4 Days of Obscure Military History, War Stories - 1775 - 1945

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Michael DiMinno, M.A.T.
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In this four day course, students will learn about obscure military history from four of America's major wars - The American Revolution, Civil War, World War 1 and World War 2!

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US Grade 5 - 8
I have been teaching military history to elementary students since 2001 and parents have appreciated the approach I use given the age of the students. I try to keep our study away from the more age inappropriate topics, such as The Holocaust, harsh treatment of POW's, etc. It is not that these topics aren't important, it's just that the age range for these lessons (8-14) is a bit on the younger side, so I feel that they are better left to teachers of older grades. When I do get questions about the more disturbing aspects of the war, I might answer along the lines of, "these soldiers went into this country and did not treat the people there well," instead of giving specifics. Having said this, please be aware that these classes are about warfare and military history. One aspect of this is to talk about weapons from the corresponding era, and to discuss advancements in military technology. I don't handle any firearms personally, but we do discuss weapons and technology and I show pictures and videos when appropriate.

If your learner is sensitive to this kind of subject, and may get frightened or upset upon seeing a picture of a rifle, cannon, tank or bullet, then this may not be the class for them. This is a class about military history, and there is no way to avoid this, so please take this into account before signing up. 
Some sources for this course include:
Black troops in the Revolution, the Turtle and the Culper Ring:
https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/revolutionary-war-facts
Boston Tea Party Box:
https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/partners/a-box-worth-keeping
Molly Pitcher:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Molly-Pitcher
Deborah Samson:
https://explorethearchive.com/revolutionary-war-facts
Plot to Kill Washington:
https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/how-a-new-york-governor-once-plotted-to-assassinate-george-washington/
Washington and Ferguson:

Mourning and glowing wounds:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/seven-obscure-facts-you-didnt-know-about-the-civil-war-178230/
Lincoln assasination, Arlington, Death and Disease, Harriet Tubman Raid
https://www.history.com/news/10-surprising-civil-war-facts
Presidents in the Civil War, battles every day, 
https://blog.bridgemanimages.com/blog/some-unusual-facts-about-the-american-civil-war

https://www.historynet.com/the-marksman-who-refused-to-shoot-george-washington/#:~:text=Captain%20Patrick%20Ferguson%2C%20a%2033,pick%20off%20the%20unsuspecting%20officers.

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Hello, my name is Michael DiMinno and I have been teaching for over 20 years. I hold a Master's degree in Elementary Education and spent most of my tenure as a classroom teacher. Over the past 3 years I have shifted to remote small group... 
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$20

weekly or $80 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 20 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-15
3-10 learners per class

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