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Chasing Dr. King's Killer

Mr. Marshall
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr's Assassin #academic

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
This class is taught in English.
By the end of two class periods students should have a basic familiarity with Dr. King's work, his life and legacy, and his assassination and the hunt for James Earl Ray his killer. 
I have now taught some 80 learners on Outschool, and this is the third such course that involves an assassination. This adds natural drama to the lesson, but it is also instructive as to the challenges facing our country even today, with the recent Capitol Insurrection. Prior to Outschool, I taught college students at Marymount California University. American History includes many sad chapters, with violence and genocide against American Indians, and racism against people of color such as African Americans in the South and Japanese Americans during World War II. I exercise sensitivity in my approach to these topics and avoid gratuitous sources. I also have a master's degree from Pepperdine University (2010), so I was taught these same subject by my professors there, and also instructed in the approach to difficult topics. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
The only measure of this will be the class discussion and the Kahoots. The class will be taught more in a seminar format with question and answers rather than a lecture. Students should come prepared to engage in a dialogue with me and with their classmates.
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 3 files available upon enrollment
This PBS American Experience clip would be an example of a video presented in my class: https://www.pbs.org/video/memphis-ride-through-memphis-hytkpo/ Another type of film clip I would use would be short overviews for student's who have not read about the subject. This history.com video would be in that category: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr-assassination
This is a shocking set of events by nature because it concerns an assassination and violence against the civil rights movement by police and society at-large in the South. Sensitive learners should be aware of this beforehand. 
Chasing King's Killer as well as other websites such as Britannica.com and History.com. Short video clips from reputable sources such as PBS are also used. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
Homeschoolers welcome! 

I offer interactive and fun social studies and history classes for learners from 8 to 18. Most of my classes are based on a high-quality Young Adult history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
2-7 learners per class

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