"AP® Calculus AB","In AP Calculus AB, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Instead of simply getting the right answer, students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real-world phenomena. The equivalent of an introductory college-level calculus course, AP Calculus AB prepares students for the AP exam and further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/243/AP®-Calculus-AB" "AP® Statistics","AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data. They will learn to effectively design and analyze research studies by reviewing and evaluating real research examples taken from daily life. The next time they hear the results of a poll or study, they will know whether the results are valid. As the art of drawing conclusions from imperfect data and the science of real-world uncertainties, statistics plays an important role in many fields. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP Statistics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, sociology, medicine, engineering, political science, geography, and business.This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/187/AP®-Statistics" "Introductory Algebra","Introductory Algebra provides a curriculum focused on foundational concepts that prepare students for success in Algebra I. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of basic concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include integers; the language of algebra; solving equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; fractions and decimals; measurement; exponents; solving equations with roots and powers; multi-step equations; and linear equations.Within each Introductory Algebra lesson, students are supplied with a scaffolded note-taking guide, called a Study Sheet, as well as a post-study Checkup activity that provides them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes, 10-question problem set before starting formal assessment. Unit-level Introductory Algebra assessments include a computer-scored test and a scaffolded, teacher-scored test.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Introductory Algebra includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/206/Introductory-Algebra" "Algebra I","Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem-solving with basic equations and formulas; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and function transformations and inverses.This course supports students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's mathematical practice skills. Students discover new concepts through guided instruction and confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment.A variety of activities allow for students to think mathematically in a variety of scenarios and tasks. In Discussions, students exchange and explain their mathematical ideas. Modeling activities ask them to analyze real-world scenarios and mathematical concepts. Journaling activities have students reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. And in Performance Tasks, students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios, make sense of multifaceted problems, and persevere in solving them.Throughout the course, students are evaluated by a variety of assessments designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/486/Algebra-I" "Geometry","Geometry builds upon students' command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of sound mathematical arguments; points, lines, and angles; triangles and trigonometry; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; congruence, similarity, transformations, and constructions; coordinate geometry; three-dimensional solids; and applications of probability.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/489/Geometry" "Algebra II","Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include quadratic equations; polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric identities and functions; modeling with functions; probability and inferential statistics; probability distributions; and sample distributions and confidence intervals.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/490/Algebra-II" "Algebra I Common Core","Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem-solving with basic equations and formulas; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and function transformations and inverses.This course supports students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's mathematical practice skills. Students discover new concepts through guided instruction and confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment.A variety of activities allow for students to think mathematically in a variety of scenarios and tasks. In Discussions, students exchange and explain their mathematical ideas. Modeling activities ask them to analyze real-world scenarios and mathematical concepts. Journaling activities have students reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. And in Performance Tasks, students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios, make sense of multifaceted problems, and persevere in solving them.Throughout the course, students are evaluated by a variety of assessments designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/424/Algebra-I-Common-Core" "Geometry Common Core","Geometry builds upon students' command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of sound mathematical arguments; points, lines, and angles; triangles and trigonometry; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; congruence, similarity, transformations, and constructions; coordinate geometry; three-dimensional solids; and applications of probability.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/425/Geometry-Common-Core" "Algebra II Common Core","Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include quadratic equations; polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric identities and functions; modeling with functions; probability and inferential statistics; probability distributions; and sample distributions and confidence intervals.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/426/Algebra-II-Common-Core" "Mathematics I","Mathematics I builds students' command of geometric knowledge and linear and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include relationships between quantities; linear and exponential relationships; reasoning with equations; descriptive statistics; congruence, proof, and constructions; and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/493/Mathematics-I" "Mathematics II","Mathematics II extends students' geometric knowledge and introduces them to quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, exploring the relationship between these and their linear and exponential counterparts. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include extending the number system; quadratic functions and modeling; expressions and equations; applications of probability; similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and proof; and circles with and without coordinates.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/494/Mathematics-II" "Mathematics III","Mathematics III incorporates advanced functions, trigonometry, and probability and statistics as students synthesize their prior knowledge and solve increasingly challenging problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include formulating inferences and conclusions from data; polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometry of general triangles and trigonometric functions; and mathematical modeling.This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/492/Mathematics-III" "Mathematics I Common Core","Mathematics I builds students' command of geometric knowledge and linear and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include relationships between quantities; linear and exponential relationships; reasoning with equations; descriptive statistics; congruence, proof, and constructions; and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/427/Mathematics-I-Common-Core" "Mathematics II Common Core","Mathematics II extends students' geometric knowledge and introduces them to quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, exploring the relationship between these and their linear and exponential counterparts. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include extending the number system; quadratic functions and modeling; expressions and equations; applications of probability; similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and proof; and circles with and without coordinates.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/428/Mathematics-II-Common-Core" "Mathematics III Common Core","Mathematics III incorporates advanced functions, trigonometry, and probability and statistics as students synthesize their prior knowledge and solve increasingly challenging problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include formulating inferences and conclusions from data; polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometry of general triangles and trigonometric functions; and mathematical modeling.This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/429/Mathematics-III-Common-Core" "Florida Algebra I","Florida Algebra I focuses on the understanding of key algebraic topics and the mastery of critical reasoning skills. It is aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and prepares students for Florida's end-of-course assessment for Algebra I. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of algebraic concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their conceptual understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge in a variety of problem-solving applications. Course topics include algebraic expressions and equations; problem solving with functions; graphing; linear equations and inequalities; polynomials; radical expressions and equations; rational expressions and functions; and matrices.Florida Algebra I features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment. Throughout the course, diagnostic assessments help students to quickly identify areas of weakness and improve performance while summative assessments chart progress and skill development.The content is specifically aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/345/Florida-Algebra-I" "Florida Algebra I-A","Florida's Algebra I-A and I-B courses address the need for an expanded, two-year treatment of traditional high school Algebra I curriculum. Focusing on review of pre-algebra skills and introductory algebra content, Algebra I-A allows students to deepen their understanding of real numbers in their various forms and then extend their knowledge to linear equations in one and two variables. Course topics include problem solving; integers; the language of algebra; fractions and decimals; exponents; solving equations with four basic operations; solving equations with roots, powers, or multiple steps; functions; introduction to set theory; and linear equations.Algebra I-A features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Algebra I-A includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.Algebra I-A meets Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/144/Florida-Algebra-I-A" "Florida Algebra I-B","Florida's Algebra I-A and I-B courses address the need for an expanded, two-year treatment of traditional high school Algebra I curriculum. Algebra I-B course topics include a review of introductory algebra; graphing data; linear equations; systems of linear equations; polynomials; factoring of polynomials; factoring of quadratic functions; rational expressions; and radical expressions.Algebra I-B features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Algebra I-B includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.Algebra I-B meets Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/145/Florida-Algebra-I-B" "Florida Math for College Readiness","Florida Math for College Readiness provides a fourth-year math curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in math. This full-year course is aligned with Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in mathematics and targets students who are required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).Course topics include solving equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; fractions and decimals; inequalities; functions and sequences; systems of equations; polynomials; factoring quadratic equations; rational expressions; and data analysis.Throughout the course, students are supplied with scaffolded note-taking guides, called Study Sheets, as well as post-study Checkup activities that provide them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes, 10-question problem set before moving on to formal assessment. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development.The content is specifically aligned with the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/343/Florida-Math-for-College-Readiness" "Florida Math for College Success","Florida Math for College Success provides a math curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in math. This single-semester elective is aligned with Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in mathematics and targets students who are required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).Course topics include a review of algebra concepts; functions and sequences; systems of equations; polynomials; factoring quadratic expressions; rational expressions; and data analysis.Throughout the course, students are supplied with scaffolded note-taking guides, called Study Sheets, as well as post-study Checkup activities that provide them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes, 10-question problem set before moving on to formal assessment. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development.The content is specifically aligned with Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/346/Florida-Math-for-College-Success" "Georgia Coordinate Algebra","Coordinate Algebra deepens and extends students' command of linear and exponential relationships as well as geometric concepts and skills. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include modeling relationships between quantities; linear and exponential relationships; reasoning with equations; descriptive statistics; congruence and transformations; and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates.This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the eight Mathematical Practice Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and they then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks help students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require them to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of Georgia's End of Course Test.This course is aligned with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/380/Georgia-Coordinate-Algebra" "Georgia Analytic Geometry","Analytic Geometry extends students' geometric knowledge and introduces them to quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, and helps them explore the relationship between these and their linear and exponential counterparts. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include extending the number system; quadratic functions and modeling; expressions and equations; applications of probability; similarity, right triangle trigonometry, and proofs; and circles with and without coordinates.This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the eight Mathematical Practice Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and they then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks help students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require them to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of Georgia's End of Course Test.This course is aligned with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/462/Georgia-Analytic-Geometry" "Georgia Advanced Algebra","Advanced Algebra incorporates advanced functions, trigonometry, and probability and statistics as students synthesize their prior knowledge in order to solve increasingly challenging problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include formulating inferences and conclusions from data; polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometry of general triangles; and mathematical modeling.This course supports all students as they simultaneously develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the eight Mathematical Practice Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and they then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks help students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios that require them to make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of Georgia's End of Course Test.This course is aligned with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/465/Georgia-Advanced-Algebra" "North Carolina Math I (2016)","Math I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, geometric, and exponential relationships, as well as statistics and modeling.  Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem solving with basic equations and formulas; measurement; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; coordinate geometry; and three-dimensional solids.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/473/North-Carolina-Math-I-(2016)" "North Carolina Math II (2016)","Math II extends students' algebraic and geometric knowledge of functional relationships, geometric modeling, and probability and statistics. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include polynomials; congruence and similarity of figures; trigonometry with triangles; modeling with geometry; probability; making inferences; and justifying conclusions.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/474/North-Carolina-Math-II-(2016)" "North Carolina Math III (2016)","Math III incorporates advanced functions, trigonometry, and probability and statistics as students synthesize their prior knowledge and solve increasingly challenging problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include the complex number system; inverse functions; polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometric functions; the unit circle; circles; conics; formulating inferences and conclusions from data; and mathematical modeling.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's eight mathematical practice skills. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/475/North-Carolina-Math-III-(2016)" "North Carolina Advanced Functions and Modeling","Advanced Functions and Modeling incorporates functions, statistics and probability as students synthesize their prior knowledge and solve challenging real-world problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.The first semester focuses on functions — exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric — as well as sequences and series. The second semester focuses on statistics and probability. Students will study statistical analysis of univariate data, data gathering, bivariate data and regression, probability applications, counting principles, permutations and combinations, as well as distributions. Students will deepen conceptual understanding on these topics while exploring real-world applications. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments which will prepare students for state-level final exams.This course is aligned with the North Carolina standards for Advanced Functions and Modeling.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/566/North-Carolina-Advanced-Functions-and-Modeling" "South Carolina Algebra I","Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem solving with basic equations and formulas; measurement; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences, polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; transformations of functions and bivariate data and regression.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Mathematical Process Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the South Carolina End-of-Course Examination Program.This course is aligned with the South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Algebra I standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/476/South-Carolina-Algebra-I" "South Carolina Geometry","Geometry builds upon students' command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of sound mathematical arguments; points, lines, and angles; triangles and trigonometry; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; congruence, similarity, transformations, and constructions; coordinate geometry; three-dimensional solids; and descriptive statistics.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Mathematical Process Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments.This course is aligned with the South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Geometry standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/477/South-Carolina-Geometry" "South Carolina Algebra II","Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include functions and transformations, quadratic and polynomial functions; rational expressions and functions; radical expressions and functions; sequences and functions; exponential functions; and modeling with functions.