Eagle Valley Course Offerings

COURSE OFFERING DESCRIPTIONS

AGRICULTURE AG 9-2 Semesters prerequisite-none This class is the foundation class in agriculture. We will touch on many different topics in this class. Learn about meat, milk and marketing. Learn about crops and weeds. Study trees and wildlife habits, and build wood projects. Some time will be spent in the shop.

YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP-(12), 1/2 Credit, for 2 hours per day for 1 Semester, prerequisite-none. Any senior in good academic standing is now eligible for the Youth Apprenticeship program. You must registered for Leadership (1st Semester) and Ag Marketing (2nd Semester) to qualify to take work release. You should also have a job or fill out an interest inventory sheet from the instructor. Students will be placed in a business or farm job according to their interests. Students may be dismissed early from school to go to work. The object of the program is to teach record keeping skills and give students an edge in getting a job in the world of work, or techs/colleges. Grades are based on work hours and skills attained in the classroom and at the workplace. Record keeping is a must. Evaluations from your employer are also utilized in the overall grade.

AG MECHANICS--(1O-12), Spring, 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none. Learn how to weld using arc, gas and the wire feed. Students will also learn basic electricity, plumbing and tool repair. Shop safety will be monitored. Students will be required to have or purchase a small socket set for use on their lab work.

AG POWER AND EQUIPMENT--(10-12), Fall/Spring-2 Semesters, 1 Credit, prerequisite-none. This course deals with the machinery and equipment used in the agriculture industry. Students will learn how the specific equipment operates, its uses and how to repair it. Other topics include: horse power, engines and hydraulics. Students may repair their own machinery or equipment. Students will be required to have or purchase a small socket set for use on their lab work.

HORTICULTURE--(1O-12), Fall. 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none.(Offered in 2009-10) Learn about plants such as flowers, shrubs and gardens. Topics include identification, fertilizers, insects, growing media, greenhouses and bouquets. Students will also set up a hydroponics (growing plants without soil) lab. Upon completion of this course students may be eligible for 2 Credits at some area tech colleges. This class also qualifies as a science requirement for entrance into the University of Minnesota.

AQUACULTURE 1--(9-12), Spring, 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none(Offered 2009-10) Be part of the Aqua Valley Fish Farm. Students will be involved in the raising of fish, water quality, and system design. Students will be an active participant in the actual buying, raising and marketing of fish. Upon completion of this course students may be eligible for 2 Credits at some area tech colleges. This class also qualifies as a science requirement for entrance into the University of Minnesota.

NURSERY LANDSCAPE--(1O-12), Spring, 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none.(Offered in 2009-10) Students will learn how to landscape a house or business. Topics include: trees, shrubs, grasses and how they relate to artistic design, eye appeal and property value. Some drafting, blueprint reading, and land measuring will also be learned. Upon completion of this course, students may be eligible for 2 Credits at some area tech colleges. This class also qualifies as a science requirement for entrance into the University of Minnesota.

SMALL ANIMAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT--(9-12), Fall, 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit. (Offered in 2009-10) If you like small animals, you will want to take this course. We will be talking about many different types of small animals, safety, feeding and general care of small animals. There will be chapter tests, quizzes and many new terms to discover while reading through this text. I would also like to visit a local vet center and view the basic operations of the business. Units covered will include: Introduction, Safety, Small Animals As Pets, Animal Rights and Welfare, Careers In Small Animal Care, Nutrition And Digestive Systems, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Hamsters, Gerbils, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Fish. Grading will be as follows: Tests-40%, Quizzes- 30%, Active Participation-lO% and Independent Research-20%.

AG MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY--(10-12), Spring, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none. Articulated course with CLC Success or failure in agriculture or any business is largely determined by marketing skills. This course deals with marketing channels, market types, free enterprise systems, and the Chicago Board of Trade. Students will follow a product from producer to consumer. This class is required for those signing up for work release. NATURAL RESOURCES--(1O-12), Spring, 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite--none. Articulated course with CLC This class is the study of air, soil, trees, and water. Learn the relationships of these four categories as they relate to humans, animals and fish. Topics include: soil testing, water testing, air pollution, acid rain, Minnesota forestry, lakes, rivers, etc.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT--(10-12), Fall 1 Semester 1/2 Credit prerequisite-none. Articulated course with CLC Learn all about deer, bear, moose, small game and fish; learn about the habits, habitats, and laws affecting large game, small game, and fish. Students will also learn the biology and behaviors of these animals. It could make you a better sportsman, hunter or fisherman. Case studies include the Mille Lac Band Treaty, population controls, and hunter safety.

