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https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/art/A06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23689{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A06Exploratory ArtIn Exploratory Art, students experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. Characteristics and expressive features of art (elements of art and principles of design) are emphasized in two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional work. The development and application of basic techniques, skills and technology are stressed. Students learn to respect their own and others ideas, artistic expressions and personal style as they objectively analyze and evaluate works of art. Art history and culture studies will focus on regions within the 6th grade, social studies curriculum. Additional cultures that are not addressed in the 6th grade social studies curriculum may also be included. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo5.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Art.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/art/A07https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23688{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A07Exploratory Art WHEELIn Exploratory Art, students experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. Characteristics and expressive features of art (elements of art and principles of design) are emphasized in two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional work. The development and application of basic techniques, skills and technology are stressed. Students learn to respect their own and others ideas, artistic expressions and personal style as they objectively analyze and evaluate works of art. Art history and culture studies will focus on regions within the 6th grade, social studies curriculum. Additional cultures that are not addressed in the 6th grade social studies curriculum may also be included. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Art%20WHEEL.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/art/A11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23612{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A11Art 1Building on Exploratory Art learning experiences, students study and apply the elements of art and principles of design in compositions. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology in both two and three‐dimensional art. Students build and refine motor skills throughout this course. Personal expression is nurtured through an exploration of the creative process. Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included. 1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Art%201.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/art/A23https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23631{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A23CeramicsIn this one term course, students are introduced to the properties of ceramic clay. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology of ceramics. The emphasis in this course is on hand-building, however wheel-throwing is introduced where facilities allow. Students will create functional and non-functional pieces and finish them in a variety of ways while developing and refining motor skills. Students understand the role of ceramics in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included. Membership in the Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of the Visual & Design Arts Program.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#varyArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Ceramics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/art/A27https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23874{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A27Middle School Photography"A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo10.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20School%20Photography.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/computer-science-and-applied-technology/D04https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23794{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}D04Middle School ProgrammingBy design, this course enables middle school students, with no previous experience, to jump right into the Java programming language. Students will become familiar with objects, classes, methods, parameters, data types, fields, loops, constructors and more. Students will learn about these topics, as well as others, through modifying existing programs and creating programs from scratch. Membership in the Technology Student Association (TSA) or Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of the Computer program.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/MS%20Programming.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/computer-science-and-applied-technology/D06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23693{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}D06Exploratory Computers This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of technology tools available in their own school. Students will be exposed to basic programming concepts and computational thinking. This class will cover basic hardware and software operations and help students learn to use the technology tools in their classes. Membership in the Technology Student Association (TSA) or Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of the Computer program.1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Computers.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/computer-science-and-applied-technology/D08https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23904{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}D08Multimedia ProductionThis class is designed to allow students to explore a variety of software used in everyday life. Students create slideshows using digital photography, create animated movies, design games and create presentations, spreadsheets and websites. Membership in the Technology Student Association (TSA) or Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of the Computer program.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Multimedia%20Production.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/computer-science-and-applied-technology/J20https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23972{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}J20Middle School Design TechThis course prepares middle school students for the changing demands and professions of the 21st century. This program combines the best of design-build learning with modern tools of technology, an awareness of interest-based preparation, and an exposure to the workforce skills required to give all Boulder Valley students a competitive advantage in their educational and workforce pursuits. Membership in the Student Organization CCCSO or TSA is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/MS%20Design%20Tech.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/computer-science-and-applied-technology/J36https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23861{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}J36Middle School RoboticsThe Middle School Robotics course utilizes a hands-on approach in designing, building, programming and testing robots. Students engage in a variety of activities that incorporate various engineering principles. Students also learn the value of teamwork and even friendly competition. Membership in the Student Organization CCCSO or TSA is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySkilled Trades & Technical SciencesNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20School%20Robotics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/family-consumer-science/H10https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23696{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}H10Exploratory Family Consumer SciencesThis course is an introduction course designed to acquaint students with Consumer and Family Studies. Topics introduced include health, nutrition, food preparation, sewing, decision-making and organizational skills. Cooperative learning groups and integration of all academic areas will be emphasized through practical experiences. In all topic areas, students will learn skills to promote life-long health and well-being. Membership in the Student Organization FCCLA or Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#varyFamily and Consumer EducationHospitality, Human Services & EducationNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Family%20Consumer%20Sciences.