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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Reading Course

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This mini-course, centered around the fictionalized biography, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, is designed for students aged 9 - 12. The mini-course offers a video introduction, course objectives, and a chapter by chapter literature accompaniment to the novel.

Written by Dr. Deena Amiry - a master teacher with a doctorate degree in literature - the literature accompaniment introduces students to a number of important topics related to literary analysis. This mini-course is the perfect introduction for any reader looking to understand the basics of literary analysis, using a book that is a favorite of children around the world.

Please note that parents will need to purchase the novel in order to make use of this literature accompaniment guide.

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Your Instructor


Dr. Deena Amiry
Dr. Deena Amiry
Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages.
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century. In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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