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Book Club - Little House #3 - Little House on the Prairie

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Carol Burns PhD, ACE Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(262)
In this 9 week class, students will discuss Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Woven throughout the discussion there will be activities, games, songs, and recipes, as well as a historical and geographical perspective!

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Homework Offered
Please read chapters 1-3 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 4-6 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 7-9 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 10-12 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 13-15 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 16-18 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 19-21 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 22-24 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 25-26 BEFORE class!
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Student need a copy of Little House on the Prairie to begin their reading BEFORE CLASS! This can be an ebook, library book or their own copy. The audiobooks are also excellent, although I highly recommend students have a book.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
These books take place in the late 1800's and early 1900's and discuss themes and practices that were common for the Ingalls family in that time period..... hunting, raising animals for food, and religious practices such as Christmas, reading the Bible, strict obedience to parents, and keeping the Sabbath.

Particularly in this book, but a few other mentions throughout this series require critical analysis and the following areas of concern will be addressed in class: inaccurate descriptions of historical events, racism, stereotypes, cultural inaccuracies, harmful and inaccurate descriptions of Native Americans, racist/stereotypical imagery, and biased perspectives. This book does provide excellent conversation points, as the Ingalls family experience a paradigm shift over time throughout the story. We will discuss all of this throughout the class. 

Teacher Carol has a PhD in pedagogy and history, with a Master’s in Cultural Studies. One of my  core values is to teach the true and accurate version of history I was not taught as a child. Racism or racial stereotypes is never acceptable to me, and neither is a white-washed version of American History. 
https://libguides.mnhs.org/war1862/primary
https://www.usdakotawar.org/stories
https://cla.umn.edu/chgs/holocaust-genocide-education/resource-guides/us-dakota-war-1862
https://video.tpt.org/video/tpt-documentaries-dakota-conflict/
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(262)
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Carol Burns is an experienced classroom teacher with 37 years of experience teaching and working with children in a variety of settings including public school, charter school, children’s church, Awana and youth group leading, camp program... 
Group Class

$100

for 9 classes
1x per week, 9 weeks
40 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
3-6 learners per class

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