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Career Education 9

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Career Education

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Online

Building on the foundation from Career Education Grade 8, Career Education Grade 9 enables students...

Career Education 9

Career Education

Building on the foundation from Career Education Grade 8, Career Education Grade 9 enables students to learn more about themselves, cultivate life skills and fulfill their individual purpose and passion, to make plans for further education and future careers

Major Units & Topics

Personal Development

Connections to Community

Life and Career Pathways

Learning about Finances

Time Management & Service Skill Opportunities

Learning more about yourself

Assessment

Description and Interpretation Identification and Reflection Discussion Comparison and Analysis Evaluation

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

45 hours total over the course of the year

Location

Online

CompuTech Advanced 9/10

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ADST

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Blended
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CompuTech Advanced 9/10 is a blended and online project-based course where students learn the basics...

CompuTech Advanced 9/10

ADST
CompuTech Advanced 9/10 is a blended and online project-based course where students learn the basics of computing from the hardware to the software, exploring the interaction between the two directly using the Raspberry Pi Pico, developing higher-level computing skills through explorations of alternative operating systems, networking, and remote computing, and putting it all together by learning and applying computer programming using the text-based Python programming language. Some prior experience with programming is encouraged, such as CompuTech 8, but equivalent knowledge and skills are also acceptable. Students will be expected to provide any extra materials they may need if they choose to create hardware-based projects, but base Raspberry Pi Picos will be supplied.
A synchronous online option is available to out-of-towners using video-conferencing and other remote-presence technologies.
Major Units & Topics

Build Your Own Computer!

How to Start Using Your Computer Creatively

Learning to Program in Python

Final Project

Assessment

Assignments: 30%

Project Proposals: 20%

Term 2 Project: 20%

Final Project: 30%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One and one-half hours weekly in class, another hour at home.

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Grade 9 $100 / Grade 10 $175

Computer Technology 9

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ADST

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Online

Computer Technology 9 is a theme-based course where you learn to prototype ideas then design,...

Computer Technology 9

ADST

Computer Technology 9 is a theme-based course where you learn to prototype ideas then design, create, test and share digital creations with your community. The goal is to give you opportunities to explore new technology topics and build mastery in existing skills. The course uses videos, readings, presentations, and independent research to gather information. Parents should be willing to read through assignments when a student is confused and engage in the problem-solving process as well as assist the student with time management and responding to teacher emails.

Major Units & Topics

Including, but not limited to Computer Systems and Networks

Programming and 3D Modelling

Final Creative Project

Assessment

Includes projects and presentations

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One hour weekly

Location

Online

Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education 5 – 9

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ADST

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Online

For students aged 10 and up interested in acquiring their CORE (Hunters Safety) certification, Traditional...

Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education 5 – 9

ADST

For students aged 10 and up interested in acquiring their CORE (Hunters Safety) certification, Traditional Learning Academy is pleased to announce it is supporting TLA teacher Mr. PJ Reimer as he works with young people throughout BC to earn their Hunter’s Number.

This course has a budget cost of $100 for grade 5-9 students enrolled at TLA plus a Tuition cost of $100 even though it is an online course. This fee enables Mr. Reimer to travel for the in-person tests that come at the end of the course.

Note:  There are also competencies in other subjects as in Art, Math and Career Ed. CORE helps to fulfill numerous learning standards from BCs provincial curriculum at multiple grade levels across the curriculum.

Major Units & Topics

Participation in outdoor activities

Communication

Teamwork

Collaboration

Assessment
Prerequisites
Time Commitment

100-120 hours

Credits Earned

ADST credit for the grade level and the acquisition of a student's hunter's number

Location

Online and in person

Drama 9

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Arts Education

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Blended

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will...

Drama 9

Arts Education

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will work on and develop improvisational games, short monologues, and scenes. As this is a blended class, in-person as well as online participation is required.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Creating scenes; writing and performing monologues; collaborating with other student actors

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hour class attendance, 1 hour of home study (research, writing scenes, memorizing lines)

Location

Hawthorne Square

English 9

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English Language Arts

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Online

English 9 aims to introduce students to an increasingly wide selection of stories, articles, poetry...

