Fall Classes at Chesapeake College For Homeschool Children

Youth Programs
SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS
Bienvenidos!
This course is designed to help students discover the joy of speaking Spanish. During the traditional class, students and instructor will communicate in Spanish through a variety of activities and strategies such as reading, writing, cultural videos, games, works of literature, and music. This class is for students 7-10 years of age, with little or no Spanish-speaking experience. Class is limited to 20 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $90.

YHS 129 A F, 9/12-11/14/08
Registration deadline: 8/29/08.
4–5:30 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Ashley Hanifee

INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH – PART I AND II
Bienvenidos!
This course is part two of a two part course and is a comprehensive study of the Spanish language designed for middle and high school students. The course is designed to help students discover the joy of speaking Spanish! During the traditional class, students and instructor will communicate in Spanish through a variety of activities and strategies such as reading, writing, cultural videos, games, works of literature, and music. This class is for students 11-17 years of age, with little or no Spanish-speaking experience. Class is limited to 20 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $120. Textbook required: McDougal Littell, En espanol Level I 978-0-618-25057-8

YHS 125 A: W, 9/10-11/12/08 (Part I)
Registration deadline: 8/27/08.
4–6:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Jennifer Jefferson

YHS 126 A: W, 1/21-3/25/09 (Part II)
Registration deadline: 1/8/09.
4–6:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Jennifer Jefferson

SPANISH II-Part I and Part II
This two part course for Spanish II is designed to strengthen the four skills taught in Introduction to Spanish: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students will be asked to perform a variety of activities using real life scenarios such as at home, school, at work, traveling and Spanish videos. Culture, literature and geography will be integrated into Spanish II in order to give a well-rounded understanding of the language and communities. This class is for students 11-17 years of age, with little or no Spanish-speaking experience. Class is limited to 20 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $120. Textbook required: McDougal Littell, En espanol 2 dos ISBN 978-0-618-25063-9

YHS 145 A: Th, 9/11-11/13/08 (Part I)
Registration deadline: 8/28/08.
4–6:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Jennifer Jefferson

YHS 146 A: Th, 1/22-3/26/09 (Part II)
Registration deadline: 1/9/09.
4–6:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Jennifer Jefferson

THE PLAY’S THE THING – KIDS AND SHAKESPEARE
Join us for another fun session of performance and hands-on history as we work on a play by William Shakespeare. During our time together, we’ll produce a kid-sized version of the play – and we’ll also do some active exploration of the Elizabethan age through role-playing, food, games and other activities. This course will provide public-speaking and performance experience as well as thorough investigation of both the play and the playwright. This class is for students 8-12 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $90.

YHS 111 A: F, 1/23-3/27/09
Registration deadline: 1/9/09.
1:30-3:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

WRITING LAB FOR MIDDLE GRADES
This year-long course is designed to give students practice in a number of age-appropriate writing situations. Students will use WORD and EXCEL to compose and construct timelines, charts, and other graphics necessary to enhance writing projects for both sessions. This class is for students 11-15 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $90 per semester ($180 per year).

Semester 1 features writing challenges such as essays (narrative, descriptive, etc.), summaries, biographies, letters, and lab reports.

Semester 2 will focus on the research paper. Topics covered include using the internet for research, library resources, organizing information (outlining), and the writing process.

YHS 141A: F, 9/12-11/14/08 (semester 1)
Registration deadline: 8/28/08.
10:30 am –Noon, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

YHS 142 A: F, 1/23-3/27/09 (semester 2)
Registration deadline: 1/9/09.
10:30 am –Noon, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

PRESENTATION SKILLS
Even if you don’t want to be an actor, “performing” plays a big part in your life: college admissions, job interviews, toasts and testimonies, auditions, and just meeting new people.

This class will explore the many ways to address an audience, including recitation, dramatic reading, extemporaneous speaking skills, and persuasive speech. Students will gain poise, confidence, and valuable presentation and communications skills. Additional benefits to the class include exposure to some great literature and poetry as well as opportunities to “act out” historic moments, work cooperatively, and write for oral delivery. This class is for students 11 years of age and older. Class size is limited to 12 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $90.

YHS 148 A: F, 9/22-11/14/08
Registration deadline: 8/28/08.
1:30-3:00 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPY
This course will cover the basics of camera operation, settings, and composition. Students will learn techniques for better composed photographs and then practice them with assignments at home. Students will also be introduced to some basic edits in Photoshop software to produce a good print. This class is for students 11-17 years of age. Class size is limited to 10 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $70. Students must bring a digital camera and manual to class.

YHS 147 A: T, 9/16-10/21/08
Registration deadline: 8/28/08.
2-3:30 pm, 6 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Bob Miller

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING LAB
This year-long course is designed to provide instruction on rhetorical and research writing. Topics will include: research techniques, library resources, evaluating sources, developing a thesis, logical organization, synthesizing information, the writing process, style and expression, and persuasive arguments.

Semester one covers various essay styles (e.g. descriptive, informative, compare/contrast), emphasizing the writing process and organization (outlining) skills.

Semester two will include persuasive writing and the research paper. Students will choose a historical topic, formulate a thesis and defend it with coherent arguments and logical reasoning.
Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to use formatting/editing functions and create various kinds of graphics via WORD and EXCEL. This class is for students in grades 9-12. Class size is limited to 12 students. A minimum of six students required. Course fee $90 per semester ($180 per year).

YHS 143A: F, 9/12-11/14/08 (semester 1)
Registration deadline: 8/28/08.
4–5:30 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

YHS 144 A: F, 1/23-3/27/09 (semester 2)
Registration deadline: 1/9/09.
4–5:30 pm, 10 sessions
Location: WYE, TBA
Instructor: Nancy Kelly

ONLINE COURSES FOR PARENTS
Teaching Math: Grades 4-6
Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
Guiding Kids on the Internet

For additional information,
call Jane Thomas at
410-822-5400, ext. 300 or e-mail
homeschoolkids@chesapeake.edu.

Ed2go

Online Courses
for
Homeschool Youths,
13 years of age
and older.

• These non-credit courses are for at home study online only.

• Students will need an Internet connection in order to complete a course.

• College lab space is not available.

• Check course requirements, some courses may require software specific to the course you are taking.

• Many of these courses are suitable for Mac users.

• Classes may be completed over your selected six-week period—when it is convenient for you.

• Course prices and start dates vary; see the Website www.ed2go.com/ chesapeake for more information.

Courses offered include:

• Accounting Fundamentals
• Beginning Conversational French
• Creating Web Pages
• Introduction to Algebra
• Introduction to Microsoft Access 2003
• Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2003
• Introduction to Microsoft
Publisher 2003
• Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003
• Introduction to the Internet
• Keyboarding
• Merrill Ream Speed Reading
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
• SAT/ACT Preparation – Part 1
• SAT/ACT Preparation – Part 2

For additional information, call Jane Thomas at 410-822-5400, ext. 300 or e-mail homeschoolkids@chesapeake.edu

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