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Fall 2014 Curriculum


Mexican Muralist Movement

Murals have become focal points where communities can display their history and pay homage to leaders. The movement was strongest from 1920 to 1950, as the government sponsored artists to produce art that combined the past and the future. The Three Great Ones: Siqueiros, Rivera and Orozco were the vanguard of the movement. Students will compare and contrast murals, compose a sketch of a mural that depicts current day issues and leaders along with historic milestones.

Writing for Theater and Screen

By writing and performing their original scenes, students will be energized and discover the potential of theater as story telling and reflecting reality. Exercises will support students as they develop their scenes and educators as they facilitate the daily lessons and the culminating project. Conventions of Theater and Screenplay writing are presented clearly and supported with exercises.


English Language Arts

Expository Essay Writing

Of the three main writing structures that timed writing assessments demand from students, expository writing remains mysterious. Strategies on outlining, citing sources and quoting sources to support arguments are introduced to students with graphic organizers, webquests and optional online collaboratively written compositions.

Creative Writing Poetry Workshop

Over the course of three sessions students will write four poems on themes that are age appropriate and that will encourage participation. Ideal for building community and brief readings support presentation skill development. The workshop includes poem models for each day, workshop critiquing guidelines and one homework assignment is included between day 2 and day 3.

CAHSEE Writing Program

Our writing exercises and artifacts provide students a focused selection of writing samples. By structuring a unit based on writing expectations, students will demystify the writing format and scoring structure associated with the CAHSEE. Exercises include scoring writing samples, planning and completing a composition within the specified time frame with the support of concise explanations and graphic organizers.



Business Plan Competition

Students will work together in teams to create and debate a classroom developed business model. Groups will organize in management, marketing and evaluation teams. Students will choose from several business ideas and modify these plans to adapt to their own community needs.



Nutrition and Foods We Eat

As youth are exposed to hundreds of ads for snacks and fast food, there is an interest in food as social experiences that don't provide enough nutrition necessary for health and learning. Since the 80's, processed food has made astonishing gains and educators understand the effects of hunger and nutrition on student learning. In this unit, students will conduct webquests, compare food products for nutrition and design a school menu that incorporates a balance of food groups.



Filipino Laborers and the Early Farm Labor Movement

The contributions of the Filipino American Farm Labor movement improved working conditions throughout California and engaged migrant farm workers in the political process. The Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) was founded by Filipino American labor leaders and became a model for political action.

Latinos in the United States : California

This unit discusses the local history of Latinos in the development of a region from multiple perspectives that include historical factors, current day issues such as immigration, labor and shifting demographics. Students will excavate different types of public data and government databases through web quests and researching regional history.

Afro-Mexico: Latino Studies

African influence on the art, history and politics of the Americas has been an often forgotten story. Over the course of the colonizing of the Americas, Africans established villages far from the reach of plantation owners, where they created villages where they quilted their cultures to form communities similar to those they had in Africa. Mexico had their “Barack Obama” over 150 years ago and abolished slavery 33 years before Emancipation Proclamation. Our unit will discuss contributions by African leaders, politicians, artists, philosophy and the African fighters that turned the tide in the Mexican Revolution.

How Algebra Shaped the Renaissance

Over the course of history, there have been few moments that have dramatically catapulted human endeavors. Science, Art, Medicine, Mathematics, and Philosophy flourished in Europe during the Renaissance, the Rebirth. Arab scholars introduced numerical systems, algebraic methods, geometry that led to perspective in painting which resulted in rich examples of realism. In addition, Islamic mathematicians established an intellectual foundation that allowed 15th and 16th century mathematicians to solve equations for measurements of volume and scaling distances in cartography and introduced the complex astrolabe. Students will explore the early connections and collaborations between Islamic and European scholars that established a path for the era of discovery and development in the Renaissance.



Decoding Algebraic Word Problems

Accessing written information can be a students next level in understanding mathematics. As begin deciphering the meaning of terms and practicing order of operations, their ability to quantify language can begin to develop. By incorporating a palette of methodologies into instruction, educators can turn student attention into viewing information from multiple angles. Our unit introduces terms as components to greater understanding and includes rich associations that students can solve in small groups or as a class.


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