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Welcome to the Pre-Instruction Resource for NCVPS Students.
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This document is to be used for those students whose schools begin before the NCVPS start date. This pre-learning will prepare students for the first units of their course.
Students can also complete the NCVPS Canvas Orientation before classes begin at this link:
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https://ncvps.instructure.com/courses/1032
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If students need to complete their course before the scheduled NCVPS end date, please communicate that need with the NCVPS teacher early in the course.
The teacher can modify the course pacing for the student needing the earlier end date. If students complete this learning AND the NCVPS Canvas Orientation, a school contact may reach out to the Instructional Director listed by the course to inquire about additional learning.
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COURSEInstructional Director contact ELAs and Lab Facilitators, if you have students who are waiting for their NCVPS classes to begin, please share the content below with them. This will give them a head start in their classes and provide learning opportunities for them before classes begin.
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AccountingEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can start by reviewing the material presented in Unit 1: What is Accounting? at https://courses.lumenlearning.com/finaccounting/chapter/chapter-1/
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ACT PrepStudents can begin to explore the ACT through this website: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html Be sure to click on each of the links for preliminary information about taking the ACT Prep course.
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Advanced Functions and ModelingThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1q78VrVnsZpYtUA3UEJtiPWFyLhm4rR22mj2bk9jJA7M/edit?usp=sharing
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African-American StudiesWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1nPZ2Td98w_M43wZT9RcGnX5FuV5XoQ6K0Jzbk6RNpq8/edit?usp=sharing
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American History 1Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1MDIGEhZbPakjsYQzzL1NGND34er43y2whqojXS1YRdE/edit#
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American History 1 HonorsWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1MDIGEhZbPakjsYQzzL1NGND34er43y2whqojXS1YRdE/edit#heading=h.7mbia4va40td
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American History 2Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1-WV-D4XJqywcDHhXasP3dHz8ASW0ooNVPBMLGk5-9a4/edit?usp=sharing
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American History 2 HonorsWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1WGpcHs-jpgsCVOGC3M1ghZYwhk7NNdRoOwq8WayKXXI/edit
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American Sign Language 2Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov
Students should review the materials they have from taking ASL 1. Also, review basics such as fingerspelling and numbers; how to do role play/shoulder shifting; recognize signs for colors, feelings, family, school, and weather. Students should also review their notes for deaf education, deaf culture and the subcultures.
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Animal Science 1Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can explore Animal Science Systems pathway careers via AgExplorer (https://agexplorer.ffa.org/focus/animal-systems) to become more familiar with Animal Science careers and topics that will be discussed within the course.
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AP Art HistoryGeetanjali Soni: geetanjali.soni@ncpublicschools.govTo prepare for the beginning of our course, students can explore this overview of AP Art History: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-course-overviews/ap-art-history-course-overview.pdf
This will give students the ability to practice different types of questions for assessments. This will provide students the opportunity to examine course content such as images and vocabulary.
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AP BiologyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the college board website ( https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-biology) to understand AP Biology and what the teacher will expect from an AP Biology student. (The student will have to register for an account through AP, but the site will have what the information that the student will need.)
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AP Calculus ABThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/18ChXnUsPc3BwgJ3Xu_cIUdXySdaVwSfQjcydi6YzRdM/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Calculus BCThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/14esFnzL_jZ_ved50UAiqGuoKj5NH_iudqHfpm-HoWPg/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Computer ScienceEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the College Board website for the course at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-science-a, specifically the course description and exam information. The website includes sample exams. Next, students can get an introduction to computer programming at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science and also try an hour of code at www.code.org
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AP Computer Science PrinciplesEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the College Board website for the course at https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/stem/computer-science-principles, specifically the course description and exam information. The website includes sample exams. Next, students can get an introduction to computer programming at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science and also try an hour of code at www.code.org
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AP English Languagemary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents should take this opportunity to explore AP Central at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/2123.html to learn more about the class curriculum and expectations. Students can also begin to focus on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). You will be writing an argumentative research paper on a controversial topic of your choice, so the more you know about your topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.
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AP English Literaturemary.keel@ncpublicschools.govTake this opportunity to frontload as many of the longer novels as possible that we'll study. Taking the opportunity to read ahead now will help students later. Please read: Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man and Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre.
