ELL - Elective Courses

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Courses

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Arts

ADA 1OZ (open)

AMU 1OZ (open)

AVI 1OZ (open)

ADA 2OZ (open)

AVI 2OZ (open)

ADA 3OZ (open)

AVI 3OZ (open)

Business

BTT 1OZ (open)

BBI 2OZ (open)

BMX 3EZ (workplace)

Canadian Studies

CGC 1PZ (applied)

CHC 2PZ (applied)

Civics/Career Studies

CHV 2OZ (open)

GLC 2OZ (open)

Family Studies

HFN 1OZ (open)

HNL 2OZ (open)

HIP 4OZ (open)

French

FSF 2PZ (applied)

Literacy

ELS 2OZ (open)

EPS 3OZ (open)

OLC 4OZ (open)

Mathematics

MAT 1LZ (essential)

MFM 1PZ (applied)

MPM 1DZ (academic)

MAT 2LZ (essential)

MEL 3EZ (workplace)

Physical Education

PPL 1OG (girls)

PPL 1OZ (boys)

PPL 2OG (girls)

PPL 2OZ (boys)

PPL 3OG (girls)

PPL 3OZ (boys)

Science

SNC 1DZ (academic)

SNC 1LZ (essential)

SNC 1PZ (applied)

SNC 2LZ (essential)

SNC 2PZ (applied)

Technology

TIJ 1OZ (open)

ICS 2OZ (open)

TCJ 2OZ (open)

TGJ 2OZ (open)

TMJ 2OZ (open)

TTJ 2OZ (open)

ICS 3CZ (college)

GRADE 9

ADA 1OZ

Drama

This  course  will  introduce you to the basics of Drama. Learn about movement, voice, improv, the history of the theatre and building character through games, performances and projects.  Have fun and learn about yourself and the world around you while building skills and confidence.  Prerequisite:  None

AMU 1OZ

Music

The course is designed for ELL students who wish to gain more experience with music or who have a background in music already. Students will be encouraged to express themselves through music, share their cultural background, and perform in a safe and friendly environment, while developing their musical and English language vocabulary.  Prerequisite:  None

AVI 1OZ

Visual Arts

A comprehensive course that covers a variety of materials including: drawing,  tempera  painting,  clay,  printmaking and computer graphics.  Prerequisite:  None

BTT 1OZ

Computer Software

Students  learn  industry standard business software in areas such as word processing, publishing, presentation software and website design that will help student achieve success throughout their high school years and into their chosen path after high school.  Prerequisite:  None

CGC 1PZ

Canadian Geography

This course draws upon student’s everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including regions to help students learn about the geography of Canada and  the  country’s  place  in  the  global community.  Prerequisite:  None

HFN 1OZ

Food and Nutrition

This course explores the relationship of food choices to attitudes, decision-making, body image, and marketing.   Students will learn how to make informed choices, prepare food and research a variety of topics. Enhancement fee: $20.  Prerequisite:  None

MAT 1LZ

Essential Math

This course emphasizes development of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives.

Topics include:

  • Whole Numbers and Problem Solving
  • Decimals
  •  Money Sense
  •  Math in Health and Nutrition
  •  Measuring and Building
  • Math in Sports              
  • Graphing and Algebra

Prerequisite:  None

MFM 1PZ

Foundations of Mathematics

This course allows students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number systems, introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, measurement and geometry and linear relationships.  

Topics include:

  • Review of Number Skills
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Properties - Linear Relations
  • Simplifying Expressions
  • Solving Equations
  • Investigating Relationships
  • Problem Solving with Perimeter, Area & Volume
  • Investigating and Applying Geometric Relationships

Recommended for: students in level 1 or 2 in grade 8 math.

Prerequisite:  None

MPM 1DZ

Principles of Mathematics

This course allows students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number systems, algebra, analytic geometry, measurement, linear relationships and abstract reasoning.

Topics include:

  • Numeracy Recap
  • Rational Numbers & Powers
  • Algebra & Equations
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Linear Functions
  • Measurement
  • Angle Geometry

Recommended for: students with a level 3 or 4 in grade 8 math.