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Mathematical Process Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments.This course is aligned with the South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Algebra II standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/478/South-Carolina-Algebra-II" "South Carolina Foundations in Algebra ","Foundations in Algebra builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem solving with basic equations and formulas; measurement; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; quadratic equations and functions; transformations of functions, bivariate data, and regression.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Mathematical Process Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the South Carolina End-of-Course Examination Program.This course is aligned with the South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Foundations in Algebra standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/570/South-Carolina-Foundations-in-Algebra-" "South Carolina Intermediate Algebra","Intermediate Algebra builds students' command of linear, quadratic, polynomial, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include problem solving with basic equations and formulas; functions and problem solving; exponents and exponential functions; sequences, polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and transformations of functions.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Mathematical Process Standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the South Carolina End-of-Course Examination Program.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/568/South-Carolina-Intermediate-Algebra" "Texas Algebra I","Algebra I curriculum focuses on the mastery of critical skills and the recognition and understanding of key algebraic concepts. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of these concepts, students are challenged to strengthen their computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include solving equations and inequalities; linear, exponential, and quadratic functions; transformations of functions; systems of linear equations; sequences, polynomials and factoring; bivariate data and regression.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely.The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Algebra I Standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/680/Texas-Algebra-I" "Texas Geometry","Geometry provides a curriculum focused on the mastery of critical skills and the understanding of key geometric concepts. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of these concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of a sound mathematical argument; points, lines, and angles; triangles and right triangles; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; coordinate geometry; and three-dimensional solids. The course also includes a look at special topics in geometry, such as constructions, transformations, symmetry and non-Euclidean geometry. The course concludes with geometric models related to probability and statistics.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely.The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Geometry Standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/334/Texas-Geometry" "Texas Algebra II","The Algebra II curriculum builds on the concepts covered in Algebra I. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of intermediate algebra, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, functions, relations, and their graphs; quadratic functions; parent functions, domain and range, inverse functions, composition of functions, and function transformations; and advanced polynomial functions. Students also cover topics relating to rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their transformations; and data analysis.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely.The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Algebra II Standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/275/Texas-Algebra-II" "Texas Mathematical Models with Applications","Mathematical Models with Applications focuses on the application of algebraic, geometric, statistics and probability concepts to real world experiences in personal finance, science, art and social science. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of these concepts, students are challenged to strengthen their computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include applying mathematics to personal finance topics such as income and budgeting, tax and interest, credit, loans, insurance, and retirement. Students will use exponential functions to model growth and decay, quadratic functions to model motion, and use trigonometry to model harmonic motion. Students will apply geometric concepts such as similarity and transformations, statistics and experimental design, and probability and counting principles to a variety of situations. This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Throughout the course, students are equipped with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas and are asked to solve and communicate mathematics effectively.The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Mathematical Models with Applications Standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/600/Texas-Mathematical-Models-with-Applications" "Precalculus - Core","Precalculus is a course that combines reviews of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. The course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. The first semester includes linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations; and conic sections. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions; inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of cosine and sine; polar functions and notation; and arithmetic of complex numbers.Within each Precalculus lesson, students are supplied with a post-study Checkup activity that provides them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes problem set before moving on to formal assessment. Unit-level Precalculus assessments include a computer-scored test and a scaffolded, teacher-scored test.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/136/Precalculus" "Precalculus - Honors","Precalculus is a comprehensive course that weaves together previous study of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. The course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. The first semester includes linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations; and conic sections. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions; inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of cosine and sine; polar functions and notation; and arithmetic of complex numbers.Within each Precalculus lesson, students are supplied with a post-study Checkup activity that provides them the opportunity to hone their computational skills in a low-stakes problem set before moving on to formal assessment. Additionally, connections are made throughout the Precalculus course to calculus, art, history, and a variety of other fields related to mathematics.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/221/Precalculus" "Financial Literacy","Financial Literacy helps students recognize and develop vital skills that connect life and career goals with personalized strategies and milestone-based action plans. Students explore concepts and work toward a mastery of personal finance skills, deepening their understanding of key ideas and extending their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include career planning; income, taxation, and budgeting; savings accounts, checking accounts, and electronic banking; interest, investments, and stocks; cash, debit, credit, and credit scores; insurance; and consumer advice on how to buy, rent, or lease a car or house.These topics are solidly supported by writing and discussion activities. Journal activities provide opportunities for students to both apply concepts on a personal scale and analyze scenarios from a third-party perspective. Discussions help students network with one another by sharing personal strategies and goals and recognizing the diversity of life and career plans within a group.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Financial Literacy includes audio resources in English.This course is aligned with state standards as they apply to Financial Literacy and adheres to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Problem Solving, Communication, Reasoning, and Mathematical Connections Process standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/283/Financial-Literacy" "Liberal Arts Mathematics 1","Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 addresses the need for an elective course that focuses on reinforcing, deepening, and extending a student's mathematical understanding. Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 starts with a review of problem-solving skills before moving on to a variety of key algebraic, geometric, and statistical concepts. Throughout the course, students hone their computational skills and extend their knowledge through problem solving and real-world applications.Course topics include problem solving; real numbers and operations; functions and graphing; systems of linear equations; polynomials and factoring; geometric concepts such as coordinate geometry and properties of geometric shapes; and descriptive statistics.Within each Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 lesson, students are supplied with a scaffolded note-taking guide, called a Study Sheet, and are given ample opportunity to practice computations in low-stakes Checkup activities before moving on to formal assessment. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to formulate and justify conclusions as they extend and apply concepts through printable exercises and "in-your-own-words" interactive activities.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 includes audio resources in English.This course is aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/333/Liberal-Arts-Mathematics-1" "Mathematics of Personal Finance","Mathematics of Personal Finance focuses on real-world financial literacy, personal finance, and business subjects. Students apply what they learned in Algebra I and Geometry to topics including personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning.Students then extend their investigations using more advanced mathematics, such as systems of equations (when studying cost and profit issues) and exponential functions (when calculating interest problems). To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Mathematics of Personal Finance includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.This course is aligned with state standards as they apply to Mathematics of Personal Finance and adheres to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Problem Solving, Communication, Reasoning, and Mathematical Connections Process standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/254/Mathematics-of-Personal-Finance" "Probability and Statistics","Probability and Statistics provides a curriculum focused on understanding key data analysis and probabilistic concepts, calculations, and relevance to real-world applications. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of each concept, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.Course topics include types of data; common methods used to collect data; and the various representations of data, including histograms, bar graphs, box plots, and scatterplots. Students learn to work with data by analyzing and employing methods of prediction, specifically involving samples and populations, distributions, summary statistics, regression analysis, transformations, simulations, and inference.Ideas involving probability — including sample space, empirical and theoretical probability, expected value, and independent and compound events — are covered as students explore the relationship between probability and data analysis. The basic connection between geometry and probability is also explored.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Probability and Statistics includes audio resources in English.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/285/Probability-and-Statistics" "North Carolina Math 3","Math III incorporates advanced functions, trigonometry, geometry, and statistical analysis as students synthesize their prior knowledge and solve increasingly challenging problems. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include inverse functions and graphs; polynomial functions, rational, and logarithmic relationships; trigonometric functions; the unit circle; circles; quadrilaterals; polygons; and three-dimensional solids.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the standards for mathematical practice. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments.This course is aligned with the revised North Carolina Math standards adopted in 2016.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/678/North-Carolina-Math-3" "North Carolina Math 2","Math II extends students' algebraic and geometric knowledge of functional relationships, geometric modeling, proofs, and probability. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.Course topics include polynomial, rational, and radical relationships, transformation of functions; trigonometry with triangles; proofs; constructions and transformations; and probability.This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the standards for mathematical practice. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments.This course is aligned with the revised North Carolina Math standards adopted in 2016.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/679/North-Carolina-Math-2" "Math Foundations I","Math Foundations I offers a structured remediation solution based on the NCTM Curricular Focal Points and is designed to expedite student progress in acquiring 3rd- to 5th-grade skills. The course is appropriate for use as remediation for students in grades 6 to 12. When used in combination, Math Foundations I and Math Foundations II (covering grades 6 to 8) effectively remediate computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high school–level math courses with confidence.Math Foundations I empowers students to progress at their optimum pace through over 80 semester hours of interactive instruction and assessment spanning 3rd- to 5th-grade math skills. Carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by interactive practice that is engaging and accessible. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development. Early in the course, students develop general strategies for honing their problem-solving skills. Subsequent units provide a problem-solving strand that asks students to practice applying specific math skills to a variety of real-world contexts.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) April 2006 publication, Curricular Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/149/Math-Foundations-I" "Math Foundations II","Based on the NCTM Curricular Focal Points, Math Foundations II is designed to expedite student progress in acquiring 6th- to 8th-grade skills. The course is appropriate for use as remediation at the high school level or as middle school curriculum. The program simultaneously builds the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high school-level math courses with confidence.The course's carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by interactive practice that is engaging and accessible. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development. Early in the course, students develop general strategies for honing their problem-solving skills. Subsequent units provide a problem-solving strand that asks students to practice applying specific math skills to a variety of real-world contexts.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) April 2006 publication, Curricular Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/150/Math-Foundations-II" "AP® Biology","AP Biology builds students' understanding of biology on both the micro and macro scales. After studying cell biology, students move on to understand how evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Students will examine how living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information and how organisms utilize free energy. The equivalent of an introductory college-level biology course, AP Biology prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.The AP Biology course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity. Students regularly engage with primary sources, allowing them to practice the critical reading and analysis skills that they will need in order to pass the AP exam and succeed in a college biology course. Students perform hands-on labs that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand biological concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Students also complete several virtual lab studies in which they form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions.  During both virtual and traditional lab investigations and research opportunities, students summarize their findings and analyze others' findings in summaries, using statistical and mathematical calculations when appropriate. Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.  This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/364/AP®-Biology" "AP® Chemistry ","AP Chemistry builds students' understanding of the nature and reactivity of matter. After studying chemical reactions and electrochemistry, students move on to understand how the chemical and physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and arrangements of the molecules and the forces between those molecules. Students will examine the laws of thermodynamics, molecular collisions, and the reorganization of matter in order to understand how changes in matter take place. Finally, students will explore chemical equilibria, including acid-base equilibria. The equivalent of an introductory college-level chemistry course, AP Chemistry prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.The AP Chemistry course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity. Students regularly engage with primary source materials, allowing them to practice the critical reading and analysis skills that they will need in order to pass the AP exam and succeed in a college chemistry course. Students perform hands-on labs that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand chemical concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Students also complete several virtual lab studies in which they form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. During both virtual and traditional lab investigations and research opportunities, students summarize their findings and analyze others' findings in summaries, using statistical and mathematical calculations when appropriate. Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.  This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/189/AP®-Chemistry-" "AP® Psychology","AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. They will study core psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. Along the way, students will also investigate relevant concepts like study skills and information retention. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey course, AP Psychology prepares students for the AP exam and for further studies in psychology or life sciences.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/191/AP®-Psychology" "AP® Environmental Science","AP* Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course draws upon various disciplines, including geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography in order to explore a variety of environmental topics. Topics explored include natural systems on Earth; biogeochemical cycles; the nature of matter and energy; the flow of matter and energy through living systems; populations; communities; ecosystems; ecological pyramids; renewable and nonrenewable resources; land use; biodiversity; pollution; conservation; sustainability; and human impacts on the environment. The equivalent of an introductory college-level science course, AP Environmental Science prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.The AP Environmental Science course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity. Students perform hands-on labs and projects that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand environmental concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Virtual lab activities enable students to engage in investigations that would otherwise require long periods of observation at remote locations and to explore simulations that enable environmental scientists to test predictions. During both hands-on and virtual labs, students form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how biology, earth science, and physical science are applied to the study of the environment and how technology and engineering are contributing solutions for studying and creating a sustainable biosphere.Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.  