Early Modern Age 

Ages: 9-13
Cost: $325 (deposit $80)
Schedule: Wednesdays, 12:00- 2:00pm, 1/25 - 4/26
Instructor: Cindy Nordstrom

Beginning with the Universal Laws of Newton and Locke and ending with the Alamo this challenging course will bring the powerful story of the early modern period to vivid life.  While still keeping to our world context, there is a strong focus on the American Revolution and the formation of the United States (Hamilton songs will be sung!).  Utilizing engaging hands on projects we will deepen our understanding of this tumultuous era by bringing the stories of the dynamic people, places and movements alive in our classroom.  Students will weave together strands from geography, art, music, dance, drama, astronomy, physics and math and read from primary source material and other important literary works of the time to further integrate their understanding of material.  Maps and timelines are incorporated into their weekly work and students are expected to perform research and write reports.  By the end of this dynamic course, students will be able to draw connections from our readings, lectures and projects to ongoing governing systems and contributions to modern art, drama and science