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English

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club! Mystery of the Maya

In this class, we will travel back in time to Ancient Mayan Society to find our lost friend!
Morgan Bender, M.A.
43 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
9-12
year olds
2-6
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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Description

Class Experience

The goal of this class is to work on reading comprehension as well as teamwork.  These types of books require the student to comprehend the adventure throughout the book and not just one chapter.  This class requires the students to discuss the next path that should be taken, emphasizing the need to properly discuss ones opinion.  Lastly, throughout this adventure, the students will learn more about Mayan society.
I have been fascinated with archaeology and ancient civilizations since I was a child.  My parents encouraged me to follow my passion throughout my life.  I now have my Masters in archaeology and work in the field that I love.  It is now my turn to pass on my passion to another group of kids.  I have traveled to archaeological sites in the United States as well as in Europe, from the Coliseum in Rome to Ephesus in Turkey.  Therefore, as an archaeologist, I love reading about all civilizations, old and new.  Aside from my personal interest in Mayan Civilization, I worked at Kumon Learning Center for over a year, assisting children pre-K - 12 on comprehension and pronunciation.  This has allowed me to learn how to teach students of all ages and reading levels.  Furthermore, I have coached athletes K-12 for over 8 years and I understand the importance of working together.  This class will encompass my expertise in both areas to ensure a successful class!
There will be no homework for this class, students are encouraged to not read ahead.
Mystery of the Maya: Choose Your Own Adventure by R.A. Montgomery ($10 on Amazon)
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Morgan Bender, M.A.Professional Archaeologist
43 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hello! A little about me, I have my BA in Anthropology/ Sociology in a minor in Classical History/ Language (i.e.: Ancient Greek Language, Greek and Roman History).  I also have my Masters in Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology.  For my thesis,... 
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