Dig Detectives (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Melissa SolomonUC a-g credit: NoLearn More
In this course, learners will be looking into the roles archaeology and anthropology play in unveiling early man and ancient civilizations. Archaeologists typically use photographs, writings, and any other form of documentation in order to learn about the past. They use that knowledge to trace excavation sites and it’s importance within culture. Through the eyes of archaeologists, learners will investigate how we are able to tell what happened the past (early man and ancient civilizations) through archaeology, anthropology and paleontology. They will also learn about the role deductive reasoning and inferencing had within making history.
Driving Questions:How can practicing archaeology strengthen our use of deductive reasoning?How do we learn from what others left behind? What will others learn from us in the future? Recommended for : Grades 6, 7
Divided We Fall: The Story of the United States and its Civil War (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Jenny SliderUC a-g credit: NoLearn MoreHistory is a story. Learn about our country's past by walking in shoes of the individuals who lived during the Civil War period. This course teaches history by encouraging students to walk in the shoes of a plantation owner, a slave, a freeman, a middle class northerner, and a very poor southerner. How did the United States come to be a simmering pot of conflict which eventually erupted into the bloodiest American war? Students are encouraged to learn from the past so they can realize how they themselves are also a part of history today. Recommended for : Grades 7, 8
Forensic Detectives (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Katie SotoUC a-g credit: NoLearn MoreForensic Detectives have such an important job! Imagine searching a crime scene for a single strand of hair or a clothing fiber in order to identify a potential suspect! Or analyzing a shoe print in order to determine if someone had been in a certain location. Without knowing it, we leave behind DNA and fingerprints everywhere! This quarter-long course will take you inside the job of a forensic detective including analyzing fingerprints, handwriting, and DNA!
Recommended for : Grades 7, 8
Introduction to Criminal Justice for Middle School (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Katie SotoUC a-g credit: NoYou have probably heard about the "criminal justice system" in the news recently. It is frequently mentioned by the Presidential candidates. In fact, if you watch the news, the top story on most broadcasts has something to do with the criminal justice system! In this course, you'll have the opportunity to better understand what criminal justice means, and how it can impact you! Over the next 8 weeks, we will review:Learn More
- The History of the Criminal Justice System
- A better understanding of the Bill of Rights
- The purpose of laws
- The role of the police
- Kids and the Criminal Justice System
- The Courts
It’s All Greek to Me! (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Melissa SolomonUC a-g credit: NoIn this course, we will study the world of ancient Greece! We will look into connections between geography and the development of city-states, types of government, Greek mythology, contributions of important Greek philosophers in the arts and sciences, the expansion of Greek culture, and Greek roots. Driving Questions for course: -How does Greek culture & literature influence our culture today? -What is the significance of Greek mythology and what is the legacy left behind today? Recommended for : Grades 6, 7Learn More
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Emilie EvensonUC a-g credit: NoThis is a combination Science/Social Science course. This course requires concurrent enrollment in both the science and the social science sections of this one quarter course. This course covers the early American Republic after the Revolutionary War. Learners will learn how young America creates their government and why they decide to expand west. This course also studies the science of human impact on land. Learners will study how early Americans used natural resources and their impact on the environment. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will explore the following questions: 1. How and why did the United States expand? 2. How did early Americans use their natural resources and effect their environment? 3. How much power should the federal government have? And what should it do? 4. How does the meaning of freedom change over time? Recommended for : Grades 7, 8Learn More
Medieval Times I (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Katie SotoUC a-g credit: NoLearners will examine the geographical, political, economic, religious and social aspects of the time period from AD 500-1789 in Europe, Africa and Asia through the view of a newspaper. Recommended for : Grades 7, 8Learn More
Medieval Times II (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Katie SotoUC a-g credit: NoLearn More
Here ye, here ye!!! Welcome to Medieval Times II, the newspaper that will bring you through the history of the civilizations that were developing from A.D. 500-1400, the 5th to the 15th centuries. This course will pick up where Medieval Times I left off, starting with the Renaissance period. Each section will be written as a newspaper article to cover a particular topic. Each week, we will explore a new culture or development with articles, videos and discussion posts. This course will cover the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
Pre-Requisite: Medieval Times IRecommended for : Grades 7, 8
Mock Trial for Middle School (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Katie SotoUC a-g credit: NoLearn More
Mock Trial- Middle School- In this course, you will take on the role of a prosecutor or defender in a criminal trial. We will explore the court system, the roles of everyone involved in the court, and the trial process itself. In your role as prosecutor or defender, you will have the opportunity to prepare your case for trial! Recommended for : Grades 7, 8
Pirates! (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Jenny SliderUC a-g credit: NoAhoy!! Welcome t’ me course on Pirates! For 8 weeks, you will be studyin’ t’ history o’ pirates. We will be lookin’ at: Pirates in ancient civilizations, t’ Medieval Period, t’ Golden Age (16th- 18th Century), and 21st century pirates Investigatin’ democracy within piracy Navigation techniques Global Positionin’ Research skills Tools for creatin’ a bibliography Recommended for : Grades 6, 7Learn More
Road to the Revolution (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Laureen AgeeUC a-g credit: NoFor 8 weeks, this class will be exploring the beginning of our nation along the road to the Revolution. We will study the major events preceding the founding of the United States of America and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy. We will focus on the following driving questions throughout this course:Learn More
- How did the development of the colonies lead to rebellion?
- To what extent did the Declaration of Independence establish the foundation of the American government?
- The French and Indian War
- The Stamp Act
- The Boston Massacre
- The Sons of Liberty
- Common Sense by Thomas Paine
- Paul Revere
- Declaration of Independence
- Other causes behind the Revolutionary War
Vampires! (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Kate WolfeUC a-g credit: NoLearn More
Myth may seem entirely fictional, but, most myth and legend comes from real places. Vampires are no different. This course traces the history of the vampire from its origins in folklore all the way through our modern day interpretation of the infamous creature. As we learn about the vampire you will learn valuable research, critical thinking and note-taking skills as you explore the history, folklore, sociology and psychology of the monster. Recommended for : Grades 6, 7
Walk Like an Egyptian (1 quarter)$130.00Instructor: Jenny SliderUC a-g credit: NoLearn MoreThis course explores the Egyptian empire from the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom to the conquests of the New Kingdom. This exploration of Egyptology encourages students to dive into Egyptian culture, architecture, religion and myth. Students will learn how to evaluate sources, process historical information and interpret different kinds of artifacts and documents. At the same time, we will get to imagine what it might have been like to live in one of the most famous civilizations in history! Recommended for : Grades 6, 7