Semester Overview

Grade 8
Academic Year 2018/2019

 
G8 Cover

English

Alexandra Kern

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Introduction to English

·         Classroom rules/expectations

·         Student introductions

·         Writing workshop/project

·         Reading comprehension

 

2

Unit 1, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, order of adjectives, prefixes, prediction as a reader

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension/discussion

·         Workbook

 

Imagery

Sensory details

Cycle

Dramatic

Percent

Project

3

Unit 1, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Vocabulary words, academic words, comparison structure in sentence, understanding a “preview”

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension/discussion

·         Workbook

·         Start novel reading

 

Nonliving

Nutrients

Organism

Photosynthesis

Reproduce

Species

4

Unit 1, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, simple and compound sentences, visualization

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension/discussion

·         Workbook

·         Novel reading

 

Figurative Language

Personification

Setting

Adapt

Capable

Concluded

Rely

Route

5

Unit 1, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Vocabulary words, academic words, subject-verb agreement: simple tense, identifying the main idea and details

·         Practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Review

·         Reading comprehension/discussion

·         Novel reading

 

Atmosphere

Condensation

Evaporation

Precipitation

Vapor

Water Cycle

Available

Consist

Create

Process

Reverse

Source

6

Unit 2, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, regular and irregular past tense verbs, identifying problems and solutions

·         Practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Novel reading

Plot

Character

Point of View

Abandon

Collapse

Finally

Investigate

React

Strategy

 

7

Unit 2, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Vocabulary, usage of by-phrase in sentences, visuals

·         Workbook

·         Novel reading

 

Civilizations

Expedition

Exploration

Market

Navigator

Trade

8

Unit 2, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Vocabulary, academic words, placement of adjective in sentence, understanding cause and effect

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension/discussion

·         Workbook

·         Novel reading

Biologist

Herd

Journey

Landscape

Magnetic

Starvation

Approaches

Migrate

Sufficient

Transport

9

Unit 2, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, adverb clauses of time, making inferences

·         Practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Review

·         Reading comprehension

·         Novel reading

Simile

Metaphor

Adjust

Emphasize

Expand

Immigration

Temporary

 

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

 

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

13

Unit 3, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Key words, academic words, independent vs. dependent clauses, connecting ideas

·         Practice writing

·         Review/discussion

·         Workbook

·         Novel reading

 

Enterprise

Excelled

Famine

Satellite

Scholarship

Self-portrait

Aid

Commitment

Contribution

Global

Priority

14

Unit 3, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, gerunds, distinguishing between fact and opinion

·         Practice writing

·         Discussion/review

·         Workbook

·         Novel reading

Extended metaphor

Repetition

Stanza

Cultural

Distinctive

Interpret

Precise

Pursue

 

15

Unit 3, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Discussion/review

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Vocabulary, academic words, infinitives, predictions

·         Novel reading

Character motivation

Suspense

Considerable

Displayed

Objective

Participate

Previous

 

16

Unit 3, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Key words, academic words, expressions of quantity, asking the right questions

·         Practice writing

·         Review

·         Novel reading

 

Corporation

Engineer

Innovation

Physicist

Robotics

Theories

Affect

Attain

Awareness

Challenge

Design

17

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

18

Unit 4, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Review

·         Practice writing

·         Academic words, present perfect tense, scanning

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Novel reading

 

Fertilizer

Fossil fuels

Hybrid

Microscopic

Resources

Solar power

Alternative

Communication

Enable

Focus

Regulation

19

Review

20

Finals

English

 

Term 2

 

21

Unit 4, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Academic words, literary terms, future tense used for prediction, identifying author’s purpose

·         Practice writing

·         Review/discussion

·         Reading comprehension

·         Start readingThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Conflict

Foreshadowing

Achieve

Consequence

Impact

Incident

Injured

Outcome

 

22

Unit 4, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Academic words, vocabulary, conjunctions, proper nouns, drawing the right conclusions

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Civil rights

Federal court

Justices

Racism

Segregation

Troops

Apparent

Convince

Enormous

Integrate

Symbol

Undertake

23

Unit 4, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, nouns, pronouns, possessive adjectives, recognizing sequence

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Reading comprehension

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Rhyme

Theme

Brief

Community

Published

Residential

Section

 

