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UND TRIO Programs - Upward Bound Summer Pre-Bridge Curriculum
GRADES 9-11 (PRE-BRIDGE) UPWARD BOUND SUMMER CURRICULUM
English All participants in grades 9-11 will participate in appropriate composition and literature courses including units concerning grammar, writing and communication.
Algebra I is designed to give participants a solid foundation in all areas of basic expressions and formulas.
Geometry is designed to give the participants a broad understanding of geometry and its principles, including, but not limited to, using formulas, theorems and logic.
Algebra II is designed to give the participants a broad background in all areas of algebra including problem solving techniques, logic, inequalities, laws of exponential expressions, radicals and solving quadratic equations.
Advanced Algebra/ Pre-Calc is designed to give participants an overview of algebraic techniques and functions through pre-calculus applications.
Biology will provide an introduction and overview of the high school sophomore biology class. Topics covered may include the origin(s) of life, the cell theory and structure, genetics, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, botany, zoology and ecology. Laboratory and field experience will be an integral part of the class.
Chemistry will provide participants with an introduction and preparation for the high school chemistry class. Topics covered may include the atomic theory, molecules, structure of matter, elements and compounds, the Periodic Table, types of reactions, balancing equations, stoichiometry, organic chemistry and uses of chemicals and their impact on our lives. Laboratory experiences will be an integral part of the class.
Physics will provide participants with general introduction to high school physics. Topics covered may include matter and energy, forces and motion, the Kinetic Theory, the Quantum Theory, waves, electricity and nuclear physics.
Laboratory experience will be an integral part of the class.
Ninth and tenth grade participants will take a foreign language class. Previously, Spanish, Russian, French and German have been offered. The foreign language classes will include three basic components; grammar, communications and culture. Participants who have already had advanced sections of a foreign language may test out of the foreign language class and take an additional computer class. The intent of the foreign language class is to provide an introduction to a language, especially for those participants who have not previously taken one.
Study Skills and Career Explorations. Pre-bridge (grade 11) students will be required to participate in a seminar that covers the topics of leadership and career choices. The leadership section will help participants develop a deeper understanding of self and individual leadership styles; learn leadership skills which can achieve results and bring about valued change; and broaden their visions of what is possible in their personal, family and community lives.
Students will participate in individual, small and large group activities. This section will be facilitated by a group leader but strongly driven by individual participation and discussion. The career choices section will provide an overview of some areas and activities that are involved in the selection of a career, training/education needed for that career, job search process, job application, résumé writing and interviewing for a job. Speakers and career tours may also be used to further expose the participants to different careers and working environments.
Computer instruction will be provided for participants in grades 9-11. Depending on experience and interest, participants will be placed in classes relating to programs such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Search Engines, movie making and more.