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AP EnvironmentalJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can explore the following website to learn more about the environment and what we will be studying: http://www.bozemanscience.com/ap-environmental-science/. They can watch videos of main ideas and get a head start on the content. They can also research/find/borrow a good AP exam review book to help them prepare for the APES exam in May.
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AP European HistoryWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1fTzrjluVPl2kVbRTl0VWaAL5ibQPvaRVLwH0IZiSAhI/edit#
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AP Government and PoliticsWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1rRn0u_RvzdhXTG4jYEKbpE2AvD6m5j0iKGlCE9Aeo1g/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Human GeographyWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1ioftYskyz1hi2byNQsYYVQhUJEjYsPgLphDOpIADhHs/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Physics 1Jen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govVisit www.physicsclassroom.com and begin with 1-D kinematics.
Visit http://theuniverseandmore.com/ and play the games, particularly the graphing game.
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AP Physics 2Jen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents should review the materials they have from taking AP Physics 1. Also, review the released exam they took to see what areas troubled them. They can also visit PHET and should play with some of the simulations under physics. They can also watch/read up on physics by visiting ck12.org and reviewing AP Physics 1 topics.
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AP PsychologyWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1gO1zne6tkU4a1uB1-o8bMuWBPSxH_1sR_z7YNYU3j_Q/edit?usp=sharing
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AP StatisticsThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrAHNyZTb1q0h8uphJ3IJ_kYO4GsYcfvM_WlGcQM7Ds/edit?usp=sharing
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AP US HIstoryWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_NeMC0aOggGFmrux2bKuE-7jQTxgvdzPD26-1SfPdRk/edit#heading=h.7mbia4va40td
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AP World HistoryWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1_sZ4uDKB5lrPC0z2UzPOUoTx7VZJq7MIAkrU3IMHJWI/edit?usp=sharing
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Arabic IEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can click on the link to help them get started with alphabet and lesson 1
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Arabic IIEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the Arabic Alphabet and work on Arabic handwriting by connecting/disconnecting the letters in a word they choose. Then try to read it using the short and the long vowels. (https://vimeo.com/77878833)
Students can click on the link to help them get started with Arabic alphabet, Characters & Numbers. (https://www.smore.com/1spvg)
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AstronomyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.gov
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BiologyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. If it is not available, students can go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/structure-of-a-cell. This will give them an overview of the first module.
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Biotechnology & Agriscience Research I HonorsJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete an introduction to biotechnology at https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/biotech-dna-technology.
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Biotechnology & Agriscience Research II HonorsJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete an introduction to biotechnology and agriscience II at https://www.usda.gov/topics/biotechnology
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Career ManagementEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to cfnc.org, create their account and complete the following activities: "Plan your future" by their specific grade level found at https://www.cfnc.org/plan-your-future/
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Civics and EconomicsWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1UFUvlAwTNYGA-saxtJVPCALMvbFAjdcWCilCSQkv9Xc/edit#
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Civics and Economics HonorsWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DLk5-JFaRV1EfKYVobeFsRnI1rhymGJeOREIeVMqLT0/edit
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Earth and Environmental ScienceJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module.
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eCommerce HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to https://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp and start familiarizing themselves with HTML. Many of these terms will be discussed throughout the eCommerce course, and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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English Imary.keel@ncpublicschools.govThe link below provides some subject/verb agreement worksheets. They could also read the "Ex Baseball Player" and go through some background knowledge about Lou Gehrig. These are just Module One topics.
http://www.lougehrig.com/
http://englishlinx.com/verbs/subject_verb_agreement/
Students can also attempt reading Romeo & Juliet.
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English I Honorsmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govObtain and begin reading A Separate Peace
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English II mary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin reading world news coverage to gain a more global perspective. This will help them start to see how the literature we will study has an impact all around the world.
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English II Honorsmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin reading world news coverage to gain a more global perspective. This will help them start to see how the literature we will study has an impact all around the world. They can also look into the Holocaust as they will read Night later in the semester.
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English III mary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin focusing on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). They will be writing an argumentative research paper on a controversial topic of their choice, so the more they know about their topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.
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English III Honorsmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin focusing on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). They will be writing a persuasive research paper on a controversial topic of their choice, so the more they know about their topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.

