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Purpose

I Love Lucy Video

Online Elective Course Selection Preview Grade 9

Link

Present the hook of the unit through a video and thought provoking rhetorical questions?

It's In Every One of Us

Video

Online Elective Course Selection Preview Grade 9

Link to Student Unit
Link to YouTube

Begin the Unit by having the students complete instruction from a VoiceThread https://voicethread.com/?#e0 - Activity with assessment.

CareerZone

Welcome to Pennsylvania CareerZone

CareerZone

To provide students with several options of learning their PDE Career Pathway through assessment tools and resources offered. The students will find the same PDE Career Pathways on Pages 37 - 47 of the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014. Once the students know their PDE Career Pathway, they will then be able to identify the appropriate elective courses.

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Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Program of Study

Last One

Chart listing all available courses, academic and elective, by subject headings and corresponding grade in which the course can be taken.

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Credits Required for Graduation and Failure Policy
4
Provides breakdown of the 26 required credits by subject area. Secondly, the four ways a student can fail a course are also listed.

Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Promotion Guidelines
6
Provides the number of earned credits required to be promoted to each grade; ten, eleven, and twelve.
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Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Course Planning Worksheet
48
Chart provides a bird’s eye view of four years at Truman and the importance of advanced planning for all courses that require a prerequisite. Please also review and complete the Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9 (see below for further details) prior to completing the Course Selection Worksheet for Grade 9.
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Course Catalog
11 – 36
The Course Catalog pages contains the following sections: Career & Technical Education Program, SAT Preparation, Fine and Performing Art, Theatre, Music, Business/Computer Application, English, English Electives, Dual Enrollment, Foreign Language, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technology Education, Technology Dual Enrollment, Mathematic, Social Studies, and Science. Review the courses you want to select prior to completing the Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9, Course Planning Worksheet (Page 48 of the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014), and the Course Planning Worksheet for Grade 9.
Additional Resource: Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards Aligned Systems http://www.pdesas.org/standard/views
Pennsylvania Standards describe what students should know and be able to do; they increase in complexity and sophistication as students progress through school. Using this tool, you can locate specific standards, anchors, and eligible content based on subject area and grade level or course. Select the subject area and grade level, or select the course to view the related standards. http://www.pdesas.org/standard/views
Additional Resources: College and University Foreign Language Requirements for colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and surrounding area. http://guidancenewsthatyoucanuse.wikispaces.com/8th+into+9th+Course+Selection+Presentation+2013+-+2014
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Harry S Truman High School Course Codes ­ 2013 – 2014
All Pages
All Pages
Chart is an abbreviated version of the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014 without the course description; however, it does list each Course Name and corresponding Course Code Number, Credit, Grade, Prerequisite and additional information such as the course is Co-Taught, available to ELL (English Language Learners) and Meets 2 periods each day.
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Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Career Pathways
37 - 47
Within this section of the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014 – Course Catalog pages, students will find profiles for the four Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Career Clusters: http://www.pacareerstandards.com/clusters.php
1. Arts and Communication
2. Business & Finance
3. Engineering, Sciences & Technology
4. Health & Social Services
(The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Career Clusters has divided Health & Social Services into Human Services and Science and Health)
Each Career Clusters profile includes a secondary listing of related Career Titles, Typical Interest, Skills/Abilities, and Knowledge, Two-Year School & Associate Degrees and Four-Year Bachelor Degree Programs as well as different Careers, Educational Attainment, Average PA Annual Wage, Projected Growth, and Recommended Electives.
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Guidance News That You Can Use Wiki
Truman’s Ninth Grade Electives’ Power Point Presentation
Ninth Grade Elective's Power Point Presentation
An introduction to the many facets of high school. A few examples include Graduation Requirements, Promotion Policy, and how a student’s G.P.A may affect which college or university offers admission.
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Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9
Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9
To be completed prior to Course Planning Worksheet for Grades 9 - 12 on Page 48.

Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Course Planning Worksheet for Grades 9 - 12
48
Transfer the six chosen electives courses from the Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9 to the Course Planning Worksheet for Grade 9 and then to the Course Selection Worksheet for Grade 9 - 12.
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Parents/Guardians Letter for Grade 9
Parents/Guardians Letter for Grade 9
Details their role in the scheduling process and the return due date of the signed yellow copy of the Course Selection Worksheet for Grade 9. On the opposite side of the letter will be the corresponding Elective Course Planning Paper for Grade 9.

Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 - 2014

Grade 9
Course Selection Worksheet
49

On Course Selection Day, this tri-color carbonated document is carried by students to their respective teachers who initial their recommendations for the academic, and when required, elective subjects. The students then prioritize their elective choices from one to six; with one being the highest. Students then tear off the white copy for the middle school Guidance Department while the yellow and pink copies go home. The students and their parents/guardians have the opportunity to review the selections one last time, reference the

Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014) as well as the web-based resources, before signing the yellow copy for it to be returned to the students' homeroom teachers.

It's In Every One of Us

Video

Online Elective Course Selection Preview Grade 9

Link to Student Unit
Link to YouTube




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