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Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 1

Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 1

SKU: THI9+T1
$164.00Price

Purchase one term (16 weeks) of thinking series classes for only $10.25/session! This includes:

 

Something’s Fishy at Lake Chachabunga: Critical Thinking (4 weeks)

Are you clever enough to ask the right questions to solve the mystery? Students will study critical thinking skills and ultimately work as police detectives to solve a fun and engaging crime. Through an Escape Room experience, we will begin by learning about different types of forensic evidence: fingerprints, ballistics, handwriting, and more.  Using witnesses' statements, police reports, and forensic evidence lab reports, students must apply their critical thinking skills and forensic knowledge to solve this case. As with any investigation, students will need to make inferences and deal with the reality that not all loose ends can be tied up. 

 

Instead of complete dependence on classroom learning and teachers for guidance and instructions, critical thinking allows students to become more self-reliant and independent learners. It also helps the students to evaluate their learning style and recognize their areas of strength and flaws. So why not finetune those critical thinking skills while having a great time? Join us for this cliffhanger of a class! 

 

More Than Mother Goose (4 weeks) 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

 

Excerpt from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

Poetry, like music, art, and architecture, evokes feelings deep within us. Think about your favorite song and how the lyrics make you feel. Give your child the gift of poetry, allowing them to appreciate the deeper meaning of words and symbols, literary devices, as well as acquaint themselves with great poets and their context in history! Together, we will study masterful poems, including those that focus on important elements of growing up:

 

  • Family

  • Integrity and Strong Values

  • Kindness and Friendship

  • Determination and Work Ethic

  • Global Cultures and Community

 

Around the World in 28 Days: Geography Adventures (4 weeks) 

Let’s jump on a jet plane and touch down in all the cool destinations you see in your National Geographic! Children always want to know more than facts about a country and here we will discover exciting travel facts and find some astonishing answers to questions like these:

 

  • Where is the fairytale castle in Germany?
  • What is the anthem of France called?
  • What is a traditional dance in New Zealand?
  • What does the flag of South Africa look like?
  • Which wild animals live in Namibia?
  • Which popular food comes from Mexico?
  • What does the money in Australia look like?
  • What is the name of the bird on the Guatemala flag?


We will not only cover the basic travel facts and the main attractions of the world’s countries, but it will explain the foreign country’s cultures and customs for children and will help your child to gain a better understanding of the new cultures. We will also focus on map reading, mapping skills, and using geography tools.

 

Learning History Through the Movies (4 weeks) 

“Pictures are really worth a thousand words.”

 

Learn it at the movies and let Hollywood be the teacher. Let’s face it—we all remember the movies shown in our Driver’s Ed classes, or at least the effect they had on our classmates. Same with history! Watch it in a film, and the overall effect will imbed the information in your brain. Why teach history with movies?

  • Movies bring history to life by focusing on depth. 

  • Movies inspire and bring characters to life. 

  • They can be interactive and encourage discussion. 

  • Movies can be easier to relate to.

  • Movies encourage you to dive deeper. 

  • Movies are a part of our culture.

 

This class will also help students understand that some movies are inaccurate on certain points. We will discuss the impact of movies on culture (even when they are misleading), challenge the viewpoint of the movie writer and director, and debate opposing viewpoints. 

 

Movies to be viewed and discussed: 

I Am David

Sound of Music

Young Mr. Lincoln

The Miracle Worker

 

  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 PM ET 
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks 
  • Dates: September 14, 2023 - February 1, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5 
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty 

 

See more thinking series classes: thethinkingkid.org/the-thinking-series

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


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