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Exploring History Through Silly Things

(ages 6-10) 12:15-1:30 PM Instructor: Lynn Gilbertsen

  • Ended
  • 275 US dollars
  • Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium (diagonally across from church)

Service Description

In this class, we will develop our understanding of the world by studying everyday silly things. Exploring one specific object each week, we‘ll see how and why humans developed them across time and culture, learn about human beliefs and needs, and see how they have changed. We will study objects like bubble gum, wigs, cereal, video games, ice cream, umbrellas, high heels, footballs, popcorn, zippers, and other interesting things. Our studies will include books on each topic, but the class is accessible to both readers and non-readers. Students will engage with pictures, timelines, and maps during class and will build their own long timeline, adding a little to it each week.

Cancellation Policy

We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class.  If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations.   Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.  There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class. There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class. The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded. Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given.  To drop a class please email IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event IPHG cancels class is canceled before beginning, a credit to be applied for future semesters will be given. Credit will be for the value of the canceled class.

Contact Details

  • 4057 N Harding Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

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