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Great Books Summer Program

  • December 03, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago

Great Books Summer Program Shared Inquiry Discussion & Info Session with Dr. Steven Volk

The time-honored teaching method of Shared Inquiry dates back to the days of Socrates. It builds the crucial habits of close, reflective, analytical reading and critical thinking. It also teaches empathy and communication skills as students engage together in probing dialog, in civil discourse, about the big ideas that shape our lives and world.

Take part in a Shared inquiry discussion led by an award-winning professor, Dr. Steven Volk, and learn about Great Books Summer Program. Great Books gathers together exceptional middle and high-school students from around the world to read, discuss, and debate great works of literature each summer in day and residential programs. With locations on six beautiful college campuses, Writer’s Workshop programs, and a faculty of world-class scholars, Great Books is an educational experience like no other for avid readers, inquisitive thinkers, and aspiring writers! Find out more at RSVP to

Recommended for parents and teachers of students in grade 5 through grade 11. (Please bring the students too!) Walk-ins are welcome!

About the speaker: Dr. Steven Volk is Professor of History Emeritus at Oberlin College and the Founding Director of Oberlin College Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. In 2011, Dr. Volk was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Volk was also presented with an award of official recognition from the government of Chile for working to restore democracy in Chile.


Sulzer Regional Library

4455 N. Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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