African Art and Culture: Ghana

Have you ever been curious to learn more about African art and culture? Ghana is a country in West Africa, and this two-session course will introduce you to a bit of the art and culture of Ghana by looking at Adinkra. Adinkra is a set of symbols, each with their own image and meaning — much like hieroglyphs! We will learn some of the Adinkra symbols and the sayings related to them, discuss the long history of printing adinkra symbols, explore the contemporary practice of composing poems by combining Adinkra, and then end session 1 by giving ideas for Adinkra art projects that students of all ages can do with materials at home. Session 2 will be a gallery show and tell for students to report back and show others what they have created!

with Erin McDonnell

If registration for your class has closed, please email youthremotelearning@gmail.com to sign up for the class! We’re excited to have you.

Doing Science! Ethnography of the Crisis

Turning young people into their own ethnographic investigators. Giving them a few tools to document what’s happening around them in these uncertain times, and come together to try and understand it.

In this class, young people learn to think about themselves as social scientists. We will talk about what it means to create an archive of the present–exploring how what’s happening is affecting their communities. It also teaches them the value of history, and how they can play a part in creating an archive of the present, for future generations. (K-2, 3-5)

with Shamus Khan

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Writing Poetry: From Haikus to Shakespearean Sonnets

We’ll survey some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting poems and poetic writings from a diverse sampling of national and local traditions, we’ll talk about what makes these poems interesting, and then try our own hand at writing little works of poetry that use the same meter, social commentary and imagery.

with Trevor Heise

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You Can Train a Dog New Tricks!

Now that we are getting to spend more time with our pets at home, have you ever wondered the science behind training your pet? Using the principles of behavioral psychology, in this class we will explore how we teach our non-human friends tricks, how this works differently for them versus humans, and give you some tips on how to impress your friends with your pets’ mad skills!

with Tara Cornelius

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Basics of American Sign Language

This course includes the learning of introductory phrases, signs for various animals, emergency signs for emergency situations, numbers, and more. American Sign Language is a visual language and a great skill for any learner. This is a fun learning space and all children are welcome!

with Emily Warshaw

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