Lincoln High School
Introduction to Business
Survey of various phases of business organization, finance, personnel, production, marketing managerial controls and government relations.
IB Business Management SL
IB Business Management builds upon skills learned in Intro to Business and will focus on businesses operating in the local, national, and global marketplace. The course emphasizes the integration of the various functional areas of business as the firm evolves from its entrepreneurial origins to a mature corporation. Included in the course curriculum is group work on the creation of a business plan. Key course topics include: • Business and Economics • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility • International Business • Legal Entities • Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Franchising • Business Management • Organization, Teamwork, and Communication • Service and Manufacturing Operations • Human Resources • Marketing • Accounting & Finance A mastery of these concepts through project-based learning, real-time learning with seasoned business professionals and leadership development activities gives students a firm foundation for continuing business study at the university level and/or entering the workplace.
IB Business Management HL
IB Business Management HL builds upon skills learned in IB Business Management SL and Intro to Business and will focus on businesses operating in the local, national, and global marketplace. The course emphasizes the integration of the various functional areas of business as the firm evolves from its entrepreneurial origins to a mature corporation. IB Business Management HL further develops students’ understanding of business theories learned in Intro to Business and IB Business Management SL and applying those tools and skills by creating (or preparing to create) a real business. A mastery of these concepts through project-based learning, real-time learning with seasoned business professionals and leadership development activities gives students a firm foundation for continuing business study at the university level and/or entering the workplace. This course will prepare students to take the IB Business Management HL exam.
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to integrated marketing strategies: identification and satisfaction of customer's wants and needs with products (goods and/or services), price, place and promotional strategies; customer relationship management, integration of marketing into strategic business plans.
Principals of Accounting
Uses of accounting data for planning, controlling and decision-making: Sources of business funds, cost systems and analysis, forecasting and budgeting; analysis, uses and limitations of financial statements and reports.
Introduction to Personal Finance
This course is specifically designed for high school students to help them understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study taught through application include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently. Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage by applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data.
Personal Finance: College Level
The class consists of three major focal points: (1) income, taxes and credit; (2) assets and risk management; and (3) saving and investing. All three units share a common theme by focusing on a life-cycle approach to financial planning.
This class gives students the principles of business formation for corporations and non-profits. The intention is to “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep students motivated to continue to explore career interests throughout high school and to graduate with the skills they will need for the future. After reflection on their current strengths and interests, students will explore the world of entrepreneurs, including the trial and error that many business founders find as universal truths. The guiding principles, they may fail to launch a for-profit or non-profit enterprise. Failure is part of the game and will be celebrated as much as the victories. By the end of the course, students will have had opportunities for meaningful exploration of enterprises that will create excitement around possible businesses or non-profits. In any case, the class is designed to give students multiple pathways to their future careers. The class will fundraise $1,000 and will be giving away $10,000 through matching dollars from CommuniCare. Students will be evaluating other non-profits and determining which ones should receive money that they will have to give to non-profits.
An introductory course using Microsoft Office software applications: word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), database (MS Access), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint). In addition, students will be using E-mail and the Internet.
Business Communication: College
Provides students with the tools that are needed to collect, organize, and present information in a business environment. Students will learn how to use library and Internet resources to collect information. Word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics applications will be used to organize and present business information. Students will be introduced to business report writing, developing and delivering a persuasive presentation, and electronic methods for team-based communication
Introduction to Culinary Arts
Besides learning nutritious recipes, students also learn kitchen safety, how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, as well as the importance of a clean kitchen. Learn your way around a home kitchen (your family will enjoy your homework), then compare and contrast the requirements for a commercial kitchen. Lectures from food industry professionals and field trips to food carts, restaurants and farms offer students insight into the many aspects of the culinary world. Students will also examine food’s role in society as well as the "eat local” and “slow food” movements. An independent project will require you to apply your new knowledge and skills in a real world setting. Examples might include drafting a plan for your own food business, creating a cookbook, developing a world hunger relief project, writing a food blog, or preparing the menu and cooking for a major event. All students must learn kitchen safety and sanitation practices in order to obtain their Multnomah County Food Handler’s Card within the first two weeks of the course ($10 fee required).Cooking lab dress code will comply with industry practices (long pants, closed toed shoes, hairnet for long hair, etc.).