24

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

25

Unit 5, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, synonyms, past perfect and simple past

·         Review/practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Discussion/Reading

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Dialogue

Flashback

Accompany

Assist

Goal

Interpreter

Locate

 

26

Unit 5, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Discussion/reading comprehension

·         Vocabulary, academic words, note taking, imperatives

·         Review

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Elevation

Geographical

Kilometer

Relief

Scale

Sea level

 

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Activities

30

Christmas Holiday

31

 

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

32

Unit 5, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Academic words, vocabulary, compound words, modals

·         Practice writing

·         Workbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Harvest

Independence

Missionaries

Ranching

Settlers

Maintain

Survey

Tradition

Ultimate

Widespread

33

Unit 5, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Literary terms, academic words, onomatopoeia and hyperbole, comparatives and superlatives

·         Workbook

·         Reading comprehension

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Instruct

Invisible

Partnership

Rigid

Substitute

Unique

 

34

 

REVIEW / PROJECTS / WRITING WORKSHOP

 

35

Unit 6, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Literary terms, academic words, compare and contrast, antonyms, modals

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Myth

Hero

Heroine

Despite

Enforce

Manipulate

Occupy

Restore

Role

36

Unit 6, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Key words, academic words, participial adjectives

·         Review/discussion

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Constellations

Discoveries

Galaxy

Phenomenon

Solar system

Telescope

 

37

Unit 6, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Discussion/review

·         Literary terms, academic words, punctuation for quoted speech

·         Workbook

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Science fiction

Conferring

Evidently

Occurrence

Version

Visible

 

38

Unit 6, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Workbook

·         Review/discussion

·         Key words, academic words, word roots, cause and effect structures

·         Practice writing

·         Reading for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Axis

Equator

Equinox

Hemisphere

Rotation

Solstice

Parallel

Parameters

Phase

Revolves

Sphere

Transmits

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Science

Ian Innocenti

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Introduction to body systems

To describe the functions of the body systems, including how they work together to maintain homeostasis.

Homeostasis

2

The skeletal and muscular systems

Explain how the skeletal and muscular systems work together to allow movement of the body.

Skeletal system, ligament, joint, muscular system, tendon

3

The circulatory and respiratory systems

To relate structures of the circulatory and respiratory systems to their functions in the body.

 Cardiovascular system, blood, lymph, lymphatic system, lymph node, artery, capillary, vein, pharynx, respiratory system, larynx, trachea, bronchi, alveoli

4

The digestive and excretory systems

To relate the parts of the digestive and excretory systems to their roles in the body.

Digestive system, enzyme, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, large intestine, excretory system, urine, kidney, nephron

5

The nervous and endocrine systems

To relate the structures of the nervous and endocrine systems to their functions in the body.

Nervous system, dendrite, endocrine system, neuron, brain, gland, axon, spinal cord, hormone

6

The reproductive system

To relate the structures of the reproductive system to its functions within the body.

Sperm, ovary, placenta, testes, uterus, umbilical cord, penis, vagina, fetus, egg, embryo

7

The immune system

To explain how the immune system fights infection

Pathogen, T cell, immunity, B cell, vaccine, immune system, antibody, macrophage

8

Infectious disease

To compare types of infectious agents that may infect the human body.

Non-infectious disease, infectious disease, antibiotic, antiviral drug

9

Nutrition and fitness

To understand how healthy habits, such as eating proper nutrients and physical fitness, help a person live a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition, nutrient, diet, overweight, obesity, eating disorder, physical fitness

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

Earth’s spheres

To describe Earth’s spheres and their interactions and explain the energy budget.

Earth system, geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, energy budget.

13

Weathering

To analyze the effects of weathering on the Earth’s surface and give examples.

Weathering, physical weathering, chemical weathering, abrasion, oxidation, acid precipitation

14

Erosion and deposition by water

To relate the processes of erosion and deposition by water to the landforms that result from these processes.

Erosion, deposition, floodplain, delta, alluvial fan, groundwater, shoreline, beach, sandbar, barrier island

15

Geologic change over time

To explain how Earth materials, such as rock fossils and ice show that Earth has changed over time.

Uniformitarianism, fossil, trace fossil, climate, ice core.

