Curriculum Updates

2017-18 Academic Decathlon season theme: Africa

Curriculum Updates from USAD® will be posted on this page
as they occur 
for the upcoming season.

All corrections and PDFs of revised pages are also posted on the USAD website in the student updates — as well as in the coaches’ area of the website.

 

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12-4-17 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Art Resource Guide, page 33, column 2, the 3rd sentence of the 1st complete paragraph should read: “Perhaps the most famous work of ancient Chinese art is the Great Wall, which was constructed over the course of centuries and covers thousands of miles.”

In the Literature Resource Guide, page 25, the 13th line from the top of column 1 should read: “Mgbafo is accompanied by her three brothers….”

In the Social Science Resource Guide, page 26, column 1, the 2nd sentence of the last paragraph should describe Horus as the falcon god. This same correction applies to the image caption at the top of the same column.

art revised page 33 ss revised bpage 26 lit revised pg25

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11-3-17 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Art Resource Guide, page 96, column 1, in the 10th line of the 1st paragraph “top” should be corrected to read “bottom.” And, in the 16th line of this paragraph, “right” should be corrected to read “left.”

In the Science Resource Guide, Kaposi’s sarcoma is misspelled on pages 25, 37, and 79.

Art RG revised page 96     scienceRG_REVISED_pgs25_37_79

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10-26-17 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Music Resource Guide, page 33, in the 2nd bullet from the bottom of column 2, “1300s” should be corrected to read “thirteenth century.”

In the Music Resource Guide, page 49, column 1, in the last line of the 1st paragraph, the spelling of “Kawaguulu” should be corrected to read “Kawuugulu.”

In the Music Resource Guide, page 56, the image shown for Figure 2.8c is incorrect. (The revised page has the correct image.)

We also have posted the following correction to the Art Resource Guide:

In the Art Resource Guide, page 63, column 1, in the 3rd line of the 1st complete paragraph, “signing” should be corrected to read “singing.”

music revised page 33   music revised page 49   music revised page 56   Art RG revised page 63

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10-6-17 USAD has issued the following correction: 

In the Literature Resource Guide, page 37, in lines 11–12 of the 2nd column, “the festival of the new pumpkin leaves” should be corrected to read “the New Yam Festival.”

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  9-14-17 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Science Resource Guide, page 61, column 1, in the 1st line of the 3rd complete paragraph, the number 28,161 should be corrected to read 28,616.

In the Science Resource Guide, page 75, in the entry for the year 1959, the parenthetical reference “(then Zaire)” should instead read “(then the Belgian Congo)”.

 Science RG revised pgs 61-75

  Flashing Red Bullet    9-5-2017 USAD has issued the following correction:

In the Art Resource Guide, page 25, 1st column, in the 7th line of the last paragraph, “about two hundred acres” should be corrected to read “about two thousand acres.”

Art RG revised page 25

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  9-1-2017 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Economics Resource Guide, page 118, 2nd column, in the 2nd sentence of the 1st complete paragraph, the word “Mediterranean” should be deleted, so it reads: “…plantations on islands like Madeira….

In the Music Resource Guide, page 116, 1st column, the last bullet should read: “Grammy awards: World Music Grammy category added in 1992; in 2004 a second category was created….”

Music RG revised page 116         Econ revised page 118 

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  8-3-17 USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Art Resource Guide, page 64, column 2, the 1st sentence of the 3rd complete paragraph should read: “The lyre measures approximately 16 inches deep, 45½ inches wide, and 47¾ inches high.”

While many sources refer to the Yoruba brass head as a bronze, the most accurate description of the material used for this work is brass. Therefore, the word “bronze” or “bronzes” in the discussion of this work should be replaced with “brass” or “brass heads.” This revision affects page 91, last line of column 2; page 92, column 1, 7th line of the 1st complete paragraph; page 92, column 2, 2nd line from the top; page 92, column 2, 3rd line of the 1st complete paragraph; and page 97, column 1, 4th bullet.

In the Art Resource Guide, page 92, column 1, the 3rd line from the top of the column should read: “…example is one of the seventeen heads…” and the 1st complete sentence of column 2 should read: “Twelve of the seventeen….” (Note the total number of heads varies depending on the source, but the British Museum, a reputable source, cites the number as seventeen.)

In the Music Resource Guide, page 9, in the 6th line from the bottom of the 1st column, Titos Sompa’s name should be spelled Sompa.

In the Music Resource Guide, page 62, in the 5th line from the bottom of the 2nd column, 6/5 should be corrected to read 6/4.

In the Social Science Resource Guide, page 48, column 2, the 2nd sentence of the last paragraph should read: “The monsoon winds blew north and east toward Arabia and India from May to October, and then reversed to the south and west back toward the Swahili coast between November and March.

In the Social Science Resource Guide, page 68, 2nd column, the 2nd sentence of the last bullet point should read: “They used Elmina Castle….”

Art revised pp.64, 91, 92, 97        Music RG revised pp.9,62      SS RGrevisedpp.48,68

 Art SEB revised pp.23,35       Music SEB revised p.15

  Flashing Red Bullet    6-23-17   USAD has issued the following corrections:

In the Science Resource Guide, page 33, 2nd column, line 1 and line 6, the words “cell wall” should be replaced with “cell membrane.”

In the Social Science Resource Guide, page 16, the 3rd line from the bottom of the 2nd column should read: “…about 70,000 years ago…”

scienceRG_REVISED_pg33      ssRG_REVISED_p16

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