If I Were President – Grades 6 – 8 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Monday, January 10 2022 @ 1:00PM – Monday, March 14 2022 @ 2:30PM EST
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:6 – 8
Day of Week:Monday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
One person is attending If I Were President – Grades 6 – 8 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
What does the President actually do? Let’s take a closer look at what the job of President of the United States entails, how this position was created and what you would do if put in this role.
In this 10-week course, students will meet weekly to take an in depth look at how this role came to be, how it has changed throughout history, and what it really involves, all while evaluating how they would handle these different tasks along the way.
We will begin with how and why there are three branches of government, compare American democracy to other types of governments, learn the many roles that the President must fulfill, including the needs of citizens, discuss leadership and some past Presidents’ leadership styles, and finally create and deliver a speech about what our plans would be as President of the United States of America.
Students can expect approximately one hour of homework, which will be made of up reading, short writing prompts and preparing for class discussions.
NOTE: Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of FIVE students to run this class.
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Learning to love the past
History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.
Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!
Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents
We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.
He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.
We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.
Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!
During our family new year’s celebration, everyone completed a year-in-review questionnaire. One question asked, “What are you most proud of that you accomplished this past year?”
Without hesitation, our daughter blurted out “I learned to write a five-paragraph essay!”
Our daughter, who up until this past semester would only write science lab reports, should be proud of this accomplishment. She willingly dedicated days to completing required essays, and we owe this success to Lights! Camera! Action! class.
The instructor’s enthusiasm, instruction, encouragement and feedback all generated a newfound level of confidence within our daughter. Plus, the course spurred everyone in our family (including grandparents) to watch incredible movies, which normally would not be in our Netflix queue. The impact of this course reached beyond our daughter.
I would like to say thank you. My daughter, Laura, was so inspired by OTA’s Lights! Camera! Action! class. She WANTS to improve at writing instead of shying away from the process that she finds so difficult. She is putting her heart and soul into trying. I am seeing improvement and I am seeing enthusiasm that just were not there before. You have no idea how joyful that makes me. This latest essay was really, really hard but a bit less overwhelming than the prior two. Slowly the elements that Laura is learning in class are sinking in.
I appreciate all that you do for the class! Thank you!
Great class !!
Great class. Highly recommend for middle school, high school and college students too! Great topics to help anyone get organized and various ways to study!!!