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Learning Targets and Grades

Grading at STEM School Chattanooga follows a standards-based grading approach.  What that means is that grades for a student are tied directly to a specific standard required for learning by the state of Tennessee.  For our school, we use the terminology learning targets for each of these specific standards. 

Student grades come from performance assessments where students show their level of mastery.  We call these performance assessments our summative assessments and they include tests/quizzes, projects, and products.  Student mastery levels are broken down as follows, and each number grade reflects a different level of mastery.

  • No Mastery (0): Assessment is missing or incomplete. Score of 0.
  • Below Basic (BB): Student level of understanding is not acceptable. Score of 50.
  • Basic (BA): Student level of understanding shows basic knowledge of the material. Score of 70.
  • Proficient (PR): Student level of understanding shows both knowledge and comprehension of the material, and student is prepared for ongoing studies in STEM. Score of 85.  
  • Advanced (AD): Student level of understanding shows not only does the student comprehend the material, but the student is able to apply the content in a real world setting and create new ideas using the content. Score of 100.

Student grades are posted online only.  We do not send home paper copies.  All parents and students can access their grades online through Powerschool.  If you are a student and/or parent and do not have (or have lost) your login information, please contact the school and we can assist you in this process.

In each individual course, the overall student grade for a course is made up of individual student grades throughout the year.  There will be two categories in the gradebook for use in 18-19.

Learning Targets (LT) - all learning target grades will go in this category with a grade of 0, BB, BA, PR, or AD [note: BA grades are earned from online work in Edgenuity]

PBL - all PBL (project based learning) team grades will go in this category with a grade of 0, BB, PR, or AD

Again, all students have an overall grade for each course.  This overall grade will determine student GPA (grade point average) at the end of the school year.  Students' grades run the entire year.  No GPAs are calculated during the middle of the school year.

Students have multiple courses listed in Powerschool with grades.  In order to earn credit in each of these courses, ALL individual learning target grades MUST be at a level of 70 or above.  Students have until the end of the course timeframe to make sure this is the case.  A student may have an overall average higher than a 70, but until all individual learning target grades are at least a 70, the student will not earn credit for the course. In other words, it is not acceptable for any learning target grade to stay at Below Basic.

ALL grades are improvable.  If a student earns a grade of Basic on a particular learning target, that student can improve that grade if they are able to demonstrate a higher level of mastery.  In order to do so, the student is responsible to seek out the teacher and devise a plan to improve.  Every day, students will have time each day during an extended lunch time to access any teacher in the school.

Learning targets for courses at the STEM School are listed on the next few pages by content area, course, and topics.  Learning targets are italicized.

Math

Math content is very dependent on the particular course.  However, when content overlaps, the complexity of the content is deeper in the higher-level math course.  Learning targets in math will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

Algebra I  (11 learning targets)

  • LT1 - Creating Equations:  I can write an equation using given information.
  • LT2 - Solving 1-Variable Equations & Inequalities: I can find solutions of 1-variable equations and inequalities.
  • LT3 - Systems of Equations & Inequalities:  I can find the solution of a system of equations/inequalities and explain its meaning.
  • LT4 – Function Notation:  I can evaluate functions and interpret them in context.
  • LT5 - Analyzing Functions:  I can compare and contrast key features of functions.
  • LT6 – Transforming Functions:  I can transform functions.
  • LT7 – Exponential & Linear Models: I can compare and contrast Exponential and Linear functions.
  • LT8 - Polynomials:  I can perform arithmetic operations and identify zeros of polynomials.
  • LT9 - Structure of Expressions: I can rewrite functions to highlight specific properties.
  • LT10 - Sequences:  I can represent patterns using sequences.
  • LT11 - Descriptive Statistics: I can use statistics to describe a set of data.

