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Historical Fiction: Refugee – Monday – Spring 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 9

Monday, April 17 2023 @ 9:00AM Monday, June 19 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2023

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Monday, April 17 2023 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, June 19 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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+1 203 741 8570
Email:
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Historical Fiction – Refugee
$ 250.00
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“Some novels are engaging, and some novels are important.  Refugee is both.”   ~ Ruta Sepetys 

Three different kids.

One mission in common:  ESCAPE.

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

The class will be a combination of reading comprehension, history, discussion, lecture, writing, and projects (timeline and map).

BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE TOPIC, STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO READ AHEAD OF THE CLASS.

Students will receive approximately two to two and a half hours of homework weekly in the form of reading, keeping an interactive notebook and writing (informal journaling).

Ninth graders can be awarded .5 (1/2 year) English or Elective credit.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 1, 2023.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.





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