Silverdale Online Learning
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These electives are offered to our students online throughout the year as well as used for credit recovery in the summer. Please contact the school if interested in taking one of these classes.
Basic Bible Doctrine I and II: Basic Bible Doctrine I is an upper-level high school course that covers several of the basic doctrines in Scripture, including the doctrines of Scripture, God, man, and sin. These teachings are dealt with in a systematic way that shows the unity and consistency of biblical truth.
New Testament Survey-Dual Credit: This course covers the literature of the New Testament. Special attention will be given to the life of Christ and the history of the early church, including the life of Paul. This is a college course designed for and offered through Sevenstar Academy by Indiana Wesleyan University. Since successful completion earns college credit, it is open to high school Juniors and Seniors. The cost is the same as an AP course.
Old Testament Survey-Dual Credit: A study of the Old Testament, highlighting the cultural background underlying the books of the Old Testament. Topics include major archaeological finds, Old Testament culture as it relates to today's culture, and the foundational relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament. This is a college course designed for and offered through Sevenstar Academy by Indiana Wesleyan University. Since successful completion earns college credit, it is open to HS Juniors and Seniors. The cost is the same as an AP course.
Earth and Space Science: Exploration is the key to success in this course. As a member of an exploration team, students investigate the atmosphere, freshwater hydrology, ocean floor features, plate tectonics, geologic principles, the rock cycle, geologic time, and space. Students will have the opportunity to do hands on activities in each module and they will interact with the course content in a variety of ways. Four perspectives taken during explorations will provide the backdrop for the development of course concepts, activities, and web adventures: Global, Regional, Local, and Personal. This will be a full year, 1 credit course. Note: The honors component is built into the course, so every student who successfully completes the course as written will receive honors credit.
Marine Science: Set sail on a research expedition to explore the marine environment. Our virtual expedition will leave from Tampa Bay and travel around the Earth investigating the many habitats and organisms of the oceans. As a crew member, you will be conducting research, performing experiments, gathering and analyzing data, and discovering man's interrelationship with the marine environment. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. The content includes the nature of science, the origins of the oceans, the chemical and physical structure of the marine environment, ecology of the various sea zones, marine communities, and the interrelationship between man and the ocean. We will learn about God‘s Creation and how to better fulfill his charge to care for and rule over the earth.
Global Studies: What does it take to live in a complex and increasingly interdependent global society? It takes knowledge and skills that help you understand the people in this world God has created, their environments and issues. As a cub-reporter for God‘s News Network, your assignment is to learn about and participate in global decisions that affect us and missionaries throughout the world through problem-based learning from a Biblical worldview.
Chinese I: This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (Simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (Introduction to Chinese, Greetings, Calendar, Weather, and Time), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards. In this course, the learner will learn to do the following, at the beginning level:
Chinese II: This course is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Hobbies, The Body and Descriptions), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.
Digital Photography: In the digital photography and graphic design lessons, students begin by learning general photographic concepts. Then composition skills are added to photographs and image-editing techniques are practiced. Students learn how to use layers, crop images, color and lighting concepts, hue and saturation, and exposures and special effects. Graphic design, artistic elements, and software skills are taught while producing graphic images. The concept of design as a manner of visual communication is carried throughout. Students build a portfolio of work and explore the fields of photography, graphic arts, advertising and illustration. Students will explore ways to use their digital talent to the service of God.
Flash Animation: This course is for anyone who wants to create animations and interactive movies like the ones used on the coolest Web sites. Participants learn how to use Flash 8 – the world‘s most popular animation software – to create engaging, interactive movies for the Web. Beginning with classic animation techniques, participants learn how to move objects around the screen and change their appearance. From there, it‘s on to creating movies complete with original artwork. By the end of the course, participants have learned how to build interactivity into their movies and publish them to the Web. This course is a great introduction to the world of Web animation, which will enable students to deliver biblical messages with the power they deserve.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP Art History
This course will provide students with college level instruction in the history of art. Students will examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students will learn to look at these works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience in light of a Christian worldview. Students will able to identify the presence or absence of Biblical truth reflected in art and architecture through the centuries.
AP Computer Science