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Profiles in History: Leaders who Changed the World… Both Large and Small – Tuesday – Fall 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 2 (mature) – 6

Tuesday, September 12 2023 @ 9:00AM Tuesday, December 12 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

2 – 6

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2023

Details

Start:
Tuesday, September 12 2023 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Tuesday, December 12 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Website:
www.opententacademy.com

Organizer

Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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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/her character.  I have included some people who stories you may not have heard, but they certainly deserve or admiration.  The goal is to connect with the person – not just the history. 

Each class is told in “storytelling” format.  The student will be immersed in the lives of the people we study so that they understand not only about the person, but also about the history, time period, culture and the way people lived back then.

During session one, we will learn about authors, inventors, statesmen, everyday people and war heroes that made a significant difference in the world around them and forever changed the future.  We will begin around the year 1750 and continue through the 1950s.  

This class will combine history, reading comprehension, critical thinking, reading activities, 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.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY 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.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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