Modern World History

Ages: 10-14
Cost: $325
Schedule: Wednesdays, 12-2pm, Sept. 6th - Nov. 29th, 12 classes total
Instructor: Cindy Nordstrom

This challenging course will bring the powerful story of the 19th century to life. Hands on projects will bring the stories of the people, places and movements alive in our classroom. In order for the students to truly understand the importance of this tumultuous time period; dance, drama, activism, poetry, art, music, geography, and engineering will be woven into the curriculum. Special attention will be brought to underrepresented groups, as well as include important literary works of this time period. Maps and timelines are incorporated into student's weekly work, and students will be expected to research and write reports. By the end of this engaging 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. This will give the students an active understanding of the role history plays in our present and future lives. 

Potential field trips include:
Old Sturbridge Village
Concord Authors Tour
September 30th Homecoming Pow Wow at Camp Marshall, Spencer MA Museum of African American History
Women’s Heritage Trail