Academic Decathlon

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2010-2011 Academic Decathlon Team
2010-2011 Academic Decathlon Team

Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherin students match their intellects with students from other schools. Students are tested in 10 categories: Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science, and Speech.  Each team is made up of 3 "A" or Honors students, 3"B" or Scholastic students, and 3 "C" or Varsity students. 

This year's theme is World War 1

SCIENCE: The science topic is genetics.

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The language and literature curriculum includes critical reading, one novel, two poems, and two short stories. The featured novel will be The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemingway.

ART: The art curriculum covers art fundamentals and will focus on the art and architecture of WW1.

MUSIC: The music curriculum covers basic elements of music theory and will focus on the music of Early 20th century composers.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will cover WW1 extensively.

ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum covers fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The economics curriculum will also include a thematic section focused on the economy of the Great War.

MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum covers permutations and combinations, algebra, and trigonometry.