ADVANCED WELDING--(lO-l2) Spring, l Hr/Day, l Semester. Prerequisite: Agricultural Mechanics, 90 Hours Articulated course with CLC (Offered by Ms. Tumberg 2010) Students will plan and construct various projects using steel or aluminum in the lab for most of the semester. We will cover basic principles in our agricultural mechanics class and allow the students to create their own projects in the lab using our equipment. Students will keep busy working on projects during this class. Safety will be covered and enforced throughout the class. Performance is the basis for grading in this class. Skills learned: Gas welding, gas heating bending and cutting, arc welding mild steel, hard surfacing, tempering, mig welding mild steel and aluminum, project planning, bill of materials, painting, wiring trailers, following Minnesota laws on trailer construction. Grading: Project completion 50%; Planning Bill of Materials 25%; Cleanup/Work Hours 25%

AGRICULTURAL WELDING--(lO-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit Articulated Course with CLC -(Offered by Ms Tumberg) (2009-10) This course will include all basic welding in arc welding, brazing, gas welding, cutting torch wire feed welding along with aluminum welding, and safety on the tools and machines of the metals area. This is a project-oriented class so students signing need to have something to build and be working on during the class.

LEADERSHIP--(10-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none, Articulated course with CLC Learn how and what it takes to be a leader. Learn how to run short but effective meetings. Topics include parliamentary procedure, communication skills and other leadership activities. Students will spend ample time on self evaluation and ways to improve self image and control. If you are thinking of becoming an officer or active member in any organization in our school or life, this class is for you. This class is required for work release.

SMALL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION--(9-12), Fall. 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite-none. Learn how to build buildings both large and small. Students will construct and sell small buildings. Time will also be spent on tools, technology, land surveying and land evaluation. Electricity, plumbing and fasteners will be covered as well.

AGRONOMY (CIS-College in the Schools) - U of M Credits available (Agro1103) Fall semester 4 credit course at the U of M This is a college credit course through the U of M and will cover many aspects of plant morphology systems and diseases. We will also be doing labs down at the U of M a few times during the year. These credits will transfer to many different schools. This course is a great way to earn college credits, while attending high school. It also works as a science elective credit. Will earn 4 college credits at a cost of $153 (includes lab manual)

ANIMAL SCIENCE Spring Semester 1/2 credit, prerequisite-none This course will deal with the production and growth of large production animals, feeding nutrition, and disease prevention. We will try to incorporate hands on learning as much as possible.

ART ART 7 --1 Quarter This class will introduce students to the elements and principles of design through a variety of studio experiences. There will be approximately 6-9 assignments per quarter. These assignments will be in the areas of collage, printmaking and poster design. Students will critique their artwork through written evaluation. All art students are required to submit one piece of original art for the art show at the end of the school year.

ART 8 --1 Quarter This class will continue with studio experiences based on the elements and principles of design. Drawing with various medias will be the basis for the quarter's artwork. The students will critique their work through written evaluation at the conclusion of each lesson. All art students are required to submit one piece of original art for the art show at the end of the school year.

ART 9 --(One Semester ) Academic Standard In Visual Art Art-9 is a watercolor painting class with 4-5 paintings completed over the quarter. The styles/types of paintings are: Still-life, landscape, impressionistic, abstraction and a self-portrait. Students will critique master artwork as well as classmates and their own artwork. All art students are required to submit one or more pieces of original artwork for showing at the end of the school year.

SENIOR ART LAB 1-- (10-12), Prerequisite-Art 9 Students entering this class are given reading and note taking assignments to familiarize themselves with the vocabulary and basic guidelines in working with design-unless they have successfully taken Art 9 at Eagle Valley High School. There are 15 assigned projects that cover a variety of subject matter and medias. At the end of most assigned projects, the student must submit an evaluation/critique worksheet. All art students are required to submit original artwork for their own display at the end of the school year.