16

Minerals

To describe the basic structure of minerals and identify different minerals by using their physical properties.

Mineral, element, atom, compound, matter, crystal, streak, cleavage, luster

17

The rock cycle

To describe the series of processes and classes of rocks that make up the rock cycle.

Weathering, erosion, deposition, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, rock cycle, uplift, subsidence, rift zone

18

Three classes of rocks

To describe the formation and classification of the three types of rocks.

Rock, composition, texture

19

Review

20

Finals

Science

 

Term 2

 

21

Earth’s layers

To identify Earth’s compositional and physical layers and describe their properties.

Core, crust, mantle, convection, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere.

22

Plate tectonics

To explain the theory of plate tectonics and plate movements and identify the geologic events caused by this.

Pangaea, convection, sea-floor spreading, divergent boundary, convergent boundary, transform boundary, plate tectonics, tectonic plates.

23

Scout camp

24

Mountain building

To describe how the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates causes mountain building.

 Deformation, compression, tension, shear stress, folding, fault.

25

Volcanoes

To describe various kinds of volcanoes and eruptions including where they occur and how they change Earth’s surface.

Volcano, magma, lava, vent, tectonic plate, hot spot

26

Earthquakes

To describe the causes of earthquakes and to identify where earthquakes happen.

Earthquake, epicenter, focus, fault, elastic rebound, deformation, tectonic plate boundary.

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Waves

To be able to distinguish between types of waves based on medium and direction of motion.

Wave, medium, longitudinal wave, transverse wave, mechanical wave, electromagnetic

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Properties of waves

To identify characteristics of a wave and describe wave behavior.

Wave, amplitude, wavelength, wave period, frequency, hertz, wave speed.

32

Sound waves and hearing

To describe what sound is, describe its properties and explain how humans hear it.

Pitch, loudness, decibel, sound wave, longitudinal wave, Doppler effect

33

Interactions of sound waves

To describe how sound waves interact and how they can cause echoes and sonic booms.

Echo, resonance, interference

34

Sound technology

To describe how sound technology is used to extend human senses.

Echolocation, ultrasound, sonar

35

The electromagnetic spectrum

To distinguish among parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Radiation, ultraviolet, electromagnetic spectrum, infrared

36

Interactions of light

To explain how light and matter can interact.

Transparent, absorption, refraction, translucent, reflection, scattering, opaque

37

Mirrors and lenses

Describe the way that lenses and mirrors form images.

Virtual image, converge, convex, lens, concave, real image, diverge

38

Light waves and sight

To explain how the eye functions and works with the brain to produce vision.

Cornea, retina

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Algebra I

Neill Dixon

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

1.      Intro: Grade 7 review; Unit 1 what you need to know

2.    Unit I

–Rational and Irrational Numbers: Decimalsß-> Fractions;

3.      Square Roots and Cube Roots

-Estimating irrational numbers

4.      Sets of Real Numbers

-Classifying real numbers; sets and subsets

5.      Ordering Real Numbers:

-Comparing and ordering real numbers

 

 

Unit 1 Real Numbers

Rational numbers, square root, principal square root, perfect square, cube root, perfect cube

Real numbers

 

 

2

1.      Review for Unit I quiz

Project: Venn depicting real numbers system

2.    Unit II

-Intro to Exponents and Scientific Notation

-Are you ready?  Hone those Grade 7 skills.

3.      Integer exponents – patterns and properties

4.      Scientific notation with positive powers of 10

5.      Scientific notation with negative powers of 10

 

Unit 2 Exponents and Scientific Notation

Base, exponent, integers, power, standard notation, scientific notation, whole number

3

1.      Operations with scientific notation

Multiplication and division

Using SN with a calculator

2.      Review for Unit II quiz

3.      Unit II Test.

Scientific notation project: space distances or molecular distances

4.    Unit III

-Proportional relationships tables, equations, and graphs

5.      Rates of change and slope

 

Unit 3 Proportional Relationships

Constant, equivalent ratios, proportion, rate, ratios, unit rates, constant of proportionality, proportional relationship, rate of change, slope

4

       1.   Interpreting the Unit Rate as Slope

-Graphing proportional relationships

-Using slopes to compare unit rates

2.    Review and Test for Unit III

3.      Intro and review skills for Unit IV: finding the difference and graphing points

4.    Unit IV

Representing Liner nonproportional relationships

Using tables/using graphs

5.      Determining slope and y-intercept

 

