Earth Science 11 explores both current issues that our planet is facing as well as processes that have shaped the planet we call home. The course focuses around five big ideas: how Earth materials are formed, changed and used as resources; tectonic plate motion and theory; how weather systems are created and impacted by climate change and water distribution; and the explanations of the origin and interactions of Earth within the solar system through Astronomy. The course delivers instruction through lessons and media, and students make notes through learning packages. There are assignments, chapter tests and projects in which students will apply their understanding and develop competencies
Economics 12 provides students with opportunities to analyze the effects of economic activity on our society, the nation, and the global community. Students will gain an understanding of the principles behind government and social policies. The study of economics will give students an understanding of personal, professional, and business decisions regarding the allocation of resources they will be required to make throughout their lives. As well, the study of current economic developments, trends and issues will enable students to improve their educational and career choices.
- explore how music is made electronically
- listen and learn about the history of electronic music
- discover electronic music by reflecting on a number of classic EDM songs
- learn about counting beats and arranging music, using computers
- explore instrumentation, rhythm, back beats and drumming
- produce their own music, using free online tools
- create music, starting with the drums and bass, and then adding the melody
- practice how to work with sound effects and filters, such as reverb, delay and many more
- create two original songs and upload them
English 11 integrates reading, writing, mechanics, listening, and oral response in each unit. Readings include a variety of writing styles and genres. Writing is focused on personal response while adhering to specific rules of a variety of writing styles. One novel is studied (students choose one novel to read from a list of five). Essays are incorporated into each unit based on previous work in the course. Macbeth is the Shakespearean play studied using a variety of materials to enhance understanding and to make the reading of the play easier. A few oral readings/recordings are required to meet the oral response component of the learning outcomes.
The English Studies 12 course offers opportunity for personal development in the context of making connections.
Students will consider diverse perspectives and practice the respectful exchange of ideas in asynchronous online class conversations with peers. Students will be invited to think deeply through assignments, designed to guide the realization of awareness and skills toward sharing insight rather than just information.
The Big Ideas articulated in BCEd Plan’s new curriculum are explored through the six units in the course: perspective, reconciliation, story, media and pop culture, issues, and author study. Within these units students will recognize culturally relevant and current authors such as Rupi Kaur, Gord Downie, and Margaret Atwood, alongside names that may be less familiar, such as Buffy Ste. Marie, Wab Kinew, and Randy Pausch. In addition to traditional communication methods such as the expository essay, students will encounter podcasts, spoken word performances, and hashtags.
Past students have shared that completion of this course resulted in unexpected personal growth as well as an expansion of both self and cultural awareness.
In Explorations in Social Studies 11 students will build a strong foundation across many skill sets, engage in inquiry and community based learning, and improve critical thinking abilities.
Students will explore various perspectives of the past, present, and future of cultures and geography through the lenses of law, social justice, philosophy, and economics. This course will allow students to enhance their understanding of our world and their place in it.
This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits.
This course will provide students with an in-depth look into the beauty industry with a focus on areas of fashion, make-up, and fashion photography. Students will learn the basic techniques of beauty and special effects make-up. They will be introduced to the trends and history of the beauty industry dating back to early human civilisation. Students will learn and utilize basic photography skills to capture their looks and to develop an artistic eye. Students will look critically at the beauty industry and its profound effects on today’s society. The idea of make-up artistry and fashion design as careers will also be explored to allow students to see these as a viable career routes.
How do you take a Foods & Nutrition course online, you ask?
It’s simple. Several online resources help you experiment with cooking, while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes for present and future applications. You have the opportunity to show your learning in a variety of ways.
Having a digital camera or Smartphone to photograph your finished products is essential. This course is both creative and fun!