A Harmony Flex course offers parents and students flexibility in selecting course learning materials and activities based on a student’s learning style. Parents support students in working through individualized units of studies that focus on each of the grade-level standards listed below. Students then demonstrate competency by completing and submitting a Flex checkpoint worksheet for each unit.
- Parents will have access to educational resources which include curriculum, the Harmony Resource Library and the Flex Curriculum Resource Directory. The directory will supplement their selected course curriculum and to assist in planning and teaching each unit. The Curriculum Resource Directory will include links to online lesson materials that can be used as part of a unit study related to each unit’s checkpoint worksheet.
- Students in grades K-8 complete 9 units and the correlating checkpoint worksheets each semester, submitting one worksheet every two weeks. Parents and students are able to determine the sequence of the units of study in order to match their selected curriculum, meet individual needs, and customize their learning experience.
- The submission of checkpoint worksheets demonstrates attendance in the course. Because our partner schools expect a paced format, students submit work every two weeks. Students who do not submit worksheets as outlined run the risk of falling behind and being considered truant.
- Checkpoint worksheets are submitted online, generally as a pdf or jpeg file. Parents must have access to a scanner and a computer. If a scanner is not available, a scanner app for a smartphone can usually be used.
Units of Study
Unit 1: Physical Features and Natural Resources in Minnesota
Unit 2: Wildlife of Minnesota
Unit 3: Indian Tribes of Minnesota
Unit 4: Early Minnesota History
Unit 5: Key People in Early Minnesota History
Unit 6: Minnesota State Constitution
Unit 7: Federal, State, and Tribal Governments
Unit 8: Minnesota and the Civil War
Unit 9: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Unit 10: Railroad Era
Unit 11: World War I
Unit 12: Between World Wars
Unit 13: World War II and the Cold War
Unit 14: Civil Rights
Unit 15: Market-Based Economy
Unit 16: Personal Finance
Unit 17: Key People in Minnesota Today
Unit 18: Investigating Current Issues