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Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 1

Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 1

SKU: THI6+T1
$164.00Price

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


Fairy Tales and Fables (4 weeks)

What do we learn from fables? Well, it turns out that we learn a lot!

 

As authors Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss write in their book, 40 Fun Fables: Tales That Trick, Tickle and Teach, "By reading fables we can learn some of the great truths that have been passed down through the ages."

 

Everyone knows the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” but what do we know about “The Fox and the Grapes”? Or “The Eagle and the Beetle”? Aesop was a slave from Ancient Greece who recorded these fables and many more which have been passed down for over 2500 years! Though fairy tales and fables may not be factual, the morals and ethics learned within them certainly are! Fairy tales and fables have been used to teach children for generations upon generations about honesty, hard work, pride, jealousy, unity, and much more! Join us as we learn about why fairy tales and fables last so long, why people connect with the animal characters portrayed in them, and what the moral of the story really means, in Fairy Tales and Fables.


Wonders and Blunders of Greek Gods and Goddesses (4 weeks)
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Nope! It’s Hermes!! 

 

Join us as we enter through the gate of clouds to explore the home of the Greek and Roman gods: the great Mount Olympus! We will hear stories from Seshat, goddess of writing and keeper of books, about King Midas, the Apple of Discord, Narcissus, and many more! We will even learn about the original Nike and Pandora, the Greek women who are the namesakes of two modern-day, multi-billion dollar companies! The gods and goddesses of Olympus do not lead perfect lives—they must face war, jealousy, and love. Their children are born with special abilities as well. Hercules, Cupid, and Persephone are just a few of the children born with special characteristics. Come learn about who Demeter was and how she oversaw the harvest, while Hephaestus furnished his fellow gods with weapons of war. 

 

What is unique about Greek and Roman mythology, and why are the names still used today? Is it really the monsters you need to look out for, or is it the strong and beautiful gods and goddesses who might curse you? This class is your chance to find out! 

 

Mythology is an imperative part of every child’s knowledge foundation. Subsequently, this is the first of two sessions this year focused on Greek/Roman mythology. 

 

Dreamers and Doers in Science (4 weeks)

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."


From the Big bang to unlocking the great mysteries of the oceans to stepping onto the moon or reaching the other end of the world in just a few hours, scientific knowledge of humans has resulted in the development of human civilization.


Join us as we tribute and learn about great innovators and scientists who have made outstanding contributions to science, making our lives richer, happier, and easier. These outstanding people come up through the ages from Gutenberg, the inventor of printing, to Einstein, who ushered in the Atomic Age, to scientists still hard at work today.


As different as their accomplishments are, these scientists have many qualities in common: strong work ethic, determination, grit, enthusiasm, and a desire to make the world a better place.

 

In addition to discovering science innovations and sparking the imagination to think outside the box, students will be motivated to see the world from a practical view helping them become their best version of themselves.

 

Heroes and Heroines from Foreign Lands (4 weeks)

Christopher Reeve, the original actor for Superman, once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” 

 

This class will teach you about heroes and heroines from throughout history and around the world. Heroes and heroines come from all around the world and are respected for many different reasons. A hero or heroine can fight for peace, discover new medicines, or even open the eyes of others to things that were previously unknown. But, most importantly, whatever they do, they never give up! 

 

It is essential to remember that heroes can come from anywhere, not just the place we know best. Because of this, we will be studying heroes from everywhere from Poland, to India, to Australia, to South Africa. 

 

Join us as we take a close look at the story of remarkable people like Indira Gandhi, Usain Bolt, Dashrath Manjhi, Wangari Maathai, Florence Nightingale, Mahatma Gandhi, Joan of Arc, Nelson Mandela, Louis Pasteur, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Steve Irwin.

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 13, 2023 - January 24, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teachers: TTK Faculty


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