Geometry (11 learning targets)

  • LT1: Coordinate Geometry: I can use coordinate geometry to write proofs and solve problems.
  • LT2 - Transformations: I can perform transformations and use them to prove congruence and similarity.
  • LT3 - Congruence: I can use the properties of congruence to solve problems.
  • LT4 - Lines & Angles: I can use properties of lines & angles to solve problems.
  • LT5 - Triangles: I can use properties of triangles to solve problems.
  • LT6 - Quadrilaterals: I can use properties of quadrilaterals to solve problems.
  • LT7 - Constructions:  I can make formal geometric constructions.
  • LT8 - Similarity: I can use similarity to solve problems.
  • LT9 - Trigonometry: I can use trigonometric ratios to solve problems.
  • LT10 - Circles: I can use properties of circles to solve problems
  • LT11 - The Third Dimension:  I can expand geometric concepts to three dimensions.

Algebra II (14 learning targets)

  • LT1 - Rational Exponents: I can simplify rational exponent expressions.
  • LT2 - Complex Numbers: I can operate with complex numbers.
  • LT3 - Creating Equations:  I can write an equation using given information.
  • LT4 - Solving 1-Variable Equations: I can find complex solutions of 1-variable equations and determine if any are extraneous.
  • LT5 - Systems of Equations:  I can find the solution of a system of equations and explain its meaning.
  • LT6 - Zeros & Roots:  I can find the x-intercepts of a function.
  • LT7 - Analyzing Functions:  I can compare and contrast key features of functions.
  • LT8 - Combining, Composing & Transforming:  I can operate with functions.
  • LT9 - Trigonometry: I can apply algebraic thinking to trigonometric situations.
  • LT10 - Structure of Expressions: I can rewrite functions to highlight specific properties.
  • LT11 - Sequences & Series:  I can represent patterns using sequences and series.
  • LT12 - Descriptive Statistics: I can use statistics to describe a set of data.
  • LT13 - Inferential Statistics: I can use statistics to draw valid conclusions and make appropriate predictions.
  • LT14 - Probability: I can use probability to make decisions.

Precalculus  (15 learning targets)

  • LT 1 - Complex Arithmetic: I can perform complex number arithmetic and understand the representation on the complex plane
  • LT 2 - Complex Solutions: I can use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations
  • LT 3 - Model With Vectors I can represent and model with vector quantities
  • LT 4 - Vector Manipulations: I can understand the graphic representation of vectors and vector arithmetic
  • LT 5 - Matrices: I can perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications
  • LT 6 - Sequences and Series: I can understand and use sequences and series
  • LT 7 - Systems of Equations: I can solve systems of equations and nonlinear inequalities
  • LT 8 - Parametric Equations I can describe and use parametric equations
  • LT 9 - Conic Sections: I can understand the properties of conic sections and apply them to model real-world phenomena
  • LT 10 - Unit Circle: I can extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle
  • LT 11 - Model With Trig: I can model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions
  • LT 12 - Polar Coordinates: I can use trigonometry to solve problems
  • LT 13 - Trig IdentitiesI can apply trigonometric identities to rewrite expressions and solve equations
  • LT 14 - Polar Coordinates: I can use Polar coordinates
  • LT 15 - Regression Equations: I can model using regression equations

Science

Science content varies greatly from one science course to another and does not overlap.  Learning targets in science will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

Physical World Concepts (17 learning targets)

  • LT1: Model the Internal Structure of the Bohr Atom and apply it to describe fission, fusion and radioactive decay
  • LT2: Using the kinetic molecular theory, analyze data from a calorimeter to graph and describe phase changes in terms of temperature, heat and energy
  • LT3: Describe, measure, calculate and graph the relationship between displacement, velocity, acceleration and time
  • LT4: Analyze and calculate the relationship between forces and motion of matter using Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
  • LT5: Use Newton's Laws of Motion in 2 dimensions to describe projectile and orbital motion
  • LT6: Use the Law of Universal Gravitation to predict how gravitational force changes as the distance between the masses changes and distinguish between mass and weight
  • LT7: Draw Force Diagrams for objects in equilibrium and objects accelerating that include kinetic and static friction.
  • LT8: Use conservation of momentum to calculate impulse in elastic equations
  • LT9: Use Archimedes, Pascal's and Bernoulli's Principles to describe the behavior of fluids
  • LT10: Define, describe and calculate kinetic energy, potential energy, work and power
  • LT11: Describe how energy is stored in systems and transferred from one system to another and why it is eventually is lost to heat
  • LT12: Use conservation of energy to describe and calculate transfers of energy within a system
  • LT13: Draw both simple circuits and use Ohm's Law to calculate and describe the quantities of voltage, current and resistance
  • LT14: Describe and calculate the wavelength, frequency, period, amplitude and velocity of both longitudinal and transverse waves and describe how they propagate through a medium
  • LT15: Describe how discrete amounts of energy of  electromagnetic waves are absorbed or emitted by an atom and explore how combinations of those energies change our perception of color when added or subtracted from a spectrum
  • LT16: Experimentally investigate and describe properties of light including reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference
  • LT17: Explain real world applications of wave properties such as polarization, Resonance and the Doppler Effect