 

Unit 4 Nonproportional Relationships

Ordered pair, proportional relationship, rate of change, slope, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, linear equation, slope-intercept form, y-intercept

5

1.      More slope and y-intercept plotting and calculating

2.      Graphing linear nonproportional relationships using slope and y-intercept

3.      Further graphing

4.      Proportional v nonproportional situations

5.      Further exercises

6

1.      Review and quiz for Unit IV

2.    Unit V: Writing linear equations from situations and graphs

-In slope-intercept form, from a graph, from a description

3.      Writing linear equations from a table

4.      Extra r practice – writing equations and graphing

5.      Linear relationships and bivariate data

Unit 5 Writing Linear Equations

Linear equation, ordered pair, proportional relationship, rate of change, slope-intercept form, bivariate data, nonlinear relationship

7

1.      Review for unit quiz

2.      Quiz and graphing project (TBA)

3.      Review skills needed for Unit VI

Indentifying and Representing Functions

-Mapping, tables, graphs

4.      Draw a function machine project

5.      Comparing functions

Unit 6 Functions

Function, input, linear function, output

8

1.      Analyzing graphs

2.      Review

3.      Test and games

9

-Troubleshoot potential individual issues on above materials, assign individual work.

-Make up lost days or catch up.

-Algebra project (TBA)

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

1.      Prep for Unit VII

-common denominators, decimals by powers of 10

2.      Unit VII: Solving Equation and Systems of Equations

Equations with Variable on Both Sides

3.      Equations with Rational Numbers

4.      Equations with the Distributive Property

5.      Equations with Many Solutions or No Solution

Unit 7 Vocabulary:

Algebraic expression, coefficient, common denominator, constant, equation, integers, least common multiple, operations, solution, variable

 

13

1.       Solving Linear Equations Week

-worksheets galore

-computer lab?

-Bingo!

2.       Review and quiz

14

1.      Prep for Unit VIII

simplify algebraic expressions, graph linear equations

Unit VIII Solving Systems of Linear Equations

2.      Solving systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

3.      Solving Systems by Substitution

4.      Solving Systems of Elimination

5.      Solving systems by Elimination with Multiplication

Unit 8 Vocabulary:

Solution of a system of equations, system of equations

15

1.      Solving Special systems

2.      Review

3.      Test

16

Week of solving Linear Equations: worksheets, games, practice, practice, practice

17

Intro to quadratics

18

Quadratics practice

19

Review

20

Finals

 

Health

Kaitland Grassing

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Orientation welcome

–          Go over course objectives of semester

–          What is health? (group ice breaker)

 

Chapter 1: Changes in Teens (Lesson 1)

–          Development in teenagers

–          Discuss and evaluate the changes in teens

 

 

Health development (emotional, spiritual, physical, mental), intellectual development

2

Chapter 1: Changes in Teens (Lesson 2)

–          Factors affecting development in teenagers

–          Discuss diet and development in teens, socioeconomic factors in teen development

 

Socioeconomic, support system, peers,

3

Chapter 1: Changes in Teens (Lesson 3)

–          Promoting growth and development

–          Discuss how diet, activities and positive behaviors are related to health in teens

–          Review questions and discuss (p. 10)

 

Positive thinking, sleep, positive development

4

Chapter 2: Sexuality and Teens (Lesson 1)

–          Sexuality

–          Analyze factors influencing attitudes about sexual matters

 

Sexuality, sexual orientation,

5

Chapter 2: Sexuality and Teens (Lesson 2)

–          Possible consequences of sexual activity in teens

–          Analyze problems and effects of sexual activity in teens

 

Premarital sexual activity, consensual sex, abortion laws,

6

Chapter 2: Sexuality and Teens (Lesson 3)

–          Safe sex and contraception

–          Explain and discuss methods of self-protection, avoidance of risky sexual behavior, including STIs, unwanted pregnancy and AIDS

–          Discuss chapter questions (p. 19)

 

STIs, STDs, AIDS, HIV, contraception methods (pills, patches, IUDs, injections, contraceptive rings, condoms, cups, sponges)

