Social Studies 2022 – 23

Road Trip Across the USA

Introduction class into US Geography

Taught by

Miss Jenni

Tuesday

9:00 – 10:00

Grades: 3rd – 5th 

Ages: 7-10

COST:  Semester Tuition: $265

This is a fun and exciting new class, introducing students to geography and the importance of learning about our nation’s states.  From the west coast to the east coast, we will take a road trip and learn about climate, terriane, economy, agriculture, food, state history, capitals and national symbols and landmarks.  Students will have adventures escaping to new states while creating a better appreciation for the land we call home, building a stronger foundation in American Geography and the importance of knowing our country’s beauty.   

Class Supplies Needed: 

  • Lined paper
  • index cards
  • colored pencils
  • markers
  • scissors 

Book Requirements:  National Geographic United States Atlas 

Teacher will supply class with activity sheets, workbooks and craft supplies (construction paper, glue, popsicle sticks, etc.)

*This class is a two semester course

CONTACT:   

Jenni Hauge

  • (626) 476-2337
  • jenni_hauge11@yahoo.com

 

United States Geography:

Adventures Through the US

Middle School Geography

Taught by:  Miss Jenni

Tuesday

10:00 – 11:00

Grades: 6th – 8th Grade

Ages: 11-14

Semester Tuition: $265.00

A much more in depth look into our geography and the history of our states becoming part of our nation.  Students will dive into the history of each state, where the state got its name, capitals, landmarks, symbols, native peoples of the land and much more.  Our class will be an interactive way for students to learn more about our country and its cultures, climate, terriane and people through fun games and presentations.  The importance of understanding geography is much more than knowing the direction, but a deeper appreciation for the beauty, symbolism and foundation of our country.  This will be a project based class, so there will be assignments, groups projects and presentations that students will turn in.  

Class supplies needed:

  • Colored pencils
  • pens
  • pencils
  • lined paper
  • index cards
  • notebook for notes.
  • Books Needed:  

Teacher will supply class with activity sheets, workbooks and craft supplies.

*This class is a two semester course

CONTACT:   

Jenni Hauge

  • (626) 476-2337
  • jenni_hauge11@yahoo.com

The Rational Bible

Genesis and Haggadah volumes

Taught by:

Lilly Witczak

Recommended grade levels – 8th through 12th

Class Begins:  September 12, 2022

Duration:  1 school year

Meets:

Mondays

11:00-12:00

A truly fun and informative class!

This course is designed to introduce students to the first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the oldest continuously celebrated holiday in the world, Passover, through the lens of Dennis Prager. Miss Lilli has studied Genesis a few times and was amazed at the clarity and the profound observations Mr. Prager details in his well-researched books.

It is not the goal of the class to convert students into joining a specific religion. All students are welcome, from atheist to conservative Christian to Muslim, etc.

 Students will learn the history of Genesis and the time surrounding the beginning of Passover. They will have some lively discussions and writing assignments about polytheism, the family, gratitude, and more. The pace of the class will be based on the ability of the students. If the class can cover more material, the Exodus volume may be added; however, this is unlikely.

 

The class will be meeting in person at EIE; however, if this goal cannot be realized it will meet on Skype. ….When at EIE, there will be a couple of amazing parties that students will remember and hopefully a quasi-sedar (Passover-ish, meal) which will include some of the traditional prayers in Hebrew.

 Books Required:

  •  The Rational Bible: Genesis by Dennis Prager
  •       ISBN: 978-1-62157-898-7
  •  The Rational Haggadah by Dennis Prager
  •      ISBN: 978-1684512584

 

Fees: $250.00 per semester plus books.

 

CONTACT: Lilli Witczak (626)232-7932 text only -or- email at: lilli.witczak@gmail.com

Intro to Psychology

Taught by: Sharon Chung

Thursday

11:00am-12:30pm

About the teacher:

Sharon has a BA in Psychology and a MS in Clinical Psychology, both from Vanguard University. Before she started teaching she worked as a developmental play therapist (using Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime method) and then as an ABA therapist (applied behavioral analysis), working with children with special needs.

She has been teaching at EIE Academy since 2014. She also taught American Sign Language, Psychology and Sociology full time at Maranatha High School in Pasadena for six years. She has a 6 1/2 year old daughter, Emma, 4 year old son, Daniel. At the end of the 2018 school year Sharon decided to resign from full time teaching at Maranatha so she can “stay home” and homeschool her children as well as offer Psychology and ASL classes at EIE.

Course Description:

Intro to Psychology will introduce the students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within Psychology. Due to the content of the class this is open to students age 15 and older (exceptions may be made, contact teacher to discuss!)

