Course Catalog

Physical Science

Course Number: 
8110/8111
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

High school physical science is a two-semester course designed specifically for students seeking greater academic preparation before taking general chemistry and general physics. Students who do not desire to take chemistry/physics may choose this course as a source of required science credit for graduation. The physical science course serves as an introduction and reinforcement of principles and concepts related to both chemistry and physics – physics related concepts are the focus first semester and chemistry related concepts are the focus during second semester.

Biology

Course Number: 
8120/8121
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

Biology is a two-semester laboratory course for students of all abilities. Biology is a very diverse academic area specifically dealing with the study of life. This course focuses heavily on ecological principles related to biology – interactions and relationships between living things and their non-living environment. Traditional biology topics are also explored including: cell structure & function, reproduction, genetics, microbiology, botany, and zoology. Furthermore, the course includes the dissection of fetal pigs.

Chemistry

Course Number: 
8130/8131
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

To take this course as a sophomore, a grade of ‘B’ or above must be issued in Algebra 1. Chemistry is a two-semester laboratory course for students of average to above-average ability in science and math. The course is intended to help the student develop an understanding of structure of matter and its interactions. All major areas of inorganic chemistry are covered. The course is designed to supply an adequate background for students who intend to enroll in college chemistry courses. Chemistry makes frequent use of math skills to solve chemical problems.

Physics

Course Number: 
8140/8141
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Physics is a two-semester laboratory course for the student who wants a better understanding of the world around us or is interested in a career in a math or science related field. Physics is a science that attempts to conceptually and mathematically explain what happens in our world. The student will learn the theory and mathematical explanation of topics such as motion, forces, work, energy, heat transfer, light, sound, electricity and magnetism, modern and nuclear physics.

Advanced Chemistry

Course Number: 
8135
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Advanced Chemistry is a class designed for students going into a science/health related profession. A small portion of the course reviews topics covered in sophomore chemistry. The remainder of the course covers topics seen in the initial sequence of classes for health care professionals. Students entering science careers are highly encouraged to take this course.

Anatomy & Physiology

Course Number: 
8150
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

Anatomy and physiology is a two-semester course designed for students of average to above-average ability. This course emphasizes investigation of God’s creative genius as displayed in the anatomical and physiological design of the human body. The dissection of many major mammalian organs serves as a supplement to learning anatomical parts and is also a highlight of the class. Anatomy and physiology is a course which should especially appeal to those interested in general biology, health, medicine, and/or scientific research.

Independent Experimental Research

Course Number: 
8580

This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in the sciences and who are considering a future in scientific research and/or an applicable science related field. Students who participate in this course shall design and complete an experimental research project which he/she shall enter in the Lincoln Lutheran High School Science Fair Competition, the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences Southeastern Regional Science Fair Competition, the NJAS State Science Fair Competition (must be in the top five at the regional), and the Science and Engineering Fair Competition (optional).

Social Studies 7

Course Number: 
j770
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

In 7 th grade Social Studies, we will be looking at the very beginnings of our country. Who populated and cultivated this land first? What spurred European exploration? Why did the thirteen colonies break away from England? These and other questions will be answered as we journey through our country’s birth and make our way to the Civil War that nearly tore us apart. We will learn about the events and people that shaped and influenced U.S. foreign policy, internal matters, struggles, and triumphs during the time period from earliest record to 1860.

Social Studies 8

Course Number: 
j870
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

In 8th grade Social Studies, we will begin by looking at a time when our nation nearly tore itself in two during the American Civil War. From there, we will journey through Reconstruction, the industrialization of the U.S., Immigration, Progressivism, and on to WWI and WWII. If time permits we will also study the Cold War and beyond. We will learn about the events and people that shaped and influenced U.S. foreign policy, internal matters, struggles, and triumphs during this time period, from 1860 through, at the least, Japan’s surrender in 1945.

World Geography

Course Number: 
7110/7111
Instructors: 
Ms. Katie Bockelman

This course provides a basic knowledge of the physical and cultural geography of major regions of the world. Students will learn and use geographic skills in making maps, creating research projects, and recognizing relationships between the people of the world and their interaction with the environment. A focus is placed on the themes geographers use in studying those relationships.

World History

Course Number: 
7120/7121
Instructors: 
Ms. Katie Bockelman

This course is a survey of the history of civilizations from ancient to modern times. A special emphasis is placed on ancient cultures that formed the beginnings of civilization, as well as key time periods throughout history that have had a major impact on the world. Students will be able to recognize God’s hand in events of the past to enable them to apply their learning to both the present and the future.

U.S. History

Course Number: 
7130/7131
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is a focused study of 20th Century United States history that seeks to describe the trials and accomplishments that have contributed to making the US the world power it is today. Emphasis is placed on the cultural, political, and economic diversity that has contributed to the shaping of our country.

U.S. Government (Citizenship)

Course Number: 
7140
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is designed to encourage the student to become an active and responsible citizen of the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge of government structures and functions and how they affect citizens.

Sociology

Course Number: 
7150
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is designed to give the student a study of the development, organization, and problems of social groups. Areas of study will include human culture, interaction, behavior and social systems.

Contemporary Issues

Course Number: 
7160
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

The Contemporary Issues class examines many issues facing the United States and the world through in-depth study of news sources and essays as well as classroom discussion. Students will practice critical thinking skills from a Christian perspective about problems and issues of the 20th century and become more informed about events in our modern world.