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Why Do We Watch Films, Part 3: Perspective

Continuing with our series on the reason we watch films, the third article in a six-part series by Dan Brendsel considers the idea of a changed perspective.

 

To see through the eyes of others cultivates empathy and sympathy. Films allow us to...

Why Do We Watch Films, Part 2: Defamiliarization

In the second part of our series, Why Do We Watch Films, author Dan Brendsel focusses on the fresh perspective films can bring to our worldview.  Read on to explore what a new, or different perspective can bring to the conversation.

 

As a...

Why Do We Watch Films, Part 1: Discussion

During our first COVID-19 summer, most of us found ourselves stuck at home, and understandably spending way too much time watching television. Dan Brendsel shares some interesting observations on why we watch movies.  Stay tuned for a six-part...

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

In the 2013 film About Time (recommended for parents only), Domhnall Gleeson's character finds himself on the verge of losing his unusual ability to travel back to earlier moments in life. As a last hurrah, though, he makes a rather surprising...

6 Core Values of A Christian Classical Education

As we begin the school year in a time filled with uncertainty and wildly fluctuating news reports regarding COVID-19, its dangers and how best to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we wanted to focus on a part of Clapham that is unchangeable...

Felting Feelies Fosters the Habit of Attention in Youngsters

When I began teaching felting to seven- and eight-year-olds, I was curious to see if they could give steady, focused attention to the task. After all, felting, as is the case with all handwork, requires much patience before any visible results...

Encouragement from Our School Principal

Watch the video below for some encouragement from Mr. Atchison as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.

Meet Miss Nelson, Class Three Teacher at Clapham School

This summer Clapham School welcomes a new face to the faculty. Even though Miss Nelson started teaching at Clapham last Spring, we want to give our new C3 teacher a warm welcome. Whether you've already met her, or she's a new face for you, this...