Some questions you might have for us.
Q.How do you deal with different ages within the groups?
A.The class is structured so that all the Living History students can work at their own pace, in their own way (within reason...no dancing on the ceiling), without pressure.
Q. So how does this work?
A.We start with a opening activity to deepen the understanding of the discussion from the last class. The kids are happily engaged with this activity as soon as they enter class. There is a lecture, slides, and video clips, one in-class activity (building, writing, map making, etc.), more group discussion, surprise snack, homework given. The sessions are very busy, but the kids love it -and so do we!
Q. Do you consider different learning styles?
A. Absolutely! We are totally integrated in the teaching throughout your child's time here. We talk, listen, draw, sculpt, discuss, taste and calculate. Using this multi-dimensional approach the subject feels 'real' and retention is incredibly high! They truly care about the subject and become quite engrossed in the various activities and lecture content.
Q. Do you want to know about my child's goals?
A. We do. We want to know what your child is working on and towards, so we can help in any way possible.
Q. Who is the teacher?
A. Living History for Kids is taught by Professor of Art History Simon Pennington. Simon has taught Art History at Foothill College for the past 17 years. He teaches a broad variety of courses and is a very popular with his students.
Q. Why do you teach these classes?
A. We are a homeschool family who came out of the public school system with our children. We care about providing a very high standard of education that promotes a passion in the students to be curious, creative, brave and encourages them to think deeply and make broad connections across the disciplines.