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HS Electives - Textbook Based

 
Accounting

Accounting

1 Credit

Based on the textbook Century 21 Accounting (©2000), this course teaches multicolumn journal accounting in three cycles:

1. Accounting for a Service Business Organized as a Proprietorship
2. Accounting for a Merchandising Business Organized as a Partnership
3. Accounting for a Merchandising  Business Organized as a Corporation

The student materials consist of three workbooks, a student guide, and ten tests. Teacher materials include information for the course, answer keys to the workbooks, and test answer keys. (Grade 11 or 12)

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Exploring agriscience

Exploring Agriscience

1 Credit

This course is based on a middle school textbook Exploring Agriscience, Fourth Edition (©2011). It introduces students to a wide range of agricultural topics including forestry, landscaping, biotechnology, and aquaculture. Students learn the most significant components of agriculture and its importance to society. The book teaches many interesting facts about plants and animals without overloading them with details.

One workbook, instead of 10 individual LightUnits, guides the student through the text. Ten LightUnit tests are included.

Teacher materials include answers for all LightUnit exercises, self checks, and tests, and notes for the teacher. (Grades 8-10)

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Auto fundamentals

Auto Fundamentals

1 Credit

Based on the textbook Auto Fundamentals (©2005), this course covers design, construction, and operation of automotive systems. Auto systems are taught by first explaining the principle of each and then describing the individual parts.

The student study guide leads students through the course along with an Auto Fundamentals workbook. Ten LightUnit tests are provided.

The teacher’s materials give answers for the workbook exercises, a test answer key, and removable teacher notes.  After completing this course, students should have a good understanding of automotive technology and how each automotive system functions. (Grade 11 or 12)

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Auto upkeep

Auto Upkeep

½ Credit

The Auto Upkeep, 3rd Edition textbook (©2013) covers everything from purchasing a vehicle to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep presents the information you need to know in an easy-to-follow format with hundreds of detailed pictures and drawings. This straightforward course will help keep you safe and potentially save you thousands of dollars. It gives an overview of all the main vehicle systems and also covers basic tools, repair facilities, roadside emergencies, and hybrid vehicles.

The student material contains five LightUnits (in one workbook) to guide the student through the text along with an Auto Upkeep workbook. Five tests provided.

The teacher material provides answers for workbook exercises and the tests and includes removable teacher notes. (Grade 9 and up)

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Beginning woodwork

Beginning Woodwork

1 Credit

The textbook Beginning Woodwork (©1994) teaches students the basic woodworking skills. It includes information on sources of lumber and other wood materials. It explains how to design a project, along with how to figure and order materials. The tenth LightUnit directs the student to design and build a project. Numerous project ideas are included.

Other student materials consist of a workbook, a LightUnit, and ten tests.

Teacher’s materials consist of information for the course and answers for the exercises and tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Carpentry

Carpentry

1 Credit

The full-color textbook Carpentry, Sixth Edition (©2013) includes detailed illustrations and descriptive photographs along with an introduction to every aspect of the carpentry trade. Students learn about construction materials, methods, hand and power tools, equipment, safety, reading blueprints, survey tools, foundations and slabs, frame construction, post and beam construction, and heavy concrete construction. Up-to-date safety practices and related OSHA regulations are also covered.

The student study guide leads the student through the Carpentry, Sixth Edition workbook and provides ten LightUnit tests.

The teacher’s materials provide answers for the workbook exercises and the test and include removable teacher notes. (Grade 10 and up)

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Christian ethics for youth

Christian Ethics for Youth

½ Credit

This textbook is a study of wisdom based on the book of Proverbs. Subjects include trust, obedience, submission, turning from evil, pride, purity, friendship, the strange woman, the virtuous woman, and the faithful man.

Worksheets expand each topic in the textbook through study of relevant Bible verses, mostly from Proverbs. Five unit tests are included.

Teacher materials include an answer key to the student worksheets and tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Computer service and repair

Computer Service & Repair

1 Credit

Based on the textbook Computer Service and Repair (©2008), this course teaches the fundamentals of computer technology. It takes CLE’s Computer Basics course a step further, showing how to upgrade, configure, troubleshoot, and network personal computers. The text explains the electronics needed to make devices work and the different stages in their development.

After this course, students will have the prerequisites for pursuing more technical areas involving computers.

A student study guide leads the student through the course and provides ten LightUnit Tests. (Grade 10 or 11)

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English 2600

English 2600

½ Credit

Each of these half-credit courses is useful for remedial work for students who struggle with English grammar and usage. Use 2600 for ninth grade and 3200 for tenth grade.

The programmed material in each work-text is presented in frames (small segments), which prompt the student to learn, respond, and check/correct their own work in small increments. The constant reinforcement aids remedial learning.

Students will need a textbook and a test booklet.

Teachers will need a teacher’s manual. (Grades 9 and 10)

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English 3200

English 3200

½ Credit

Each of these half-credit courses is useful for remedial work for students who struggle with English grammar and usage. Use 2600 for ninth grade and 3200 for tenth grade.

The programmed material in each work-text is presented in frames (small segments), which prompt the student to learn, respond, and check/correct their own work in small increments. The constant reinforcement aids remedial learning.

Students will need a textbook and a test booklet.

Teachers will need a teacher’s manual. (Grades 9 and 10)

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Home repair and maintenance

Home Repair & Maintenance

1 Credit

Home Repair and Maintenance (©1996) teaches the how-to’s of repairing and maintaining a residential structure. It borrows skills and techniques from carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity, and other building trades. Students learn how to repair roofs, windows, cabinets, water systems, electrical wiring, heating and cooling systems, and insulation.

