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Central Cambria Curriculum Plan

 

Here at Central Cambria School District, we strive everyday to offer a curriculum that includes:

 

  • Continuous learning through effective collaboration among the schools of this district
  • Continuous access for all students to sufficient programs and services of library/media facility and classroom collection to support the educational programs
  • Guidance and counseling services for all students to assist in career and academic planning
  • A continuum of educational programs and services for all students with disabilities
  • Language Instruction Educational Program for English Learner students, regulation and Board policy
  • Compensatory education programs for students
  • Equal educational opportunity for all students
  • Career awareness and vocational education
  • Educational opportunities for identified gifted students
  • Regular and continuous instruction in required safety procedures
 

The Framework for K-12 Program Guidelines can be accessed HERE

 

High School Curriculum Materials and Resources


English

Enrichment:  Course Content

Grade 9-10 -

 

Novels:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Assorted independent novels from High School Library Collection

 

Drama:

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare OR Antigone by Sophocles

 

Poetry:

The Odyssey by Homer (Epic Poem)

Selections from the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade literature books

Harlem Renaissance poetry (part of Gatsby unit: 1920s)

 

Short Stories:

Selections from the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade lit books including, but not limited to:

        Harrison Bergeron-Vonnegut

        The Most Dangerous Game-Connell

        Poison-Dahl

        A Sound of Thunder-Bradbury

        The Interlopers-Saki

The Fall of the House of Usher-Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart-Poe

The Cask of Amontillado-Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum-Poe

 

Non-Fiction:

“Now You Take “Bambi” or “Snow White”—That’s Scary:  Essay by Stephen King

Choice of memoir/biography from High School Library Collection

Selections from the Civil Rights Movement collection, “Free at Last”

Scholarly articles regarding a chosen/assigned topic related to the background unit for Mockingbird

Scholarly articles regarding a chosen/assigned topic from the “The 1920s” (2)

Internet resources on a variety of topics for debate preparation

Articles retrieved from Time, Newsweek, and various other publications

 

Other:

Independent Research, Career Exploration, and Problem-Solution Project Guides:  each student will read a variety of resources related to their chosen and approved topic of study.

Assorted articles and projects derived from various sites. Example: brainpickings.org: the 6 Word Illustrated Memoir

Grammar from supplemental resources pulled from internet sites, etc.

Research Skills for Students series from Schlessinger Media:  Avoiding Plagiarism, Evaluating Sources, Media Literacy, Organizing Research, Presenting and Communicating Research, Searching the Internet, and a variety of accompanying materials.

Debate and/or discussion and/or close reading strategies and/or active questioning strategies:  Articles retrieved from Time, Newsweek, and various other publications, and independent research.  PA Bar Association Mock Trial case materials will be used.

CDTs with suggested SAS resources

 

9th Grade -

Elements of Literature 3rd Course; That Was Then, This is Now; Animal Farm; The Time Machine; Romeo and Juliet; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens; How To Win Friends and Influence People


Freshman (Comp and Lit I) Course Content

 

Novels

Animal Farm

Bless the Beasts and Children

Anthem

We the Living

Alas, Babylon

Pygmalion

Good Earth

Bless Me Ultima

That was Then This is Now

The Time Machine

Blood Brothers


Short Story

Sniper

Most Dangerous Game

Sound of Thunder

Interlopers

Snow

The Cask of Amontillado

Poison

Harrison Bergeron

Christmas Memory

Gift of the Magi

The Gift

All Summer in a Day

The Scarlet Ibis

The Necklace

The Lady or the Tiger


Plays

The  Miracle Worker

Romeo and Juliet

 

Epic Poem

The Odyssey

 

Poems

The Seven Ages of Man

Fire and Ice

My Papa’s Waltz

I Never Saw a Moor

Kidnap Poem

Fifteen

The Road not Taken

Ain’t I a Women?

