Elementary Curriculum

For Content Assessment and Quick Recall

Each Quick Recall round contains an equal number of questions from each subject area.  Each Content Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

Elementary Mathematics

  1. Properties of Real Numbers: Comparing and Ordering Real Numbers
  2. Data Collection, Organization, Description, and Interpretation (Written Assessment only)
  3. Calculating Factors and Multiples; Real World Problem Solving using Whole Numbers and Decimals
  4. Real World Problem Solving using Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  5. Ratio, Proportions, Percents using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving
  6. Convert Standard and Metric Measurements within the same system using Real World Problem Solving
  7. Graphing Points on the Coordinate Plane using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving (Written Assessment Only)
  8. Classifying Lines, Angles, and Two-dimensional Geometric Figures according to their properties
  9. Perimeter, Area and Volume of Geometric Figures using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving
  10. Symmetry, Congruence, and Similar Figures (Written Assessment Only)
  11. Probability: Counting  Principle, Spinners, Number Cubes, Coins, Random Drawings)
  12. Algebraic Thinking: Numerical Expressions and Number Patterns
  13. Pre-Algebra

Elementary Science

  1. Properties of Objects and Materials
  2. Position and Motion of objects
  3. Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
  4. Earth Science: Rocks, Soil, Minerals, Fossils
  5. Earth Science: Subsystems (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Water Cycle, Weather, Climate, Seasons)
  6. Solar System: Planets, Sun, Observable Patterns of Movement and Shapes
  7. Organisms: Cells, Simple Organisms, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  8. Organisms: Plants, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  9. Organisms: Invertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  10. Organisms: Vertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  11. Human Body Systems, Personal and Community Health
  12. Scientific Inquiry, Science and Technology, Relationships, Scientific Tools, Types of Scientists
  13. Famous Scientists and Pioneers: Including Newton, Einstein, Galileo, Marie Curie, Nightingale, Goodall, Blackwell, Benjamin Franklin, Carver, Salk, Pasteur, Jenner, Rachel Carson, Nobel, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride

Elementary Social Studies

  1. Kentucky Geography
  2. Kentucky History
  3. United States Geography: Physical Characteristics and Map Skills
  4. United States Geography: Human Characteristics – Populations and Interaction with the Environment
  5. Early U.S. Cultures – Emphasis on English, Spanish, French, West African
  6. United States History: Beginnings to Revolution for Independence
  7. United States History: Revolutionary War to 1865
  8. United States History: Reconstruction to Present
  9. Government: Local, State, and National
  10. Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities
  11. Basic Economic Principles
  12. United States Symbols, Slogans, Landmarks, Documents
  13. People and Events from 2010 to the present

Elementary Language Arts

  1. Newbery Medal Winners, 1990 to Present
  2. Caldecott Medal Winners, 1990 to present
  3. Famous Poetry and Poets (emphasis on Children’s Poetry); Poetic forms
  4. Classic Literature: emphasis on Virginia Hamilton, Roald Dahl, Madeleine L’Engle, Lois Lowry, Louisa May Alcott
  5. Literature Genres, Terms and Devices
  6. Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales, Legends – Emphasis on American
  7. Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Famous Speeches
  8. Vocabulary: Roots, Affixes and Their Effects upon Meaning; Synonyms/Antonyms, Word Usage
  9. Vocabulary: Homophones, Homonyms, Compound Words
  10. Grammar: Punctuation, Capitalization, and for Written Assessment only: Special Type such as Boldface, Italics, etc.
  11. Grammar: Parts of Speech and Their Functions, (including Subject, Direct and Indirect Objects, Gerunds, Appositives, Predicate and Predicate Nominatives)
  12. Types of Sentences, Clauses, Phrases
  13. Spelling

Elementary Arts and Humanities

  1. Elements of Music: Rhythm, timbre, melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, etc
  2. Purposes and Styles of Music including Historical and Cultural Aspects
  3. Musical Instruments and Families
  4. Famous Composers and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Beethoven, Schubert, J.S. Bach
  5. Elements of Dance, Types of dance, and Appropriate Dance Wear
  6. Dancers and Choreographers
  7. Drama: Elements, Production, and Performance, Age-appropriate Broadway Plays
  8. Visual Arts: Elements, Principles of Design, Media, Processes
  9. Visual Arts: Purposes, Styles, Subject Matter, Historical Aspects
  10. Famous Artists and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Michelangelo, Seurat, Cassatt, Picasso, Monet, Leonardo
  11. Cultures: West African, Native American, American Folk, Colonial American dance, drama, visual art, and music
  12. Cultural Icons 1990-present

Key Dates

Oct 15
Middle Grades

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Oct 15
High School

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Nov 08

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

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