This course will introduce students to International Cuisines, focusing on indigenous foods, cultural and religious influences and historical events. A technical and scientific approach to flavor profiles is used. The students will build a professional palate through sensory experience of new ingredients and flavor combinations and by using cooking methods practiced by each ethnic group visited.
Commercial Foods & Bakery
Develop skills for both the Heart of the House (basic culinary skills and sanitation) and Front of the House (management of Lincoln Coffee Cart)in this yearlong intermediate level culinary course. Get a taste of what it takes for a café or bakery to function successfully. Our focus will be on bakery items like quick breads, yeast breads, pies, fine pastries, cookies and cakes. Emphasis will be placed on seasonal menu development, recipe testing in the culinary lab and preparing food for sale at the Lincoln Coffee Cart and catered events. Your friends and teachers will literally eat your homework! (too cheesy?) Advanced students have the option of completing barista training and interning at the Coffee Cart. Prerequisites are Introduction to Culinary Arts & World Cuisine. Food Handlers card required.
Students will learn about 3D design, modeling and printing.
Students will learn the principles of game design and create games.
TEALS Intro to CS
An introductory programming class in which students learn to code using Scratch and Python.
Semester 1 In this project-based class students will learn foundational skills preparing them to write articles to be published on the Mass Communications blog, the online version of Lincoln’s newspaper The Cardinal Times, and possibly the print version as well. Students may also choose to submit work to New York Times Learning Network contests. Lessons will come from a variety of media education sources, including but not limited to the Journalism Education Association, SchoolJournalism.org, the Digital Resource Center from the Center for News Literacy and the Learning Network from the New York Times. Students will be issued two books, Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower and the AP Stylebook. Students will learn: how to think critically about various forms of media, the ethics of journalism, what makes a story worth telling, how to cover a story, how to interview sources, and how to write various kinds of journalism, including but not limited to breaking news, investigative stories, profiles, editorials, sports coverage, and arts and culture stories. Students will also learn how to revise and edit, use digital and social media, and work as a team. First Quarter: Explore the question “What is news and how do we cover it/write about it?” First Amendment and ethics. Write profiles and reviews. Photojournalism. Second Quarter: Draw editorial cartoons, write news stories/take photos. StoryCorp project.
Advanced Mass Communications
This class is an opportunity for students to build on foundational skills learned in Mass Communications. Students in this class are the core staff of the Cardinal Times. Students practice and improve their skills in news and feature writing, editing, photography, design and working as a team. Students will deepen their understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the media as well as the role of the media in a democracy. All students in this class will be expected to regularly produce content for the Cardinal Times, edit student work from Mass Communication, and participate in professional development opportunities such as leading discussions about journalistic concepts as well as attend field trips and guest visits to class. Objectives: Students will be able to describe the purpose, goals and best practices of journalism. Students will conceptualize, research and write stories relevant to the Lincoln High School community. Students will apply principles of design in creation of online and print editions of the Cardinal Times, including pictures and graphics. Students will explore aspects of digital storytelling. Students will demonstrate leadership working with one another and with Intro to Mass Communications students. Students will demonstrate professionalism, including meeting agreed-upon deadlines and working as a team.
Students are responsible for all aspects of publishing the Lincoln Cardinal Yearbook. Students will join one of three teams (Editorial/Production, Business, Photography) and may choose to apply for leadership roles. Students will make editorial and branding decisions (theme), write stories, take photographs, design the book and manage production as well as book and advertising sales. They will also plan a distribution event. Students will study branding, photography and photo editing, design principles, journalistic writing, interviewing and ethics and will learn about marketing (print, email, and social media). Meeting deadlines is a crucial element for success in this class, as the deadlines are real world deadlines. Project completion will be highly dependent on work completed by team members in class and assignments (such as covering events) completed outside of class. This class is ideal for students who want to learn the different skills required in producing a publication and who may want to pursue careers such as project management, photography, graphic design, journalism, advertising or marketing. Students will get a bird’s eye view of the duties of these positions as they work collaboratively and creatively to produce the yearbook. All students will contribute content to the yearbook using the Josten’s Yearbook Avenue platform.
