Trimester One (Sept-Nov)
0.5 cr. for English Composition - Travel Blogging
Composition (5 hrs/wk = 60 hrs total)
- Blogging our "Scampering across the Southwest ... Rocks!" travels
Reading (6 hrs/wk; NC)
- Book List: assigned and free choices per CHA Lit List 9
0.33 cr. for Geometry (2nd trimester)
Technology: GeoGebra software
Supplementary: Girls Get Curves by Danica McKellar
Additional Activities: Engage in hands-on projects in algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, strategy, and logic. Read fun math books. Work puzzles and play games.
1 cr. for Geology w/ 6-week field experience "lab"
Supplemental Resources: see "Geology" in right side menu
Written Texts: Roadside Geology of ... Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (4 books from the series)
*** Scampering Across the Southwest ... Rocks! ***
The Keely family will spend six+ weeks camping our way across the southwest U.S.A. in our 16' Scamp trailer visiting national parks (including Arches, Bryce, Canyon Lands, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Zion), cool geological sites, and having adventures (e.g. mule ride, spelunking, white water rafting, zip lining). Geology of the Southwest is the focus particularly on rocks and formation of the landscapes. Smaller studies include regional history, geography, culture, art, and architecture.
0.25 cr. for Elective - Digital Media 201
Digital Media 201 - Take photographs of "Landscapes and Adventures in the Southwest" with a focus on artistic composition and light.
0.5 cr. for Art Skill - Intermediate Sketching
0.25 cr. for Art Appreciation - Native American Art and Architecture
Art Skill: Intermediate Sketching - Landscapes of the Southwest
Art Appreciation: Navajo beading, textiles, ceramics, and Anasazi architecture including field trips to museums in Santa Fe NM, living pueblo in Taos NM, and ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde CO
0.5 cr. for PE/Fitness - Backcountry Sports
Fitness: Backpack the Tetons, kayak the Puget Sound, zipline in the Columbia River Gorge, hike the southwest deserts and National Parks in Utah/Arizona/NewMexico, high ropes course "in the trees" in AZ, mule ride down into Grand Canyon, and raft the Colorado River in Glen Canyon
Clubs: Active with two Teen Book Clubs that meet monthly (FVRL) to discuss books. Active in BSAT Teen Writing Group that meets monthly to share writing and provide each other constructive feedback. (3 hrs/month + lots of reading/writing homework)