proofread
  – title
  – sources
  – publish
– memoir
  – memories
– historical
  – outline
– scientific
20. philosophy (history)
– western
– middle eastern
– indian
– buddhist
– east asian
– african
– indigenous american

5th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

5th grade
 
1. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
2. self-defense
 
3. time management
– environment conducive to effectiveness
– setting priorities
– carrying out prioritization
– reducing time on non-priorities
– incentives to modify behavior
 
4. sports
 
5. leadership/management
– planning
– organizing
– coordinating
– commanding
– controlling
– interpersonal
– informational
– decision
6. music (listening)
– pitch and melody
– harmony and chords
– rhythm
– expression
– genres
  – african
  – asian
  – avant garde
  – blues
  – caribbean
  – country
  – easy listening
  – electronic
  – folk
  – hip hop
  – jazz
  – latin
  – pop
  – r&b soul
  – rock
7. dance (history)
– early dance
  – means of social communication and bonding
  – as folk celebrations
  – in ceremonies and rituals
  – as a method of healing
  – as a method of expression
– asia
  – indian classical dance
  – china
 europe
  – court dancing to romanticism
  – ballet to contemporary dance
  – last 20th and early 21st centuries
– 20th century american
8. theater (history)
– classical and hellenistic greece
– roman
– sanskrit
– chinese
– post-classical in the west
– eastern traditions
 
9. film (animation)
– traditional
– stop motion
– computer
  – 2D
  – 3D
– mechanical
10. fine arts (sculpture)
– stone
– metal
– glass
– pottery
– wood carving
12. chemistry
– matter
  – atom
  – element
  – compound
  – molecule
  – substance and mixture
  – amount of substance
– phase
– bonding
– energy
– reaction
– ions and salts
– acidity and basicity
– redox
– equilibrium
– chemical laws
 
13. the law
– the constitution
– criminal
– taxes
 
14. geography
– physical
– human
– integrated
– geomatics
– regional
15. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)
 
16. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief

4th Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

4th grade
 
1. hygiene
 hands
  – washing with soap and water
  – when to wash hands
  – germs
– respiratory
  – cover your cough
  – using a tissue
– food
  – sanitizing surfaces
  – separate raw from cooked
  – cook thoroughly
  – keep food at safe temperatures
  – washing food
– water
  – clean water vs. dirty water
– kitchen
  – food storage
  – cleaning up
  – when to refrigerate
– bathroom
  – hand washing
  – taking a bath
– laundry
  – putting dirty clothes in the hamper 
– medical
  – cleaning a cut
– disinfectant
  – surfaces
– body
  – washing
  – brushing teeth
  – washing hair
  – changing clothes (dirty and clean)
  – nail trimming
  – sleep
  – don’t touch blood
  – getting a haircut
  – going to the doctor/dentist
2. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
3. inventing
– play
– re-envision
– insight
– exploration
– improvement
4. sports
5. woodwork
6. music (history)
– eras of music
  – prehistoric
  – ancient music
  – biblical period
  – early music
– western art music
  – medieval
  – renaissance
  – baroque
  – classical era
  – romantic
  – 20th and 21st century
– classical music outside of europe
  – byzantium
  – asia
  – india
  – china
  – middle east
  – persia
 
7. dance (choreography)
– ballet
– contemporary
– jazz
– hip hop
– folk
– techno
– k pop
– religious
8. theater (playwriting)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
– structure
– form
– genre
– narrator
– tense
9. fine arts (painting)
– different media (oil, acrylic, etc.)
– symbolic
– still life
– body painting
– figure painting
– illustration
– landscape
– portrait
– cityscape
10. applied arts (printmaking)
– woodcut
– engraving
– etching
– screenprinting
– digital
11. biology
– cell theory
– evolution
– genetics
– homeostasis
– energy
– structural
– physiological
– research
– systematic
– kingdoms
– ecological and environmental
12. economics
– production
– distribution
– consumption of goods and services
13. languages (english)
– phonology
  – consonants
  – vowels
  – phonotactics
  – stress, rhythm and intonation
  – regional variation
– grammar
  – nouns and noun phrases
  – verbs and verb tense
  – syntax
– vocabulary
  – word formation processes
  – word origins
  – english loanwords and calques in other languages
14. writing (journalism)

3rd Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

1. gun safety
– pretend vs. real guns
– do not touch
– leave the area
– never play with a real gun
 
2. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
 
3. time management
– environment conducive to effectiveness
– setting priorities
– carrying out prioritization
– reducing time on non-priorities
– incentives to modify behavior
4. sports
 
5. music (theory)
– pitch
– scales and modes
– consonance and dissonance
– rhythm
– melody
– chord
– harmony
– timbre
  – dynamics
  – articulation
– texture
– form
– expression
– notation
 
