Bioscience High School Freshmen Experience 2020-2021
How do I make sense of the world?Grade Level: 9
Phone: 602-764-5600Number of Semesters: 2
Credits: .5 Credits Each Semester
InstructorsMr. Ben Anderson (Humanities)Ms. Summer Martin (Health/Fitness)Ms. Sharon Leskie (Spanish)Ms. Laura Motush (Art 1-2)Mr. Greg Stephens (MOW)Ms. Robin Smith (MOSI)The Freshman Experience is centered around students' exploration of how they make sense of the world. Students will work on developing an understanding of the world by using the following essential questions throughout their learning experiences in their freshman year:
- What is a model?
- Why and how do I create models?
- Why and how do I use models?
- What is the the relationship between interaction and change?
- Human and Self
- Human and Society
- Human and Environment
- Human and Technology
The essential texts for the Freshmen Experience are:
The essential texts for the Freshmen Experience are The Life of Pi, Ready Player One, Hunger Games, and The Time Machine. Although students were provided with a digital copy of the text, some students may elect to purchase their own copy. The possible films we will be showing are Cesar Chavez, The Matrix, Experimenter, Baraka, Super Size Me, El Mar Adentro and Bajo la misma luna.
Required Materials for the Freshmen Experience
Required: All students are required to bring seven(7) bound composition notebooks, pens, pencils, 6 pocket folders with prongs, 1” three-ring binder. Highly Recommended: 2 clear rolls of tape, erasers, pencil sharpener, 2 packs of notecards, mini-stapler, 1 pack of markers, 1 pack of colored pencils, pencil case, scissors, flash drive, compact Spanish-English dictionary, 1 disinfectant/clorox wipes, 2 boxes of tissue.