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English 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

 

English 12 is about using the English language to
its best effect in both fiction and non-fiction writing. This course will
help you explore how various authors have created stories that carry readers
to another place and time, and how others make arguments clear and compelling.
Reading and writing exercises will also challenge you to become more critical
in how you make the English language your own.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 and 11
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

  • English 12 Source File,
  • one novel (Obasan, The Kite Runner, or Keeper’n
    Me
    ),
  • Writing on the Run! (workbook
    & CD),
  • The New Canon,
  • English 12 Companion Website,
  • Oxford
    Next Hamlet website

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Students will be completing journals, assignments,
projects and tests for the following modules:

 

Module 1:  Connecting the
Dots

Section 1 – Health Trends; Food Fact & Fiction;
Where does your food come from?
Section 2 – How Advertising Works; Regulating the Industry; Garment Labour
& Supply Chain
Section 3 – From Your Home to the Biome; Think Globally; Act Locally
Section 4 - Managing Information; Evaluating Your Sources; Structure & Form
in the Research Paper

 

Module 2/3/4:  Short
Prose & Novel Study

Section 1 – Introducing Fiction
Section 2 – Novel Setting & History
Section 3 – Fiction Up Close
Section 4 – Preparing for the Provincial Exam

 Module 5:  Poetry

Section 1 – Listening; Being the Poem's Instrument;
Sound Patterns
Section 2 – Haikus & Long Poems; Mechanics of Form; How Does a Poem Mean?;
Visual Poetry in the Digital Age
Section 3 – Making Friends with Your Muse; A Sensory Tour; Poetry Workshop;
Writing About Poetry
Section 4 - Preparing for the Exam; Grammar Check-up

 

Module 6:  William
Shakespeare's Hamlet (no test for this module)

Section
1 – Setting a Reader's Mental Image
Section 2 – Upsetting the Prince's Mental Stage
Section 3 – Play Within a Mousetrap
Section 4 - Hamlet the Mad Murderer
Section 5 – Graveyard, Poisons & Swordplay

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00

Earth Science 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Earth Science 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
J Bumby
Course Description
Description: 

Earth Science 11 is an introduction to the diverse aspects of earth and space science. Earth Science is a web-based applied science course that introduces geology, astronomy, oceanography, hydrology, and plate tectonics. There are online labs and assessment is done through the LXR testing program.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Earth Science 11 (11th Edition)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Rocks and Minerals

Section 1 - Introduction and Maps

Section 2 - Rocks and Minerals

Module 2: Fossils, Plate Tectonics

Section 1 - Earthquakes

Section 2 - Geological Time

Module 3: Hydrosphere

Section 1 - Wind, Water and Ice

Section 2 - Oceans

Section 3 - Atmosphere

Section 4 - Weather and Climate

Module 4: Astronomy

Section 1 - Earth, Moon, Tides

Section 2 - Solar System

Section 3 - Universe

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)

Course Info
Course Title: 
Piano, Intro Online (FNA11B)
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course covers information a beginning piano player needs to know to become familiar with the instrument. C major scale and the relative chords are introduced. All music is notated and can be accessed by video. Basic chord progressions are introduced in C, F, and G major. Elements of musicianship and musical notation are also introduced as the student learns the standard way of reading music. This helps to prepare the musician to be a proficient sight-reader.  The elements of rhythm, harmony, and dynamics are taught in this classroom.  Many details relating to these topics are
demonstrated. This comprehensive course is perfect for learning the fundamentals of playing the piano.  Students successfully completing this course receive 2 Fine Arts 11 B (FNA11B) credits toward graduation.

 

Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

History 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
History 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

History 12 Online provides an introduction to the history of the 20th century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. While studying these events, students learn skills necessary to interpret historical events, including the following: how to ensure historical information is accurate and relevant; how to develop historical empathy; and how to present clear, logical arguments based on a thorough knowledge of events. History 12 is an excellent preparation course for those who want to take humanities or social science courses in university.

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

A Map History Of The Modern World
The World This Century
Global Forces
20th Century History

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - Exam

Module 2 - Exam

Module 3 - Exam

Module 4 - Exam

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

Most of our modern guitar music stems from styles relating to Blues music concepts from Jazz, Country, and Rock n’ Roll to the latest music fads. Chord shapes, progressions, rhythm patterns, and other essentials are vital in all genres of guitar music. This course goes into a detailed study of playing guitar in relation to modern music: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and related styles originating from 12-bar chord progressions. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 10 recommended
Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Guitar, Instrumental Music 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Monkman
Course Description
Description: 

This course has the most popular repertoire for classical guitar written in tablature. Students will need to become fluent in reading tablature to progress through this course. In addition, this course demonstrates the more popular open tunings and gives ample material to practice them.  Advanced players frequently tune the guitar in various open tunings to facilitate their technique in more challenging repertoire. You must have a guitar for this course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Guitar Music 11 recommended
Proctored Exams: 
No
Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Information Technology 10 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Information Technology 10 Online
Grade Level: 
10
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Hayes
Course Description
Description: 