6. dance (performance)
– concert dance
– latin/rhythm
– swing
– traditional jazz
– ballroom
– freestyle
– hip hop
– disco
7. theater (acting)
– classical acting
– stanislavski’s system
– method acting
– meisner technique
– practical aesthetics
 
8. fine arts (drawing)
– materials
  – graphite
  – charcoal
  – pastels
  – marker
  – pen
  – ink
– technique
  – holding a pencil
  – shading
  – line weight
  – checking
  – is it ever finished?
– tone
  – light and dark
– form and proportion
  – measuring
  – dots and lines
– perspective
– artistry
  – negative space
  – viewing art from artists
– process
  – motor function
  – perception
  – visual memory
9. applied arts (mixed media)
 
10. agronomy (agricultural science)
– producing plants
– using plants
– environmentalism
  – resources
  – energy supply
  – waste and pollution
  – habitats and species
11. geography
– physical
– human
– integrated
– geomatics
– regional
 
12. languages (linguistics)
– lexicon
– discourse
– dialect
– structures
– relativity
– style
 
13. writing (non-fiction)
– expository (explaining or informing the reader about a certain topic)
– argumentative
  – background
  – thesis
  – 3 claims
  – evidence for each claim
  – opposing views (2)
  – refutation of 2 opposing views
  – conclusion
 opinion
  – both sides of argument
  – opinions
  – reasons for opinions
  – examples to support reasons
  – conclusions
– essay
  – introductory
  – body
  – transitions
  – conclusion
– biography
  – research
  – reading works already written about the subject
  – interviews
  – visit places significant to the subject’s life
  – explore what interested, influenced and inspired the subject
  – study the time and place of the subject’s life
  – analyzing the subject’s life
  – look for patterns
  – thesis statement
  – decide how to recount the person’s life
  – narrative
  – write
  – drafts
  – get someone to read it
  – proofread
  – title
  – sources
  – publish
– memoir
  – memories
– historical
  – outline
– scientific

2nd Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

2nd grade
 
1. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
2. self-defense
 
3. inventing
– play
– re-envision
– insight
– exploration
– improvement
4. sports
 
5. music (composing)
– chord progression
– melody
– free playing
– computer methods
– structure
 
6. dance (history)
– early dance
  – means of social communication and bonding
  – as folk celebrations
  – in ceremonies and rituals
  – as a method of healing
  – as a method of expression
– asia
  – indian classical dance
  – china
europe
  – court dancing to romanticism
  – ballet to contemporary dance
  – last 20th and early 21st centuries
– 20th century american
7. fine arts (photography)
– general concepts
– equipment
– forms of photography
– processing
– techniques
8. applied arts (architecture)
– styles
– theory
– buildings
– materials
– structural elements
9. mathematics
– quantity
– structure
– space
– change
– foundations and philosophy
– logic
– discrete
– applied
11. languages (foreign)
phonology
vocabulary
syntax
writing system
– mandarin
– spanish
– hindi
– arabic
– portuguese
– french
 
12. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief

1st Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

1st grade
 
1. manners
– hygiene
  – cover your mouth when sneezing
  – cover your mouth when yawning
– courtesy
  – say please and thank you
  – don’t interrupt
  – excuse me
  – ask permission
  – asking how are you?
  – knocking first
  – writing a thank you note
  – bad words
  – greet nicely
  – sharing
  – raising hands
  – no hitting
  – eat at the table
– cultural norms
  – being on time
  – privacy and personal space
  – being honest
  – waiting your turn
  – hand washing
– cultural differences (examples)
greetings in other cultures
  – bowing in japan instead of shaking hands
  – embracing in latin america instead of shaking hands
  – kissing cheeks in the mediterranean
please and excuse me
  – smiling instead in latin america
smiling
  – in asia not smiling is not rude
eye contact
  – respectful to avoid eye contact in korea
2. gun safety
– pretend vs. real guns
– do not touch
– leave the area
– never play with a real gun
3. hygiene
– hands
  – washing with soap and water
  – when to wash hands
  – germs
– respiratory
  – cover your cough
  – using a tissue
– food
  – sanitizing surfaces
  – separate raw from cooked
  – cook thoroughly
  – keep food at safe temperatures
  – washing food
– water
  – clean water vs. dirty water
– kitchen
  – food storage
  – cleaning up
  – when to refrigerate
– bathroom
  – hand washing
  – taking a bath
– laundry
  – putting dirty clothes in the hamper 
– medical
  – cleaning a cut
– disinfectant
  – surfaces
– body
  – washing
  – brushing teeth
  – washing hair
  – changing clothes (dirty and clean)
  – nail trimming
  – sleep
  – don’t touch blood
  – getting a haircut
  – going to the doctor/dentist
4. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
5. sports
 
