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International Student Department

This course is for English Language Learners instructs the ELD student in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to help prepare them for future English classes. Its content will mirror, but not duplicate the regular English 9 curriculum.
This course is for students whose first language is not English and who may not have had prior instruction in Bible. It will survey the Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments so that students will be familiar with key events and characters in the Bible. Students will gain an understanding of how the Bible fits together and of basic principles in the Bible. Finally, students will understand that the Bible has a message which is relevant for all people, even today’s generation. With this basic Bible knowledge, students can know that the Bible explains a choice all people have about belief and faith in God.
Students will study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution, World War I and major events of the twentieth century. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded on the Judeo-Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and the reconstruction period of the modern era. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.