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Around the World with Mr. Clark

Each week we journey to a new destination around the world to explore amazing countries learning about cool people, places, and things.
Clark Vandeventer
603 total reviews for this teacher
85 reviews for this class
Completed by 723 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
9-14
year olds
6-16
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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Description

Class Experience

Students will develop an understanding of global geography, historic trade routes, political ties and colonization.

In each weekly class, students will learn key:
1. People
2. Places
3. Things

Over time, as pieces come together, they'll develop a tremendous bank of knowledge in the field of social studies.

This is a true social studies course in how it is interdisciplinary. We cover geography, history, culture, religion, political structures, natural wonders and wildlife, foods. What would you want to do if you went to Rio de Janeiro or Tokyo or the Gobi Desert? These will be the things we talk about as we go to those places. Over time, the kids will be exposed to lots of different cultures, religions, political structures. They'll have a sense for where these places are in the world. They'll learn tips and clues for finding different places on a map.

Additionally, a goal with this class is to inspire a love for different places and cultures around the world and to encourage a curiosity to explore and learn about the world.

The facts we learn each week are cool, and valuable. However, the real value is in the perspective gained over time as students are exposed to a variety of places and cultures around the world.

Having taught this class for several months with many students enrolled continuously for 25+ weeks, I am also impressed with my students' overall understanding of global geography.
We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with my classes is to help kids develop an interest and appreciation for the world around them and different cultures. My classes draw from my own experiences as a world traveler. I've visited and lived abroad in twenty-two countries. Much of what we do in my classes is the same type of research I would do on a destination before I would travel to that country. I'm also the former deputy director of the historic home of President Ronald Reagan and in 2010 was a candidate for United States Congress and have a degree in political science from Indiana Wesleyan University.
There is no homework required. However, I do provide worksheets that students can use to fill in during class. These are great for work samples for students who have required work samples for charter schools. I also provide additional notes after class for students to go deeper on their own.
 1 file available upon enrollment
We use a program in this class called “Nearpod.” It’s super easy to use. You will enter the Zoom classroom as usual through the Outschool website. But we’ll also use Nearpod. You can download the app or just access it from your web browser. You want to be in Nearpod! I have tons of photos, polls, VR, and a contest at the end of class. It’s best if you enter the Nearpod before you enter the classroom. YouTube! I will usually show a 1-5 minute YouTube video during class just to break up the class. If YouTube is blocked from your device, you’ll miss out on this part of class. The videos are in Nearpod and each student will click “play” on their own device.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
When you enroll in the class you'll see my welcome message. Attached to that message I have a worksheet you can use to fill-in each week during class, if you want. It's a great work sample should you need one.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents, please note this class is designed for kids ages 10-14. Younger, more mature students will do just fine in this class.

Teacher

Clark Vandeventer
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
World Traveler & Fun Dad
603 total reviews
233 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Clark and I teach social studies and history classes, and help introduce learners to some of the great ideas and heroes of history and some of the greatest stories ever told.

We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with... 
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