Profiles from History: Stories of Those Who are Worthy of Remembrance – Grades 3 – 5 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Wednesday, January 12 2022 @ 9:00AM – Wednesday, March 16 2022 @ 10:30AM EST
Instructor:Eva Goldstein – Meola
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:3 – 5
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)
One person is attending Profiles from History: Stories of Those Who are Worthy of Remembrance – Grades 3 – 5 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
The greatest connection we can have throughout history is the human one. Together, in Profiles in History, the students and I will take a unique perspective on each historical figure by sharing some of the lesser-known facts that you may not have heard before. As we learn about each individual, we will focus on the strength of his character. The goal is to connect with the person – not just the history.
During session two, we will learn about inventors, artists, statesmen and explorers that made a significant difference in the world around them and forever changed the future. We will begin in the year 1200 and continue through 1890.
During this class, students will also learn beginning IEW WRITING techniques to enhance their learning. Although not a formal writing class, students will be taught from Units I, II and IV in IEW’s Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. This will expose them to taking notes, verbal rehearsals, non-fiction summaries and report writing. Additionally, students will apply the rules of banned words and be taught some stylistic techniques.
There will also be a “Create Like Michelangelo” project for those who are a bit more “creative minded” as well as an independent research project. This class will combine history, reading comprehension, reading activities, writing, geography, timelines and creativity! I can’t wait to have your child join me in this fabulous adventure meeting people from all different times and places.
Homework is approximately 2 hours weekly. Activities include pre-reading text, adding to the timeline, adding to the world map and creating a mind map.
This class is DIFFERENT from the SPRING 2022 class.
Each sessions we cover DIFFERENT people, stories and writing assignments!
NOTE: Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance
I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.
My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.
Organization Leads to Dreams
My 12 year old son took this class this summer in preparation for more complicated classes in middle school and high school. I had assumed time management, use of highlighters, reading texts for comprehension, how to study for a midterm. Sure, all that was introduced, but more significantly, techniques for planning meant my son started to think and dream about his own future! What he would like to do over the next 2 years – 5 years -longer. Thanks Eva!
Incredible class. This class helped me understand and perfect key studying and test taking concepts. I had a really good time and this has definitely made me a better student.
An excellent course!
Study Skills with Eva Goldstein-Meola was an incredibly beneficial class! We learned about different study methods, how to be motivated, having an organized study space and so much more! A highly recommended course for anyone wanting to be an effective student.
Thanks, Mrs. Eva!