Social Studies

Design Your Own Utopia by Exploring Elements of Society and Dystopian Stories!

In this 4-week course, we will explore some popular utopian and dystopian stories, analyze the elements present in those societies, and imagine our own utopian worlds.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

12-15

year olds

2-8

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology and am currently in a graduate program for Anthropology. Under the guidance of my professors, I regularly read and analyze literature about different types of governments, economies, and social systems. This academic work guides how I teach students to analyze dystopian stories and elements of society. 

I also have 20+ hours of training on cross-cultural communication, building empathy for youth, and social justice in education through my university, CSULB, and the organization Facing History and Ourselves.  
Learners may need to finish their planning and project at home if it's not done in class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will be encouraged to be creative and empathetic when creating their utopia. Discussions of current politics will be redirected. The focus of this course is on possible futures.

Teacher

Kim N DohnerExperienced English and History Teacher
34 total reviews
55 completed classes

About Me

***I am currently only scheduling classes based on parent requests. If you like one of my classes, send a request! ***

Hello, my name is Kim Dohner. I have been teaching English and History for 7 years. I taught in classrooms for five years... 
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