Chemistry (14 learning targets)

  • LT1: Convert laboratory measurements from metric system to english system and between metric units of measurement.
  • LT2: Distinguish among elements, compounds, and mixtures. Identify properties of matter (e.g., physical: density, boiling point, melting point, or chemical: ability to rust or tarnish, be sour) or changes in matter (e.g., physical: phase change, shape, color, or chemical: formation of a gas or precipitate). Investigate similarities and differences among solids, liquids and gases in terms of energy and particle spacing.
  • LT3: Compare and contrast the major models of the atom (i.e., Bohr, and the quantum mechanical model). Interpret the periodic table to describe an element’s atomic makeup. Determine the Lewis electron- dot structure or number of valence electrons for an atom of any main-group element from its atomic number or position in the periodic table. Represent an electron’s location in the quantum mechanical model of an atom in terms of the shape of electron clouds (s and p orbitals in particular), relative energies of orbitals, and the number of electrons possible in the s, p, d and f orbitals.
  • LT4: Describe the trends found in the periodic table with respect to atomic size, ionization energy, or electronegativity.
  • LT5: Analyze ionic and covalent compounds in terms of their formation (electron transfer versus sharing), names, chemical formulas, percent composition, and molar masses.
  • LT6: Predict molecular polarity using electronegativity. Predict molecular geometry using molecular polarity and Lewis electron-dot structure.
  • LT7: Determine the reactants, products, and types of different chemical reactions: composition, decomposition, double replacement, single replacement, combustion. Predict the products of a chemical reaction (e.g., composition and decomposition of binary compounds). Balance a chemical equation to determine molar ratios.  Determine percent yield, limiting reagents, and excess reagents using molar calculations. Identify and solve stoichiometry problems which interconvert volume of gases at STP, moles, and mass. Use stoichiometric calculations to prove that matter is conserved during chemical processes.
  • LT8: Predict how changes in volume, temperature,  pressure, and number of moles affect the behavior of a gas through use of Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, Gay-Lussac's Law, Avogadro's Law, the combined gas law, the ideal gas equation. Qualitatively explain the behavior of a gas using kinetic molecular theory.
  • LT9: Compare and contrast heat and temperature changes (endothermic / exothermic) in chemical (e.g., combustion) or physical (e.g., phase transformations) processes. Draw and interpret phase diagrams, heating/cooling curves, and potential energy diagrams including activation energy. Use the law of conservation of energy to qualitatively conceptualize calorimetry and quantitatively perform calorimetric calculations.
  • LT10: Identify properties of a solution: solute and solvent in a solid, liquid or gaseous solution; procedure to make or determine the concentration of a solution in units of ppm, ppb, molarity, percent composition; factors that affect the rate of solution including temperature, surface area, and stirring. Classify a solution as saturated, unsaturated, or supersaturated based on its composition and temperature and a solubility graph. Use van't Hoff factors to relate solute concentration and vapor pressure. Use separation techniques such as evaporation, distillation, and chromatography; conceptually understand when to use each technique.
  • LT11: Compare and contrast intermolecular forces including hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole bonding, and London dispersion forces. Predict intermolecular forces' effects on chemical and physical properties including solubility.
  • LT12: Classify substances as acids or bases based on their formulas, properties, and how they react with litmus and phenolphthalein.
  • LT13: Describe radioactivity through a balanced nuclear equation and through an analysis of the half-life concept using graphs. Create models that portray radioactive stability and decay. Differentiate between fission and fusion reactions. Identify and compare properties and practical uses of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.
  • LT14: Explain why elements absorb and emit characteristic frequencies of light, and identify scientific applications of this property.