Information Technology 10 offers a wide variety of learning opportunities to students of all levels of computer usage and skill. Students who are new to the world of technology and those continuing from other technology courses will find interesting challenges and great possibilities in this course. Information Technology 10 assignments and projects allow a high level of personal creativity and individuality as students develop their skills and knowledge. Participation in weekly online vClass / Elluminate Live! Meetings and various alternative assignments that are offered throughout the school year is strongly encouraged. This is a great elective course to give students a solid understanding of technology that can be applied both in other courses and outside of the school environment.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
0
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

Computer (Mac/PC)

FVDES FirstClass Account

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - Know Your Computer

Module 2 - HTML Programming

Module 3 - Spreadsheets

Module 4 - Databases

Module 5 - Pascal Programming

Other module options available in discussion with teacher

English 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Jeansonne
Course Description
Description: 

English 11 Online continues to build upon the skills and knowledge of previous English courses. Students will study short prose and poetry, and deepen their understanding of literary concepts and devices. Students will read a novel and a Shakespearian drama (Macbeth), as well as explore issues in media and advertising. Writing will be an important part of the course, with particular emphasis placed upon complex paragraphs and essays.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 is strongly recommended
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The following resources are
required for this course:

Module 3:
Lord of the Flies 

Module 4:
Tragedy of Macbeth
(text: The Folger Edition)

Macbeth (BBC DVD)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1:  Communication in all
its many forms: reading, writing, speaking and                          comprehending.  It has four
sections.

Section 1 - Active reading, strategies for critical reading and thinking,
effective                          communication and group process
Section 2 - Process of
researching and writing a research report

Section 3 - Short stories and
narrative poems (review of elements of fiction)
Section 4 - Critically
evaluate and respond to work of fiction as well as write and recite a speech

You will also write a test
at the end of Module 1.

Module 2:  Poetry and Prose

Section
1 – Responding to poetry, imagery and symbolism, figurative language and sound
devices
Section 2 – Forms of poetry, rhyme, rhythm and scansion, interpreting poetry,
sonnets, writing poetry, interpreting poetry

The test for Module 2 is
written in conjunction with Module 3 after you have completed both Module 2 and
Module 3.

Module 3:  Novel Study (Lord
of the Flies
)

Section
1 – Part 1 of the novel study
Section 2 – Part 2 of the novel study

The test for Module 2 and
Module 3 is written once you have completed both Module 2 and Module 3.

Module 4:  The Tragedy of
Macbeth

Section
1 – Introduction to Shakespeare's Macbeth
Section 2 – The Demise of Macbeth
Section 3 – Interpreting a Shakespearean Tragedy

You will also write a
test at the end of Module 4.

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00

Business Information Management 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Business Information Management 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
D Miller
Course Description
Description: 

This interactive online course is one of three business-focused courses teaching business concepts while working on projects in Microsoft Office. While students can choose which specific modules in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to work on, the suggested focus in this course is on Microsoft Excel. Spreadsheets are used extensively in financial type occupations like banking, investment advising, and in particular, accounting. This course is a great partner with Accounting 11.

Please Note: Students will need a computer program called Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred) which is not provided by this school.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

PC - Microsoft Office (Office 2003 Preferred)
Mac - Microsoft Office (Office 2004 Preferred)
Please note: FVDES does not provide this software

No. Modules: 
4

Comparative Civilizations 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Comparative Civilizations 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do
geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will
explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how
they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas
spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a
larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of
Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and
their environments.

Pre-requisites: 
None
No. Exams: 
2
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Must have access to the Internet.

No. Modules: 
2
Course Modules: 

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between physical and cultural geography.
  • List the subfields of human geography.
  • Understand relevance of culture and cultural ecology to geography.
  • Discuss theories of environmental determinism and possibilism.
  • Relate the history of how modern geography has evolved.

 

Unit 2: Population

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between population density and population distribution.
  • Discuss the importance of patterns of composition.
  • Describe the purpose of population pyramids.
  • Analyze historical population trends and projections.
  • Discuss regional variations of demographic transitions.

 

Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between culture traits and culture trait complexes.
  • Describe the methods of cultural diffusion.
  • Discuss the relevance of acculturation.
  • Understandhe environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Identify cultural landscapes and cultural identities.

 

Unit 4: Language

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • List the major language families in the world.
  • Examine the branches of language families.
  • Consider the relevance of the English language as a means of communication.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Discuss how languages evolve over time.

 

Unit 5: Religion

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the origins of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
  • Describe the diffusion of Buddhism into China.
  • Consider the importance of holy days to different religions.
  • Understand the relationship between religion and environment.
  • Identify religious conflicts.

 

Unit 6: Ethnicity, Gender, & Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe how ethnicities become clustered.
  • Consider the different types of segregation.
  • Discuss how class relates to ethnicity and gender.
  • Identify the differences between a nation-state, a part-nation
    state, a multinational state, and a stateless nation.
  • List examples of ethnic conflict.

 

Unit 7: Political Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of a State.
  • List the different shapes of States.
  • Understand the importance and diversity of borders.
  • Consider the consequences of colonialism and imperialism.
  • Describe the history of the United Nations.

 

Unit 8: Agriculture

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the Von Thünen Model.
  • Identify the different types of agricultural mechanization.
  • Comprehend the importance and purpose of animal domestication.
  • Understand the value of crop rotation.

Understand the purpose of chemical farming.

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00
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