JV Challenge Curriculum

For Quick Recall and Written Assessment

Minor changes to LA and A/H May 2017

 Mathematics

  1. Number and Quantity:  Real and Complex Numbers
  2. Number and Quantity:  Sequences and Series
  3. Number and Quantity:  Properties of Exponents, including Rational Exponents, Simplifying Radicals and Operations with Radicals
  4. Algebra:  Linear, Absolute Value, and Quadratic Equations, Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities
  5. Algebra:  Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  6. Algebra:  Variations, Polynomials, Rational Expressions
  7. Functions:  Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions and their Graphs, Composition of Functions
  8. Geometry:  Congruence, Similarity, Transformations
  9. Geometry:  Triangles Including Right Triangles (Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, Right Triangle Trigonometry)
  10. Geometry:  Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Polyhedrons
  11. Geometry:  Perimeter and Area
  12. Geometry:  Surface Area and Volume
  13. Geometry:  Circles, including all theorems, Arc Lengths, and Areas of Sectors
  14. Geometry:  Coordinate Geometry
  15. Probability and Statistics:  Counting Principles, Probability of Independent and Dependent Events, Conditional Probability
  16. Probability and Statistics:  Use Statistics to Interpret Data, including Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Spread

 Science

  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Botany – Vascular and Non-Vascular Plants, Photosynthesis, etc.
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Invertebrates
  5. Genetics – including DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis
  6. Cells – including Mitosis, Meiosis, Osmosis, Diffusion, Respiration
  7. Ecology, Environmental Issues, Resources and Conservation
  8. Protista, Monera, Fungi, Viruses
  9. Chemistry – Processes, Reactions
  10. Chemistry – Elements, Compounds, Periodic Table
  11. Chemistry – Acids, Bases, Salts, Solutions
  12. Chemistry – Nuclear, Atomic, Modern
  13. Chemistry – Laws, Gas Laws, Matter, Energy
  14. Science Math and Units of Measure
  15. Basic Mechanics including Newton’s Laws, Momentum, etc.
  16. Basic Electricity and Magnetism including Ohm’s Law, Electrostatic and Magnetic Interactions
  17. Current Science Events and Famous Scientists
  18. Astronomy, Astronomers, Space Travel
  19.  Earth’s Structure, including Parts of the Earth (core, mantle, etc.), Internal Processes (plate tectonics, earthquakes, etc.)
  20. Earth’s Interactions, including Weather, Surface Interactions (weathering, biomes, etc.)

 Social Studies

  1.  Government: Types, Characteristics, and International Relations
  2.  Government: United States, Roles of Officials, Parties, Personnel, Constitution
  3.  Major Supreme Court Cases
  4.  Sociology and Psychology
  5.  Economics: Principles and Practices; Theories and Theorists – Emphasis on Krugman, Ricardo, Smith, Keynes, Galbraith, Tobin, Hume, Veblen, Friedman
  6.  Geography: United States, political and physical
  7.  Geography: World, political and physical
  8.  World Civilization: Prehistory to the Middle Ages – Europe, China, and India
  9.  World Civilization: Renaissance and Reformation
  10.  World Civilization: Post-Renaissance/Reformation to 1800
  11.  World Civilization: 1801-1900
  12.  World Civilization: 1901-present
  13.  U.S. History: Prehistory and Pre-Columbian History
  14.  U.S. History: Discovery and colonization (1492-1774)
  15.  U.S. History: New Nation to the Civil War (1775-1860)
  16.  U.S. History: Civil War/Reconstruction to World War I (1861-1918)
  17.  U.S. History: Post-war, Depression, World War II (1919-1945)
  18.  U.S. History: Modern Era (1946-2009)
  19.  Current History: People and Events from 2010 to the present

Language Arts

  1.  Ancient and Faith-based literature
  2.  Classical Greek and Roman Literature (800 BC-400 AD)
  3.  Medieval Literature (800-1400)
  4.  Renaissance poetry (1400-1660)
  5.  Renaissance drama (1400-1600)
  6.  Neo-Classical Literature (1660-1827)
  7.  Romantic Period Literature-American (1760-1870)
  8.  Romantic Period Literature-English (1760-1870)
  9.  Realism Period Literature (1820-1920)
  10.  Short Stories (1800-present)
  11.  Modern and Contemporary Novels – (1900-present)
  12.  Award-Winning Fiction (Pulitzer, Nobel)
  13.  Modern and Contemporary Drama (1900-present)
  14.  Modern and Contemporary Poetry (1900-Present)
  15.  Literary Devices and Techniques
  16.  Grammar and Mechanics
  17.  English word origins with Greek/Latin roots, Common Foreign Words and Phrases

Arts and Humanities

  1.  Elements of Art
  2.  Artists and Their Works – Emphasis on Mondrian, Leonardo, Dali, Renoir, Picasso, Michelangelo
  3.  Art Periods, Themes, Styles
  4.  Architecture and Architectural Elements – Ancient Greece and Rome
  5.  Architects and Their Works – emphasis on Antonio Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei
  6.  Elements of Music
  7.  Composers and Their Works – Emphasis on Berlioz, Bartok, J.S. Bach, Mozart
  8.  Music: Movements, Time Periods, Cultural and Historical Aspects
  9.  Musical Instruments
  10.  Musical Theater, Opera, Operettas
  11.  Elements of Dance, Dance Forms, Dance Movements
  12.  Famous Dancers and Choreographers
  13.  World Religions and Religious Holidays
  14.  Religious Leaders and Religious History
  15.  Mythology: Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses and Characters
  16.  Classic Drama and Plays
  17.  Award-winning Film Masterpieces
  18.  Contemporary Drama, Music and Art – 1940 to present

Each Quick Recall round and Written Assessment exam contains balanced proportions from each category.

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