Textbooks & Curriculum

Have you ever seen a 5th grader read a kindergartner's book? They either become bored, or start laughing and mocking the low-level vocabulary. Classroom curriculum is no different. However, while ridiculing or making fun of something are punishable acts in school, becoming bored and disconnected isn't. Therefore, many gifted children learn to tolerate school-boredom on the outside while never actualizing their inner educational potential. The following resources can be utilized in classroom settings either as the main curriculum or supplements to existing curricula.


Royals Fireworks Press

Full Curriculum Solutions from the Critical Thinking Company

Elementary

Spatial Reasoning:
A Mathematics Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 2-4

Polygons Galore!:
A Mathematics Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 3-5

What's the Matter?:
A Physical Science Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 2-3

Invitation to Invent:
A Third-Grade Physical Science Unit

Dig It!:
A Third-Grade Earth Science Unit

Middle Grades

Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Language Arts:
Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think
A language arts unit targeted for students in grades 6-8.

Challenging Units for Gifted Learners:
Math: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think
A mathematics unit targeted for students in grades 6-8.

Moving Through Dimensions:
A Mathematics Unit for High Ability Learners in Grades 6-8

Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Social Studies: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think
A social studies unit targeted for students in grades 6-8.

High School

Gifted students in high school are typically encouraged to take honors or advanced placement (AP) classes. This could possibly allow them to graduate with a college diploma and two-year college degree at the same time.

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