However, the schedule is designed to minimize homework and maximize classwork time. Students will learn to use both watercolor and acrylic paint, including learning to stretch and prepare their own canvases. ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Students become proficient in screenwriting, directing for film, post-production editing techniques, and they showcase their creative work in an annual film festival for the Head-Royce community. mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; This course is the second part of a sequence that spreads the traditional content of an Algebra I course over two years and also includes pre-algebra content. Through its rigorous and challenging courses, the School seeks to inspire in students: a lifelong love of learning and commitment to academic excellence
Prerequisite: Algebra 1B or Advanced Topics, or Algebra I if coming from another school as a 9th grader. The rest of the year is more text-based, and students hone their close-reading skills and analytical writing skills while reading short stories and novels. Upper School Division Coordinator We will also examine fracture mechanics and failure analysis, with some real life case studies like Liberty Ship failures and the new Bay Bridge bolts. As Head of the Upper School, I believe that our school is unique, not just because of our history and facilities, but because of something vital that develops in the relationships between teachers and students. Classwork emphasizes speaking and listening skills, while home study concentrates on reading, writing, and vocabulary acquisition. Prerequisite: French IV or French AP Language. 7th grade English asks students to think about growing up and figuring out who they are in a world they cant always control. SCIENCE 8 Therefore, this course will dive into the literature, the music, the history, the science, the art and architecture, the cultural components, the political systems, the public policy, and the demographic and economic statistics of Oakland. This ensemble is an introductory course focusing on performing jazz music written for small and large groups. The course covers all the material noted in the Middle School French A and B courses at an accelerated pace. Calculator Requirement: TI-83+ or TI-84. How do literature and culture contribute to or complicate that idea? Students will use introductory differential and integral calculus throughout the course. Prerequisites: Conceptual Physics or Chemistry and Biology. English derivatives from Latin roots receive special attention. PRE-CALCULUS Examples of activities include measuring plant growth in the garden, mapping where endangered animals live around the world, or looking for hidden treasures. Students will sit for the Advanced Placement exam. Text: Discovering Geometry, 4th ed., Michael Serra (2008), Key Curriculum Press Bring your hiking boots! Students are asked to do a fair amount of independent learning and are expected to have a desire to put in extra time as well as possess superior skills of symbolic manipulation. Students who enroll in this course are expected to take the French Language We open by reading authors like George Orwell and Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon and Aim Csaire, Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzalda, and Joy Harjo and Robin Wall Kimmerer all of whom help us see the West as a construction with certain blind spots, gaping holes, and sever challenges to genuine social justice. This course provides an overview of the skills needed to be a filmmaker and visual storyteller. David Orr, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect Students will examine the social impact of algorithms and software on privacy, censorship, innovation, and other sometimes contentious matters in the modern world. The Ceramicists will be exploring various traditional methods of working with clay, including: hand-building, coil work, throwing on the wheel, and glazing. All of the students learn what it takes to maintain a working studio and how to effectively work in community with others. Using memoir, fiction, and poetry as a window into themes of identity, nationality, race, sexuality and gender, we will examine the human search for self-acceptance and understanding of oneself in society. New Teacher Tool: Curriculum maps provide new teachers with road maps for their courses and connect them to curriculum and faculty within the division and others at their grade level. Students will also learn to use different filmmaking techniques, such as green screen and lighting techniques. There is continued exploration of Roman history and culture through selected readings, projects, and presentations. PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY In addition, students will be able to draw upon a broad assortment of techniques from both analog and digital photography (from the 19th century to the present), as best suit the nature of their particular thematic concerns. mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; SPANISH I The basic grammar includes the first to third declensions, all four conjugations in both active and passive voices, four of the six tenses, noun-adjective agreement, and personal and relative pronouns. Malcolm Margolin. No dance experience is required. bell hooks. ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE By the end of the program, students will have a rich knowledge of national differences and the forces of globalization that shape our changing world. (pending approval), FILMMAKING* This course meets the requirement of the College Board AP Spanish Language and Culture exam and will revolve around the five language objectives outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning of the 21st Century: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Blues City: A Walk in Oakland Text: Principles of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw released by South-Western and Cengage Learning. Prerequisite: Mandarin Chinese II or C. This is a continuing course for Middle School students who have completed the curriculum outlined for Spanish A. Algebra I also includes the study of operations with polynomials and radicals. Students read authentic media articles and essays, watch videos, listen to different types of audio resources, write essays focusing on grammatical accuracy while citing varied written and auditory sources, acquire strong conversational skills and a rich vocabulary, and gain practice understanding native speakers from a variety of Spanish-speaking regions. Does literature describe quality, difficulty, or value in a text? This course covers many of the same fundamental topics covered in AP Biology, but more time is devoted to their understanding. What places and spaces define you and why? The course will cover kinematics, Newtons laws of motion, energy and power, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion, and rotation, oscillations and gravitation. SCIENCE 6 They will begin the course by exploring a variety of drawing materials and techniques, serving as a foundation for the skills they will develop throughout the year. Freshman physical education classes meet two days a week. Advanced Placement examination in May. Text: All materials for this class are available online Class work includes communicative activities, dialogues, music, movies, student-centered paired/group practice, and exercises to reinforce vocabulary use and grammar structure in various contexts. Open to: Grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Who matters? Through oral history, historians can examine and honor the voices of those who traditionally had been relegated to the margins of society. Students will explore countries and themes of their own choosing in a final project. To foster an atmosphere of self-governance, upper school students may apply to serve one-year posts on several faculty/student committees in areas such as curriculum, diversity, STEM, and student life. DRAMA II* They also learn the basics of multimedia journalism and have the chance to work not only in writing, but also on video, audio, and photojournalism. font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; This course has been recently redesigned; its main goal is to provide a format for advancing students speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills while focusing on the study of universal and current themes from the Spanish-speaking world as well as culture. CHORUS The Upper School offers a strong and challenging college preparatory program with a variety of activities which supplement the academic curriculum. Calculator Requirement: TI-83+ or TI-84, CALCULUS (Advanced Placement AB and BC) HISTORY 12: Economics This course is a historical and cultural survey from the Classical World to the Second World War. Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II Honors Students can write or inspire activities in this class. @list l0:level7 Texts include an assortment of personal essays, poetry and memoirs from writers like Mary Oliver (poetry), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonder), Ross Gay (The Book of Delights) and Tara Westover (Educated) as well as various essays, podcasts, film excerpts and other media. SPANISH D The AP French Language and Culture course is designed for students who already have a good command of French grammar and vocabulary and are motivated to gain competence in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Homework commitments will be about sixty (60) minutes per week and will be used to complete readings and thinking about problems completed in class. THEATER PRODUCTION CLASS mso-level-text:;
Specific history electives for the 2021-2022 year will be selected from the list below and will be determined in spring 2021. By semester's end you will have acquired an appreciation for how ethical dilemmas are woven through every life path. Design, develop, and reflect on curriculum: Mapping allows teachers to articulate and refine their teaching plans. Work in advanced grammar and vocabulary allows for more conceptual written and oral communication; writing receives special emphasis at this level. A post-AP course designed for advanced Chinese language learners, this course can be taken more than once with entirely different materials forming the foundation of the coursework in alternating years, and with differentiated instruction based on the students level of proficiency. ), Prerequisite: Precalculus Honors HISTORY 12: Oakland Seminar Senior Elective: Oakland Through Many Lenses mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} During the senior year, students may take one or more of the following seminars.