About
Virtual Summer Session

Rising Grades 9+

Course Descriptions

List of 5 items.

  • Comedies of Manners

    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.

    Taught by English Teacher Dr. Forste-Grupp

    Available Weeks
    Week 1 – 7/6 – 7/10

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Back to the [Indigenous] Future

    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.

    Taught by English Teacher Ms. Greco

    Available Weeks
    Week 1 – 7/6 – 7/10
    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Art of the Personal Essay (Rising Grade 11 Only)

    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

    Available Weeks
    Week 1 – 7/6 – 7/10

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • The Perfect Blend of Art & Math: Desmos

    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.

    Taught by Math Teacher Mr. Campbell

    Available Weeks
    Week 2 – 7/13 – 7/17
    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Summer Time and the Living is Movies (en español)

    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.

    Taught by Spanish Teacher Sra. Faszczyk
    Available Weeks
    Week 3 – 7/20 – 7/24

    Fees
    $75 per Week

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday

9:30 a.m. to Noon

Summer 2020

Week 1 – July 6 – 10
Week 2 – July 13 – 17
Week 3 – July 20 – 24
Week 4 – July 27 – 31