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Ecosocial Justice Club: A Current Events Discussion Group for Young Historians

This club is for students who have completed or are enrolled in my middle and high school level history and social studies classes to discuss current events through an ecosocial justice lens and as the present connects to the past.
Beth Foster
286 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 6 learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
25 minutes per class
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Class Experience

The goal of the club is to provide a space for learners to examine current events within an ecosocial justice framework and draw historical connections. 
I am currently enrolled in my final course through the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History master of arts in American history program. In addition, I have bachelor of arts degrees in English, journalism, and political science. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political controversies for both teen and adults participants. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for the past five years. I was also a newspaper reporter and editor for 15 years. 
Some weeks, I may post an article or video link for students to review before the club meeting about the topic we will be discussing. 
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The content covered in this class may include colonization, slavery, genocide, war, disease, death, sexual assault and exploitation, and oppression. Students will learn about the experiences of people of different religions, races, genders, sexes, and sexual orientations. Students will be encouraged to make connections and this will lead to conversations about current political debates and historical controversies. My objective is to facilitate a civil, thoughtful, learner-led conversation in which students arrive at connections through their own analysis. This class is not available for learners younger than age 12, even if they are advanced, because of age-appropriateness of the content. 


Beth Foster
Lives in the United States
The Foster Woods Folk School, Teaching the Humanities Within an EcoSocial Justice Framework
286 total reviews
225 completed classes

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From ancient times, humans have used stories to better understand themselves and their place in the universe. Stories explain our past and how we can create a better time and world for ourselves and those who will come after us. This is the heart... 
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