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Middle School Electives

Curriculum for the Digital Generation

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COURSE CATALOG

Character Education is an overview of performance and ethical principles. The six units encourage and educate  students to be lifelong learners, think through problems, be diligent and capable, interact positively in social settings, respect others, assume responsibility, act ethically, and live according to a noble purpose.

Suggested grade level: 6-8
Prerequisites: None

Games have been played for thousands of years. Man has loved to find ways to entertain himself. In this course, the student becomes the game master! Students will learn the basics of gaming: from what makes a game fun to what makes a game work. Students will explore all types of games in this course, from mental games to board games to video games. The focus of the course is on developing a student’s ability to recognize good game play mechanics as well as the steps necessary to produce a game. This course will NOT require students to know or learn a programming language. The emphasis is on the history of games and the design of games, as well as learning about the different careers available in the game industry.

Suggested grade level: 8
Prerequisites: None

Keyboarding courses provide students with an introduction to the keyboard (letters, numbers, and symbols), basic machine operation, and proper keystroke technique. As students progress, they improve their speed and accuracy and produce increasingly complex documents. Such courses help students develop keyboard proficiency, document production skills, and problem-solving skills.

Suggested grade level: 8
Prerequisites: None