A student guide and ten tests direct the student through the textbook.

Teacher information includes answers for the textbook exercises, Lightunit exercises, and the tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Introductory horticulture

Introductory Horticulture

1 Credit

The up-to-date, full-color textbook Introductory Horticulture (©2007) includes detailed illustrations and photographs along with an introduction to all aspects of horticulture, including how plants are named, parts of plants, plant reproduction, growth requirements, and methods of plant propagation. Students learn about greenhouse management, container planting, landscaping, vegetable gardening, and small fruit production. Also covered are lawn and turf management and pest control.

Ten LightUnits in one workbook guide the student through the text.

The teacher materials include answers for exercises, self checks, LightUnit tests, and removable teacher notes.  (Grade 9 and up)

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Keeping financial records

Keeping Financial Records

1 Credit

Keeping Financial Records for Business, Tenth Edition (©2006) equips students with a broad knowledge of business operations and the basic skills needed to keep financial records in sales or support occupations. It is less technical than our accounting course, but covers a similar scope.

Student materials include two workbooks, a student guide, and ten tests.

Besides information on the course, the teacher materials contain answers for the workbooks and the tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Keyboarding and information processing

Keyboarding

1 Credit

Century 21 Keyboarding and Information Processing (©2000) guides students in developing keyboarding skills. It also teaches document formatting and processing. Either a typewriter or computer can be used. Optional work is included for those using computers.

Textbooks are used but clean.

Student materials include a student guide dividing the book into ten LightUnits, and ten performance tests.

Besides information on the course, the teacher materials contain answers for the LightUnit exercises. (Grade 9 and up)

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Modern residential wiring

Modern Residential Wiring

1 Credit

Modern Residential Wiring 8th Edition covers basic information for installing electrical wiring in homes or light industrial applications. It introduces electrical energy fundamentals, circuit theory and components, electrician’s tools, grounding essentials, types and components of wiring systems, device wiring, reading prints, electrical remodeling, and more. The course is based on the 2008 National Electric Code, which is recommended but not required for the course.

Student materials include a workbook, a student guide, and ten tests.

Besides information on the course, the teacher materials contain answers for the workbook, exercises, and tests. (Grade 10 and up)

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Music in biblical perspective

Music in Biblical Perspective

½ Credit

Music is powerful. It can build up or destroy. How can Christians make wise music choices? This elective not only teaches music, it speaks to these underlying issues.

Based on the booklet Music in Biblical Perspective by John Coblentz, its adapted and expanded study guide, and CLE Music LightUnits 5-8, numerous topics are covered, such as the following:
Music: An Expression of Man
Music: A Moral Issue
Testing Music by the Character of God
What About the Music Itself?
Testing Music by Its Appeal
Hymn Appreciation

(Grade 9 and up)

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The pilgrim's progress

Pilgrim's Progress

½ Credit

This literature course is based on the unabridged printing of Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, who wrote it from a prison cell in 15th century England. This allegory relates the story of Christian and his wife, Christiana, who found the way to the Celestial City. It is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of English literature.

Students read and analyze the book with the help of a workbook divided into five units and tests.

An answer key is available for the workbook and tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Practical math

Practical Math

1 Credit

The textbook Practical Math (©2009) provides comprehensive review of basic math concepts. Topics included are whole numbers, factors and cancellation, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements, powers and roots, ratios and proportions, plane and solid figures, and graphs.

Third-edition textbook requires third-edition answer key. Older course materials are not compatible with the newest edition.

There are no additional student materials. The breakdown of the textbook into LightUnits is included with the text.

A separate answer key is needed for the course. (Grade 9 and up)

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Small engine and equipment maintenance

Small Engine and Equipment Maintenance

½ Credit

Small Engine and Equipment Maintenance (©2012) teaches the maintenance practices required to maintain residential and commercial power equipment. A versatile program designed to support entry-level school programs and operators of small engines in everyday situations. Covers tools and safety, history of small engines, small engine fundamentals, and more. Hands-on activities include repair projects at three levels of difficulty. Supplementary CD-ROM also included.

The student material contains five LightUnits (in one workbook) guide the student through the text along with a non-CLE workbook. Five tests provided.

Teacher’s material consists of information for the course and answers for the exercises and tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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Small gas engines

Small Gas Engines

1 Credit

The textbook Small Gas Engines (©2009) provides the student with useful information about small gas engines. It contains material on construction, operation, lubrication, maintenance, troubleshooting, rebuilding, and repairing two- and four-cycle engines.

Student materials include a workbook, a student guide, and ten LightUnit tests.

Teacher information for the course plus answer keys for the workbook, LightUnit exercises, and tests are included in the teacher materials. (Grade 10 and up)

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Technical sketching and drawing

Technical Sketching and Drawing

½ Credit

Technical Sketching and Drawing (©2008) is packed with step-by-step drawing instructions and technical tips, this course teaches both basic and advanced skills with a hands-on application of the concepts presented. Covers drawing fundamentals, instrument drawings and techniques, pictorial drawings, geometric constructions, dimensioning and tolerancing, prints, and more. Includes a supplementary CD-ROM.

The student material contains five LightUnits (in one workbook) to guide the student through the text. Five tests provided.

Teacher’s material consists of information for the course and answers for the exercises and tests. (Grade 9 and up)

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