Middle School Electives
Oak Meadow offers a range of electives to keep middle-schoolers curious and engaged. Students learn about other cultures and other times through the study of world languages, art, and art history. They have the opportunity to explore careers and acquire new skills. Then, kids get the chance to step away from the computer and practice the heath and fitness strategies they’ve learned.
Art and Art History 6: Sculpture
In this course, students study Egyptian line drawing,
soft- dough sculpture, relief sculpture and symmetry. Lessons are coordinated with Art History - in which students learn about the sculpture of ancient times
all the way through present day.
Art and Art History 7: Architecture
Students apply concepts from Art History, to
incorporate what they have learned about
trilithons and step pyramids to design various
buildings and structures.
Students begin their introduction to Spanish by
focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, and comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns.
Spanish B students participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts. They will analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries. Students take frequent assessments to monitor their language progression.
Students begin their introduction to French by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Class discussions provide an opportunity for discourse using newly acquired French speaking skills. The
Audio Recording Tool enables students to learn a critical skill for French: listening and speaking.
In French B, students learn personal greetings
and continuing through practical communications exchanges. French B introduces students to the
skills necessary to make the most of traveling to French-speaking countries.
Middle School Career Explorations
In this course, students explore career options in many different fields including business, health science, public administration, the arts, and information technology.
Middle School Journalism
Who? What? When? Where? Why? And How? Journalism provides us with the answers to these questions about the events that affect our lives. In this course, students will learn how to gather information, organize ideas, format stories for different forms of news media, and edit their stories for publication. The course will also examine the historical development of journalism and the role of journalism in society.
Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light
This course introduces students to the basics of
photography, including camera functions and
photo composition. Students will learn how to
take well-composed photographs and improve
upon them using photo-editing software. Young photographers will engage their creativity by
shooting a range of subjects and learning to see
the world through the lens of their camera.
Middle School Health
Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices to emphasize the importance of balance. Attention is given to each of the six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own personal wellness each week.
Fitness Basics 1
students will gain a basic understanding of fitness and nutrition. In this course, they will learn about exercise technique and proper posture, warm up and cool down. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, develop their own fitness program, and participate in weekly physical activity.
Fitness Basics 2
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the importance of staying active throughout their lifetime. Students will learn about exercise safety, tea individual sports, nutrition and myths and misperceptions about nutrition and drugs.