This highly interactive 10-day camp, for 4th-8th graders, involves students directly in a variety of hands-on projects, games, and activities to expand students' understanding of U.S. and world geography. Prior geographic knowledge is welcome but not assumed. Strong reading skills and the ability to work cooperatively are a must.
We will meet at my home in Bethesda from 10:30-noon or from 1:00-2:30 every day (vote your preference!). Most days will involve some sort of project to be completed at home during the afternoon to be shared with the group the following day. This 10-day camp is equivalent in content to my 10-week "Hands-On Geography" (A) class.
Philosophy is not about finding life’s answers. It’s about considering life’s questions. This 10-day discussion-based class for 8th-12th graders introduces the vocabulary of philosophy and explores some of philosophy’s “greatest hits,” weaving together the work of specific philosophers (ancient and modern) with classic thought experiments and real-life examples. This practical philosophy class provides a context for students to think more deeply about the choices and experiences of their everyday lives. Because of the nature of the assignments, excellent reading skills (high school+ level) and the maturity to participate in thoughtful discussion are a must.
We will meet at my home in Bethesda from 10:30-noon or from 1:00-2:30 every day (vote your preference!). Each day will include readings to be completed after class to prepare for group discussion the following day. This intensive 10-day class is equivalent in content to my 10-week "Philosophically Speaking" class.
$200 for the 10-day camp; $25 early-bird registration discount through Mar. 26
Registration is not yet open, but you can vote on your preferred dates through Feb. 25
This highly interactive 10-week class for 8th-12th graders engages students in running the world they will inherit. As officials of imaginary countries, they will employ critical thinking skills, negotiation techniques, and problem solving methods to lead their people towards peace and prosperity. (Or will they?) Working individually and in teams, they will decide when to cooperate and when to compete, when to bargain and when to take a stand, how systems are interrelated and how to adjust to life’s surprises. Readings in political science, international affairs, people management, current events, moral philosophy, literature, and economics provide discussion points and context for the simulation. Excellent reading skills (high school+ level) and the ability to work cooperatively are a must.
We will meet at my home in Bethesda from 10:30-11:45 or from 1:00-2:15 every day (vote your preference!). Each day will include a reading assignment and planning work to prepare for our activities the following day. This 10-day class is equivalent to my 10-week "Mission Possible" class. Because of the requirements of the simulation, this class needs at least 9 students and is capped at 12.