7

Chapter 3: Gender Equality (Lesson 1)

–          Gender roles

–          Analyze gender roles, gender equality and importance of gender roles in a social setting

–          Discuss careers and gender roles, typical and atypical careers for genders

 

Biological, physiological characteristics, primary and secondary sexual characteristics,

8

Chapter 3: Gender Equality (Lesson 2)

–          Gender equality

–          Analyze the prevalence of gender equality, UN data and goals of gender equality

Gender equality, rights, literacy, parliament (government), economy,

9

Chapter 3: Gender Equality (Lesson 3)

–          Promoting gender equality

–          Discuss ways to actively promote gender equality and future outlooks

–          Review questions chapter p. 26

 

Review terms from chapter 3

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 4: Mental and Physical Health (Lesson 1)

–          Mental health and physical health

–          Analyze the relationship between mental and physical health

–          Discuss prevalence and data of mental health from WHO

–          Cancer patients and mental health, a study case

 

Mental health, mental disability, mental illness,

13

Chapter 4: Mental and Physical Health (Lesson 2)

–          Characteristics of good health

–          Discuss and list characteristics of good physical and mental health

–          Activity group how to contribute to good mental and physical health

 

Physical and mental health, BMI, energy intake/outtake,

14

Chapter 4: Mental and Physical Health (Lesson 3)

–          Signs of mental health problems

–          Discuss and analyze prevalence of mental health issues in Thailand and globally

–          Review the common signs and symptoms of various mental disorders

–          Discuss how to accurately communicate with those with mental health problems

 

Mental disability, psychosis, anxiety disorder, depression,

15

Chapter 4: Mental and Physical Health (Lesson 4)

–          Improving our mental health

–          Actively discuss methods for positive overall health

–          Review questions (p. 35)

 

Balanced-diet, regular physical fitness,

16

Chapter 5: Improving Physical Fitness (Lesson 1)

–          Physical fitness

–          Define the characteristics and behaviors of those who are physically fit

–          Analyze the components of physical fitness

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, exercise, recreational sports, leisure activity, balance, coordination, agility, power, reaction time, speed

17

Chapter 5: Improving Physical Fitness (Lesson 2)

–          Measuring our physical fitness

–          List and describe accurately the five components of health related fitness

–          Discuss components and significance of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition

–          Analyze various measurements of physical fitness (p. 42-46)

–          Physical fitness test (~20min) Individual testing of 30-second sit up test and recordings

 

cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition

18

Chapter 5: Improving Physical Fitness (Lesson 3)

–          Improving our physical fitness

–          Discuss ways to improve physical fitness, including a sample workout

–          Discuss and evaluate the intensity levels of exercise

–          Practice: Sample workout squats, lunges, pushups, bird dog (~10min)

–          List and discuss the components of a healthy lifestyle (p. 52)

 

Fitness goal, weekly workout, vigorous, casual, resting and active heart rate,

19

Review

20

Finals

Health

 

Term 2

 

21

Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 6: Managing Stress and Emotions (Lesson 1)

–          Emotions

–          Evaluate moods, emotions, and methods of emotional management

–          Develop strategies for mood regulation throughout the teen years and management of emotions

–          Discuss the importance of emotions and the effects of emotions

 

Emotions, physiological response, happiness, joy, amusement, love, gratitude, envy, sadness, fear, loneliness, shame, guilt

22

Chapter 6: Managing Stress and Emotions (Lesson 2)

–          Stress

–          Analyze stress, sources and management of stress

–          Analyze and discuss the causes and signs of stress

–          Learn how to manage stress, how to develop positive attitudes, relaxation techniques

–          Practice: Relaxation techniques (p.67)

–          Review group questions chapter (p. 71)

 

Stress, de-stress, positive stress, emotional support, attitudes, relaxation, optimism,

23

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 1)

–          Health care services

–          Choose proper health care service, define and distinguish each service

–          Discuss the aims of health care services in Thailand and globally

 

WHO, health services, doctors, nurses, paramedics, specialist doctors, levels of care (primary, secondary, tertiary)

24

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 2)

–          Traditional Thai medicine

–          Discuss various types of Thai and traditional medicines

–          Analyze the traditional ingredients commonly used in Thai medicine

–          Analyze the importance of TTM in Thai culture and daily life

–          Discuss common TTM products for various health problems

 