Thumbprint

Facing It

Sketch

I Sing the Battle

From the Grave

The Dawn’s Awake

Sleep

From X

A Lady

The Black Land

Operating Room

Ode Written on the First of December

Lighthouse


10th Grade -

Elements of Literature 4th Course, Of Mice and Men, A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, Freedom Writers


Sophomore (Comp and Lit II) Course Content


Novels

Of Mice and Men

After the First Death

Catcher in the Rye

To Kill a Mockingbird

Accelerated Reader – Independent Novels

 

Short Stories

“The Swimmer”  John Cheever

“A&P”  John Updike

“The Lottery”  Shirley Jackson

“Rose for Emily” William Faulkner

“The Bath”   Raymond Carver

“A Small Good Thing”   Raymond Carver

“Masque of the Red Death”   Edgar Allan Poe   

“The Pit and the Pendulum”   Edgar Allan Poe

“The Pedestrian”   Ray Bradbury

“Young Goodman Brown”  Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The Cold Equation”  Tom Godwin

“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” W.D Wetherell

 

Drama

Antigone Sophocles

A Doll’s House                Ibsen

Julius Caesar                    Shakespeare



Poetry

The Journey”

“Acquainted With the Night”     Robert Frost

“Unknown Citizen”

“Mending Wall”

“The Eagle”

“Mirror”

“Lake Isle of Innisfree”

“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day”

“Narrow Fellow”

“Summer Remembered”

“Golden Vanity”

“Meeting at Night”

“My Last Duchess”

 

Non-Fiction

Literary Criticism

“Perils of Indifference” speech

Speech at the Nuremberg Trials, November 21, 1945

Essay on Scapegoatism

“No News From Auschwitz”

Variety of New York Times Articles


11th Grade -

Elements of Literature 5th Course, The Great Gatsby, The Stranger by Albert Camus, A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway


Junior (Comp and Lit III) Course Content


Novels

The Great Gatsby

Farewell to Arms

The Old Man and The Sea   

The Stranger

Reality Check (Non Fiction)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Plays

Oedipus Rex

Glass Menagerie

Death of a Salesman

Hamlet

Crucible


Short Stories

Poe –  “Hop Frog”

“The Handsomest Drowned Man” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Rip Van Winkle” – Washington Irving

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”-Washington Irving

“The Minister’s Black Veil” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“To Build a Fire” – Jack London

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” – James Thurber

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce

“A Good Man is Hard to Find”

“Good Country People”

“A Worn Path” – Eudora Welty

“Soldier’s Home” – Ernest Hemingway

“A Rose For Emily” – William Faulkner

“Speaking of Courage” – Tim O’Brien

“A Pair of Silk Stockings” – Kate Chopin

“The Fall of the House of Usher” - Poe



Poetry

Robert Frost

Emily Dickinson

Langston Hughes

William Carlos Williams

Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Mushrooms”--Sylvia Plath

Pablo Neruda

Billy Collins


12th Grade -

Elements of Literature 6th Course, 1984 by George Orwell, Macbeth, Gulliver’s Travels, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein


Senior (Comp and Lit IV) Course Content


Novels

Lord of the Flies

A Christmas Carol

1984

Sons and Lovers

Wuthering Heights

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

The Metamorphosis-Novella

Frankenstein

Arrowsmith

Babbit

The Canterbury Tales

Le Morte D’arthur

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Sun Also Rises

Gulliver’s Travel

 

Drama

Macbeth

Prometheus Bound

Othello

Oedipus Rex

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Second Shepherd’s Play


Epic Poetry

Beowulf

Paradise Lost

The Rape of the Lock

The Aeneid

A Journal of the Plague Year

 

Short Stories/Essays

Excerpts from “Gulliver’s Travels”

The Demon Lover

A Modest Proposal

Top of the Food Chain

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Mark of the Beast

How Much Land Does a Man Need

The Destructors

In the Shadow of War

Araby

The Rocking Horse Winter

The Doll’s House

My Oedipus Complex

Games at Twilight

A Room of One’s Own

Shooting an Elephant

No Witchcraft for Sale

Once Upon a Time

The Yellow Wallpaper

Marriage is a Private Affair


AP Literature -

Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay, How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy



