The Way The World Works

Every day, important events happen. Yesterday changed today and tomorrow will change what we think of what came before. In this course we will discuss issues that affect us as individuals, as members of the Vancouver community, as Canadians and as citizens of the world. Understanding the way the world works is not a passive endeavor, so through discussions, projects and debates we will hone our ability to be effective communicators and critical thinkers about the things we care about.

Your Teacher – Lauren Bell

Lauren grew up in Summerland, a tiny town in the Okanagan Valley, before journeying to Vancouver to pursue studies at the University of British Columbia. The size of her town and her love for learning encouraged her to study how to juggle, rolla bolla, spin plates, throw knives, and even stiltwalk. Upon graduating from highschool she turned towards the more academic studies of ancient civilizations and the stories of the past. Now, with a completed Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in English, Lauren is tutoring English and Humanities at BrainBoost. Her favourite past times include reading, writing, video-gaming, preparing gourmet meals, and drawing.



How much does it cost?


When is it?

Tuesday 1-3

What are the dates?

September 12 – June 12

What ages is it appropriate for?

10 – 13

What credits can be earned?

Social Studies 7/8

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.