Grade 11 & 12
Academic Year 2017/2018
Grade 11
English – Grade 11Teacher Joe

Term 1

Course Objectives:
This course is designed to improve the overall growth of students in regards to English fluency with an emphasis on reading and writing. Over the course of the semester, we as a class will meet our course objectives through the use of three course books. Our Longman Reader will incorporate a wide variety of different reading topics and grammatical structures. The Longman Reader will be paired with the Grammar Workbook as a means of support and guidance. Each week the class will also be reading a popular book from contemporary American fiction. This part of the course is designed to expose students to language in a natural environment and practice reading comprehension.
Each week the class will focus on TOEFL vocabulary and reading questions. These two activities are meant to support our final writing paper. By the end of the course, students will be expected to construct a final paper centered around the course reading. This paper will be based around the Jane Shaffer or MLA model of writing consistent with the American Curriculum.


Required Reading:
Longman Reader Grammar Workbook Warm Bodies 
Summary of Grading:
10% Grammar Workbook 10% Reading Questions 10% TOEFL Quiz 20% Homework 10% Participation 20% Final Paper 20% Final Exam 
Week 1
TOEFL Vocabulary 1 Longman Reader Unit 1.1 Grammar Workbook 1
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary
Week 2 TOEFL Vocabulary 2 Longman Reader Unit 1.2 Grammar Workbook 2 Warm Bodies Ch.1
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 3 TOEFL Vocabulary 3 Longman Reader Unit 1.3 Grammar Workbook 3 Warm Bodies Ch.2
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 4 TOEFL Vocabulary 4 Longman Reader Unit 1.4 Grammar Workbook 4 Warm Bodies Ch.3
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 5 TOEFL Vocabulary 5 Longman Reader Unit 2.1 Grammar Workbook 5 Warm Bodies Ch.4
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 6 TOEFL Vocabulary 6 Longman Reader Unit 2.2 Grammar Workbook 6 Warm Bodies Ch.5
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 7 TOEFL Vocabulary 7 Longman Reader Unit 2.3 Grammar Workbook 7 Warm Bodies Ch.6
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions

Week 8
TOEFL Vocabulary 8 Longman Reader Unit 2.4 Grammar Workbook 8 Warm Bodies Ch.7
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 9 TOEFL Vocabulary 9 Longman Reader Unit 3.1 Grammar Workbook 9 Warm Bodies Ch.8
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 10 TOEFL Vocabulary 10 Longman Reader 3.2 Grammar Workbook 10 Warm Bodies Ch.9
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 11 TOEFL Vocabulary 11 Longman Reader 3.3 Grammar Workbook 11 Warm Bodies Ch.10
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 12 TOEFL Vocabulary 12 Longman Reader 3.4 Grammar Workbook 12 Warm Bodies Ch.11
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 13 Work on final paper
Week 14 Work on final paper
Week 15 Review for Test

Chemistry ITeacher Sam

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1 
Introduction to Chemistry
· Nature of Substances · Chemistry and Matter 
Substances, ozone, mass, weight  
2 
Introduction to Chemistry
· The Scientific Method · Scientific Research 
Variable, theory, scientific law  
3 
Analyzing Data
· Units and Measurements · Scientific Notation and Dimensions · Uncertainty 
SI Units, accuracy, precision  
4 
Matter – Properties and Changes
· Properties of Matter · Changes in Matter · Mixtures of Matter · Elements and Compounds 
Solid, liquid, gas, element, compound  
5 
The Structure of the Atom
· Defining Atoms · How Atoms Differ 
Nucleus, proton, neutron, electron  
6 
Electrons in Atoms
· Light and Quantized Energy · Quantum Theory in Atoms · Electron Configuration 
Photon, quantized, configuration, valence electron  
7 
The Periodic Table and Periodic Language
· The Modern Periodic Table · Classification of the Elements Periodic Trends 
Period, group, electron orbital, electron shell  
8 
Ionic Compounds and Metals
· Ion Formation · Ionic Bonds and Compounds · Names and Formulas · Metallic Bonds and Properties 
Electronegativity, ionic bond  
9 
Covalent Bonding
· Names and Formulas · Molecular Shapes and Structure · Electronegativity and Polarity 
Covalent bonding, polar bond, nonpolar bond  
10 
Review  
11 
Midterms  
12 
Chemical Reactions
· Reactions and Equations · Classifying Reactions · Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 
Balanced equation, aqueous  
13 
The Mole
· Measuring Matter · Mass and the Mole 
Avogadro’s number, mass, density  
14 
Stoichiometry
· Stoichiometric Calculations · Limiting Reactants · Percent Yield 
Reactants, products, limiting reactants  
15 
States of Matter
· Gases · Forces of Attraction · Liquids and Solids · Phase Changes 
Temperature, heat, phase changes  
16 
Gases
· The Gas Laws · The Ideal Gas Law · Gas Stoichiometry 
Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, GayLussac’s Law  
17 
Mixtures and Solutions
· Types of Mixtures · Solution Concentration 
Heterogenous mixtures, homogenous mixtures, concentration, solute vs solvent vs solution  
18 
Mixtures and Solutions
· Factors affecting Solvation · Colligative Properties 
Solubility  
19 
Review  
20 
Finals 
PreCalculus – Grade 11