6. leadership/management
– planning
  – deciding what needs to happen in the future
  – plans of action
– organizing
– coordinating
  – creating structure so goals can be accomplished
– commanding
  – determine what needs to be done in a situation
  – getting people to do it
– controlling
  checking progress against plans
– interpersonal
  – coordination and interaction with others
– informational
  – handling, sharing, and analyzing information
7. music (recording)
 
8. dance (choreography)
– ballet
– contemporary
– jazz
– hip hop
– folk
– techno
– k pop
– religious
 
9. theater (scenic design)
 
10. film (filmmaking)
– initial story
– screenwriting
  – three act structure
  – the hero’s journey
  – syd field’s paradigm
  – the sequence approach
  – imagery
  – dialogue
  – plot
– casting
– shooting
  – basic terms
  – cinematography
  – lighting
  – special effects
– sound recording
– editing
  – editing techniques
– screening
 
11. fine arts (sculpture)
– stone
– metal
– glass
– pottery
– wood carving
12. earth science
– earth’s interior
– electromagnetic field
– atmosphere
– methodology
– earth’s spheres
  – atmosphere
  – biosphere
  – hydrosphere
  – lithosphere
  – pedosphere
  – systems
 
13. space science
– astronomy
– space exploration
– aeronautics
 
14. languages (greek and latin roots, stems, and prefixes)
 
15. writing (journalism)

Kindergarten Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

Kindergarten
1. inventing
– play
– re-envision
– insight
– exploration
– improvement
 
2. sports
 
3. music (playing)
– percussion
– wind instruments
– stringed instruments
– electronic instruments
 
4. dance (performance)
– concert dance
– latin/rhythm
– swing
– traditional jazz
– ballroom
– freestyle
– hip hop
– disco
 
5. theater (puppetry)
 
6. film (animation)
– stop motion
  – clay
– computer
  – 2D
  – 3D
  – flipbook
  – sand
 
7. fine arts (painting)
– different media (oil, acrylic, etc.)
– symbolic
– still life
– body painting
– figure painting
– illustration
– landscape
– portrait
– cityscape
 
8. applied arts (printmaking)
– woodcut
– engraving
– etching
– screenprinting
– digital
9. agronomy (agricultural science)
– producing plants
– using plants
– environmentalism
  – resources
  – energy supply
  – waste and pollution
  – habitats and species
 
10. chemistry
– matter 
  – atom
  – element
  – compound
  – molecule
  – substance and mixture
  – amount of substance
 
11. languages (english)
– phonology
  – consonants
  – vowels
  – phonotactics
  – stress, rhythm and intonation
  – regional variation
– grammar
  – nouns and noun phrases
  – verbs and verb tense
  – syntax
– vocabulary
  – word formation processes
  – word origins
  – english loanwords and calques in other languages
 
12. writing (non-fiction)
– expository (explaining or informing the reader about a certain topic)
– argumentative
  – background
  – thesis
  – 3 claims
  – evidence for each claim
  – opposing views (2)
  – refutation of 2 opposing views
  – conclusion
opinion
  – both sides of argument
  – opinions
  – reasons for opinions
  – examples to support reasons
  – conclusions
– essay
  – introductory
  – body
  – transitions
  – conclusion
– biography
  – research
  – reading works already written about the subject
  – interviews
  – visit places significant to the subject’s life
  – explore what interested, influenced and inspired the subject
  – study the time and place of the subject’s life
  – analyzing the subject’s life
  – look for patterns
  – thesis statement
  – decide how to recount the person’s life
  – narrative
  – write
  – drafts
  – get someone to read it
  – proofread
  – title
  – sources
  – publish
– memoir
  – memories
– historical
  – outline
– scientific

 

 

Preschool Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.
Preschool
 
1. manners
hygiene
  – cover your mouth when sneezing
  – cover your mouth when yawning
– courtesy
  – say please and thank you
  – don’t interrupt
  – excuse me
  – ask permission
  – asking how are you?
  – knocking first
  – writing a thank you note
  – bad words
  – greet nicely
  – sharing
  – raising hands
  – no hitting
  – eat at the table
– cultural norms
  – being on time
  – privacy and personal space
  – being honest
  – waiting your turn
  – hand washing
– cultural differences (examples)
greetings in other cultures
  – bowing in japan instead of shaking hands
  – embracing in latin america instead of shaking hands
  – kissing cheeks in the mediterranean
please and excuse me
  – smiling instead in latin america
smiling
  – in asia not smiling is not rude
eye contact
  – respectful to avoid eye contact in korea
2. gun safety
– pretend vs. real guns
– do not touch
– leave the area
– never play with a real gun
 
