NEW! 2021 Winter Break Programming
For Students in Rising Grades 6–8 & Grades 9–12
Great Books Online Session Dates:
Get the full Great Books Online experience in three short days in our new Winter Break program. The last week of the year is an ideal time for curious minds to recharge by engaging in deep reading, interactive discussions, and some plain old fun!
Join us for this condensed version of Great Books that will include pod activities, our core literature program, and, of course, the famed Hideous Cup of Poetry too!
Distinguished Faculty & Academic Mentors
The winter program will be led by distinguished college professors who also teach our online summer and on-campus programs. Additionally, students will receive academic mentoring from our Program Assistants (PA), who help facilitate seminar discussions and lead discussion groups.
Winter Program Schedule: Dec. 28, 29, & 30, 2021
|Eastern Time||Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday |
|1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ||Seminar One|
|1:45 PM - 2:05 PM||Hideous Cup of Poetry|
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||Seminar Two|
|3:00 PM - 3:45 PM||Discussion Group|
|4:00 PM - 5:00PM||Pod Reading, Academic Mentoring|
Winter Break Theme
Middle School & High School Students - Games and Players: Tuition $450
Among some of the artifacts and treasures unearthed in the excavation of King Tutankhamun of Egypt was a curious wooden board with painted squares. Archaeologists soon realized that this board was actually a game, one of the oldest. Similar boards were found all over the ancient world, leading to an inevitable conclusion: playing is just as much a part of human civilization as working is. Games, with set rules playable by different combinations of people, are unique to humans- but why? In this course, we'll examine powerful literary works and discuss this question, along with the ways that games and their rules can reflect important facets of our culture. We'll explore (and play!) ancient games like the one found in King Tut's tomb, as we read poems about basketball, stories about badminton, an excerpt from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and other texts.
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