Curriculum Lessons for 6th-8th
“To Prepare Students for Adolescence…”
The Next Level Students Grades 6-8 Curriculum provides key developmental skills needed for adolescent students. It features relatable stories that reflect the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) and Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks to the experience. Additionally, students learn about content connections that are relevant to the lesson themes — anchored in core behaviors that will prepare students in Grades 6 to 8 for the transition to high school. Our Middle school lessons places emphasis on students as they develop and addresses social and behavioral challenges. It is ideal providing support to mentors, classrooms, and groups.
The Grade 6 Curriculum is designed for students to learn how to accept the new responsibility of transitioning from elementary to middle school. The Grade 7 Curriculum students will begin preparing themselves for the duty of greater independence. The Grade 8 Curriculum is designed for students to delve into lessons that will promote accountability and goal setting as they prepare for their transition to high school. The Grade 3 -12 Student Curriculum is divided into Four Modules that each contain seven lessons. The Modules provides life lessons for the student and teachings the appropriate behavior at home, school, and within the community. It also teaches them how to manage their emotions and better understand the emotions of others.
The Next Level Students Grades 6-8 Curriculum provides SEL instruction centered around 28 topics, including the following, which not only develops students, but also establishes preventative interventions:
Positive Thinking, Responsibility, Goal Setting, Patience, Self-Management, Appreciation, Compassion, Decision-Making, Citizenship, Relationship Skills, Generosity, Self-Confidence, Self-Awareness, and Social-Awareness
Topics in bold are classified as one of Casel’s Five Core Competencies.