SENIOR ART LAB II Students must complete assigned work from Senior Art I, and then will be able to go onto a contract. The student's individual interests in subject matter and media develop a contract. Contracts are mutually agreed upon, by teacher and student, for the type of artwork and the dates to be completed. All art students are required to submit original artwork for their own art display at the end of the school year.

ENGLISH Requirements for 11th and 12th grade students will be as follows: 1 Semester English elective, 1Semester American Literature, 1 Semester English Literature, and 1 Semester of Comp I. Additional English classes may be taken as electives.

ENGLISH 7--1 Year Required English 7 will introduce students to the following forms of literature: short story, drama, nonfiction, and poetry. Emphasis will also be placed on becoming familiar with literary terms and elements including setting, plot, theme, characterization, imagery and foreshadowing. During the year students will be expected to learn to spell words at their level. Vocabulary development will center on context clues, and a study of prefixes and roots. Language instruction will focus on parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, and usage. A special unit on library use and research skills will also be included.

ENGLISH 8--1 Year Required English 8 students will continue to study the forms and elements introduced in Grade 7 and be introduced to a recognition of literary style and technique. The elements of grammar, sentence construction, and paragraph writing will be emphasized by incorporating skills taught into their own writing done during an autobiographical writing unit. During the year students will be expected to learn to spell words at their level and continue vocabulary study or words taken from their studies.

ENGLISH 9 1 Year Required English 9 will be primarily concerned with the fundamentals of grammar, including parts of speech, parts of the sentence, capitalization, and punctuation. These fundamentals will be stressed in basic composition, and concentration will be placed on understanding, general planning and grammatical structure of the compositions. Throughout the year students will be expected to learn to spell words at their level and to proficiently learn and use vocabulary words taken from their studies. An introduction to all of the literary types such as the short story, poetry, drama and the novel will be taught, emphasizing general, analytical comprehension, and the literary elements such as plot, theme, setting, and characterization. Students will study and use the five-paragraph essay form in preparation for the graduation standards written test.

ENGLISH 10--1 Year Required English 10 students will concentrate on improving and adequately utilizing their writing skills in creative, descriptive, and expository writing. Students will continue the study of grammar, with a particular emphasis on the practicalities of such things as capitalization, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and pronoun usage. Students will continue the study of the literary types, with a more intense concentration on the literary elements in the short story, drama, poetry, and novel. Students will be expected to learn to spell weekly words and vocabulary words of works of literature. Students will study the basic elements of speech. By the end of the speech unit, students should be able to feel at ease in front of an audience, to speak clearly and distinctly, and to deliver a well-planned speech.

READING FOR PLEASURE-(11-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9, 10 This course will concentrate on contemporary world literature including novels, short stories, plays, and poetry. Works of twentieth century authors will be chosen for this class. Students will be able to respond to the literature through discussions, essays, various oral presentations and literary analysis.

AMERICAN LITERATURE-(l1-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9 & 10 This will be a survey of American literature beginning with colonial writing and concluding with modem American writing, including a variety of authors and works. Basic composition skills will include vocabulary and thematic writing. This class will also include interpreting and evaluating literature.

CREATIVE WRITING--(11-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit prerequisite: English 9, 10 The first nine weeks will deal primarily with self expression including short story writing, poetry appreciation and writing personal essays, dramatic writing, use of proper grammar, and organization of time and topic.

ENGLISH LITERATURE--(11-12), 1 Semester2-1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9, 10 This will be a survey of English literature beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing. This will include the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Browning, Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and Shakespeare. Basic composition skills will include spelling, vocabulary and thematic writing. This course involves a large quantity of reading and analysis. College and career exploration will also be introduced.

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE--(l1-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9, 10 This class will survey basic types of children's literature including picture books, traditional, realistic fiction, fantasy, humor, biography, historical fiction, poetry, information books, and books for special interests. This course involves self-motivation, reading and annotation.

COMPOSITION-- (11-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9 & 10 This class will include basic writing skills, including sentences and paragraphs, creative writing, expository writing (short themes, essays, reports, etc.), business correspondence, resume writing, and a research. It will also include writing for a variety of purposes and situations.

