Spanish, History, and Imagination
Brief Description: What will our daily lives look like in 2055? How will innovation and cultural evolution change our schools, ecosystems and natural habitats, architecture, modes of transportation, cities, food, fashion sense, and technology?
As we move thematically through quotidian elements of everyday life, we will study the history of modernity, look at how things "used to be" and make projections about how things will change 40 years from now, answering the questions, "Who will we be?"; "How will we live?" and "What world should we build together?"
Spanish Language Acquisition
This class provides a highly-engaging, novel framework through which the children will establish a broad base of Spanish vocabulary; the words necessary for everyday conversations. The class subject matter naturally facilitates work on future (and past) tense grammar constructions.
The children will make regular Spanish entries in a composition book, a written "time capsule" of their imaginings, predictions, and projections about life in 2055. This book may become a keepsake - something to save and reopen in 40 years - when, as adults, they will actually live the year of their predictions.
Days, Times, Location
Tuesdays, 4:25 (Palo Alto, near Embarcadero and Gamble Gardens), Class runs through August 30, 2016
Wednesdays, 4:35 (Palo Alto, near Embarcadero and Gamble Gardens), Current class runs through August 31, 2016 and begins a new cycle on September 7, 2016.
Children ages 5-12 years old
A minimum commitment of one calendar month is required. Students beginning after the first class in a calendar month will be expected to commit to the current and subsequent calendar months (i.e. student begins on June 10, the commitment is for the remainder of June and July.)