TTM, medicinal plants, Thai massage, hot herbal compress, Thai practice of (healthy body, healthy mind and healthy lifestyle)

25

Chapter 7: Health care services (Lesson 3)

–          Choosing health care services

–          Discuss and list common first aid essentials

–          Analyze the various over-the-counter pills and medicines for common mild illnesses

–          Discuss the various types of doctors and specialists

–          Analyze proper event for medical services and medical emergencies (list various situations)

–          Review chapter group discussion (p. 80)

 

Medicine, painkillers, antacids, antiseptics, bandages, antihistamines, doctor specialists (anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, oncologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists

26

Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 1)

–          Technology

–          Analyze effects of technological applications in health

–          Discuss technological advancements in medical field

 

Technology, conference, data, GMOs,

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Show Preparation

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Go over course objectives of semester

 

Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 2)

–          Technology and health care

–          Analyze various technologies that allow us to further medical sciences and human development

–          Discuss treatment of cancers and cardiovascular disease

–          Discuss various technologies commonly used to improve quality of life of health-impaired individuals

 

Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, MRI, stint

32

Chapter 8: Technology and Health (Lesson 3)

–          Technology and health issues

–          Analyze technology, our physical fitness and relation to phones, computers and personal technology

–          GMOS. GM foods and future outlooks, health concerns with GM foods and industry

–          Review group Qs chapter (p. 93)

 

GMOs, genetically modified ingredients, repetitive stress

33

Chapter 9: Drug rehabilitation (Lesson 1 & 2)

–          Dangers of drug abuse

–          Narcotic addict rehabilitation

–          Specify methods, factors and sources of drug use and abuse

–          Identify dangers of all drug use, and how to develop a healthy attitude towards drug use

 

Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, hallucinations, addiction, tolerance

34

Chapter 9: Drug rehabilitation (Lesson 3 &4)

–          Overcoming drug addiction

–          Drug rehabilitation centers available in Thailand

–          Discuss efficacy and importance of rehab

–          How to overcome drug dependency

–          Review chapter Qs discussion (p. 103)

 

Drug addiction, drug dependency, rehabilitation, withdrawal, detoxification,

35

Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 1)

–          Risky behavior

–          Explain risky behavior, and how to avoid dangerous situations

–          Brain development and decision making in teens: A prospective view on impulsive behavior and frontal lobe development

–          Assess the types of risky behaviors and implications

 

Risk-taking, risky behavior, fighting, brain development

36

Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 2)

–          Avoiding risky behaviors and situations

–          Discuss the short term and long term effects of engaging in risky behavior

–          List and discuss various healthy behaviors that will promote the avoidance of risky behavior

 

Decision-making process,

37

Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 3)

–          Life Skills

–          Define life skills, and analyze various methods of developing self-awareness and empathy for others

–          Discuss decision making skills and problem solving abilities

–          Discuss various scenarios and how to cope with emotions and stress

–          Discuss and group practice how to promote creative thinking and critical thinking skills

 

Empathy, self-awareness, creative thinking, coping skills,

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Chapter 10: Risky Behavior (Lesson 3 con.t)

–          Life Skills

–          Discuss refusal skills in risky behavior, including various scenarios quiz

–          Analyze the importance of saying “no”, and to promote confidence in healthy behaviors in teens

–          Review group questions chapter (p. 115)

 

Refusal skills, sexual harassment, peer pressure, deviancy, troubled youth

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Reading

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Introduce Procedures and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         How “bell work” works

·         Student supplies

·         Student Interest Survey

·         Rubric Quiz

·         Purpose of the reading journal.

·         Create flexible groups.

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Violent, sable, chivalry, hermit, breathlessly

2

Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as: (Same as first week) Violent, sable, chivalry, hermit, breathlessly

3

Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         King Arthur and His Knights Quiz

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Beamed, defeated, amused, affection, merciful

4

Continue The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter

Choose 5 from the reading, such as:

Injured, surrendered, refreshments, competitor, committed

5

Finish Book and Begin King Arthur Movie

In class:

·         Read aloud and discuss reflection questions

·         Begin the movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework:

·         Choose project option

·         Begin working individually or with partners

Choose 5 from the reading

6

Finish King Arthur and Prepare Projects

In class:

·         Finish the movie

·         Explain book project options (illustrated timeline, skit, class presentation, graphic novel, poem or an essay)

·         One period to work on the project

Homework:

·         Complete the project

Choose 5 from the reading

7

Present Projects and Introduce The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Present/turn in King Arthur Project

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 1-3

All the keywords in the margins of the book. There are a bunch.