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/family-consumer-science/H13https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23714{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}H13Foreign Foods and FabricsIn this class students will research cultures from around the world as they relate to cuisine and food traditions. This course offers students an opportunity to select recipes and prepare foods as they become familiar with kitchen equipment and appropriate lab/safety procedures. Sewing activities will include the proper use of sewing equipment and construction techniques through the construction of several sewing projects. Membership in the Student Organization FCCLA or Colorado Creative Careers Student Organization (CCCSO) is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterFamily and Consumer EducationHospitality, Human Services & EducationNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Foreign%20Foods%20and%20Fabrics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/family-consumer-science/H15https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23712{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}H15Food Facts and FunThis course provides students with the opportunity to research and prepare nutritious foods from the food guide pyramid for healthy lifestyle choices. Students will use recipes to plan, prepare, serve and evaluate foods through the use of a variety of cooking techniques. Students will be required to demonstrate the use of appropriate safety, sanitation, and kitchen procedures. Food and nutrition topics may include herbs, spices, fast foods, convenience foods, snack, baking, multicultural foods and eating disorders.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterFamily and Consumer EducationHospitality, Human Services & EducationNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Food%20Facts%20and%20Fun.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/health/G06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23482{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}G066th Grade HealthHealth Education in sixth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyHealthN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/6th%20Grade%20Health.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/health/G07https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23523{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}G077th Grade HealthHealth Education in seventh grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness..5Middle Level Credit7th;#1 SemesterHealthN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/7th%20Grade%20Health.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/health/G08https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23552{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}G088th Grade HealthHealth education in eighth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness..5Middle Level Credit8th;#1 SemesterHealthN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20Health.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/health/P13https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23638{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P13Combined Health/PE1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#4 QuartersHealthN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Combined%20Health%20PE.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/industrial-arts/J04https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23985{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}J04Woodworking and CraftsThis course (Woodworking & Crafts) is a hands-on class focused on using a variety of tools and techniques to create woodworking and craft projects. No prior experience in shop work is needed. In this course, the students will learn how to use hand and power tools. Student will learn elements of shop safety with an emphasis on proper tool use. Students will then learn to select and use the appropriate tools to complete three or more projects through a design and production process. Membership in the Student Organization CCCSO or TSA is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#varyIndustrial ArtsSkilled Trades & Technical SciencesNo20.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Woodworking%20and%20Crafts.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/industrial-arts/J11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23705{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}J11Exploratory Woods1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyIndustrial ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Woods.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/industrial-arts/J38https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23702{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}J38Exploratory Shop WHEEL1Middle Level Credit6th;#varyIndustrial ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Exploratory%20Shop%20WHEEL.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/F7Dhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23864{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F7DMiddle Level Spanish Language Arts 2Spanish Reading, Writing, and Communicating focuses on the standards and benchmarks as outlined in the World Language Curriculum and the Boulder Valley Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Instruction will build on skills gained in previous grades and will demand increased skills application, academic sophistication and intellectual reasoning. Students will acquire language arts skills in a variety of instructional settings. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Spanish%20Language%20Arts%202.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23479{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K066th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts6th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts focuses on the four academic standards: speaking and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. This course builds upon elementary level instruction and demands increased application of skills and intellectual reasoning while reading, writing, speaking and listening. Focus studies include: analyzing literary components, examining text structures, developing vocabulary knowledge through context, organizing and structuring writing for intended audiences and purposes, informative/expository and persuasive writing, and grammar and mechanics of English language.1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo12.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/6th%20Grade%20ML%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K09https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23825{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K09Middle Level Beginning English Language DevelopmentBeginning Middle Level ELD provides training in general study techniques and specific English Language Arts strategies and concepts necessary for an understanding of core content area topics. This course aids ELD students, especially those with little previous schooling, in making the transition from training classes to mainstream curriculum. Students are introduced to and review accurate, effective expression, interpretation of content reading, and test taking techniques.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Beginning%20English%20Language%20Development.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23520{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K117th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts7th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts focuses on the four academic standards: speaking and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. This course demands increased application of developing literacy skills and intellectual reasoning. Focus studies include: analyzing literary components, examining text structures, developing vocabulary knowledge through context, organizing and structuring writing for intended audiences and purposes, informative/expository and persuasive writing, grammar and mechanics of English language1Middle Level Credit7th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/7th%20Grade%20ML%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K12https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23518{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K127th Grade English Language Arts AdvancedSeventh Grade Advanced English Language Arts focuses on the four academic standards: speaking and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. This course demands increased application of developing literacy skills and intellectual reasoning. Focus studies include: analyzing literary components, examining text structures, developing vocabulary knowledge through context, organizing and structuring writing for intended audiences and purposes, informative/expository and persuasive writing, grammar and mechanics of English language1Middle Level Credit7th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/7th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts%20Advanced.