Course Objective:

This course is designed to be a general introduction to psychology. The student will become familiar with the various aspects of psychological theory and hands-on application. This course is intended to be engaging, relevant, and an interactive experience.  The exact topics will start with the basics of Psychology and then will be geared toward the specific interests of the class. example of some topics may include: child development, sleep and dreams, memory, drugs, and personality disorders. I hope to convey my excitement and love of Psychology to all of my students.

 Start Date:

  • First semester  9-8-2022 through 12-15-2022
  • (no class November 10th and November 24th)
  •  Second semester dates TBA

 Class duration, 2 semesters

 Cost:

  • Textbook rental and all materials included in cost
  • $375 Private pay
  • $450 Charter school

 Contact:

  • Sharon Chung
  • TeacherSharon77@gmail.com
  • Call or text 626-252-7273

 

CALIFORNIA HISTORY

Through 1930!

Taught by: 

Michelle Velasquez

MONDAY

2:00 – 3:30

 COST: 

  • $250.00 Per semester
  • $50.00 surcharge for Charter Funded Students

AGE GROUP:  4th – 6th Grade

This year-long course will help you learn more about The Golden
State’s history, habitats, ethnic make-up, and geography through
historical fiction. We will enjoy stories, activities, and field trips!
https://carriershellcurriculum.com/store/california-out-of-the-box/
(Social studies activities will supersede the other disciplines this kit offers.)

Included in this class will be “THE BIG PROJECT”! 

You can choose one of the following:
● California Mission Project
● Local City/County Project
● Not-So-Local CA Project
You will be required to build a mission or notable structure or landmark, create a tri-fold display poster, and make an oral presentation. 

Choose 1 of the 3 options*.
● When was it founded, discovered, explored, or built? Thoroughly describe it, including important titles, dates,
and the main persons and peoples involved.

● Where is it? Describe the location and surrounding land
including relevant geological features and habitats.
● Whose lives were affected by this and how? Describe specific changes, compare and contrast before and after.
● Current state and current effects on local community.
● Include pictures!

Completed Project due in May 2023 and must include model, tri-fold display board with written info and pictures, oral presentation of research to class, parents, siblings, or the community. May be turned in earlier.

Field Trips
There are so many places to go! I hope to arrange at least two so will be in touch about scheduling.

TEXT :  Books may be borrowed from the library or in audio or e-book format. I will read from Stories Combo
in class so you do not need it unless you want to have it. The chapters must be read in advance of when it appears on the syllabus. In addition to the items in the link, we will be
using other books, online maps, videos, and online
encyclopedias which I will access using my laptop. Students may also share resources from home.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES

3-ring binder with loose leaf paper; 3×5 white index cards
in bag or box; 
pens, pencils, eraser, scissors, glue stick,
colored pencils contained in bag or box

CLASSWORK & HOMEWORK

Work will consist of both in-class and at-home assignments.  Students in need of more challenge due to age or ability will be given additional options. Reading must be done at home in advance of class according to the syllabus. You may choose audio or e-books or actual books. See link above.

GRADING POLICY

I do not give grades, however, if a grade is required, assignments and projects will have a total point score and you will be able to figure it out based on the points received. Rubrics will be available in advance. Participation/Willingness to be in class is required.

CONTACT:

EMAIL:  eiecahx@gmail.com
I cannot always get back to you right away but will try to respond within 24 hours.
For faster response, please try texting  818-378-7642.

BIO:

I have a B.A. in Studio Art and an M.S. in Oriental Medicine. Since 1993, I have taught many different subjects- from health sciences to religious education and even sports! I have been a healthcare provider for 24 years and homeschool my two children.

 

Revolutionary American History

Taught by:

Dan Shippey

ONLINE ONLY

Wednesdays

10:00 – 11:00

Classes Start September 1, 2021

Recommended for grades 7th – 12th.

Description:  This class takes students from the Colonies of 1763 to the American States of 1783.  With a frim rekiance onoriginal sources Students get to experience the ideas, arguments and ats that became the American Revolution and the War for Independence.  Much fuller and deeper than anything taught in the public school, this class focuses on  undeerstanding the who, what and why of the Revolution, rather than just a collection of dates and simple facts.  This class will involve reading, simple note taking and in class participation along with creative projects researced by the students themselves.

A full two semester year.

COST:  Cash customers:  $200.00 per semester

              Charter customers:  $250.00 per semester

CONTACT:

American History Through Music! 

(Songs & Stories!)

Taught by:

Carolyn Forte

Fridays 

12:00 – 1:00

Classes Start September 10, 2021

Open to ages 5 and up (younger children may attend with a parent)

Description:   In this class we will learn traditional songs from American history and the stories behind them.  We will do a lot of singing, clapping and moving with great music while learning about American History.   Carolyn majored in music and has been a song leader for several decades.  End your week with music, fun and history!

COST:  $100 per semester (ask about family discounts)

Semester 1:  September 21 – February 1

Semester 2:  February 8 – May 31

Call Carolyn at EIE 626-821-0025

World History Made Fun!

