Fine Arts
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

A combined fine arts class covering Art and Music Appreciation. Students will be introduced to artists and composers of the same time period in order to discuss the characteristics of each era. Additionally, students will read and discuss different lectures on the purpose of music and art. Virtual museum tours may be included. This should be a lot of fun and will coordinate with the main seasons of the Liturgical year, as well as coinciding (when possible) with historical events being discussed in the 9th Grade History. 

Fine Arts: Art 8
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-12. (1 credit if done in Grades 8-12)

Materials Used:

Materials Provided. Online syllabus provided

Description:

The course is based on the Laura Berquist syllabus for Grade 8 art. It is designed to help students come to appreciate great religious works of art along with some music appreciation. A few graded assignments will need to be submitted.

Fine Arts: Art History
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

The Classical Point of View by Kenyon Cox, other resources. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

The course will explore the history of western art from early medieval to realism. Students will apply principles from the classical point of view to various works of art. They will become familiar with basic art vocabulary, focus on identifying the various periods of art as well as learn about artists and symbolism in paintings. The class will also teach some basic drawing skills and how to look at and understand paintings.

Fine Arts: Radio Theater (Grades 10-12)
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The class progresses through diction and tonal exercises to reading aloud and “voice acting” using actual radio scripts. In the second semester, students begin work on their own radio scripts, which are produced in class. Students may work in pairs or small groups for script development. Not only will students direct and act in their own productions, but also have the opportunity to participate in the productions from other sections as well, should your family’s schedule allow for it.  Homework consists of diction practice, listening to assigned audio, reading assigned scripts, practicing voice delivery technique, script analysis, preparing  to read in character for production (no memorization necessary), developing an original script. Classes run 90 minutes.   

Fine Arts: Radio Theater (Grades 8-10)
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-10

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The class progresses through diction and tonal exercises to reading aloud and “voice acting” using actual radio scripts. In the second semester, students begin work on their own radio scripts, which are produced in class. Students may work in pairs or small groups for script development. Not only will students direct and act in their own productions, but also have the opportunity to participate in the productions from other sections as well, should your family’s schedule allow for it.  Homework consists of diction practice, listening to assigned audio, reading assigned scripts, practicing voice delivery technique, script analysis, preparing  to read in character for production (no memorization necessary), developing an original script. Classes run 90 minutes.    

   

Fine Arts: Readers' Theater (Grades 5-8)
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-8.

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The class focus is on interpretations of lines and characters via solid scripts-many that were composed in Radio Theater class! Students will complete in class exercises and discussion which enhance intellectual and emotional understanding then perform verbal interpretation of the lines using diction, tonality and inflection. 

Fine Arts: Readers' Theater (Grades 8-10)
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-10.

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

The class focus is on interpretations of lines and characters via solid scripts-many that were composed in Radio Theater class! Students will complete in class exercises and discussion which enhance intellectual and emotional understanding then perform verbal interpretation of the lines using diction, tonality and inflection.

Note: It will only count towards credit in highschool by logging hours.

French Conversation Lab (PowerSpeak) - Beginners
Open To:

Any student registered for PowerSpeak French. 

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet weekly to practice speaking the language they are studying. The PowerSpeak courses can be purchased here: http://www.powerspeak.com/french.php.  Students should register for "Independent Study" if they intend to use the MODG conversation lab. PowerSpeak tracks grades for the family to turn into the consultant. The Lab teacher may provide an oral conversation grade if requested. This lab along with a full semester of PowerSpeak or Middlebury Interactive would meet our requirements for a full credit of the foreign language. The semester completed over the year would be designated by the level of course it is along with an A for first semester of the course if that was what was completed, or a B for second semester of course. 

This course is appropriate for students who are taking Latin concurrently, or have completed the grammar appropriate to a Latin I. These courses are expected to expand the student's experience with languages, not to replace Latin. 

French Conversation Lab (PowerSpeak) - Intermediate
Open To:

Students who are in their second year or more of PowerSpeak French.

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet weekly to practice speaking the language they are studying. The PowerSpeak courses can be purchased here: http://www.powerspeak.com/french.php.  Students should register for "Independent Study" if they intend to use the MODG conversation lab. Power Speak tracks grades for the family to turn into the consultant. The Lab teacher may provide an oral conversation grade if requested. This lab along with a full semester of Power Speak or Middlebury Interactive would meet our requirements for a full credit of the foreign language. The semester completed over the year would be designated by the level of course it is along with an A for first semester of the course if that was what was completed, or a B for second semester of course. 

This course is appropriate for students who are taking Latin concurrently, or have completed the grammar appropriate to a Latin I. These courses are expected to expand the student's experience with languages, not to replace Latin. 

German Language Lab - Beginners
Open To:

Any student registered for German. 

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet every week. Students meet in Adobe Connect once a week to practice conversation. Homework is optional.

Note: students who are taking Intro to German receive 50% off the German Conversation Lab. 

