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Forensic Science

Forensic Science is a hands-on laboratory and project-based learning course that will lead the student through a foundation of law and criminal justice, history of forensics, and modern scientific advances in the field. Hair, fibers, DNA, ballistics, serology, poisons, drugs, arson, explosions, fingerprinting, forgery, and entomology are studied in detail. The scientific method, data analysis,

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Human Anatomy and Physiology

The course is a single semester, 0.5 credit course with a lab component. It is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. There are 11 lessons over 18 weeks; lessons are 1–3 weeks in length and there is a lesson timetable in the introduction. Prerequisite: Biology The lessons include the following topics: Human Body Systems Nervous

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Speak Your Truth: Poetry Part II

This course builds on the foundation of the poet’s craft developed in Word: The Poet’s Voice and expands it to include performance skills needed to recite poetry before an audience. By studying videos of selected poetry readings by well-known poets of various genres and attending local poetry readings, students explore the reading styles and techniques employed

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Advanced Study Project

The Advanced Study Project (ASP) offers students the chance to engage in an exciting and relevant academic, professional, or hybrid study of their own design while earning credit and preparing for the challenging work of college and beyond. During this single-semester (0.5 credit) project or full-year (1 credit), students have the opportunity to develop a

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World Religions: Finding Common Ground

World Religions: Finding Common Ground is a project-based course that asks students to consider one of the greatest puzzles of world history: How can members of diverse religions come together as one community in which the specific practices of each are honored? Students spend the semester researching a wide variety of world religions and, using

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Physical Education

Oak Meadow students can meet their Physical Education requirements in many ways. For example, students may belong to a local gym, take formal lessons in martial arts, or take swimming at the YMCA. For students who are not taking formal lessons or who may not belong to a gym, their PE requirements can still be

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Calculus II

This one-semester, one-half-credit Oak Meadow course is a continuation of the full-year Calculus I course. It picks up where Calculus I ended and completes the final 1/3 of the Saxon textbook, Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry. Together, the Oak Meadow Calculus I and Calculus II courses cover the topics on the AP Calculus BC

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Critical Media Literacy

New for 2023! Critical media literacy is about learning how to critically engage with, and make sense of, the media. This course helps students develop the analytic tools needed to examine media content and make more informed choices as an active audience. Critical media literacy is grounded in social activism because it is inherently about

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Word: The Poet’s Voice

This poetry course explores the writing craft needed to produce poems that deserve to be read. Students will study various themes: from nature writing to love poetry; spoken word and environmentally-themed poems; and works focused on capturing and expressing the female perspective. Students create and learn how to edit and revise their own poems and

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Women’s Literature: Worlds of Fantasy and Science Fiction

The course explores themes of identity, gender, race, and social justice, and looks at the literary craft of world building (how a writer creates an elaborate, believable story world). This single semester course focuses on works of science fiction and fantasy written by women. There are 18 lessons in three units. There is a creative

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