"Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things."--Jefferson

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sample overview of Journeyman and Master class content for different lenses

I thought I would throw this out for anyone who wanted an idea of what it could look like.  We insert classics (people, books, poems, videos, etc.) wherever they fit.

Reminder of Goals of levels:

Questions: Why do I want to learn about this? How does this relate to me? Why do I care? What does a principle look like/feel like?  Showing evidence for the principle
-Create a love and interest of the lens of focus for that week (while reinforcing the principle)
Purposes: Inspire, Serve

Questions – How can I learn to think and organize my thoughts? How do I find principles? How do I find evidence for these principles? How do I communicate those effectively?
Freedom to research knowledge of interest
Tools for learning in a particular lens and finding principles in what is learned and for communicating that truth

Questions – Where do I go for the best education? How do I serve others with my education? How do I present principles and their evidence in a beautiful way? Cultural Literacy (Breath), Classics (Depth)
Purposes: “Become” a classic by studying classics (not necessarily books), finding principles and evidence for them and applying those principles.
Communicating those principles in an effective and beautiful way.

 (There are specifics in the outline below, based upon books or particulars that we have chosen to focus on this year, like being able to be civil and identify fallacies as leaders.  However, you should be able to get the gist of it.)

Leadership Academy Lens
1) 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens discussion
2) Simulation to reinforce concept of month and leadership abilities
3) Leadership Biography to reinforce concept of month

1) Whatever Happened to Justice?
2) Application of what we have learned in this lens this week to real world
3) Civility discussion
4) Fallacies discussion

Geo-Conquest Lens
1) Focus on a continent (i.e. Feb-Africa and Australia):presentations
2) Map and timeline of relevant time and location
3) Focus on monthly theme/principle: biography, group of people, historical event, etc

1) Geo-conquest game (the youth come with questions they have made themselves from the material that has been presented in this lens this week in the classes, divide into two teams, and they see who can answer the most correctly)
2) Services in area/Application project for monthly theme
3) How many countries can you name on the map? (optional :)...)

Eureka Lens
1) Dr. Posin’s Giants
2) Math game
3) Experiment based on principles

1) The Math Book--brief sharing moment where the youth share one thing that happened during that time frame
2) Deeper experiments about the principle--more youth led

3) Math classic project/discussion about the principle

Imaginative Arts Lens
1) Artist focus--learn about the history of art (1-1 1/2 hours)
    a) picture study 60 seconds--study, think about it, notice, etc.
    b) principle to practice (i.e. use of lines, shading)
2) Spiritual Lives of Great Composers: focus on Composer or music from time period (15 minutes)
3) Art project about the principle (and inspired from the artist)
4)  Lit/Poetry project/book about the principle

1) Bringing their own art about the principle and showcasing what they did
2) Specialty classes(projects and art)
3) Literature--short story, poetry, language
4) Wanting to bring together all that was discussed during the month about the monthly theme/principle

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