Greek IA
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12

Materials Used:

A New Intro to Greek 3rd Edition Revised by Alston Chase and Henry Phillips. Online syllabus provided. 

Description:

Students meet every week. The format is similar to our Latin courses. A background in Latin helps! Quizzes included.

Greek IB
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12

Materials Used:

A New Intro to Greek 3rd Edition Revised by Alston Chase and Henry Phillips. Online syllabus provided. 

Description:

A natural progression of the Greek IA course. Students meet every week. The format is similar to our Latin courses. A background in Latin helps! Quizzes included.

Intro to German
Open To:

Grades 6-12

Materials Used:

Information coming soon

Description:

Information coming soon

Intro to Greek
Open To:

Grades 6-12.

Materials Used:

Greek for Children Primer A; additional materials provided. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

Students meet every week. Class prep time will be about 1/2 to 1 hour a week. Homework is required.

Intro to Italian
Open To:

Grades 6-12

Materials Used:

Progetto Italiano Junior for English Speakers 1; accompanying workbook and audio CD

Description:

A fun and easy way to begin Italian. The textbook engages students by utilizing themes students are familiar with and by using comics.  Class meets once a week: Most classes are 45 minutes; some are 60 minutes.  Minimal paper quizzes/tests  to be mailed/emailed to teacher.

Italian IA
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-12

Materials Used:

Prego! An Invitation to Italian, workbook. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

This Italian classes move at a gentle pace. This class covers the first sixth of Prego!  The section meets 1x week.  Students in Italian IA receive can enroll in the Italian Conversation Lab at no cost. The format of this course is much like our Latin courses. Quizzes included

Italian IB
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

Prego! An Invitation to Italian, workbook. Online syllabus provided.

Description:

A natural progression of Italian IA, this Italian classes picks up where IA leaves off. The section meets 1x week.  Students in Italian IB receive can enroll in the Italian Conversation Lab at no cost. The format of this course is much like our Latin courses. Quizzes included

Italian Language Lab - Beginners
Open To:

Any student registered for Italian. 

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet every week. Students meet in Adobe Connect once a week to practice conversation. Homework is optional.

Note: students who are taking Intro to Italian receive 50% off the Italian Conversation Lab. Students who are taking Italian IA or Italian IB can enroll in the Italian Lab Conversation Lab for no additional cost. 

Journalism
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12 (Grade 10 students must contact the office to verify enrollment is permissible.)

Materials Used:

All materials provided

Description:

A prerequisite to News Production, Journalism runs for a semester and teaches students the basics of online news production. Topics include: news and feature reporting, writing, photography, and web page design. No previous experience with newspapers or web design is necessary. Students who sign up for Journalism for the fall semester, will be automatically be enrolled in News Production for 2nd Semester where they will build and maintain the MODG school website, VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. (Please note that News Production meets at a different day and time.) Students who wish to take Journalism in the spring semester should contact the office in December; they will be able to join the News Production class the following school year.

News Production
Open To:

Students who have taken Journalism.

Materials Used:

All materials provided

Description:

This class teaches students the basics of online news production. Students produce VOX: http://www.modgnews.com. In a collaborative effort, students write, edit, photograph, design page layouts, and interview for the newspaper. Topics in class include: news and feature reporting & writing, photography, and web page design. This class is a great opportunity to nurture the student’s analytical skills.

Spanish Conversation Lab (PowerSpeak) - Beginners
Open To:

Concurrently registered in accompanying PowerSpeak Spanish. Knowledge of Latin Grammar is a plus and students concurrently enrolled in Latin are given preference upon enrollment

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet weekly to practice speaking the language they are studying. The PowerSpeak courses can be purchased here: http://www.powerspeak.com/spanish.php.  Students should register for "Independent Study" if they intend to use the MODG conversation lab. PowerSpeak tracks grades for the family to turn into the consultant. The Lab teacher may provide an oral conversation grade, if requested. This lab along with a full semester of PowerSpeak or Middlebury Interactive would meet our requirements for a full credit of the foreign language. The semester completed over the year would be designated by the level of course it is along with an "A" for first semester of the course if that was what was completed, or a "B" for second semester of course. 

This course is appropriate for students who are taking Latin concurrently, or have completed the grammar appropriate to a Latin I. These courses are expected to expand the student's experience with languages, not to replace Latin. 

SS-12: Fine Arts
Description:

A combined fine arts class covering Art and Music Appreciation. Students will be introduced to artists and composers of the same time period, in order to discuss the characteristics of each era. Virtual museum tours may be included. This should be a lot of fun and will coordinate with the main seasons of the Liturgical year. 

Test Prep
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

All materials provided.

Description:

Students meet every week to study math or English/reading in a group. Class prep time will be about 1/2 to 1 hour a week. This is a one semester class. Students are welcome to attend both semesters, however, as different material will be covered in each semester. 

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