2nd Block Class Description
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Class

Description of class.

grade level

Shultz(2nd only) Green ( 2,3 and 4)

Engineering

Basic Engineering and Design Principles (Project Based)

11, 12

Kelley

Life Skills and General Wellness - GIRLS

This class is a general life skills/wellness course for teen girls. We cover mental health, physical health, nutrition, skin care, relationships, and a variety of other topics that pertain to teen girls

9-12

Timoshchuk

Life Skills and General Wellness - BOYS

This is a general life skills/wellness course for guys.

9-12

Moses

FBLA Comp Prep Class

FBLA students will be focused on competitive events for FBLA Regional/State Competition

9-12

 Rushworth

Current Events

This class uses CNN10 and the Chattanooga Times Free Press daily paper as well as a variety of other resources to cover Local, State, National and International news.

9-10

Carol Bird

Public Speaking

It’s inevitable... at some point you will be asked to deliver a speech or presentation! Learn the basics of public speaking:  content, organization, knowing your audience, effective delivery and proper preparation.  Students will analyze what constitutes a great speech or presentation, develop skills and have the opportunity to practice in a small group setting.

9-12

McElhaney

Read and Chill

Need a break during the day?  Do you like to read?  if so, come read and chill!  We like to read what we want and share what we've read.  If you need some quiet downtime to journey far away in the world of reading, then this is the class for you!

9-12

 Anderson

Film Studies

The focus of Film Studies is to broaden students’ understanding of visual literacy by developing the skills needed to analyze visual media critically. This will include an introduction to the basic elements of film such as cinematography, mise en scéne, sound, editing, and acting. Students will explore these elements and analyze how their use can create meaning and impact an audience. Students will view a variety of films chosen to represent different cultures, periods of film history, and genre.

9-12

Kidd

Civic engagement

Students will explore civil rights and civic responsibilities of US citizens.  The course includes an end of course project on a related topic chosen by each student.

11-12

Melissa Sloan

Warfare: The Civil War

A study of the battles, leadership, weapons and methods of warfare as seen in the US Civil War.

9-12

 Lawson

AP Study Skills

For student in AP Classes only, this is a chance to prepare for AP exams

11-12

 

 

 

 

 Duff

The Total Money Makeover Book Study

We study Dave Ramsey's book on how to make money work for you. I put the students in a two month real life "Life Game" to help them feel what it is like to have to pay all of their bills and how life can throw you a curve ever so often.

9-12

 Friedlander

FFA Leadership and Competition Prep

Students involved in the Hixson FFA Chapter can use this time to plan and execute activities that serve the larger chapter. We focus practicing the FFA Motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to  Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve."

9-12

Price

French Food and Culture

Learn about the sights and sounds of France (and the smells of the food!) during this 9 weeks.   Students will learn about France's culture, history, geography, and language while researching other French speaking countries.  The class is limited to 20 students, and each member is asked to donate $5-$10 to help cover the cost of "Food Fridays."

9-12

Foster

Grammar Workshop

Are your grammar and language skills what they should be for the 21st century workplace? Students in various disciplines need to be able to express themselves clearly and precisely in today’s global marketplace. Excellent grammar and language skills facilitate greater understanding and expand opportunities, while students who lack such skills often find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. This course provides a much-needed pre-writing workshop for those who need a stronger introduction to language skills, or for who simply want to perfect their English grammar.

9-12

Valenza

Tuck Everlasting Novel Study

This class will be an in depth reading of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting--a novel about a family who can never die. It will explore concepts discussed in the novel such as everlasting life through Socratic seminars, presentations, close reads, and creative assignments. We will discuss figurative language and make comparisons to the movie adaptation of the novel.

9-12

Valenza

The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe

This class will delve into the works of Edgar Allan Poe, focusing on Poe's bizarre and saddening background which served as inspiration for most of his works. We will also discuss the impact he had on the literary world. As a class we will read some of Poe's poetry and short stories and compare them to modern media and other interpretations.

9-12

Jones

Ceramics

A comprehensive exploration into clay and ceramics. Hand, coil, and slab construction. Firing and glazing ceramics pieces.

9-12

Shultz

Aquatic Life

The course of environmental science based on aquatic life and habitat. This will include water testing, species identification, and development of grant research.

9-12

Shultz

Science Olympiad Team

A team of students completing in a the State Science Olympiad which includes 23 events in all science majors.

9-12

Foster

Rudimental Drumming

This course introduces students to the basics of rudimental drumming. Topics to be explored include reading music and rhythms, percussion rudiments, proper playing technique, fundamental music terminology, and ensemble performance.

9-12

Dalton

East Asian Studies

A study of the culture, politics, history, and current events in East Asia.

9-12

Dalton

Native American Studies

A historical and cultural study of Native Americans covering North America, South America, and the Caribbean.

9-12

Dalton

Savages: A Study in the History of Conquest and War

A historical study of many of the groups and cultures infamous for conquest and dominance. Possible topics include; the Spartans, the Huns, the Vikings, the Mongols, the Goths, the Celts, the Crusaders, the Apache, the Conquistadors, the Musketeers, the Soviets, the Aztec, the Inca, the Nazis, the Maori, and the Samurai.

9-12

Crowe

7 Habits of a highly effective Teen

Study the 7 habits - a Steven Covey book

9-12

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