• Bioscience High School Freshmen Experience 2018-2019
    How do I make sense of the world?
     
    Grade Level: 9                                                                                                                                            Phone: 602-764-5600
    Number of Semesters: 2                                                                                                                               Credits: .5 Credits Each Semester
     
    Instructors:
    Mr. Ben Anderson (Humanities) 
    Ms. Summer Martin (Health/Fitness)
    Ms. Sharon Leskie (Spanish) 
    Ms. Laura Motush (Art 1-2)
     
    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: 
     
    1. What is a model?
    2. Why and how do I create models?
    3. Why and how do I use models?
    4. 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:
     
    Life of Pi    hunger games   Time Machine    Ready Player One

     

    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.