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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 9

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ADST

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Blended
Online

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry...

CompuTech 9

ADST

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry Pi (latest version)! This course guides students through the basics of computing, from hardware to programming to real-world applications, using a flexible project-based approach focused on the Raspberry Pi computing platform. This approach ensures a solid foundation, while allowing students to engage with computing at multiple grade-levels (Grades 8-10), skill-levels (beginner through intermediate), and interests (software development, web-design, robotics, and the Internet of Things).

An interest in technology, the creativity to invent/explore Pi-tech projects, a willingness to invest whatever time and resources are necessary to develop those projects are all that is needed for this course.

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

$175 (Blended)

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

Conservative and Outdoor Recreation Education 5 – 9

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Other

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Online

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

Conservative and Outdoor Recreation Education 5 – 9

Other

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. In June students share and demonstrate their learning performing in the TLA One Act Play Festival.

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 is a hands on course that allows students to develop their skills in...

English 9

English Language Arts

English 9 is a hands on course that allows students to develop their skills in writing and comprehension. This course will focus particularly on grammar, paragraph writing, essay writing and novel studies.

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 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 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories, playing games and engaging in live tutoring 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
Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments, preparation for virtual class meetings, a short written assignment, and video assignments. In addition, the student will spend a considerable amount of time completing exercises in Rosetta Stone.

Prerequisites

French 8 or equivalent

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Location

Online

Humanities 7-9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting...

Humanities 7-9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting point, students will:

  • Establish historical significance
  • Use primary source evidence
  • Identify continuity and change
  • Analyze cause and consequence
  • Take historical perspectives, and
  • Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations

Further, studies will involve “Lord of the Rings” tying the social studies together with strong reading and writing instruction in a class setting.

For 2019: Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00 Grades 7-9 at Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Street. 25 student capacity.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours per week in class, 3-5 hours at home

Location

Kelowna

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 blends literature, language, and history into a single, exciting learning experience that covers...

Humanities 9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Humanities 9 blends literature, language, and history into a single, exciting learning experience that covers the outcomes for both English and Social Studies.

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

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 and conversions of metric units to ensure smoother transit into higher grades. Students will be asked to make their way through a workbook, along with online instructions and assignments.

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.

Math enrichment is available for students achieving 95% in the course. A core math program is available upon request.

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 is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in...

Music 9

Arts Education

Music Online 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 learn an instrument through online lessons with Digital Music Services (DMS) or to integrate their private music lessons with this course.  Students should expect to spend an hour a week on course requirements, not including practice time on their chosen instrument.

Level: 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

The purpose of Science 9 is to build on previous science courses and further explore...

Science 9

Science

The purpose of Science 9 is to build on previous science courses and further explore the world in which we live in order to better understand and gain an appreciation for it. This is a general science course that samples various branches of science. Parents should expect to help their child organize their time and encourage them to contact the teacher whenever they have any questions.

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

Three hours in class, another 2.5 hours at home

Location

Hawthorne Square

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, playing games and engaging in live tutoring 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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Career Education

Textiles 9 will give students the opportunity to learn basic sewing skills as well as...

Textiles 9

Career Education

Textiles 9 will give students the opportunity to learn basic 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 will be encouraged to personalize projects according to their interests and needs.

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