US History

History Like You’ve Never Heard It Before—the Real Story Pandora Holds a Box of Options!

History is not dead. To quote William Faulkner, “It isn’t even past.”  Perhaps the universal rush to complete work combined with the declining quality of research and writing in our textbook is part of the problem.  If you divide the word into component parts, it literally means “His story.” It is the fascinating story of humankind, of real people struggling with the same issues we have faced since time out of mind, and which we face today: relationships, physical needs, security, and, above all, the need to be connected. George Santayana said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned repeat it,” to which Sir Winston Churchill added, “We must always look forward, but we have to understand our history in order to not repeat the mistakes of the past.”

OMNI offers a new class for the first semester of Fall, 2020: a serious, action-packed study based on so much more than standard textbooks.

Students will learn important skills such as note taking, making an outline and reading for key words—skills necessary in high school and college life.  Students will display what they learn with visual representations, share ideas, and wonder about “What if?” in American history.

September 2nd to January 20th

Wednesdays at 9:00 am

Grades 8, 9, and 10.

All materials included