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Thinking Series: Term 2 Super Pack

Thinking Series: Term 2 Super Pack

$180.00Price

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

Ethics 2: Using My Core Values and Conscience (5 weeks)
Creating personal ethics and crafting personal core values can be an academic process.

 

Putting them into practice, living them out, is a life-long challenge.  Standing for the hard right against the easy wrong—words from a prayer that I memorized as a young man—requires courage and inner strength.  The heroes of history, of our personal histories, and of the history of civilization, exemplify such courage and strength.  They also find their happiness and success bound to living out their commitments and core values.  This class focuses on developing character, understanding our personal ethical DNA, creating positive friendships, confronting the culture in which we live with a critical eye, and writing the first draft (in a life-long process) of our personal mission statement.

 

Personal reflection, discussion, and debate will mark a successful experience in this class. Please join us and make your contribution to your own character development and that of your classmates.

 

Note: Ethics 1 is not a required prerequisite for Ethics 2.

 

Night at the Museum: Global Edition (3 weeks)
From the Louvre in France to the Uffizi Galleries in Italy, we will visit great museums around the world and learn about the greatest art and artifacts from the past! Join us as we visit Machu Picchu (not quite a museum, but close enough), the Tanzmeisterhaus (or dancing master's house) in Salzburg (where the Mozarts lived), and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, where we will walk side-by-side with some of the greatest artists, inventors, and architects that ever lived.

 

Triple-A Geography (4 weeks)
Studying geography helps us to have an awareness of a place. All places and spaces have a unique history behind them, shaped by humans, earth, and climate. Studying geography gives meaning and awareness to places and spaces. It also helps students visualize history and increase their understanding of international affairs.

 

Join us on a brief trip to the Triple-As: Asia, Africa, and Australia (Oceania). Students will learn to identify all of the countries in Asia and Africa, as well as the major islands in Oceania. Is Egypt in Africa or Southern Europe? Are China and Russia next to each other or far away? Which countries border the Indian Ocean? Is Tanzania named after Tarzan? Ask no more!

 

Are You A Fallacy Detective? (4 weeks)
What is a fallacy? A fallacy is a mistaken belief, especially one based on an unsound argument. Fallacies are statements that might sound reasonable or superficially true but are actually flawed or dishonest. When readers detect them, these logical fallacies backfire by making the audience think the writer is (a) unintelligent or (b) deceptive. It is important to avoid them in our own arguments, and it is also important to be able to spot them in others' arguments so a false line of reasoning won't fool you. Think of this as intellectual kung-fu: the vital art of self-defense in a debate. As we learn about the many types of fallacies, we will use case studies to detect fallacies. Are you a fallacy detective?

 

  • Day and Time: Mondays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: February 3 - May 26, 2025
    • No class April 14 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty

 

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

See more classes for ages 11+ / grades 6-7: thethinkingkid.org/grades-6-7