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Teen Non Fiction Club

Every month we will explore a non-fiction source. It could be any medium such as a book, a documentary, a talk, or a podcast. Students will have the opportunity to choose the source and whether to join the club for that month's discussion and reflection.
By Stacey Piercey - Club Leader

 

Club Experience

Every month we will explore a non-fiction source. It could be any medium such as a book, a documentary, a talk, or a podcast. Students will have the opportunity to choose the source and whether to join the club for that month’s discussion and reflection.

Schedule

America Meetup: Mondays at 8:00am PST

Learning Goals

The goal of non-fiction is to learn something new about yourself and the world around you through the experience and knowledge of others. The goal each month is to broaden your ideas through the non-fiction lens.

About the Club Teacher

Stacey Piercey is Galileo’s Director of Entrepreneurial Learning and is an avid consumer of non-fiction books, documentaries, podcasts and Ted Talks. Having spent her undergraduate years studying history, anthropology and women’s literature, Stacey’s book collection has taken over her house and now has its very own room! She likes to torture her 3 teen boys with endless documentaries on topics only she finds interesting.

Other Resources

Prior to each month, all students will be provided with a form to vote on a predetermined list of non-fiction sources. Once a source has been chosen students are asked to join for that month only if they are interested in the winning source.

Time Required

Each source will be reviewed for a period of one month (3 sessions out of 4). At the end of the month (the last session) each student will be invited to showcase an applicable presentation representative of the source content. This will be largely left to the student to choose but could include a video, comic, audio interview, prototype, business pitch, debate, storyboard, puppet show, book review, poem, interpretive dance, mime (well maybe not a mime) - whatever they are inspired to share.

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