Sparks Classes

Heddi Craft offers the following paid classes at the Discovery Learning Center.  She offers a 20% discount to Supporting Members.  If you are interested in signing up for one of these classes, please do so at her web page:   https://sites.google.com/site/sparksclasses/courses




 Primary
History
Modern History: Part One (1837-1918)
Ages 9-11

Mondays:  September 10th to December 10th; no class Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, or Nov. 26th; Dec. 17th reserved as a make up day in case of instructor illness (11 classes)   
10:00am-10:50am

Location: Discovery Learning Center, 411 Roxas St., Santa Cruz
Cost: $250

In this class for younger history students we will study modern era world history using The Story of the World Volume 4 as our guide.  Students will need to provide their own copy of the book or the audio CDs.  Each week students will complete outside reading in The Story of the World Volume 4 and come to class for discussions, activities, and craft projects related to the reading. There will also be an optional online portion of the class where students complete weekly chapter summaries and view online resources such as videos, related websites, or games/simulations.

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Intermediate History
Modern History: Part One (1837-1918)
Ages 11 and up

Mondays:  September 10th to December 10th; no class Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, or Nov. 26th; Dec. 17th reserved as a make up day in case of instructor illness (11 classes)    
12:00pm-12:50pm
  (plus approximately 60 minutes a week in an online classroom)
Location: Discovery Learning Center, 411 Roxas St., Santa Cruz
Cost: $250

In this class for older history students we will study modern era world history using The Story of the World Volume 4 as our guide.  Students will need to provide their own copy of the book or the audio CDs.  In this hybrid class, students will complete outside reading in The Story of the World Volume 4 and other given resources.  We'll discuss the readings and complete interactive projects related to the reading using an online classroom in a private Google Site.    Class time will be used to extend online discussions, participate in simulations, create art projects related to the era, and present projects.  This class will require more critical thinking, reading, writing, and computer skills than the 9-11 year old class.

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Primary
Writing
Creating Short Reports
Ages 8-10

Mondays: September 10th to October 22nd, no class October 8th  (6 classes)   
11:00am-11:50am

Location: Discovery Learning Center, 411 Roxas St., Santa Cruz
Cost: $90

This class is a gentle introduction to the concept of writing a short report of 3-5 paragraphs.  Through a variety of in class activities, students will learn to use more formal paragraph structures to create a report on an animal of their choice.  Some writing outside of class may be required.

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Intermediate
Writing
The Five Paragraph Essay
Ages 10 and up

Mondays: October 29th to December 10th, no class Nov. 12th and Nov. 26th (5 classes) 
11:00am-11:50am 
Location: Discovery Learning Center, 411 Roxas St., Santa Cruz
Cost: $90 

In this class we will develop a classic five paragraph essay.  This style of writing in used in many formal academic settings, including many writing assessments, and this class will teach the tricks and techniques for writing in this traditional style.  Some out of class writing will be required.  

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Here is the reading schedule for both History classes:

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