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1  Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs
– Rectangular Coordinates – Graphs of Equations 
Distance formula, midpoint formula,  
2  Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs (continued)
– Linear Equations in Two Variables – Functions 
parallel and perpendicular lines, Functions, domain,  
3  Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs(continued)
– Analyzing Graphs of Functions – A Library of Parent Functions – Transformation of Functions 
range, vertical test, zeros of the function, even and odd functions, Transformation  
4  Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs(continued)
– Composite Functions – Inverse Functions 
composition of a function, inverse,  
5  Ch. 1 Functions and Their Graphs(continued)
– Mathematical Modeling and Variation – Chapter Test 
Mathematical models, variation  
6  Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions
– Quadratic Functions and Models – Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree – Polynomial and Synthetic Division 
Quadratic function, leading coefficient, zeros of polynomials, Intermediate Value Theorem, Synthetic division, the Remainder Theorem, the Factor Theorem,  
7  Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions(continued)
– Complex Numbers 
imaginary unit, complex conjugate,  
8  Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions(continued)
– Zero of Polynomial Functions – Rational Functions 
Descartes’s Rule, Domain, horizontal and vertical asymptotes  
9  Ch. 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions(continued)
– Nonlinear Inequalities – Chapter Test 

10  Review  
11  Midterms  
12  Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
– Exponential Functions and Their Graphs – Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs 
Exponential functions, base, OnetoOne Property, logarithmic functions  
13  Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
(continued) – Properties of Logarithm 
Changeofbase formula  
14  Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
(continued) – Exponential and Logarithm Equations – Exponential and Logarithm Models 
, Exponential growth and decay, Gaussian functions  
15  Ch. 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
(continued) – Chapter Test 

16  Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
– Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations – TwoVariable Linear Systems 
Substitution, elimination  
17  Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities (continued)
– Multivariable Linear Systems – Partial Fractions 
Backsubstitution, rowechelon form, Gaussian elimination  
18  Ch. 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities (continued)
– Systems of Inequalities – Linear Programming 
programming  
19  Review  
20  Finals  
Math Fundamentals – Grade 11