MASS MEDIA-- (11-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9, 10 The first nine weeks will focus on print and electronic media and the role of media in our society. Skills to be taught will include news writing, interviewing, headline writing, sports writing, feature writing, editorials, and reinforcement of grammar, culminating in a final media presentation project and usage of video production.

JOURNALISM (11-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit, prerequisite: English 9 & 10 This class includes work experience on the yearbook and school newsletter. It will be collecting information and developing newsletters throughout the semester. It will also be responsible for working on the layout and production of the yearbook. It will include writing for various technical purposes, situations, and audiences to meet the technical writing graduation standard.

CREATIVE WRITING- 1 Semester ½ credit In this course we will explore the many different styles of writing while preparing you for college writing. You will improve your writing through writing prompts and various essays including descriptive, comparison/contrast, inanimate object, narrative, classification/division, cause/effect, exposition, argumentation, definition and a critical analysis. Through writing, editing, reviewing and publishing your writing skills will improve. This course is offered online as part of Freshwater Education District.

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES- 1 Semester ½ credit This is an online college course designed to instruct students in the principles and procedures that promote effective communication. This class is designed to cover communication theory, public speaking, interpersonal communication and small group communication. We will explore the fundamental theories of communication as well as identify and apply basic skills. Upon successful completion you will receive three college credits from Central Lakes Community College transferable to most other colleges and universities. This should fulfill most colleges' requirements for the public speaking requirement.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPANISH 1--(10-12), 2 Semester - 1 Credit This class is an introductory course in the Spanish language and culture, stressing the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Units will focus on basic topics such as food, sports, school, hobbies, and weather using the present tense. A strong background in English will help the student to be successful in this college preparatory course. Text: Realidades 1

SPANISH ll-(10-12), 2 Semester - 1 Credit A continuation of Spanish 1 in which topics will be covered more in depth. Units will focus on expanding reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through topics such as shopping, after school activities, childhood memories, and holidays. Students will continue to strengthen their usage of the present tense, and both past tenses will be introduced. In order to be admitted, students should have earned a C average or higher in Spanish 1. Text: Realidades 2

HEALTH HEALTH 7--1 Quarter Required Class will consist of learning the body system: nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, reproductive, skeletal, and muscular--how these systems are integrated into the whole physical person. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco topics are covered as well.

HEALTH 8--1 Quarter Required Class will consist of learning skills for adolescent growth. Students will learn and use five skills needed to meet the daily challenges in their lives. These skills include thinking, feeling, decision-making, communication and action. Topics include improving peer relationships, emotional development, living with stress, nutrition, strengthening family relationships, developing critical thinking skills for decision making, dealing with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, setting goals for health living, first aid and developing some potential.

HEALTH 10--1 Semester. 1/2 Credit Class will consist of learning skills and life applications for young adult's growth. Topics include first aid and CPR, wellness, issues dealing with drugs, alcohol and tobacco, strengthening social and family relationships, environmental health issues and preventative health care.

INDUSTRIAL ARTS INDUSTRIAL ARTS 7--1 Quarter, Required. INDUSTRIAL ARTS 8--1 Quarter, Required.

INDUSTRIAL ARTS 9--1 Semester ½ CREDIT This course will include the safety and proper use of all the basic tools and machines in the shop. It also includes the building of a project in the furniture area such as a coffee table, end table, and small book shelves.

ADVANCED DRAFTING 1--(10-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit This course will include drawing three-dimensional views, working drawing, oblique and isometric. This class also includes some computer drafting. The student will read an architect scale; use a t-square, triangle, and templates. This is a prerequisite for computer drafting.

INDUSTRIAL STUDY COMPUTER DRAFTING ll--(12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit. 1 to 4 students only must have taken advanced drafting first. The student will spend most of their time drawing with the computer. (Working drawing, oblique and isometric.) House floor plans will also be included.

WOOD FINISHING--(10-12), 1 Semester. 1/2 Credit.) This course will include the refinish and repair of an old or new piece of furniture. This is mostly lab. The furniture must be supplied by the student (and also finish remover). All shop 10-12 students are required to pay for all woods used, their own safety glasses and a tape measure

ADVANCED WOODWORKING--(10-12), 2 Semesters. (1 full year) 1 Credit. This course will include machine and hand tool safety. Bookwork is required. A project of any type is also required (in the woods area). It also includes a group model house project.

