QUEST 1 & 2
THE STUDY OF STATESMANSHIP AND LEADERSHIP WITH
WRITING AND LITERATURE THOUGHOUT HISTORY
PREREQUISITES: Pyramid Project or Mentor Approval.
RECOMMENDED AGE: 15+
CONTENT: Language Arts and Leadership. Learning essay writing from the class mentors as well as a personal writing coach to help you fine-tune and take your writing skills to the next level. Scholars will also read biographies of leaders to inspire the topics of the persuasive papers they will be writing. They will learn the and principles of Statesmanship and Leadership through the study of historical figures who exemplified them.
Quest 1 (Fall Semester) and Quest 2 (Winter Semester)
First semester the students will come face to face with great leaders from the past by studying original documents, historical speeches, and biographies. The students will read about, write about, and discuss the historical, governmental, societal, and personal circumstances that led these men and women to greatness.
Second semester the students will learn to find their own leaders from history or in current times who exemplify the traits of great civic leaders--Virtue, Wisdom, Courage, Diplomacy, Inspiring Greatness in Others, and Moving the Cause of Liberty. They will research, write essays, and prepare and give speeches on the lives of those leaders who resonated with them personally.
They will also work on improving their own leadership traits as they come to see themselves and each other as having civic duties, important roles in the functioning of society, and as people who can and will influence the world for good.
Each student will do a final research paper and coordinating project.
EXPECTATIONS: 15+ hours per week
MATERIALS: All books are included with tuition. Books are subject to change based on the mentors' discretion.