Oceans 11 Course Outline Citadel High School Teacher: Rebecca Engram Contact: [email protected] Website: http://rengra3.wix.com/missengram Oceans 11 offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of global and local oceanography and current ocean-related issues. One of its priorities is to increase students' knowledge of oceans management and emerging new economies such as aquaculture that offer new career opportunities. These are addressed through Specific Curricular Outcomes (SCOs) by the Department of Education. Course Layout: Unit 1: Structure and Motion Describe physical landscape of oceanic crust, tectonic plates and processes involved. Analyze the basic structure of the Earth's waters (properties of seawater: chemistry, density and temperature characteristics). Identify the types of currents, their formation as well as describe currents globally and in the Atlantic Ocean. Identify and describe the types of waves in the marine environment and in everyday situations. Unit 2: The Marine Biome Explain the function of the marine biome. Describe the major marine zones and their key characteristics including related marine life. Become familiar with a variety of marine organisms and communities. Describe the biodiversity of ocean life and determine the interconnections that exist within the marine biome. Unit 3: Fisheries and Aquaculture Explain the importance of fish to global and local food supply, and to employment. Investigate the factors affecting the ability to have sustainable marine ecosystems including an investigation of the collapse of the Atlantic cod fisheries. Investigate various species within the aquaculture industry. Apply scientific knowledge to compare the benefits and risks to society and the environment on a variety of marine issues. Unit 4: Coastal Zones Describe the coastal zones and how they vary around the world. Identify and explain the importance of sustainability as a theme to manage human use of an environment. What do I need for supplies? Students will be expected to have the following with them for each class: 3-Ring Binder (for your class work, handouts, notes etc.) paper, pens/pencils . Occasionally: Coloured Pencils/Markers/Scissors/Glue/Graph Paper Calculator I do not understand something, I’m stressing out…. what do I do? If you find yourself having challenges with the course, studying for a test, need help coming up with a strategy to help you succeed, or just simply need extra help….PLEASE TALK TO ME. That is what I am here for. If you need extra help, just see me and we can set up a time. I want to see each of you to succeed and to try your best, so if there is anything I can do to help that process you let me know! How will I be assessed and evaluated? You will be assessed two ways – Formative and Summative Assessments. Variety of independent, partner, group activities and assignments, presentations, hands-on projects, labs, dissections, etc. Your Final Mark out of 100 = 70% Course Work + 30% Exam My Rules on Technology in the Classroom (cell phones, IPods, mp3s): Cell phones are to be out of sight (in your pocket, backpack) with volume off AT ALL TIMES…not on your desk! They are not to be used unless I ask you to use it for educational purposes (ex. look something up on the web). It is a HUGE DISTRACTION to you and to me, disrespectful, and prevents you from learning. IPods, mp3s are allowed during INDEPENDENT WORK ONLY. I understand that it helps many students to focus better but please ensure your volume is not too loud for me or other students around you to hear. The use of cell phones, IPods, etc. will not be allowed during quizzes and tests…not even for calculators. My Website: My website is accessible through the Citadel High Staff links page or by typing in the Web Address on the front of this course outline. Here you will find a daily agenda of topics covered in class, as well as uploaded documents of handouts, notes, assignments and web resources. I missed an Assignment...what do I do? It is school policy that students who miss a major assessment (assignment or test) need to provide documentation excusing their absence within 48 hours. If the absence is excused an arrangement to complete the assessment will be negotiated between the the student and I. The opportunity to complete the missed work will typically occur within 48-72 hours of returning to class. If the student does not attend the negotiated time to complete the assessment, a teacher-student conference will occur discussing the absence and a mark of zero will be given. The mark of zero will then stand until the final assessment event (exam) is written and the outcomes reassessed. If the absence is unexcused a mark of zero will be given. The mark of zero will then stand until the final assessment event (exam) is written and the outcomes reassessed.