children, one act per week, as we will be reading the actual plays, not a child’s version! We’ll be using the Cambridge School Shakespeare texts. These engaging editions have the plays printed on one side of the page and interesting notes, pictures, and facts on the left. Search the
name of the play and “Cambridge School Shakespeare” to find them (they cost about $10 each), and make sure you get the January 2014 editions, as they are a bit different from the 2005. We’ll read aloud and do activities, and we’ll also work on a “plain language” abbreviated version of each play, which the kids will write and perform. The price of the class is adjusted so you’ll be happier about buying three books. $90 or three payments of $33.
were formed in the fall semester! Despite being brand new to Quiz Bowl, they won many rounds, and we had three individuals place as top scorers. Skill in this game is cummulative, so this semester we will go deeper into the topics we’ve been studying, underscoring what we have
been learning. For example, during one week this semester we learned the presidents in order by number, but next semester each student will take five presidents to research more in depth. Quiz Bowl knowledge builds over time, and specialties arise from the students’ passions and
interests. Get your journey started! $100 or three payments of $40.
Cryptography Club (Virginia Harvey; firstname.lastname@example.org) -- Did you ever wonder how spies really keep their reports secret? How confidential information can be sent over the Internet? Did you ever want to send a secret note that only your friend will understand? We’ll start with simple Caesar ciphers to get warmed up, and then move on to substitution, keyword, and frequency analysis ciphers. We’ll learn about the Enigma cipher, the Navajo Code talkers, modern public key encryption systems, and how to hide e-mail messages in plain sight. Fair warning: this class does include some math, like finding averages and percentages. One hour of homework per week. No book required, just come with your minds and pencils sharp. $120 or three payments of $45.