This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation. *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/580/AP®-Environmental-Science" "Texas Biology","Texas Biology is specifically aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Biology Standards and Benchmarks. The course focuses on mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment.The course begins with an introduction to the nature of science and biology, including the major themes of structure and function, matter and energy, and the interconnectedness of life. Students then apply those themes to the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, and biogeochemical cycles. Building on this foundation, students explore the connections and interactions between living things by studying genetics, ecosystems and natural selection, and evolution. The course ends with an applied look at human biology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts.Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.The content is specifically aligned with the TEKS Biology Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/336/Texas-Biology" "Texas Chemistry","Texas Chemistry is specifically aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Chemistry Standards and Benchmarks. The course offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, the importance of chemistry to society, atomic structure, bonding in matter, chemical reactions, redox reactions, electrochemistry, phases of matter, equilibrium and kinetics, acids and bases, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, and alternative energy.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills.The content is aligned with the TEKS Chemistry Standards and Benchmarks. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/417/Texas-Chemistry" "Texas Physics","Texas Physics is specifically aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Physics Standards and Benchmarks. The course offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental physics concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinetics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout the course, students are given the opportunity to understand how physics concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing.The content is specifically aligned with the TEKS Physics Standards and Benchmarks.  ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/418/Texas-Physics" "Texas Integrated Physics and Chemistry","Integrated Physics and Chemistry explores the nature of force, motion, energy, and matter. Course topics include kinematics, force, momentum, waves, atoms, the periodic table, molecular bonding, chemical reactivity, electricity, and nuclear energy.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, through which students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce skills related to writing, communication, and critical thinking, in addition to helping students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how physics and chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering.The content is specifically aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Integrated Physics and Chemistry Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/459/Texas-Integrated-Physics-and-Chemistry" "Earth Science - Core","Earth Science offers a focused curriculum that explores Earth's composition, structure, processes, and history; its atmosphere, freshwater, and oceans; and its environment in space.Course topics include an exploration of the major cycles that affect every aspect of life, including weather, climate, air movement, tectonics, volcanic eruptions, rocks, minerals, geologic history, Earth's environment, sustainability, and energy resources. Optional teacher-scored labs encourage students to apply the scientific method.The content is based on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/157/Earth Science" "Earth Science - Honors","Earth Science is a robust course that explores Earth's composition, structure, processes, and history; its atmosphere, freshwater, and oceans; and its environment in space. Students are encouraged to look at Earth science from both personal and worldly perspectives and to analyze the societal implications of the topics covered. Laboratory experiments introduce students to different lab techniques while building their skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and observation.Course topics include an exploration of the major cycles that affect every aspect of life, including weather, climate, air movement, tectonics, volcanic eruptions, rocks, minerals, geologic history, Earth's environment, sustainability, and energy resources.The content is based on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/222/Earth Science" "Physical Science - Core","Physical Science offers a focused curriculum designed around the understanding of critical physical science concepts, including the nature and structure of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the mastery of critical scientific skills.Course topics include an introduction to kinematics, including gravity and two-dimensional motion; force; momentum; waves; electricity; atoms; the periodic table of elements; molecular bonding; chemical reactivity; gases; and an introduction to nuclear energy. Teacher-scored labs encourage students to apply the scientific method.The content is based on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards and is aligned with state standards. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/158/Physical Science" "Physical Science - Honors","Physical Science is a thorough course that provides students with an understanding of the nature and structure of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the societal implications of physical science concepts. Using the scientific method — observation, data collection, analysis, hypothesis, and conclusion — students are encouraged to extend their knowledge through the development of scientific explanations, hypotheses, and conclusions.Course topics include an introduction to kinematics, including gravity and two-dimensional motion; force; momentum; waves; electricity; atoms; the periodic table of elements; molecular bonding; chemical reactivity; gases; and an introduction to nuclear energy.The content is based on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) standards and is aligned with state standards.  ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/223/Physical Science" "Biology - Core","Biology focuses on the mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment.The course begins with an introduction to the nature of science and biology, including the major themes of structure and function, matter and energy flow, systems, and the interconnectedness of life. Students then apply those themes to the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, and biogeochemical cycles. Building on this foundation, students explore the connections and interactions between living things by studying genetics, ecosystems and natural selection, and evolution. The course ends with an applied look at human biology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts.Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.The content is based on the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/257/Biology" "Biology - Honors","Biology is an in-depth course that furthers mastery of scientific skills, fosters a deep understanding of key concepts, and promotes the application of the scientific method to biological topics.The course begins with an introduction to the nature of science and biology, including the major themes of structure and function, matter and energy flow, systems, and the interconnectedness of life. Students then apply those themes to the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, and biogeochemical cycles. Building on this foundation, students explore the connections and interactions between living things by studying genetics, ecosystems and natural selection, and evolution. The course ends with an applied look at human biology.Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Biology students are frequently asked to respond to scientific problems and issues via written assignments. Moreover, Exploration activities challenge Honors students to deconstruct scientific claims, analyze scientific articles, and suggest follow-up experiments or topics for further research.The content is based on the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/270/Biology" "Chemistry - Core","Chemistry offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, the importance of chemistry to society, atomic structure, bonding in matter, chemical reactions, redox reactions, electrochemistry, phases of matter, equilibrium and kinetics, acids and bases, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, and alternative energy.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills.The content is based on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 benchmarks and the National Science Education Standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/280/Chemistry" "Chemistry - Honors","Chemistry offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, the importance of chemistry to society, atomic structure, bonding in matter, chemical reactions, redox reactions, electrochemistry, phases of matter, equilibrium and kinetics, acids and bases, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, and alternative energy.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills. Exploration activities challenge students to deconstruct scientific claims, analyze scientific articles, and suggest follow-up experiments or topics for further research.The content is based on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 benchmarks and the National Science Education Standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/281/Chemistry" "Physics - Core","Physics offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental physics concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions.  Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinematics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts.  Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how physics concepts are applied in technology and engineering.  Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills.The content is based on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 benchmarks and the National Science Education Standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/330/Physics" "Physics - Honors","Physics offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental physics concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinematics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how physics concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills.Exploration activities challenge students to deconstruct scientific claims, analyze scientific articles, and suggest follow-up experiments or topics for further research.The content is based on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 benchmarks and the National Science Education Standards and is aligned with state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/331/Physics" "Psychology","Psychology provides a solid overview of the field's major domains: methods, biopsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, and variations in individual and group behavior.By focusing on significant scientific research and on the questions that are most important to psychologists, students see psychology as an evolving science. Each topic clusters around challenge questions, such as “What is happiness?” Students answer these questions before, during, and after they interact with direct instruction.The content is based on the American Psychological Association's National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula. The teaching methods draw from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) teaching standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/255/Psychology" "Virginia Ecology","This course focuses on ecology which is the branch of biology that deals with interactions between organisms and their environments. This course covers ecosystems dynamics, as well as the basic principles of earth science. Students will also study the effects of human activities on ecosystems, including the release of pollution, solid waste management, resource management, and energy conservation. Emphasis is placed on how individuals can help to conserve Earth’s environments for current and future generations.This course is aligned with Virginia’s standards for ecology.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/541/Virginia-Ecology" "Environmental Science","Environmental Science explores the biological, physical, and sociological principles related to the environment in which organisms live on Earth, the biosphere. Course topics include natural systems on Earth, biogeochemical cycles, the nature of matter and energy, the flow of matter and energy through living systems, populations, communities, ecosystems, ecological pyramids, renewable and non-renewable natural resources, land use, biodiversity, pollution, conservation, sustainability, and human impacts on the environment.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Case studies of current environmental challenges introduce each content lesson and acquaint students with real-life environmental issues, debates, and solutions. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Virtual Lab activities enable students to engage in investigations that require long periods of observation at remote locations and to explore simulations that enable environmental scientists to test predictions. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how biology, earth science, and physical science are applied to the study of the environment and how technology and engineering are contributing solutions for studying and creating a sustainable biosphere.The content is specifically aligned to state standards and the NGSS standards for life science, earth science, physical science, and engineering, technology, and society.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/576/Environmental-Science" "Texas Environmental Systems","Environmental Systems explores the biological, physical, and sociological principles related to the environment in which organisms live on Earth, the biosphere. Course topics include natural systems on Earth, biogeochemical cycles, the nature of matter and energy, the flow of matter and energy through living systems, populations, communities, ecosystems, ecological pyramids, renewable and non-renewable natural resources, land use, biodiversity, pollution, conservation, sustainability, and human impacts on the environment.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Case studies of current environmental challenges introduce each content lesson and acquaint students with real-life environmental issues, debates, and solutions. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Virtual Lab activities enable students to engage in investigations that require long periods of observation at remote locations and to explore simulations that enable environmental scientists to test predictions. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how biology, earth science, and physical science are applied to the study of the environment and how technology and engineering are contributing solutions for studying and creating a sustainable biosphere.The content is specifically aligned to the Texas TEKS Environmental Systems standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/578/Texas-Environmental-Systems" "Florida Biology","Florida Biology focuses on the mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment. It is aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and prepares students for Florida's end-of-course assessment for Biology.The course begins with an introduction to the nature of science and biology, including the major themes of structure and function, matter and energy flow, systems, and the interconnectedness of life. Students then apply those themes to the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, and biogeochemical cycles. Building on this foundation, students explore the connections and interactions between living things by studying genetics, ecosystems and natural selection, and evolution. The course ends with an applied look at human biology.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts.Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.The content is specifically aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/450/Florida-Biology" "Indiana Integrated Chemistry and Physics","Integrated Chemistry and Physics explores the nature of force, motion, energy, and matter. Course topics include kinematics, force, momentum, waves, atoms, the periodic table, molecular bonding, chemical reactivity, electricity, and nuclear energy.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, through which students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce skills related to writing, communication, and critical thinking, in addition to helping students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how physics and chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering.The content is aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards for Integrated Chemistry and Physics.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/662/Indiana-Integrated-Chemistry-and-Physics" "Science Foundations","Science Foundations provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary for success in rigorous high school science courses. The course is appropriate for use as remediation at the high school level or as a bridge to high school.Science Foundations is a two-semester course, with each semester containing 10 mini-units. Each mini-unit is composed of three lessons. The first lesson focuses on key concepts found in Earth science, physical science, and life science. The second lesson reinforces reading and math skills students need to be successful with the content introduced in the first lesson. The third lesson introduces scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills that will help students thrive in science as well as other disciplines. Carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by engaging and accessible interactive practice. Checkup activities provide an opportunity to review content prior to assessment. Practice activities offer an opportunity to apply concepts that were presented in Study activities.The course is based on the National Science Education Standards (NSES) for middle school science.  ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/287/Science-Foundations" "AP® English Language and Composition","In AP English Language and Composition, students investigate rhetoric and its impact on culture through analysis of notable fiction and nonfiction texts, from pamphlets to speeches to personal essays. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in communications, creative writing, journalism, literature, and composition.Students explore a variety of textual forms, styles, and genres. By examining all texts through a rhetorical lens, students become skilled readers and analytical thinkers. Focusing specifically on language, purpose, and audience gives them a broad view of the effect of text and its cultural role. Students write expository and narrative texts to hone the effectiveness of their own use of language, and they develop varied, informed arguments through research. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.AP English Language and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 11th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: English 11, Texas English III, and AP English Language and Composition.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/472/AP®-English-Language-and-Composition" "AP® English Literature and Composition","AP English Literature and Composition immerses students in novels, plays, poems, and short stories from various periods. Students will read and write daily, using a variety of multimedia and interactive activities, interpretive writing assignments, and class discussions to assess and improve their skills and knowledge. The course places special emphasis on reading comprehension, structural and critical analysis of written works, literary vocabulary, and recognizing and understanding literary devices. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in creative writing, communications, journalism, literature, and composition.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/185/AP®-English-Literature-and-Composition" "Texas English I","English I introduces students to informational and literary genres and is specifically aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English I. In the course, students investigate the elements of nonfiction and literature through the critical analysis of texts that range from essays, speeches, articles and historical documents to a novel, a play, poetry and short stories. As they develop their writing skills and respond to claims, students learn to formulate arguments and use textual evidence to support their position. Throughout the course, students learn to engage with a variety of media types through which they process and synthesize information, discuss material, create presentations, and share their work.  