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Damascus District and Curriculum

Damascus schools help to prepare students for an ever-changing world by incorporating the Common Core State Standards with innovative teaching practices. The Common Core is a curriculum designed to prepare students for college and career goals, focusing in on key areas of communication and problem-solving and providing key learning objectives for students to meet to ensure they are becoming fully proficient in these skills through the lens of different subject areas.

We currently cover the following Damascus-area school district: Gresham-Barlow School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Damascus District Curriculum

The Social Studies curriculum for Damascus schools begins by introducing students to their school and community. After learning about the areas that the students are familiar with, they are then introduced to topics that they may not be so familiar with. When studying about settlers moving to Oregon, students are asked to think about advantages of living in the Oregon Territory. They then need to persuade the neighbors from the east, into coming on the Oregon Trail with them.

The literature curriculum starts by showing children that they can be different books for different subjects. Some of these books look at the topic from different perspectives while others may be different books by the same author. After this introduction, students are then exposed to a variety of genres so they can look for different literary elements. They may look at the book “Tuck Everlasting” to look at how different choices can change a life or, in high school, they may look at “Odyssey” to determine the traits that Odysseus needed to make it on his voyage.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Damascus Educational News

  • Band - Band gives students that have the love of instrumental instruments, the opportunity to learn, or improve, skills, in playing an instrument. While students compete and participate in events throughout the state, they also are offered opportunities to audition in a state-wide band and in an All-Northwest band.
  • Drama Club - Drama Club is offered to students who love the theatre. They can be interested in acting or in working behind the scenes. Students are offered the chance to work with professionals as they learn their role in a production. They may also participate in a variety of competitions, such as an improvisational or regional competitions.
  • Choir - The high school choir program has been able to compete and win at state competitions. Students who have participated in this group have, often gone on to perform in choirs at the colleges they attend. Students have a choice of encore choir, men’s choir, treble choir, concert choir and Overtone. Some of the groups have traveled to various states and to Canada for competitions.

Damascus Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Third Grade Social Studies

Third grade social studies curriculum may vary from state to state but overall, children will see that social studies will become a separate topic in their week. Generally in this grade students begin to study communities throughout the world. They will also learn more map skills and geography as well as economics and how money plays a part in the world. It is also a class in which students begin to develop their research skills, project planning skills, determine areas of interest about the world around them, and how the broader world impacts their lives.