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1  Ch. 1 Preliminaries
– Ways to Show Multiplication and Division – Common Math Symbols – Properties of Basic Mathematic Operations – Grouping Symbols and Order of Operations 
Whole Number, integer, positive and negative numbers, order of operations  
2  Ch. 2 Whole Numbers
– Rounding Off – Divisibility Rules – Factors, Primes, Composites – Factor Trees 
Place value, divisible, factor  
3  Ch. 3 Decimals
– Place Value – Writing and Comparing Decimals – Rounding Decimals – Decimal Computation – Repeating Decimals 
Place value grid, repeating decimal  
4  Ch. 4 Fractions
– Proper and Improper Fractions – Mixed Numbers – Renaming Fractions – Factors and Multiples for Fractions – Adding and Subtracting Fractions – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions – Simplify Fractions 
Proper fraction, improper fraction, multiple, numerator, denominator  
5  Ch. 4 Fractions
– Adding and Subtracting Fractions – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions – Simplify Fractions – Change Fractions to Decimals – Change Decimals to Fractions – Chapter 1 – 4 Test 
Lowest terms  
6  Ch. 5 Percents
– Changing Percents to Decimals and Fractions – Changing Decimals and Fractions to Percents – Important Equivalents – Applications of Percents 
Equivalents, proportion method  
7  Ch. 6 Integers and Rationals
– Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Integers and Fractions – Multiplying and Dividing Positive and Negative Integers and Fractions 
Integer, rational, number line, absolute value  
8  Ch. 7 Powers Exponents and Roots
– Exponents – Square Roots and Cube Roots 
Exponent, square root  
9  Ch. 8 Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation
– Powers of Ten – Scientific Notation – Chapter 5 – 8 Test 
Scientific Notation  
10  Review  
11  Midterm  
12  Ch. 9 Measurements
– English System – Metric System – Converting Units of Measure 
English System, Metric System, length, area, weight, capacity, time  
13  Ch. 9 Measurements
– Precision – Calculating Measurements 
significant digits  
14  Ch. 10 Graphs
– Bar Graphs – Line Graphs – Pie Charts – Coordinate Charts 
X axis, y axis, quadrants  
15  Ch. 11 Probability and Statistics
– Probability – Combinations – Permutations – Statistics 
Mean, median, mode  
16  Ch. 12 Number Series
– Arithmetic Progressions – Geometric Progressions 
Arithmetic progression, geometric progression  
17  Ch. 13 Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Simple Equations
– Variables and Algebraic Expressions 
Variable, algebraic expression,  
18  Ch. 13 Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Simple Equations
– Solving Simple Equations – Graphing Equations in slopeintercept form – Quadratic Equations – Chapter 9 – 13 Test 
Slopeintercept form, quadratic  
19  Review  
20  Finals  
History of Liberty – Grade 11Teacher John

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1  Why study history?
· Knowledge is power · Liberty is precious 
Historiography
Unalienable Rights 

2  Mesopotamia (short week)
· Gilgamesh Might makes right, noble blood · Ziggurats The Tower of Babel

Myth
Engineering 

3  Mesopotamia
– Zoroaster Dualism and Polarity – Current Events: Baghdad museum 
Myth
Geopolitics 

4  Egypt
– The Pyramids – Egyptian Esotericism 
Astronomy
Religion and Magic 

5  Egypt
– The Nile – Current Events: Arab Spring 
Agriculture
Revolutions 

6  Israel
– Monotheism – Zionism 
Myth
Ideology


7  Israel
– Current Events: Palestine & Liberty – Current Events: Modern Military Operations 
Human Rights
Military Intelligence


8  Greece
– Alexander the Great – Democracy: The Aegean League 
Empire
Government 

9  Greece
– Thermopoly – Current Events: Austerity 
Legend
Economics 

10  Review  
11  Midterms  
12  Rome
– Republicanism – Virtue 
Government
Ethics 

13  Rome
– Caesar – Current Events: Five Star Movement 
Tyranny
Globalism 

14  Middle East
– Mohammadism – The Byzantine Empire 
Theocracy
Bureaucracy 

15  Middle East
– Current Events: Shia and Sunni Islam – Current Events: Terrorism

Religion
Ideology 

16  China
Qin Shi Huang and Sun Tzu The Opium War 
War
Economics 

17  China
Maoism Current Events: The CCP 
Ideology


18  Acting project  Body language  
19  Review  
20  Finals  
History of the Humanities

Term 2


21  Korea
Three Kingdoms Yi Sun Sin 
Government
Legend 

22  Korea
– Current Events: The Korean War – Current Events: The PDRK 
Human Rights
Dictatorship


23  Thailand
– Lana – King Rama V 
Legend
Modernization 

24  Thailand
– Current Events: Constitutionalism – Current Events: Self Sufficiency Economic Philosophy 
Government
Economics 

25  Japan
– Shoguns – Samurai 
Government
Weapons 

26  – WW 2
– Current Events: Fukashima 
War
Environmentalism 

27  Review  
28  Midterms  
29  World The Golden Rule  Ethics  
30  Christmas Holiday  
31  Europe
– Feudalism – King Arthur 
Legend
Government 

32  Europe
– The Renaissance – The Enlightenment 
Ideology


33  Europe + US
– The Age of Revolutions – The American War for Independence 
Revolution


34  World
– Weapons of Mass Destruction – Nationalism and Globalism 
Government
Weapons 

35  World
– The Green Movement – Capitalism and Communism 
Environmentalism
Economics 

36  World
– Geopolitics – The Internet Revolution 
Academia
Technology 

37  Field Trip to local Museum  Museums  
38  Class reflection & selfassessment  Assessment  
39  Review  
40  Finals  
Writing – Grade 11Teacher Matthew