Instructor: Addy Kessler
The Art of Product Design 1/2
The Art of Product Design is a project based course that explores form and function through a wide variety of art media. Students will be asked to observe the world around them, to ask questions and create answers to problems in design. Students will conceive, design and prototype a physical product for each design challenge. Class sessions are conducted in workshop mode and employ demonstrations, discussions, slide-presentations and hands-on exercises to reinforce the key ideas. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation techniques, material use, reducing waste in production, production and sale costs for goods and designing for production and manufacturing.
The Art of Product Design 3/4
The Art of Product Design 3 is a project based course that builds on the skills and techniques learned in 1-2. Our projects will explore form and function and how it applies to our everyday lives. Students will be asked to observe the world around them, to ask questions and create answers to problems in design. Students will use the Design/Engineering process to conceive, design and prototype a physical product for each design challenge. Class sessions are conducted in workshop mode and employ demonstrations, discussions, slide-presentations and hands-on exercises to reinforce the key ideas. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, material use, industrial design, and design-for-manufacturing. We will further explore materials, and techniques learned in the previous year, and add new materials such as: fine metals/jewelry (cold and warm forming as well as an intro to casting basics), garment alterations and design, close toed shoes/boots, review beginning woodshop and introduce intermediate woodshop/construction skills (router skills with a jig, lathe carving). We will visit a variety of local production facilities to learn about their process and products. We will invite local designers to present to the class about their work and help facilitate design critiques. Students will gain an understanding for design as it applies to our everyday lives. Students are required to keep a Digital Portfolio of all of their work throughout the year (Portfolio is assigned through google classroom).
Ceramics & Mixed Media Studio 3/4
Ceramics 3 provides in-depth exploration of communication, self-expression and creative problem-solving through utilitarian, sculptural and painterly forms of ceramics. Students will increase their repertoire of forming and surface design techniques. Early coursework will focus on traditional genres--still life, landscape and portraiture--and increasing experience with high temperature and mixed media glazing. More advanced students will develop personal imagery and an individual aesthetic based upon individual research in Ceramics history and multicultural arts traditions. Students are required to keep a Journal that relates directly to their studio research in history, concepts, techniques and processes. Introduction to warm glass, mosaic, paper, basketry, and found object mixed media work will be included.
Ceramics & Mixed Media Studio 5/6
Ceramics 5 provides in-depth exploration of communication, self-expression and creative problem-solving through utilitarian, sculptural and painterly forms of ceramics. Students will increase their repertoire of forming and surface design techniques. Early coursework will focus on traditional genres--still life, landscape and portraiture--and increasing experience with high temperature and mixed media glazing. More advanced students will develop personal imagery and an individual aesthetic based upon individual research in Ceramics history and multicultural arts traditions. Students are required to keep a journal that relates directly to their studio research in history, concepts, techniques and processes. Introduction to warm glass, mosaic, paper, encaustic, and found object mixed media work will be included.
Ceramics & Mixed Media Studio 7/8
Ceramics 7 is a supported independent study course. Students work to develop a personal portfolio of work. This course provides in-depth exploration of communication, self-expression and creative problem-solving through utilitarian, sculptural and painterly forms of ceramics. Students will increase their repertoire of forming and surface design techniques. Coursework will focus on students developing personal units of study that begin with academic research into the history, criticism, aesthetics, and technical aspects of a specific artist or culture historic or contemporary. Maintaining an Investigational Workbook that documents this work is essential. Students will complete 2 units of study per quarter. Students will continue to increase experience with high temperature glazes and mixed media. Students may elect to continue work in warm glass, mosaic, paper, encaustic, and found object mixed media work. Students will assist in management of all aspects of the studio environment including clay preparation, recycling, kiln operation, glaze preparation, glass preparation, and general organization of all work areas.