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Novel Study- Underground to Canada

Registration opens Jun 3rd

Middle School

Jul 15, 2024 to Aug 8, 2024

CAD $100

Mondays & Thursdays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Teacher: Saman Ihsan

Underground to Canada - Novel Study

Course Objective: The primary goal of this course is to help students master the skill of independent note-taking and the art of answering open-ended questions. 

Course Duration: July 15, 18, 22, 25, 29  August 5 & 8

Course Times: Mondays & Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

“Underground to Canada” is a historical novel for young readers by Barbara Smucker. 

The story follows Julilly, a young enslaved girl who is taken away from her mother and dreams of freedom. With the help of the Underground Railroad, she embarks on a perilous journey to reach Canada, a land where she can be free.

The book has been a subject of study in many Canadian schools and is based partially on a true story. It depicts the harsh realities of slavery and the courageous efforts of those who helped slaves escape to freedom

In this course, students will cover:

  • Elements of Narrative

  • Types of Conflict

  • Parts of a Plot

  • Themes of Heroism and Slavery

  • Literary Devices, such as foreshadowing and personification

* Please note there will be no class on Thursday August 1st due to civic holiday.

* There are no refunds for summer courses.

Muhammad Ali

In short stories, we learned how to identify different parts of a story and the themes in the story. I enjoyed reading the short stories and found them quite interesting. In novel studies, I enjoyed reading the books and afterward having debates about topics in the book. 

It was really fun when we did impromptu debates because we learned how to prepare a small speech on any topic in just a few minutes.

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