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GBSP On the Road: Chicago to San Francisco

Written by Great Books on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

GBSP On the Road: Chicago to San Francisco

Remember the “Time Turner” Hermoine Granger used to get to all of her classes in the third book of Harry Potter? We are using one of those for our upcoming, whirlwind outreach trip to Chicago and the Bay Area. So many readers, so little time!

Check out our schedule and meet us for an informational session about the Great Books Summer Program! Enrollment is open, so schedule your info meeting with us soon!

2016 Info Session Schedule

November 14th

Chicago: Great Books Open House and Seminar 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM @ East Bank Clubof Chicago, IL

November 16th

Sacramento, CA: Winston Churchill IB MYP Shared Inquiry Sessions

Sacramento, CA: Winston Churchill Parents’ Session 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

November 17th

Palo Alto, CA:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Calafia Cafe, Town & Country Village

Orinda, CA:  6:30PM – 8:00 PM @ Peet’s Coffee and Tea, 63 Moraga Way

November 18th

San Francisco: 8:30 AM – 10 AM @Jane’s on Fillmore, Lower Pac Heights

San Francisco: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ Starbucks, 2222 Fillmore St.

San Francisco: Home Event hosted by Pearson family – 4:30 PM – 6 PM

To attend, you must RSVP to Melody Kasulis, Director of Outreach; 203-307-2217

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What they did on their summer vacation: At the Great Books program at Amherst College, reading is a joy, not a chore

At first glance, it looked like a scene from a typical day at Amherst College: about 100 students in a lecture hall, on tiered seating on three sides of the room, notebooks and digital devices like iPads at hand, while a professor stood in the well of the room, looking up at some of the young people seated above him.

The subject matter seemed a serious one. Discussion revolved at first around “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal anti-slavery novel that became a bestseller in the 1850s as the United States moved ever closer to civil war. “That was a time of growing division,” the professor said. “How different is our country today?”

In this case, though, it was early July, and the professor, Ilan Stavans, was wearing shorts and no shoes; as for the students, they looked a little young to be in college. They were, in fact, high school students, from their mid-to-late teens and from across the country and overseas, who had come to Amherst to do something not usually associated with summer camps: read.

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