8

Finish Reading The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Describe which character you would be in the story and why.

Class/Homework:

·         Add new character and setting descriptions

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 4-8

All the keywords in the margins of the book. There are a bunch.

9

Watch The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Finish Watch movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework: Look over reading and movie notes

Choose five words from the movie.

10

Review: The Wizard of Oz and King Arthur

11

Midterms

12

Introduce Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter (1-6)

Privately, surrounded, orchards, imagination, orphanage

13

Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Anne of Green Gables Quiz 1

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 7-11.

Embarrass, distressed, brooch, confessed, exception

14

Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the Class/Homework and reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 12-18.

marveling, frilly, disobedient, inconsolable, affliction

15

Continue Anne of Green Gables

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the Class/Homework and reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Continue character and setting descriptions.

·         Summarize the main idea for each chapter 18-23.

dreadful, interfere, offending, epoch, scornfully

16

Introduce The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         How “bell work” works

·         Student supplies

·         Student Interest Survey

·         Rubric Quiz

·         Purpose of the reading journal.

·         Create flexible groups.

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

Class/Homework:

·         Write character and setting descriptions.

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 1-3

rivalry, astonished

17

Finish Reading The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Read aloud

·         Discuss the reflection questions in groups.

·         Describe which character you would be in the story and why.

Class/Homework:

·         Add new character and setting descriptions

·         Write a Chapter Summary for Chapters 4-8

Choose five words that come up in the movie.

18

Watch The Wizard of Oz

In class:

·         Finish Watch movie

·         Answer the movie notes

Class/Homework: Look over reading and movie notes

19

Review

20

Finals

 

Grade 8 | 2018/19 Semester 1 | Plan

 

Grade 8 will continue to work from Cambridge book.  They will start analysing writing methods more.  All genres of writing will have been looked at by the end of Semester 1.  The Grammar, Punctuation, and Pathways sections will have been completed by the end of Semester 1 also.  Going into Semester 2, students will start looking at opinion essays (this unit will take a whole quarter).

 

Grade 8 | Semester 1 | Quarter 1
Week 1 A • Semester breakdown, rules, grading, curriculum, Questionnaire
B • Paper Tower Building (Team Building)

Analysing Reading & Writing 1 – Responding to fiction or descriptive text

Week 2 A • Free Writing topic 1

• Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story

B • Analysing Reading & Writing 2 – Writing Fiction or description

• Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story

Week 3 A • Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story
B • Imaginative Writing – Writing a suspense story
Week 4 A • Free Writing topic 2

Analysing Reading & Writing 1 – Responding to non fiction or descriptive text

B • Writing a description of a journey (Travel Writing)
Week 5 A • Writing a description of a journey
B • Writing a description of a journey
Week 6 A • Writing a description of a journey
B • Free Writing topic 3

Analysing Reading & Writing 2 – Task, Purpose and audience

Week 7 A • Writing a persuasive Speech
B Analysing Reading & Writing 3 – Choosing the right language & sentence structures

• Writing a persuasive speech

Week 8 A • Free Writing Topic 4

Analysing Reading & Writing 4 – Sentence Structure & effect

B • Writing a persuasive speech
Week 9 A Speech presentations
B ** Missing work handed in this week

 

Grade 8 | Semester 1 | Quarter 2
Week 1 A • Free Writing Topic 1

Review Analysing Reading & Writing Non-fiction – 1,2,3,4

B • Persuasive Article

• Paragraph development

Week 2 A • Persuasive Article
B • Persuasive Article
Week 3 A • Free Writing Topic 2

• Persuasive Article

B • Persuasive Article
Week 4 A • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script
B • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script
Week 5 A • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script

 

B • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script

 

Week 6 A • Imaginative Writing – Writing Script

 

B • Bringing Writing to Life – Making the short movie
Week 7 A • Bringing Writing to Life – Making the short movie
B • Watch students short movies