FURNITURE BUILDING I AND II--(9-12), 1 Semester. I/2 Credit (Technical) This course will include safety on all hand tools and machines in the shop. Bookwork is required in this class. Gun cabinets, hutches, stereo cabinets, etc. are projects that can be made in this class.

WELDING (9-12) 2 Semesters - 1 Credit Students will be shown the safety of all tools and welders. Instruction includes arc welding, gas welding, and tin welding in all positions. Cut with a torch. Run Metal working equipment and may make projects of metal and/or do school repairs that deal with metal.

MATHEMATICS 7th GRADE MATHEMATICS - 2 Semesters, Required. This is a study of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. "Theory of Numbers" is studied as we learn about prime and composite numbers, GCF (greatest common factors), LCM (least common multiple), and special checks for divisibility. We go into the study of percents and how they relate to everyday living. Integers are introduced towards the end of the Year. Geometry is developed as we study concepts of point, lines, and planes. Formulas are used to find perimeter, area, and volume of such things as rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids and circles.

8th GRADE MATHEMATICS - 2 Semesters, Required. A review of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions start the year. Ratio and proportions are discussed, along with a greater in-depth study of percents, and how they relate to everyday situations. Integers are covered in much greater detail along with graphing on the coordinate plane. Pre-algebra plays a much larger role in all areas covered as students are introduced to algebraic fractions, expressions, equations, and problem solving techniques. Geometry covered in 7th grade is expanded with an introduction to square roots.

ALGEBRA I - (8-12), 2 Semesters, 1 Credit. Algebra 1 develops the use of variable, exponential notation, graphing, and operations on polynomials over the rational and real number systems. Solutions to more difficult equations along with systems of equations are studied. Algebra is necessary for most vocational and college programs, and is a necessity to further development in mathematics. (Teacher Recommendation Required)

GEOMETRY - (9-12). 2 Semesters, 1 Credit, Prerequisites - Alg I. Geometry explains many kinds of shapes and figures that are special or have things in common. We study the relationship between points, lines, planes, and space figures. Logic plays an important part in Geometry, and we learn how to write geometric proofs. Algebra I must be completed before one enrolls in Geometry. A definite must if going on in upper level math.

ALGEBRA II - (lO-12), 2 Semesters, 1 Credit, Prerequisites - Alg I and Geometry. This course is a continuation of Algebra I. Emphasis on the "structure" of algebra is combined with systematic instruction in the "techniques" of algebra as it applies to manipulation of more complex equation and expressions. This course will help students to understand algebra as a study of the structure of the systems of real and complex numbers. A definite must for those going into science or math related fields.

TRIGONOMETRY - (11-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit. Prerequisites - Alg 1, Geometry, and Alg II. Trigonometry is the study of angles and triangles. During this course we will develop the understanding of trigonometric functions along with the graphs and inverses of these trigonometric functions. The trigonometric identities and equations will also be studied. Students will use trigonometry to solve triangles, verify trigonometric identities, and solve trigonometric equations.

PROB & STATS - (11-12), 1 Semester, 1/2 Credit. Prerequisites - AlgI, Geometry, and Alg II. Probability and Statistics is an introductory course in the area of probability and statistics. Students will learn the concepts for designing experiments and taking useful information to describe, explore, and compare data. The area of Probability is also explored and how it relates to statistics. Probability Distributions are studied along with applications using the different distributions.

CONSUMER MATH - (l1-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit. Prerequisites - Alg I and Geometry. Mathematics as it relates to business applications. This involves both basic math as well as such applications as percents, interest, profit and loss, application of spreadsheets, cost, markup, and payroll. The study of personal finance is also explored.

MUSIC MUSIC 7-1 Quarter. Required. In Music 7 the quarter is divided into Music Theory Studies and Music History. Note names, grand staff, note values, times signatures are studied. The first half of music history, including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Eras, are studied including their inventions, historical backgrounds and composers.

MUSIC 8-1 Quarter, Required In Music 8 the quarter is divided into Music Theory Studies and Music History. Further study of note values and times signatures, major scales and key signatures are studied. The second half of music history, including the Romantic, Impressionistic and Contemporary Evas, are studied with specific emphasis on American styles of music.

