ELC Elective Course Descriptions 2021-22
Physical Education 11
The goal of this course is to develop confident and competent students who understand, appreciate, engage, and sustain a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle. It emphasizes analyzing and improving physical competence, maintaining personal fitness, developing effective leadership and sports management skills. Students will learn and apply skillful movements, techniques, and strategies in various sports and games. Possible activities that can be played are Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Curling, Floor Hockey, Gold Rush, Dodgeball, Frisbee Golf. Assignments can also be given to show student learning surrounding topics around healthy eating, mental wellness, fitness, sports and exercise.
The purpose of this course is to teach and develop well-balanced minds and bodies, through training in fighting techniques. The aim is to nurture character-building traits such as confidence, self-esteem, discipline, integrity, motivation, respect, which are important aspects to have in today’s world. Students will learn two styles of Martial Arts, Shotokan Karate and Arni, Filipino Stick Fighting. Through practice, students will develop and strengthen their entire body, improve coordination, quicken reflexes, build stamina and overall health and fitness.
Outdoor Education 10
This exciting course is designed to introduce you to outdoor education. The goal of this program is to give students a rich understanding of outdoor skills, risk management, preparation, survival, leadership and preservation of the environment during outdoor pursuits. You will learn and develop practical skills in outdoor physical activity, first aid, survival skills and seasonal camping techniques. In addition, you will also learn about group dynamics and leadership, outdoor literature, equipment selection and care, nutritional planning and trip/event planning. This will give you a balance of knowledge to deal with a variety of outdoor activities. As physical fitness and conditioning is an important part of being prepared for the outdoors, our personal fitness modules will enable you to participate effectively and safely during planned excursions.
Digital Photography 10
In the course, students will learn skills and techniques to capture quality photos. Students will learn basic principles of photography, such as the Rule of Thirds, Lighting, and Shadows. An additional focus will be placed on a semester long portfolio that showcases student work and basic photo-editing skills. Furthermore, students will have the chance to explore their creativity by capturing their interests.
In this course, students will serve as major contributors to the ELC and Fort St. John community. Students will be planning, executing, and designing activities and events throughout the school year. Classes will consist of meetings where planning and roles are dispersed. Some activities include: Yearbook, School Spirit Days, School & Community Engagement, and Activities for elementary-age students. Other ideas will be welcomed based on school/community needs and personal interests.
Entrepreneurship 10 will teach students an entrepreneurial mindset. Students have discussions and complete activities focused on helping them to understand what it takes to start a small business and minimize the risk in the process. Students have the opportunity to create their own small businesses and run them within the school. Along the way, we look at basic marketing and cashflow principles to help the businesses to run smoothly. Depending on time and student interest, we sometimes delve into basic investing approaches and strategies
Fitness and Conditioning 10
Also, known as Superfit, this is a group based conditioning class that will challenge you physically and mentally. Superfit teaches the functional movements of Squat, Hinge, Lunge, Push, Pull and Carry. It also helps students learn to jump and land properly, spring more efficiently, become more agile and have better balance. Finally Superfit helps students to battle through their comfort zone. We don’t take any days off, every day is a workday. Take the challenge. Join the Superfit crew!
Learning from Elders 10
In this course, students will create their own, individualized, pair of moose-hide moccasins. We are graced by the partnership of Elder Mabel Harding, who provides us with decades worth of leather craftsmanship. Students will develop skills in beading and working with leather.
This course is your next step in being able to better communicate in Canada’s second official language! You will develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in French using a variety of resources, from songs to movies to literature and authentic documents! Learn about French Canadian and French culture while engaging in cultural activities! Previous French courses are an asset.