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Disney Time-Travelers: The History and Anthropology Behind the Movies (Ongoing)

Each week, young historians will travel back in time to soak up the true world history, anthropology, geography, and mythology that inspired an animated movie (Medieval Scotland, Norse Mythology, Ancient Polynesia, and more!)
Kelsey Cotton
283 total reviews for this teacher
22 reviews for this class
Completed by 286 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Thu Aug 11

Meets Once per week
2:30pm - 3:20pm
4 learners enrolled

Next on Tue Aug 23

Meets Once per week
11:10pm - 12am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

Learners will develop a deeper understanding of the true world history, anthropology, and stories that inspired various animated movies.
I am certified to teach history, anthropology/culture, and social studies to students grades K-8. I have taught these subjects for over 5 years including units on indigenous peoples, and have extensive knowledge in the subjects of history and social studies. I believe that it is extremely important for children to learn about diverse cultures and to broaden their world view. In all of my history and anthropology lessons, all cultures are always presented in an unbiased, non-stereotypical light, showcasing multiple viewpoints.
Near the end of each class, we will begin an art project tied to the history of the movie to help students remember what they learned. Learners may finish their project after each week's class if they so choose. 
Easily accessible art supplies will be needed each week. Most projects allow flexibility for what you have available including colored pencils, markers, crayons, or water color paints. Blank paper will also be needed, however I will often include printable templates that students can choose to use to help them with the foundation of their art piece.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
-Often, Disney takes artistic license with its portrayal of history and culture. We will be analyzing the true history of the time periods and people and comparing it against Disney's versions. I believe it is important for children to learn the true history behind the events and groups of people portrayed in the movies they watch. In all of my history and anthropology lessons, all cultures are always presented in an unbiased, non-stereotypical light, showcasing multiple viewpoints.
-Several Disney movies depict battles, wars, and other heavy topics. We will discuss the history of these battles and times in history in an age appropriate manner, while still staying true to history.


Kelsey CottonHistory Lover, Dancer, Lifelong Learner
283 total reviews
120 completed classes

About Me

Hello fellow Learners, Explorers, Makers, and Doers!

I am a certified educator turned homeschool mom. I have never been your typical "by-the-book" teacher. I am all about fun, movement, creativity, art, and making learning interesting. I have... 
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