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Social Justice Movie Club – Tuesday – July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 – Grades 7 – 12

Tuesday, July 11 2023 @ 5:00PM Tuesday, August 1 2023 @ 6:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 11

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

5:00PM – 6:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Summer 2023

Details

Start:
Tuesday, July 11 2023 @ 5:00PM EDT
End:
Tuesday, August 1 2023 @ 6:30PM EDT
Cost:
$60.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone:
+1 203 741 8570
Email:
register@opententacademy.com
Website:
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Social Justice Movie Club – Summer 2023
$ 60.00
15 available

Grab your popcorn. Grab a seat. Get ready to have fun!

Join us to discuss “movies that matter.” Movies chosen are connected to social justice, history and social issues. Each week, during class, students will use critical thinking to dive into a discussion about a new film and analyze the creative process. We will analyze these movies looking for symbolism, theme, characterization and more as if a piece of literature. This is a discussion based class.

Students MUST watch movies prior to coming to class.

July 11 – Pay it Forward

July 18 – The Help

July 25 – Gandhi

August 1 – Gorillas in the Mist

All these movies can be streamed on the Amazon Movie platform.

NOTE: Registration deadline is June 25, 2023 There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5 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 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 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 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 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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