Below is a general outline of the content of the Dialectic 1 class in 2020-2021.
This class meets for 32 weeks from September to May.
2020 - 2021 Tuition: $2450.00
Science – Jr. Physics
Continuing with the God’s Design Series, students explore different forms of energy including mechanical, electricity, magnetism, heat, and properties of light using the textbooks Heat & Energy, Machines & Motion. Frequently, in class experiments & demonstrations help students to grasp the concepts of physics and the way our universe is ordered. Through their assignments, students will recognize the many applications of physics in our everyday lives & gain an appreciation for the marvelous inventions & innovations that harness the power of physics. Building on the Scientific Method begun in previous years, students will be encouraged to enter the AHSG Science Fair.
Composition & Grammar
Building on the foundation of prior years, students at the Dialectic level shift their focus to the content & development of their writing. Different types of writing assignments allow them to continue to mature in their ability to express their ideas in a logical fashion while challenging them to increase the complexity of their compositions.Integrating the grammar concepts of the Dialectic level while cementing the foundation of basic knowledge will be accomplished through assignments in Write Source Book 7. Literature reading provides additional sources for composition assignments while enriching the student’s understanding of their history studies.
Beginning with creation & ending with the fall of Rome, students examine world history chronologically adding to the framework begun in the Grammar years. Students explore civilizations by labeling maps & learning key vocabulary enabling them to compare & contrast various cultures. Students read literature recounting historical events & legends to bring these ancient civilizations to life.
Latin – Wheelock’s Level 2
Students build on their previous year’s study by working through the next 10 chapters of Wheelock’s Latin.Using note sheets written at a Dialectic 1 level, students are guided through basic & complex Latin concepts by translating sentences from Latin into English as well as from English to Latin. Review of vocabulary as well as lesson concepts are integrated in these translations. For use at home, parents are loaned an answer key enabling them to guide their student through translation exercises assigned as homework. Participation in the National Latin Exam during the spring is a goal of this year.