Curriculum & Academics
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Below are quick links to various information about the curriculum programs and academics offered at Rockingham Middle School. Click on any link to view content. Some links will take you to the Rockingham County Schools website for general district information.
The curriculum followed is determined by the State of North Carolina - NC Department of Public Instruction.
This section was created to provide web links to networthy materials and information that are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance student learning.
Language Arts Links
This web site takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay. Users develop an idea and write their own short essay, consisting of an introduction, a two- to three-paragraph body, and a conclusion. The web site provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application. To begin, click Start Writing Now.
Extensive online resource detailing parts of speech, punctuation, spelling and other topics.
Encourage creative writing by exposing students to a variety of forms of poetry.
Tic Tac Toe Squares
Connect The Dots
Math Games for Kids
Games and Quizzes
Free games that make learning fun!
Online Learning Centers
Problem of the Week
On this page, you will find resources to help students connect science content to things they can see and experience. Videos, Interactive Explorations, and Interactive Videos engage students and encourage them to explore more on their own with your help.
Welcome to the Science Spot website, a resource for middle school teachers and students!
If you are looking for basic chemistry information, stay on this site. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone. We have information on matter,atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. If you're still not sure what to click, try our site map that lists all of the topics on the site. If you surf and get lost in all of the information, use the search function on the side of the pages.
Social Studies Links
This site contains movies based on the 'Famous Moments' series which highlight a true story of historical significance, providing 'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era.
Finding Dulcinea presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike.
This site provides interactive timelines, essays, visual histories, and a reference room with speeches, music, images, maps, and more from various periods of American history. Ask a professional historian questions, play games, or watch a flash movie.
These video chapters and web resources will assist students with understanding the election process, as well as the powers of and people behind the U.S. presidency.
Free educational resources for middle school, high school, and college students and instructors.
iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.
This e-zine from National Geographic provides articles, online games, brainteasers, plus lots of other surprises.
Overdrive eBook Library
Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive. Our digital collection contains over 5700 titles available for checkout.
The web address for RCS' digital library is http://rock.lib.overdrive.com. Please see your school's Media Coordinator for log in information.
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologists, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom), updated the taxonomy to reflect relevance to 21st century work.
Click to view: Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
NC Wise Owl
Please click on the link below to visit the Middle School Zone of NCWiseOwl.
NC WISEOWL, a program from the NC Department of Public Instruction, is an excellent resource for students, teachers, administrators and parents. Periodical databases and other subscription-only reference materials are available, as well as easy access to other teaching and information resources from the DPI Digital Teaching and Learning Division. Students conducting research, teachers doing research for classes or looking for educational journals, parents helping with homework will all benefit by using this collection of encyclopedia, magazine and reference works. Funded by the North Carolina legislature, this service is free to public school teachers and students. Ask your School Library Media Coordinator for passwords to access this resource at home.
Click on the link below to visit Discovery Education.
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.
Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning.