What in the World - Geography

12:30am-2:00am Mondays     Ages 8-10

How were mountains and canyons made? What was Pangaea? What are tectonic plates? What are the Seven Seas? In September students will explore Earth’s mountains valleys, climate, weather in conjunction with the rise of civilization. This is a project based class we will spend a good amount of time in each class using models, maps and experiments to explore our world. We will also delve into map and chart reading, using maps to plot a course and cartography. In the winter and spring term we will start exploring current political boundaries and cultures in addition to continuing our study of physical geography. Students will have simple research projects for this unit. In the spring we will also start looking at humanity’s effect on earth.

Teacher: Tinamarie Panyard

Tinamarie Panyard is a professional storyteller (and mom to her delightful daughter Lottie). She has been working with children and adults throughout the country for over 25 years.  She spent 20 years in New York public and private schools as a teaching artist working with children and families, teaching geography, cultural studies, facilitating literacy, family literacy workshops and community building through drama, puppetry, mask making and storytelling.  Tinamarie has toured through schools around the country working with children on violence prevention and literacy programs. She was the Fringe Jr. Director of the New York International Fringe Festival for three years.  She also did a stint on Wall Street as a corporate writer. She has been the Operating Director of Different Directions since 2013.


Fall 2019: $350 14 days

Sept. 9th,16th,23rd,30th Oct. 7th,14th (Field Trip) 21st (Field Trip),28th, Nov 4Th,11th,18th,25th, Dec 2nd,9th,16th

No Classes Sept. 30th Rosh Hashana, ,


Winter 2020: $250 10 Days

Jan 6th, 13th , 27th Feb 3rd, 10th, 24th March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

No classes Jan 20th MLKD and Feb 17th (Winter Break


Spring 2020 : $225 9 Days

March 30th April 6th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, June 1st, 8th

No Class April 13th (Spring Break) May 25th Memorial Day