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Character, Plot, Theme, and Setting: Analyzing their Development through Various Media

Your students will hear from a Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, and Movie Critic as they discuss the literary techniques that famous Producers, Screenwriters, and Authors utilize to produce the next hit movie, play, or novel.

Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Concepts: Writing, Literature

Creating a Lasting Impression: The Art of Public Speaking

Students discuss public speaking with experts in the field ranging from Acting Coaches and Trial Attorneys to professional Speech Writers. Our experts share with students the various skills needed to be an effective public speaker.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Speech

Different Sides of a Story: The Memoir and the Autobiography

Discuss the styles of expression with experts in the field. Hear how Memoirs and Autobiographies are expressed from the perspective of a Photographer, Blogger, Author, and Poet.

Grades: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7

Concepts: Writing, Non-Fiction, English

Editing on All Frontiers

Students discuss with Music, Book, and Magazine Editors how the editing process for their favorite movie or song is actually very similar to the editing done on their history textbook. This Learning Unit brings the editing process to life.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Editing

Expository Writing: Using Facts to Paint a Picture

Excite students' interest in writing by giving them the chance to speak with experts in the field from Biographers to Newspaper Columnists. Hear about a style of writing that is indispensable in the professional world and drives success on many levels.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concept: Writing

Genocide and the Holocaust: Bridging the Past and the Present

The stories our speakers share with your students will last a lifetime. Students can ask questions of those who understand these topics firsthand and expand their understanding of the causes of genocide.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concept: Holocaust Studies

Getting to Yes: Social Decision Making and Problem Solving

Talk with experts about the uses of various conflict resolution techniques. From UN Representatives to Fortune 500 Consultants, learn how they are staving off the advent of world war to promoting a company's financial and economic growth.

Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Problem Solving, Communication

Lost in Translation, or Rediscovered Meaning: A Comparative Study on Books Turned into Movies or Screenplays

Discuss the process of how a book translates into a movie or screenplay with the Actors, Screenwriters, Novelist and Industry Critics who can describe and explain the process firsthand and how it works or fails to work.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Non-Fiction, Fiction, English, Drama

Poetry: The Use of Rhythm to Deliver a Message

Engage students in the art of Poetry by giving them access to experts in the field. Students speak with Classic and Freestyle Poets along with composers and musicians to understand better the power of Poetry.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Poetry

Research Writing: How to Target the Information Needed

Detectives, Attorneys, Scientists, and Web Experts share their talent with students in how to navigate a "research trail" properly to derive information that might be used to solve crime or to win the next Nobel prize.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concept: Writing

The Art of Speech: The Use of Different Forms of Writing to Convey a Message

Discuss with Attorneys, Authors, and Columnists the literary tools that are being used for all manner of goals, to becoming the author of the next classic children's book series to being the next great Supreme Court orator.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Concepts: Writing, Speech, Communication

The Voices, Words, Music, and Image Behind Every Narrative

Discuss the topic of expression with experts who conquer this challenge for a living, from Songwriters to Novelists to Muralists. Our experts share with students the approaches and tools they use to tell their stories.

Grades: 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Expression

Web 2.0: The Emergence of Information Literacy

Discuss the hottest technology topics with industry insiders (Bloggers and Developers) to get an understanding for how "information sharing", "networking," and "collaboration" have changed the modern forms of expression.

Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

Concepts: Writing, Media Literacy

Where Literary Skills Meet the Marketplace: Advertising and Consumer Rights

Discuss with and learn from experienced veterans in the fields of Advertising, Politics, and the Environment how they promote their agendas through the artful use of literary tools as well as the constraints on expression faced by the field of Advertising.

Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9

Concepts: Writing, Speech, Expression


A Different Angle Revealed: Geometry's Practical Applications

Our Aeronautical and Structural Engineers discuss with your students how geometry plays a vital role in innovation, from the structure of skyscrapers to engineering the design of record-breaking fighter jets.

Grades: 10, 9, 8

Concept: Geometry

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