Academic Year 2017/2018 
Below is a list of units that shall be worked on this semester. Work is taken from a mixture of online resources, course books and some is also selfcreated. The target is a 50/50 balance of academic writing and creative writing.
• Free Writing: The first 10 minutes of every class is spent free writing so that by the end of the semester each student has a portfolio of written work that has been graded. In each class we also work on error correction in some of the written pieces of work. Students work together to sport errors and correct them. By way of stimulating the students in free writing, writing prompts are given. These range from pictures, what happened next, and questions that encourage critical thinking. Sometimes the students’ are also given the opportunity to write whatever they like or a journal entry. • Vocabulary: Students’ are taught new words throughout the semester and are then tested on their ability to incorporate the word into a sentence correctly. • University applications / job applications: Personal statements, how to promote yourself without being over indulgent, good vocabulary to use in applications, what aspects of your life to write about and how to catch the attention of potential universities and employers. • Essay Writing: How to structure and plan a coherent essay. The focus with the older Grades will be sourcing reliable material to back up your argument as well as how to reference “in essay” correctly. 1. Use a range of drafting and composing strategies while writing and representing. 1.1 Use a variety of sources to collect ideas and information 1.2 Organize ideas and information 1.3 Analyse writing samples or models creating and consulting criteria 1.4 Set a purpose 1.5 Gather and summarize ideas from personal interest, knowledge, and inquiry • Error Correction: How we can be mindful of errors in our own work (punctuation, verb tenses, verb usage, word order etc) and spot mistakes quickly in order to help our writing flow. ** Please note that this unit is ongoing and usually takes shape at the start of every class based on the previous class’s writing task. It is part of the larger, overall unit – editing our work. • Correct Punctuation Usage: Full stops, commas, apostrophe, capital letters, question marks, colons, semicolons, dashes) – We will look at the various punctuation marks usable in written English, learn some of their rules, and also how to implement them effectively in order to enhance our writing. • Speech Marks: – Correctly using speech marks in written English and the rules we must abide by when using them. • Creative Writing: Solo & group work – writing stories, letters, invitations based on various themes and modern ideas. • Persuasive Writing / Newspaper reports. – To encourage students to maintain an open mind when reading from a variety of sources, before formulating and writing their own opinion. • Unit to emphasise the benefits of “showing not telling” in creative writing. Engaging the senses through writing by way of enhancing our work and creating an emotional response in the reader. • A study of alternative writing forms. For example Author Jack Kerouac – a closer look at spontaneous prose. • The importance of editing our work. – How to spot errors quickly and using fewer words to say the same thing in order to get our point across in a more effective and appropriate manner. • Creating a real life character and writing them into a fictional story. Character development / creating believable backstories. ** This unit is part of a larger overall creative assignment on script writing. Students will learn how to write a short movie script • Current affairs and writing. Students will discuss a current global affair, read a series of texts about the situation and then write a paper, coherently giving their opinion. • Correct writing format when typing. Proper use of paragraphs, spacing etc. • Brainstorming and encouraging students to use a wide variety of vocabulary and phrases. Understanding that there are multiple ways of saying the same thing through using more advanced, emotive, and effective vocabulary. • Brainstorming ideas prior to writing – diagrams / topic areas / examples – by way of organising thoughts. • Taking notes at an academic level (whether it be through reading or listening) and then formulating ideas based on notes. • Linking ideas – cause and result (for example: because, as a result, therefore, so, consequently, thereby) • Writing in the passive voice

Grade 12
English – Grade 12Teacher Joe

Term 1

Course Objectives:
This course is designed to improve the overall growth of students in regards to English fluency with an emphasis on reading and writing. Over the course of the semester, we as a class will meet our course objectives through the use of three course books. Our Longman Reader will incorporate a wide variety of different reading topics and grammatical structures. The Longman Reader will be paired with the Grammar Workbook as a means of support and guidance. Each week the class will also be reading a popular book from contemporary American fiction. This part of the course is designed to expose students to language in a natural environment and practice reading comprehension.
Each week the class will focus on TOEFL vocabulary and reading questions. These two activities are meant to support our final writing paper. By the end of the course, students will be expected to construct a final paper centered around the course reading. This paper will be based around the Jane Shaffer or MLA model of writing consistent with the American Curriculum.