Biology (18 learning targets)

  • LT1: I can distinguish between living and nonliving things, including viruses, by using accepted characteristics of life as evidence.
  • LT 2: I can describe the connection between the structure and function of cellular organelles, intercellular relationships, and living systems.
  • LT 3:  I can identify the relationship between chemistry and biology in regards to macromolecules, specifically proteins and enzymes.
  • LT 4: I can evaluate the types of cellular transport in relation to the structure and function of the plasma membrane, its macromolecule components, and the maintenance of homeostasis.
  • LT 5: I can compare and contrast energy transformations that take place during photosynthesis and cellular respiration (including aerobic and anaerobic respiration).
  • LT 6: I can identify the stages of the cell cycle, including mitosis, and the events necessary for creation of identical daughter cells.
  • LT 7: I can describe how gametes are produced through meiosis and how genetic variations in populations are determined by sexual reproduction.
  • LT 8: I can predict genotypes and phenotypes of offspring based on mode of inheritance and parental data while utilizing Punnett squares, pedigrees, and karyotypes.
  • LT 9: I can identify the structure and function of DNA/RNA, as well as the steps of DNA replication.
  • LT10: I can determine the role(s) DNA and RNA play in the process of protein synthesis and explain how the production of proteins is linked to the derivation of genetic traits/mutations.
  • LT11: I can use evidence-based research to evaluate the pros and cons of ethical or controversial issues in biotechnology such as stem cell research, in-vitro fertilization, and GMOs.
  • LT 12: I can use the modern classification system of living things to determine the phylogeny and relatedness of organisms based on DNA structure, amino acid sequences, comparative anatomy, and the fossil record and as evidence of the theory of evolution.
  • LT 13:  I can predict the change in population genetics of an ecosystem in relation to natural selection, random modification, isolation, allele frequencies, and natural disasters.
  • LT 14: I can evaluate population dynamics of an ecosystem by analyzing competing factors, affecting factors, and disturbances.
  • LT 15: I can describe the 4 biogeochemical cycles (water, nitrogen, carbon/oxygen, phosphorus) how the elements involved are converted into usable forms for humans, and how changes in the cycles would alter ecosystems. 
  • LT 16: I can trace the flow of biomass and energy in an ecosystem and determine the amount of energy transfer from one trophic level to another in a food chain/web. 
  • LT 17: I can determine the dynamic equilibrium of an ecosystem through phases of ecological succession.
  • LT 18: I can describe what impact I, and other humans, have on the environment in relation to climate change and biodiversity and make appropriate decisions to lower my carbon footprint. 

Scientific Research – Physics (13 learning targets)

  • LT1: Interactions & Forces – I can accurately describe how objects and forces interact in the physical world.
  • LT2: Velocity, Acceleration & Force – I can calculate velocity, acceleration, and force in order to evaluate the relationships between each of these values.
  • LT3: Kinematics – I can describe an object’s motion through kinematics or the geometry of motion.
  • LT4: Force Combinations – I can make decisions about how forces combine to have an overall net force on an object.
  • LT5: Frictional Forces – I can determine what forces of friction exist between objects on Earth.
  • LT6: Force & Momentum – I can evaluate how the calculated momentum of an object is related to the forces applied to the object.
  • LT7: Work & Energy – I can describe how to calculate work given a scenario and how it relates to energy expenditure.
  • LT8: Force & Motion – I can evaluate the connectedness between forces and motion.
  • LT9: Circular Motion – I can compare and contrast motion versus circular motion and provide real-life applications of each type of motion.
  • LT10: Equilibrium – I can identify whether a system is in a state of equilibrium or not and justify my claim.
  • Process Skills
  • LT11: Collaboration
  • LT12: Problem Solving / Critical Thinking
  • LT13: Time Management

