This 10-day camp, for 4th-8th graders, will involve students directly in a variety of hands-on projects, games, and activities to expand their 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 1:00-2:30 every day. Most days will involve some sort of project to be completed at home to be shared with the group the following day. The 10-day camp is equivalent 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 camp for 8th-12th graders will introduce the vocabulary of philosophy and explore 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 will provide 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 every day. Each day will include readings to be completed after camp to prepare for group discussion the following day. The 10-day camp is equivalent to my 10-week "Philosophically Speaking" class.