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Social Studies

Bloody History: Pirates, Witches, & Vikings (Semester Long)

Get hooked on history with fascinating legends, histories, and trivia that will challenge what you know about pirates, witches, & vikings.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
215 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 14 weeks
11-14
year olds
3-5
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will practice and perfect the following: 
listening in class to mini-lectures
note taking with handouts
reviewing notes 
giving answers in class based on notes
taking mini-informal quizzes using notes
learning new academic vocabulary:
                    archeological evidence
                    evidence based conjecture
                    hypothesis
                    ethnobotanists
learning not only history--but what historians do and the different kinds of history that cross disciplines
My desire is to hook learners on history, by presenting captivating people and relay how history from the past present us with an understanding of today.  As a college rhetoric instructor I've found that students will learn very challenging material if they are able to present to me what they already know and either challenge or build upon that knowledge. Moreover, I frame learning about history by teaching students how to become mini-academics and look at anecdotal evidence using some of the very basic skills a scientist or historian would use. Students will become active learners as they attempt to use these skills to figure out why people thought witches cast dangerous spells and hexes--and why they thought these spells worked.
Students are encouraged to continue filling out handouts at the end of class if they haven't been able to finish taking notes during class.  
Every day students will be provided with a handout that will help them to take notes. If they can, students should print out these handouts and have them ready for each class.
Each morning after the first day there is a quiz in which two teams compete for a daily team winner and an overall team winner for the week. Students can earn points for their team with each right answer they deliver from their notes.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
None. We will stay away from anything really graphic about witch burnings and viking violence.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Teacher

Leeyanne Moore MFA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
215 total reviews
145 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark.  I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide... 
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