Also, as honors students, they will be reading one novel independently. The English 3 team of teachers has put together a suggested list of books, but there are innumerous diverse titles from which they could choose.

Caveat: This novel must be a classic American piece of literature (this is an Amercian Lit class after all :).
Please choose a book which has not been read prior to this class!

Important Points:

Novel must be at least 250 pages
Must be an American author (this is an Am Lit class)
Must have been published BEFORE 1985
Cannot be popular fiction
Title must be approved by their teacher, so if they decide to begin this, they'll need to reach out to their instructor to get this approval.
This is an independent assignment done outside of class.
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English IVmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin looking over topics for a persuasive research paper. Find a topic in which you can persuade someone to see and understand your point of view, the topic will be of your choice with teacher approval. Locating a topic now will be most helpful when we get to the point that you will begin writing the paper.
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English IV Honorsmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govAs honors students in English 4, they are expected to read at least one novel independently. The English 4 team of teachers has put together a suggested list of books that directly relate to the seven themes of the course, but there are innumerous diverse titles from which they could choose.

Caveat: This novel must be a classic American or British piece of literature (this is a Brit Lit class after all!).
Please choose a book which has not been read prior to this class!

Important Points:

Novel must be at least 250 pages
Must be a British or American author (this is a Brit Lit class)
Must have been published BEFORE 1985
Cannot be popular fiction
Title must be approved by their teacher, so if they decide to begin this, they'll need to reach out to their instructor to get this approval.
This is an independent assignment done outside of class.
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Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME)Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can read through the steps on what it takes to start your own business. https://www.sba.gov/starting-business
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Food & Nutrition 1Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govTBD
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Foundations of NC Math 1 (Co-Taught)Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/13LBkFf_oJoklQi0u1Sa1wSTdRFZnf-OWQyit44oQCrM/edit#heading=h.7mbia4va40td
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French IEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin exploring the language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
Students can start learning basic greetings using this quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/91260918/french-greetings-flash-cards/
Students can use the website TV5Monde for resources to improve vocacbulary and cultural knowledge. Click on the A1 part - that's for beginners. Amusez-vous bien! https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr
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French II Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin exploring the language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
Students can review verbs and questions words: https://quizlet.com/68861364/flashcards, greetings- https://quizlet.com/68862291/french-1-greetings-flash-cards/
Students can use the website TV5Monde for resources to improve vocacbulary and cultural knowledge. Click on the A1 part or A2 - that's for beginners. Amusez-vous bien! https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr
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French III HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
Students can review the present and passé composé tenses.https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap3.html
Students can use the website TV5Monde for resources to improve vocacbulary and cultural knowledge. Click on the A2 or B1 https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr
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French IV HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govReview reflexive verbs in the present and the past tense:
https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vpr1.html
Review verbs tenses: Present, past, future, subjunctive.
https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap3.html
http://laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap4.html
Students can use the website TV5Monde for resources to improve vocacbulary and cultural knowledge. Click on the B1 https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr
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Health - (.5 credit)Geetanjali Soni: geetanjali.soni@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to http://kidshealth.org/en/teens and start familiarizing themselves with health topics pertinent to teens. Many of these will be discussed throughout the Health Education portion of the course and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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Health and P.E.Geetanjali Soni: geetanjali.soni@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to http://kidshealth.org/en/teens and start familiarizing themselves with health topics pertinent to teens. Many of these will be discussed throughout the Health Education portion of the course and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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Honors Anatomy & PhysiologyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. Students can also access the following pages to begin reviewing the terminology used in the course. https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/body/terminology.html
http://teachmeanatomy.info/the-basics/anatomical-terminology/terms-of-location/
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Honors BiologyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. If it is not available, students can go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/structure-of-a-cell. This will give them an overview of the first module.
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Honors ChemistryJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/states-of-matter-and-intermolecular-forces and from there view the States of Matter, The States of Matter Follow up and the Phase Diagram videos. Students can also watch all videos here: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties and here https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atoms This will give them a general overview of the first 4 weeks of the course and will prove useful in absorbing the material more quickly.
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Honors Earth and Environmental ScienceJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links".
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Honors Forensic ScienceJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govThe forensic science course will start with a look at areas of specialities in forensics that have developed as technology has developed. To prepare for the first module students can learn about the history of forensics using http://science.howstuffworks.com/forensic-lab-technique1.htm. Students can also use this excellent site to explore different forensic topics: http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/ Students can also prepare for some of our more advanced topics by reviewing DNA structure and blood types from their biology class. A blood typing tutorial can be found here: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/problem_sets/blood_types/Intro.html
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Japanese IEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents should visit this link for details on starting the course