English 9

English Language Arts

English 9 aims to introduce students to an increasingly wide selection of stories, articles, poetry and other texts with opportunities to think and respond in reflective and creative ways. Students will start each unit with skill-development tasks, practice their skills, and then apply these to a blend of specific and student-chosen tasks. Beyond honing their reading and writing skills, students will also complete the course with a research project that blends fact and creativity.

Major Units & Topics

Novel Study

Short Stories

Poetry

Research

Reading & Writing Strategies

Assessment
Prerequisites
Time Commitment

100-120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Foods Studies 9

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ADST

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Online

Foods Studies 9 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare...

Foods Studies 9

ADST

Foods Studies 9 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare healthy and delicious meals. Students will learn how to read recipes, prepare simple foods from scratch using a variety of techniques and tools, and learn to make nutritious choices when eating and cooking. The course will also require students to think critically about where their food comes from and the importance of food sustainability. Students will be encouraged to personalize the recipes to their needs and family circumstances. 

Although this is an Online course much of the work will naturally be taking place in your kitchen and under parent supervision. Students are expected to do all the prep work, cooking, and clean up themselves. However, parents should feel free to offer them advice and guidance. Many of the cooking labs have a self-assessment and parent (or another supervising adult)-assessment.

Level: Basic to Intermediate

Major Units & Topics

Nutrition

Food Safety

Seasonal Foods

Essential Cooking Skills

Culture & Food

Assessment

Participation 20%

Cooking Labs 40%

Written Assignments & Projects 40%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Approximately 1 ½ hours a week

Location

Online

French 8-9

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Second Languages

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Blended

This French course is for Grade 8-9 students who have studied some French. It will...

French 8-9

Second Languages

This French course is for Grade 8-9 students who have studied some French. It will incorporate the exciting AIM methodology developed by Wendy Maxwell and will focus on vocabulary and verb conjugation. Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including subject-related worksheets. Using AIM will create an environment where the students will: feel comfortable to express themselves in the target language from the first lesson; learn vocabulary through visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools; participate in all activities in the target language; learn to think and write creatively, while practicing oral communication; and be part of a community that emphasizes cooperative learning.

This class has a capacity of 10 students and will be hosted in Surrey.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites
Time Commitment

90 minutes per week, Wednesdays

Location

FVS

French 9

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Second Languages

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Online

Students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining and vacation....

French 9

Second Languages

Students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining and vacation. Students spend about 50% of their time in Rosetta Stone: learning vocabulary, seeing language in context and reading stories. The rest of the course consists of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments, and quizzes, as well as, monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills.
It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. Thirty minute segments 4 – 5 times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics

Travel

Past & Future

Social Life

Dining & Vacation

Assessment

Grammar Tutorial Assignments

Short Paragraph & Video Assignments

Rosetta Stone Exercises

Participation in Monthly V-Classes

Quizzes

Prerequisites

French 8 or equivalent

Time Commitment

2 - 3 Hours Weekly

Location

Online

Humanities 9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Online

We explore 1750-1919, with much of the course dedicated to the Confederation of Canada. While...

Humanities 9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

We explore 1750-1919, with much of the course dedicated to the Confederation of Canada. While we focus on Social Studies themes, English elements are woven seamlessly throughout the course, allowing students to receive credit for both subjects. Students will explore information through a variety of formats including informational readings, videos, recorded tutorials, virtual classes, and independent research. Additionally, they will be encouraged to present their learning in unique ways such as written assignments, speeches, videos, and project presentations. Students should be comfortable using digital tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and completing independent online research, although they will be supported in the development of new skills.

While a recommended schedule is provided, it will be up to the student, with the support of their teacher and parents, to ensure successful completion of all course materials before the end of June. Additionally, it is expected all students will actively participate through forum post discussions, group projects, monthly virtual classes, and weekly contact with their teacher who will provide encouragement and guidance.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Self-paced and requires at least 4-6 hours per week

Location

Online

Humanities 9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Humanities 9 Blended combines online learning with a weekly classroom experience covering curricular competencies for...

