Deep Dive Modules to Bring Purpose, Meaning, and Love for Learning

August 2017– May 2018

Overview: Our monthly deep dive modules are based on historical themes with strong connections to science. Students will connect their learning through various reading, writing, and math activities. Our multi-sensory instruction will allow students to find purpose, meaning, and a love for learning.

Time: Each module will be approximately 4-weeks in length Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (2 hours)

Location: Engage the Brain office, 235 S. Maitland Ave., Suite 105, Maitland, 32751

Fees: $220/module (monthly)

Participants: 6 years old (1st grade) – 11 years old (5th grade) * Students will be working together in one group. Group is limited to no more than 6 students.

Instructor: Hello! My name is Sabrina. In 2003, I graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a primary concentration in American History. I have experience in a classroom setting teaching PreK and elementary-aged children. After leaving my teaching position, I worked at the Orange County Regional History Center, where I developed, researched, wrote, and taught curriculum to students K-5. As a Museum Educator, I also led customized school tours to public, private, and homeschool students and participated in various public programming, including the History Center’s Homeschool Days.


Deep Dive Modules
August: Early World Civilizations Let’s travel back in time to visit with the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. These lucky learners will get to discover the details of mummification, study Greek myths, and be intrigued by Roman architecture.
September: Age of Exploration
Be brave and join our early explorers on their first journeys around the world. Learn about map making, geography, weather, land formations, and the stars.
October: Early Settlers and Colonization of America
Let’s envision the people, places, and events back in the time of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth. Your learner will participate in hands-on lessons that will introduce the American Indians and the relationship between them and the English settlers. As a science enhancement students will focus on various types of water and their interaction with the land.

November: A Happening Place – Colonial America!
Whether the colonists lived in New England, the middle, or southern colonies, there was a lot going on! Learners will discover what life was like back in the colonial time. Learners will also love to learn how to grow their own plants.

December: The Road to Revolution and Cultures Galore
Let’s declare independence! During this month, our learners will travel the road that led to the formation of the United States. This module will also incorporate various cultures and customs with integrated cooking activities.

January: Go West Young Learners!
Let’s follow our maps to find treasures! We will adventure with Lewis and Clark learning about various plants and animals. We will make a stop in California to discover gold and learn about minerals and rocks. Come join us for this awesome adventure!

February: Sibling Rivalry – Civil War: North vs. South
Disagreements, compromises, and conflicts will be looked at as we learn about the Civil War. Students will learn about the North and the South and how their environment impacted how they grew their industries. Students will also learn about animals’ adaptations and habits.

March: Trails to Rails! Industrial Revolution is Roaring!
This month the students will discover the exciting growth of the United States. Students will learn about the latest inventions of this time, including the steamship and the railroad. We will also create our own simple machine with an introduction to physics.

April: The Ultimate Battle: World Wars and more!
This module will look at World War I and II and other U.S. wars. Students will discover the advancement in scientific intelligence, weapons, and other strategies. Students will travel around the world looking at the impact of geographical formations and weather. Let the battle begin!

May: 1980’s through Today! It’s totally awesome!
Students will love going back in time to learn about the best toys, devices, trends, and fads that made the past decades so much fun! Get your creative brain ready to try to invent the next best selling toy!