English I supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the TEKS. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to its anchor text. Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, frequent free response exercises, and essays or presentations, learning to communicate clearly and credibly in narrative, persuasive and explanatory styles. Throughout the course students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the English I STAAR.  This course is aligned with the TEKS English I Standards and Benchmarks. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/335/Texas-English-I" "Texas English II","English II builds upon students' foundation of critical reading and analytical writing skills. Through texts that range from investigative journalism, essays, articles, and historical documents to a novel, drama, poetry, and short stories, students analyze the use of elements in literature and nonfiction. As they develop their writing skills and respond to claims, students learn to refine arguments and organize evidence to support their position. To hone their listening and speaking skills, students engage with a variety of media types through which they analyze and synthesize information, discuss material, create presentations, and share their work.English II supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the TEKS. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to its anchor text. Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, frequent free response exercises, and essays or presentations, learning to communicate clearly and credibly in narrative, persuasive, and explanatory styles.This course is aligned with the TEKS English II Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/414/Texas-English-II" "Texas English III (2016)","In English III, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. Starting with the Declaration of Independence, students explore how the greatest American literature tells the stories of individuals who have struggled for independence and freedom: freedom of self, freedom of thought, freedom of home and country. Students reflect on the role of the individual in Romantic and Transcendentalist literature that considers the relationship between citizens and government, and they question whether the American Dream is still achievable while examining Modernist disillusionment with American idealism. As well, reading the words of Frederick Douglass and those of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Finally, students reflect on how individuals cope with the influence of war, cultural tensions, and technology in the midst of trying to build and secure their own personal identity.English III supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the TEKS. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction, and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to its anchor text.  Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, frequent free response exercises, and essays or presentations, learning to communicate clearly and credibly in narrative, argumentative, and informational styles.This course is aligned with the TEKS English III Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/415/Texas-English-III-(2016)" "English 9 Common Core","The English 9 course is an overview of exemplar selections of literature in fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read short stories, poems, a full-length novel, and a full-length Shakespeare play, analyzing the use of elements of literature in developing character, plot, and theme. For example, in selected stories, students compare the effect of setting on tone and character development. Likewise, in the poetry unit, students analyze how artists and writers draw from and interpret source material.Each unit includes informational texts inviting students to consider the historical, social, and literary context of the main texts they study. For example, in the first semester, a Nikolai Gogol story that is offered as an exemplar of magical realism is accompanied by instruction on that genre. Together, the lesson content and reading prompt students to demonstrate their understanding of magical realism by analyzing its qualities in a literary text.Throughout the course, students respond to others' claims and support their own claims in essays, discussions, and presentations, consistently using thorough textual evidence. The range of texts includes canonical authors such as William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka, and Elie Wiesel, as well as writers from diverse backgrounds, such as Alice Walker, Li-Young Lee, and Robert Lake-Thom (Medicine Grizzlybear).","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/422/English-9-Common-Core" "English 10 Common Core","The focus of the English 10 course is the writing process. Three writing applications guide the curriculum: persuasive, expository, and narrative writing. Each lesson culminates in a written assignment that lets students demonstrate their developing skill in one of these applications.English 10 follows the model of English 9 by including at least one anchor text per lesson, but the essays, articles, stories, poems, and speeches are often presented as models for students to emulate as they practice their own writing. So that these readings may serve as proper examples for students, a high proportion of texts for this course are original pieces.English 10 also continues to develop students' reading, listening, and speaking skills. Readings include poems, stories, speeches, plays, and a graphic novel, as well as a variety of informational texts. The readings represent a wide variety of purposes and cultural perspectives, ranging from the Indian epic The Ramayana to accounts of Hurricane Katrina told through different media. Audio and video presentations enhance students' awareness and command of rhetorical techniques and increase their understanding of writing for different audiences.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/423/English-10-Common-Core" "English 11 Common Core","In the English 11 course, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. They begin by studying the language of independence and the system of government developed by Thomas Jefferson and other enlightened thinkers. Next, they explore how the Romantics and Transcendentalists emphasized the power and responsibility of the individual in both supporting and questioning the government. Students consider whether the American Dream is still achievable and examine the Modernists’ disillusionment with the idea that America is a “land of opportunity.”Reading the words of Frederick Douglass and the text of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Students explore how individuals cope with the influence of war and cultural tensions while trying to build and secure their own personal identity. Finally, students examine how technology is affecting our contemporary experience of freedom: Will we eventually change our beliefs about what it means to be an independent human being?In this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way American literature represents the array of voices contributing to our multicultural identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/430/English-11-Common-Core" "Florida English IV: College Prep","Florida English IV: College Prep provides a fourth-year English curriculum focusing on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in reading and writing. This full-year course aligns to Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in reading and writing and targets students required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Course topics include vocabulary acquisition and use; use of academic and domain-specific words; reading for key ideas and details; reading non-fiction; persuasive, informative and narrative writing; and research.Robust scaffolding in the form of process guides and graphic organizers helps reluctant writers to internalize strategies and develop composition skills. Select activities target text-handling skills and promote improved performance on commonly assessed literary analysis and response standards. Study sheets support engagement with direct instruction and develop note-taking and study skills.The content is specifically aligned to Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/342/Florida-English-IV:-College-Prep" "Florida Reading for College Success","Florida Reading for College Success provides an English curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in reading. This single semester elective aligns to Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in reading and targets students required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Course topics include vocabulary acquisition and use; use of academic and domain-specific words; reading for key ideas and details; reading non-fiction; and research.Select activities target text-handling skills and promote improved performance on commonly assessed literary analysis and response standards. Study sheets support engagement with direct instruction and develop note-taking and study skills.The content is specifically aligned to Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/347/Florida-Reading-for-College-Success" "Florida Writing for College Success","Florida Writing for College Success provides an English curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in writing. This single semester elective aligns to Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in writing and targets students required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Course topics include grammar and usage; essential writing skills; persuasive, informative and narrative writing; and research.Robust scaffolding in the form of process guides and graphic organizers helps reluctant writers internalize strategies and develop composition skills. Select activities target text-handling skills and promote improved performance on commonly assessed analysis and response standards. Study sheets support engagement with direct instruction and develop note-taking and study skills.The content is specifically aligned to the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/348/Florida-Writing-for-College-Success" "English 12 Common Core","The English 12 course asks students to closely analyze British literature and world literature and consider how we humans define and interact with the unknown, the monstrous, and the heroic. In the epic poems The Odyssey, Beowulf, and The Inferno, in Shakespeare’s Tempest, in the satire of Swift, and in the rhetoric of World War II, students examine how the ideas of “heroic” and “monstrous” have been defined across cultures and time periods and how the treatment of the “other” can make monsters or heroes of us all.Reading Frankenstein and works from those who experienced the imperialism of the British Empire, students explore the notion of inner monstrosity and consider how the dominant culture can be seen as monstrous in its ostensibly heroic goal of enlightening the world.Throughout this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way British and world literature represent the array of voices that contribute to our global identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/431/English-12-Common-Core" "Reading Skills and Strategies","Reading Skills and Strategies is a course is designed to help the struggling reader develop mastery in the areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills, and media literacy, which are the course's primary content strands. Using these strands, the course guides the student through the skills necessary to be successful in the academic world and beyond. The reading comprehension strand focuses on introducing the student to the varied purposes of reading (e.g., for entertainment, for information, to complete a task, or to analyze). In the vocabulary strand, the student learns specific strategies for understanding and remembering new vocabulary. In the study skills strand, the student learns effective study and test-taking strategies. In the media literacy strand, the student learns to recognize and evaluate persuasive techniques, purposes, design choices, and effects of media. The course encourages personal enjoyment in reading with 10 interviews featuring the book choices and reading adventures of students and members of the community.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards and aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/182/Reading-Skills-and-Strategies" "Texas English IV (2016)","In English IV, students explore British and world literature from of a variety of genres and historical contexts. Beginning with The Odyssey and Beowulf, students grapple with the question of how cultures define monstrosity and heroism—a theme that recurs throughout the course. That theme continues into analysis of The Tempest, along with considerations of how language can be used to empower or subjugate. As they move into literature of the 18th century, students respond to the satire of Jonathan Swift and arguably the first realistic fictional novel, Robinson Crusoe. The question of how cultures and individuals define monstrosity and heroism grows in depth; students begin to examine how humans define and interact with what is perceived as "other." In analyzing Frankenstein, students are able to witness the struggle between monstrosity and heroism in both external and internal conflicts, through the lens of a writer of the Romantic era. Moving into the 20th century, students examine the rhetoric of wartime speeches by Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. They are also given the opportunity to reflect on and respond to the writings of those who have colonized, and who have been colonized by, others, and to consider how imperialistic attitudes might be reflected in different, and contemporary, scenarios. Finally, students will enter the modern era, reading a one-act play, examining a technical document, and analyzing the effects media has on our perception of reality.English IV supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the strands in the TEKS—reading, writing, research, listening and speaking, and oral and written conventions. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction, and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to an anchor text. Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, research, tasks, and essays or presentations, learning to incorporate language conventions to communicate clearly and credibly in literary, expository, procedural, and persuasive styles.This course is aligned with the TEKS English IV Standards and Strands.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/557/Texas-English-IV-(2016)" "Writing Skills and Strategies","Writing Skills and Strategies develops key language arts skills necessary for high school graduation and success on high stakes exams through a semester of interactive instruction and guided practice in composition fundamentals. The course is divided into ten mini-units of study. The first two are designed to build early success and confidence, orienting students to the writing process and to sentence and paragraph essentials through a series of low-stress, high-interest hook activities. In subsequent units, students review, practice, compose and submit one piece of writing. Four key learning strands are integrated throughout: composition practice, grammar skill building, diction and style awareness, and media and technology exploration. Guided studies emphasize the structure of essential forms of writing encountered in school, in life, and in the work place. Practice in these forms is scaffolded to accommodate learners at different skill levels.The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards and aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/183/Writing-Skills-and-Strategies" "Creative Writing","Creative Writing is an English elective course that focuses on the exploration of short fiction and poetry, culminating in a written portfolio that includes one revised short story and three to five polished poems. Students draft, revise, and polish fiction and poetry through writing exercises, developing familiarity with literary terms and facility with the writing process as they study elements of creative writing.Elements of fiction writing explored in this course include attention to specific detail, observation, character development, setting, plot, and point of view. In the poetry units, students learn about the use of sensory details and imagery, figurative language, and sound devices including rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. They also explore poetic forms ranging from found poems and slam poetry to traditional sonnets and villanelles.In addition to applying literary craft elements in guided creative writing exercises, students engage in critical reading activities designed to emphasize the writing craft of a diverse group of authors. Students study short stories by authors such as Bharati Mukherjee and Edgar Allan Poe, learning how to create believable characters and develop setting and plot. Likewise, students read poetry by canonical greats such as W. B. Yeats and Emily Dickinson as well as contemporary writers such as Pablo Neruda, Sherman Alexie, and Alice Notley. Studying the writing technique of a range of authors provides students with models and inspiration as they develop their own voices and refine their understanding of the literary craft.By taking a Creative Writing course, students find new approaches to reading and writing that can affect them on a personal level, as the skills they gain in each lesson directly benefit their own creative goals. Students who are already actively engaged writers and readers learn additional tools and insight into the craft of writing to help them further hone their skills and encourage their creative as well as academic growth.All English elective content is based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/282/Creative-Writing" "Media Literacy","Media Literacy teaches students how to build the critical thinking, writing, and reading skills required in a media-rich and increasingly techno-centric world. In a world saturated with media messages, digital environments, and social networking, concepts of literacy must expand to include all forms of media. Today's students need to be able to read, comprehend, analyze, and respond to non-traditional media with the same skill level they engage with traditional print sources.A major topic in Media Literacy is non-traditional media reading skills, including how to approach, analyze, and respond to advertisements, blogs, websites, social media, news media, and wikis. Students also engage in a variety of writing activities in non-traditional media genres, such as blogging and podcast scripting.Students consider their own positions as consumers of media and explore ways to use non-traditional media to become more active and thoughtful citizens. Students learn how to ask critical questions about the intended audience and underlying purpose of media messages, and study factors which can contribute to bias and affect credibility.The course content is based on The National Association for Media Literacy Education's Core Principles of Media Literacy Education, as well as aggregate state standards and research into best pedagogical practices.