Civics / ELA

ELA 11/Civic is an integrated course connecting advanced foundations of English Language Arts with relevant, real world learning in civics (Semester 1). The course is formatted to prepare students for college and career readiness with an emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking. Dialogue will be a central component of the course. The projects students complete will align to real-world applications and will involve community members in project processes/outcomes. Civics concepts including the framework of the American government, the (3) branches of government, the Constitution, and citizen’s rights will be central elements of the course. Readings will connect ELA to Civics; students will use literature to explore democratic themes, leadership exemplars, and language in support of democratic values.

Facilitators

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Rachel Haddad

English Language Arts Facilitator
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Phil Matthews

Social Studies & Personal Finance Facilitator

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Project Based Learning

Project-based learning is the way students master their material in every class at Innovation High. Students work through multiple projects during the year and develop key workplace skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking.

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Engage Students Students work through multiple projects during the year and develop key workplace skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking.
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Personalize Learning Students research, ask and answer questions and then demonstrate what they've learned in presentations to business and community members.
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Student Collaboration Students work together in teams to create real projects and solve real problems