JUNIOR HIGH BAND--(7-8), 2 Semesters- 1 Credit This group has an opportunity to experience working with a larger group of students. Preparing for concerts and learning how to work together in rehearsals to create musical performances are emphasized. Pep Band gives an added opportunity to perform a wide variety of music. This class meets Mondays, Wednesday, and every other Friday in conjunction with Junior High Choir.

JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR (7-8), 2 Semesters.- 1 Credit This group has an opportunity to experience working with a larger group of students. Preparing for concerts and learning how to work together in rehearsals to create musical performances are emphasized. This class meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Friday in conjunction with Junior High Band.

SENIOR HIGH BAND--(9-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit This group has an opportunity to prepare for many public appearances while working together to improve the group sound. Such performances include fall and winter pep band, Veteran's Day, Christmas concerts, spring concert, graduation, Memorial Day parade and Large Group contest. Extra opportunities include participation in Solo/Small Ensemble Contest. Weekly lessons are required at the Senior High level.

SENIOR HIGH CHOIR-(9-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit This group has an opportunity to prepare for many public appearances while working together to improve their group sound. Such performances include a fall concert, Veteran's Day, Christmas concert, spring concert, graduation and Large Group contests. Extra opportunities include participation in Solo/Small Ensemble Contest and Baccalaureate. Weekly lessons are required at the Senior High level.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION All Physical Education classes are coeducational and attempt to give all students a chance to learn the basic skills and development necessary to play certain team and individual activities. Examples of the types of activities offered in these classes are softball, soccer, tennis, flag football, volleyball, rhythms, speedball, life skills and many others. Each unit is scheduled to last from 1-3 weeks and is intended to give the participant a working knowledge of the rules, strategy, and actual playing of each activity.

PHY ED 7--3 Qtrs. Required. -

PHY ED 8--3 Qtrs. Required.

PYH ED 10--1 Semester

LIFETIME FITTNESS - 11-12 - 1 Semester-1/2 Credit This class deals with study of the skeletal system and muscular system and how nutrition and fitness training benefit the development of strong bones and muscles. Students will develop a personal fitness program.

SCIENCE LIFE SCIENCE 7--1 Year. Required. This is an introductory biology course in which the students will learn basic life processes and characteristics of living organisms. Cell structure, function, and processes are studied. A brief survey is done of each of the five kingdoms of organisms. In addition units on heredity, human biology and the environment are studied.

EARTH SCIENCE 8--1 Year. Required. The earth itself and what is happening to it is the focus in this course. Studies include how rocks are formed and how forces such as water, glaciers, volcanoes, and earthquakes affect the land. Astronomy, the atmosphere and weather are also investigated.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 9--1 Y ear. An understanding of the nature and methods of science, forces, work, simple machines, mechanical advantage and power will be gained. The differences between physical and chemical changes and the ways in which matter is classified will be learned. Basic chemistry will be introduced including atomic theory, electron structure, the use of certain information in the periodic table of the elements, as well as the chemical families. The relationship between kinetic and potential energy, wavelength, mirrors and lenses will be studied.

BIOLOGY 10--1 Year 1 Credit This course explores many aspects of living organisms, human anatomy, and botany focusing on plant structure and function. . The course begins by discussing basic needs and processes of living organisms. This is followed by a section on genetics and heredity and relating the various organisms to their environment in a study of ecologyconcludes the year.

CHEMISTRY I--(10-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit. Prerequisite: 1 year of Algebra. Inorganic chemistry is the science dealing with the structure and composition of materials and the changes in composition of these materials. Examples of topics included are matter and its changes, atomic structure, electron configuration of atoms, chemical bonds, composition, and equations, gas laws, acids, and salts. Using basic algebra skills, students will learn to calculate yields and balance chemical equations. Students considering areas of science or health care as a career are strongly encouraged to take this elective science course.