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/299/Media-Literacy" "English 9 - Core","The English 9 course is an overview of exemplar selections of literature in fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read short stories, poems, a full-length novel, and a full-length Shakespeare play, analyzing the use of elements of literature in developing character, plot, and theme. For example, in selected stories, students compare the effect of setting on tone and character development. Likewise, in the poetry unit, students analyze how artists and writers draw from and interpret source material.Each unit includes informational texts inviting students to consider the historical, social, and literary context of the main texts they study. For example, in the first semester, a Nikolai Gogol story that is offered as an exemplar of magical realism is accompanied by instruction on that genre. Together, the lesson content and reading prompt students to demonstrate their understanding of magical realism by analyzing its qualities in a literary text.Throughout the course, students respond to others' claims and support their own claims in essays, discussions, and presentations, consistently using thorough textual evidence. The range of texts includes canonical authors such as William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka, and Elie Wiesel, as well as writers from diverse backgrounds, such as Alice Walker, Li-Young Lee, and Robert Lake-Thom (Medicine Grizzlybear).","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/522/English 9" "English 9 - Honors","The English 9 Honors course is an overview of exemplar selections of literature in fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read short stories, poems, a full-length novel, and a full-length Shakespeare play, analyzing the use of elements of literature in developing character, plot, and theme. For example, in selected stories, students compare the effect of setting on tone and character development. Likewise, in the poetry unit, students analyze how artists and writers draw from and interpret source material.Each unit includes informational texts inviting students to consider the historical, social, and literary context of the main texts they study. For example, in the first semester, a Nikolai Gogol story that is offered as an exemplar of magical realism is accompanied by instruction on that genre. Together, the lesson content and reading prompt students to demonstrate their understanding of magical realism by analyzing its qualities in a literary text.Throughout the course, students respond to others' claims and support their own claims in essays, discussions, and presentations, consistently using thorough textual evidence. The range of texts includes canonical authors such as William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka, and Elie Wiesel, as well as writers from diverse backgrounds, such as Alice Walker, Li-Young Lee, and Robert Lake-Thom (Medicine Grizzlybear).","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/589/English 9" "English 10 - Core","The focus of the English 10 course is the writing process. Three writing applications guide the curriculum: persuasive, expository, and narrative writing. Each lesson culminates in a written assignment that lets students demonstrate their developing skill in one of these applications.English 10 follows the model of English 9 by including at least one anchor text per lesson, but the essays, articles, stories, poems, and speeches are often presented as models for students to emulate as they practice their own writing. So that these readings may serve as proper examples for students, a high proportion of texts for this course are original pieces.English 10 also continues to develop students' reading, listening, and speaking skills. Readings include poems, stories, speeches, plays, and a graphic novel, as well as a variety of informational texts. The readings represent a wide variety of purposes and cultural perspectives, ranging from the Indian epic The Ramayana to accounts of Hurricane Katrina told through different media. Audio and video presentations enhance students' awareness and command of rhetorical techniques and increase their understanding of writing for different audiences.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/523/English 10" "English 10 - Honors","The focus of the English 10 Honors course is the writing process. Three writing applications guide the curriculum: persuasive, expository, and narrative writing. Each lesson culminates in a written assignment that lets students demonstrate their developing skill in one of these applications.English 10 Honors follows the model of English 9 Honors by including at least one anchor text per lesson, but the essays, articles, stories, poems, and speeches are often presented as models for students to emulate as they practice their own writing. So that these readings may serve as proper examples for students, a high proportion of texts for this course are original pieces.English 10 Honors also continues to develop students' reading, listening, and speaking skills. Readings include poems, stories, speeches, plays, and a graphic novel, as well as a variety of informational texts. The readings represent a wide variety of purposes and cultural perspectives, ranging from the Indian epic The Ramayana to accounts of Hurricane Katrina told through different media. Audio and video presentations enhance students' awareness and command of rhetorical techniques and increase their understanding of writing for different audiences.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/590/English 10" "English 11 - Core","In the English 11 course, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. They begin by studying the language of independence and the system of government developed by Thomas Jefferson and other enlightened thinkers. Next, they explore how the Romantics and Transcendentalists emphasized the power and responsibility of the individual in both supporting and questioning the government. Students consider whether the American Dream is still achievable and examine the Modernists’ disillusionment with the idea that America is a “land of opportunity.”Reading the words of Frederick Douglass and the text of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Students explore how individuals cope with the influence of war and cultural tensions while trying to build and secure their own personal identity. Finally, students examine how technology is affecting our contemporary experience of freedom: Will we eventually change our beliefs about what it means to be an independent human being?In this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way American literature represents the array of voices contributing to our multicultural identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/524/English 11" "English 11 - Honors","In the English 11 Honors course, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. They begin by studying the language of independence and the system of government developed by Thomas Jefferson and other enlightened thinkers. Next, they explore how the Romantics and Transcendentalists emphasized the power and responsibility of the individual in both supporting and questioning the government. Students consider whether the American Dream is still achievable and examine the Modernists’ disillusionment with the idea that America is a “land of opportunity.”Reading the words of Frederick Douglass and the text of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Students explore how individuals cope with the influence of war and cultural tensions while trying to build and secure their own personal identity. Finally, students examine how technology is affecting our contemporary experience of freedom: Will we eventually change our beliefs about what it means to be an independent human being?In this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way American literature represents the array of voices contributing to our multicultural identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/591/English 11" "English 12 - Core","The English 12 course asks students to closely analyze British literature and world literature and consider how we humans define and interact with the unknown, the monstrous, and the heroic. In the epic poems The Odyssey, Beowulf, and The Inferno, in Shakespeare’s Tempest, in the satire of Swift, and in the rhetoric of World War II, students examine how the ideas of “heroic” and “monstrous” have been defined across cultures and time periods and how the treatment of the “other” can make monsters or heroes of us all.Reading Frankenstein and works from those who experienced the imperialism of the British Empire, students explore the notion of inner monstrosity and consider how the dominant culture can be seen as monstrous in its ostensibly heroic goal of enlightening the world.Throughout this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way British and world literature represent the array of voices that contribute to our global identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/525/English 12" "English 12 - Honors","The English 12 Honors course asks students to closely analyze British literature and world literature and consider how we humans define and interact with the unknown, the monstrous, and the heroic. In the epic poems The Odyssey, Beowulf, and The Inferno, in Shakespeare’s Tempest, in the satire of Swift, and in the rhetoric of World War II, students examine how the ideas of “heroic” and “monstrous” have been defined across cultures and time periods and how the treatment of the “other” can make monsters or heroes of us all.Reading Frankenstein and works from those who experienced the imperialism of the British Empire, students explore the notion of inner monstrosity and consider how the dominant culture can be seen as monstrous in its ostensibly heroic goal of enlightening the world.Throughout this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and give speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way British and world literature represent the array of voices that contribute to our global identity.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/592/English 12" "Texas English III","In English III, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. Starting with the Declaration of Independence, students explore how the greatest American literature tells the stories of individuals who have struggled for independence and freedom: freedom of self, freedom of thought, freedom of home and country. Students reflect on the role of the individual in Romantic and Transcendentalist literature that considers the relationship between citizens and government, and they question whether the American Dream is still achievable while examining Modernist disillusionment with American idealism. As well, reading the words of Frederick Douglass and those of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Finally, students reflect on how individuals cope with the influence of war, cultural tensions, and technology in the midst of trying to build and secure their own personal identity.English III supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the TEKS. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction, and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to its anchor text.  Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, frequent free response exercises, and essays or presentations, learning to communicate clearly and credibly in narrative, argumentative, and informational styles.This course is aligned with the TEKS English III Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/681/Texas-English-III" "Texas English IV","In English IV, students explore British and world literature from of a variety of genres and historical contexts. Beginning with The Odyssey and Beowulf, students grapple with the question of how cultures define monstrosity and heroism—a theme that recurs throughout the course. That theme continues into analysis of The Tempest, along with considerations of how language can be used to empower or subjugate. As they move into literature of the 18th century, students respond to the satire of Jonathan Swift and arguably the first realistic fictional novel, Robinson Crusoe. The question of how cultures and individuals define monstrosity and heroism grows in depth; students begin to examine how humans define and interact with what is perceived as "other." In analyzing Frankenstein, students are able to witness the struggle between monstrosity and heroism in both external and internal conflicts, through the lens of a writer of the Romantic era. Moving into the 20th century, students examine the rhetoric of wartime speeches by Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. They are also given the opportunity to reflect on and respond to the writings of those who have colonized, and who have been colonized by, others, and to consider how imperialistic attitudes might be reflected in different, and contemporary, scenarios. Finally, students will enter the modern era, reading a one-act play, examining a technical document, and analyzing the effects media has on our perception of reality.English IV supports all students in developing the depth of understanding and higher order skills required by the strands in the TEKS—reading, writing, research, listening and speaking, and oral and written conventions. Students break down increasingly complex readings with close reading tools, guided instruction, and robust scaffolding as they apply each of the lesson's concepts back to an anchor text. Students build their writing and speaking skills in journal responses, discussions, research, tasks, and essays or presentations, learning to incorporate language conventions to communicate clearly and credibly in literary, expository, procedural, and persuasive styles.This course is aligned with the TEKS English IV Standards and Strands.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/682/Texas-English-IV" "English Foundations I","English Foundations I supports adolescent literacy development at the critical stage between decoding and making meaning from text. Through intensive reading and writing skills instruction, deep practice sets, consistent formative feedback, graduated reading levels, and helpful strategy tips, the course leads students to improved comprehension and text handling.Semester 1 provides instruction in basic reading skills and vocabulary building. The student learns what a successful reader does to attack words and sentences and make meaning from them. Semester 2 provides instruction in basic writing skills, introduces academic tools, and demonstrates effective study skills. The student learns step-by-step processes for building effective paragraphs and learns how to use academic tools such as reference books and outlines. To provide additional support, the course uses text features and visual clues to draw students' attention to important information. The use of text features is also designed to help students internalize strategies for comprehending informational text.Characters appear throughout the instruction to offer tips and fix-up strategies in an authentic, first-person, think-aloud format. Their inclusion makes transparent the reading processes that go on inside the mind of a successful reader. This extra metacognitive support serves to bolster student confidence and provide a model of process and perseverance.Numerous practice opportunities are provided in the form of assessments that move from no stakes to low stakes to high stakes throughout a unit. This practice is centered on authentic and age-appropriate passages that are written in a topical framework and use controlled syntax and vocabulary. The difficulty of these passages gradually increases from a 3rd- to 5th grade reading level over the duration of the course. Additional support is offered through significant formative feedback in practice and assessment.This course guides students through the reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed to prepare for success in academic coursework. At the end of the course, the student should be poised for continued success in the academic world. The content is based on extensive national and state standards research and consultation with reading specialists and classroom teachers. It aligns to state standards for reading and writing and to NCTE/IRA reading and writing standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/155/English-Foundations-I" "English Foundations II","English Foundations II offers a year of skill building and strategy development in reading and writing. Semester one is a reading program designed to help struggling readers develop mastery in the areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills, and media literacy. Semester two is a writing program which builds confidence in composition fundamentals by focusing on the areas of composing, grammar, style, and media literacy. Both semesters are structured around ten mini-units which offer interactive instruction and guided practice in each of the four learning strands. Students read for a variety of purposes and write for a variety of audiences. The workshops stress high interest, engaging use of technology, relevant topics, and robustly scaffolded practice. Students learn to use different types of graphic organizers as they develop and internalize reading and writing process strategies. They build confidence as they develop skills and experience success on numerous low stakes assessments that encourage growth and reinforce learning.The reading program content is based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), International Reading Association (IRA), National Reading Program (NRP), and McREL, standards and aligned to state standards. The writing program is based on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards and aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/156/English-Foundations-II" "AP® Macroeconomics *","AP Macroeconomics students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline. They'll also examine how individuals, institutions, and influences affect people, and how those factors can impact everyone's life through employment rates, government spending, inflation, taxes, and production. The equivalent of a 100-level college-level class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in business, political science and history.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/242/AP®-Macroeconomics-*" "AP® Microeconomics *","AP Microeconomics studies the behavior of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace. Students will learn why the same product costs different amounts at different stores, in different cities, at different times. They'll also learn to spot patterns in economic behavior and how to use those patterns to explain buyer and seller behavior under various conditions. Microeconomics studies the economic way of thinking, understanding the nature and function of markets, the role of scarcity and competition, the influence of factors such as interest rates on business decisions, and the role of government in promoting a healthy economy. The equivalent of a 100-level college course, AP Microeconomics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in business, history, and political science.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/244/AP®-Microeconomics-*" "AP® U.S. History","In AP U.S. History, students investigate the development of American economics, politics, and culture through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, research, and writing. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U.S. History prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in history, political science, economics, sociology, and law.Through the examination of historical themes and the application of historical thinking skills, students learn to connect specific people, places, events, and ideas to the larger trends of U.S. history. Critical-reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments hone students' ability to reason chronologically, to interpret historical sources, and to construct well-supported historical arguments. Students write throughout the course, responding to primary and secondary sources through journal entries, essays, and visual presentations of historical content. In discussion activities, students respond to the positions of others while staking and defending claims of their own. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular opportunities for active learning ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/246/AP®-U.S.-History" "AP® U.S. Government and Politics","Course materials required. See 'Course Materials' below.AP U.S. Government and Politics studies the operations and structure of the U.S. government and the behavior of the electorate and politicians. Students will gain the analytic perspective necessary to critically evaluate political data, hypotheses, concepts, opinions, and processes. Along the way, they'll learn how to gather data about political behavior and develop their own theoretical analysis of American politics. They'll also build the skills they need to examine general propositions about government and politics, and to analyze the specific relationships between political, social, and economic institutions. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U.S. Government and Politics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in political science, law, education, business, and history.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/245/AP®-U.S.-Government-and-Politics" "Texas World Geography","Texas World Geography is specifically aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) World Geography Standards and Benchmarks. The course offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that enables students to explore how geographical features, human relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. Throughout the course students analyze geographic information such as maps, photographs, and demographic statistics. They also describe and evaluate the influence of globalization. To scaffold their analysis, students are given rigorous instruction on how to read and create maps, charts, and graphs.To structure knowledge in a manner that allows students to think as geographers, the course is organized around the geographic themes of location, place, religion, migration, and human environment interaction. These themes are addressed through the lenses of physical geography, cultural geography, political geography, and globalization and economics.Students are supported in applying their new geography skills through a variety of assignments such as Practices, Journals, and Discussions as they examine issues near to home and worldwide.The content is specifically aligned to TEKS World Geography Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/337/Texas-World-Geography" "Texas World History","In Texas World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, travelling, and trading species. Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity of change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.Students build and practice historical thinking skills, learning to connect specific people, places, events and ideas to the larger trends of world history. In critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to reason chronologically, interpret and synthesize sources, identify connections between ideas, and develop well-supported historical arguments. Students write throughout the course, responding to primary sources and historical narratives through journal entries, essays and visual presentations of social studies content. In discussion activities, students respond to the position of others while staking and defending their own claim. The course's rigorous instruction is supported with relevant materials and active learning opportunities to ensure students at all levels can master key historical thinking skills.This course is aligned with the TEKS World History Standards and Benchmarks.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/420/Texas-World-History" "Texas U.S. History","Texas U.S. History traces the nation's history from 1877 to the present. Based on the founding documents of the U.S. government, this course describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation, highlighting political, economic, social, and cultural changes, as well as the nation's evolving role in world affairs.The course begins with a review of major turning points in U.S. history and an analysis of the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Students then examine the attempts to unify the nation following Reconstruction while also exploring the growth of an industrial economy. Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, the course invites students to probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the "information revolution" affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions for women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical thinking skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, analyzing cause-and-effect relationships, and drawing conclusions. These skills are applied to the analysis of primary and secondary sources through direct instruction and written assignments that guide learners step by step through problem-solving activities.The content is specifically aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards and benchmarks for United States History Studies Since 1877. Unit- and semester-level exams are designed to mirror the types of questions students will see on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam for U.S. History.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/421/Texas-U.S.-History" "Geography and World Cultures - Core","Geography and World Cultures offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that enables students to explore how geographic features, human relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. Along the way, students are given rigorous instruction on how to read maps, charts, and graphs, and how to create them.Geography and World Cultures is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.Geography and World Cultures is designed as the first course in the social studies sequence. It develops note-taking skills, teaches the basic elements of analytic writing, and introduces students to the close examination of primary documents.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/173/Geography and World Cultures" "Geography and World Cultures - Honors","Geography and World Cultures is a robust, one-semester course that explores how geographic features, human relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. Along the way, students are given rigorous instruction on how to read maps, charts, and graphs, and how to create them.At the intersection of culture and geography, students learn about art, science, individuals and communities, and history and current events. Students discover how a mountain in the distance can inspire a Sufi poet, how a river blocking a passage occupies a civil engineer and a ship builder alike, and how the sound of a busy Cairo street inspires a musician. Human history is all about cultures meeting — how they influence and inspire each other; what sets one apart from the next; and how they battle each other for land, natural resources, religious dominance, and more.Geography and World Cultures is designed as the first course in the social studies sequence. It develops note-taking skills, teaches analytic writing, and introduces students to the close examination of primary documents.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/226/Geography and World Cultures" "World History - Core","In World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, travelling, and trading species.  Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity and change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.  Students build and practice historical thinking skills, learning to connect specific people, places, events and ideas to the larger trends of world history. In critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to reason chronologically, interpret and synthesize sources, identify connections between ideas, and develop well-supported historical arguments.  Students write throughout the course, responding to primary sources and historical narratives through journal entries, essays and visual presentations of social studies content.  In discussion activities, students respond to the position of others while staking and defending their own claim.  The course's rigorous instruction is supported with relevant materials and active learning opportunities to ensure students at all levels can master the key historical thinking skills.This course is aligned to state standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/174/World History" "World History - Honors","World History is a robust, writing-intensive course that uses multiple perspectives to trace the development of civilizations around the world from prehistory to the present. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge of critical points in history to develop their points of view and apply what they have learned to the promotion of civic action in a rapidly globalizing world. The course explores how human-geographic relationships, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in these civilizations. Students investigate the major religions and belief systems throughout history and learn about the importance of trade and cultural exchange. Other topics include the development of agriculture, the spread of democracy, the rise of nation-states, the industrial era, the spread of imperialism, and the issues and conflicts of the 20th century.World History is designed as the second course in the social studies sequence. Students continue to improve their analytic writing and develop confidence by writing multiple short analytic pieces and longer essays, including document-based questions. Primary documents are embedded in the instruction to encourage students to make frequent connections to evidence from the past.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/227/World History" "World History to the Renaissance - Core","World History to the Renaissance traces the development of civilizations around the world from prehistory to the Renaissance.The course covers major themes in world history, including the development and influence of human-geographic relationships, political and social structures, economic systems, major religions and belief systems, science and technology, and the arts.Topics covered in this course include the birth of civilizations; the classical civilizations of India, China, Greece, and Rome; the rise of new empires such as the Byzantine; and an examination of civilizations in  Africa and North and South America. From there, students journey to the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance.Primary source documents, which appear frequently, encourage students to make connections to evidence from the past. Writing skills are honed through a spiraled sequence of short analytic pieces.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/262/World History to the Renaissance" "World History to the Renaissance - Honors","World History to the Renaissance traces the development of civilizations around the world from prehistory to the Renaissance.The course covers major themes in world history, including the development and influence of human-geographic relationships, political and social structures, economic systems, major religions and belief systems, science and technology, and the arts.Topics covered in this course include the birth of civilizations; the classical civilizations of India, China, Greece, and Rome; the rise of new empires such as the Byzantine; and an examination of civilizations in Africa and North and South America. From there, students journey to the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. Primary source documents, which appear frequently, encourage students to make connections to evidence from the past.Students master historical research and writing techniques and develop confidence in their analytic writing through a sequence of five-paragraph essays and analytic pieces, including document-based questions. Additionally, in a series of web explorations, students use carefully selected Internet resources to gather information for creative writing assignments.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/267/World History to the Renaissance" "World History since the Renaissance (2015)","World History since the Renaissance covers the development of civilizations around the world from the Renaissance to the present.The course covers major themes in world history, including the development and influence of human-geographic relationships, political and social structures, economic systems, major religions and belief systems, the effects of science and technology, the vital role of the arts, and the importance of trade and cultural exchange.Topics covered in this course include the Reformation and its legacy, the Scientific Revolution, European exploration, the Enlightenment, political revolutions, the rise of nation-states, the industrial era, the spread of imperialism, and the issues and conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.Primary source documents, which appear frequently, encourage students to make connections to evidence from the past. Writing skills are honed through a spiraled sequence of short analytic pieces.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/263/World-History-since-the-Renaissance-(2015)" "U.S. History - Core","U.S. History traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the present. Students learn about the Native American, European, and African people who lived in America before it became the United States. They examine the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system. Students investigate the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in civil war. The course describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation and then focuses on its role in modern world affairs.Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, students probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the “information revolution” affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/264/U.S. History" "U.S. History - Honors","U.S. History traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the present. Students learn about the Native American, European, and African people who lived in America before it became the United States. They examine the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system. Students investigate the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in civil war. The course describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation and then focuses on its role in modern world affairs.Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, students probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the “information revolution” affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.Students perfect their ability to use logic and evidence to create persuasive written arguments in five-paragraph essays and in shorter exercises such as document-based questions and analytic discussions.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/269/U.S. History" "U.S. History to the Civil War - Core","This course traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the end of the American Civil War. It emphasizes the colonial period and the creation of a new nation and examines the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system.Students first explore the earliest points of contact between individuals from Europe, Africa, and North America. They then probe the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in the Civil War. Woven throughout this narrative history is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups. The ways in which Americans lived, ate, dressed, and interacted are also highlighted.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/260/U.S. History to the Civil War" "U.S. History to the Civil War - Honors","This course traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the end of the American Civil War. It emphasizes the colonial period and the creation of a new nation and examines the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system.Students first explore the earliest points of contact between individuals from Europe, Africa, and North America. They then probe the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in the Civil War. Woven throughout this narrative history is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups. The ways in which Americans lived, ate, dressed, and interacted are also highlighted. The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.Students perfect their ability to use logic and evidence to create persuasive written arguments in five-paragraph essays and in shorter exercises such as document-based questions and analytic discussions.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/265/U.S. History to the Civil War" "U.S. History since the Civil War - Core","This course traces the nation's history from the end of the Civil War to the present. It describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation, highlighting social policy as well as its role in modern world affairs.Students evaluate the attempts to bind the nation together during Reconstruction while also exploring the growth of an industrial economy. Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, students probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the "information revolution" affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/261/U.S. History since the Civil War" "U.S. History since the Civil War - Honors","This course traces the nation's history from the end of the Civil War to the present. It describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation, highlighting social policy as well as its role in modern world affairs.Students evaluate the attempts to bind the nation together during Reconstruction while also exploring the growth of an industrial economy. Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, students probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the "information revolution" affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.Students perfect their ability to use logic and evidence to create persuasive written arguments in five-paragraph essays and in shorter exercises such as document-based questions and analytic discussions.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/266/U.S. History since the Civil War" "U.S. Government and Politics - Core","In U.S. Government and Politics, students examine the history, principles, and function of the political system established by the U.S. Constitution. Starting with a basic introduction to the role of government in society and the philosophies at the heart of American democracy, this course provides students with the knowledge needed to be informed and empowered participants in the U.S. political system.  Through critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to conduct research, analyze sources, make arguments, and take informed action. In written assignments, students address critical questions about U.S. politics and the role of individual Americans in the politics and political organizations. In discussion activities, students respond to political opinions, take a position, and defend their own claims. Formative and summative assessments provide students — and teachers — with ample opportunities to check in, review, and evaluate students’ progress in the course.This course is aligned to state standards, the College, Career, and Civil Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (2013), the National Standard for Civics and Government (1994), and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/161/U.S. Government and Politics" "U.S. Government and Politics - Honors","U.S. Government and Politics is a vigorous, writing-intensive course that uses the perspective of political institutions to explore the history, organization, and functions of the U.S. government. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge of the structures and processes of governing to develop their own views on current political issues and apply what they have learned to the promotion of civic action. Beginning with basic theories of government, moving to the Declaration of Independence, and continuing to the present day, the course explores the relationship between individual Americans and the governing bodies. It looks closely at the political culture of the country and gains insight into the challenges faced by presidents, congressional representatives, and other political activists. It also covers the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court.U.S. Government and Politics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. Students perform frequent close readings of primary documents and apply those documents to the course content.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/229/U.S. Government and Politics" "U.S. and Global Economics - Core","U.S. and Global Economics offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that provides an introduction to key economic principles. The course covers fundamental properties of economics, including an examination of markets from both historical and current perspectives; the basics of supply and demand; the theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo; theories of value; the concept of money and how it evolved; the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve; Keynesian economics; the productivity, wages, investment, and growth involved in capitalism; unemployment, inflations, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in areas such as China, Europe, and the Middle East.U.S. and Global Economics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a scaffolded series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. They also apply basic mathematics to economic concepts. Students read selections from annotated primary documents and apply those readings to the course content.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/171/U.S. and Global Economics" "U.S. and Global Economics - Honors","U.S. and Global Economics is a wide-ranging course that provides an introduction to key economic principles. Students gain an understanding of choices they must make as producers, consumers, investors, and taxpayers. They have ample opportunity to develop their points of view and apply what they learn to the promotion of civic action. Topics include an examination of markets from both historical and current perspectives; the basics of supply and demand; the theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo; theories of value; the concept of money and how it evolved; the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve; Keynesian economics; the productivity, wages, investment, and growth involved in capitalism; unemployment, inflations, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in areas such as China, Europe, and the Middle East.U.S. and Global Economics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. They also apply basic mathematics to economic concepts. Students read extensive selections from crucial primary documents and apply those readings to the course content.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/230/U.S. and Global Economics" "Florida Economics with Financial Literacy","Florida Economics with Financial Literacy develops students' economic reasoning through an analysis of the U.S. economy, the global economy, and personal finance. The course covers fundamental principles of economics, including an examination of markets from both historical and current perspectives; the basics of supply and demand; the theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo; theories of value; the concept of money and how it evolved; the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve; Keynesian economics; the productivity, wages, investment, and growth involved in capitalism; unemployment, inflation, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in areas such as China, Europe, and the Middle East. The course extends students' understanding of these principles in the context of personal finance, exploring issues such as career planning, budgeting, credit, taxes, investing, insurance, loans, and major purchases.In the course, students hone their analytic writing through a scaffolded series of written assignments. They also apply basic mathematics to economic concepts. Students read selections from annotated primary documents and apply those readings to the course content. Journal activities provide introspective opportunities for students to apply concepts on a personal scale as well as analyze scenarios from a third-party perspective. Discussions help students network with each other by sharing personalized strategies and goals and recognizing the diversity of life and career plans within a group.This course is aligned with Florida’s standards for Economics with Financial Literacy.