Bioscience High School Freshmen Experience 2016-2017
How do I make sense of the world?
Grade Level: 9 Phone: 602-764-5600
Number of Semesters: 2 Credits: .5 Credits Each Semester
Student Liaison: Lionila Gariepy
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?
To facilitate the experiences centered around these essential questions, the four quarters of the school year will be divided into four themes:
- 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, In Defense of Food, 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.
Required Materials for the Freshmen Experience:
All students are required to bring a bound composition freshmen notebook, graphing calculator (will be checked out), computer, charger, fitness clothes, sketchbook, and writing utensils to school each day.
Class Groupings and Scheduling:
Students will work in both large groups and small groups throughout the day as determined by the content that is being explored. In general, students will be grouped into one large class group, 3 smaller class groups of approximately 36 students, and smallest class groups of 18-20 students depending on the particular content being explored.