Prerequisite:  None

PPL 1OG

Healthy Active Living, Girls

This course promotes lifelong healthy active living.   Students will participate in a variety of different activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  Prerequisite:  None

PPL 1OZ

Healthy Active Living, Boys

This course promotes lifelong healthy active living.   Students will participate in a variety of different activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  Prerequisite:  None

SNC 1DZ

Science

You will study the wonders of space, the electricity that illuminates us, the atoms and molecules that our existence relies upon and ecology.   Prerequisite:  None

SNC 1LZ

Science

This course is an introduction to science.  Students will learn a variety of concepts that may include safety in science, matter, energy, the human body and basic electricity.

Prerequisite:  None

SNC 1PZ

Science

This course introduces students to the world of science in a practical way.  Units include ecosystems, chemistry, electricity and space.  Prerequisite:  None

TIJ 1OZ

Introduction to Technology

This ELL technology course offers students skill and vocabulary development in the following areas of study: Transportation, Design and Manufacturing, Media/Communication, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. In this course, students will learn the names and uses for industry tools and software, and use the 'problem-solving process' to  complete challenges in all of the areas covered. Students may apply many of the terms and skills learned in this class to their work in other technology courses, as well as at home and work!   Prerequisite:  None

GRADE 10

ADA 2OZ

Drama

Projects and exercises in this course will help you develop team building skills, presentation and acting skills, as well as your knowledge of drama and theatre.  Some continuation of skills from Grade Nine Drama, however it is not a prerequisite.

Prerequisite:  None

AVI 2OZ

Visual Art

Students will increase their knowledge of the elements and principles of design. They will learn more of the expressive qualities of different materials, using a variety of techniques, processes and styles. This course will cover a range of mediums including: drawing in pencil, pencil crayon, pen & ink, clay, and tempera paint. Prerequisite:  None

BBI 2OZ

Introduction to Business

Students are introduced into the world of business by covering its concepts,  functions in such areas as accounting, marketing, information technology,  production and human resources. Students will learn the skills required for operating a business in the 21st century on a local, national and or international scale.  Prerequisite:  None

CHC 2PZ

Canadian History

This course provides an in-depth tracing of Canada’s history from World War one to the present. Students will learn about the Canadian identity through the stories of individuals and communities.  Prerequisite:  None

CHV 2OZ

Civics

An exploration of what it means  to  be  an  informed  citizen  in  a democratic society. The elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship are examined.  This is a ½ credit.  Prerequisite:  None

ELS 2OZ

Literacy Skills:  Reading and Writing

Students strengthen essential reading and writing skills through reading and writing a variety of types of text. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and use key comprehension strategies.  They will also write in a variety of forms while improving sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary. This course will let students develop key literacy and language skills.  Prerequisite:  None

GLC 2OZ

Career Studies

This course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and help students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. This is a ½ credit.   Prerequisite:  None

HNL 2OZ

Clothing

This course introduces students to the world of clothing and fashion. Students will learn about clothes and learn how to sew with basic sewing skills on a sewing machine. There will be hands-on projects completed during class time. Students will learn how and why people wear certain clothes and what that means. They will also learn about shopping for fashion items. Students will have the opportunity to make personal sewing projects of various kinds. 

FSF 2PZ

French

This beginner course is for ELL students with little or no French. Students will learn basic communication skills.

Prerequisite:  None

ICS 2OZ

Computer Programming

This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also study hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices.  Prerequisite:  None

MAT 2LZ

Essential Math

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics related to everyday life.

Topics include:

  • Arithmetic & Problem Solving
  • Ratios & Rates
  • Making Things From Scratch
  • Percents
  • Fractions and Problem Solving
  • Measurement
  • Integers & Algebra

Prerequisite:  MAT 1LZ

PPL 2OG

Healthy Active Living, Girls

This course provides an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports.  Prerequisite:  None

PPL 2OZ

Healthy Active Living, Boys

This course provides an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports.  Prerequisite:  None

SNC 2LZ

Science

This course will build upon the knowledge from SNC1LZ.  Students will continue learning about science and the world around them.  Topics may include introductory chemistry, cell and tissues, outer space, and electricity.  Prerequisite:  SNC 1LZ

SNC 2PZ

Science

This course relates the concepts of climate change, optics, chemistry, and body systems to students’ everyday life.

