Deciphering History's Mysteries Part 1 Flex
If you love mysteries, the come and join us in this 8 week class, we will delve into 6 different mysteries from U.S. History, like the Great Chicago Fire and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and conduct our own investigations! #academic
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
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Completed by 11 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 8 weeks
No live meetings
There's something extra exciting when studying history and you stumble upon a mystery. In this class, we will be investigating some of the United States more well known unsolved "cold Cases". Every week, students will be presented with an outline of the case. We will discuss the evidence and theories that have been suggested in the Outschool classroom. Students will then examine both primary and secondary sources to arrive at what they consider the best theory as to what actually happened....
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to construct a case file for research and how to determine credible resources.
I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions. I have a passion for history, organization, reading, and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary. I am also an Outschool ACE Educator, which means that I continually seek out ways to improve my teaching skills and knowledge, as well as the learner experience. Some of the seminars/courses that I have attended in the past are: Foundations for Teaching and Learning About Native Americans; The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines; Using the “Diary of Anne Frank” to Amplify Students’ Voices; Painting a Just Picture – Art and Activism.
Learners will have 7 different "case files" to create. This will require research - reading, watching videos, possibly conducting interviews.
Worksheets and guidelines will be posted to class before the first day. Further research material will be furnished as the class progresses.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some of the topics may include violence and murder, theft, and conspiracy theories. The goal of this class is to have students examine the evidence in a logical, thought out manner, and have them assess them as a historian would. This class will utilize Youtube videos for sharing of lecture videos, as well as supplemental lessons. All Youtube videos are embedded into the Outschool platform. This class may also utilize Kahoot. Learners will be given a direct link and game pin to play.
Some of the sources used in this class are, but not limited to: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-or-who-caused-the-great-chicago-fire-61481977/ https://time.com/4055770/great-chicago-fire-origins/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/chicago-fire-1871-and-great-rebuilding/print/ https://www.greatchicagofire.org/oleary-legend/ https://www.ameliaearhart.com/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/will-search-for-amelia-earhart-ever-end-180953646/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/amelia-earhart-disappearance-theories-spd https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-27/the-five-main-theories-behind-the-amelia-earhart-mystery/11046462 https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/what-happened-to-amelia-earhart https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20191127/conspiracy-crash-and-capture-5-theories-about-amelia-earharts-disappearance Movie "The Conspirator" PG-13 (Please do not watch without talking to your parents) Mary Surratt - Innocent or Guilty? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDcV4Rpnx0I&t=3272s Retrial of Mary Surratt - https://www.c-span.org/video/?301727-1/trial-mary-surratt Was Mary Surratt innocent or guilty? https://www.catholicherald.com/news/local_news/was_mary_surratt_innocent_or_guilty_/ The boarding house - https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-mary-surratt-boarding-house-washington-dc https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/db-cooper-hijacking https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/d-b-cooper/ https://www.history.com/news/db-cooper-case-fbi-letters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbUjuwhQPKs https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-8-most-intriguing-theories-about-skyjacker-d-b-coo-1699652025 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbpWfFuKBU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejaYI_-KH4s https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-19th-century-axe-murderer-lizzie-borden-was-found-not-guilty-180972707/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lizzie-borden-accused-killer-axe-48-hours/ https://lizzie-borden.com/ https://famous-trials.com/lizzieborden/1437-home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6VKFYdUrfg https://www.history.com/news/bigfoot-legend-newspaper https://mil.wa.gov/the-legend-of-bigfoot https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/bigfoot_sasquatch_legend/#.YMoAj5NKgjg https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/curators-choice/tracking-legend-bigfoot https://westportlibrary.libguides.com/bigfoot https://www.livescience.com/24598-bigfoot.html https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/05/fbi-tested-bigfoot-hair-in-1970s-government-documents-show.html https://www.outsideonline.com/2097161/10-most-convincing-bigfoot-sightings https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/so-the-fbi-released-some-bigfoot-files-what-are-the-chances-the-sasquatch-is-real https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/world/new-plant-animal-species-2019-scn/index.html https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22202733/2020-new-species https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54894681
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." Theodore Roosevelt
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