Previous Classes

High School Biology  Students will learn about the basis of life and organisms.  Themes explored will be the origin of life, cell structure/function, genetics, evolution, human body, organisms & environment, and social implications of science.  Students will have two specific labs, general lab at Kindoll Academy classroom & dissection lab at the Adventure Science Center.  The class will have pre-reading assignments each month, five (5) articles and one (1) book.  The articles will be derived from the Textbook (see below) or from various Scientific Journals.  It is imperative that students understand that information sharing is done via articles and presentations, not typically through textbooks.  The books will be either fiction or non-fiction materials.  The course is a total of twenty-seven (27) hours, held once a month, four and a half (4.5) hours each, over two (2) semesters for a total of six (6) months.  There will be two tracks available for students. 

 

Freshman Literature & Art — Students will have an integrated approach to Literature, Art, Art History, and Grammar/Vocabulary.  The readings and assignments are designed to be inner-connected, fully realizing how written works and visual arts are related.  The class will have pre-reading, written, vocabulary lists, and sketchbook assignments each month.  Students will build on their word counts with a culmination of a thousand word (1000) assignments at the end of the spring semester.  Artwork and Art History will focus on either a specific artist or time period.  The Grammar book will be read over the course of the year with each month having a concentration of topic.  The vocabulary will be listed on vocabulary.com.  Each month will have a specific list set, according to the book being read.  To help students learn, there are lots of interactive vocabulary games.  Students are to incorporate at least ten (10) words from the list(s) in their various writing assignments.  The literature will consist of full-length fiction novel and play appropriate to the topic.  Students will do a theme project which will be selected from the Contemporary Artists section in the spring semester of the syllabus.  The course is a total of twenty-seven (27) hours, held once a month, four and a half (4.5) hours each, over two (2) semesters for a total of six (6) months.  There will be two tracks available for students.

 

Middle School Science - Students will have an integrated approach to inquiry-based, hands-on science for Middle School, preparing students for eventual high school Physical Science classes.  Over the course of the total 18-hour class, spread across 6 months, students will build upon skill objectives.  Students will learn how major science concepts such as energy, heat, and forces apply to the Earth.  A culmination of skills will be showcased within a science fair exhibit.

 

Literature & Art - Students will have an integrated approach to Literature, Art, and Art History.  The readings and assignments are designed to be inner-connected, fully realizing how written works and visual arts are related.  Students will learn and study:  art historical periods, visual arts, novels, short stories, and poems.  These will be discussed in class, along with the writing exercises done in conjunction with the sketchbook assignments.  Art projects will be created in conjunction with the overall lesson's monthly theme.  Over the course of the total 18-hour class, spread across 6 months, students will build upon skill objectives.

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