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比较人文课程-世界现代史(必修)

Comparative Humanities—Modern World History (Required)

世界现代史课程为一年的必修,主要讲述从文艺复兴至今的世界历史。本课程中你将学到如何像历史学家一样思考,并试图解释不同历史事件的联系,这就需要你深刻理解主要的历史潮流。你还会学着写几篇5段左右的分析性的论文,包括如何写清晰的主题句,有力的分论点,相关的细节和转换句,以及总结全文的结尾。

The Modern World History is a required one-year-long course, which will teach you modern world history and give you a basic idea of what has happened from the Renaissance till now. You are supposed to think as a historian and be able to interpret and create narratives that weave together diverse historical events. This requires a deep understanding of major historical trends. What's more, you are also going to learn how to write a 5-paragraph essay in class and complete several essays with critical thoughts. This includes writing a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, strong supporting details, strong transition sentences, and a strong concluding paragraph.

比较人文课程-人文(必修)
Comparative Humanities—English/Humanities (Required)

英语/人文课为三年必修,主要内容为英语文学和诸如什么是知识”“什么是变化等的人文话题。本课程会有很多阅读和写作的作业,来帮助你在欣赏文学的过程中锻炼你自己的英语能力。

The English/Humanities course is a required three-year-long course, which will teach you lots of things about the English literature and explore the Humanities topics like “What is knowledge?”, “What is change?”, and so on. This course would have lots of readings and writings to improve your English skills while appreciating the classic English literature.


比较人文课程-语文(必修)
Comparative Humanities—Chinese (Required)

道尔顿书院的中文课程为一年的必修课程,之后还有许多选修的中文课程。道尔顿的语文课不同于初中的语文课,不是简单地赏析一 篇篇单独的课文,而是从人生中的各个话题发展,用相关的古文和现代文来阐释这些话题。主要话题包括爱情与婚姻,为人与处世,自然与科技,礼乐与生活,政治与经济,法律与史学,外交与军事,民生与兴亡等等。每周会在网络平台上布置相关内容的背诵默写、网上小测、作文、小组活动等等。

The Chinese course in Dalton is a year-long required course, after which you can choose from selective Chinese courses about a wide range of topics. The Dalton Chinese course is different from the one you had in your middle school in that it doesn't merely analyze pages of separate passages, but rather expand from different perspectives in your lives and use related ancient and modern passages to explain these topics. Main topics contain love and marriage, getting along with oneself and the others, nature and technology, etiquette and life, politics and economics, law and history, diplomacy and military, future trend of nations and so on. Every week, the teacher will assign the recital, online assignments, passages writing, group activities etc. on the online platform.




科学类课程-物理、化学、生物(必修)
Sciences—Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Required)

三门必修科学课(物理,化学,生物)中学生可任选两门,学习一个学年,剩下一门课上一个学期。学生们会从课程中学到科研方法与精神。课程难度设置与SAT2IBAP相似,并且老师们会使用国外教材,中英混合教学。

The required science courses are composed by 2 year-long courses and 1 semester-long course (you can choose the distribution), which teach basic knowledges about physics, biology, and chemistry. Students are also supposed to learn some scientific methods and scientific spirit from the courses. The level is similar to the SAT/AP/IB Physics, Biology, and Chemistry test.(Not the same) Teachers use imported textbooks and teach in English or Chinese.

高级科学选修-微生物1
Advanced Sciences Elective—Microbiology 1

此课程是主要是微生物的入门课程,内容包括微生物分类,细菌的形态与分类,细菌的生理活动,寄生,以及微生物生态学。课程将包括演讲和实验,还会包括野外实践和实验室实践。

This course is an introductory course of microorganisms (mainly bacteria). It includes the classification of microbes, the structure and taxonomy of bacteria, physiology, parasitology, and microbial ecology. There will be both lectures and labs. It may involve field-work experiments as well as bench work.

语言文学类课程-西班牙语1
Language and Literature—Spanish 1

如今全世界有3.5亿人使用西班牙语,使西班牙语风靡全球,尤其是在美国。本课程无需基础,因为教师会从字母表和发音讲起。你可能会认为学一门新语言很难,但我保证,通过课上多彩的活动,只要你认真完成课后所布置的少量作业,就一定能跟上课程进度。上完本课程之后,你就可以识别,朗读西班牙语单词,听懂基本的西班牙语指令,用西班牙语介绍自己和他人,获知时间并提供基本信息(如电话号码,邮箱,爱好等),以及描述人和地点。课程结束会有一个期末考试来考核你在本学期所学的知识。

There are now 3.5 billion people speaking Spanish now, making it a popular language extensively used around the world, esp. in U.S. No former knowledge about Spanish is required, as the teacher starts the course with alphabets and pronunciations. You might think that beginning to learn a new language is difficult, but I promise, through the interesting activities, you can totally keep up with the progress of the class if you finish the little homework assigned. After this course, you will be able to recognize, read and pronounce the Spanish sounds; you will know how to follow basic instructions, to introduce yourself and others, to tell the time, to provide some basic information (phone number, email, likes and dislikes…) as well as to describe people and places. There will be a final exam that will cover what we learn during the semester.

