Tag Archives: Hannah

Landscape Sketching (hannah)

Let’s keep sketching! This is a continuation of the fall class and anyone is welcome to join. We walk, talk, look, observe, notice, and sketch.

Philosophy II (hannah)

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

A continuation of the first term class, we will build on foundational concepts and explore new ideas. The class includes reading, writing, discussing, and working in small groups. Some philosophical concepts and thinkers we will explore this term include Kierkegaard, Hegel, Marx, bell hooks, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and free will. 

If you are interested in joining this class but didn’t take it the first term, talk to me.

American Lit: The Handmaid’s Tale (hannah)

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

 

In this class, we will read, discuss, and analyze the dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Set in the near future, the book is written like a journal depicting one woman’s harrowing experience living in a theocratic regime.

There was a resurgence in the popularity of The Handmaid’s Tale a few years ago when the former administration threatened women’s reproductive rights. This class will include writing analytical essays to dig deeper into what this cautionary tale is trying to warn us.

Soccer and Kick It (hannah and elizabeth)

Come kick it with us! In both meanings of the word! In this class, we head up to Yesler Terrace to kick a soccer ball and connect with each other. Whether you’ve played before or never at all – everyone is welcome.

 

 

Exploring The New Yorker (hannah)

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

 

Ah, my beloved periodical The New Yorker. I’ve been reading this weekly since high school, and so can you! 

This class is a mix of current events, reading, writing, and discussion. The New Yorker publishes long-form pieces about current events and social movements; short pieces about the goings on of New York City; profiles of interesting people; reviews of movies, music, theater, tv, art, and food; poetry, and lots of cartoons. 

In this class, we will read and discuss select pieces from the new issue each week. Those pieces will become models for your own writing, and you will practice reporting, reviewing, and other kinds of writing. We may even publish a PSCS periodical ourselves. 

Sapiens Vol 2 – The Pillars of Civilization (hannah)

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

In this class, we will read, discuss, and write about the second installment of the Sapiens graphic novel. This volume is all about the establishment of civilization and agriculture. Interestingly, recent literature has emerged questioning Harari’s theories about Big History, so we will supplement our Sapiens reading with some critique and outside analysis. 

 

If you’re interested in taking this class but you didn’t take it last year or you’re in middle school, come talk to me! 

Yoga (hannah)

We will continue to breathe and stretch in this class on Wednesday afternoons. Following the guidance of Yoga with Adrienne, this is a chance to go at your own pace or push yourself. It’s an excellent opportunity to give your body/mind/soul the nurturing you didn’t even know you needed.

Climate Science (hannah)

In this class, we will study climate change and how it impacts our planet, both locally and globally. The goal of education on the climate science is to become informed and invested in environmental stewardship to preserve Earth’s rich biodiversity.

We will be using climate curriculums developed by Boston Public Schools and Stanford to cover environmental and Earth science topics including: ocean acidification and sea level rise, carbon footprints and emissions, energy and systems, climate policy, and solutions and mitigation.

There will be both a MS and HS section of this class.