In the 2015 - 2016 Academic Decathalon class we will study the recent history; economics; art; music; literature and ecology of modern India. We will take a truly cross-disciplinary study of the nation; integrating the history and culture into the context of the environment and the political geography. The course will include a socio-economic and mathematic component as well; including the study of the economics of modern India; as well as brief treatment of statistics and combinatorial mathematics. The literary selection Nectar In a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya will tie together many of the concepts throughout the year. Additionally; we will teach essay writing; speech and interview skills both in the context of the academic material and in the context of personal development. Lastly; students will create; relate and evaluate works of Art and Music relating to India and its history. Students in grades 9 - 12 who participate in this class may be eligible to compete on the 2016 Academic Decathalon team which will compete on both a regional and national level.
School countryUnited States
School / district Address1800 E Chandler Blvd
School zip code85225
Requested competency codeFine Arts
Approved competency code
- 1 year of Fine Art