Online with Teacher Cynthia

Fridays

2:00pm-3:00pm

ONLINE ONLY

  • Tuition
    $350.00 Per Semester
  • (Two 14-week semesters)
    Currently accepting registration for the 2021/2022 school year.

This is a one-year course that introduces the student to world history through the ancient art of major world cultures in a fun and interactive way. We start with the famous French cave drawings and walk through the timeline to include Egyptian art, Roman art, Greek art, Christian art and famous painters and inventors of the 19th and 20th century. The student will learn to read an historical timeline and understand what BCE and CE means.  Each week we will discuss the social, political and artistic events of the major eras in world history. The
lessons include lecture time, one or two short videos, a review of the weekly chapter reading, and a short drawing lesson by teacher Marisa on the ancient art being discussed that day. Included are sample reproductions of ancient coins, sculptures, and food groups from ancient times to expose the student to a virtual experience only found in museums or by visiting the ancient sites. The student will create his own family history timeline at the end of the second semester to show the student how he is part of
history. No homework is required, but there will be a reading activity every week. Should the parent wish to sign their child up for extracurricular activities to help the student with additional writing and comprehension, that can be arranged with the teacher at an additional fee. The class is for 9th -12 th grade. There is a middle school version of this class on the same day from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The grade level for this class will be 6th grade – 8 th
grade. Please call for more information on the middle school class.  Class fees are due no later than the 1st week of the semester. No refunds or make ups can be given for
missed classes. We do not accept charter funds. First day of class is September 10th, 2021, Friday – Online via Skype. We break for all major holidays. A holiday calendar will be given to all students the first day of class. Student must have a good internet connection and a Skype account for the teacher to call. The book we will be using is Holt McDougal World History: Patterns of Interaction.

  • Please contact Teacher Cynthia for more information. mychildsart@yahoo.com
    626-242-7410

WEBSITE:  https://mcaworldhistorywithmscynthia.godaddysites.com/

School House of the Grove

History Classes

COLONIAL AMERICA

Plymouth Colony

Taught by:

Cindra Barnes

Tuesday

11:00 – 12:00

Class Starts:         September 7, 2021

This class is suitable for grades 3-5

Cost:                          $200 Semester (includes all materials)

Contact:                   Cindra Barnes for information or questions at:

  •                                     cindrabarnes@yahoo.com or TEXT 909-993-2203 or
  •                                     call EIE at (626) 821-0025 (ask for Marty)

Register:   

  • At above contact information.
  • $50.00 deposit due at registration.  This deposit is not refundable.

Description: 

Who were the Pilgrims and why would they travel 66 days by ship to go to a place that had absolutely nothing? Learn what it takes to make such a voyage; the sacrifices, the dangers, the obstacles, the challenges and the triumphs. We’ll do this as we make a parallel trip to a deserted island in order to discover the answers to the commonly asked questions regarding the Pilgrims and some not so common questions. The adventure will include reading an actual account of a 10 year old passenger on the Mayflower and by doing projects and playing games. Travelers will take away an understanding of why the plight of the Pilgrims is such an important part of our American education.

COLONIAL AMERICA/Jamestown, suitable for grades 6-8

We do not accept charter funds at this time.

Colonial America /Jamestown

Taught by:  Cindra Barnes

Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00

Starts February 1, 2022

This class is suitable for grades 6-8

Duration of Adventure:          1 Semester (18wks)

Adventure begins:                 February 1

Cost of Adventure:                $150.00 (includes all materials)

Adventure Info: cindrabarnes@yahoo.com OR TEXT ONLY 909-993-2203 OR call EIE at 626-821-0025 (ask for Marty or Cindra)

Description of Adventure:          THE WHOLE COLONY VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE If this were the headline that circulated through Europe proceeding the first attempt to colonize a new land, I would be excited to sign up and make the second              2 month journey……wouldn’t you? What DID happen to the colony of Roanoak? We will investigate and re-examine the pros and cons of being on that second voyage. This will be our mission as we follow along in the America’s National Mystery Series; The Mystery at Jamestown. To discover the answers. The adventure will include games, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Travelers will take away an understand why it was so important to risk everything to settle a new colony successfully.

NOTE:  Even though the settlement in Jamestown proceeded the voyage to Plimoth, it was a much harsher and more complicated time which makes this class more suitable for an older crew.

We do not accept Charter Funds at this time.

 

We Spark Learning

by:  Ani Janbazian

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS NINA PASADENA?

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30pm for 2nd-5th grades

OR

Wednesdays 2:45-3:45pm for 4th-7th grades

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 12

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 

REQUIRED TEXT: National Geographic Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas (available used or new for $5-$15)

Join the Acme Detective Agency on the hunt for super spy criminal mastermind, Nina Pasadena.  She and her henchmen are stealing treasures, and monuments from around the world.  You and the other Acme Agents will follow the clues leading you through countries of the world, exploring exotic cultures and locations — all to deduce and track down the identity of the criminals and return the stolen goods.

