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A Comparative Analysis of Government - Ongoing

Through an interactive discussion, learners will examine and analyze various world governments. Learners will use critical thinking skills to draw their own conclusions regarding the various aspects of discussed political systems.
Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World History
227 total reviews for this teacher
New class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

I have a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics that required me to take a number of various political and historical classes on past and present civilizations around the world.  I also have a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Sciences (history, political science, etc.)  I am certified by the state of Alabama to teach social sciences for grades 7-12.  I have also taught world history for over four years and have researched world history and its politics for 20.
Optional Analysis Questions will be provided upon request.
Assessments and/or letter grades are available upon request.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The study of world governments and their histories deals with some sensitive topics such as war, slavery, racism, religion, and genocide.  Religion will only be discussed in a historical context.

Learners will be introduced to multiple perspectives using peer-reviewed and scholarly sources.  Learners will be encouraged to engage in critical and reflective thinking on matters pertaining to the history of modern conflicts, security issues, religion, and economics of discussed governments. Discussions will be moderated, encouraged and closely monitored by the teacher from an unbiased and secular standpoint.

I take great care to present the content in an age appropriate manner.
Primary and secondary texts, writings and works pertaining to discussed political systems (i.e. written constitutions (those that have them), Magna Carta, Declaration of Establishment (Israel), etc)
Politics in Europe, 7th edition by M. D. Hancock et al
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis
Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy by Sean Jacobs, Jon Soske, Achille Mbembe 
Five Rising Democracies: And the Fate of the International Liberal Order by Ted Piccone
Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power by Aparna Pande 
Inside Russian Politics by Edwin Bacon
The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century by Bruce Dickson 
Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s by Jeff Kingston 


Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World History
Lives in the United States
Secondary Social Sciences
227 total reviews
278 completed classes

About Me

Hey y'all! My name is Janelle and I am a History teacher but not your average History teacher. History isn't just about dates and who did what to whom. History is about discovering the motives behind why a country/civilization/empire did what they...Β 
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