Weber Online Courses 7-8
This class includes 4 quarters of study. The business quarter will include computer spreadsheets, word-processing, slide-show presentations, marketing, and familiarize students with career opportunities in the business world. The Family and Consumer Science quarter will deal with consumer and occupational home economics in the areas of life skills, families, childcare, textiles, and food and nutrition. The technology quarter will introduce students to drafting, manufacturing, transportation, principles of flight, shop safety and construction, and careers in the technology areas. The Careers quarter will help students understand the importance of education and occupational decision making.
This course is aligned to the Utah ELA Core standards. An emphasis is placed on reading and writing informational text, digital reading and writing, and multi-media production. Reading comprehension, including analyzing for credible evidence and sound reasoning are a major focus of the course. Work in this course includes writing narrative, expository, and opinion/argumentation pieces. Students are expected to create projects and documents to demonstrate what they have learned, in addition to taking and passing tests.
In grade 7, instructional time is focused on four critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
The study of Utah permits students to understand the place they call home, while developing essential social studies skills. Students will explore Utah’s unique landscape as they study both the physical and human characteristics that make up our great state. Topics include Native American cultures, exploration, westward expansion, settlement, industry, and statehood. In particular, students will focus on connecting historic topics to their greater influence on the development of our state to the present era.
The seventh grade Utah Science with Engineering Education standards look for relationships of cause and effect which enable students to pinpoint mechanisms of nature and allow them to make predictions. This year in science students will study: a) forces interact with matter; b) changes to earth over time; c) structure and function of life; d) Reproduction and heredity; and e) changes in species over time. Science education includes three dimensions of science understanding: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.
This course includes the introduction to beginning skills in a variety of activities to develop a foundation for future fitness.
Language Arts classes will be aligned to the Utah Core standards. Work will be rigorous, relevant, and complex. Students will be writing narrative, information/explanative, and opinion/argumentation pieces. There will be increased emphasis on reading and writing informational text. There will be a greater focus on digital reading, writing, and multi-media production. A greater emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, including analyzing for credible evidence and sound reasoning. Finally, students will be expected to create projects and documents to demonstrate what they have learned, in addition to taking and passing tests.
In Grade 8, instructional time is focused on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three- dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding
U.S. History I will focus on the development of the United States from the pre-Columbian Era through Reconstruction. The development of U.S. Geography overtime will accompany the following topics: Native Americans, exploration, colonization, the American Revolution, confederation & the Constitution, slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students will use a variety of material, including primary sources, to analyze historical events and their impact on America today.
The eighth grade Utah Science with Engineering Education standards describe the constant interaction of matter and energy in nature. Students will explore: a) how matter and energy interact in the physical world; b) how energy is transferred in physical systems; c) how life systems store and transfer matter and energy; and d) the interactions with natural systems and resources. Science education includes three dimensions of science understanding: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.
This is a required one semester course designed to follow the State Core Curriculum. Wellness, fitness, self-concept, emotional needs, decision-making skills, stress, friends, relationships, dating, mental health and disorders, nutrition, balanced diets, eating disorders, Refusal Skills, drug prevention, peer pressure, communicable and non-communicable diseases, first aid, bullying, child abuse, and internet safety are topics that will be covered. There will also be a week-long abstinence unit requiring parent/guardian consent.
This physical education class includes activities that incorporate a variety of activity styles including sports, dance, to basic fitness.
This course is a foundation to the digital world that provides a broad understanding of key applications, computing fundamentals, and living online. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that promote creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration.
Students will learn the basics of critiquing art and use these quality concepts in personal work. Basic drawing skills (perspective, proportion, elements and principles of design) guide course curriculum. We will also cover art history and complete one research based art history project.
Students will review and refine the basics of drawing (perspective, proportion, elements and principles of design), with additional color concepts (paints/color pencils). Students will refine art criticism skills, continuing to use quality concepts to their personal work.
Media Arts students learn how to tell a story with film. You learn how to use shot size and angles to help the audience follow a storyline. We use WeVideo to edit footage for the class. You will learn how to write a screenplay. Our big movie projects include recreating a scene from a movie, and working with greenscreens and color keying.
An introductory course. Students will learn basic performing and public speaking skills. Students will work with others as well as independently to explore pantomime, stage acting, script writing, presenting, and ensemble rehearsal techniques in a safe and fun environment. A main goal of this course is to build confidence and develop 21st century skills that will enhance students’ abilities in all areas of their education
FACS Exploration A/B. In this course you will develop skills and be introduced to career pathways in Family and Consumer Sciences. We will explore interior design, clothing and textile construction, fashion design, as well as the fast growing world of free enterprise. You will create projects including a shoebox room design, monster doll, and drawstring bag. You will develop skills and be introduced to career pathways in Family and Consumer Sciences. We will explore food and nutrition, family and personal relationships, and childcare. You will participate in food labs, preschool activities, and games and other activities that strengthen family and friend relationships.