World Languages

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Albion World Languages Teachers: 

Ariel Bean--Spanish 1A, 1B, 2--all information on Canvas


Utah World Languages Core 

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience.  Utah must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally in order to communicate successfully in the 21st Century. This imperative envisions a future in which all students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language.

World language instruction in Utah is implemented as a sequence of levels. The levels of language instruction are based on the content of the curriculum and the time involved in the instruction. The implementation of world language programs varies greatly from one context to another and entry into a world language program can occur at various grades. 

Social Studies

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Albion Social Studies Teachers:  

Alison Keddington (Social Studies 6)

Robyn Holyoak (Social Studies 6)

Lauren Nielsen (Utah Studies 7)

Kate Knighton (Utah Studies 7)

Eden Ellingson (US History 8)

Dallin Maxfield (US History 8) 

World History (grade 6)

In the sixth grade, the focus for social studies turns to the world. Just as there is no possible way to learn about all facets of the United States, there is no way to learn about all the world has to offer. Rather, students will continue on their lifelong social studies journey with a study of people and places of the world from a variety of historic eras. Students will learn about selected regions of the world (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome) and the societies that have formed there during ancient times. They will focus on systems of governance, the rights and responsibilities they hold, how their societies have changed and continued over time, and how these regions are interconnected. We will also study the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Age of Revolutions, and historical events from 20th Century, such as World War I and World War II. The focus on these specific eras will allow students to explore ideas and concepts in depth, learning life lessons and making connections that will inspire and excite them for their lives to come.

Utah Studies Core (grade 7)

Utah is a state diverse in landscape and people.  This course is designed to help students understand the state of Utah at a deeper level by reviewing Utah’s early history and particularly emphasizing Utah from statehood to the present.  Students will understand the interaction between Utah’s geography and its inhabitants, as well as the formative contributions of Native American Indians, explorers, and Utah pioneers.  The course will also investigate relationships between government and the people of Utah, the many opportunities people have to make a living in Utah, the diverse nature of Utah’s people and cultures, and the impact of contemporary events on the land and people of Utah.  The Utah Studies core is designed to meet the needs of a semester-length course.  Full-year Utah Studies courses may expand the scope and detail of this course to meet specific needs.

United States History (grade 8)

In eighth grade the course of study is United States history. Students learn how early events shaped the nation and the world we live in today.  It begins with how geography, European exploration, and colonization shaped ideas and values that led to the American Revolution. Students develop an understanding of how the U.S. government was created and works today, while taking a deep look at the creation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Then students explore with Lewis and Clark, travel the Oregon Trail, and look at the beginning of American politics and policy. The year ends with an examination of the roots of slavery and geographic divisions that led to compromises in the Constitution, regional differences, and finally the Civil War. 


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Albion Science Teachers:

Tracy Evert (Science 8)

Mindy Timothy (Science 8)

Denise Sidesinger (Science 7)

Barry Johnson (Science 7)

Nathan Drozd (Science 6)

Phoenix Vamvakias (Science 6)

Sixth, Seventh, and Eight Grade Integrated Science

Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world.  The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills.  Students should be active learners.  It is not enough for students to read about science; they must do science.  They should observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report, and evaluate findings.  The students, as scientists, should have hands-on, active experiences throughout 
the instruction of the science curriculum.

The Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.  It was developed, critiqued, piloted, and revised by a community of Utah science teachers, university science educators, State Office of Education specialists, scientists, expert national consultants, and an advisory committee representing a wide diversity of people from the community.  The Core reflects the current philosophy of science education that is expressed in national documents developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academies of Science.  This Science Core has the endorsement of the Utah Science Teachers Association.  The Core reflects high standards of achievement in science for all students 

Physical Education / Health

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Albion PE / Health Teachers:

Nathan Foster (Health, PE)

Brooke Harris (Health, PE)

Sofia Waugh (Dance and Art Exploration)

Utah Secondary Physical Education Core Curriculum 

Instruction in physical education strives to develop healthy, responsible students who have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to work together in groups, think critically, and participate in a variety of activities that lead to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. The Physical Education Core Curriculum utilizes appropriate instructional practices to develop competence and confidence in a variety of movement forms such as sports, dance, and recreational and physical fitness activities. The emphasis is on providing success and enjoyment for all students, and not just for those who are physically gifted.  The Physical Education Core represents a shift from a team sports-dominated program to a lifetime activity format with connections to community resources.  Knowledge of the relationship between proper nutrition and the benefits of a consistent fitness regimen is the common thread running through the Physical Education Core.  Reading and writing practices such as reports, activity journals, and portfolios are incorporated in the Core to broaden the physical education experience and to contribute to the overall literacy of students.  Students develop life skills through cooperative and competitive activity participation and learn to value academic service experiences.

The Physical Education Core describes what students should know and be able to demonstrate at the end of each course. It was developed, critiqued, piloted, and revised by a committee comprised of physical education teachers, district specialists, university educators, State Office of Education specialists, and representatives from the community.  The Core reflects the current 

national philosophy of physical education represented in national standards developed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the two governing bodies of health and physical education in the United States.

Responsible Healthy Lifestyles 
Health Education 
Levels 7-8 

Health Education offers students an opportunity to acquire knowledge, practice skills, and develop attitudes that can benefit them throughout life. Building a solid foundation of good literacy and decision-making skills can contribute to a variety of healthy choices for self and others. Although the knowledge components are addressed through the seven different content sections, the development of process and life skills and attitudes has been incorporated throughout the entire curriculum.


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Albion Math Teachers:

Amy Olsen (College Prep Math 8)

Joseph Wale (College Prep Math 8)

Daniel Croshaw (College Prep Math 7)

Mary Simao (College Prep Math 7)

Timothy Barber (College Prep Math 6)

Emalee Elkins (College Prep Math 6)

Utah Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum 

Students graduating from Utah high schools face a complex, technological, and constantly changing world. To compete successfully in the growing worldwide economy, students must have adequate preparation in the skills and understanding mathematics provides.  Mathematics literacy is essential and the need for it is universal.  The Utah State Secondary Mathematics Core outlines the essential skills and understanding required of capable adults.

The goal of the Core Curriculum is to develop mathematical proficiency in every student by building a conceptual base and developing mathematical fluency.  Students who understand mathematics will be able to communicate their reasoning, use multiple representations, and think logically.  They will develop positive attitudes toward mathematics, solve problems, and think creatively while connecting mathematics to other disciplines and to life.  Students will use mathematical tools, such as manipulative materials and technology, to develop conceptual understanding and solve problems.

The Secondary Mathematics Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each of the six core courses:  Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus.   Every standard and objective is essential and will be tested.  This does not suggest that all objectives are of equal importance in developing students’ proficiency, nor that they should receive an equal amount of time in the classroom. 

The Secondary Mathematics Core was developed and revised by a community of Utah mathematics teachers, mathematicians, university mathematics educators, and State Office of Education specialists.  It was critiqued by an advisory committee representing a wide variety of people from the community, as well as an external review committee.  The Core reflects the current philosophy of mathematics education as expressed in national documents developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Statistical Association, the College Board, and Achieve. This Mathematics Core has the endorsement of the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  The Core reflects high standards of achievement in mathematics for all students.