Required Reading:
Longman Reader Grammar Workbook The Great Gatsby 
Summary of Grading:
10% Grammar Workbook 10% Reading Questions 10% TOEFL Quiz 20% Homework 10% Participation 20% Final Paper 20% Final Exam

Week 1
TOEFL Vocabulary 1 Longman Reader Unit 1.1 Grammar Workbook 1
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary
Week 2 TOEFL Vocabulary 2 Longman Reader Unit 1.2 Grammar Workbook 2 The Great GatsbyCh.1
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 3 TOEFL Vocabulary 3 Longman Reader Unit 1.3 Grammar Workbook 3 The Great GatsbyCh.2
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 4 TOEFL Vocabulary 4 Longman Reader Unit 1.4 Grammar Workbook 4 The Great GatsbyCh.3
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 5 TOEFL Vocabulary 5 Longman Reader Unit 2.1 Grammar Workbook 5 The Great GatsbyCh.4
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 6 TOEFL Vocabulary 6 Longman Reader Unit 2.2 Grammar Workbook 6 The Great GatsbyCh.5
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 7 TOEFL Vocabulary 7 Longman Reader Unit 2.3 Grammar Workbook 7 The Great GatsbyCh.6
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions 
Week 8
TOEFL Vocabulary 8 Longman Reader Unit 2.4 Grammar Workbook 8 The Great GatsbyCh.7
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 9 TOEFL Vocabulary 9 Longman Reader Unit 3.1 Grammar Workbook 9 The Great GatsbyCh.8
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 10 TOEFL Vocabulary 10 Longman Reader 3.2 Grammar Workbook 10 The Great GatsbyCh.9
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 11 TOEFL Vocabulary 11 Longman Reader 3.3 Grammar Workbook 11 The Great GatsbyCh.10
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 12 TOEFL Vocabulary 12 Longman Reader 3.4 Grammar Workbook 12 The Great GatsbyCh.11
Homework: Review TOEFL Vocabulary Reading Questions
Week 13 Work on final paper
Week 14 Work on final paper
Week 15 Review for Test

Chemistry II – Grade 12Teacher Sam

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1 
Review: Introduction to Chemistry
· Nature of Substances · Chemistry and Matter 
Substances, ozone, mass, weight  
2 
Review: Introduction to Chemistry
· The Scientific Method · Scientific Research 
Variable, theory, scientific law  
3 
Review: The Structure of the Atom
· Defining Atoms · How Atoms Differ 
Nucleus, proton, neutron, electron  
4 
Review: Electrons in Atoms
· Light and Quantized Energy · Quantum Theory in Atoms Electron Configuration 
Photon, quantized, configuration, valence electron  
5 
Review: The Periodic Table
· The Modern Periodic Table · Classification of the Elements Periodic Trends 
Period, group, electron orbital, electron shell  
6 
Review: Ionic Bonds and Covalent Bonds
· Names and Formulas · Ionic Bonds and Compounds · Electronegativity and Polarity 
Electronegativity, ionic bond, Covalent bonding, polar bond, nonpolar bond  
7 
Review: Chemical Reactions
· Reactions and Equations · Classifying Reactions · Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 
Balanced equation, aqueous  
8 
Review: Stoichiometry and the Mole
· Molar Values · Limiting Reactants · Percent Yield 
Avogadro’s number, mass, density, reactants, products, limiting reactants  
9 
Review: Mixtures and Solutions
· Types of Mixtures · Solution Concentration 
Heterogenous mixtures, homogenous mixtures, concentration, solute vs solvent vs solution  
10 
Review  
11 
Midterms  
12 
Energy and Chemical Change
· Energy and Heat · Thermochemical Equations · Calculating Enthalpy 
Thermodynamics, heat, enthalpy  
13 
Reaction Rates
· Factors affecting reaction rates · Instantaneous reaction rates 
Rates of reaction  
14 
Chemical Equilibrium
· Dynamic balance · Equilibrium constants · Factors affecting equilibrium 
Lavoisier’s Law  
15 
Acids and Bases
· Hydrogen, H3O+ and pH · Neutralization · Acid and base strengths 
pH, pKa, Arrhenius acids, Lewis acids and BronstedLowry acids  
16 
Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons
· Alkanes · Alkenes and Alkynes · Aromatic Hydrocarbons 
(same as section titles)  
Aug 28Sep 1 
Functional Groups: Substituted Hydrocarbons
· Alkyl and Aryl Halides · Alcohols, Ethers and Amines · Carbonyl Compounds · Polymers 
(same as section titles)  
Organic Compounds
· Proteins · Carbohydrates · Lipids · Nucleic Acids 
(same as section titles)  
19 
Review  
20 
Finals 
PreCalculus – Grade 12