Language Arts

Language Arts content has the same learning targets from one grade level to the next.  However, the complexity of the content is deeper and requirements for proficiency increase each time in the higher-level language arts course.  Learning targets in language arts will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

English I, English II, English III, and English IV (20 learning targets)

Reading, Key Ideas

  • LT1: Inference and Evidence
  • LT2: Central Idea and Development
  • LT3: Theme, Characterization, Development
  • Craft and Structure
  • LT4: Author’s Word Choice and Tone
  • LT5: Author’s Choices, Purpose, Rhetoric

Integration of Knowledge

  • LT6: Evaluate Topics/Arguments
  • LT7: Analyze Variety of Texts

Writing, Text Types

  • LT8: Writing Arguments
  • LT9: Writing Expository/Informative
  • LT10: Writing Narratives
  • LT11: Writing Process

Research

  • LT12: Research Process/MLA
  • LT13: Using Evidence

Speaking and Listening, Comprehension and Collaboration

  • LT14: Preparation for Collaboration
  • LT15: Collaboration in Discussions

Presenting Knowledge and Information

  • LT16: Present Info Clearly

Language, Conventions of Standard English

  • LT17: Grammar (Structure)
  • LT18: Mechanics (Spelling, Punctuation, Caps)

Knowledge of Language

  • LT19: Using Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

  • LT20: Understanding Word Meanings

Social Studies

Social Studies content varies from one social studies course to another for the content learning targets.  However, the process learning targets required for social studies, regardless of topic focus, are the same.  The complexity of these process skills required is deeper in the higher-level social studies course.  All learning targets will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year.

World History and Geography (13 learning targets)

Content

  • LT 1: Age of Revolution (1750-1850) - Evaluate the social and political revolutions in England, Spain, France, and the United States.
  • LT2: The Industrial Revolution (1750-1914) - Analyze the emergence and effects of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, Asia, and North America.
  • LT 3 Unification and Imperialism (1850-1914) - Analyze the independence efforts of former European colonies with special attention to power struggles, armed revolutions, and cultural clashes.
  • LT 4: The World Wars (1914-1945) - Analyze the causes of WWI and evaluate it’s role in leading the world into a second world war. We will also consider the global depression of the Global Economy, the rise of fascist and totalitarian nations, and the plight of ethnic and religious minorities during this time. 
  • LT 5: The Cold War (1945-1989) - Evaluate the objectives and both wins and loses during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Special attention will be placed on the results of the cold war upon the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
  • LT 6: The Contemporary World (Since 1989) - Analyze and investigate major world events since the end of the Cold War with special attention to Globalization.

Process

  • LT 7: Controlling Idea - Presents and maintains a precise, substantive controlling idea that takes into account the complexity of the topic and, where appropriate, acknowledges gaps in evidence or information.
  • LT 8: Selection & Citation of Evidence - Includes well-chosen details, examples, and/or quotations from sources that fully support the controlling and supporting ideas. Consistently cites sources using appropriate format.
  • LT 9: Development/Explanation of Sources - Thoroughly and accurately explains source material to support and develop the controlling idea.
  • LT 10: Organization - Groups and sequences ideas in a logical progression in which ideas build to create a unified whole. Uses varied transitions to clarify the precise relationships among complex ideas, concepts, and information.
  • LT 11: Conventions - Consistently applies standard English conventions, with few errors.   Demonstrates varied syntax and precise word choice. Consistently uses language and tone appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  • LT 12: Task Conventions - Varied throughout the year to measure the quality produced Assessment.
  • LT 13: Disciplinary Content Understanding - Writing or project uses historical content effectively. Shows understanding and ability to evaluate the historical content.

