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Modi'in, Israel, 7171607

Tel: +972 52-773-5224

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Architecture and Interior Design:

Have you ever looked at a building or home in amazement, wondering how it was built? Students in this elective course will learn about how buildings and homes are designed and how space can be maximized. Students will learn how to read and create blueprints, and will also have the opportunity to design their own structures, using traditional blueprint techniques as well as digital design platforms. In addition, students will learn about room layouts, color combinations, and other design principles that are important for creating the idea space. This is a very “hands-on” course.

Grades: 8 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

3D Design:

In this elective, students will take graphic design to the next level. The class will work with “Rhino-3D,” a professional 3D design platform to create original creative designs. If your school has a 3D printer, the students will be able to print their creations, and will learn about scales and formatting. Projects will be decided based on the interests of the participating students.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

Graphic Design:

This course is designed to give students an understanding of and practical application of Adobe InDesign CC, basic Adobe Photoshop CC techniques and the offset printing press. Adobe InDesign CC is one of the most powerful layout programs for professional desktop publishers and graphic designers. This is the process of creating documents that look like a professionally designed and printed product, which includes inserting: photos, graphics and line drawings for the text copy. Students will produce and will be assessed on many projects that include creating an original layout for a newsletter, catalog, logos and brochures as well as designing and crafting effective promotional pieces, publications and digital art. Students will learn, applications in Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge and more.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

Web Design - HTML/CSS:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of Web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the Web. Students learn how to use HTML to design their own Web pages. The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting text, as well as more advanced tags. Through real-world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools. Students will also be introduced to CSS and JavaScript functions.

Grades: 8 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

Introduction to Computer Science:

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This is a full year course.

 

Biblical Archaeology:

Israel is one of the world’s busiest archaeological sites. A wealth of history has been discovered and more projects are taking place. Students in this elective will put on their virtual hard hats and will take a look at some of the exciting archaeological projects that are taking place here in Israel. The students will learn about the techniques used to find ancient objects, and about what these discoveries can teach us. If the school’s Tanakh classes are focusing on a certain book or topic, efforts can be made to coordinate the subjects covered in this elective.

Grades: 8 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

Music Appreciation:

We all listen to various forms of music, but many of us have not stopped to think about the origins or influences that have created both older and more modern sounds. In this elective, students will learn about how some of today’s most popular music was created and how the composition of music has progressed over the last centuries. Students will enjoy listening and viewing music videos, and those students with their own musical talents will be encouraged to share their interpretations with the rest of the class. Jewish music will also be highlighted in this class, and students will learn the origins and influences of some of our most well known tunes.

Grades: 6 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

 

Journalism:

Our news sources have changed over the past decade, but the journalistic process has remained constant. In this elective, students will learn about how news is reported and how to create the news that everyone wants to read. Students will have hands on activities that will encourage them to express their creativity. Students will also learn about the tools used by journalists, including photo-editing, layout, and editing platforms. The students will also have the opportunity to meet several professional journalists and photographers.

Grades: 6 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

Public Speaking:

In this course, students will read, analyze, and evaluate research-based writings in order to develop a working understanding of the relevance of public address. They will examine the purposes, methods, and steps in preparing speeches. Further, students will develop communication skills in listening, speech criticism, as well as audience analysis and writing. A discussion of effective delivery techniques for presentation of a variety of speeches will allow students to further their knowledge of public speaking. Students will have many opportunities to practice their newly developed skills.

Grades: 8 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

Debate:

Students will initially learn about and practice structured extemporaneous speeches with emphasis on verbal and nonverbal delivery skills (organization, projection, inflection, eye-contact, hand gestures, and more). Students will then build a foundation for effective argumentation and advocacy (claim/warrant/evidence) by participating in “SPAR” debates and ultimately presenting one research-based persuasive speech. Special emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and listening skills as well as argument resolution. 

Grades: 8 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

Psychology:

This course focuses on individual behavior and why an individual thinks, feels, and reacts to certain stimuli. Major emphases will be placed on research methods, stages in childhood and adolescence, how the brain works, altered states of consciousness, psychological testing, and psychological disorders. Students will be encouraged to draw from personal experiences and thought as they learn about why people behave in certain ways.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This is a full year course.

AP Psychology:

This course follows the syllabus and guidelines as set forth by AP Central (Click Here). The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.  Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology.  In addition, students learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. This course also prepares the high school student to take the AP exam given in May.

Grades: 10 - 12

Length: This is a full year course.

Sociology:

Sociology is a course that studies human society and social behavior. Positive human relationships are an essential part of a civilized society and how we interact with each other is important so that we can find answers to questions and solve problems in our world. This course deals with the social atmosphere that helps to make us who we are and how we behave. Sociology will cover topics such as culture, violence, deviance, social control, socialization and personality, group behavior, social class, and social institutions. The key component of this course is to study ourselves and the society that influences our behavior.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This is a full year course.

Business 101:

In this course, students will learn about all aspects of creating and maintaining a successful business. This class will be run as a real-time scenario in which students will actually have the opportunity to create their own companies. Topics such as finances, marketing, sales, business laws, employees/HR will be included. Students will then be able to use their newly acquired skills/knowledge to develop their own companies. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to meet successful business leaders who have started their own companies both in Israel and in the US.

Grades: 9 - 12

Length: This is a full year course.

Nutrition and Wellness:

This elective course provides students with an overview of good nutrition principles that are necessary for physical and mental wellness and a long, healthy life. Instructional materials include discussions of digestion, basic nutrients, weight management, sports and fitness, and life-span nutrition. The Nutrition and Wellness course emphasizes an understanding of today's food and eating trends and gives students the capacity to intelligently evaluate all available sources of nutrition information and make informed decisions. Unit topics include a course introduction, wellness and food choices in today's world, digestion and major nutrients, and body size and weight management.

Grades: 7 - 12

Length: This course can be offered in either one or two semesters.

SAT/ACT Preparation:

The SAT and ACT exams are a crucial part of every high school student’s educational journey. Bonim B’Yachad offers a wide variety of affordable and personalized prep courses. Click Here to learn more.

Grades: 11 - 12

Length: Programs lengths are determined based on the needs of each student.

Internet/Computer Safety:

Our students spend most of their days connected to some type of online device. Whether through social media or other platforms, children are now using the Internet as their primary forms of communication and socialization. With this change in social behavior comes a new list of concerns and potential safety issues of which every student and parent should be aware. Bonim B’Yachad offers several workshops for students of all ages, as well as parents, designed to promote acceptable and safe digital strategies. Click Here to arrange a time to speak with a Bonim B’Yachad staff member about designing a program for your school or organization.

Grades: 5 - 12

Length: Programs can be created for each group of students.