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/488/Florida-Economics-with-Financial-Literacy" "Multicultural Studies","Multicultural Studies is a one-semester elective history and sociology course that examines the United States as a multicultural nation. The course emphasizes the perspectives of minority groups while allowing students from all backgrounds to better understand and appreciate how race, culture and ethnicity, and identity contribute to their experiences.Major topics in the course include identity, immigration, assimilation and distinctiveness, power and oppression, struggles for rights, regionalism, culture and the media, and the formation of new cultures.In online Discussions and Polls, students reflect critically on their own experiences as well as those of others. Interactive multimedia activities include personal and historical accounts to which students can respond using methods of inquiry from history, sociology, and psychology. Written assignments and Journals provide opportunities for students to practice and develop skills for thinking and communicating about race, culture, ethnicity, and identity.The content and skill focus of this interdisciplinary course is based on the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies as well as the National Standards for History published by the National Center for History in Schools (NCHS).","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/286/Multicultural-Studies" "Sociology","Sociology examines why people think and behave as they do in relationships, groups, institutions, and societies.Major course topics include individual and group identity, social structures and institutions, social change, social stratification, social dynamics in recent and current events, the effects of social change on individuals, and the research methods used by social scientists.In online discussions and polls, students reflect critically on their own experiences and ideas, as well as on the ideas of sociologists. Interactive multimedia activities include personal and historical accounts to which students can respond, using methods of inquiry from sociology. Written assignments provide opportunities to practice and develop skills in thinking and communicating about human relationships, individual and group identity, and all other major course topics.The course content is based on the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/298/Sociology" "North Carolina American History I","This course traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the end of post-Civil War Reconstruction. It emphasizes the colonial period and the creation of a new nation and examines the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system.Students first explore the earliest points of contact between individuals from Europe, Africa, and North America. They then probe the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Woven throughout this narrative history is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups. The ways in which Americans lived, ate, dressed, and interacted are also highlighted.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/511/North-Carolina-American-History-I" "North Carolina American History II","This course traces the nation's history from the end of the period of Reconstruction to the present. It describes the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation, highlighting social policy as well as its role in modern world affairs.Students evaluate the attempts to bind the nation together after Reconstruction while also exploring the growth of an industrial economy. Moving into the 20th and 21st centuries, students probe the economic and diplomatic interactions between the United States and other world players while investigating how the world wars, the Cold War, and the "information revolution" affected the lives of ordinary Americans. Woven through this chronological sequence is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups.The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships. These skills are applied to text interpretation and in written assignments that guide learners step-by-step through problem-solving activities.The content is based on standards from the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/532/North-Carolina-American-History-II" "North Carolina Civics and Economics","North Carolina Civics and Economics offers a tightly focused and scaffolded curriculum that uses the perspective of political institutions to explore the history, organization, and functions of the U.S. government and provides an introduction to key economic principles. The first semester begins with basic theories of government, moving to the Declaration of Independence, and continuing to the present day, the course explores the relationship between individual Americans and the governing bodies. It covers the political culture of the country and gains insight into the challenges faced by presidents, congressional representatives, and other political activists. It also covers the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court.The second semester covers fundamental properties of economics, including an examination of markets from both historical and current perspectives; the basics of supply and demand; the theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo; theories of value; the concept of money and how it evolved; the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve; Keynesian economics; the productivity, wages, investment, and growth involved in capitalism; unemployment, inflations, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in areas such as China, Europe, and the Middle East.North Carolina Civics and Economics is designed to fall in the fourth year of social studies instruction. Students perfect their analytic writing through a scaffolded series of analytic assignments and written lesson tests. They also apply basic mathematics to economic concepts. Students read selections from annotated primary documents and apply those readings to the course content.The content is based on standards from the College, Career, and Civil Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (2013), the National Council for History Education (1997), the National Center for History in the Schools (1996), and the National Council for Social Studies (1994) and is aligned to North Carolina state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/562/North-Carolina-Civics-and-Economics" "Modern World History from 1600","In Modern World History from 1600, students study the major turning points that shaped the modern world including the Enlightenment, industrialization, imperialism, nationalism, political revolutions, the world wars, the Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. By presenting content from multiple perspectives and through diverse primary and secondary source materials, this course provides students with a solid foundation in the history of the modern era and prepares students to be active and informed citizens of the world.  Through critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to conduct research, analyze sources, make arguments, and take informed action. In written assignments, students address critical questions about the history of the modern era. In discussion activities, students respond to diverse opinions, take positions, and defend their own claims. Formative and summative assessments provide students — and teachers — with ample opportunities to check in, review, and evaluate students' progress in the course.This course is aligned to state standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/584/Modern-World-History-from-1600" "Modern World History from 1450","In Modern World History from 1450, students study the major turning points that shaped the modern world including the expansion of Islamic and Asian empires, transoceanic exploration, the Atlantic slave trade, the Enlightenment, industrialization, imperialism, nationalism, political revolutions, the world wars, the Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. By presenting content from multiple perspectives and through diverse primary and secondary source materials, this course not only provides students with a solid foundation in the history of the modern era, but it also prepares students to be active and informed citizens of the world. Through critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their capacity to conduct research, analyze sources, make arguments, and take informed action. In written assignments, students address critical questions about the history of the modern era. In discussion activities, students respond to diverse opinions, take positions, and defend their own claims. Formative and summative assessments provide students — and teachers — with ample opportunities to check in, review, and evaluate students' progress in the course.This course is aligned to state standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/585/Modern-World-History-from-1450" "Texas Personal Financial Literacy","Texas Personal Financial Literacy offers targeted instruction, practice, and review designed to help students develop fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply financial literacy skills.In this course, students engage with important skills and concepts such as college and career planning, applying for financial aid, understanding the typical costs of living, creating and maintain a budget, selecting and using checking and savings accounts, and using credit cards for purchases responsibly. They also learn about different types of credit, credit scores, as well as loans and loan payments including the real-world examples of mortgages and home ownership, car ownership, car payments, and car insurance. Finally, students gain knowledge about multiple types of investments such as CDs, bonds, and stocks.These topics are supported by writing and discussion activities. Journal activities provide opportunities for students to both apply concepts on a personal scale and analyze scenarios. Discussions help students network with one another by sharing personal strategies and goals and recognizing the diversity of life and career plans within a group.To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Texas Personal Financial Literacy includes audio resources in English.This course was designed to meet the Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge standards for Personal Financial Literacy.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/669/Texas-Personal-Financial-Literacy" "AP® Spanish Language","AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply what they learn in extensive written and spoken exercises. The course addresses the broad themes of Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary, a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses, strong command of other language structures, and an ability to use language in many different contexts and for varied purposes. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP Spanish Language prepares students for the AP exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature.This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/271/AP®-Spanish-Language" "Mandarin Chinese I","Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Both Chinese characters and pinyin are presented together throughout the course and specific character practices are introduced after the first quarter. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking regions, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/355/Mandarin-Chinese-I" "Mandarin Chinese II","Students continue their study of Chinese by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Character recognition and practice are a key focus of the course and students are expected to learn several characters each unit. However, pinyin is still presented with characters throughout the course to aid in listening and reading comprehension. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking regions, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/356/Mandarin-Chinese-II" "French I - Core","French I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the verb system, adjective agreement, formal and informal address, reflexive verbs, and past tense. Students also gain an understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe, as well as insight into Francophone culture and people.The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/175/French I" "French I - Honors","Balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language, French I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the verb system, adjective agreement, formal and informal address, reflexive verbs, and past tense. Students also gain an understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe, as well as insight into Francophone culture and people.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/231/French I" "French II - Core","French II teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms in cooking, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes present- and past-tense verb forms and uses, negation, and direct and indirect objects. Students deepen their knowledge of French-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/176/French II" "French II - Honors","Building on French I concepts, French II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives — both in formal and informal address. Balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language, each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms in cooking, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes verb conjugations and uses in the present tense, past tense, and imperative and conditional moods, as well as direct and indirect objects and personal, possessive, and relative pronouns. Students deepen their knowledge of French-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues. To further connect to French culture and people, students are encouraged to view supplementary materials on the Web or to consult community resources or other media.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/232/French II" "German I","Students begin their introduction to German by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/357/German-I" "German II","Students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in German.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/358/German-II" "Latin I","Since mastering a classical language presents different challenges from learning a spoken world language, students learn Latin through ancient, time-honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, provide students with a strong foundation for learning Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on engaging with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from such prestigious authors as Virgil, Ovid, and Lucretius. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/359/Latin-I" "Latin II","Students continue with their study of Latin through ancient, time-honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, prepare students for a deeper study of Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. The emphasis is on reading Latin through engaging with myths from the ancient world which are presented in Latin. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand and use common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).View Course Syllabus","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/360/Latin-II" "Spanish I - Core","Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life, occupations, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the structures and uses of present-tense verb forms, imperatives, adjective agreement, impersonal constructions, formal and informal address, and reflexive verbs. Students explore words used in different Spanish-speaking regions and learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe.The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/177/Spanish I" "Spanish I - Honors","Spanish I covers the five Cs of the ACTFL standard: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The instruction is balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language. Spanish I students learn to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as ecology, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the verb system, adjective agreement, formal and informal address, reflexive verbs, and past tense. Students explore words used in different Spanish-speaking regions, and they learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe. Web explorations give students further insight into the culture and people of the Spanish-speaking world, including the United States.Spanish I is balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language. The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/233/Spanish I" "Spanish II - Core","Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Students expand their vocabulary in topics such as cooking, ecology, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes a review of present-tense verb forms, an introduction to the past tense, the conditional mood, imperatives, impersonal constructions, and reported speech. Students deepen their knowledge of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/178/Spanish II" "Spanish II - Honors","Spanish II covers the five Cs of the ACTFL standard: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The instruction is balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language.Leveraging Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves and their hopes and fears, as well as about topics beyond their own lives — both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Students expand their vocabulary in cooking, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes verb forms, tenses, moods and uses, impersonal constructions, and reported speech. Students deepen their knowledge of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues. Students also are encouraged to consult materials outside the course, such as Web links, community resources, or other media, to better understand Spanish-speaking culture and people.Spanish II is balanced between the thematic and communicative approaches to learning language. The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/234/Spanish II" "Spanish III","In Spanish III, students build upon the skills and knowledge they acquired in Spanish I and II.  The course presents new vocabulary and grammatical concepts in context while providing students with ample opportunities to review and expand upon the material they have learned previously.Students read and listen to authentic materials from newspapers, magazines, and television.  The content is focused on contemporary and relevant topics such as urbanization and population growth in Latin American countries, global health concerns, jobs of the future, and scientific advancements.  The materials engage students as they improve their command of Spanish.Students review the formation and use of regular and irregular verbs in the present and future tenses, as well as the use of reflexive particles and infinitives.  They also expand their understanding of noun and adjective agreement, the comparative and superlative degree of adjectives, and the placement and use of direct and indirect objects and pronouns.  Students expand their vocabulary through exposure to word roots and families, popular slang, the correct use of words that are often confused for one another, and review of concepts such as proper placement of accents and stress.Presentation of new materials is always followed by several interactive, online exercises, allowing students to master the material as they learn it.  Teacher-scored activities provide students with opportunities to use their new Spanish skills both orally and in writing.  