Author Archives: Sam Williams

World Cultural Geography & World Religions (Sam)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

 

World Cultural Geography will take a journey around the world to learn about the physical and human geography of various regions. Students will explore the history of each region and examine the political, economic, and cultural characteristics of the world in which we live.

World Religions is a Social Studies course which will examine religion through a historical, social, political, and economic lens. Students will understand the connections between religion and society, and the many ways these two ideas are intertwined. By looking at both the origins of religion and our modern world, students will have a fuller understanding of the beliefs, culture, and conflicts surrounding the religions of the world.

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

Black History through Stories and Songs (Sam)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

Exploring the journey of Blacks in America offers a deeper understanding of a culture that is always fighting. So many people share accounts of both struggles and triumphs. There are many stories that we have heard, and so many more that need to be heard! Along with those stories are songs that tell of a painful past, yet share about a glorious future. This class will be about hearing both familiar and not, while gathering a better understanding of why this history matters.

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

World History, Continued (Sam)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Note: This class is a continuation from Fall Term. You can join for Winter Term whether or not you joined for Fall Term.

World History is a subject that explores the key events and global historical developments since the 1500s that have shaped the world we live in today. The scope of Modern World History provides the latitude to range widely across all aspects of human experience: economics, science, religion, philosophy, politics & law, military conflict, literature & the arts. The class will illuminate connections between our lives and those of our ancestors around the world. We will also analyze people, groups, and important figures who have not been credited in history.

We will uncover patterns of behavior, identify historical trends and themes, explore historical movements and concepts, and test theories. Students will refine their ability to read for comprehension and critical analysis; summarize, categorize, compare, and evaluate information; write clearly and convincingly; express facts and opinions orally, and use technology appropriately to present information.

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

EMC – Electronic Music Collective (Sam)

Note: This class is for students who have taken Digital Music previously. 

An exploration of composition, production, and keyboard musicianship through the use of electronic musical instruments, computers, and a variety of compositional, production, and instructional software. Students develop increased fluency in note-reading, ear-training, listening, keyboarding, and music vocabulary.

 

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.