Classes Offered

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 begins in January, and many of the classes are full (students stay on from Fall term).  I will post updates later in November-early December, but check the homeschooling email lists for more specific updates.

MEDIEVAL HISTORY (Winter:  from the Eastern Perspective;  Spring:  Renaissance)   Various age groups

MEDIEVAL LITERATURE (High School)

US History and European History AP/Honors Style  beginning with the post Jackson years (High School)

PARANORMAL and HISTORY with focus on the US (teens)

ISSUES in the ANCIENT WORLD (Orientalism, Gender, Race, Colonialism, and More)  (teens)

GOVERNMENTS modeled on the AP Comparative Governments)  (high school)

The UNIVERSE (various ages)

European History modeled on AP European History, and beginning with the post Napoleon world (high school)

Again, please reach out to me directly for more information, or consult the New York homeschool lists (Homeschoolny, NYCHEA, Queenshomeschoolers)

Ongoing:  CONTROVERSIES

Controversies is a weekly meetup for teens interested in discussing politics, social issues and more.  It is not a formal debate class or team (for that, please see the postings offered by Michael Rhea, who hosts a popular debate class and debate team, the Word Warriors).  In Controversies, teens pick the topic and discuss in a (hopefully) respectful manner with their peers.  Free speech and open dialogue is stressed, and, yes!, there is usually an abundance of differing views.  I serve as the adult moderator, and do not interject my views or opinions, but keep the peace.

Controversies Club will be held on Tuesdays 5:30-7 pm

Ongoing: Film and History/Social Studies

Film and History/Social Studies/Humanities is an occasional class, most often meeting late on Sundays.  It features movies offering a gateway to history, and deeper topics in humanities and social sciences.   Students gain more background in the historical period featured in the film, but also a solid background in film studies.