All of our classes are intended for homeschooled students, but new this year we have a few shorter term and/or one day a week classes that we hope will better meet the needs of some of our homeschool families.
Fridays 8:30 – 10:05 September 15 – December 15, Ages 10-18
Are you looking to add foreign language and culture to your days? Check out our great foreign language classes. Learn this important language through an immersion process! Students will work to develop fluency in French while learning about elements of French cultures from around the world, starting with right here in Vermont. Class time will include games, creative writing, cultural studies, reading, and performances as well as grammatical skills to reinforce what is learned. French is spoken in over 60 countries, and students will explore some of these countries through study of foods, cultures, and music. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning their studies as well as those who have some experience in the language. (1/4 credit class; $443)
Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:05 September 12 – December 19, Ages 10-18
Are you looking to add foreign language and culture to your days? Check out our great foreign language classes! Spanish is the third most commonly spoken language in the world today. Learn this important language through an immersion process. Class time will include games, creative writing, cultural studies, and performances as well as grammatical skills to reinforce what is learned. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning their studies as well as those who have some experience in the language. (1/4 credit class; $443)
Thursdays 8:30 – 12:30 (with 1/2 hour break), Ages 10-18
Studio art classes at Pacem give students a solid foundation of technique and design principles while still allowing for personal self-expression. Students also are exposed to both historic and contemporary artists as inspiration for their own work. Quarter credit classes will run sequentially during the year. Drawing and Painting: September 14 – November 9: We will start with drawing and painting to hone our skills and establish a foundation from which to draw. Advanced students will work on stretching their limits and taking their technique to the next level. (1/4 credit class; $443)
Facing History in Ourselves
Tuesdays 10:05 – 3:05 (with a 1 hour break for lunch), Ages 15-18, all year
This high school level survey course is designed to explore the times throughout history when societies were acting their worst, some people individually or collectively stood up for their fellow man.
Unit 1—Human nature. Using both sociological and psychological contexts we explore human nature—how we behave in groups as well as individually. We will use this information to build a template to explore bystanders and upstanders throughout human history.
Unit 2—Shoah. Using the information from the first unit, we will the Holocaust in some depth—how it came to be, the various ways people behaved; those who collaborated, those who stood up, and those who stood by. (Note: This unit is not a history of World War II, and the more gruesome photos, etc. of this time period will not be presented in class.)
Units 3 and 4—Student directed explorations. Both as a group and individually, students will use the information from the first unit to explore other incidences. These may include: genocides in Darfur, Rwanda, Armenia, apartheid in South Africa, the Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, anti-Semitism, bullying culture, etc.
(full credit class; $1775)
All classes accept late registrants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 223-1010 to register