US History (15 learning targets)

Content

  • LT 1: The Rise of Industrial America - Analyze the various causes of the Industrial Revolution, the transformation of the American economy, and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Industrial Revolution. Students will also examine the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • LT 2: The Progressive Era - 1890- 1920 - Analyze the changing landscape, including the growth of cities and the demand for political, economic, and social reforms. Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century. LT 3: The 1920s - Describe how the battle between traditionalism and modernism manifested itself in the major historical trends and events after World War I and throughout the 1920s.
  • LT 4: The Great Depression - Analyze the causes and effects of the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.
  • LT 5: Between the Wars and WWII - Analyze the inter-war years and America’s participation in World War II. LT 6: Cold War - Analyze the response of the United States to communism after World War II.
  • LT 7: Modern United States 1945-1979 - Analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post–World War II America. Students examine the origins, goals, key events, and accomplishments of Civil Rights movement in the United States, and important events and trends in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • LT 8: Contemporary United States Today - Describe important events and trends since 1980. Students analyze the important foreign policies of and events that took place during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

Process

  • LT 9: Controlling Idea - Presents and maintains a precise, substantive controlling idea that takes into account the complexity of the topic and, where appropriate, acknowledges gaps in evidence or information.
  • LT 10: Selection & Citation of Evidence - Includes well-chosen details, examples, and/or quotations from sources that fully support the controlling and supporting ideas. Consistently cites sources using appropriate format.
  • LT 11: Development/Explanation of Sources - Thoroughly and accurately explains source material to support and develop the controlling idea.
  • LT 12: Organization - Groups and sequences ideas in a logical progression in which ideas build to create a unified whole. Uses varied transitions to clarify the precise relationships among complex ideas, concepts, and information.
  • LT 13: Conventions - Consistently applies standard English conventions, with few errors.   Demonstrates varied syntax and precise word choice. Consistently uses language and tone appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  • LT 14: Task Conventions - Varied throughout the year to measure the quality produced Assessment.
  • LT 15: Disciplinary Content Understanding - Writing or project uses historical content effectively. Shows understanding and ability to evaluate the historical content.

Economics (12 learning targets)

Reading

  • LT1: I will identify key ideas and details through engaging with text.
  • LT2: I will integrate knowledge and ideas from texts.

Writing

  • LT3: I will demonstrate a wide range of writing, including persuasive, informative/explanatory, narrative, and formal writing.

Critical Thinking - Expert Knowledge:

  • LT4: I will access and utilize expert knowledge, weighing it against other experts to understand individual issues.

Collaboration - Networking:

  • LT5: I will establish two way communication with experts and present final products to them for review. Innovation - Invent:
  • LT6: I will invent a product that will cause a law to change, rewrite the law, and analyze the political and economic impact.

Content:

  • LT7: I will differentiate market structures , identify organization and role of business firms, and trade goods and services.
  • LT8: I will understand the role supply and demand forces play in micro and macroeconomics – How scarcity, prices, and profits play into determining production and distribution of goods and services.
  • LT9: I will recognize the force of innovation on Markets – The market forces of supply and demand produce innovations to bringing projects to scale.
  • LT10: I will define my ethical position on – the cost of hacking, corporate espionage and theft, bribery, collusion, conspiracy, white collar/blue collar crimes, price gouging, military industrial complex, money in politics/Citizens United, economic aid, US AID, AMFAR, PEPFAR, OBAMA CARE.
  • LT11: I will identify the role of government in the economy - Federal Reserve Banking System, Taxation, Budgets, and Regulations; copyright, trademark, and patents.
  • LT12: I will analyze the economic reasoning contained in the writings of economists and innovators including but not limited to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Milton Friedman, Ester Duflo, Paul Krugman, Steve Jobs, Christine Lagarde, Steven Levitt, and Steven Dubner, Thomas Friedman, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Burt Rutan, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Carmen Reinhart, Mark Zuckerberg, Blake Mycoskie, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Richard Branson, (Local Innovators) Sheldon Grizzle, Mike Bradshaw, Allan Davis, Barry Large, Shelley Prevost, and Miller Welborne.

U.S. Government (11 learning targets)

Reading

  • LT1: I will identify key ideas and details through engaging with text.
  • LT2: I will integrate knowledge and ideas from texts.