Discussion activities allow students to interact with their peers in the target language.The content is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/332/Spanish-III" "Art Appreciation","Art Appreciation is a survey of the history of Western visual arts, with a primary focus on painting. Students begin with an introduction to the basic principles of painting and learn how to critique and compare works of art. Students then explore prehistoric and early Greek and Roman art before they move on to the Middle Ages. Emphasis is placed on the Renaissance and the principles and masters that emerged in Italy and northern Europe. Students continue their art tour with the United States during the 20th century, a time of great innovation as abstract art took center stage. While Western art is the course's primary focus, students will finish the course by studying artistic traditions from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.Coverage of each artistic movement highlights historical context and introduces students to key artists that represent a variety of geographic locations. Throughout the course, students apply what they have learned about art critique to analyze and evaluate both individual artists and individual works of art.Art Appreciation is based on national standards developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, as well as key state standards. It encompasses a variety of skills to enable students to critique, compare, and perhaps influence their own works of art.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/256/Art-Appreciation" "Music Appreciation","Music Appreciation is a streamlined course that introduces student to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the most primitive surviving examples, through the classical to the most contemporary in the world at large. The course is offered in a two-semester format: The first semester covers primitive musical forms, classical music, and American jazz. The second semester presents the rich modern traditions, including: gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip-hop.The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet is bringing musical forms together in new ways from all around the world.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/179/Music-Appreciation" "Health","Health is a valuable, skills-based health education course designed for general education in grades 9 through 12. Health helps students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in a variety of health-related subjects, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety.Through use of accessible information, realistic interactivities, and project-based learning, students apply the skills they need to stay healthy. These skills include identifying and accessing valid health information, practicing self-management, identifying internal and external influences, communicating effectively, making healthy decisions, setting goals, and advocating. Students who complete Health build the skills they need to protect, enhance, and promote their own health and the health of others.The content is based on the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/180/Health" "Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)","Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) combines instruction in health and physical education in a full-year, integrated course. It focuses on developing skills, habits and attitudes to maintain a healthy lifestyle and applying lessons learned to physical fitness. Through active participation and real-world simulations, the course aims to demonstrate firsthand the value of conscientious lifestyle management.HOPE lays a foundation for making healthy decisions by building seven skills: accessing valid health information; analyzing internal and external influences; self-management; interpersonal communication; decision-making; goal setting; and advocacy. Students apply these skills to a variety of topics throughout the course, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety. Successful completion of this course will require parent/legal guardian sign-off on student-selected physical activities on weekly participation reports to verify the student is meeting his or her requirements and responsibilities.This course is based on and aligns to the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for health and physical education.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/351/Health-Opportunities-through-Physical-Education-(HOPE)" "Health Abstinence","Health is a valuable, skills-based health education course designed for general education in grades 9 through 12. Health helps students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in a variety of health-related subjects, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety.Through use of accessible information, realistic interactivities, and project-based learning, students apply the skills they need to stay healthy. These skills include identifying and accessing valid health information, practicing self-management, identifying internal and external influences, communicating effectively, making healthy decisions, setting goals, and advocating. Students who complete Health build the skills they need to protect, enhance, and promote their own health and the health of others.The content is based on the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/573/Health-Abstinence" "Health Extended","Health is a valuable, skills-based health education course designed for general education in grades 9 through 12. Health helps students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in a variety of health-related subjects, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety.Through use of accessible information, realistic interactivities, and project-based learning, students apply the skills they need to stay healthy. These skills include identifying and accessing valid health information, practicing self-management, identifying internal and external influences, communicating effectively, making healthy decisions, setting goals, and advocating. Students who complete Health build the skills they need to protect, enhance, and promote their own health and the health of others.The content is based on the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and is aligned to state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/574/Health-Extended" "Physical Education","Physical Education combines the best of online instruction with actual student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, and muscle toning activities. The course promotes a keen understanding of the value of physical fitness and aims to motivate students to participate in physical activities throughout their lives.Specific areas of study include: Cardiovascular exercise and care, safe exercising, building muscle strength and endurance, injury prevention, fitness skills and FITT benchmarks, goal setting, nutrition and diet (vitamins and minerals, food labels, evaluation product claims), and stress management. The course requires routine participation in adult-supervised physical activities. Successful completion of this course will require parent/legal guardian sign-off on student-selected physical activities and on weekly participation reports to verify the student is meeting his or her requirements and responsibilities.Physical Education is aligned to national and state standards and the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. ","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/181/Physical-Education" "College and Career Preparation I","High school students have many questions about the college application process, what it takes to be a successful college student, and how to begin thinking about their careers.  In College and Career Preparation I, students obtain a deeper understanding of what it means to be ready for college. Students are informed about the importance of high school performance in college admissions and how to prepare for college testing. They know the types of schools and degrees they may choose to pursue after high school and gain wide exposure to the financial resources available that make college attainable.Career readiness is also a focus. Students connect the link between interests, college majors, and future careers by analyzing career clusters. Students come away from this course understanding how smart preparation and skill development in high school can lead into expansive career opportunities after they have completed their education and are ready for the working world.Students who complete College and Career Preparation I have the basic skills and foundation of knowledge to progress into College and Career Preparation II, the capstone course that provides hands-on information about the transition from high school to college and career.The course is based on the American School Counselors Association National Standards for school counseling programs.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/300/College-and-Career-Preparation-I" "College and Career Preparation II","High school students have many questions about the college application process, what it takes to be a successful college student, and how to begin thinking about their careers.  College and Career Preparation II builds on the lessons and skills in College and Career Preparation I. The course provides a step-by-step guide to choosing a college. It walks students through the process of filling out an application, including opportunities to practice, and takes an in-depth look at the various college-admission tests and assessments, as well financial aid options.College and Career Preparation II also instructs students in interviewing techniques and provides career guidance. Students explore valuable opportunities such as job shadowing and internships when preparing for a career.   Students who complete this course obtain a deeper understanding of college and career readiness through informative, interactive critical thinking and analysis activities while sharpening their time management, organization, and learning skills that they learned in College and Career Preparation I.College and Career Preparation II prepares students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and beyond.The course is based on the American School Counselors Association National Standards for school counseling programs.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/301/College-and-Career-Preparation-II" "Business Applications","Business Applications prepares students to succeed in the workplace. Students begin by establishing an awareness of the roles essential to an organization's success, and then work to develop an understanding of professional communications and leadership skills. In doing so, students gain proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software.This course allows students to explore careers in business while learning skills applicable to any professional setting. Through a series of hands-on activities, students will create, analyze, and critique reports, letters, project plans, presentations, and other professional communications. Regular engagement in active learning ensures students can continually refine the skills necessary to prepare them for work. In addition, students will evaluate the qualifications required for specific careers so they can identify opportunities that are of interest to them.Business Applications is an introductory level Career and Technical Education course applicable to programs of study in business, management, and administration; information technology; and other career clusters. This course is aligned with state and national standards. Students who successfully complete the course can go on to obtain the Microsoft® Office Specialist: Microsoft® Office Word certification.**Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/468/Business-Applications" "Introduction to Health Science","Introduction to Health Science provides the foundational knowledge and skills students need for careers in health care. Students begin by exploring the services, structure, and professions of the health care system. The remainder of the course focuses on day-to-day skills and expectations for health professionals, which include promoting wellness, maintaining a safe environment, creating medical records, and practicing good communication, collaboration, and leadership.Using real-life scenarios and application-driven activities, students learn the responsibilities and challenges of being health care professionals. In addition to building their understanding of technical concepts and skills, students evaluate the qualifications required for specific careers and develop personal career plans to pursue work in the health care industry.Introduction to Health Science is an introductory-level Career and Technical Education course for programs of study in health sciences. This course is aligned with state and national standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/469/Introduction-to-Health-Science" "Information Technology Applications","Information Technology Applications prepares students to work in the field of Information Technology. Students will be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, the Internet, web publishing, spreadsheets and database software. Through a series of hand-on activities, students will learn what to expect in the field of Information Technology and begin exploring career options in the field.Information Technology Applications is an introductory level Career and Technical Education course applicable to programs of study in information technology as well as other career clusters. This course is aligned with state and national standards. Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to pursue the Microsoft® Office Specialist certifications in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, as well as IC3 certification.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/470/Information-Technology-Applications" "Intermediate Health Science","Intermediate Health Science extends the foundations of the Introduction to Health Science course and covers basic medical science, terminology, procedures, and regulations. This course will help guide students toward choosing a specific career path in health services, including career paths in emergency medicine, nutrition, and alternative medicine.Using real-life scenarios and application-driven activities, students will extend their knowledge of oral and written communication in health science. Students will have an overview of physiology and medical measurements. Students will also synthesize learning from the Introduction to Health Science course by engaging in analysis of real-life scenarios and deepen their knowledge of various career options. In addition, students will expand their understanding of health and safety systems, how to address emergency situations, and deal with infection control issues.Intermediate Health Science is an intermediate-level Career and Technical Education course for programs of study in health sciences. This course is aligned with state and national standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/471/Intermediate-Health-Science" "Introduction to Business and Marketing","Introduction to Business and Marketing provides the foundational knowledge and skills students need for careers in business and marketing. Students begin exploring roles and functions that business and marketing play in a global society, develop an understanding of the market place, as well as understanding product placement and promotion.                                                                                                                                           Using hands-on activities, students reinforce, apply and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant real-world inspired scenarios. This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills around marketing, pricing, and distribution, while also focusing on economics and interpersonal skills. This course also addresses exploring career options in marketing as well as securing and keeping a job.Introduction to Business and Marketing is as an introductory-level Career and Technical course for programs of study in Business Administration and Management. This course is aligned with state and national standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/552/Introduction-to-Business-and-Marketing" "Intermediate Business and Marketing","Intermediate Business and Marketing provides the intermediate knowledge and skills students need for careers in business and marketing. Students analyze the impact of government, legal systems, and organized labor on business; develop an understanding of business communications and management; and explore legal, ethical, and financial issues in business and marketing. Furthermore, students delve into basic economic concepts including personal finance, economic systems, cost-profit relationships, and economic indicators and trends.                                                                                                                                           Using hands-on activities, students reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant real-world inspired scenarios. This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills around marketing and management, while also focusing on economics and financial literacy. This course also allows students to explore career options in business and marketing.Intermediate Business and Marketing is as an intermediate-level Career and Technical course for programs of study in Business Administration and Management. This course is aligned with state and national standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/572/Intermediate-Business-and-Marketing" "South Carolina Computer Applications","South Carolina Computer Applications provides an introduction to software applications that prepares students to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Students will develop an understanding of professional communications and leadership skills while gaining proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software. Students will also be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study web publishing and design, spreadsheets and database software.This course allows students to explore careers in the fields of business and Information Technology while learning skills applicable to any professional setting. Through a series of hands-on activities, students will create, analyze, and critique reports, letters, project plans, presentations, and other professional communications. Regular engagement in active learning ensures students can continually refine the skills necessary to prepare them for work. In addition, students will evaluate the qualifications required for specific careers so they can identify opportunities that are of interest to them.South Carolina Computer Applications is an introductory level Career and Technical Education course applicable to programs of study in Business Administration and Management; Information Technology; and other career clusters. This course is aligned with South Carolina state standards.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/564/South-Carolina-Computer-Applications" "AP® Biology - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams.  Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP Biology.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/559/AP®-Biology---Exam-Review" "AP® Chemistry - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP Chemistry.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/195/AP®-Chemistry---Exam-Review" "AP® Psychology - Exam Review ","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review is based off of content from AP Psychology.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/197/AP®-Psychology---Exam-Review--" "AP® Environmental Science - Exam Review","","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/579/AP®-Environmental-Science---Exam-Review" "AP® English Language and Composition - Exam Review ","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP English Language and Composition.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/323/AP®-English-Language-and-Composition---Exam-Review-" "AP® English Literature and Composition - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP English Literature and Composition.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/324/AP®-English-Literature-and-Composition---Exam-Review" "AP® U.S. Government and Politics - Exam Review ","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/327/AP®-U.S.-Government-and-Politics---Exam-Review-" "AP® U.S. History - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP U.S. History.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/328/AP®-U.S.-History---Exam-Review" "AP® Macroeconomics - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/325/AP®-Macroeconomics---Exam-Review" "AP® Microeconomics - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student.  *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/326/AP®-Microeconomics---Exam-Review" "AP® Spanish Language - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP Spanish Language.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/329/AP®-Spanish-Language---Exam-Review" "AP® Calculus AB - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams. Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP Calculus AB.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/192/AP®-Calculus-AB---Exam-Review" "AP® Statistics - Exam Review","AP® Exam Review is an online study resource that prepares students for the College Board® Advanced Placement® exams.  Diagnostics identify areas of weakness and create a study plan of online tutorials unique to each student. The AP Exam Review includes content included in both semesters of AP Statistics.*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.","2017-01-24 09:15:51","course-listings","Admin","/courses/catalog/product-detail/193/AP®-Statistics---Exam-Review"