English 9 in the Context of Mental and Behavioral Health
A-G Subject: English
CTE Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
Pathway: Mental and Behavioral Health
This course is a one year college and career preparatory English course for 9th graders in which students explore mental and behavioral health disorders, teen challenges, disorder-related violence, and disparities in the mental health care system. Throughout the course, students conduct self-generated research related to each thematic unit, utilize the writing process to effectively communicate information and ideas using industry-specific language, analyze and justify personal perspectives regarding mental and behavioral health issues, and effectively use current media to inform and persuade multiple audiences for different purposes.