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Social Studies

Crime of the Centuries: The Weirdest Heists in History (Camp)

Students will dive into several of history's strange, weird, and unsolved true crimes in this 5-day camp class
Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
227 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

This class is taught in English.
I have been an Advanced Placement World & European History teacher at a traditional high school for thirteen years, and have taught history classes on Outschool since the spring of 2020. I have a wealth of experience working with students across a wide array of age ranges and backgrounds.
4 hours 10 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This course will discuss the committing of criminal acts, including murder. However, the course will focus on the historical context surrounding the events and will avoid graphic descriptions or depictions of killing or harm.
These sources represent material used by the instructor to prepare for the course as well as potential further reading:

On Giulia Tofana:
Women's Lives in Medieval Europe by Emilie Amt
"Aqua Tofana: slow-poisoning and husband-killing in 17th century Italy" by Mike Dash

On Rasputin:
A Treasury of Royal Scandals by Michael Farquhar
To Kill Rasputin by Andrew Cook
The Last Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky

On the Gardner Heist:
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian

On the Santa Claus Robbery:
"Santa Claus Bank Robbery" by Walt F Pilcher, Texas State Historical Association.
"The Night the Posse Chased Santa" by Maggie Van Ostrand

Contemporary news articles on Vassilis Palaiokostas:
 "Industrialist's abductors nabbed". Athens News Agency. 2008-08-21.
"Paleokostas repeats helicopter escape". Athens News Agency. 2009-02-22
Prison break repeat shocks Greece". BBC. 2009-02-22.


Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Teaching Art, History, and Music!
227 total reviews
85 completed classes

About Me

I have been a high school music teacher for seventeen years, and a high school history and English teacher for the last thirteen years. In that time, I have taught a wide variety of classes including Percussion Methods, Geography, U.S. History, AP... 
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