Dark History: True and Terrible History
Academy of Wonder History FNAF Internet Safety
This ongoing course is for students who want to learn the dark history that is not traditionally taught. #history #academic
US Grade 9 - 12
Do you love history but also wonder about the stories that are often left out? These are all subjects that are awkward because they involve murder, lies, rape, governments being terrible, betrayals, and everything between. I will present these true stories from history as accurately as possible. I put a lot of time and research into each class to present them accurately. I will also try to list trigger warnings at the beginning of class so students have mental time to prepare for what they...
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 have 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.
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Warning: This class is meant to be dark, and horrible, and scary, and disturbing. History is often actually all of those things. 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. Religion is often involved in history and terrible things that happened and that will be discussed when appropriate. Many of the stories will be psychologically horrifying more than "Boo" horrifying. Stories may have: religious references, cannibalism, experiments, child death, diseases, plagues, serial killers, assaults, lgbtq or racial focus, and more. Please check the main description 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.
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1x per week
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Completed by 621 learners
Live video meetings
3-18 learners per class