Writing

  • LT3: I will demonstrate a wide range of writing, including persuasive, informative/explanatory, narrative, and formal writing.

Critical Thinking - Expert Knowledge:

  • LT4: I will access and utilize expert knowledge, weighing it against other experts to understand individual issues.

Collaboration - Networking:

  • LT5: I will establish two way communication with experts and present final products to them for review.
  • Innovation - Invent:
  • LT6: I will invent a product that will cause a law to change, rewrite the law, and analyze the political and economic impact.

Content

  • LT7: I will compare and contrast political thinkers including ancient Greek, Roman, and European political thinkers including Plato, Cicero, John Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Niccolo Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Marx.
  • LT8: I will read and apply the themes of the U.S. Constitution including the Preamble, Bill of Rights, Separation of Powers, Independent Judiciary, Enumerated/Shared/Implied Powers, and issues of today. I will understand checks and balances and direct and implied powers in articles 1-3 of the Constitution outlining the legislative, executive, and judicial powers.
  • LT9: I will identify the differences between the levels of TN government including county, city, metro, and state government. I will identify current representatives in TN General Assembly, and identify a public policy issue in my community, gather information about issue, evaluate points of view, produce an innovative solution. I will locate laws and explore the Tennessee Code Annotated.
  • LT10: I will describe how money is collected and spent in federal government through looking at taxing and spending bills, national debt, and budget process. I will differentiate between supply side and trickle down economics.
  • LT11: I will explore and explain the civil rights movement , including Title 9, Americans with Disabilities Act, 13th, 14th, 15th Amendment, 19th Amendment, Plessy V. Furguson, Brown V. Board of Education, Miranda V. Arizona, Voting Rights Act 1965, Civil Rights Act 1957/1960/1964, Obergefell v. Hodges .                                             

Visual Arts

Visual Arts content has one set of learning targets.  Learning targets in visual arts will have multiple grades recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

Visual Art  (5 learning targets)

Media, Techniques, and Processes

  • LT 1: Create-Generate and conceptualize various artistic problem based issues in an organized and refined manner using technology, media, techniques, and processes to discover artistic solutions.

Evaluation

  • LT 2: Present-Analyze, develop and convey meaning through the production and presentation of various art forms

Reflecting and Assessing

  • LT 3: Respond-Perceive, interpret and evaluate the meaning and effectiveness of the application of media, techniques, and processes used to discover artistic solutions

Historical and Cultural

  • LT 4: Connect-Synthesizing knowledge and personal experiences to relate ideas to social, cultural and historical context

Interdisciplinary Connections

  • LT 5: Plan and produce a work of art combining technologies, media, and processes of visual art with those of another discipline

Personal Finance

Personal Finance content has one set of learning targets.  Learning targets in personal finance will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

Personal Finance (9 learning targets)

  • LT1: Personal financial planning
  • LT2: Income
  • LT3: Budgeting and wise spending
  • LT4: Banking
  • LT5: Paying taxes
  • LT6: Importance of insurance
  • LT7: Long term investing
  • LT8: Consumer loans
  • LT9: Consumer credit

Spanish

Spanish content has one set of learning targets for Spanish I and II.  Learning targets in Spanish courses will have at least one grade recorded in the PowerSchool gradebook during the school year. 

Spanish I (9 learning targets)