CHEMISTRY II--(11-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit. Prerequisite: Chemistry I The first Semester of Chemistry II will include a short review of first year Chemistry followed by an in-depth study of acids, bases and salts, acid-base titration and pH, and oxidation and reduction reactions. In the second Semester emphasis will be on the chemistry of organic compounds. The students will be introduced to the nomenclature of organic compounds, the nature, properties and synthesize several organic compounds in the laboratory. Also included will be the role in the life process of biochemical reactions of carbohydrates, proteins, and amino acids.

MICROBIOLOGY--(11-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit. Prerequisite: Biology 10 . Limit 12 Students. Microbiology is the science concerned with living organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. This is a laboratory- oriented course, and is recommended for students interested in the biological sciences, agricultural research, health and medical related fields as well as general interests.

PHYSICS--(11-12), 2 Semesters. 1 Credit. Prerequisite: At least 1 year of Algebra and Physical Science Physics is the science of matter and energy and the interactions of both. This course is recommended for those students who plan futures in science, science education, engineering or health-related fields. Materials introduced will include matter and energy, mechanisms, thermodynamics, waves (sound and light), electricity and magnetism, and nuclear and particle physics.

SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD GEOGRAPHY/WORLD HISTORY--7, 1 Year. Required. In 7th grade Geography, we will study the world, its people and the relationship between them. Over the course of the year, we will attempt to study all areas of the world and address not only the inhabitants and their surroundings, but also the geopolitics of various nations and their influence on our world today, In our study of the United States, we will place special emphasis on the geography and the people of Minnesota by accomplishing several group projects and research endeavors. Map skills and cultural geography will also be addressed. We will also spend some time looking at World History and identifying where and when some of the major earlier civilizations have lived.

AMERICAN HISTORY--8, 1 Year, Required, This class is a survey class of the history of our country beginning with the Age of Exploration and continuing to the present day. The main emphasis of the class is on the mid-section of our history between the years 1800 and 1900 and includes the preparation standards, which are Current Issues Analysis and Accessing Information.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY--9, 1 Year Required World Geography will consist of a further study and investigation of geographical features, the relationship of ecosystems and the cultural influences of the inhabitants of our world. The class will also include geopolitical and economic topics and utilize the effects of current events to further understand our studies.

AMERICAN HISTORY--10, 1 Year. Required. 1 Credit. This study of American history is done thematically. We will look at the 10 "themes" of our history over the 6 major eras we have had up to now. Topics included will be diversity, environment, reforms, values, economics, technology, unity and conflict, culture, democracy and our role in the world.

ECONOMICS-(11), 1 Semester, ½ Credit, Required Economics class will focus on the study and understanding of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. The class will investigate the management of economics and economic systems. Political aspects, domestic management and the application of material resources will also be explored with an emphasis on present day issues.

WORLD HISTORY -(11) 1 Semester ½ Credit. World History is the unique study of the people, places and historical events of our world. Our class will encompass a study of the customs, beliefs, politics and cultural influences of societies and their geopolitical effect on our present day lives. The class will be accentuated with current events and further research into designated topics.

US GOVERNMENT - (12) 2 Semesters - 1 Credit - The government and citizenship class will help develop the knowledge and skills for students to become responsible citizens. We begin with a look at the origin and types of governments. Then we look more specifically at our local, state, and national government by looking at the constitution, ideas of federalism and how our political process works. We will study the three branches of government and how they function. We also do mock elections, debates and other group activities to help better understand how we can take an active role in the future of our government.

Eagle Valley's Online Course Offerings for college credit:

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

INTRO TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES

PHYSICS

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

 

 

High School Online Class Offerings:

 

Semester I

 

Intro to Business--Part A

Video Productions I Intro to Office 2007

Advanced Office 2007

Accounting I

Creative Writing

Media Literacy

Teaching Young Children

Medical Careers

Fitness and Wellness

Psychology

 

Semester II


American History II

Careers with Children

Multi Media Design

Intro to Business Part B

Advanced Office 2007

Accounting II

English/Contemporary Lit.

Censored in America

Sociology

Child Development

Contemporary Literature

Economics

English 9

Forensics

Folktales, Fables and Lore

Intro to Computer Apps-college or high school credit

Intro to Communications Studies

Intro to Literature-High school credit

Medical Terminology-college or high school credit

Mythology II

Natural Resource Science

Personal Finance

Physics-college or high school credit

Psychology

U.S. Government-Foundation level