Semester Overview

Grade 11 & 12
Academic Year 2017/2018

 

Grade 11

English – Grade 11

Teacher 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 I

Teacher Sam

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1
May 8-12

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
May 30 – Jun 2

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
Jul 4-7

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
Jul 31-Aug 4

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, Gay-Lussac’s Law

17
Aug 28-Sep 1

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
Sep 11-15

Review

20

Finals

 

Pre-Calculus – Grade 11
Instructor: Nate Perkins

Textbook: Precalculus 7th Edition
Larson/ Hostetler
Houghton Mifflin Company

 

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, One-to-One Property, logarithmic functions
13 Ch. 3   Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

(continued)

–          Properties of Logarithm

Change-of-base 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

–          Two-Variable Linear Systems

Substitution, elimination
17 Ch. 7   Systems of Equations and Inequalities (continued)

–          Multivariable Linear Systems

–          Partial Fractions

Back-substitution, row-echelon 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
Instructor: Nate Perkins

Textbook: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
Jerry Bobrow
Cliffs Quick Review

 

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 slope-intercept form

–          Quadratic Equations

–          Chapter 9 – 13 Test

Slope-intercept form, quadratic
19 Review
20 Finals

 

History of Liberty – Grade 11

Teacher 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 & self-assessment Assessment
39 Review
40 Finals

 

Writing – Grade 11

Teacher 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 self-created. 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 on-going 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, semi-colons, 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 back-stories.

** 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 12

Teacher 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 12

Teacher Sam

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1
May 8-12

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
May 30 – Jun 2

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
Jul 4-7

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
Jul 31-Aug 4

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 Bronsted-Lowry acids

16

Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons

·         Alkanes

·         Alkenes and Alkynes

·         Aromatic Hydrocarbons

(same as section titles)

Aug 28-Sep 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
Sep 11-15

Review

20

Finals

 

Pre-Calculus – Grade 12
Instructor: Nate Perkins

Textbook: Precalculus 7th Edition
Larson/ Hostetler
Houghton Mifflin Company

 

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

–          Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas

Multiple-angle formulas, power-reducing formulas, half-angle formulas, product-to-sum and sum-to-product 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 12

Teacher 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 Emperor-God

–         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

A-religion

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

A-religion
36 World

Church and State

Inalienable Rights

Religion and Government

 

37 Field Trip to local worship sites Religion
38 Class reflection & self-assessment Assessment
39 Review
40 Finals

 

Writing – Grade 12

Teacher 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 self-created. 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 on-going 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, semi-colons, 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 back-stories.

** 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

 

 

 

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