Humanities 9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Humanities 9 Blended combines online learning with a weekly classroom experience covering curricular competencies for English Language Arts and Social Studies. You will develop creativity, critical thinking, and historical thinking skills as we study significant historical events between 1750–1900. We will assess causes and consequences, different perspectives, and significance as we explore the Age of Revolutions and Canada’s history from Pre-Confederation to Confederation, as well as discriminatory policies, attitudes, and historical wrongs. You will develop communication and collaboration skills through group and individual projects, oral and media presentations, novel studies, an Indigenous Play, and a Confederation Debate. Since we work as a cohort, consistent completion of weekly homework is key to your success

Major Units & Topics

Humanities 9 students will begin to comprehend the development of Europe and North America from 1750 - 1919.

Students will understand the relationship between Aboriginal people and Europeans, and their crucial role in developing Canada, including the daily lives of Aboriginal communities, New France and British North America.

Students will study colonialism, imperialism, and nationalism, analyzing factors that contributed to the French, American and Industrial revolutions.

Students will investigate political and legal systems, and assess how economic systems contributed to the development of early Canada, focusing on the introduction of the Canadian Fur Trade, the Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada and the creation of our nation with the Confederation Conference.

Student learning will culminate in a colourful, engaging and fun Canadian Confederation debate.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

The expectation is that you will complete 3 hours of work in class each week (1.5 for each of the two subject areas) and another 4-6 hours of learning at home.

Location

Hawthorne Square

Math 9

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Math

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Online

Math 9 aims to reinforce the main goals of mathematics education: using mathematics confidently to...

Math 9

Math

Math 9 aims to reinforce the main goals of mathematics education: using mathematics confidently to solve problems, using mathematics to better understand the world around us, communicating and reasoning mathematically, appreciating and valuing mathematics, making connections between mathematics and its applications, committing themselves to lifelong learning, becoming mathematically literate and using mathematics to participate in, and contribute to, society. It will do so while increasing proficiency in algebra (solving equations and polynomials), graphing lines, as well delving into other core topics like financial literacy. Students will be asked to make their way through a workbook, along with online instructions and assignments. Parents would be administering the unit tests, and would be expected to stay informed as to their child’s progress.

Major Units & Topics

Square roots, powers and exponent laws

Finance

Rational numbers

Linear relations & equations

Polynomials

Reasoning

Probability and statistics

Similarity and scale factors

Assessment

50% Assignments

20% Quizzes

30% Tests

Prerequisites

Math 8

Time Commitment

Three Hours weekly

Location

Online

Math 9

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Math

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Blended

Welcome to Blended Math 9! Math 9 covers the concepts of basic algebra and exponential...

Math 9

Math

Welcome to Blended Math 9! Math 9 covers the concepts of basic algebra and exponential laws as well as spatial reasoning and financial literacy and banking. We will focus on growing our proficiency in algebra (solving equations and polynomials), graphing lines, as well exploring other core topics like scaling diagrams.

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole-class activities including games, project-based learning, oral presentations, discussions, research, hands-on activities, textbook work, and quizzes.

Major Units & Topics

Operations with rational numbers

Exponents & exponent laws

Two-step Linear Equations

Expressions, equations & graphs

Operations with polynomials

Comparing figures

Proportional reasoning

Financial literacy

Assessment
Prerequisites

Pre-requisite skills for students who do not need EA support should include the ability to work independently for 20 minutes, read/write a paragraph, and completion of Math 8.

Time Commitment

Three hours in class, another 2.5 hours at home

Location

Hawthorne Square

Music 9

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Arts Education

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Online

Music Online 9 is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music...

Music 9

Arts Education

Music Online 9 is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in a variety of forms.  Students will work with an experienced teacher and musician to learn the basics of music theory including rhythm and notation, music vocabulary, and musical form.  Through listening and responding to music from a variety of eras and cultures, students will develop an appreciation for diverse cultures, time and places. Students will have the opportunity to integrate their private music lessons with this course.  Students should expect to spend half an hour a week on course requirements, not including practice time on their chosen instrument. L

evel: Basic

Major Units & Topics

Music Theory

Listening & Responding

Music Appreciation

Assessment

Participation 20%

Practice Logs 40%

Written Assignments & Projects 40%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1 hour per week, not including practice time

Location

Online

Physical and Health Education 9

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Physical and Health Education

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Online

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE9 is the structure...

Physical and Health Education 9

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE9 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising. Parents will have the opportunity to “tailor” their involvement as preferred.

Major Units & Topics

Nutrition

Emotional Health

Safe Practices While Exercising

Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (2-5 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise + 20 minutes to 1 hour of written work.