 

  1. Writing Styles / Genres:

** Remember: Plan, check, asses. Follow this structure always with your writing!

  • a journey (Oxford book)
  • Writing a biography (Oxford book)
  • Writing a myth of origin (Oxford book)
  • Descriptive: a photograph (assignment)
  • Biography (Oxford book)
  • Persuasive speech (Oxford)
  • Persuasive article (Oxford book)
  • Opinion Essay (Semester 2)
  1. Writing Fiction (AQA GCSE FOUNDATION TIER PDF)
  • Writing script – turn into film.
  • Writing Prose. Inc suspense story from Oxford book. Bridge this with Halloween scary writing.
  • Writing Poetry / Haiku
  • Writing a Science Fiction Story (Oxford)

1 & 2. Grammatical & Punctuation elements: Work through Oxford book from time to time as grammar refresher (1 element every two weeks, inc. 1 x error correction pop up test re. each element)

Free Writing: 1 x 20 minute piece every 2 weeks. 

  1. Analysing Reading and Writing (Oxford book)

– Responding to non-fiction or factual writing

– Task purpose & audience

– Choosing the right language and sentence structure

 

6.Pathways Section (Semester 2, Quarter 3)

– Things to look out for in writing and how to improve for the future.

 

Computer

Kevin Gorospe

 

Term 1

 

Week

Topic

Objective

1

What is MS PowerPoint?

Introduction to MS PowerPoint

Different Parts of MS PowerPoint

2

Parts of MS PowerPoint

Toolbars

Toolbars and its functions

3

Design Application

Design

Learners are able to learn to apply different designs on their presentation

4

Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Insert Objects i.e. Pictures, Online Pictures

5

Insert Toolbar

Insert Objects

Insert Textbox and WordArt

Explain the difference of the two

6

Transition Toolbar

Insert Transition

Insert Transition in each slides for a better presentation

7

Transition Toolbar

Insert Transition

Different effect of transition using Effect Options

8

Animation Toolbar

Insert Animation

Insert Animation in an object i.e. Picture, Shapes, and Text

Difference between Transition and Animation

9

Animation Toolbar

Insert Animation

Different animation effect using Effect Options and adding more than 1 action in an object

10

Review Review and familiarization of all the previous lessons

11

Midterms

12

DIY Presentation Discuss and explain the objectives of this presentation

Teacher will present an example

13

DIY Presentation Learners will look for a DIY topic and explain it

i.e. Materials needed and the procedures

14

DIY Presentation Assessment and completion of the presentation

15

DIY Presentation One by one presentation of the learner’s DIY Topics

16

DIY Presentation Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

17

Insert Toolbar

Insert Audio File

Learners will learn how to insert an audio file

Converting Youtube to MP3

18

Insert Toolbar

Insert Audio File

Audio Tools

Playback

How to play the audio file across the slides

19

Review (Transitions Timing) Duration

Advance Slide

Difference between “On mouse click and After”

20

Finals Familiarization of the previous lessons before moving onto the next presentation

Computer

 

Term 2

 

21

Tribute Discuss and show an example of a tribute

22

Tribute Learners will think of a person they want to give their tribute

23

Tribute Timing

Explain how to move slide to the next slide

24

Tribute Applying all objects together and attempt to play the presentation

25

Tribute Assessment and preparation of the Tribute Presentation

26

Tribute Completion of the Tribute Presentation

27

Tribute One by one presentation of the learner’s Tribute

28

Tribute Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

29

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Critics Discuss and show example of a critics i.e. Movie Critics, TV Shows/Series Analist Reviewer, MTV DJ, Etc.

32

Critics Learners should think and list down their Top 5 Favorite

i.e. Movies, TV Shows, Music, Artist, Anime, Games, Etc.

 

33

Critics Learners should tell their opinions about their favorite and why they recommended it

34

Critics Assessment and preparation of their TOP 5 FAVORITE

35

Critics Assessment and completion of the project

36

Critics One by one presentation of the learner’s TOP 5 FAVORITE

37

Critics Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

38

Critics Continuation of the presentation for the remaining learners

39

Review (Compilation of all the presentations) Learners should compile all of their presentations

40

Finals (Presentation Submission) Submit all presentations

 

 

 

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