MI 2017 Courses: Half-day PM
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The Courses


Eggstrodinary Art Mame loshn: An introduction to Yiddish Wanna Make a Language? A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Conlanging The Wonderful World of Quiz Bowl Yoga PM

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COURSE

Eggstrodinary Art

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Shannon Wallis (cm), Karen O'Hern, and Lucky O'Hern (dog)

LOCATION

HHS science room with sink

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Half-Day PM

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

Learn the ancient Ukrainian egg art of pysanky. For centuries, Ukrainians have decorated eggs to welcome spring. You will learn how to divide an egg, use hot beeswax applied with a kistky funnel to draw on eggs over a succession of aniline dyes, and create beautiful, heirloom masterpiece eggs. Traditional designs will be taught, but modern creativity welcomed.


COURSE

Mame Loshn: An Introduction to Yiddish

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Thomas Cochran

LOCATION

HHS

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Half-Day PM

ENROLLMENT

8

STUDENT COST

$0

This course will serve as introduction to the world of the Yiddish language. We will learn basic Yiddish expressions, its alphabet and the influence it has had on the English lexicon. We will also read and discuss classics of Yiddish literature (in English translation). Lastly, we will prepare and partake in a few Yiddish delicacies.


COURSE

Wanna Make a Language? A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Conlanging

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Kai Darrow and HHS Staff (TBD)

LOCATION

HHS Classroom

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Half-Day PM

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

Ever wondered how languages like Interlingua and Elvish were created? Interested in linguistics? Have you ever got so sick of this world that you just want to get away? Well, now you can make your own! This course will give you the linguistic groundwork for you to understand and create constructed languages. The rest is up to you! This MI will be largely independent/small group project-oriented.


COURSE

The Wonderful World of Quiz Bowl

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Gabe Brison-Trezise (cm) and Bill Murphy

LOCATION

HHS Room 125

READING(S)

Jackson, Matt. "What is Quizbowl? A Primer and FAQ for Newcomers." Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, 22 Sept. 2013. Web 2016. Jones, Tamara. "A Quiz Bowl Q: What Do Top Game Show Players Prize?" The Washington Post, 5 Oct 2004. Web 2016

TIME

Half-Day PM

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

This course will introduce students to quiz bowl, a popular high school academic competition. The course will feature quiz bowl specific seminars, tentatively on fine arts, literature, and U.S. History. In addition, the course will include daily practice sessions, Jeopardy! challenges, and a team tournament on the final day. The course is intended to be fun, yet intellectually rigorous. As a general-knowledge competition, quiz bowl offers something for all students, be they bookworms, science buffs, or pop-culture enthusiasts. We hope to arrange for an outside quiz bowl team to visit during the week (or vice versa) so students have the opportunity to meet peers from a nearby school. In any case, at the course's conclusion we will invite all participants to continue attending practices, and to compete for Hanover in tournaments in Vermont, New Hampshire, and beyond.


COURSE

Yoga PM

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Diana Shannon (cm) and Dotty Adams

LOCATION

HHS Library

READING(S)

Packet of readings related to philosophy of yoga

TIME

Half-Day PM

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

Relax, breathe, feel like you went away on vacation! Expand your mind by spending 30 minutes each day, reflecting and sharing ideas from inspirational readings. Then spend the rest of the class practicing yoga postures and relaxation techniques. Yoga can help you breathe away stress and have better concentration when taking a test. Learn ways to bring more focus, body awareness, and skill to your sports and other activities.