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Gaming With Civics: GAME ON, CITIZENS!

Spring Session: 03/08/2021 – 05/29/2021   10 Weeks (No class between 03/29/2021 – 04/11/2021)

Class A: Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm ET

Class B: Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm ET

The first class is free to all of our students. The discounted tuition shown covers the remaining classes of the spring session.

Students will enjoy this fast-paced, innovative course to learn how the U.S. government works and benefits it’s citizens!  While using fun and innovative games, we will learn civic ideals and principles by working in teams to play fascinating games each week:

Quitting the Monarchy & the Boston Tea Party

No KING! The States vs. The Feds: Who Gets More Power?

What Are Our Rights?  Equal Rights for All?

What’s in Our Constitution? How Was It Decided?

The Bill of Rights

The 3 Branches of Government:  How to CHECK POWER!

Recognizing Factual News vs. Disinformation

Elections:  Rights, Responsibilities & Rewards

State & Local Governments & Their Relationship to The Federal Government

Immigration:  Who Gets In and Who Gets Citizenship?

We will begin with a short video and mini lesson and then divide into teams and begin the games! There will be easy, fun, quick homework, and the more you remember the better you will do for your teammates! Students who have theater or public speaking skills will relish this class, but newcomers are also welcome!  Younger students will enjoy the class as well, as we will work in pairs and in teams so they receive lots of help and support!  Great practice for English Language Learners! We will finish each class with a quick debrief & review, and then an overview of the upcoming lesson and how to best prepare for it.

So come join us and walk in the feet of the Boston Tea Partiers!  Debate legal cases in front of the Supreme Court!  Run for office!  Run a Law Office! Examine citizens’ rights and responsibilities! Learn facts about immigration and the balance of power of the three branches of government! Become media savvy!  Learn ways to distinguish facts (“truth”) from fiction (“disinformation”).

Teacher Bio

Ms. Mixon has taught Theatre Arts, Literacy and Public Speaking to young people for over 25 years. She holds a BFA in Theater from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Elementary Education from Montclair State University. She has taught in public and private schools, served as Education Coordinator at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and has taught at The Utah Shakespeare Festival, the George Street Playhouse, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Refund Policy

You get a 100% credit back to your Kooyaya’s account a week before the 1st class starts. After the class starts, a week notice is required and refund is prorated base. All refund is credited back to your Kooyaya’s account for future purchase, no expiration. For cash refund, 5% surcharge fee will be applied.

 

USD $445.00 USD $399.00

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