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Course name: Current Affairs    

Course number: UVAENR (Unicorn Village Academy Enrichment)

Teacher:

Objective:

The objective of this course is to engage students in local, national, and global current events, increasing the student’s ability to engage as a part of the local, national, and global community.

Description:

Students will use the Unique Curriculum: New2You to learn about current events in locally and globally. The class will use various presentations and tools such as: small group, large group, and individual projects; community experiences; writing; discussion; and research. Students will work on specific skills that include, but are not limited to: identifying credible sources; using facts to formulate an opinion; politely conveying opinions to others; listening; finding, preparing, and presenting information; summarizing; and tolerance. Families are encourage to communicate with their child about the events in this class. This communication will help reinforce the social goals of the classroom, and encourage the student to increase their comfort level using current events in daily communications.

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the assigned task for the day)

         40% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         40% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

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Unicorn Village Academy
21100 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33428

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