Prerequisite:  SNC 1PZ

TCJ 2OZ

Construction Technology

This course introduces students to building materials and processes through opportunities to design construction projects.  Students will gain practical experience using a variety of materials, tools and equipment associated with construction.  Students will create and interpret technical drawings and will design, plan and fabricate projects.    Prerequisite:  None

TGJ 2OZ

Communication Technology

In this course students will create videos, animations, sound recordings, and other multimedia products while learning and applying skills and processes relevant to social media presentations.  Students will use software applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements, Macromedia applications, and Autodesk 3D Studio Max. Of the three Communications Technology courses offered at Eastwood, this course emphasizes “post-production” processes, such as editing.  Prerequisite:  None

TMJ 2OZ

Manufacturing Technology

This course introduces students to building materials and processes through opportunities to design and build various fabrication projects.  Students will use a variety of hand tools and equipment and focus on building a practical skill base in welding, metal forming, and measurement while working in a team environment.  Prerequisite:  None

TTJ 2OZ

Transportation Technology

Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the operation of an automobile through learning basic maintenance and repair techniques.  Student projects may include engine service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body and engine care.  Students will also be introduced to the MTO Driver's Handbook in order to prepare for their G1 test.

Prerequisite:  None

GRADE 11

ADA 3OZ

Drama

Students will build their own scripts as well as work from existing scripts and perform them applying their knowledge of various performance styles and theatre conventions. The course will explore movement, voice, improv, and building character through games, performances, and written projects. Some focus will be placed on mask making as well as character and storyline development. Have fun and learn about yourself and the world around you while building skills and confidence.

Prerequisite:  ADA 1OZ or ADA 2OZ are strongly recommended

AVI 3OZ

VIsual art

Students will increase their knowledge of the elements and principles of design. They will learn more of the expressive qualities of different materials, using a variety of techniques, processes and styles. This course will cover a range of mediums including: drawing in pencil, pencil crayon, pen & ink, clay, and tempera or acrylic paint.  Prerequisite:  AVI 1OZ or AVI 2OZ are strongly recommended

BMX 3EZ

Retailing

This course will introduce you to the world of retail marketing. The course focuses on the importance of customer service in developing a customer base and maintaining customer loyalty.  Prerequisite:  None

EPS 3OZ

Public Speaking in English

This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such forms as reports, speeches,  debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews, and multimedia presentations. Students will develop their public speaking skills, vocabulary and listening skills. Students will research and analyse the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message; and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentation.   Prerequisite:  None

ICS 3CZ

Computer Programming

This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices.  Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies.  They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project.  Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and post-secondary opportunities in computer related fields.

Prerequisite: None, but students are encouraged to earn the ICS 2OZ credit before this course.

PPL 3OG

Healthy Active Living, Girls

There is a continued focus on team and individual athletic activities as well as leadership skills.  Prerequisite:  None

PPL 3OZ

Healthy Active Living, Boys

There is a continued focus on team and individual athletic activities as well as leadership skills.  Prerequisite:  None

MEL 3EZ

Math for Everyday Life

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

 

Topics include:

  • Wages
  • Deductions
  • Purchasing
  • Saving and Investing
  • Borrowing Money
  • Vehicles
  • Travel

GRADE 12

HIP 4OZ

Personal Life Management

This course is designed to help New Canadians adapt to life in Canada.  Topics include budgeting, finding work, living on your own and goal setting.   Prerequisite:  None

OLC 4OZ

Literacy Course

This course supports students in learning a variety of narrative, and graphic texts and will teach students a variety of different forms of writing including:  summaries, opinion pieces, and new reports.

Prerequisite:  Students must have attempted the Literacy Test