 As Nina and her gang escape to different parts of the globe, you will give chase by solving clues and fact finding using your student world geography book (more info upon registration). Each case will take you to three continents, three countries, and three cities on your hunt for suspects.

 You will be given one Agent Special Assignment during the year (aka- a short research paper, and drawing task to work on at home) about a specific country that is a henchman hide-out. You will present your Special Assignment in front of the Acme team (oral presentation).

 Will we catch Nina Pasadena in the end?  Join us to find out!  This crime-solving class is sure to be full of mystery and intrigue!

 Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

 REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions?

  • Call (626)482-8963 or
  • email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

KIDS VID’S N’ REVOLUTION

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

11:45am-1:00pm

TARGET: Grades 2nd-6th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

Journey through the life and times of the American Revolution through the on-screen adventures of LIBERTY’S KIDS, James and Sarah –two of Benjamin Franklin’s young reporters.  Featuring the award-winning educational cartoon series, we use episode-inspired explorations and creations to immerse students in learning about our nation’s journey to freedom.

Classes will include:

  •     video comprehension guides
  •     weekly hands-on creative activities
  •     timeline of events

introduction to important people, ideas, icons, and inventions

Who are Liberty’s Kids?

James, a street-smart 14 year-old, takes the perspective of a Colonist. Sarah, a spirited 15 year-old offers the British point of view. As rookie reporters for Benjamin Franklin’s Print Shop, they compete for front page stories about events taking place in America prior to and during The Revolution. Their investigations land them, and their ambitious young friend, Henri, in many dangerous and thrilling situations.

Please note, this class is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, to accommodate the viewing of a 22 minute episode of Liberty’s Kids, each week.

Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

MONUMENTAL MOMENTS IN MOVIES, MUSIC & TV *NEW *

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00

TARGET: Grades 8th-12th

TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 15

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $285 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $310 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 

Students 8th-12th grade take a historical look at the defining moments of American pop culture, film, media, broadcasting and television through modern times.

 This class will explore the collective memories of a nation, captured through decades of film, music, television, radio and broadcasting. Discussion and summaries of these memorable moments will be accompanied by video or audio clips.

  •  Movies and actors that brought amazing stories to life…
  • Iconic episodes of shows that made us laugh and cry…
  • Music and the talent that touched our hearts or rocked our world…
  • Shocking news broadcasts that marked history…

REMEMBERING THE MOMENT…

When Michael Jackson’s zombie dancing video made Thriller the best selling album of all time.

When a man-eating shark strikes fear into millions, with just two haunting musical notes in Jaws.

When Dorothy clicks her technicolor heels in Oz saying “There’s no place like home”.

When the world watched as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon.

When Elvis Presley shocked T.V. audiences with his performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

When Lucille Ball hilariously rehearses a “Vitameatavegamin” commercial.

When a televised white Bronco car chase captivated the nation.

When Aretha inspired generations with R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

When we learned “Who is Keyser Soze?” and so much more.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

TRUE HISTORY

UNKNOWNS OF INDIANA JONES

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

5:15 – 6:30pm

TARGET: Grades 8th-12th

TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 15

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $295 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $320 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 

Students will learn more about the real history, archeology, locations, relics, people, and cultures, that inspired the adventures of Indiana Jones.  We will follow along with Indy through his epic journey, seeking to know more about the people, places and things that cross his path through each of the films in the franchise: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, TEMPLE OF DOOM, THE LAST CRUSADE, KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

 Each week we will watch a segment of film (approx 20-25 min.), discuss a real-life historical elements that are featured in the story, weigh the truth or exaggeration of it’s portrayal, expand the lesson using relevant maps, terminology, or timelines, and leave with a bonus Quest Challenge for extra knowledge on the subject. We will spend 5-6 classes on each film. Students will need to access Google Classroom for assignments.

  • What are the Crusades?
  • Who are the Knights Templar?
  • What is the Ark of the Covenant?
  • Where is the real city of Petra?
  • What do we know about the Nazca Lines?
  • Is a Sankara Stone a real relic?
  • What is the story behind the Crystal Skulls?
  • Is there a Hanger 51 in Roswell, Nevada?
  • Who inspired the character of Indiana Jones?

These are just some of the questions this class will answer!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS

The minimum grade recommendations for this class has been set partially due to Indiana Jones series being rated PG-13.  They depict gun violence, deaths, gross-out scenes with bugs, snakes, and blood, incinerations, and temple torture scenes that can be quite gruesome.  To read more about the content of this film series, I recommend CommonSenseMedia.org for their age-based reviews. 

 REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com