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23549{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K318th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts8th Grade Middle Level English Language Arts focuses on the four academic standards: speaking and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. This course is designed to prepare students for success in all high school course work requiring proficiency in the standards listed above. Focus studies include: reading interpretation and analysis of literary, informational, and persuasive texts through self- monitoring and peer/teacher dialogue; identify and use stylistic devices, such as sensory details, figurative language and tone; identify and organize ideas, supporting details, and transitional phrases within informational and persuasive texts written for a variety of audiences and purposes; employ correct grammar, usage, and mechanics in writing; and the independently navigate the research process.1Middle Level Credit8th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20ML%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K32https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23547{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K328th Grade English Language Arts AdvancedEighth Grade Advanced English Language Arts focuses on the four academic standards: oral expression and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. Topics of study include: Reading comprehension and interpretation of literary texts and of informational and persuasive texts using self- monitoring and self-assessment; understanding stylistic devices and descriptive details; organizing ideas and supporting details within informational and persuasive texts written for a variety of audiences and purposes; grammar, usage, and mechanics in writing; and the research process. The course is designed for the student who enjoys reading, discussion and analysis, thinks critically, has strong writing and grammar skills and is self motivated. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a ‘standard’ course.1Middle Level Credit8th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts%20Advanced.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K62https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23828{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K62Middle Level Creative WritingMiddle Level Creative Writing introduces students to a wide variety of outstanding writing models: personal narrative, poetry, short fiction, plays, letters, and commentary. These models provide insight into the structure and style of a particular genre. Students analyze and provide descriptive feedback on classmates’ writing pieces in an effort to build and develop a community of writers. Students also develop a writer’s journal/notebook and complete a final writing project that is designed to encourage personal choice, creativity, voice, and sensitivity to the power of words, all of which will form selections for the final writer’s portfolio. 1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Creative%20Writing.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K69https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23859{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K69Middle Level PublicationsPublications introduces students to desktop publishing programs and the yearbook publication process. While the primary focus is on the design and layout of the middle level yearbook, students are instructed in computer basics, a desktop publishing program, basic bookkeeping skills, photography, writing skills, and advertising. Membership in the Student Organization CCCSO or TSA is an integral part of this program.1Middle Level Credit8th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Publications.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K70https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23553{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K708th Grade Humanities8th Grade Humanities is a multi-dimensional cross-curricular class that integrates the language arts communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening with the skills and content of social studies. While this course is designed to prepare students for success in their respective language arts and social studies classes in high school, it also exists to make the learning of each content area more relevant by highlighting the complex connections that exist between history, literature, and the communication skills that prepare students to be thoughtful, engaged, and active citizens. Students will engage in the inquiry process as they take on the analytical investigation of pre-1890 American history by studying a variety of sources, considering varying viewpoints and perspectives, using multiple geographical tools, mastering real-world research methods, and communicating in a range of styles and for a variety of purposes.2Middle Level Credit8th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20Humanities.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K88https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23975{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K88Theatre Arts Focus 1Theatre Arts Focus 1 provides opportunities for students to learn about drama. Stage directions and theatrical vocabulary are introduced. This course provides situations for developing poise and confidence, interacting with others and appreciating the contribution of others. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are applied as students demonstrate and perform what they are learning.VaryMiddle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Theatre%20Arts%20Focus%201.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/K94https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23995{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}K94Theatre Arts 1Theatre Arts 1 elective course provides opportunities for students to learn about drama. Stage directions and theatrical vocabulary will be introduced. This course will provide situations for developing poise and confidence, interacting with others and appreciating the contribution of others. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be applied as students demonstrate and perform what they are learning.1Middle Level Credit7th;#8th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Theatre%20Arts%201.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/KM6https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23495{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}KM66th Grade Reading6th Grade Reading is a core curriculum class for all 6th grade students. Emphasis is on reading and listening comprehension, elements of literature, vocabulary development, and reading skill and strategy instruction. A variety of informational, literary, and persuasive texts in a range of reading and levels of text complexity are utilized. Students will learn to read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it, cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/6th%20Grade%20Reading.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65099https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65099{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XLITLiteracy0N/A6th;#7th;#8th;#9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Literacy.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/XLIThttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23808{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XLITLiteracy0N/A6th;#7th;#8th;#9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Literacy.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/language-arts/XMSILCLAhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23844{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XMSILCLAMiddle Level ILC LA1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#4 QuartersLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20ILC%20LA.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M05https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23489{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M056th Grade MathematicsIn Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo6.