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Japanese IIEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents should visit this link for details on starting the course
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Japanese IIIEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govhttps://www.smore.com/k6pug
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Journalismmary.keel@ncpublicschools.govJournalism is about great writing and reporting of important events in your community and the world. You can get stared by browsing the Pulitzer Prize awards website. From the list of past winners, select a Breaking News Writing, Feature Writing, Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography winner from the years available as your favorite in each category. Take your time and discover the best that journalism has to offer before you delve deeply into how the journalists became worthy of their award.
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Latin IEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govTBD
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Latin II Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin to review Latin I grammar (the first unit of Latin II) with the resource here.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2215931
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Latin III HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govThe first module of Latin III is a grammar review unit. Students can use these online resources that can help with the grammar review portion of the course.
Vocab from Latin I and II - https://quizlet.com/class/1764346/; https://quizlet.com/class/2365175/
LATIN NOUNS - http://www.tabney.com/nouns1.html; https://quizlet.com/604352002/latin-noun-cases-flash-cards/
REVIEW GAME - https://www.quia.com/pa/2173.html?AP_rand=1243906084
VERB and ADJECTIVE REVIEW HANDOUTS - http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/101/
Videos produced by Latintutorial are an excellent resource for review http://latintutorial.com/videos
Latin Case System http://latintutorial.com/videos/latin-case-system
Basic Latin Word Order http://latintutorial.com/videos/basic-latin-word-order
Basics of Declension http://latintutorial.com/videos/basics-of-declension
Latin Verbs http://latintutorial.com/videos/theory-of-tenses
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Leadership DevelopmentWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govActivity 1: For this assignment, go to Sean Covey: Inspiring Greatness in Teens at http://www.seancovey.com/teens.html Explore the site -- read teen stories from around the world, pick the baby steps you want to track, find your voice using the voice finder, take the checkup quiz, explore the help desk topics, and complete the great discovery act to create your own mission statement. This site is full of relevant, real advice so take the time to get the most our of it. Activity 2: Choose TWO articles by Marshall Goldsmith that interest you and apply to your life from the following site: http://www.marshallgoldsmith.com/articles/ Read the articles and reflect on connections to your life. Respond to the following questions for each article: 1-What is the name of the article you read? 2-What was the main message of the article? 3-How does he explain his message? What tools, strategies, ideas, etc. resonate with you? 4-Explain lists/steps outlined to accomplish the goal. 5-What specific ideas from the article will you adopt and use to develop your leadership skills? Be sure to refer to the text and your life experience in your answers. Remember to explain your ideas with examples and evidence.
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Mandarin Chinese IEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStart reviewing course textbook at http://web.archive.org/web/20160113042250/http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/mandarin1
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Mandarin Chinese IIEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStart reviewing course textbook at http://web.archive.org/web/20160325175600/http://www.learnnc.org:80/lp/editions/mandarin2,
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Mandarin Chinese III HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStart reviewing course textbook at http://web.archive.org/web/20160320094821/http://www.learnnc.org:80/lp/editions/mandarin3
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Mandarin Chinese IV HonorsEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStart reviewing course textbook at http://web.archive.org/web/20170605190315/http://www.learnnc.org:80/lp/editions/mandarin4
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Marine ScienceJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.gov
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MarketingEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete the marketing learning activities on the SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training/marketing
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Medieval StudiesWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1UvD0g4dGSOim0pv3Vpr3rQhlbtnCCg-YK7RQN-DrKEg/edit?usp=sharing
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Microsoft ExcelEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DenvGJ53ZxCOdXFGNUWSi8Th3HNv01WDvIHvAwyVBtg/edit?usp=sharing
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Microsoft Word and PowerPointEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1cA3pkCmUG6imwoZ40hiiPhuWSw8UBbZDT6ihW9Imfy4/edit?usp=sharing
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Middle School Creative CodingEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can watch this introduction to Vidcode: https://youtu.be/RTMC3OWITZw
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Middle School Creative WritingMary Keel Mary.keel@ncpublicschools.govThe Creative Writing course is going to get your creative juices flowing. Before we begin, try one of these activities and see how creative you can get. Your teacher will be very interested to read this and, perhaps, some strengths can identified and honed throughout the semester!
Find a picture, drawing, or image in a book with two or more people in it. Write a story about the people. What is going on?
Begin with an emotion (happy, sad, mad, excited, scared, angry, etc) and develop a story around it. After the second paragraph, continue the same story but change the tone of the story to another emotion. Keep going until you have a well-developed story.
Visit a reputable news site online and pick out an interesting article. After reading, develop the story as fiction. Add quotes and additional characters to make it an interesting story.
Bring an inanimate object to life. What is it thinking? What is a typical day like for this object? Are there friends around the room? What do they ‘talk’ about when humans aren’t around?
While in the cafeteria, hallway, mall, etc. Listen to conversations, take note of the subject, begin a story where their conversation left off. How does it end?
Choose a random book from the library, open it to a random page, point to a random sentence. Write this sentence down and continue writing a story around it.
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Middle School English- Language Arts 8mary.keel@ncpublicschools.gov1. Research pandemics from history, including the bubonic plague, the Spanish Flu of 1918, and COVID of 2020-21.
Develop a Venn Diagram, showing areas of comparison, and areas of difference among the three.
2. Research the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898. Search for causes of the riots, who was involved, and what the results were.
3. Conduct research on the concentration camps in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Research who was placed in the camps, how they were treated, how many died, and what happened to those who survived.
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Middle School Success 101Geetanjali Soni: geetanjali.soni@ncpublicschools.govTutorTalk