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1  Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry
– Using Fundamental Identities

Fundamental trigonometric identities  
2  Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry(continued)
– Verifying Trigonometric Identities – Solving Trigonometric Equations

Algebraic techniques  
3  Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry(continued)
– Sum and Difference Formulas – MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas 
Multipleangle formulas, powerreducing formulas, halfangle formulas, producttosum and sumtoproduct formulas  
4  Ch. 5 Analytic Trigonometry(continued)
– Chapter Test 

5  Ch. 6 Additional Topics on Trigonometry
– Law of Sines – Law of Cosines 
Oblique triangles, Heron’s Area Formula  
6  Ch. 6 Additional Topics on Trigonometry(continued)
– Vector in the Plane – Vectors and Dot Products

component form of a vector, linear combination of a unit vector  
7  Ch. 6 Additional Topics on Trigonometry(continued)
– Vectors and Dot Products 
Dot product, orthogonal  
8  Ch. 6 Additional Topics on Trigonometry(continued)
– Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number 
DeMoivre’s Theorem  
9  Ch. 6 Additional Topics on Trigonometry(continued)
– Chapter Test 

10  Review  
11  Midterms  
12  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry
– Lines – Introduction to Conic Section: Parabolas

Inclination  
13  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Ellipses – Hyperbolas 
eccentricity of an ellipse,Asymptotes  
14  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Rotation of Conics 
discriminant  
15  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Parametric Equations 
parametric equations  
16  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Polar Coordinates – Graphs of Polar Equations 
Polar coordinate system  
17  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Polar Equations of Conics 
Polar Equations  
18  Ch. 10 Topics on Analytic Geometry(continued)
– Chapter Test 

19  Review  
20  Finals  
World Religions – Grade 12Teacher John

Term 1


Week 
Objective 
Keywords 

1  What is Religion?
· Etymology of Religion · Connotation and Denotation 
Etymology
Linguistics 

2  Mesopotamia (short week)
· Polytheism Enuma Elish · Creation Myths

Myth
Physics 

3  Mesopotamia
– Zoroaster Dualism and Polarity – Current Events: Baghdad museum 
Myth
Cosmology 

4  India
Buddhism The Modern State of Buddhism 
Buddhism
Asceticism 

5  India
Hinduism – The Modern creation of Hinduism 
Hinduism
Almagamated Religion 

6  Israel
– Monotheism – The book of Job 
Myth
Dialogue


7  Israel
– The Messiah – Current Events: Jewish Sects 
Messianism
Sectarianism


8  Greece
– Paganism– Drama cults – Philosophy Plato, Socrates and Aristotle 
Drama
Philosophy 

9  Greece
– Gnosticism – Current Events: Austerity 
Gnosticism
Economics 

10  Review  
11  Midterms  
12  Rome
– The Aeneid: The Artificial Myth – Virtue 
Myth
Ethics 

13  Rome
– Caesar: The EmperorGod – Current Events: The Vatican 
Tyranny
Religious States 

14  Middle East
– Mohammadism – Islam 
Theocracy
Prophecy


15  Middle East
– Current Events: Shia and Sunni Islam – Current Events: Political Islam

Religion
Ideology 

16  China
Traditional Religions Confucianism 
Traditionalism
Confucianism 

17  China
Mahayana Buddhism – Taoism – Christianity 
Budism
Taosim Monotheism


18  Speech project  Speech  
19  Review  
20  Finals  
History of the Humanities

Term 2


21  Korea
Shamanism Buddhism 
Shamanism
Buddhism 

22  Korea
Christianity Current Events: Cults 
Monotheism
Fringe Religion 

23  Thailand
Animism Theravada Buddhism 
Animism
Buddhism 

24  Thailand
Theravada Buddhism Current Events: Islamic Separatists 
Buddhism
Islam 

25  Japan
Shinto

Indigenous Religions
Ancestor Worship 

26  Japan
Emperor worship – Current Events: Atheism 
State Religion
Areligion 

27  Review  
28  Midterms  
29  World Christmas  Ethics  
30  Christmas Holiday  
31  Europe
Celtic Religions Christianity 
Myth
Evangelism 

