Note: This 7th period course is offered Spring semester only; meeting dates and times will be determined in January.

Learning Recommendations: Consider your learning goals. Consider your learning opportunities and challenges. Consider how well you work individually and in groups. Review the description and strategies below.

General Description: In this semester course, we will be embarking on a creative journey into the production and full realization of a musical. This course is dependent upon your being cast in the musical and/or your work on technical crew. If you are not cast, you will be expected to fill crew obligations and vice versa. This involves evening and occasional weekend commitments.

Content:

Cast:

  • Line memorization
  • Song/music study, practice, and performance
  • Basic jazz and stage choreography and dance technique
  • Stylized stage combat
  • Rehearsal and performance process (from audition to strike)
  • Tech Week reflection and participation

Crew:

  • Fundamentals of the production team
  • Lighting hang, focus, and programming
  • Costume pulling, altering, creating, and organization
  • Scenic construction and painting
  • Prop gathering, storage, and creation
  • Work party reflection and participation
  • Preparation and performance process
  • Tech Week reflection and participation

 

General Description: This course is designed to prepare students to fulfill their role as citizens in a democratic society. Students study the rights and responsibilities of citizens addressed in the Washington State and United States Constitutions, along with the ideal and principles of democracy and constitutional government. They examine federal, state and local government organization and procedures, as well as how political systems in the U.S. operate and interact. In addition, students analyze current issues addressed at each level of government and electoral issues related to elections, ballot measures, initiatives and referenda. Students will also learn about economics systems, sustainability and human interaction with the environment. They develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and demonstrate what they have learned in a student-directed civics project.

Content:

  • Foundations of American Government
  • Institution of American Government
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Civic Action

Strategies:  

  • Analysis of primary documents
  • Discussion
  • Active engagement
  • Application project

Equipment to be provided by Student: None