Location

Online

Physical and Health Education 9

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Physical and Health Education

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Blended

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the...

Physical and Health Education 9

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the backbone of PHE9 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (1-2 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise (75 of those minutes are in-class) + 10-20minutes of written work.

Location

William of Orange

Science 9

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Science

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Online

Science 9 enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, physics,...

Science 9

Science

Science 9 enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, sustainability and to relate science to technology, society and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the process of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems, atomic and molecular structure and properties of elements and compounds. Parents will need to be actively involved in keeping students on track at home and supervising tests and quizzes.

Major Units & Topics

Atoms

Elements & compounds

Life sciences

Characteristics of electricity & ecosystems

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Location

Online

Science 9

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Science

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Blended

Welcome to Blended Science 9! This year we will cover the ever-intriguing topics of cell...

Science 9

Science

Welcome to Blended Science 9! This year we will cover the ever-intriguing topics of cell reproduction, DNA, and genetic engineering. We will talk about safety in the science classroom, the scientific process, the periodic table and naming of the compounds, as well as about the history of the atomic theory. We will explore some topics in ecology and how all the spheres of Earth interact as well as how matter and energy flow through ecosystems.

Our year consists of 4 Units each with an average of 5 classes. We will try to cover the whole curriculum so it will be video/reading homework assigned for the weeks when we are not in class.

This course uses a variety of Gizmos, worksheets, online resources, videos, and hands-on activities. Our year consists of 4 Units each with an average of 5 classes. We will try to cover the whole curriculum so it will be video/reading homework assigned for the weeks when we are not in class.

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole-class activities including experiments, games, project-based learning, oral presentations, discussions, research, hands-on activities, textbook work, and quizzes.

Major Units & Topics

Cell Reproduction

DNA structure & function

Periodic table of elements

Naming compounds

Electricity & the circuits

Ohm's law

Earth's spheres & their interactions

Basic concepts in ecology

Matter cycles & energy flow

Assessment
Prerequisites

Pre-requisite skills for students who do not need EA support should include the ability to work independently for 20 minutes and read/write a paragraph.

Time Commitment

75 minutes weekly in class, and another 2 to 2.5 hours at home

Location

Hawthorne

Spanish 9

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Second Languages

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Online

In this course, students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life,...

Spanish 9

Second Languages

In this course, students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining, and vacation. Students spend about 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories,and engaging in tutorial sessions. with native speakers. The rest of the course is comprised of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments along with monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills.

It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. 30-minute segments four-five times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics

Travel

Past & Future

Friends & Social Life

Dining & Vacation

Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments

Virtual class meetings

Short written assignments

Video Assignments

Rosetta Stone exercises

Prerequisites

Spanish 8

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Location

Online

Textiles 9

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ADST

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Online

Textiles 9 is an entry level course that will give students the opportunity to learn...

Textiles 9

ADST

Textiles 9 is an entry level course that will give students the opportunity to learn basic hand-sewing skills as well as other construction methods such as knitting or crochet, weaving, darning and up-cycling. Students will learn how to read and follow patterns and care for textiles. The course will also require students to think critically about textile production, ethical consumption, and the wide range of use of textiles. Students who have completed Textiles 7 and/or Textiles 8 will be encouraged to personalize projects and extend their sewing skills to better suit their ability level. Students must have access to a sewing machine for several projects in this course.

Level: Basic

Major Units & Topics

Textile Production & Consumer Concerns

Sewing Basics

Up-cycling & Crafting

Assessment

Participation 20%

Written Assignments 30%

Projects 50%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Approximately 1 ½ hours a week

Location

Online

Visual Arts 9

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Arts Education

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Online

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms....

Visual Arts 9

Arts Education

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms. Students will learn the basic skills required to successfully complete works of art including colour theory and the basic elements of design. Students will work with a variety of materials to create 2D and 3D art forms, view well-known works of art, learn the basics of art criticism, participate in online forums, and create an online portfolio.

Level: Basic to Intermediate

Major Units & Topics

Elements of Design

Image Development & Principles of Design

Movement & Pattern

Assessment

Sketches 20%

Projects 50%

Participation 10%

Critiques & ePortfolio 20%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One and a half hours weekly

Location

Online