3. hygiene
– hands
  – washing with soap and water
  – when to wash hands
  – germs
– respiratory
  – cover your cough
  – using a tissue
– food
  – sanitizing surfaces
  – separate raw from cooked
  – cook thoroughly
  – keep food at safe temperatures
  – washing food
– water
  – clean water vs. dirty water
– kitchen
  – food storage
  – cleaning up
  – when to refrigerate
– bathroom
  – hand washing
  – taking a bath
– laundry
  – putting dirty clothes in the hamper 
– medical
  – cleaning a cut
– disinfectant
  – surfaces
– body
  – washing
  – brushing teeth
  – washing hair
  – changing clothes (dirty and clean)
  – nail trimming
  – sleep
  – don’t touch blood
  – getting a haircut
  – going to the doctor/dentist
4. mental health
– activity therapy
  – recreational exercise outside (hiking, tennis, etc.)
  – journaling
  – relaxation
  – arts and crafts
  – music therapy
  – camping
– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)
(excited, tender, scared, angry, sad, happy)
  – art
  – dance
  – drama
  – role play
  – writing
  – film based
  – poetry
  – play
  – sandplay
  – dreamwork
 
– cognitive behavioral therapy
  – thinking of problems and solutions
  – writing self-statements to counter negative thoughts
  – new opportunities to think positive thoughts
  – visualizing the best part of the day
  – learn to accept disappointment as part of life
 
– dialectical behavior therapy
  – mindfulness: observe, describe, participate
  – distress tolerance
  – emotion regulation
  – interpersonal effectiveness
 
– meditation
  – lie comfortably
  – close your eyes
  – breathe naturally
  – focus on breath
  – notice your body
  – return to your breath when your mind wanders
  – do for 2-3 minutes
5. sports
 
6. music (listening to different styles of music)
– pitch and melody
– harmony and chords
– rhythm
– expression
– genres
  – african
  – asian
  – avant garde
  – blues
  – caribbean
  – country
  – easy listening
  – electronic
  – folk
  – hip hop
  – jazz
  – latin
  – pop
  – r&b soul
  – rock
 
7. fine arts (drawing)
– materials
  – graphite
  – charcoal
  – pastels
  – marker
  – pen
  – ink
– technique
  – holding a pencil
  – shading
  – line weight
  – checking
  – is it ever finished?
– tone
  – light and dark
– form and proportion
  – measuring
  – dots and lines
– perspective
– artistry
  – negative space
  – viewing art from artists
– process
  – motor function
  – perception
  – visual memory
 
8. applied arts (mixed media)
9. biology
– cell theory
– evolution
– genetics
– homeostasis
– energy
– structural
– physiological
– research
– systematic
– kingdoms
– ecological and environmental
 
10. languages (linguistics)
– phonetics
– phonology
– morphology
– syntax
– semantics
– pragmatics
– discourse analysis
– stylistics
– semiotics
 
11. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief

Subjects That Should Be Taught in Schools for the 21st Century

The subjects in parenthesis are included under the umbrella of the numbered subject but not limited to those subjects.

 

Practical Skills

  1. Study skills
  2. Social skills
  3. Personal finance
  4. Romantic relationships
  5. Survival
  6. Home repair
  7. Car repair
  8. Credit
  9. Cooking
  10. The Bible
  11. Manners
  12. Guns
  13. Finding a job
  14. The healthcare system
  15. Hygiene
  16. Mental health
  17. Physical health
  18. Self-defense
  19. First aid
  20. Time management
  21. Self-awareness
  22. Skepticism
  23. Inventing
  24. Multicultural theology
  25. Sports
  26. Negotiation/debate
  27. Business
  28. Woodwork
  29. Accounting
  30. Career paths
  31. Leadership/management
  32. Teaching

 

Art

  1. Music (listening, playing, composing, recording, theory, history)
  2. Dance (performance, choreography, history)
  3. Television (criticism, creation)
  4. Theater (acting, directing, history, playwriting, puppetry, stage design)
  5. Film (animation, criticism, filmmaking, theory, live action)
  6. Fine arts (graphic arts: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture)
  7. Applied arts (mixed media, printmaking, studio art, architecture)
  8. Design (fashion, user experience, graphic, product)

 

Technology

  1. Agronomy (agricultural science)
  2. Computer science (information technology)
  3. Engineering
  4. Medicine

 

Science

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Earth and space sciences (environmentalism)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Physics

 

Social sciences

  1. Economics
  2. The law
  3. Politics (government)
  4. Psychology
  5. Sociology

 

Humanities

  1. Geography
  2. History (natural, modern, economic, intellectual, political, scientific, world)
  3. Languages (english, linguistics, foreign languages, latin roots)
  4. Literature (comparative, theory, poetry, world, speed reading)
  5. Writing (fiction, non-fiction, journalism)
  6. Philosophy (history, logic, political, metaphysics, applied, schools, ethics)