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History: Term 2 Super Pack

History: Term 2 Super Pack

$180.00Price

 

Purchase a discounted term (16 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

Wonders of the New World: America, Canada, and Mexico (4 weeks)

Students meet the founders, explorers, artists, and revolutionists of the Western world. Tecumseh, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull act as role models while students examine Native American history, and tell the story behind Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro's destruction of the Aztec empire. Sir Arthur Currie, Benito Juarez, and Franklin D. Roosevelt follow the political and humanitarian changes in the Western World. Students find themselves tapping along to the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, examining the successes of Amelia Earhart and Benjamin Franklin, and gazing wide-eyed at the art of Frida Kahlo and early American artists in the New World. Step into the past to examine the individuals who built it, and the individuals who gave it life.

 

Like Soccer in South America: Chile and Peru (4 weeks)

Slip into the culture of South America, and find yourself swept away by its art and people. Meet José de San Martín, the Liberator of Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Cheer for Raúl Ruidíaz, a Peruvian professional footballer, and Alexis Sánchez, possibly the greatest Chilean footballer of all time, and explore their characters and journeys to the top. In the adjoining room is Pablo Neruda, a politician, poet, and 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner. Admire the noble efforts of Saint Rose of Lima. Meet the founders and artists of South American culture, and discover the natural beauty of life and hope.

 

Surveying the South Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea (4 weeks)

Personalities weave into students’ understanding of the South Pacific as they meet its writers, politicians, and leaders. Australian writer Germaine Greer and New Zealand politician Kate Sheppard left their marks in feminist history. Students meet individuals who explored the world in very unique ways: Ernest Rutherford of New Zealand, who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics for his studies of the atom, and Steve Irwin–‘The Crocodile Hunter’–, the Australian conservationist, zookeeper, television personality, environmentalist, and wildlife expert that founded Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.

 

Admire the bravery and loyalty of Michael Joseph Savage, the 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand; contrast him with Ned Kelly, a 19th-century Australian bushranger, outlaw, and gang leader. Discover modern Papua New Guinean leaders such as rugby league footballer Kato Ottio and politician Patrick Prauatich. Meet the faces, foundations, and fascinating characters of the South Pacific in an investigation of purpose and vision.

 

People, Power, and the Past: The Western Hemisphere (4 weeks)

Discovered largely in the 16th century, the New World immediately became a point of European interest and power, forcing individuals to rise to the occasion. Rediscover the native leaders and founders of the New World and South Pacific, and the courage they displayed as the world changed around them.

 

Walk alongside the great minds of science, music, art, literature, and sport. Admire the strength of explorers and innovators. Recognize the power of a person, an idea, a moment. Rediscover the New World and the South Pacific, and seek within yourself the courage to change the world.

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 5 - May 28, 2025
    • No class April 16 (Spring Break) 
  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty

 

See more history classes: thethinkingkid.org/history

See more classes for ages 9+ / grades 4-5: thethinkingkid.org/grades-4-5