中文选修课程-中国传统文化
Language and Literature—Traditional Chinese Culture

本课程参考龚鹏程教授的《中国传统文化十五讲》的内容,从人伦、饮食、家国、情感等各个方面探讨不同文明之间思维方式的差异展开讨论。 即使这门课程的主要关注在中国传统文化, 课程还会包含比较不同地方的文明和价值观。 课堂教学以寻找资料、形成观点、集体讨论为主。 

Body and soul, food and eating, love and marriage, family and nation, sage and king, human and nature, scholar and official, history and historian, all these topics will be discussed in this class. Although the main focus is on traditional Chinese culture, the course also contains the comparing of different civilizations and different ways of thinking. The class is consisted of three parts: finding suitable materials, forming your own view, and discussing in a group.

社会科学选修课程-国际政治
Social Science Elective Courses—International Politics

这门课会向你介绍有关国际政治的主要理论,并且运用这些理论去描述、解释和理解一系列的过去和当今的问题和事件。本课程的最终目标是让学生有逻辑地分析国际政治局势。 我们将会结合当前正在发生的事件并加入到讲座和讨论中,但是会避免敏感问题。 这门课程会注重在互动性的讲座和讨论的实践学习上。 在课程的最后,学生们可以有一个对于国际政治的清晰理解,并且有机会将他们所学到的知识运用到一个模拟联合国的会议中。

This course introduces and develops the major theoretical approaches to international relations (IR) and uses these approaches to describe, explain and understand a variety of past and contemporary issues and events. The ultimate goal of the course is to teach students to think logically and analytically about international politics. We will integrate ongoing events into the lectures and discussions, but avoid “pop” politics. The classroom will focus on an active learning approach with a combination of interactive lecture and discussion. By the end of the course, students will have a clearer understanding of international politics and will have had an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a UN simulation. 

文学选修课程-什么是爱情
Literary Elective Courses—What is Love?

在这门选修课上,你会阅读到世界上最经典的有关的散文诗歌以及一些批判性文学作品,并寻找其隐藏在爱情背后的文化与心理学上的价值。你也会开始了解一些更受大家喜爱的文章,不论是现代爱情喜剧还是看似蹩脚的爱情小说。这也是一门可以锻炼双语能力的课程,授课老师会针对中英文爱情小说的代表作进行深刻的比较与分析。

In this course, you'll read a few of the world's most classic tales of love. You'll also read some of the critical literature about the cultural and psychological values that lie behind love and romance. You may also engage with a few more popular texts, from modern romantic comedies to “trashy” romance novels. This is also a course that will take advantage of bilingual abilities to make broad comparisons between the representation of love in Chinese with the representation in English. 

体育课程-长跑队
Physical Education—Track Team

道尔顿长跑队为学生们充分提供了与北京4-5所学校竞赛的机会。通过高强度的训练,指导老师希望同学们可以拥有更加强健的体魄,提高运动意识,并与其他北京乃至国外的一流长跑队展开激烈的竞赛。学生们会在逐步的训练中变得更有活力,老师的成绩评价会基于参与和努力的程度,而不仅仅是跑步速度与名次。

The team provides thorough preparation for 4-5 multi-school meets (competitions) in Beijing and one approved meet in Guam (an island in the Pacific Ocean) as part of a large competition with schools from around the world. The captains are excited to offer this opportunity to make you healthier, improve you athletically, and to compete in Beijing and abroad as the schools most advanced competitive sports team. While practices are vigorous, assessment for the course continues to be based on attendance and effort, rather than speed or performance.

实践学习课程-以色列-巴勒斯坦冲突
Experiential Learning Course (ELC)—Israel-Palestine

本课不仅分析巴以冲突的整段历史,同时也介绍了以色列和巴勒斯坦的文化和信仰。同学们会分析相关的文章,并根据自己的看法撰写论文。第一学期末,你们会亲自踏上以色列和巴勒斯坦的土地,加强你们对于课程的感受。游学结束后,你还需要写一篇感受。

This course analyses not only the whole history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, but also introduces both Israeli and Palestinian cultures and beliefs. Students analyse texts about the topics, and write several essays on their thoughts. At the end of the first semester, you'll go to Israel and Palestine to experience the topics yourselves, thus enhancing your understandings. After the trip, you will also write reflections.

