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Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 2

Thinking Series Super Pack: Term 2

SKU: THI9+T2
$164.00Price

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

 

Critical Thinking: Brain Building Bootcamp (4 weeks)

“Creativity – it means to dig deeper, to watch better, to dive into the depths, to pass through walls, to light the sun, to build a castle in the sand, to welcome the future.” —Paul Torrance. 


An ordinary spoon and an extraordinary SpaceX rockets: what do they have in common? They were all invented once. During our lessons, we will learn how to think like an inventor, how to imagine the impossible, and even how to solve the mysteries of nature. 


Every lesson we will also encounter a riddle: try this, for instance. In the 1920s in Britain people suddenly stopped clapping for the plays and performances. Why was that?


During these 5 introductory lessons we will:

  • Solve riddles and brainteasers
  • Come up with solutions to open-ended problems
  • Invent and imagine
  • Play creative games


Creative and critical thinking are vitally important: not only these are skills that our children would need in their careers and future, but a creative mindset also improves content learning, increases motivation, and leads to deeper learning. Join us for “Think Boldly” which will stimulate your child’s mind in all these critical areas.

 

Geography Jeopardy (4 weeks)

Time for Geography Jeopardy!

 

Question #1:

This Southeast Asian country is the world’s largest island nation, but no one knows exactly how many islands it contains. 

 

Answer:

What is Indonesia?

( FYI: Indonesia attempted to count them all in 2017, but several differing figures still exist.)

 

Question #2:

Sugarcane was first chemically refined here about 2,500 years ago.

 

Answer:

What is India?

 

And our last question for today-

 

Question #3:

This Asian island nation experiences 20 percent of the world’s 6.0-magnitude or higher temblors annually. Earthquakes that size can (and do) cause major destruction.

 

Answer:

What is Japan?

 

An understanding of geography develops in children an understanding of 'place,' their own place in the world, and that of other people. Studying geography provides opportunities that nurture children’s vital interpersonal skills such as empathy, collaboration, and argumentation. All places and spaces have a history behind them, shaped by humans, earth, and climate. In this class, students will practice geography skills and explore countries, continents, and oceans. We will reinforce the memory of their newly discovered skills and facts with exciting jeopardy games with their classmates at the end of each class.

 

From the Indies to the Andes: Global Mythology (4 weeks)

Have you ever wondered where Thursday got its name? “Thursday” can be loosely translated as “Thor’s Day.” Thor is the Norse god of thunder, strength, and protection. So next time you’re going to arm wrestle someone, consider doing it on Thor’s day!
 
Join Ms. Eve as we learn more about mythology from cultures rich in diversity and tradition: Norse, Korean, Inca, Celtic, Polynesian, Egyptian, Hindu, Armenian, Slavic and more! We will discuss why Egyptians worshiped cats, who Aramazd is and what powers he holds, and why there are two very different types of Korean mythology. What is the true story of Maui and how did he help create the Pacific islands? You won’t want to miss this incredible journey through culture and country as we discuss the legends in mythology from around the globe. 

 

Transform the World Through Words (4 weeks)

"To be or not to be: that is the question” ...

 

“'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” ...

 

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” ...

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the road less traveled by”

 

“For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us."

 

"There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.”

 

How many of these quotes have you heard in the past? These are all the quotes of famous poets. And the last two? Who wrote those? If you guessed Amanda Gorman, you are right—the young lady who was asked to transform a country riddled with uncertainty and fear through her poetry at the U.S. Inauguration of 2021.

 

Classes will be peppered with opportunities to learn and practice creative expressions, funny tongue twisters, idioms and proverbs in English as well as in other languages (such as Hindi, Zulu, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish). We will use these fun experiences as launching pads to explore cultures and histories around the world through global poetry. Reciting a poem of their choice, students will gain the skills needed to effectively deliver poetry to an audience. The skills gained through this practice will be applicable throughout life, as effective communication is key when striving to encourage, educate, and inspire others, as clearly seen through the deliveries of great leaders like Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Steve Jobs. This class is a gift that keeps on giving.

 

  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 8, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 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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