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    Overview of Exploratories at McClure
    These courses provide opportunities for students to "explore" a type of learning or skill-building that they may not have chosen or experienced in the past.  Exploratories are not choice driven and are randomly assigned.  Below are just a few examples of our exploratory offerings for this school year (2017-18). They are subject to change in the following school year. Each course is semester long.

    International Performing Arts
    Learn about the world through the lens of the performing arts. In this course, students experience immersion into a cultural focus through music, dance, history, linguistics, geography, and visual arts. Students will “travel the world” to discover and explore in-depth specific regions and cultures.  Students will participate in various performance arts, as well as readings, activities, and crafts that relate to the cultures being studied. 

    Finance
    This is an exciting look into the basic concepts of economics and personal finance.  Topics covered will include, scarcity, supply and demand, setting a personal budget, and much more!  The curriculum for this class is Virtual Economics, a comprehensive middle school economics program created by the U.S. Council for Economic Education. 

    Tech Exploration
    A hands-on exploration of the work worlds of communications, manufacturing, construction and transportation.  Studied areas include problem solving, aviation, rocketry, technical drawing/CAD, video production, crafts and wood-working. 

    Gateway/Project Lead the Way
    Design and Modeling is team work to solve problems using 2D and 3D modeling. Hands on! Minds on!

    Personal Growth: Service Learning
    Service-learning combines service to the community with student learning in a way that improves both the student and the community. As they participate in their community service projects, actively meeting the needs of communities, students develop practical skills, and a sense of civic responsibility. By solving real problems and addressing real needs, students learn to apply classroom learning to a real world context. At the same time, students provide valuable services to schools and communities.

    Visual or Performing Arts
    Hoping to incorporate more opportunities!