自主探究课程-独立研究性学习(必修)
Independent Learning—Independent Research Project (IRP) (Required)

为了培养自主学习的能力,道尔顿的学生们将完成两个独立研究项目。高一的学生将从第一学期开始,从日常课程中以探索技巧及完成小型项目为起点进行学习。例如,数学课教授的基础统计学会对进行调查有大帮助;在历史课上,学生们将对课程材料进行深度思考与分析,并提出有价值的论点。第二个学期中,学生们开始将这些思考方法运用于小型论文上。第三学段的课题由人文课教师制定,第四学段由科学课教师制定。这些有益的积累将同样使用在人文学科及科学学科上。高二高三的学生将会完成一项为时一年的学术研究,他们会充分利用在高一时学到的研学方法,这些能力将有效地帮助他们完成独立项目的调查、分析与反思。

To encourage individual learning, students engage in two independent research projects during their time at Dalton. 
Senior One students begin this process with skills development and carefully chosen smaller projects built into their regular coursework. Each discipline contributes to the skills development beginning in the first semester. For example, mathematics teaches basic statistics helpful for conducting surveys; In history, students analyze primary sources and then learn to make evidence-backed arguments. In the second semester, students begin to utilize those skills on small-scale projects. These projects are coordinated by humanities faculty in the third quarter, and then by science faculty in the fourth quarter. Upper Seniors engage in a substantive year-long project informed by academic research. They will follow a common timeline that builds on the basic research skills they learned in Senior One, then helps them investigate, analyze, and reflect on a project of their own choosing.

 

社会实践课程-打工子弟小学
Critical Reflection of Experiential Learning (CREL)—Migrant Worker school

这门课是道尔顿学院新的批判性反思体验式学习系列课程中的一部分。 参与者们被要求在部分周三下午进行实地工作。 本课程将成体系的学术反思融入体验式学习中。 在本课程中的学生会被预期在周三下午于当地打工子弟学校进行时常3小时的志愿活动。学生同时会进入一门2学分的文学课程,我们将会阅读有关教育、志愿服务及全球化城市面对的挑战的当代文学作品。 我们会阅读经典教育哲学并对志愿活动进行反思和回忆。 具体的关注点是有关不平等世界下的教育和解决不平等的经济政策上的问题。


This course is part of Dalton Academy’s new “Critical Reflections on Experiential Learning” (CREL) series. Participants will be asked to reserve some Wednesday afternoons for field work. This course melds experiential learning with structured academic reflection. Students who enroll in this class will be expected to volunteer for three hours every Wednesday at a local migrant school. Students will also be enrolled in a 2 credit course in which we will read contemporary literature on education, volunteerism, and the challenges facing globalized cities. We will read classics of education philosophy, and reflections and memoirs of volunteers. Particular attention will be paid to question of education in an unequal world, and economic policies that address inequality.

艺术课程-绘画基础
Art course- Painting Fundamentals

整个学期的时间里,学生们会学习绘画的基础知识。我们会注重讲解水彩,丙烯以及油画,并试图在了解颜料本身特性的同时明白如何使用它们。通过深入了解笔刷,表面,标记和质感,学生们会学到制作有难度作品的一些技巧。你们会在每学期完成多幅作品,并评价自己的作品是否传达了你想要表达的内容和情感。你们将欣赏古今画家的名作,并学习他们的绘画技巧。

Over the course of the semester students will learn the fundamentals of painting. We will focus on watercolor, acrylics and oil paints, working to understand the utility of tools as well as the complex nature of paint itself. Through investigation of brushes, surfaces, mark making and texture, students will learn which techniques can be used to create challenging works of art. Students will create multiple works through the semester and be challenged to consider the effects of your own artistic choices to accurately convey context and content in your works. Current and past artists will be explored to examine how you used choices with paint, texture and mark making to elevate your works. 

英语课程-英语强化
English-English as a Second Language (ESL)

对于一些英语水平不是很强的同学们,道尔顿学院开设了英语强化课(不同于英语/人文课)。一些在日常课堂跟不上课程进度的同学们会被要求参加该课,而所有人都可以主动报名本课。此课程由外教教授,会着重提高学生们英文的的听说读写能力。

Dalton Academy provides specialized English language course (different from English/Humanities course) to some students whose English basics aren't strong enough. Students can choose to study this course, while some students who can't catch up with the daily classes will be required to take it. The class is taught by foreign teachers, and will greatly enhance students' abilities to read, write, listen and speak in English.