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History + Special Interest
"WE DIG HISTORY": RESTRUCTURING THE PAST RCEGN 8134C01
7/11 - 8/15 6:30 - 8:30 pm
How did the Woolly Mammoth go extinct? Were humans always on top of the food chain? This fun and informative class is an examination of the methods used by scientists to recreate past environments. It uses fossils and artifacts to take students on a journey back in time to explore Earth’s history.
THE SIX WORST SUPREME COURT DECISIONS RCEGN 8133 CPV1
6/26 - 7/31 10 am - 12 pm
The course will examine and analyze in depth six decisions of the United State Supreme Court which have been recognized as among the worst decisions ever made by the Court. These decisions are: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1856); Lochner v. New York (1905); Korematsu v. the United States (1944); San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodgriguez (1973); Bush v. Gore (2000); and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010). With respect to each decision, particular emphasis will be placed upon the reasoning set forth by the Court in support of its majority opinion as compared to the reasoning set forth in the dissenting opinions, as well as the reasons why the case is considered to be among the worst decisions in Supreme Court History.
Courses at Pennwood Village are not limited to Pennswood Village residents.
WORLD WAR II IN HISTORY, MYTH AND MEMORY. RCEGN 6330 CPV1
6/18 - 7/23 10 am - 12 pm
This is an introductory level history course on World War II, with an emphasis on critical turning points and myths that have developed about some of the events of the war. Learn about important historical controversies surrounding key elements of the war as well as most of the myths and conspiracy theories surrounding key events of the war.
Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village Residents
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) I RCEGN 8812 C01
6/3 - 7/22 6 - 8pm
This dual-purpose course will offer students the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and an introduction to the deaf community and their demographics through sensitivity education
plus book fee $13
GETTING PAID TO TALK: MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE RSBEN 0004 C01
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.
For a more detailed class description: www.voicecoaches.com/gptt
SEWING I RCEGN 8819 C01
6/5 - 6/26 6:30 -8:30 pm
You will learn the fundamentals of sewing which includes hand and machine sewing, how to select fabrics based on style and fabric. Sew a pin cushion and a pillowcase. Sewing machine required. Those who have taken Sewing I already, are welcome to attend and bring in incomplete projects to learn new skills and techniques.
DIY Workshop Series with HIP Chicks Beth Allen, Licensed Contractor, Interior Designer
WINDOW TREATMENTS 101 RCEGN 8137 C01
A DIY Guide to Dressing Your Window Beautifully and Affordable
We will tackle an essential layer in decorating any room in your home – your windows! Window treatments are important for function and desgn but do YOU know which one goes where? Valances verses cornices, panel vs drapes, shades vs seers. You will learn about using hard and soft treatments for privacy, light control and beauty. Measure and install basic hardware for common treatments.
CENTS-ABLE DECORATING RCEGN 8136 C01
DIY Tips for a Gorgeous Home on a Budget
Do you dream of a gorgeous new look at home, but the budget is tight? Cent-Able Decorating is what you need! Learn staples of easy, affordable, and smart design. We will tackle ideas for lightening, furniture, flooring, accessories, fabric and more. You will learn where to shop for the best deals (thrift stores included) and how to do clever DIY hacks for designer looks.
ADVANCED DIY PLUMBING CLASS RCEGN 8135
This class is focused on the next level of DIY. You will learn how to tackle more advanced plumbing projects including change a basic sink/faucet set up including valves and supply lines, understanding how to plan and shop for a new vanity, faucet, sink bowl; how to select, remove and install a new toilet as well as repair the tank parts. We will have a sink bowl and toilet present for hands-on learning.
WRITING & LITERATURE
THE CHARMS OF TRAVEL WRITING RCEGN 6976 C01
Whether you are thinking of preparing a travel narrative for publication or you just want to preserve your travel memories creatively, this workshop is for you! Travel experiences don’t happen linear, so why try to record them that way? Compelling travel narratives contain anecdotes, personal remembrances, encounters with culture, and conversations. In this workshop, we will consider some examples of fine literary travel writing and then try our hands at creating our own narratives. Bring a favorite travel photo along (on our phone is easiest) for one of our prompts, and a good pen or pencil.
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY RCEGN 4208 C01
6/5 - 7/10 6:30 - 8:30 pm
You will be introduced to a sampling of poems that span from the Shakespearean sonnet to contemporary works. You will join a small group of curious readers to foster an appreciation for this art form by learning the sound devices and use of language that make for a moving poem. You will also learn about the masters of the form, particularly the poets who represent the major poetic movements. Additionally, there is a workshop component of this course for anyone who interested in composing their own poetry