Session 3 Middle/High School

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Ages 12+)

CONVERSATIONS IN SPANISH (Age 11+)
Meets: 9-10 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Jennifer John
Supplies: the student’s Spanish book
FREE
This class will provide a guided/structured period where Introductory Spanish speakers can practice the Spanish Language with fellow speakers. This is NOT a comprehensive Spanish teaching class. Learners must be studying Introductory Spanish as a part of their current daily curriculum to participate.
ORDER IN THE COURT (Age 12+)
(Learning about the United States judicial system through mock trials)
Meets: 10-11 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt
Supplies Needed: Spiral bound notebook and writing utensils
Class Limit: NONE
ASSISTANT: NEEDED
FREE
Through trial simulations students will delve into criminal and civil law with motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. In the roles of attorneys, members of the jury, defendants, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases. They will learn to use statements of fact and witness affidavits to determine guilt or innocence. This class is designed to define the types of courts in the U.S. court system; explain how to carry out a mock trial; and introduce ready-to-use court cases, including all necessary documents. This class teaches critical thinking and teaches students how to weigh opposing points of view. The exciting results will motivate students to exercise their reasoning skills, polish their communication skills, and apply knowledge of the legal system.

BIOLOGY LAB (Age 12+)
Meets 11-12 IN THE UPSTAIS ART ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Jennifer John
Supplies: Microscope if at all possible, 3 ring binder, straight edge, pencil
ASSISTANT: NEEDED and Beckie Johnson
FEE: $15
This is a biology lab course. It will aid the learner in fulfilling the required lab portion of a high school biology course. It does NOT fulfill the requirement for the book/lecture portion of the class. During this six-week session, learners will explore DNA, bacteria, Protista, and fungi. Outside study of the above topics will make the lab work more meaningful. Vocabulary and study questions may be assigned prior to each lab meeting.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA (Ages 12+)
Meets 12:30-1:30 IN THE GYM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Christina Marchbank
No prerequisite required
Students may be asked to supply props/costumes
ASSISTANTS: Tiffany Lehman and 1 NEEDED
FREE
In this course, students will learn basic drama techniques focusing on improvisation, vocabulary, and staging through games, skits and lecture. No previous experience required, but a willingness to look silly, be placed in awkward situations and be laughed at is essential.

YEARBOOK CLASS/CLUB (Ages 13+)
Meets: 9-10 AND/OR 1:30-2:30 IN THE LARGE COMMON ROOM (STAGE SIDE)
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Deanna Parsons
No prerequisite required
Supplies: Laptops are strongly encouraged, but not required. DSLR cameras would also be helpful, but are not required.
ASSISTANT: Robin Wieberg
FREE
Yearbook participants will have the opportunity to photograph LITWHA events, learning day activities, and members. They will utilize online software to design a yearbook for LITWHA members to purchase. During the design process learners will be responsible for verifying and editing the yearbook.
INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – WRITING WITH STRUCTURE AND STYLE
LEVEL B & C
Ages: 12+ (CLASS WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR EACH STUDENT’S GRADE LEVEL AND EXPERIENCE)
Meets: 1:30-2:30 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Kenna Zeigler
Prerequisites:
Basic grammar skills and ability to follow directions in a classroom. Note taking skills will be a plus but are not necessary. All assignments will be scaled to the ability of each student. Parent is responsible for final grades on transcripts.
Supplies: Students will provide 3 Ring Binder, pens, and Notebook paper for note taking, in class work, and keeping handouts organized.
FEE: $10. This will cover a Student Resource Notebook and copies.
Description:
Using Institutes for Excellence in Writing program, we will cover essay writing and various techniques for “dressing up” sentences while incorporating note taking and outlining skills. Students will learn fiction and non-fiction essay writing culminating in a research-based essay presented at the end of the first session (Jan-Feb). During the second session (Mar-Apr), we will begin research reports to include proper resource documenting styles, elements of a research paper, and inventive writing exercises while continuing to incorporate styles learned in the first six weeks. The final three weeks will be spent developing a super essay and literary critique using all skills learned in both sessions. Final presentation for advanced students will be given orally.

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