1. Visit the TutorTalk blog at ncvpspeertutor.blogspot.com
2. Choose any of the articles listed below to read. The content in these blogs will prepare students for the content they will learn in Success 101.
3. Students should read, comment and discuss what they have learned in their post to the blog. Comments should be reflective and use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. Students should share what they learned from the article and how they can apply it in their face-to-face and online classes.

Articles:

Stop Strangling the Mouse!
Positive Thinking
The Stairway to Success
Plagiarism - goes right along with the first module.
Have No Fear! Time Management is Here!
Test Relaxation Techniques
Keeping College In Mind
Studying Advice From a Student
Study Methods
Note Taking Formats

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NC Math 1Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1lKX3TQeSSEiAhO3-Mrwzli9CyLIBldKGEWZGZs2snFc/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 1 (Co-taught) Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1wtiQu7eHmnomODb0QClSIGi_jYzANjKslEAlgud_uIg/edit#heading=h.7mbia4va40td
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NC Math 2Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUTmlxzQbnb2yNupU1ezA_Iyhn4yj-IDNI5lX5Xf0t8/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 2 (Co-taught) Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1S1g0Mmg9jvGtIKY44srpc_s-UwsqAHhIx3iHsd4Xjrk/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 2 HonorsThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DZdrhYJ7ukNiqPXasniZXaiISTGiKgp0unGn8xSuMNE/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 3Thomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1zE1qBGl2mRcHbBqBS6Ic8fdXIYMH2Sw3910Q21DEAa8/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 3 HonorsThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1uEJMXaPk1ziVRWcmtsrsp1z3YqOuYpMk_afp_GOaxFk/edit?usp=sharing
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OCS American History 1 Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1VK3-iDcrJ-R7M4Mg8uLVzr58szFz4kewcjCEDe9G3l0/edit?usp=sharing
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OCS American History 2Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govThis spreadsheet has short video segments with questions to go along with the videos. It covers all of American History 2. ​
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_BJsRNhPlRFE7JweiK_hcgUH9d0_yQQcfRpXo0TTvWY/edit#gid=0
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OCS Applied ScienceJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govHere is a folder for Applied Science to get them started on Unit 1.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_09WjhiEG_JUmM0SUJpSzRxTGM
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OCS BiologyJen Goldenbaum: jen.goldenbaum@ncpublicschools.govhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3U3agJSwyJTNnRSN0xZaTY1a28?usp=sharing
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OCS English 1-4mary.keel@ncpublicschools.govUse readtheory.org to practice with reading comprehension. This tailors the passages to the student's level.

Independent reading of a choice book from the school library. Here are some creative options for Book Reports: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/classroom-activities-25-book-report-alternatives

Ask the media center if they have a presentation on research/using library resources they could give the students.

Great grammar and vocab practice at freerice.com. Click Subjects at the top to choose options (freerice has tons of subjects!).

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OCS Financial ManagementThomas Cooper: thomas.cooper@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1dq_3H4TJGEcj0xL7-bll5il8v-mh5bEMosuFOP12zPo/edit