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

Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(288)
Students will dive into several of history's strange, weird, and unsolved true crimes in this 5-day camp class

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
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.
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.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(288)
I have been a high school music teacher for nineteen years, and a high school history and English teacher for the last fifteen years. In that time, I have taught a wide variety of classes including Percussion Methods, Geography, U.S. History, AP... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
4-10 learners per class

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