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“Bored? Got Stuff/Interests? Develop Hobbies, Collections and Expertise”
Kids share their hobby collections, sports or other activities, explore ways to expand or start new ones, learn how to preserve and display their treasures/awards and practice higher order thinking skills while building their expertise.
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"Hobbies Shared" (previously known as "Pack Rats" a common term for collectors) is conducted as a forum in which everyone shares their interests and experiences collecting things or pursuing hobbies. These sessions are open to everyone, from accomplished kid collectors to beginners, as well as, those who have an activity they pursue strongly. These will be dynamic, ever-changing sessions, deliberately limited to five students to allow for lively interactive discussions, sharing of...
Research suggests that people with hobbies, regardless of age, especially collectors, are seldom bored, have strong communication skills and are comfortable with intergenerational conversations. Pack Rat participants will: --Improve their understanding of what it means to be a hobbyist, collector, and the vital role collectors play in our society. In addition to enjoying the fun of collecting, they will learn why it matters. --Strengthen their interpersonal communication, networking, research and presentation skills. --Exercise important evaluation skills, including respectfully critiquing collections, and methods of categorizing objects. --Practice being a productive member of a group, brainstorming ideas for extending existing collections or suggesting new ones.
I’m known as “Tom the Global Guy” in Outschool. Elsewhere, I’m known as “Tom the Food Museum Guy” or “The Potato Museum Guy” as I’ve developed major food history-themed collections that have been featured in exhibitions in major museums, books and educational programs.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Tom HughesTom the Global Guy’s Global Awareness Lab
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I’m Tom (the Global Guy) Hughes, a retired educator who has taught every grade from first to 11th on three continents, starting as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran teaching English as a Foreign Language to high schoolers. But mostly I’ve...