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Thinking Series Super Pack: Terms 1-2

Thinking Series Super Pack: Terms 1-2

SKU: THI6+T12
$320.00Price

Purchase a full year (32 weeks) of thinking series classes for only $10/session! This includes:

 

Fairy Tales and Fables (4 weeks)

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."

 

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!! 

 

We're entering through the gate of clouds to explore the home of the Greek and Roman gods: the great Mount Olympus! 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. Come learn about who Demeter was and how she oversaw the harvest, while Hephaestus furnished his fellow gods with weapons of war. 

 

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! 

 

Dreamers and Doers in Science (4 weeks)

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


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.

 

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.” 

 

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.

 

Detective Logic (4 weeks)

“It belongs to you, but your friends use it most. What is it?”

Answer: Your name!

 

Logical reasoning can improve our understanding of everyday life, and even help us change the world.

 

Here is an example of thinking without logic:

A cloud is 90% water. A watermelon is 90% water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon.

 

It’s easy to make mistakes in our thinking, so how can we make sure we avoid them? Luckily, there are lots of ways we can strengthen our brian’s logic muscles! Students will learn how to avoid those mistakes and to master other tips and tricks to ensure that logic is the primary tool used by our detectives. Welcome to the class where students, soon to become detectives, will learn crucial detective and reasoning skills! Logical reasoning can improve our understanding of everyday life, and even help us change the world.

 

As Sherlock Holmes might say, “There is no time to be wasted! The game is afoot, and we must have our wits about us!”


More Mythology (and More Wonders and Blunders!) (4 weeks)

It may be all fun and games on Mount Olympus, but that doesn’t stop the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses from wreaking havoc down on earth. Terrible creatures—Medusa, Cerberus, the Minotaur, Hydra, griffins, the Manticore, etc.—were created by the gods and goddesses of the Greek and Roman world as a result of their whims and wishes. The monsters of mythology do not stop there! Titans not only roam the earth, but one must also hold it up for all of time! 

 

You definitely don’t want to meet a titan face-to-face! As we learn about ancient mythical creatures and titans, students will have the opportunity to create their own mythological creatures and backstories! Solving the riddle of the Sphinx is just the beginning!

 

Poetry Explorations (4 weeks)

Poetry is so much fun! During this month, we will be reading poems, reciting poems, and writing our own poems. Poetry comes in all shapes and forms, varying from strict rhythm and rhyme to free verse, void of rhyme, and clear beat. This will be an experience to remember, as we explore poetry through a child’s eyes: the beauty of swinging, the consequences of bad behavior, the trials of learning, and the joy of overcoming. As we recite, we will work on improving our articulation and expression, as well as expand our memory—important skills that will pay off in spades throughout life. 

 

Explorers and Pathfinders (4 weeks)

As the spring and summer begin to bloom, it’s time to explore! Come learn beyond your backyard with explorers and pathfinders who discovered everything from America to the deep sea to the North Pole! It was not all smooth sailing, each explorer had to overcome immense obstacles in order to expand their knowledge of the ocean, land, or space! The word “Impossible!” does not exist in their vocabulary! 

 

Listen to the stories of women and men who braved the unknown and changed the world forever! We will be taking a close look at the lives of Marco Polo, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Sylvia Earle, Matthew Henson, Neal Armstrong, Zheng He, Amelia Earhart, Leif Erikson, Barbara Hillary, Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, Edwin Hubble, and Sir David Attenborough.

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 13, 2023 - May 29, 2024
    • No class November 22, December 13, 20, 27, April 3
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teachers: TTK Faculty

 

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

See more classes for ages 6+ / grades 2-3: thethinkingkid.org/grades-2-3


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