2019-2020
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH:
An Exploration of Illness and Wellness

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 SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to the biology of cancer. 

 LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be the 1818 version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

 ART: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will
largely focus on an exploration of illness and wellness in art.

 MUSIC: The music curriculum will introduce students to various musical works
from across the centuries that will allow them to examine the role of mortality in
Western art music.

 SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will introduce students to the history of healthcare.

 ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on health economics.

 MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover algebra and trigonometry.*

The full subject area outlines will be posted on the U.S. Academic Decathlon ® website www.usad.org on May 1 and will also be published in the U.S. Academic Decathlon ® Study Guide, which will begin shipping on May 15.

The mathematics curriculum will cover algebra and trigonometry.*