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Cultural Corner World Study: Catching Carmen Around the Globe!!

Class
ERICA WARD
Average rating:
5.0
Number of reviews:
(79)
Star Educator
Series covering the Countries across the world. We will discuss fun facts, flags, culture, and the diversity and origins of each country's people.

Class Experience

  • Students will improve their understanding of the world and cultures around them
My family is of  mixed Caribbean background originating from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and France. I grew up in a very mixed Afro-Caribbean/ American household, as my dad is from the island of Dominica and my mom was born and raised in the US. My family is spread across the islands, Africa, France, as well as the Americas. My parents often spoke in African and Caribbean parables, we ate what people would consider exotic foods, our culture was different. I learned the beauty of language and culture, as my family is bilingual (French and English)

I love poetry, art,  music and different expressions of the human cultural experience!!! In my spare time I paint a lot! A lot can be learned through the music and artistic expression of people around the world.

Teaching is my passion, and for the past 22 years, I have been lucky to do what I love. I teach 3 classes totaling about 90 teenagers daily. I run a Multi-Cultural Homeschooling Group of over 200 families where I teach children ages 8-12 a variety of subjects. I am also a full-time homeschooling mom to my amazing 11-year-old daughter.
 
I have a passion to share what I know! In my classes I provide extraordinary experiences through unique use of humor and video during lessons making learning fun in our relaxed classroom setting.

I am always excited to learn new things! The best investment you can make is the one you make in yourself! I work consistently to improve my skills, and continuing professional training is absolutely an integral part.  Every year I take advanced instructor training courses to stay abreast of the current teaching methods and techniques available to prepare for fantastic individual learning opportunities. I pride myself on this. 
Though this class will be light hearted in nature, mention of the slave trade, indentured servants and independence wars may be necessary for kids to understand how so many diverse people ended up in the Caribbean. I will absolutely keep it light and to a minimum.

Fast paced. High energy! Notes will have to be taken! Some of my class sizes are larger, it keeps the energy going and gives ease to shy students. Please make sure you are ok with the class size BEFORE registering! (FYI, I have ALWAYS taught larger classes and am very skilled at teaching and controlling large groups of 20- 30 students daily for the last 23 years, so this is a breeze, they are in good hands!)



Additional Info:

Discounted enrollments are not eligible for pausing or unenrolling. If you pause more than once for any reason, you can continue the class of course, but will have to go back to full price. If you Unenroll, you will have to go back to full price. **No transfers.

Please don't miss a payment. Outschool runs payments once a week (usually on Sundays) If you miss a payment you must go back to full price. With so many students and parents, it creates a ton of work creating new links every week for those who missed payments. I can no longer do it. 

Please also note that pausing does not hold a seat in Outschool's system. 

New discounts are not for existing students. New discounts are for students new to the class ONLY. (**No transfers).

One discounted seat per family, other seats must be at regular price (unless you ask me ahead of time, those I will honor)

f you have a DISCOUNTED ENROLLMENT, but your learner has missed 3 classes or more, I have to give the spot to another learner that is waitlisted to come. Spots are scarce, the class is full, and there are others who want to participate.


Student learners can use the same screen, but must be enrolled separately in the class and have their own learner profile with Outschool.

Please be mindful that I do strictly follow the refund policy outlined by Outschool as it pertains to the class. If you are beyond the window for a refund, reach out to me and, as a courtesy, I will try to see if I can assist in another way. However, there is no guarantee that another arrangement can be reached. 

Most of you know me well by now and see my heart. I am very nice. But we also have to be mindful that we are not taking advantage of one another :)




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa
https://www.britannica.com/place/Africa
https://wonderfulwanderings.com/Africa
https://www.usafricatrade.org/facts-about-africa/
https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/africa-human-geography/
https://www.capeverde.co.uk/
https://kids.britannica.com/
https://wonderfulwanderings.com/10-interesting-facts-about-the-caribbean-islands/
https://www.britannica.com/place/Caribbean-Sea
https://greenglobaltravel.com/facts-about-caribbean-culture-and-history/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean
Joined August, 2023
5.0
79reviews
Star Educator
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Hello, and welcome! My students (and friends) call me Ms. Erica! I am an ACE Educator on Outschool!

My classes are as unique as I am! I have big red hair, and a bigger personality that comes through in my instruction. My teaching style is quick,... 
Group Class

$13

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
2-18 learners per class

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