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/6th%20Grade%20Mathematics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M100https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23887{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M100ML Advanced Geometry Advanced Geometry presents a thorough study of the structure of the postulate system and development of formal two-column proof. It considers the topics of congruence, parallelism, perpendicularity, properties of polygons, similarity, and the relationships of circles, spheres, lines, and planes with respect to space as well as the plane. Basic principles of probability will be introduced. Use of algebraic skills is expected. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning via the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of the M41 Geometry course.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/ML%20Advanced%20Geometry%20wt.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M15https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23530{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M157th Grade Mathematics7th grade mathematics focuses on 4 areas, (1) understanding and applying proportional relationships; (2) operations with rational numbers including variable expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings, informal geometric constructions, and area of 2-dimensional figures, surface area and volume of 3-dimensional shapes; (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo6.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/7th%20Grade%20Mathematics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M19https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23885{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M19ML Advanced Algebra 1Advanced Algebra 1 is an in-depth study of algebraic symbolism, systems of equations, graphing, problem-solving, and probability and statistics. The students will build upon their previous knowledge to further understand the characteristics and representations of various functions, and relations including: linear, exponential, and quadratic equations, inequalities, complex numbers, and rational algebraic expressions. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning via the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of the Algebra 1 course. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/ML%20Advanced%20Algebra%201.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M24https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23641{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M24Compacted 7th and 8th Grade MathematicsThis is a course that teaches the topics covered in 7th Grade Mathematics (M15) and 8th Grade Mathematics (M25) in one year. This course is an acceleration option to prepare students to take Algebra 1 in middle school. M24, Compacted 7th/8th Grade Mathematics, focuses on the following areas: (1) understanding and applying proportional relationships; (2) writing and solving variable expressions/inequalities and multi-step linear equations/inequalities with rational numbers; (3) solving given systems of linear equations; (4) understanding the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (4) two and three-dimensional geometry and applying the Pythagorean Theorem; (5) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Compacted%207th%20and%208th%20Grade%20Mathematics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M25https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23559{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M258th Grade Mathematics8th Grade Mathematics, focuses on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations including solving linear equations and system of equations; (2) understanding 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 and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo6.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20Mathematics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/M30https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23640{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M30 Compacted 6th/7th Grade MathematicsCompacted 6th/7th Grade Mathematics is a course that teaches the topics in 6th Grade Mathematics (M05) and 7th Grade Mathematics (M15) in one year. This course is an acceleration option to prepare students for 8th Grade Mathematics (M25) and Algebra 1 in middle school. Students will cover number operations, introductory probability and statistics, coordinate geometry and rate of change through linear algebra. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Compacted%206th%20and%207th%20Mathematics.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/XASMMhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23583{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XASMMAcademic Support Class Mathematics MSThe Academic Support Class for mathematics is a second course taken concurrently with a standard level math course. This course is designed to support student success in the standard level mathematics course through a combination of pre-teaching, targeted in-context skill-building and a variety of mathematical strategies. Concurrent enrollment in a core math course is required.1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#1 SemesterMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Academic%20Support%20Class%20Mathematics%20MS.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/mathematics/XMSILCMhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23845{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XMSILCMMiddle Level ILC Math1Middle Level Credit6th;#7th;#8th;#4 QuartersMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20ILC%20Math.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/music/N11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23474{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N116th Grade ChoirSixth Grade Choir (ML Chorus N11, ML Treble N12, ML Mix N15, and/or ML Cambiata N19) is a beginning course designed for students at the sixth grade level. Basic vocal techniques will be explored in a wide variety of musical styles, including introduction to part-singing, music reading, and theory. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class. The course duration is one year. 1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo10.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/6th%20Grade%20Choir.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/music/N16https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23862{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N16Middle Level Select ChoirSelect Choir is a course designed to give vocalists the opportunity to study and perform using a variety of music literature and styles. Emphasis is placed on multi-part singing and music reading proficiency. Additional emphasis is placed on the continuing development of vocal techniques, ensemble skills and musicianship. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class. This is a yearlong class. 1Middle Level CreditAudition or Teacher’s Consent6th;#7th;#8th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Select%20Choir.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/music/N18https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23567{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N188th Grade Show ChoirShow Choir is a course designed to give the vocalist the opportunity to study and perform music in pop, show, rock, and jazz styles. Additional emphasis is placed on the continuing development of good stage presence, choreography, and student designed movements, Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class. This is a quarter, trimester, semester or yearlong class1Middle Level CreditAudition or Teacher’s Consent8th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo10.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/8th%20Grade%20Show%20Choir.docx
https://mo8.bvsd.org/academics/courses/music/N21https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/MS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23822{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N21Middle Level BandStudents in this course build on skills and concepts learned in previous years. In addition to progressively more demanding large ensemble work, there is an increasing emphasis on ensemble awareness and individual musicianship. Students focus on playing with more confidence in smaller groups and will continue to expand their musical experience through creation, theory and aesthetic valuation. Instrumental repertoire is at a Level II on a scale from 1 to 6. Culminating performances are a meaningful component of this full year course.1Middle Level Credit6th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo100.000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Middle%20Level%20Band%201.docx