[I am including the course catalogue here of JanTerm Courses from this January at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Even a cursory read through the course descriptions reveals the interdisciplinary focus of much of our JanTerm work. Other themes become apparent as well, including pushing out the boundaries of what has traditionally defined our campus. With this lens, the campus becomes not simply a single place, an address, but the community in which we live and the world beyond.] AP ChemistryOvernight travel: No Evening obligations: No. For Grade 10The AP examination administered in May represents the culmination of college-level work in chemistry. After completing introductory topics in chemistry, JanTerm provides the additional time necessary to connect and relate knowledge across various scales, concepts, and representations in and across domains. Students continue to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills. Along with laboratory investigations, field trips will help relate the chemistry concepts to the world around us. Required of and open only to students currently enrolled in AP Chemistry. Appalachia: History, Music, CultureOvernight travel: January 11-14, 2015 Evening obligations: No. For grades 11 and 12Satisfies the History requirement for Class of 2015 & Class of 2016“Appalachia” tends to conjure up images in people’s minds: of poverty, of natural beauty, of economic deprivation, and of music. This interdisciplinary course seeks to introduce students to this famous area of the Southeast. The emphasis of the course will be on culture: history, music, literature, and more specifically, how those have been exaggerated and stereotyped in American culture.
- 1) Learn about the field of CAD (computer-assisted design) systems and in particular will learn how to use OPENSCAD software for creating solid 3D CAD models;
- 2) Build (in teams) Rostock “Delta” style 3D printers that will allow them to print models;
- 3) Learn some of the fundamentals of architectural design and study the work of severalcontemporary architects;
- 4) Design and, using the 3-D printers, print the component pieces of a 3D model of abuilding;
- 5) As a service component, donate some of the constructed 3D printers to schools that donot currently have the budgets for this transformational technology.