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Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of seventh grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 7th grade social studies standards, the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After learning about the ancient world, students will study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan, Africa, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Core 7 H 888675

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of seventh grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 7th grade social studies standards, the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After learning about the ancient world, students will study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan, Africa, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Core 7 P 888670

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of 8th grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 8th grade social studies standards, which follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups, which make up the American people.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Core 8 H 888683

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of 8th grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 8th grade social studies standards, which follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups, which make up the American people. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Core 8 P 888681

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 7 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency. Students will work toward mastery of 7th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 7 H 888530

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 7 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency. Students will work toward mastery of 7th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 7 P 888532

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 8 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency as well as prepare them for the rigorous academics of high school and college. Students will work toward mastery of 8th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 8 H 888540

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 8 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency as well as prepare them for the rigorous academics of high school and college. Students will work toward mastery of 8th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 8 P 888542