Math -

Algebra I - Textbook: Algebra I (Common Core Edition) from Holt McDougal; subscription to IXL website for learning and practice

 

Algebra II - Textbook:  Algebra II by McDougal and Littell; copyright 2007:  TI 30 Calculators


Calculus - Textbook:  Elements of Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Addison - Wesley; copyright 1989:  TI 30 Calculators

 

AP Calculus - Virtual High School Class Curriculum


Geometry - Textbook:  Geometry by McDougal and Littell; copyright 2004: TI 30 Calculators

 

Personal Finance - Textbook: Mathematics For Business and Personal Finance from Glencoe

 

 

Social Studies -

Civics- Textbook: Fraga, Luis Ricardo. Holt United States Government : Principles in Practice. Austin, Tex. :Holt McDougal, 2010. Additional: Various primary sources, film clips, digital media, documentaries, and current event articles


Contemporary American HistoryTextbooks:Danzer Gerald A. and others. The Americas. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2005., Zinn, Howard. 1990. A people's history of the United States. New York: Harper & Row.


Economics - Textbook: Meek, Sally and others. Economics: Concepts and Choices. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2011. Additional: Various primary sources, digital media, documentaries, and current event articles


AP European - Textbook: Mckay, John and others. A History of Western Society vol. 1 and 2. New York: Bedford/St.Martin, 2011. Additional: Spiegelman, Art. The Complete Maus. New York: Pantheon Books, 1997. Additional: Various primary sources, film clips, digital media, documentaries, and current event articles

 

Psychology - Textbook: Hasset, James. and others.  Understanding Psychology. New York, NY: Random House, 1983.  


Travel the Globe- Textbook- World Geography Today-Holt Rinehart and Winston. Additional Resources- youtube, various websites such as Sheppard Software and Lizard Point to review maps, clips of Rick Steves Europe and Anthony Bourdain, projector and Promethean Board  


US History- Textbook: Danzer, Gerald A. and others. The Americas. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2005.


AP US History - Textbook: Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty! Vol. 1 and 2. New York: W.W.Norton Company, 2012. Additional: Various primary sources, film clips, digital media, documentaries, and current event articles

 

World History- Textbook: Modern World History from McDougal Littell 2005. Additional - powerpoints provided by the textbook and many supplemental resources such as various documentaries and artifacts from history such as war relics

 

 

Science -

Anatomy:

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, 6th Edition, Frederic Martini, 2004 Pearson - Specimens - Cats, beef hearts, cow eyes, calf brain, Anatomy and Physiology coloring books, A&P workbooks, colored pencils, dissection tools (scalpels, scissors, probes), vernier lab probes (ekg), lab goggles and aprons, medical tools  - stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs and nitrile gloves. Specific chemicals and specific models (Articulated skeleton, disarticulated skeleton, eye, joints,brain and heart models and various human body charts (circulatory system, nervous system, skeletal system, etc.). Lab manuals: cat, brain and heart, Chromebox devices, Chromebooks, Promethean board


Biology- A classroom set of the Book (Biology by Miller and Levine Copyright 2014 by Pearson Education) and an online accessible book. The accompanying Lab book and Study Workbooks for the Miller and Levine Biology book, Keystone Finish Line- Biology - Test prep booklets, 2 different Biology Coloring books, Holt Modern Biology copyright 1981- used for frog dissection, various online resources, and a Site License for:New Path Learning- a DVD series for several topics in Biology


Materials and Kits (Calculators, molecular model kits, microscopes, scales, hot plates, Water Bath. Computers, Chromebooks, Promethean board, glassware, chemicals, gloves, aprons, goggles, a water distiller, and an Autoclave, dissection tools, dissection trays  


