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Class Description
Wednesday, 1:05 PM to 2:05 PM
Skill Building through Interactive History  
Teacher:  Kate Smith
Age:  10 - 12
Cost:  $160 tuition per year, paid in four $40 payments;
$25 copy/supply fee per year,  paid in one $25 payment
Cost Details:  Includes two student workbooks.
Text:  Purchase or check out from the library:
By the Great Horn Spoon, by Sid Fleishman (we will be reading it in the spring)
Description: Imagine a whole-class simulation game that incorporates skill-building assignments while students compete in groups, and you will have an idea what this class is about.  This is a highly engaging class!  While not a comprehensive history class, it teaches periods of history alongside important basic skills (some that are often not incorporated in a typical homeschooler's curriculum).  Students will learn mapping and geography, as well as the history of the colonization of the New World.  During the simulation, students will experience the setbacks and successes of those who attempted to colonize.   In the spring, we will move on to the Gold Rush (both the California and the Yukon).  This simulation will teach students the important skill of note-taking both from oral lectures and reading selections.  The class will also do a novel study with the wonderful historical fiction novel "By the Great Horn Spoon."  During the simulation, mining teams will attempt to find success mining for gold, where a combination of hard work and fate will determine their outcome. 
 
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