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Theme Ideas
for 2024-2025

Time to vote!

Help us decide what our next theme will be!

Anyone can vote, even if you are not taking our classes. 

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Themes to Vote on

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Our Excellent Adventure

Done in 2007-2008.

Taking a Bill & Ted approach to discover how we can use the knowledge of the past to create an excellent future. We “kidnap” historical figures from all over the world and then learn about them, their time, and their place. We learn about conquerors, contributors, explorers, and liberators such as Joan of Arc, Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Billy the Kid, Beethoven, and Socrates.

“We can change tomorrow. It comes around so fast,

With one foot in the future. One foot in the past.”

Raiders of the Renaissance Minds

Done in 2008-2009.

Patterned after Indiana Jones adventures, we explore the Renaissance era, space, transportation, communication, and the arts.

Wishes!

Done in 2009-2010.

Inspired by the attractions at Disneyland, we leave today to explore the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. Visiting Disneyland is not required for taking the workshop and Minecraft classes.

The Magic of...

2016-2017

Inspired by the Harry Potter novels.

Learning Like Leonardo

Done in 2006-2007, 2010-2011, and 2017-2018

All about Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was interested in almost everything. This theme follows Leonardo's example of curiosity as the best learning motivator and explores a wide variety of topics, heavy on art and science. Topics include Italy, Renaissance, craftsmanship, art history, basic physics, flying machines, plants, animals, astronomy, geology, and weather.

Heroes!

Done in 2018-2019

Explore the Hero's Journey through five classic works:

  • The Odyssey by Homer (Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne)

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

  • Star Wars: A New Hope by George Lucas (The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken)

We could choose to use different books, at our discretion.

Adventure at the Museum

Done in 2011-2012, 2015-2016, and 2019-2020.

Inspired by the Night at the Museum movies. Topics include natural history, ancient civilizations, explorers, American history, art, and science.

Explore!

Done in 2012-2013 and 2020-2021

Based on "A Daring Guide for Young Adventurers" by Sir Henry Hardcastle. This theme is heavy in nature studies as we explore five unique biomes, including the desert, jungle, mountains, oceans, and the poles. In these places, we discuss survival, explorers, flora and fauna, lost treasures, and natural wonders.

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