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Detroit Edison Public School Academy “Hallmark of Excellence� 1903 Wilkins, Detroit, Michigan 48207 Telephone (313) 833-1100 Fax (313) 833-8653 www.detroitedisonpsa.org

Ralph C. Bland, Superintendent

High School Curriculum Description cross: (verb) 1. to move from one side to another 2. to pass over mediocrity

2011-2012


Curriculum Guide

9th Grade Literature The Reading Edge High School is a comprehensive, cohesive literacy program that arms students with the skills and strategies they need to read, understand, and learn from content-area texts. Students read a variety of texts including primary sources, informational texts in science, technology, math, history, art, and social sciences, as well as essays, poetry, speeches and short stories. These readings are typical of complex text encountered in high school content area classes, textbooks, and on college entrance exams. Students receive explicit instruction in the metacognitive strategies they need for critical reading of these texts, stating and supporting an opinion, and connecting ideas across texts.

10th Grade Literature Complete coverage of state standards have been incorporated into an effective and manageable teaching plan for teachers. Highly engaging visuals and contemporary lesson designs have been carefully crafted into the program to ensure students will be easily engaged and stay highly motivated as they experience outstanding literature, poetry, and contemporary media.

Science 9th Grade-Physics Conceptual physics offers Exploration that ignites the interest of the student with meaningful examples and hands-on activities. This book displays Concept Development - Expand understanding with engaging narrative and visuals, multimedia presentations, and a wide range of concept-development questions and exercises. The book also offers Application - Reinforce and apply key concepts with hands-on laboratory work, critical thinking, and problem solving.

10th Grade-Modern Biology Modern Biology offers a comprehensive phylogenetic approach to biology and presents key concepts within a historical framework to ensure students understand that scientific theories are developed over time and are dynamic. 2


Social Science 9th Grade-American History

This high school American History program helps you bring history to life with a narrative that motivates students to learn. Explore student-friendly content Instructional visuals, Quick Facts charts, and Online Interactive Maps provide all students with access to the content and ensure mastery.

10th Grade World History

High-interest, engaging visuals and interactive technology help make history accessible to all students. Tips and activities for struggling readers, English Language Learners, and gifted and talented students along with customized test preparation provide support to a wide range of students. First-hand accounts of history and document-based questions help your students develop and improve their critical-thinking skills. A variety of primary sources, which are integrated into the narrative, can be found in the Primary Sources Handbook and are featured on the Electronic Library of Primary Sources CD-ROM. World History: Patterns of Interaction focuses on key concepts, themes, and patterns of interaction found throughout history. Your students will connect to the events and ideas of the past and see global connections.

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WSU MATH PROGRAM AT DEPSA-ECE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Pre-Algebra This course covers the Real Numbers – including the Integers, fractions, decimals and irrational numbers – and the operations on these numbers. Students recognize numbers in various forms and convert between those forms. They learn how the numbers are ordered. The operations are presented in terms of their basic properties, computational algorithms and applications. Algebra 1 Algebra 1 covers the fundamentals of Algebra as the study of the operations on the Real Numbers. The Topics include operating on and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, problem solving, graphing and solving linear systems. Algebra 2 Algebra 2 presents Algebra as the gateway to higher mathematics and begins the serious study of functions. Topics include the properties of the real number system, solving advanced equations including radical and rational equations, solving non-linear inequalities, an introduction to functions and their graphs, linear and quadratic functions, generalized exponents and logarithms and graphing conic sections. Pre-Calculus This is a course on the elementary functions. General functions are covered in terms of basic definitions and concepts. The families of functions studied include the polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Each family is presented in terms of basic definitions, properties, graphs and applications. Pre-Calculus Honors This course covers the same topics as Pre-Calculus but moves at a faster pace and presents the material at a higher and more mathematically sophisticated level. Concepts of Calculus will be introduced. Geometry This course covers plane geometry from an axiomatic point of view. Students learn the essentials of logic and the basics of proof writing. Topics covered include the undefined terms, segments and rays, angles, parallel lines, polygons – focusing on the basic properties of triangles and quadrilaterals – and circles. An introduction to three-dimensional geometry, covering volume and surface area, will be presented as well.

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Fine Arts Our curriculum program offers a course of instruction in physical education/health (Glencoe), instrumental band, art (Adventures in Art), French (McDougal Littell) and Mandarin Chinese (Ni Hao). Fine Arts staff is certified and trained to teach our arts and music courses. In our Elementary Academy the students begin their studies through singing, playing simple instruments and listening to a range of different styles of music from different cultures. They eventually move on to create and perform a range of artistic works and play in our instrumental band or sing in our award-winning choir. Students with disabilities, special needs, or who are atrisk are supported through differentiated instruction in the classroom as part of our school-wide inclusion model. We use an interdisciplinary approach, making learning more coherent and enjoyable. Our curriculum asks students to solve genuine problems that require them to draw on several disciplines to arrive at the answers. Teachers utilize and implement many techniques and strategies to make education come alive. Students learn by addressing challenging, real-world problems. They read, write, investigate, experiment, and analyze, as well as present ideas through visual arts and a variety of media. Our curriculum stimulates all of the senses, draws on a range of skills, and reveals a multitude of talents.

French/Chinese: In Grades 6th-10th Chinese Link/Discovering French program is designed for beginning students of Chinese/French. The text and supporting materials guide the students to develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing the language, as well as gaining understanding of culture.

Physical EducationPre-K-9th Physical education/health offers students the opportunity to focus on exercise, nutrition and sportsmanship. The Physical Education program is designed to help all students build the skills they will need to lead physically active lifestyles. Physical Education involves children in various age appropriate activities that are aligned with the State of Michigan Standards. Students will be engaged in physical activities that will help them learn motor skills, movement patterns, fitness, and personal, social behaviors and values. During the course of the school year students will learn and practice various physical fitness skills while integrating other subjects such as math, science, writing and reading. Students will participate in the Presidential Fitness Challenge to help learn how to set goals and improve physical fitness. Students will participate in team activities to help them learn life skills such as communicating effectively, cooperation and being supportive of others. Students will be assessed in different ways on cognitive, psychomotor and affective objectives. The Health Education program is designed to help all students increase health knowledge while improving their health skills and behaviors. The vision for the health education curriculum is designed through the use of the Michigan Health Education Standards and Benchmarks. Students will build functional knowledge and skills from year to year that are developmentally appropriate. During the course of the school year, students will be engaged in subject areas which focus on health promotion, disease prevention and principles for personal, family and community health issues. In addition, students will be exposed to subject areas such as accessing information, health behaviors, influences, goal setting, decision making, social skills and advocacy. The curriculum is designed to address these areas of critical health issues in the effort that students will maintain a healthy lifestyle during the school year and beyond.

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