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Bet You Didn't Know History: Crazy War Stories

Kristy Stille
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(308)
We'll learn some crazy, though true, stories about wars that the United States has been involved in, which have had an affect on world history in this self paced course.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Beginner - Intermediate Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Howland Island as part of WWII
Howland Island, a remote coral island located in the central Pacific Ocean, holds significance as the intended destination for Amelia Earhart during her ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. However, understanding the origins of Howland Island and its suitability as a potential landing site for Earhart requires delving into its complete history.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Ghost Army of WWII
During World War II, the United States employed a clever tactic known as the "Ghost Army" to deceive the enemy about the presence and movements of American troops. The Ghost Army was a specialized unit comprised of artists, designers, engineers, and other creative individuals who utilized a combination of theatrical techniques, camouflage, and misinformation to create the illusion of a larger military force than actually existed.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Ice Ship of WWII
How can we travel across an icy ocean? With a ship made out of ice, of course. Learn how Canada helped the allies develop of innovative technologies and vessels designed to navigate icy waters effectively.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Tomb of the Unknown as part of the Vietnam War
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery is a monument dedicated to the memory of unidentified American soldiers who have died in combat. The tradition of honoring unknown soldiers dates back to World War I, but the origins of the Tomb of the Unknowns specifically trace back to the aftermath of World War I and the desire to memorialize those whose remains could not be identified. Let's learn what makes the US Tomb of the Unknown unique.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Walking Blood Bank of the Cold War
During the Cold War era, the United States developed comprehensive emergency medical response plans to address potential disasters, including nuclear attacks or other large-scale emergencies. Let's learn about one of the most interesting plans.
This class is taught in English.
I am a lover of history, the more obscure the better. This class explores stories surrounding war that are not widely known about. I am excited to share my passion for history with those that engage with me.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
In this class, aspects of war will be presented. Therefor, there will be discussion of death, including suicide, and destruction. We will not delve deeply into these aspects, but these types of things will be mentioned. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(308)
I am a mom of teenagers that lives in the Omaha, NE area. I homeschool/unschool my kids. We enjoy exploring the world, asking questions and then seeking out the answers, travel, reading, crafts, building forts, roller skating, dancing to loud... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $50 for all content
5 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 61 learners
Ages: 7-12

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