How do you teach students to become better writers, readers, and critical thinkers? How can teachers meet the Common Core State Standards while still encouraging thoughtful and rigorous classroom discussion and student work?
The above are only but a few questions explored with Steve Lazar, after being featured in a piece by Facing History and Ourselves. Click the link below to learn more!
January Intensive Courses at Harvest Collegiate High School!
Brazilian Language and Culture
This class will explore the rich and fascinating language, history, and culture of Brazil, the largest and most diverse country in Latin America. Over one week, students will learn essential communication in Portuguese to be able to hold a conversation. Students will also interact with exciting aspects of Brazilian culture: watching Oscar nominated movies (City of God, Central Station); learning to play Capoeira and dance Samba along with professional instructors; listening to the wonderful music of Caetano Veloso and Timbalada; going out to eat lunch at a Brazilian restaurant; reading excerpts of Jorge Amado’s Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon; and studying the history of slavery, colonialism, independence, and military dictatorships. As the Brazilians say, “este curso é muito legal!” – “this class is very cool!”
Collegiate Immersion: Preparing for the Ivy LeagueWhat do I need to do to get into college? How can I make sense of the college search and application process? To be on track for college you need to start preparing now. This course will immerse learners in “Collegiate” ways of thinking and writing as we examine together the steps along the path to college. Students will be taking trips to visit colleges. One of our trips will be a day-‐long excursion to Philadelphia for college and cheesesteaks! We will also learn about the financial aid process and scholarships, walk through the application process, and read about how to get into highly selective colleges like Columbia, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and many others. Take charge of your education by participating in “Collegiate Immersion: Preparing for the Ivy League” during January Intensive!