Hands on Modeling kits from 3D Molecular Designs including: Modeling Toobers, Enzyme Kits, Phospholipid and Membrane transport kit,Water kit and Amino Acid and Protein synthesis kit.  Other modeling kits for modeling Photosynthesis, Cellular respiration, mitosis, Meiosis, DNA replication, Transcription, and translation) The Cell Game, DNA Puzzle Kits, Codon the DNA game.  Gene Rummy: THe DNA Card Game and other manipulatives on many topics including: organic molecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins); Plant and Animal Cell structure; Cell Membrane structure; pH; DNA, RNA and Protein Synthesis; Karyotype; VHS tapes on various topics, posters on various topics, various prepared microscope slides


AP Biology - Book:- AP Edition Campbell Biology 9th edition -Pearson education Supplemental Books:- Study Guide for Campbell Biology 9th edition, Inquiry in Action: Interpreting scientific papers for Campbell Biology 9th edition, Practicing Biology: a student workbook fourth edition for Campbell Biology 9th edition, Active Reading Guide for Campbell Biology, Read primary Literature: A Practical Guide to Evaluation Research Articles in Biology by Christopher M. Gillen, Using Biointeractive resources to teach Mathematics and Statistics in Biology by Paul Strode PhD and Ann Brokaw, AP Biology Quantitative Skills: A Guide for Teachers by the College Board, AP Biology Investigative Labs: An inquiry Approach. Cliffs AP Biology Prep Books 2nd edition.


Materials and Kits - Calculators, molecular model kits, microscopes, scales, hot plates, Water Bath, Gel Electrophoresis Equipment, Micropipets, Pipetters, centrifuge, Computers, Chromebooks, Promethean board, glassware, chemicals, gloves, aprons goggles, incubators, a water distiller, and an Autoclave


Hands on Modeling kits from 3D Molecular Designs including: Modeling Toobers, Enzyme Kits, Phospholipid and Membrane transport kit,Water kit and Amino Acid and Protein synthesis kit.  Other modeling kits for modeling Photosynthesis, Cellular respiration, mitosis, Meiosis, DNA replication, Transcription, translation and Plasmids, The Cell Game, DNA Puzzle Kits, Codon the DNA game, The DNA Card Game


Conservation Biology - depending on topic, daily resources include reading/discussion of such current publication sources as Nature, PBS, NOAA, EPA, DEP, National Geographic, Smithsonian, NASA, etc.

Technology resources include interactives from such websites as HHMI Biointeractive, PhET, tamu PEER, National Environmental Educators Foundation, etc. Also, included are my Chromebook cart and Google family of extensions, printers, and class projector


Chemistry - Book: Prentice Hall Chemistry-2005, Calculators, molecular model kits, Promethean board, Chromebooks, balances, hot plates, assorted glassware, chemicals, safety materials, assorted lab materials


College Chemistry - Book (General Chemistry - 7th edition), TI 30X IIS calculators, molecular models, Promethean board, Chromebooks, scales, glassware, multiple chemicals, safety materials, calorimeters, bunsen burners, TI calculators with CBL’s, and other lab materials


Organic Chemistry - Promethean board, Chromebooks, molecular models, safety materials, multiple chemicals, hot plates, and other lab materials


Physics:

Holt Physics by Serway and Faughn © 2002,  Chromebooks, Promethean board, TI 30 calculators, TI 84 calculators with CBL technology, a variety of laboratory equipment and supplies


Advanced Physics: Holt Physics by Serway and Faughn © 2002, Chromebooks, Promethean board, TI 30 calculators, TI 84 calculators with CBL technology, a variety of laboratory equipment and supplies

 

STEM -

Inventionland -

https://www.iu1.org/partners/inventionland

Project Lead the Way - Engineering

https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering



Business Education -

Accounting I:  Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, First Year Course, 2007 Edition

Eno Board, Microsoft Office: Textbook: Glencoe, iCheck Series. Microsoft Office, 2007 Edition, T-P-U Drives, Eno Board


Accounting II: Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, First Year Course, 2007 Edition.

Eno Board


Web Design: U Drive, Eno Board, Notepad Software  http://www.lions-wing.net/lessons/writinghtml/tut/lessons.html

Adobe Software. https://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/dreamweaver-cs4-tutorial-1.shtml

Google Sites


Yearbook: http://yearbookavenue.jostens.com/, Eno Board