## English 3

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 11 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

In this course, you will learn reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the study of literature and the composition of both analytical and creative written works. Specifically, the literature we will study in this class will be divided into three themes: American Poets, Historical Non­Fiction, and Drama.

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Unit 1 ­ American Poets

• Lesson 1 ­ Edgar Allan Poe
• Lesson 2 ­ Emily Dickinson
• Lesson 3 ­ Walt Whitman
• Lesson 4 ­ Langston Hughes
• Lesson 5 ­ Robert Frost
• Lesson 6 ­ Misc. Other Poets

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Unit 2 ­ Historical Non-Fiction

• Lesson 1 ­ William Bradford
• Lesson 2 ­ Thomas Jefferson
• Lesson 3 ­ Interesting Narrative
• Lesson 4 ­ Harriet Jacobs
• Lesson 5 ­ Frederick Douglass
• Lesson 6 ­ Abraham Lincoln

## Algebra 2

Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms.

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Unit 1: Linear Equations and Inequalities

• Lesson 1: Relations and Functions
• Lesson 2: Slope
• Lesson 3: Special Functions
• Lesson 4: Systems of Equations
• Lesson 5: Solving Systems of Equations in 3 Variables
• Lesson 6: Systems of Inequalities

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• Lesson 1: Graph Quadratic Functions
• Lesson 2: Solve by Factoring
• Lesson 3: Complex Numbers
• Lesson 4: Completing the Square
• Lesson 6: Analyzing Graphs

## Economics with Financial Literacy

Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

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Unit 1: Introduction to Economics

• Lesson 1: Fundamental Economic Concepts
• Lesson 2: Economic Systems
• Lesson 3: Demand & Supply
• Lesson 4: Markets, Decision-Making and Market Structure

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Unit 2: Economic Issues and Institutions

• Lesson 1: Employment, Wages and Labor
• Lesson 2: Sources of Government Revenue & Government Spending
• Lesson 3: Financial Markets

## Chemistry 1

Why is Chemistry important? All things are made up of atoms, and atoms behave in predictable ways. If you know the name of an element from the Periodic table, you can predict the characteristics of that element: the mass, what state the atoms are in, and how they will react with other atoms. Why did the Hindenburg explode, while the Goodyear blimp never does? How do Forensic Chemists determine that someone was poisoned? How does Ozone form, and why is it important? All these are covered in Chemistry.

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Unit 1: Atoms and the Periodic Table

• Lesson 1: The Atom: From Philosophical Idea to Scientific Theory
• Lesson 2: The Structure of the Atom
• Lesson 3: Counting Atoms
• Lesson 4: The Development of a New Atomic Model
• Lesson 5: The Quantum Model of the Atom

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Unit 2: Chemical Formulas and Equations

• Lesson 1: Introduction to Chemical Bonding
• Lesson 2: Covenant and Molecular Compounds
• Lesson 3: Ionic Bonding and Ionic Compounds
• Lesson 4: Metallic Bonding