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Dark History: True and Terrible History

This ongoing course is for students who want to learn the dark history that is not traditionally taught.
Nicole Pauling AcademyofWonder History FNAF Games
704 total reviews for this teacher
60 reviews for this class
Completed by 355 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Students will expand their knowledge of history, even the gruesome aspects of it and have a chance to learn the context in which these stories took place. 
I have a very diverse background but have always been interested in and moved by the plights of marginalized groups and have worked and volunteered extensively within those communities for the past 30+ years. My degrees are in Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Women's studies and all of those things do show up in this class. I have been involved with journalism since I was in the 7th grade and have written for 7 newspapers. 

Some expertise areas that are utilized in this class are: 
25 years of research skills.
Sociology and psychology degrees to understand individual behavior, development, and cultural phenomena. 
SART responder (Sexual Assault Response Training-I did hospital visits to ensure that criminal evidence was properly documented in rape cases). I also photographed victims of domestic violence and documented injuries for court cases. Additionally, I manned the phone banks for emergency calls and did outreach work and trainings on college campuses.
I have taught classes on consent and safety. 
I have my Common Sense Media teacher certification for teaching students Internet Safety. 
I have raised 19 foster children and have extensive training. Many of my children are from traditionally marginalized groups. 
I ran a group home.
I ran a sexual assault shelter. 
I have written about diversity for over 25 years. 
I have run, organized, and fundraised for diversity issues for over 22 years. 
I am currently on the board of a local hospital to ensure equal access to medical treatment for minority groups and that research studies actively work to include under represented minorities. 
I am a member of the Black Collegiates and have received rewards for my work. Yes, I am white I am a firm believer that black lives matter and both spoke and protested last year. 
I am currently enrolled to get my master's degree in Education. 
I have training in issues of indigenous peoples and have also worked to help create a history book detailing the discrimination and outright destruction of indigenous culture.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Warning: This class is meant to be scary. I will go out of my way every week to present scary events from history.
This class is NOT for everyone.
You should be a fan of scary stories, movies, or shows to take this class.
I may use violent or graphic videos. There may be swearing, brief nudity, or dead bodies.
There will 100% be stories that are scary or disturbing. 
There will be stories about people who have died.
There will be stories about people who have been killed.
There will be stories about the people doing the killing.
There are stories where people are assaulted, sometimes sexually. 
Many of the stories will be psychologically horrifying more than "Boo" horrifying. 
There may be cussing. 

Stories may have: cannibalism, experiments, child death, diseases, plagues, serial killers, assaults, and more.  
Please check the main page to see if you want your child attending specific classes. 
I use many sources for this class and research. In the past year alone I have done over 800 hours of history based research and actually discovered that 2 historical ideas were actually not true based on primary source documentation. In addition, I have been doing research and writing for over 25 years including interviewing Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners, and writing detailed articles about their work. I spend between 6-10 hours a week on every history class I run. I watch news programs, documentaries, read diary entries, read historical accounts, look at academic writings. While this class uses a lot of video documentation I also narrow that down to try to take complex issues and make them digestible and understandable in a short amount of time.

Offered by

Nicole Pauling AcademyofWonder History FNAF Games
Lives in the United States
Interesting History Classes, FNAF Clubs, Minecraft, and Art
704 total reviews
474 completed classes

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"Academy of Wonder is a small family business made of teachers." -Nicole Pauling

Our classes are: 
*Created for all learners including diverse learners
*Not typically found in other school settings
*Crafted around student needs and... 
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