Category: Special Electives

Native-American-Studies

Native American Studies

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course employs the 7 Essential Understandings about Montana Indians as a framework or organizing principle; students will investigate each of the 7 EUs in depth with use of primary sources from the 12 Montana tribes throughout, and an emphasis on critical thinking, interaction with others, and digital projects that display understanding of the course content.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Native American Studies Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Dr. Anna Baldwin, Arlee High School, anna.baldwin@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Journalism

Journalism

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to journalism, from its history and effect on the American culture to the basics of journalistic writing.  Students who successfully complete this course should be more than prepared to participate in their school’s journalism program.  Grading for this course is based solely on total points, though students should be aware that some assignments, quizzes, and tests are worth more points than others.

Prerequisites: none

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Journalism Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Ashley Tait, C.M. Russell High School, Great Falls, ashley.tait@montanadigitalacademy.org

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gothic-literature

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:  Vampires, ghosts, and werewolves have lived in our collective imagination since the 18th century, and they continue to influence the world of fiction even today. Gothic Literature: Monster Stories focuses on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrates the techniques writers use to produce a thrilling psychological experience for the reader. The themes of terror versus horror, the power of the supernatural, and the struggle between good and evil are just a few of the classic Gothic subjects explored in this course. Are you brave enough to go beyond the fear and find an appreciation for the dark beauty of Gothic stories.

Prerequisites: None, however; this course is designed as a junior/senior level elective English course.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Gothic Literature Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: Available
Spring: Available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Kate Peterson, Helena High Schools, kate.peterson@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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