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https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L08https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67375{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L089th Grade English Language ArtsNinth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informational, literary, and persuasive texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts from American and world cultures. Students read novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write in a variety of styles with a focus on structure, vocabulary, and writing mechanics. In addition, students engage in a variety of discussions and oral presentations, as well as research and reasoning tasks, and the research process. 10LA - English 99th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/9th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L100https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68518{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L100Senior Literature, Composition and CommunicationSenior Literature, Composition and Communication is a year-long course that builds on the skills learned in Eleventh Grade English Language Arts. The course includes the study of literature and nonfiction. Instruction of college preparatory writing techniques is an integral part of the curriculum. Students continue to refine their composition, reading, and speaking skills in a variety of genres and contexts. Higher-level literary and textual analysis is emphasized in class discussion, writing, and oral presentations. Students learn a variety of organizational strategies in writing and speaking as well as learning to speak and write for a variety of audiences and purposes. 10LA - LA Elective12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Senior%20Literature,%20Composition%20and%20Communication.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L104https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68748{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L104World Humanities 1World Humanities explores how our understandings of ourselves influence our understanding of the complexities of the world both today and in the past. In a two-fold approach—both social studies and literature are used to promote critical self-reflection and understandings. In pairing fiction with the historical and cultural lessons that place the literature in context, students examine themes that span a variety of regions and time periods. Students develop an understanding of how people view, construct, and interpret history and analyze key historical periods and patterns of change over time within and across nations and cultures. Students analyze and evaluate a variety of texts, complete independent research, and produce writing for a variety of purposes. In turn, students develop the skills needed to be culturally literate global citizens.10LA - World Lit/Comp10th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/World%20Humanities%201.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L19https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67772{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L19Creative WritingCreative Writing introduces the student to the writing of fiction, poetry, the personal narrative, drama, screenplay, and creative essay. Students analyze peer and published authors for particular stylistic devices in order to understand the writer’s skill in narration, dialogue, description, and detail. This course provides activities and projects to stimulate ideas and extend the students’ writing talent, to encourage appropriate freedom of expression, and to develop sensitivity to the power of words in the written medium. Students read their work aloud for class critique and the course introduces students to appropriate markets for publication. 5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Creative%20Writing.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L20https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67391{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2011th Grade English Language ArtsEleventh Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension, synthesis, and composition of informative, literary, and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on refining craft and structure for different audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. 10LA - American Lit/Comp11th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/11th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L27https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67383{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2710th Grade English Language ArtsTenth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informative, literary and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of complex texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on the craft and structure of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. .10LA - World Lit/Comp10th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/10th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67727{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L31Communication in SocietyCommunication in Society assists students in learning to improve self-confidence and effectiveness in a wide variety of communication situations. Opportunities are provided to learn about communication in one-to-one and one-to-a-group situations, within small group activities, and within large groups. Areas of communication include self-awareness, relationships, work situations, and the community. Attention focuses on learning speech fundamentals, breaking down the barriers to communication, becoming aware of and expressing ideas and thoughts, problems solving, conflict management, thinking skills, and decision making. Students read, discuss, and critically examine informative/expository resources and literature. 5LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Communication%20in%20Society.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L33https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67815{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L33Discussion and DebateDiscussion and Debate teaches students the techniques used in argumentation, forms of discussion, and formal debate. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and the psychology of persuasion. Skills practiced in this class are applicable to other classes and to participation in the democratic process in our communities, states, and country. The course is based on strong oral components.5LA - Communications11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo50.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Discussion%20and%20Debate.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L34https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68477{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L34Public SpeakingPublic Speaking teaches students the techniques used in informative and persuasive speaking. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and develop skills in the preparation, organization, and presentation of speeches. Students practice and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. 5LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Public%20Speaking.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L46https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68688{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L46Video & Film ProductionVideo and Film Production provides opportunities for students to write, produce, and edit video and film. Students are responsible for planning, handling technical equipment, and employing technical knowledge. Students also analyze film, video, and television. 5LA - Communications9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Video%20Production.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L54https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68530{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L54Short Fiction5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Short%20Fiction.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L60https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68392{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L60Philosophy through Film and LiteraturePhilosophy through Film and Literature encourages a lively interest, understanding, and discussion of some of the main pieces of Philosophical Literature. This course introduces students to Philosophy and its methods of inquiry by discussing a range of literature and film and by investigating major contributors to philosophical inquiry through the ages. The emphasis is on examining arguments while encouraging students to provide their own arguments through writing and discussion.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Philosophy%20Through%20Film%20and%20Literature.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L68https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68283{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L68Literature for Diverse SocietiesLiterature for Diverse Societies engages students in the discovery of a variety of literary texts. The course focuses on informative/expository and narratives such as autobiographies, essays, poetry, plays, and novels that cover various topics and are written by diverse authors. Literary analysis is supplemented by media, and creative projects examine the cultural aspects connected to the texts’ topics or authors’ experiences.5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Literature%20for%20Diverse%20Societies.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L74https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67646{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L74British Literature after 17005LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/British%20Literature%20after%201700.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L75https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68529{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L75ShakespeareShakespeare introduces students to the works of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan period in which he lived. Students investigate his continuing appeal as a playwright by exploring his ability to use characterization, dramatic language, and universal themes. Students analyze representative examples of tragedies, comedies, and/or histories. Student also perform selected Shakespearean scenes to enhance understanding of all aspects of Shakespeare’s work. 5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Shakespeare.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L80https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68341{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L80MythologyMythology focuses primarily on Greek and Roman myths, yet other cultures such as African, Native American, Asian, and Norse texts are studied at a comparative level. Background information and resources on characteristic themes of world cultures adds emphasis to the individual myths studied. The course emphasizes various myths and legends, plus a study of Homer’s epics the Iliad and/or the Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Mythology.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L91https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67809{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L91Digital Narratives: Storytelling in the Modern EraOral storytelling offers opportunities to experience a wealth of cultures, experiences, and lessons. In this tradition, the Digital Storytelling class is designed to give students an opportunity to share their own narratives through multimedia presentations and learn from the experiences of others. A variety of digital formats (still imagery, moving imagery, sound, and text) will be used, in conjunction with students’ voices, to tell cohesive narratives for a variety of purposes. Narrative themes may include: overcoming obstacles, the impacts of drastic transitions, and relevant teen issues.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Digital%20Narratives.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LA2https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67859{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LA2English as a Second Language 210LA - English 99th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/English%20as%20a%20Second%20Language%202.docx
https://arh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE1https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68203{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE1Journalism ReportingJournalism: Reporting offers an in-depth survey of journalism, including news writing, interviewing, and writing stories (news, features, sports, editorials, and columns). It also covers the history of journalism, newspaper terminology, headline writing, copy and proofreading, advertising, page layout, photojournalism, press law and journalism ethics. This course is available online.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Journalism%20Reporting.docx