32  Europe
Catholicism and Protestantism Norse Religion 
Sectarianism
Paganism


33  Europe + US
Secularism 
Secularism


34  World
– New Age Religion – Cults 
Cults  
35  World
– Atheism – Humanism 
Areligion  
36  World
Church and State Inalienable Rights 
Religion and Government


37  Field Trip to local worship sites  Religion  
38  Class reflection & selfassessment  Assessment  
39  Review  
40  Finals  
Writing – Grade 12Teacher Matthew

Academic Year 2017/2018 
Below is a list of units that shall be worked on this semester. Work is taken from a mixture of online resources, course books and some is also selfcreated. The target is a 50/50 balance of academic writing and creative writing.
• Free Writing: The first 10 minutes of every class is spent free writing so that by the end of the semester each student has a portfolio of written work that has been graded. In each class we also work on error correction in some of the written pieces of work. Students work together to sport errors and correct them. By way of stimulating the students in free writing, writing prompts are given. These range from pictures, what happened next, and questions that encourage critical thinking. Sometimes the students’ are also given the opportunity to write whatever they like or a journal entry. • Vocabulary: Students’ are taught new words throughout the semester and are then tested on their ability to incorporate the word into a sentence correctly. • University applications / job applications: Personal statements, how to promote yourself without being over indulgent, good vocabulary to use in applications, what aspects of your life to write about and how to catch the attention of potential universities and employers. • Essay Writing: How to structure and plan a coherent essay. The focus with the older Grades will be sourcing reliable material to back up your argument as well as how to reference “in essay” correctly. 1. Use a range of drafting and composing strategies while writing and representing. 1.1 Use a variety of sources to collect ideas and information 1.2 Organize ideas and information 1.3 Analyse writing samples or models creating and consulting criteria 1.4 Set a purpose 1.5 Gather and summarize ideas from personal interest, knowledge, and inquiry • Error Correction: How we can be mindful of errors in our own work (punctuation, verb tenses, verb usage, word order etc) and spot mistakes quickly in order to help our writing flow. ** Please note that this unit is ongoing and usually takes shape at the start of every class based on the previous class’s writing task. It is part of the larger, overall unit – editing our work. • Correct Punctuation Usage: Full stops, commas, apostrophe, capital letters, question marks, colons, semicolons, dashes) – We will look at the various punctuation marks usable in written English, learn some of their rules, and also how to implement them effectively in order to enhance our writing. • Speech Marks: – Correctly using speech marks in written English and the rules we must abide by when using them. • Creative Writing: Solo & group work – writing stories, letters, invitations based on various themes and modern ideas. • Persuasive Writing / Newspaper reports. – To encourage students to maintain an open mind when reading from a variety of sources, before formulating and writing their own opinion. • Unit to emphasise the benefits of “showing not telling” in creative writing. Engaging the senses through writing by way of enhancing our work and creating an emotional response in the reader. • A study of alternative writing forms. For example Author Jack Kerouac – a closer look at spontaneous prose. • The importance of editing our work. – How to spot errors quickly and using fewer words to say the same thing in order to get our point across in a more effective and appropriate manner. • Creating a real life character and writing them into a fictional story. Character development / creating believable backstories. ** This unit is part of a larger overall creative assignment on script writing. Students will learn how to write a short movie script • Current affairs and writing. Students will discuss a current global affair, read a series of texts about the situation and then write a paper, coherently giving their opinion. • Correct writing format when typing. Proper use of paragraphs, spacing etc. • Brainstorming and encouraging students to use a wide variety of vocabulary and phrases. Understanding that there are multiple ways of saying the same thing through using more advanced, emotive, and effective vocabulary. • Brainstorming ideas prior to writing – diagrams / topic areas / examples – by way of organising thoughts. • Taking notes at an academic level (whether it be through reading or listening) and then formulating ideas based on notes. • Linking ideas – cause and result (for example: because, as a result, therefore, so, consequently, thereby) • Writing in the passive voice