  • LT1: Los saludos. Los mandatos. Los países hispanohablantes. El Alfabeto. Use appropriate greeting and goodbye expressions. Become familiar with basic commands. Identify all 21 Spanish-speaking countries and their capitals. Become familiar with the Spanish alphabet. Count and use numbers 0-100. 
  • LT2: Las matematicas básicas. La hora. El calendario. Las reglas gramaticales. El Cuerpo. Las palabras interrogativas. Ask and tell time. Identify the days of the week, months, years, and seasons. Gain understanding of Spanish grammar rules, including nouns and adjectives. Use singular and plural forms of nouns and adjectives. Distinguish between definite and indefinite articles. Identify body parts in Spanish. Be familiar with National Hispanic Heritage month. Identify and learn interrogative words.
  • LT3: La cultura de los países hispanohablantes. In-depth explorations of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries.
  • LT4: Las preferencias. Los pronombres personales. Ser. Mis amigos y yo. Express likes and dislikes. Become familiar with all subject pronouns. Use all conjugations of the verb ser appropriately in the present tense. Ask and tell who someone is and what they are like. Apply knowledge of Spanish adjectives with nouns to formulate complete, coherent sentences.
  • LT5: Las Conjugaciones de los verbos AR, ER, IR. Estar. La casa. Ser vs. Estar. Recognize and conjugate –AR, -ER, and -IR verbs in the present tense. The verb estar and its conjugations and uses in the present tense. House-related chores and vocabulary. Apply  “al” and “del” to show direction and possession. Distinguishing the verbs ser and estar in the present tense.
  • LT6: Tener. La familia. Stem-Changing Verbs. Ir. La escuela. Los pasatiempos. El horario. Los verbos reflexivos. The verb tener and “tener que” in present tense and use it in context. Understand idioms in general and idioms with the verb tener. Identify and use  the possessive adjectives. Become familiar with family-related Spanish vocabulary. Identify and conjugate present-tense stem-changing verbs. Use vocabulary related to hobbies/pastimes. Talk about going to school. Identify objects found in school and talk about some activities that take place there. Reflexive verbs. Conjugate the verb “ir” in the present tense and use it in context. Apply  “al” and “del” to show direction and possession.
  • LT7: iQue delicioso! La ropa. Identify and describe articles of clothing. Use numbers 101-500. Identify some different food and beverages sold at restaurants or markets and shop for them. Order food in Spanish and express different courtesies. Shopping at a clothing store. Superlatives.
  •  LT8: Saber y Conocer. Los pronombres directos y indirectos. La salud. Conjugate and distinguish the present-tense verbs saber and conocer, which both mean ‘to know.’ Direct and indirect object pronouns. Describe some feelings, characteristics and conditions. Explain minor illness to a doctor.
  • LT9:El pretérito. Viajes por avión, tren y las excursiones. Use vocabulary associated with traveling by airplane or train. Talk about daily routines, backpacking trips. Conjugate and use regular and irregular verbs in the preterite.

Spanish II (5 learning targets)

  • LT1: Los pronombres personales. Las Conjugaciones de los verbos AR, ER, IR. Estar. La casa. Ser vs. Estar. Recognize and conjugate –AR, -ER, and -IR verbs in the present tense. The verb estar and its conjugations and uses in the present tense. House-related chores and vocabulary. Apply  “al” and “del” to show direction and possession. Distinguishing the verbs ser and estar in the present tense.
  • LT2: La cultura de los países hispanohablantes. In-depth explorations of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries.
  • LT3: Tener. La familia. Stem-Changing Verbs. Ir. La escuela. Los pasatiempos. El horario. Los verbos reflexivos. The verb tener and “tener que” in present tense and use it in context. Understand idioms in general and idioms with the verb tener. Identify and use  the possessive adjectives. Become familiar with family-related Spanish vocabulary. Identify and conjugate present-tense stem-changing verbs. Use vocabulary related to hobbies/pastimes. Talk about going to school. Identify objects found in school and talk about some activities that take place there. Reflexive verbs. Conjugate the verb “ir” in the present tense and use it in context. Apply  “al” and “del” to show direction and possession.
  • LT4: iQue delicioso! La ropa. Identify and describe articles of clothing. Use numbers 101-500. Identify some different food and beverages sold at restaurants or markets and shop for them. Order food in Spanish and express different courtesies. Shopping at a clothing store. Superlatives.
  • LT5: Los pronombres directos y indirectos. La salud. Conjugate and distinguish the present-tense verbs saber and conocer, which both mean ‘to know.’ Direct and indirect object pronouns. Describe some feelings, characteristics and conditions. Explain minor illness to a doctor. Conjugate and use regular and irregular verbs in the preterite.

 

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