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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.

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Special thanks to the American Legion of Iowa
for supporting our Iowa students both financially and through 
local legionnaires honoring our students by presenting our state awards.


Our 2019 Adel Legionnaires with our 

IAD Board Representative, Virginia Roudabush.

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