Grades 7-8

July 11-22 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Open to students who will complete seventh or eighth grade this spring, these classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snacks, and a field trip.

Students will take two classes.

Course Descriptions

Cheese and a Side of “Ham”
Drama/ Improve- Amy Walker (Cheese)

This is for all the “hams” out there who want to try out their acting chops and stretch their creative muscles through improvisation.  Actors will begin with pantomime and then work their way to performing with props in various outrageous scenes.  If you like to act or be in the spotlight this is the place for you!

Outbreak Alert!
Engineering—Monica Meadows (Outbreak)

From: CDC Headquarters
To: Biomedical Engineers
Subject: General Viral Warning

We are issuing a general warning to be on high alert for outbreaks of highly infectious viral diseases. Instances of such diseases have been on the rise in recent months and local officials and biomedical engineers should be sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure they are prepared to engineer a response to an outbreak.
Remain vigilant!

CDC Headquarters
Atlanta, Georgia

Rocking the ’80s   CLOSED
History/ Pop Culture—Robert Meadows (’80s)

Michael Jackson, MTV, Madonna, Nintendo, Ronald Reagan, Back to the Future, Challenger Rocket, Def Leopard, the Berlin Wall, Mount St. Helens, IBM, and John Lennon all made a pivotal mark on one of the most iconic decades in U.S. history…the 1980’s!  Why does this decade matter?  How different would the world be if those innovations hadn’t happened?  Come discover the decade that changed everything.

You Are Now Entering The Twilight Zone
English—Bridget Shinn

The Twilight Zone television show featured some of the best short stories ever written.  Host Rod Serling was a master of the English language, using metaphors and similes to examine and explore social topics still relevant today.  As you they understand that film is text and can be analyzed in the same way a short story, poem, or book can be analyzed, you will explore characterization, plot, setting, conflict, suspense, irony, dialogue, genre, symbolism, and theme while participating in deep discussions of difficult social and historical issues.  Come create of a play, television script, or short story with the elements of the original television show: irony (verbal, situational, or dramatic), puns, suspense, etc.