The Talking Stick Blog

News, Updates, Program Recaps, and Homeschooling Information

Teen Open House: Monday, February 25

Talking Stick is hosting a Teen Open House on Monday, February 25, from 12pm-3pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 13-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. This Open House will take place during regular programming so you have a unique chance to engage directly with…

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Open House: Wednesday, January 9th

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 9, from 10am-12pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages,…

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Open House: Wednesday, September 12

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Wednesday, September 12, from 10am-12pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages,…

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Open House: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Thursday, May 31st, from 10am-12pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages,…

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A People’s History of the United States: The Color Line

We discussed the formation of racism in the colonies and considered the question of if racism is a natural human tendency or a manufactured institution.

A People’s History of the United States: Columbus on Trial

This week we conducted an involved role-playing exercise created by Bill Bigelow, Zinn Education Project co-director, called “The People vs. Columbus, et al.” Following the script in the exercises, we divide the participants into 5 groups; each group represented either Columbus, Columbus’ Men, King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella, Taínos, or The System of Empire. By working hard to defend each of these groups, the hope was that each group would be examined for its complicity in this crime.

A People’s History of the United States: Week One

We opened up the program this week by discussing our first take-home question: What Is America? And a wide-ranging discussion of the good and the bad ensued.

Two spaces left in our literature based Wilderness Class for ages 8-10

This fall, our Tuesday Making and Exploring program is digging into the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. My Side of the Mountain is an exciting novel about a fifteen year old boy who leaves New York City to live off the land in the wild. In this twelve week class, participants will study the book…

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New Talking Stick Math Circles for this Fall and next Spring

  It’s no secret that many kids say they hate math. Perhaps what they are saying is that they hate the way math is taught in the classroom. For many years now, Talking Stick Learning Center has offered a Math Circle to the local community as one of our supplementary programs. Our Math Circle has been recognized nationally and continues…

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How can you help children learn math?

It’s no secret that many kids say they hate math. Perhaps what they are saying is that they hate the way math is taught in the classroom. For many years now, Talking Stick Learning Center has offered a Math Circle to the local community as one of our supplementary programs. Our Math Circle has been recognized nationwide and continues to…

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