Uncharted Territory

Uncharted Territory

$109.00

Teen Focus 12+

The Uncharted Territory six-week workshops help students develop their reading, writing, and thinking skills while pondering and discussing the big ideas that our twelve-and-up students find so compelling. Each workshop explores a different section of Jim Burke’s reader, Uncharted Territory. In each workshop, students will examine essays, short stories, and poems that center around a single relatable theme: education, freedom, success, identity, decisions, credo, power or relationships. Students will explore the literary and rhetorical techniques of the readings, discuss the content of the material, and create their own piece of writing on the topic of the workshop.

 

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The Uncharted Territory six-week workshops help students develop their reading, writing, and thinking skills while pondering and discussing the big ideas that our twelve-and-up students find so compelling. Each workshop explores a different section of Jim Burke’s reader, Uncharted Territory. In each workshop, students will examine essays, short stories, and poems that center around a single relatable theme: education, freedom, success, identity, decisions, credo, power or relationships. Students will explore the literary and rhetorical techniques of the readings, discuss the content of the material, and create their own piece of writing on the topic of the workshop.

The theme of this workshop changes each semester, allowing students to retake this workshop as often as desired. The theme for Fall 2019 Session 1 is Power. The theme for Fall 2019 Session 2 is Identity. (This will be a completely new topic, so suitable for students who have taken Uncharted Territory before.)  The theme for Spring 2020 Session 1 is Credo. The theme for Spring 2020 Session 2 is Decisions.

Topics Covered:

  • Critical reading
  • Response to readings
  • Literary techniques
  • Rhetorical skills

This is a 6-week class for teens working at the high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Required Book:

Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session or for repeated viewings to provide extra practice and understanding.

Topics Covered

Critical reading
Response to readings
Literary techniques
Rhetorical skills

Challenge Level

Teen Focus 12+ high school level workshop

Instructor

Coach Cordelia

Reading List

Uncharted Territory: A High School Reader by Jim Burke

Usually Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites

Students should have a working knowledge of English grammar and be comfortable writing standard English, including proper punctuation, usage, and spelling. Frequent participation in G3 discussion forums is strongly recommended, as those forums increase comfort in and skill with sharing ideas in writing as well as serve as a spot to discuss the readings’ ideas. Essay Essentials or equivalent essay writing experience is recommended.

Available Sessions

Fall 2019 Tuesday 8am Pacific Session 1 (begins 9-3), Fall 2019 Tuesday 8am Pacific Session 2 (begins 10-15), Spring 2019 Thursday 8am Pacific Session 1 (6-week session begins 2-7)