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Social Studies, Science, Language & Math Through Stories (7-9yo.)

Do you need a few hours off to get things done or work with another child but still want to make sure your child receives the basics for the day? If so, this two part class is for you.

This 3 hour class will cover Language Arts, Social Studies, Math & Science.

Step outside and you will see nature abound!  But what does all of it have to do with us, and are we really a part of this fascinating world we call nature?  Come find out just how important nature has been since the beginning of time and how dire it is to preserve the natural environment.

This unit study class will focus on social studies, science, and language arts, while incorporating art and elements of math.

In social studies, we will learn about the effect that nature has had on people since early times by:

  • Reading myths, legends, and folktales from various cultures that revolve around nature
  • Learning how animals have been used to represent human qualities throughout history
  • Discovering how people of the past used stories to explain the unknown wonders of nature
  • Finding out how nature holds the key to all we need for survival

After this course, students will be able to:

  • Compare experiences of characters across cultures
  • Compare language and oral traditions (stories) that reflect customs, regions, and cultures
  • Identify similarities and differences across texts in topics, characters, and themes
  • Identify the importance of the setting to a story’s meaning
  • Increase knowledge of other cultures by reading stories from around the world
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on events in the story
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of familiar genres, including myths and folktales
  • Understand literary forms by distinguishing among stories, poems, myths, legends, and folktales
  • Write in different forms for different purposes
  • Analyze similarities and differences among families and communities in different times and in different places

In science, we will learn all about ecosystems, including:

  • Interdependent relationships
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental changes
  • Caring for the Earth

After this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how living organisms are dependent on their environment and other living things
  • Describe how organisms modify their physical environment to meet their needs.
  • Examine ways people can protect the environment
  • Identify and describe the importance of Earth’s materials
  • Observe and describe the habitats of organisms within an ecosystem
  • Observe and identify organisms with similar needs that compete with one another for resources such as oxygen, water, food, or space
  • Explain variations in the physical environment including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards

Teacher: Rachael Ward/Ashlyn Setterfield

Pricing: If a student signs up for the whole 3 hour block, their total cost is $500 for the semester.  If they can only do one of the 1 1/2 hour blocks, their cost is $260.

Ages: 7-9 yo.

To register: Click here