In this class, we will be looking at "comedies of manners" (comedies that satirize the etiquette and affectations of society) from three different centuries. The first play will be "The School for Scandal," written in 1777 by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, followed by Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest" from 1895, and finally going to the 1964 classic musical "Funny Girl." We will compare these plays by their themes, characters and humor. At the end of the week, you will collaborate in small groups to write and perform your own comedic sketches for the class.
This interdisciplinary digital course will investigate innovative ways in which contemporary Native American writers, artists and creators are reimagining and reaffirming 21st-century indigenous life and culture — and building a vision of an indigenous future — through a variety of “texts.” Our exploration will take the form of virtual hikes and museum visits, interactive maps and artworks, animated and live action films, poems, short stories, sci-fi, podcasts, recipes and more.
This course is only for students entering Grade 11
Storytelling offers some of the most immersive, gripping, and exciting experiences for human beings. Why can’t all writing have that power and pull? In this class, you will learn how to craft engaging personal essays written from the “I” perspective. Using model texts, guided reflections and prompts to look closely at their environment and everyday lives, you will have your choice of topics for several short essay drafts of your own; you may also incorporate visual and digital communication into your work. In the process, we will discuss the differences between the personal essay and the academic writing with which students are more familiar. An interdisciplinary offering from the English and History Departments, this course will also include Baldwin’s Director of College Counseling, Valerie Welsh, as a guest speaker.
Taught by English Teacher Dr. Sullivan and History Teacher Dr. Greeney
Let's step on stage to be part of the excitement that is musical theatre! We'll learn new songs, share our favorites and even create our own musical number! For both experienced performers and those just starting out, we'll build our skills with vocal, acting and even stage movement training. In addition to the excitement of creating scenes and learning new songs, Broadway actors will virtually “stop by” to share their stories and knowledge.
Have you ever wondered what the secret is to creating spectacular art? Mathematics plays an undeniable role in creating just about every genre of art. In this course, you will investigate the how math and art are linked using graphs of functions. To reinforce your knowledge of the functions and maximize their creativity, you will learn to design and create sketches using the graph of different functions.
The only way to acquire a language is to be curious and ambitious about acquiring it. During this week of exploration we will examine the art of short films, animated films, the popular dubbing industry and choose one long feature, with suggested works for home viewing. Assignments may include acting and improvising, writing a script and filming scenes in Spanish or dubbing your favorite English feature into Spanish.
In 2021, Pennsylvania will once again redraw its congressional districts. In this course, you will have a chance to try your hand at the redistricting process. Using digital mapping software, you will divide the state into congressional districts that represent a set of chosen values like competitiveness, equality and compactness. While learning to be active citizens, you will also be eligible to enter a statewide contest for cash prizes. No previous knowledge or computer skills necessary.
Taught by History Teacher Dr. Biss
This is a two-week session Week 3 – 7/20 – 7/24 Week 4 – 7/27 – 7/31
In this course, we will look at conic sections algebraically and graphically. Through this lens, we will identify some of the properties and look at the practicality and presence of conics in the world. We will use household objects to explore the various shapes.