Learning about US Civics through the lens of current and historic events while highlighting stories and voices that are so often ignored in traditional civics classes.
1 hr, Mondays, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
- Teacher: Noelani Del Rosario-Sabet
Did you know that French is the official language of 29 countries, as well as a recognized language in two U.S. states? Our studies of French language and cultures will take us throughout five continents including Europe, Africa and North America. While learning to communicate, read and write beginning level French, we’ll study the geography of French-speaking regions around the world. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding this Latin language in conversation.
Friday, 1hr, 9:00am - 10:00am
- Teacher: Aimée French
. . . . or . . . . How to rebuild a civilization after the old one collapses?
This class is planned to spread over two semesters and culminate with attendance at a multi-school Medieval Tournament in the Spring.
In the second we focus more on the High Middle Ages; Chivalry, Romance, Manners, Vices, Virtues and Courtly Love!
Everything is as experiential as possible, so expect both etiquette and mud wrestling!
1 hr, Mondays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
- Teacher: Philip Guest
The goal of this class is to foster a desire to “be the change” to help make our community, nation and world a better place for those who come after us. Through practices of philanthropy, charity and stewardship we dedicate the semester to helping three main organizations: one for humans, one for animals and one for the environment.
Students learn of other children from around the world who have made an impact for good through mindful choices, community awareness and civic action. They are also in charge of the school store selling snacks and drinks of which all the proceeds are divided up 3 ways at the end of the semester to go towards the organizations (one each for human, animal and environment) that they research and vote on.
1 hr, Fridays, 9:00am-10:00am
- Teacher: Julie Leary
Learn about a person/place from or in our local community that has an important influence on Los Angeles or the world. Then on a Thursday of each month, we'll go see where they were and what influence they've had. The price includes a $25 field trip fee.
$320 + $25 field trip fee = $345
- Teacher: Kirsten Karlsrud
This class takes students back to the earliest civilizations known to humanity! We’ll learn how these civilizations developed, why humans chose to band together in larger political structures, and how those civilizations still impact our lives today. We’ll also follow the progress of human civilization out of the ancient world and into more modern global history.
1hr, Mondays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
- Teacher: Aimée French