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This listing is from Gene Booth of Day One:

DAY ONE HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

 

I am offering two unique and highly engaging classes for homeschooled students this Spring.

 

1  (NEW) WORLD STUDIES I

Based on current thinking in teaching world history, the approach here is to focus on themes rather than historical periods and specific regions, and to stress the interconnectedness of different places rather than studying them in isolation. Relevance to current sociopolitical issues is stressed; critical categories such as race, gender, class and generation are challenged. the themes covered are: debates in World History; politics of maps; problems with “origins” and Ancient History; Islam; bio-cultural exchange.

 

This class runs for ten weeks, on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 PMApril 24 through June 26. Cost is $190, payable in advance.  Ages 14-19

 

2  POEMLAB PUBLIC

Students will write, revise and perform original poems, using a format that exposes them to elements of poetry and contemporary American poets, and asks them to incorporate parts of each into their work. Students will have several opportunities (some evenings or weekends are possible) to perform their work live at open mics throughout the city. The best of each students’ work will be compiled and published in an anthology this Summer.

 

This class runs for ten weeks, on Tuesdays from 1:40-2:40 PM, April 24 through June 26.  Cost is $220 (including printing costs), payable in                 advance.Ages 14-19

 

Registration

Classes meet at Multikulti, 1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue, ten minutes south of the Division Blue Line stop.

 

Please contact me with the names and ages of your kids by April 17 to reserve spots; make checks out to Gene Booth.

 

New refund policy: If you drop a class within the first three sessions, you will be refunded 50% of the prorated cost of the remaining classes.

 

Background

I have been an educator for ten years, half in public and alternative schools as a Social Studies teacher, the other half doing arts curriculum for After School Matters and Youth Leadership Development for the Alternative Schools Network. I’m convinced that for students to learn the material must begin with an investigation of what the students care about, and that the goal of education must be to foster an ability to critically question and assess the real world.

 

Contact

Feel free to call or email me with questions: (312) 493-9736gene.booth@gmail.com.

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